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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 3, 2012 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN My Fair Lady features the original Tony nominated Hanya Holm choreography, the gorgeous Tony Award-win- ning Cecil Beaton costume designs, a cast of 50 and a lush 22-piece orchestra. Classic musical numbers include "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time" and "rye Grown Accustomed to Her Face." See THEATER SECTION for more details. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com MADONNA- September 4, 2012. In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record break- ing 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number l's on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Song Charts. No other act has more Top 10's on the Hot 100 or Number l's on the Club Chart. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD "Hard Candy," debuted at Number i in 37 countries including the US, UK, Canada, France and Australia. Madonna 2012 World Tour is the Material Girl's 9 th Tour. Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION - 290 Northern Ave, Boston, MA www.LiveNation,com IL VOLO - Saturday, September 8, 2012. "Already certified platinum in their homeland and several other countl:ies, II Volo has captured the hearts of Americans of all ages fol-lowing their U.S. American Idol debut and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Gtx Morning America and Ellen. Their single "O Solo Mio" has been seen by over one million fans on YouTube and their self-titled debut, which is a mix of re-imagined classics and original material produced by the multi Granuny Award-win- ning Humberto Gatica and the world renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis, is heading toward platinum status in the U.S." For more information on II Volo, visit ILVoloMusic.com. WILBUR THEATRE - 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA www.TheWilburTheatre.com SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO -- September 14, 2012. "What's Wrong With People?" asks Sebastian Maniscalco in his hilarious new hit stand- up special airing on Showtime. In "What's Wrong with People," he brings his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and decorum, trying to bridge the gap between the Italian-American Old World he grew up in and the world we live in today. The result is an original, highly relatable stand-up comedy tour de force that has Sebastian per- forming sold-out concerts worldwide. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER - 136 Mass Ave., Boston 617-747-2261 www.BerkleeBPC.com FRANCO CORSO: A TRIBUTE TO ANDREA BOCELLI & FRIENDS -- Saturday, September 15. With a voice that melts hearts and instills pas- sion, Franco Corso is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His distinctive and powerful baritone voice has been called elegant and pro- vocative. With award-winning singer-songwriter Briana Cash. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS *The Sicilian Corner" I0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 pro. Go to www.1110wccmam.com "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.corm "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti ii:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sun-days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido OUva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www.italiaunita.org. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerlca WPLM FM 99. I - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. ........ FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 800-614-3849 LiveNation.com, Etix.eom, Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND -- August 14 & 15, 2012. Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" world tour are barnstorming across the United States and are earning accolades for their stellar performances. Rolling Stone called the show "epic," the New York Times said "explosive" and the Bos- ton Globe wrote of the concert's "en- ergy that bordered on superhuman." CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WANG 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (617) 482-9393 www.Citicenter.org DUKES OF SEPTEMBER RHYTHM REVENUE -- August 9, 2012. Three R&B legends, singer/planist Donald Fagen, vocalist/keyboardist Michael McDonald and singer/guitarlst Boz Scaggs make up the Dukes of Sep- tember Rhythm Revue. This en- semble has taken this tour across the ctmtry, performing cla#91-ock, R&B and Motown hits from the '60s and '70s. The musicians take turns on lead vocals and even perform some of their own hits. Donald Fagen is the co- leader/founder and keyboardist for Steely Dan. Some of his hits include "Do It Again," "Reeling in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." Michael McDonald is a five-time GraInmy winning artist and songwriter who is known for his work with The Doobie Brothers: Some hits include "What a Fool Believes," "rakin' It to the Streets," and his Grammy-award winning rendition of *Ain't No Moun- tain High Enough." Boz Scaggs is a Grammy Award winning guitarist who you may recognize from his contribu- tions to the Steve Miller Band. His hits include "Look What You've Done to Me," "Lowdown," "Isn't It Time," "Hard Times," "Jojo," and morel These three musicians take you on a music revue of some of classic hits of the '60s and '70sl GILLETTE STADIUM 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 608-543-1776 www.Gillet teStadium.com BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND August 18, 2012. Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" world tour are barn- storming across the United States and are earning accolades for their stellar performances. Rolling Stone called the show "epic," the New York Times said "explosive" and the Boston Globe wrote of the concert's "energy that bordered on superhuman." Brothers of the Sun .Tour fea- turing KENNY CHESNEY and TIM MCGRAW -- August 24 & 25, 2012. The New England Country Music Festival has become the cornerstone of the Gillette Stadium summer con- cert series. The NECMF is an annual summer tradition for tens of thou- sands of New Englanders. This year's lineup marks a truly momentous occasion as long time friends Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Join Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Jake Owen. Chesney will end his 2012 Brothers of the Sun tour at Gillette Stadium where he will headline the New England Country Music Festival for the seventh time. Chesney has helped make the New England Coun- try Music Festival the largest concert series in New England. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 www.NSMT.org ALL SHOOK UP - August 14-26, 2012. An uproarious new musical fea- turing the unforgettable hits of Elvis Presleyl All Shook Up is the romantic and wacky, mlxed-up tale of a guitar playin' roustabout who rides into a struggling town and turns it upside- down. With a hilarious story inspired by one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies and written by Joe DiPietro, writer of Memphis, this fun and excit- ing musical guarantees to have you jumpin" out of your blue suede shoesl v-- )ecia Events BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHouse.com BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL -- Now through August 19, 2012. Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams tome true. Sef itl a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. A big musical with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliot will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Based on the interna- tional smash-hit film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning cre- ative team (director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall) along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "his best score yet!" CAPE PLAYHOUSE CAPE COD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 820 Route 6A, Dennis Village, MA 877-385-3911 www. CapePlayhouse.com PROFESSOR WINKLEBOTTOM's ROARING 20s: AN AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE -- August I0, 2012. An extraordinarily stuffy professor from Wagner College on Staten Island ar- ranges his 3xSs and fastidiously places his water glass at the corner of his lectern. He stares out at the audi- ence then dryly sets out on what prom- ises to be a tedious lecture on the "Culture and Entertainment Styles of the 1920s" ... then, the late comer arrives. In classic style, the lecture ac- celerates into a Daffy Duck-esque romp through history and entertain- ment styles of the Great American Vaudeville of the 1920s. With live music, including Brahms, Gus Kahn and Irving Berlin, comic juggling, vir- tuoso concertina, mediocre saxo- phone, really cool bubble magic ... and GUMI An American Vaudeville has been booked in children's museums, art museums, schools, and theatres throughout the Northeast. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReaglePlayers.com MY FAIR LADY -- August I0 through August 19. Starring RICK HILSABECK as Henry Higgins and SA- RAH PFISTERER as Eliza Dolittle. Named by our producer and founder, Robert Eagle, as "quite possibly the perfect musical," My Fair Lady is the timeless 1950s Lemer and Loewe clas- sic about an arrogant professor's transformation of a Cockney flower girl into an elegant, proper-speaking lady. Made famous by Broadway stars Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, this score boasts such favorites as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "On The Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," and *Get Me To The Church On Time." SHA NA NA - September 22. The Rock 'N' Roll Kings Twist and Shout their way to Reaglel Sha Na Na brings its rock 'n' roll celebration to town in a dynamic, crowd pleasing show that includes highlights of the group's four decade Journey from Woodstock, the movie Grease, The Sha Na Na TV Show, and worldwide concert touring. In an interactive show where the audience sings along, dances along and partici- pates in a "Greaser Olympics," a good time is had by all ages. Hey all you teen angels and party dolls: twist, stroll and hand jive to the classics as performed by the crowned princes of doo-wop and rock "n" roll, Sha Na Na. BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston 617-439-7000 www.BHH.com MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT offers a chance to revisit Hollywood's silver screen and modern classics. In honor of its 25 th Anniversary, the Boston Harbor Hotel will feature movies from 1987 for the month of August. The cool evening breeze set the stage to enjoy these classic films by the sea. Movies begin at dusk. August 10 Moonstruck; August 17 P/aries, Tra/ns & Automo- biles; August 24 D/rty Dancing and August 31 Roxanne. Boston Harbor Hotel also has a summer music series Mondays through Thursdays. For a complete listing visit bhh.com. HATCH SHELL, Esplanade, Charles RIver, Boston 27TH ANNUAL FREE FRIDAY FLICKS MOVIE SERIES -- August 3 Kung Fu Panda 2; August 10 Zookeeper; August 17 Puss in Boots and August 24 The Lorax, CONCERTS August 4 -- WOOS Oldies Concert - Rick Springfield at 7:00 pro; August 8 -- Landmarks Orchestra CJassical Conert -.BOston Lyric Opera from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; August 15 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Longwood Sym- phony Orchestra from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pro; August 22 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Land- marks Virtuosos from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pro; August 29 -- Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert - Com- monwealth Shakespeare Com- pany from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Sep- tember 8 -- MIXfest Concert from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. THE HIGHLAND STREET FREE FUN FRIDAYS PROGRAM invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction in the Boston area for FREE during the summer. August 3 -- Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Norman Rockwell Museum, Amelia Park Children's Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Arnold Arboretum. August I0 -- Battleship Cove, Berkshire Museum, Cape Cod Children's Museum, Fruit lands Museum, The Sports Museum. August 17 -- Institute of Contempo- rary Art, Edward Gorey House, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Garden in The Woods, Concord Museum. August 24 -- Boston Harbor Island Alliance, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, American Textile History Museum, Old Sturbrldge Village, Bas- ketball Hall of Fame. August 31 -- JFK Library & Museum, Pllmoth Plan- tation, The Discovery Museums, Mass Moca, and Ecotartum. SHUBERT THEATER 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.ShubertTheater.org BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MXICO -- September 22, 2012. Mexico's national dance company, Ballet Folkl6rico de Mexico, is a vi- sual feast of Mexican regional folk dances in whirling colors. Founded in 1952 by dancer-choreographer Amalia Hernndez, the company of 48 danc- ers, musicians and singers incorpo- rates a wide range of rituals, from Mayan and Aztec to modern tradi- tions, all with spectacular theatrical flair. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 800-440-6976 www. webticketing@mfa.org GREEK DANCING WITH BOSTON LYKEION ELLINIDON DANCE TROUPE -- August 5. Explore a sam- piing of the rich dance traditions of Greece. Dressed in elaborate regional attire, the troupe will share the music and colorful history of the Hellenic folk culture. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS MICHAEL JACKSON -- August 3-4. Michael Jackson's powerful, inspira- tional music and lyrics are brought to life through a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy in Cirque Du Soleil presents Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour. Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audi- ence. The show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop. THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael's inspira- tional Giving Tree -- the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked -- his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature. MARSHFIELD FAIR 140 Main Street Marshfleld, Ma 02050 www.MarshfleldFair.org August 17-26, 2012. The 145 'h annual Marshfield Fair is fast approachingl This yearly Agricultural Fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events. The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society, sponsors of the Marshfield Fair, is dedicated to making this the premier event of Southeastern Massachu- setts. We hope everyone who attends the fair will be entertained and edu- cated and that all attendees leave with a greater appreciation of the importance of agriculture and horti- culttlre in.our-present day society.