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‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’
The Second City
Jan. 2-20
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
With Valentine’s Day looming, February is a month that makes us all take stock in our love lives. “It’s Not You, It’s Me” is an improvised adventure into the modern dating scene and the age-old phenomenon that is falling in love. Tickets are $26 to $86, fees included. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/secondcity.

‘The Music Man’
Arizona Theatre Company
Jan. 5-27, 2019
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
The story of Harold Hill – the double-shuffle, two-bit, thimble-rigger con artist who rolls into River City station one hot Iowa summer. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, “The Music Man” is American musical theater at its best. Tickets are $46 to $86 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘A Jewish Night on Broadway’
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Beth El Phoenix
1118 W. Glendale Ave.
Starring Jonathan Angress, Cantor, and Charlotte Maltby, Broadway actress. Three price levels of seating available. For tickets, visit www.tinyurl.com/y7xg2y4t.

‘Out of Africa’ Art Show
5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
VALLEYLIFE
1142 W. Hatcher Road
Phil Mastores and his wife, Sarah, captured many amazing photos of the villagers and wildlife they encountered during a month traveling across Africa. Enjoy a presentation and slideshow, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Framed photos will be available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to VALLEYLIFE. RSVP to Margaret Stephens-Reed at 602-331-2414 or via e-mail at mreed@valleylifeaz.org by Jan. 11.

‘Hostage’
iTheatre Collaborative
Jan. 18-Feb. 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Based on the true events of 1979 when students in Tehran took over the American Embassy. The play imagines what happened when mother and son were reunited, and the consequences the mother faced when she returned home and was suddenly suspect in her own country. Tickets are $27.50 general admission plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Helen Peel Memorial Organ Concert-**CANCELLED
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-254-7126
Janette Fishell is this year’s featured artist. professor of organ and chair of the organ department at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She regularly performs in many of the greatest concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Admission is free. Visit http://trinitymusicaz.org.

‘Jersey Boys’
Jan. 23-March 10
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
This Tony Award winner for Best Musical tells the origin story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as they rose from blue-collar boys to doo-wop sensations. Tickets are $61 to $91, fees included. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/jersey.

‘The Secret Comedy of Women’
Playhouse Productions Inc.
Jan. 23-Feb. 24
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
An original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is an examination of all things girly. Tickets are $54-$62 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’
American Theatre Guild
Jan. 25-27
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
Follow the transformation of sorority president Elle Woods. Woods set out on a mission to win the love of her life back whilst tackling the air-head stereotype which has been branded onto her. Matinees available Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $40.25-$80.25 plus fees. Visit https://phoenix.ticketforce.com and select the Orpheum Theatre under venue.

NOTE-POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 22:
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
https://heard.org
The revamped exhibit at the museum reopens after being updated from its 2000 initial installation. It explores the efforts of the U.S. government, during the 19th and 20th centuries, to educate and assimilate American Indian students through the controversial and often tragic practice of removing children from their families and forcibly placing them in distant residential schools. It includes new works of art, archival material, first-person interviews and interactive elements. The exhibit will remain up indefinitely.

‘Waiting for Henson’
All Puppet Players
Feb. 1-23
Playhouse on the Park,
Central Arts Plaza
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
This nonsensical original show abandons logical construction, rational thought, and intellectually usable arguments to prove that irrationality, self-awareness, and puppets are a lethal combination when someone tries to assign meaning to them. Tickets are $26 general admission, $55 VIP. Visit allpuppetplayers.com.

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