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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN The Peabody Essex Museum will be presenting Alice in Wonderland- This 1933 black-and-white version features an amazing cast including Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Richard Arlen. For further information, see the SPECIAL EVENTS section. THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON - The King & I September 27-October 9, Legally Blonde November 1-]3, A Christ- mas Carol December 2-23. For fur- ther information, please log on to www.nsmt.org, contact the Box Office at 978-232-7200 or visit in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915. Gift certificates are also on sale through the box office. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS LOEB DRAMA CENTER 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - Now through October 2, 2011. In 1935, Porgy and Bess pre- miered at the Colonial Theater in Boston. Now, 76 years later, the A.R.T. brings back Porgy and Bess in a new production featuring inter- nationally renowned stars Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy and David Alan Grier as Sporting Life. This classic American tale is set in the 1920s in Catfish Row, a neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. Bess, beautiful and troubled, turns to Porgy, the crippled beggar, in search of safety after her possessive lover, Crown. commits murder. As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their future is threatened by Crown and the conniving Sport- ing Life. This heartbreaking love story boasts some of the most famous and beloved works from the Great Ameri-, can Songbook, inclhding: "Summer- time," "Bess, You Is My Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Loves You, Porgy." AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, 2011 - January 8, 2012. By William Shakespeare featuring members of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Ad- vanced Theater Training, Class of 2012, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely play- ers," in Shakespeare's beloved pas- toral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liber- ating arms. What follows is an un- conventional romance with every- thing from wrestling matches to cross- dressing shepherds culminating in a joyful finale. For further information, please call 617-547-8300 or log onto www.americanrepertorytheater.org. MUSIC BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA SOUTH PACIFIC - September 27- October 2, 2011. Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. However, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she cannot accept the situation. Meanwhile, Cable falls in love with.a Polynesian girl named Liat. Cable and de Becque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return. NIGHT OF STARS - Saturday, Oc- tober 29, 2011 at 7:00 pro. - Night of Stars, a spectacular showcase of Boston Ballet's exciting repertoire. features the talents of the entire company, including principal dancers and rising stars. This unique evening provides audiences with a taste of the upcoming season. Escape to Verona with John Cranko's ROMEO AND JULIET - November 3- 13, 2011 - Masterfully told through Cranko's choreography and Prokofiev's score, Romeo and Ju//et is a triumphant must-see. Don't miss the final season of the current Boston Ballet's THE NUT- CRACKER - November 25 through December 31, 201 I. Experience the magic of this beloved production one last time. The perfect holiday giftl For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street. Hours are I0:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com / Boston or Ticketmaster.com. By phone call Tlcketmaster at 800-982-2787. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA Irving Berlin's SAY IT WITH MUSIC - October I-2, 201 I. With an ensemble of fabulous singers, talented dancers and a llve orchestra, Reagle pays tribute to a man and his legendary music. With such favorites as: "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," *Always," Blue Skies," *Cheek to Cheek," *I Wonder Why (You're Just in Love)" and "Let Your- self Go." IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - Decem- ber 3 - 11, 2011. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heart! Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears' Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victo- rian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holi- day sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - September 22, 2011 - 7:00 pm. Enrique Iglesias stormed the charts this year with hit songs heard on radio airwaves and in dance clubs across the country. Iglesias announced that he will now blaze a trail into U.S. arenas with Pitbull and special guest Prince Royce for the hottest tour of the Fall, start- ing September 22 in Boston. With his signature vocals, driving pop and dance beats.amdpure passion,. Iglesias will have arena audiences on their feet all night. The show will feature the artist's most recent hits from his chart-topping album Euphoria, such as "I Like It" and "Tonight" along with fan favorites from his many platinum- selling albums. "It's going to be a great show and we hope to see all of you out there. This tour will be unforget- tableI" said Iglesias. INDIAN RANCH 200 Gore Road. Webster, MA The Summer Concert Series offers our music audience an opportunity to see their favorite artist in an inti- mate setting. Every seat nestled be- tween the scent of pine trees has a premier view of the stunning amphitheatre stage with the back- drop of the portrait cove of scenic Webster Lake. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Satur- day, September I0, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September ii, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE FABULOUS THUNDER- BIRDS - Saturday, September 17, 201 I. LONESTAR - Sunday, Septem- ber 18, 2011. MARTY STUART - Saturday, Sep- tember 24, 201 I. Call 508-943-3871 or log on to the website at indianranch.com. ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - October 15, 2011. Hugely popular singer- songwriter/comedian whose humor- ous songs have seen him pick up three Grammy Awards and sell more than ten million albums -- more than any other comedian in history. IL VOLO - October 18, 2011. For the millions of U.S. fans who fell in love with the astonishing talent of II Volo. following their show-stopping appearance on American Idol the boys are coming to the United States for their highly anticipated North Ameri- can tour. II Volo has captured the hearts of Americans of all ages follow- ing their U.S. American Idol debut and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Moming 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 Grammy Award-winning Humberto Gatica and the world re- nowned Italian singer/producer Tony Rents, is heading toward platinum status in the U.S. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com or LiveNation.conu FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA THE DROPKICK MURPHYS - September 8-9, 2011. The Dropkick Murphys will be taking the stage for two llve shows at "America's Most Beloved Ballpark,* Fenway Park. The Mighty Mighty BossTones will be opening for the Dropkick Murphys on both nights. A portion of the proceeds from the two shows will benefit the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state. Tickets for both shows are available online at www.redsox.com/dropklcks, by calling (877) RED-SOX9 or at the Fenway Park box office. SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfleld, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm. Enjoy music from the '50s and '60s. Join your friends who grew up in the North End for fun times and memories. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938-9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 781-284-5945. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE I Science Park, Boston A DAY IN POMPEH - Opens Sun- day, October 2% Tickets now on sale. The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, vanishing beneath layers of volcanic ash. Now you can discover one of the greatest archaeo- logical treasures ever unearthed at A Day in Pompeii. For further infor- mation on this exhibit or upcoming exhibits, log on to mos.org. 2011 DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP TPC Boston, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA One of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour calendar returns to New England on Labor Day weekend. ,Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phll Mlckel- son, defending champion Charley Hoffman and more are among the top 100 PGA Tour players anticipated to compete. The Tiger Woods Founda- tion is the primary beneficiary of the Deutsche Bank Championship, now in its eighth year. September 2-3 - Championship Rounds I & 2, 6:30 am-7:00 pm. September 4-5 - Cham- pionship Rounds 3 & 4, 7:30 am- 7:00 pro. Tickets available at www.DBChampionship.com or by call- ing 1-877-TIX-4DBC. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA SURREAL & ABSURB - Saturday, October i and Sunday, October 2. Step into the surreal and experiment with surrealist techniques, experi- ence dreamlike films and make friends with odd characters from Big Nazo. Ac- tivities include: Wacky Hats -- Amaz- ing and surprising things happen at the intersection of Surrealism and fashion. Look at images of fantastic creations and then make a wild, wacky or creepy hat to wear around the museum. Surreal Collage -- Free your mind from logical thought and create amazing artwork inspired by two unrelated objects. Random- /zeal Poetry -- Arrange random words and phrases into a poem of your own or add to an existing group poem. Adjust the words to create a flowing poem, even if it is unintelligible. Big Nazol -- Meet Big Nazo, the interna- tional and intergalactic creature troupe from Providence, R.I.. that united to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life characters and spec- tacles. Surreal Landscapes -- Cre- ate your own landscape then have it projected on the wall and step into your creationl There's a Nightmare in My Closet-- In Mercer Mayer's book there is a big, scary nightmare living in a boy's bedroom closet. Find out what happens when the boy decides to confront the unwanted guest. Laby- rinth -- With a cast of Jim Henson's imaginative puppets, Jennifer ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" ii:00 am to I:00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Shaw" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am to i:00 pm. Go to www. I 110wccmam.com. "Italia Oggi" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Wits Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franeiosa Show" Sun- days from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Don Giovanni Show" Saturdays 6:00 am-8:00 am and Sundays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on 950 AM WROL www. dongiovannishow, com. =Tony's Place" on MusicAmeriea WPLM FM 99. I - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Delia Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99.1. During the hour, Ron will feature recordings by his good friend Tony Bennett. You'll hear all your Bennett favorites from his early hits to his latest Grammy winners, www.MusicNotNoise.com. "Radio Italia Units" - 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. ARTIST'S BOSTON STUDIO 450 Harrison Ave, #22313, Boston MA MARIAN DIOGUARDI PRESENTS TEN NEW PAINTINGS - First Friday of the month, artist Marian Dioguardi invites people to visit her Boston studio from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. Ten new "Laundry Line" paintings based on Burano, Venezia, will be show- cased. Marian Dioguardi was born and raised in the Italian-American neighborhood of East Boston. She pursued her childhood ambition, art, only after a more traditional career in education gave way to more color- ful careers including undercover in- vestigations and gem stone buying. Visit www.mariandioguardi, com. REGATTABAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL, I Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA PATRIZIO BUANNE - Septem- ber 15, 2011 - Patrizio's albums are certified platinum in South Africa, across Asia, New Zealand and several European countries and even reached triple platinum status in Australia. A live concert DVD, also certified plati- num, was televised on the American Connelly and glam-rocker David Bowie, Labyrinth takes us on an amazing and at times musical jour- ney to the City of Goblins and the castle of their king. Rated PG. Reservations by September 29. Alice in Wonderland -- In Victorian England, a bored young glrl dreams that she has entered Wonderland, a world populated by fantastic charac- ters. This black-and-white version features an amazing cast including Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Richard Arlen. 1933, 60 minutes. Not rated. For dates and time, please log on to pem.org. TD GARDEN Causeway Street, Boston RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS - October 12-16, 2011. For almost 130 years, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been amazing and delighting audiences around the world. Now you can experience all the excitement of this three ring extravaganza live in person. See the astounding acrobats, vibrant visuals and prodigious performers for your- self. For tickets visit the TD Garden Box Office, log on to TDGarden.com, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 866-448- 7849 or ticketmaster.com. PROWSE FARM 5 Blue Hill River Rd., Canton, MA LIFE IS GOOD FESTIVAL is a one- of-a-kind fundraiser event taking place on September 24-25. The festival is a celebration of music and optimism, featuring three stages of nationally-known musical talent, hands-on games, interactive arts ac- tivities and the "Good Kids" zone -- home to the top acts in kids enter- tainment. 100% of Life is Good's prof- its from the Festival will go towards The Life is Good Playmakers, helping kids overcome life-threatening chal- lenges such as violence, illness and extreme poverty. For further details log onto www.lifeisgood.com. PBS network, breaking records at PBS stations across the U.S. on Patrizio's third album. Patrizio presented an expanded collection of songs from the Italian songbook (now Patrizio's trade- mark repertoire), as well as Patrizlo's own contemporary but timeless interpretation of American classics. With some stunning new composi- tions written by Patrizio alongside songwriters such as Dianne Warren, he then released "PATRIZIO." Visit www.regattabarjazz.com or call 617- 395-7757 for tickets. DANTE ALIGHIERi SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA AUTHOR ANGELA GERST - Fri- day, September 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Politics, money, love . . . what could go wrong? A Crack in Everything, a debut mystery novel by Angela Gerst. Praised by critics and authors across the literary spectrum, A Crack in Ev- erything tells a sizzling tale of politics, passion, greed and murder. The novel introduces Susan Callisto, a some- time real estate lawyer turned politi- cal consultant with a busy practice and a lonely private life. Susan and her oldest client, Nino Biondi, share Italian roots, but little else. Nino likes to sue. Susan prefers to negotiate. Nino loves to cook -- he's the chef- owner of Tavola Rustica. Susan pre- fers tuna casserole to osso buco. Nino ignores Susan's advice, but her can- didates hang on her every word, pay- ing her well -- too well in the case of a magnetic newcomer with deep pock- ets and a dubious agenda. Then Nino is beaten and left for dead in an alley, perhaps by the landlord he is battling for control of Tavola Rustica. When one of Susan's political clients is mur- dered and then Susan herself at- tacked, she begins to suspect that her political consultancy has become a springboard to violence and murder. An old love, Detective Lt. Michael Benedict, leads the investigation, and when Susan elbows in, she finds a crack in everything. For further infor- mation, call 617-876-5160 or log onto www.dantealighieri.net. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA ZUCCHERO - October 29, 2011 - Zucchero "Sugar" Fomaciari is one of Italy's most renowned artists, with I I studio albums dating back to 1983. The Italian musician will be touring the United States in the fall to present his latest release, Chocabeck. Log onto www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.