Friday, September 19, 2014


Group Free

Through September 13
Annie Get Your Gun
Sharpshooter Frank Butler and the spirited Annie Oakley navigate between their competitive sides and their blossoming love for each other in this award-winning musical. Call for times and ticket prices. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale,, 480-314-0841.

Through September 14
The Three Little Pigs
There’s a whole lot of huffing and puffing going on in this classic story about the dangers of shoddy home construction. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix,, 602-262-2050.

Through September 21
Alice in Wonderland
Alice explores a zany wonderland in an original adaptation of this pop-culture favorite, featuring music and lyrics by Gerry Cullity. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-483-1664.

September 1-30
Arizona Science Center
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, through Sept. 1; and National Geographic Earth Explorers, Sept 21-Jan. 4. The center also boasts more than 300 hands-on exhibits in five themed galleries, plus live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, 602-716-2000.

September 1-30
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Focusing on learning through play, the museum offers hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from birth to age 10, with an emphasis on early childhood education and school readiness. Tu-Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $11 (free, first Friday of month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.). 215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix,, 602-253-0501.

September 1-30
i.d.e.a. Museum
Interactive activities are a hallmark of this facility, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination. Bon Voyage! Art Goes on Vacation, through Sept. 14, focuses on the role that art plays in all facets of life, culture and adventure throughout many parts of the globe. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $8. 150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa,, 480-644-2468.

September 2-28
Tales from the Arabian Nights
A sultan, bewitched by a magic sword, decrees that he will marry a new bride every evening and chop off her head the next morning. To save her neck, the clever Scheherazade begins telling her husband a tale each night that is never quite completed by dawn. The play is staged by Theater Works. Call for times and ticket prices. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, 623-815-7930.

September 5-21
Rugrats: A Live Adventure
Focusing on life from a baby’s point of view, this musical theater production features all of the characters from the Nickelodeon classic – live and in diapers. F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $14. Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale,, 602-843-8318.

September 7-October 12
Charlotte’s Web
Childsplay presents this timeless story about an endearing piglet in grave danger of ending up as pork chops, and a wise and winsome spider who becomes his true friend. Call for times and ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe,, 480-350-2822.

September 12-21
Into the Woods
Beloved fairy tales are interwoven throughout this funny and poignant musical exploration about wishes, family and the choices we make. The production is staged by Greasepaint Youtheatre. F-Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12-$17. Stagebrush Theater, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, 480-330-5918.

September 17-October 5
Baby Bear Goes to School
Baby Bear is excited about his first day of school in this charming musical show. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix,, 602-262-2050.

September 19-28
Peter Pan and Wendy
Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael in this adaptation of the classic tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up. F-Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $15, adults; $12, youth 17 and younger. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills,, 480-837-9661.

September 20
PBC Experience
Boys ages 7-13 learn to sing, read music and perform as Phoenix Boys Choir hosts this music day camp, which culminates in a short performance for parents and friends. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Phoenix Boys Choir, 1131 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix,, 602-264-5328.

September 20-November 14
Performing Arts Classes    
Valley Youth Theatre hosts a variety of eight-week classes for children ages 3-17 who want to be in theater, or simply improve confidence and public speaking skills. Call for times and prices. Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St., Phoenix,, 602-253-8188.

September 25-October 5
East Valley Children’s Theatre presents Wonderland! The Musical Adventures of Alice. The silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass is an upbeat, coming-of-age story featuring familiar characters, as well as dozens of new ones. Th-F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $15, adults; $11, children 17 and younger. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, 480-644-6500.

September 27-28
Mickey’s Music Festival
Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today as Mickey Mouse and friends rock the stage with stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Toy Story. Noon and 3 p.m. $22-$80. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.