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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN The classic Mel Brooks movie Young Frankenstein is ALIVE ... and it's headed here! You'll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster -- but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three time Tony@ winner Mel Brooks himself -- who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three- time Tony-winning writer, Thomas Meehan. Check out Theater section for more details. r THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSICAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE 466 Central St., Saugus, MA THE FROG PRINCE - February 7, 2010, GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS - March 21, JACK & THE BEANSTALK - April 25, RAPUNZEL - May 16, MOTHER GOOSE - June 13. All shows start at 2:00PM. From Boston's Haymarket Station, there is a direct bus to Cliftondale Square. These shows are a perfect way to spend an enjoyable family afternoon! For more information visit www.kaleidoscopechildrenstheatre.com. Tickets may be available at the door. Please call 1-781-230-3976. WGBH members receive a special discountl ZERO ARROW THEATRE 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA THE DONKEY SHOW - Now through summer 2010. The intoxi- cating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's "A Mid- summer's Night Dream." For tickets or more info, you may call 617-547- 8300 or log on to the website at: www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org. THE OLD LINCOLN SCHOOL Brookline, Massachusetts SLEEP NO MORE - Now through February 7, 2010. The Old Lincoln School in Brookline, Massachusetts, has been exquisitely transformed into an installation of cinematic scenes that evoke the world of Macbeth. You, the audience, have the freedom to roam the environ- ment and experience a sensory Jour- ney as you choose what to watch and where to go. Rediscover the childlike excitement of exploring the unknown in this unique theatrical adventure. An abandoned school. Shakespeare's fallen hero. Hitchcock's shadow of suspense. Award-winning British theater company Punchdrunk makes its U.S. debut with Sleep No More, an immersive production inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth, told through the lens of a Hitchcock thriller. For tickets and information call: 617-547-8300 or visit: www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - April 20 through May 2, 2010. Don't miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boy- friend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." For tickets call 1-800-982-2787 or log onto www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY THEATRE MAIN STAGE 264 Huntington Ave., Boston,MA ARTHUR MILLER'S "ALL MY SONS" - Now through February 7, 2010. A//My Sons is the story of family man and small business owner, Joe Keller in the years following World War II. Keller continues to strive for the American dream, despite being shaken by both the public shame of his company's sale of faulty airplane parts to the government and the per- sonal tragedy of his son who went miss- ing-in-action. His wife Kate is trapped by her grief, while their elder son Chris yearns to move forward. When Chris announces his plan to marry his ab- sent brother's fianc6e, Kate must con- front her denial of the war's fatalities, Chris his father's fallibility and moral compromises, and Joe his true re- sponsibilities to his family and to his country. Tickets available online at huntingtontheatre.org, or 617-266- 0800 and at the B.U. Theatre Box Of- rice, 264 Huntington Ave., or the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS RED SKY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Boston, MA FIRST ANNUAL PROJECT CUPID DATE AUCTION - February 5, 2010 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. More than twenty-five of Boston's finest bach- elors and bachelorettes are putting themselves up for bid at the first an- nual Project Cupid Date Auction. The event was created by Amy Blue after her nine-year-old cousin, Isaias Valentin, lost his battle with leuke- mia. All proceeds will benefit cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Visit www.project- cupid.org for more information. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA COMEDY - Featured performers include: JENNIFER COOLIDGE - February 6, 2010, PAULY SHORE - February 12, 2010. For more info log onto www.thewilburtheatre.com. NEWTV 23 Needham St., Newton, MA. SINGING WITH COLORS: THE ART OF MARIA TERMINI - Now through March 19, 2010. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Admission is free. For more info 617- 928-1544 or leafdancer@verizon.net. The exhibit is handicapped accessible. MIDWAY STUDIOS 15 Channel Center St., Boston, MA PUCCINI'S LA RONDINE - Now through February 6, 2010 at 8 PM and February 7. 2010 at 2 PM. The Boston Conservatory Opera Pro- gram present Puccini's La Rondine. One of Puccini's most elegant operas known for its aria, *Chi il bel sogno di Doretta." In this bittersweet love story, told with a comic touch, the kept woman of a wealthy Parisian banker harbors fantasies of romantic love when she falls for an earnest young man from a respectable family. Please visit www.bostonconversatory.edu. COOLIDGE CORNER THEATER 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA DECORDOVER AT THE COOLIDGE - Monday. March 29, 2010 at 7 PM. Come to the Coolidge Corner Theater for an off-site event with two of the artists from the 2010 DeCordova Biennial. Join Laurel Sparks, Xander Marro, and Assistant Curator Dina Deitisch for an evening of art, art films, and Q&A. For ticket information www.coolidge.org/showtimes. REAGLE PLAYERS - ROBINSON THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA HERB HEED AND THE PLATTERS Valentine's Day Concerts - February 13 at 7 p.m. and February 14 at 2 p.m. Fans of nostalgic sounds of early rock can relive the romantic memories with Herb Reed and The Platters on Valentine's. The group will perform the unforgettable sounds of Only You, My Prayer and The Great Pretender - along with other famous chart top- ping hits. Call the box office at 781-891-5600 or buy tickets online through www.reagleplayers.com. Easy directions on web site. Plenty of free parking. Stay after each show for a meet & greet with Herb Reed and The Platters, which includes refresh- ments. Additional fee for meet and greet. CITI PERFORMING ARTS WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA CELTIC WOMEN - March 12, 13 and 14, 2010. A smash lilt around the globe, returns with an all new live show. The awe inspiring vocalists Lisa, ChloS, Lynn and Alex along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Mgir6ad continue to capture the hearts of fans across the country on a whirlwind tour of America. Come see Celtic Women with their 6 piece band and the Aontas Choir perform unique renditions of Irish standards, classi- cal favorites and contemporary hits. NOPJI JONF - March 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Multiple Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her critically ac- claimed new album "The Fall," which was recently released by EMI's Blue Note Records. For tickets visit www.telecharge.com or call the box office at 1-866-348-9738. TD GARDEN Causeway Street, Boston, MA THE BLACK EYED PEAS - THE E.N.D. WORLD TOUR - Friday, Feb- ruary 26, 8:00PM. Guarantee yourself a piece of the action! This is going to be an amazing show that will com- pletely change the way you experi- ence musicl Described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience, it also marks the first time that the group - will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie - are united for a North Ameri- can headline tour since their 2006 Monkey Business world tour. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.eom or call 1-800-745-3000. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2010 - Saturday, February 5, 2010 at 8 PM World Music/CRASHarts presents From Spain, Flamenco Festival 2010 featuring Noche Famenca & Soledad Barrio and Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8 PM Gala Flamenca: Todo Cam- bia. Noche Flamenca celebrates the essence, purity and integrity of tradi- tional flamenco. Gala Famenca is a true flamenco celebration capturing many emotions and styles. For tick- ets please call 1- 800-982-2787 or log onto their website at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA DAUGHTRY - Saturday, March 20, 2010. American Idol singing sensation Chris Daughtry embarked on his sing- ing career in the 6th season of *Idol". Although he didn't make it, he is still a star by creating his own band. Don't miss this rocking timel ALICIA KEYS - March 22, 2010 at 7:30PM. Since her 2001 debut of Songs In A Minor, the New York native has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments including three multi-platinum albums and several Grammy Awards. Among others, some of the hits include "Fallin', "If I Ain't Got You", "You Don't Know My Name", and "No One". Key's fourth release, Element of Freedom. fea- tures the single "Doesn't Mean Any- thing." For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1- 800.745.3000. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA AN EVENING WITH THE MAN- HATTAN TRANSFER - Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM HT Produc- tions and the Manhattan Transfer celebrate 40 years together and present their new CO, The Chick Corea Songbook. The Manhattan Transfer is a major staple both within the jazz community and the main- stream music community, as they continue to enlighten listeners by bringing different genres of music to the forefront. For more information call 617-248-9700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. SYMPHONY HALL 301 Mass Ave., Boston, MA WORKS OF SCHUBERT; CARTR AND BRAHMS - Tuesday, February 9 t at 8:00 PM. James Levine conduc- tor. To purchase tickets, please call: 617-266-1200; TDD/TTY 617-638- 9289 and in other areas: 888-266-1200 or visit the BSO website at www.bso.org. DICK'S LAST RESORT Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace MARDI GRAS MADNESS 2010 - Tuesday, February 16 from 5 PM 'til whenever celebrate Mardi Gras with a day of confetti, multi-colored beads, feathers, masks and Dick's full menu of eats. Live entertainment by Side- walk Driver from 8-11 PM. For more information call 617-267-8080. FRIENDS OF DANA-FARBER 125 High Street, Boston, MA CHEFS COOKING FOR HOPE- Thursday, March 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 ITALIAN RADIO "The Sicilian Corner" ii:00 AM to I:00 PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. 1110wccmam.com "Italia Oggi" (Italy Today} Sun- days IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com "Dolce Wita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11 AM-I PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com "The Nick Franciosa Show" Ev- ery Sunday at 12 Noon to 3:00 PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM every Sunday on WSRO 650AM Framingham and online at www.wsro.com. DANVERSPORT YACHT CLUB 161 Elliot Street, Danvers, MA VALENTINE'S DINNER DANCE - Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Featuring Daniela and Peter Marino and a great Latin American Band. Show your love a great time! For tickets call 781-932-1699 or 1-877-932 - 1699. PARADISE ROCK CLUB 967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA JOVANOTTI - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti an- nounces Oyeah, the debut US album release by the chart topping Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper for the legendary Verve Forecast label. Oyeah was recorded in New York City during the Summer of 2009 during Jovanotti's series of residencies at leading Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs with the Soleluna NY LAB, a New York-based collective of musi- cians from Italy, the United States and Brazil. A critically acclaimed pioneer in the international hip hop scene PM come to a culinary extravaganza to sip award-winning wine and sample delicious food from more than 50 of Boston's most popular restaurants and some of New England's favorite wineries. For tickets call 617 632 3909 or visit www.dana-farber.org/friends- chefs THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA BETWEEN OLD AND NEW HOL- LYWOOD - Now through February 8 the Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present Peter Bogdanovich, Be- tween Old and New Hollywood. The series will feature Bogdanovich's best know works, Paper Moon and The Last Picture Show, along with overlooked gems such as They All Laughe(l, Saint Jack and Targets. For more informa- tion call 617 495 4700 or visit http:// hcl.harvard.edu/hfa. TOP OF THE HUB RESTAURANT 52 nd Floor of the Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY - Saturday, February 13 from 4 PM to II PM and from Noon to I0 PM on Sunday, February 14 the Top of the Hub restaurant will present a special four course prix-fix Valentine's Day menu. Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, Top of the Hub has been described as one of the most roman- tic dining destination in the world by the Travel Channel. Advance reser- vations available call 617-536-1775. MIDWAY STUDIOS 15 Channel Center Street PUCCINI'S LA RONDINE - Febru- ary 6, 2010 at 8 PM and February 7, 2010 at 2 PM. One of Puccini's most elegant operas known for its aria, "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta." In this bitter- sweet love story, told with a comic touch, the kept woman of a wealthy Parisian banker harbors fantasies of romantic love when she falls for an earnest young man from a respect- able family. Please visit www.bostonconversatory.edu WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA INTAGLIO: ITALIAN ETCHINGS AND ENGRAVINGS - Now through March 7, 2010 from II:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. View a selection of Italian prints that reflect the history of intaglio printmaking, the step-by-step process to reproduce pictorial images provid- ing the finest detail. For more info please log onto www.worcesterart.com or call (508) 799-4406. renown for working in his native Ital- ian language, Jovanotti again breaks new ground on his first Stateside set. Resisting the temptation of re-purpos- ing existing recordings in English for the American market, Jovanotti in- stead conceived and created a project entirely within its borders, incorpo- rating multiple languages and achiev- ing a musical result ready for world- wide consumption. A double album collection, Oyeah's 20 tracks feature all new live versions of original reper- toire drawn from Jovanotti's genera- tlon-long career plus 3 unreleased studio takes on classic Italian songs re-interpreted for today's interna- tional music market. For tickets and more information please caU 617-562- 8800 or www.livenatlon.com. ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL LOWE AUDITORIUM 869 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA THE ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, PRESENTS A FARE- WELL BENEFIT CONCERT - Febru- ary 5, 2010 (snow date-February 6, 2010} at 7:30 PM. Join the Jazz Band as they depart for a concert tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. ALL pro- ceeds will benefit the victims of the recent floods of Messina, Sicily and hand delivered by the students to the families in most need. This area of Messina has become very familiar with The Arlington High School Perform- ing Arts Program. In February of 2007, the Arlington High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. D'Agostino performed in one of these towns, Pezzolo. In February 2008, the Arling- ton High School String Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Tassone and the Chorus under the direction of Ms. Christo also performed at the local high school. Please show your support for the studens and the town of Messina. Tickets may be purchased on-line at mktix.com or from Ross Zagami at 781.354.3730.