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www.SanTanSun.com Conversion Dance Project and the Houston-based Rednerrus Feil Dance Company.

multiple international award-winning soloist and a member of the Dover Quartet.

“Seussical the Musical,” Fri., Oct. 24, through Sun., Nov. 2, ST. See your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on stage, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and Jojo. The characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

“A Glorious Harmony,” Sun., Oct. 26, CCA. The Phoenix Youth Symphony, formed from the Valley’s top student instrumentalists, teams up with The Phoenix Boys Choir for an afternoon of amazing music.

“Viola Concerto,” Sun., Oct. 26, MN. Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt performs for the MusicaNova program. She is a

Emily Bear with Zuill Bailey, Thurs., Oct. 30, MAC. Composing since she was 3 years old, Emily Bear, now 12, has been called the next Mozart. The piano prodigy, who is mentored by the legendary producer Quincy Jones, performs an evening of unique and lively music. Ziggy Marley, Fri., Oct. 31, WHP. A sixtime Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley performs his signature reggae tunes. An Evening with Bill Cosby, Sat., Nov. 1, MAC. One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as “Fatherhood.” “One Drop of Love,” Sat., Nov. 1, MAC. A multimedia one-woman show produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and writer/performer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, it incorporates film, photographs and animation to examine how “race” has been constructed in the United States and how it can influence our most intimate relationships. Merle Haggard, Fri., Nov. 7, WHP. The Okie from Muskogee brings classic Americana to the stage with hits like “Workin’ Man Blues,” “Sing Me Back Home” and “Mamma Tried.” David Sedaris, Wed., Nov. 5, MAC. Sedaris brings his satire, keen observation, sardonic wit and incisive social critiques to the stage, slicing through euphemisms and political correctness.

LARRY THE CABLE GUY: Daniel Lawrence “Larry” Whitney, best known as Larry the Cable Guy, brings his unique brand of humor to the CCA stage on Sat., Oct. 18. Submitted photo

Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, Thurs., Nov. 6, through Sun., Nov. 9, SM. The Arizona Classic Jazz Society presents traditional jazz bands from all over the country in this celebration of the musical style.

October 18 - 31, 2014

ON STAGE VENUE INDEX CCA—Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler Tickets: (480) 782-2680, www. chandlercenter.org MAC—Mesa Arts Center One E. Main St., Mesa Tickets: (480) 644-6500, www. mesaartscenter.com MN—MusicaNova Central United Methodist Church 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix Tickets: (480) 585-4485, www. musicanovaaz.com S55—Space 55 636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix Tickets: (602) 663-4032, www.space55.org SDC—Sonoran Desert Chorale First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa and Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley Tickets: (480) 305-4538, www. sonorandesertchorale.org

Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers, Tues., Nov. 11, MAC. Perennial MAC favorite Vince Gill returns with a country music experience, opening and then joining some of Nashville’s finest studio musicians including Ranger Doug, Dawn Sears and fellow Country Music Hall of Famers Larry Franklin and Billy Thomas. The Time Jumpers are an 11-member band that has made major contributions across the country music industry for the last 30 years. “Nat Geo Live: Coral, Fire and Ice,” Wed., Nov. 12, MAC. Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes. “He Said-She Said,” Fri., Nov. 14, and Sat., Nov. 15, S55. An evening of solo performances by 10 Valley artists, responding to contemporary and timeless prompts to create 10 totally new and different responses. Jessica Lang Dance, Thurs., Nov. 20, MAC. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang

SM—San Marcos Golf Resort One San Marcos Pl., Chandler Tickets: (480) 620-3941, www. azclassicjazz.org ST—Stagebrush Theatre 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale Tickets: (480) 330-5918, www.greasepaint. org TCA—Tempe Center for the Arts 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe Tickets: (480) 350-2822, www.tca. ticketforce.com TT—Tuscany Theatre 861 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert Tickets: (480) 907-7050, www. tuscanytheatre.com VYT—Valley Youth Theatre 525 N. First St., Phoenix Tickets: (602) 253-8188, www.vyt.com WHP—Wild Horse Pass Ovations Showroom 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler Tickets: (520) 796-7777, www.wingilariver. com/wild-horse-pass

and her dance company transform classical ballet language and rigor into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging, contemporary works. The Tenors, Fri., Nov. 28, MAC. This group brings memorable melodies to the stage, blending classical music and contemporary pop. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sat., Nov. 29, WHP. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the nine-piece ensemble swings and parties on stage with its irresistible tunes and infectious energy. “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail,” Dec. 5 through Dec. 23, VYT. Join everyone’s favorite Pooh Bear, along with his friends Piglet, Eeyore and more as they bring a Christmas story to the stage for the holidays. “Rejoice and Sing!,” Sat., Dec. 6, and Sun., Dec. 7, SDC. Be a part of this annual tradition as the audience is invited to join the chorale in singing carols to celebrate the joys of the holiday season.

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