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‘Sisters in Law’
April 3-28
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
Based on the 2015 best-selling book of the same name by Linda Hirshman, this premiere play features the relationship between two U.S. Supreme Court justices who are polar opposites and also modern-day legends: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. Tickets are $41 to $101, fees included. Visit https://www.phoenixtheatre.com/ for tickets.

‘American Mariachi’
Arizona Theatre Company
April 4-21
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
A heartwarming and hilarious new comedy about music’s power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big. It features gorgeous live mariachi music that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step. Tickets are $41-$75 plus fees. Visit https://arizonatheatre.org.

‘A Fist Full of Puppets’
All Puppet Players
April 5-27
Playhouse on the Park,
Central Arts Plaza
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
A quick-draw competition sets the stage for a gaggle of homicidal maniacs and insane humans, all hoping for victory and unspoiled riches. Among them is a mysterious lady, with ties to the town and seeking vengeance. Tickets are $26-$55 including fees. Visit www.allpuppetplayers.com.

‘Reflections’ Concert
Phoenix Chorale
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-253-2224
Chorale rounds out its 60th season with Bach’s motet Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy), John Rutter’s jazz-influenced Birthday Madrigals and a variety of works new to the Chorale. Another concert takes place 6 p.m. Sunday at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr. Tickets start at $35 adults, $30 seniors & military, $15 for students. Visit www.phoenixchorale.org.

‘Simply Simone’
Black Theatre Troupe
April 12-28
Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
As one of the true divas of the 20th Century, vocal powerhouse Nina Simone defied classification and defined a generation. Four women give us an intimate look at her music and lay bare the rich legacy of this icon. Tickets are $38 plus fees. Visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

‘Alice in Wonderland’
Convergence Ballet Co.
April 12-14
Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N. 16th St.
602-957-3364, ext. 2
Take a journey through the looking glass as Alice discovers a strange and wonderful new world reimagined by Convergence Ballet. Family friendly. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 per child/student with valid ID. Visit www.convergenceballet.org.

‘American Voices’
Center Dance Ensemble
7 p.m. Thursday, April 18
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Original choreography inspired by American poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. High school students participating in the “Poetry Out Loud” Arizona State Competition also have been invited to present their poetry. Tickets are $9-$12 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Laser Spectacular Featuring the Music of Pink Floyd
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N. 16th St.
602-664-7777
Presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you’ve never seen before. Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey, driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-definition, large-screen video projection, and special lighting effects. Tickets are $12-$64 plus fees. Visit www.themadison.org.

Juni Fisher in Concert
3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
602-343-5125
Fisher was the first woman to win the National Cowboy Museum’s Wrangler Award in 2009 for her landmark CD, “Gone for Colorado,” which was also the 2009 Western Music Association (WMA) Album of the year. Tickets are $20 for this event and may be purchased at the NMVC Gift Shoppe. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.saveourmountains.org (click on DONATE button) with a surcharge of $5 per ticket purchased.

‘D.G.’
Scorpius Dance Theatre
April 25-May 4
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
The show is inspired by the dark and seductive novel by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. “D.G.” will feature dance, theater and aerial arts, as well as visual arts by a well-known Valley painter. Lust, greed, beauty, and the quest for eternal youth can create messy, blurred lines between good and evil. Tickets start at $25 (plus service fee). Visit www.scorpiusdance.com.

Illusionist Ivan Amodei
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Join master illusionist Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show, “Secrets & Illusions.” Tickets are $43-$79 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Urban Nocturnes Chamber Music Ensemble
4 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-254-7126
Performing Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 “Emperor,” Guillame Connesson’s Disco Toccata for clarinet and cello, and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115. Tickets are $15 general admission. A reception follows in the Olney Gallery. Parking is available in the garage just north of the Cathedral and on surrounding streets. Visit http://trinitymusicaz.org.

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