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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, June 11-16; Photo by Joan Marcus
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, June 11-16; Photo by Joan Marcus

June 11 – 16

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket’s bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams as Roald Dahl’s treasured tale comes to the stage with songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping new score. Call for times and ticket prices.

ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ, 85281

asugammage.com

June 13

Luke Bryan

The country artist’s career has skyrocketed the past few years with such hits as “Fast,” “Play It Again,” “Crash My Party,” “Strip It Down,” “Drink a Beer,” “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” and “Most People Are Good.” Cole Swindell and Jon Langston are special guests on the Sunset Repeat Tour. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

ak-chinpavilion.com

June 14 – 30

Freaky Friday

A mother and daughter find there is nothing like walking a mile (or more) in someone else’s body to break down barriers and build up empathy. Based on the celebrated novel and hit Disney film, the hilarious musical is presented by Valley Youth Theatre. Call for times and ticket prices. 602-253-8188

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

herbergertheater.org

June 16

Jennifer Lopez

The global powerhouse turns 50 this year, ringing in the milestone with her first tour in six years. It’s My Party: The Live Celebrationfeatures the singer’s signature show-stopping choreography, wardrobe, set design and dancers, plus a nonstop party mix of new and classic J.Lo songs, including “On the Floor,” “Papi,” “Jenny from the Block,” “Let’s Get Loud,” “If You Had My Love” and “Dance Again.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

talkingstickresortarena.com

June 19

Hootie & The Blowfish

The multiplatinum band featuring frontman and country star Darius Rucker returns from a lengthy hiatus for its Group Therapy Tour. Fans can expect a rich set list that includes such hits as “Time,” “Let Her Cry,” “Only Wanna Be with You” and “Hold My Hand” paired with songs from its new album. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

ak-chinpavilion.com

June 22

Santana

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his band perform passion-filled songs from their 40-year career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural. The Doobie Brothers are special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

ak-chinpavilion.com

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