Arizona Theatre Company’s ‘Cabaret’
Jan. 4-5; 7-12; 15-19 and 22-26
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
This musical tells the tale of American author Cliff Bradshaw and his encounter with cabaret performer Sally Bowles and the world of the Kit Kat Club. When Sally is fired by the club’s owner, who is also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and they fall in love with each other. But the Nazis take control of the German government and the lives and atmosphere of the Kit Kat Club and Cliff and Sally change dramatically. For tickets, visit herbergertheater.org.
Special Engagement: ‘Songbirds Together’
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
110 E. Roosevelt St.
Popular vocalists Judy Roberts and Rebecca Kilgore will perform with Greg Fishman on saxophone and Tom Wakeling on bass. Roberts is known for her international recordings and concert performances. Kilgore loves to preserve and interpret the music of the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $49 for VIP seats, $39 for preferred guests; $29 for the general public and $6 for students ages 25 and younger with ID. For tickets, visit thenash.org.
West by Northwest Jazz Coffee House Series Concerts
6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
Nelson Hall at Beatitudes Church
555 W. Glendale Ave.
West by Northwest, a band of Jason Carder on trumpet, Angelo Versace on piano, Tom Wakeling on bass and Dom Moio on drums, will perform jazz tunes of the past, present and future. The group has a hard-swinging and adventurous style that gets toes tapping. There is a $5 suggested donation. To learn more, visit beatitudeschurch.org or call 602-264-1221.
Nancy Elliott and Stewart MacDougall
3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Elliott, a cowgirl, writes and sings music of the Sonoran Desert and Southwest with some tall tales and poems merged into the tunes. MacDougall, a Canadian singer/songwriter, performed keyboard and vocal work with Laura Vinson, k.d. Lang, Ian Tyson and musicians before pursuing a solo career. Tickets are $20 each. Purchase them at the center’s gift shop by calling 602-343-5125 or through the PayPal account at saveour mountains.org/support (with a $5 surcharge).
The Phoenix Symphony’s ‘Cirque Cinderella’
203 W. Adams St.
Resident conductor Matthew Kasper will guide The Phoenix Symphony as Troupe Vertigo performs a reimagined version of the fairytale “Cinderella.” The audience will hear Prokofiev’s score as aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, hula-hoops and strong men move on the stage. For times and tickets, visit phoenixsymphony.org.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27
Beth El Congregation
1118 West Glendale Ave.
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the public is invited to hear guitarist Carlo Fierens perform the music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 – 1968), who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism. Fierens will be joined by Cantor Jonathan Angress and pianist Daniel Kurek. Beth El congregant Arnie Wininger will recount how he survived the Holocaust while hiding in Italy. For more information, call Alicia Moskowitz at (602) 944-3359, ext. 109.
Tom Chapin Concert Evening
8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1
Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse
1702 E. Glendale Ave.
See music-maker Chapin, winner of three GRAMMY awards, perform up close in this intimate setting. This singer/songwriter/guitarist’s career has covered five decades and 26 albums. Chapin has performed as a contemporary folk artist and a pioneer in the children’s music field. Tickets are $22 each for general admission, or $20 each if you buy five or more tickets, not including service fees. . For tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com.