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August 19-28
30-Year Retrospective
Fountain Hills Theater presents a nostalgic musical revue celebrating three decades of award-winning productions. The show features 30 of the company’s finest performers. Call for times and ticket prices. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, fhtaz.org, 480-837-9661.

Through August 6
Private Lives
Complications result when a couple — once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel — meet by chance and reignite the old spark. The revival of their fiery romance, alternating between heated rows and passionate reconciliations, reminds them that although they cannot live with each other, nor can they live without. Call for times. $20-$25. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.

Through August 20
West Side Story
Taking place on the streets of a New York City ghetto, this modern-day Romeo and Juliet explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs and lovers who cross racial/ethnic barriers. Call for times. $18-$28. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, haletheatrearizona.com, 480-497-1181.

August 11-September 17
Singin’ in the Rain
This lighthearted romantic comedy is set in 1920s Hollywood during the waning days of the silent film era. Call for times. $20-$25. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.

August 12-21
Scottsdale Cinematheque
Perfect for adventurous moviegoers and lovers of fine cinema, this ongoing series showcases new independent, foreign and art films not screened at other Valley theaters. This month’s film is Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart, a chilling chronicle that follows notorious serial killer Alain Lamare as he disturbed the peace and quiet of the Oise region of France from 1978 to 1979. F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Su, 2 p.m. $7. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

August 18-21
My Fair Lady
The cherished musical follows a Cockney flower peddler who is transformed into a lady by a snobbish speech teacher. The production is staged by Scottsdale Musical Theater Co. Call for times $32-$42. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, scottsdalemusicaltheater.com, 602-909-4215.

August 26-September 18
Pageant
This zany musical comedy puts a high-heeled drag spin on the competitive beauty pageant scene as six male performers flex their comedic muscles while vying for the glittering tiara. The audience chooses the winner each night, making each performance unique. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, azbroadway.org, 623-776-8400.

August 26-October 8
The Drowsy Chaperone
Described as “a love letter to musical comedy,” this celebrated production flashes back to song-and-dance musicals of yesteryear. Call for times and ticket prices. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, haletheatrearizona.com, 480-497-1181.