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A Rat Pack Christmas


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December 2
Andrea Bocelli
With a voice as recognizable as a signature, the blind Tuscany-born artist shows confidence and mastery in both classical and pop worlds. 7:30 p.m. $75-$355. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

December 4-5
Frankie Valli
The trademark falsetto who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons is hotter than ever thanks to the success of Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group. Fans can expect to hear hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” 8 p.m. $69-$129. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix,, 602-267-1600.

December 5
Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Martin Short stars at this benefit dinner gala for Scottsdale Cultural Council, which manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art. An energetic combination of songs, videos, bits and sketches, this musical evening of comedy showcases everything that Short does best, bringing together many of the characters who made him famous. 5 p.m. $500-$1,000. Concert only: 8:30 p.m., $109. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, 480-499-TKTS.

December 6
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Best-known for its remakes of classical Christmas songs, the rock orchestra presents its cherished yuletide story The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which incorporates progressive rock, symphonic metal, power metal and heavy metal, influenced by classical music. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $33.50-$68.50. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale,, 800-745-3000.

December 11-13
A Rat Pack Christmas
The Rat Pack is back for a concert of classic songs and holiday favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop. The production is staged by Theater League. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Su, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $35.25-$70.25. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix,, 800-776-7469.

December 12
So You Think You Can Dance
Top 10 finalists from the 12th season of this summer dance program take the stage – Gaby Diaz, Edson Juarez, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette from Team Stage; and Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, Jessica “JJ” Rabone and Jana “Jaja” Vankova from Team Street. 8 p.m. $38-$68. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

December 15
Brian Setzer Orchestra
The iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist blasts through Christmas classics, plus hits from his storied career, as his Christmas Rocks tour makes a stop in the Valley. 7:30 p.m. $61-$79. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix,, 602-267-1600.