October 29, 2011

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Tess Rafols interviews Executive Director Matt Lehrman about Theatre, Music, Dance, Art, Festivals & Cultural Attractions. This week features:

1)    Next Fall: presented by Actors Theatre at the Herberger Theater Center, open through Sunday, November 13. A huge hit on and off-Broadway last season, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and hailed “The best new American play of the Broadway Season,” Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment, and unconditional love.

2)    Dia de los Muertos Celebration: presented by Desert Botanical Garden, open today (Saturday, Oct. 29) and tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 30) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy entertainment that will bring the history of this holiday to life via song, dance, and storytelling, including food and a Mercado.     

3)    Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life through Music: presented by Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) from Saturday November 5 through Sunday November 6, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE with museum admission. Includes a community altar, a “cemetery” honoring famous American and Mexican musicians, special live performances by a variety of solo artists and bands, traditional Mercado filled with unique crafts and art, and Mexican-inspired food and drinks available for purchase.

4)    A Chorus Line: presented by Arizona Broadway Theatre, open through November 18, in Peoria, dinner theatre. The cast consists of 21 dancers chosen from more than 700 performers, who auditioned for dance calls in New York and throughout the Phoenix Metro Area. The musical score includes: “What I Did for Love,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” and the popular finale, “One.” **giveaway of a pair of tickets for dinner and show, enter to win by posting on’s Facebook page, with what dance number you would audition with for A Chorus Line!**

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