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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS The most electrifying edition ever of RINGLING BROS., celebrates performance power that boosts circus-goers excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with twelve ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger. For details, see Special Events. THEATER NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 2011 SEASON The King & I September 27-October 9, Legally Blonde November 1-13, A Christmas Carol December 2-23. For further information, please visit, 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. 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. including: "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 pasto- ral comedy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Cello's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liberat- ing arms. What follows is an uncon- ventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dress- ing shepherds culminating in a joyful finale. For further information, please call 617-547-8300 or log onto www. americanrepertorytheater, org; BOSTON O~cHOUS~ ~J ~ ~" ~ 539 WashingtOzk 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. How- ever, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she can- not 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 pm. - 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 Juliet 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, 2011. Experience tl~e magic of this .beloved _prod.uctio,n one last time. The perfect holiday gift! For tickets, please go to the Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street. Hours are 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. On the web, visit Boston or By phone call Ticketmaster at 800-982- 2787. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA Irving Berlin's SAY IT WITH MUSIC - October I-2, 2011. With an ensemble of fabulous singers, tal- ented dancers and a live 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 heartl Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears' Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Vic- torian Christmas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA ENRIQUE IGLESIAS - Septem- ber 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 will blaze a trail into U.S. arenas with Pitbull and special guest Prince Royce for the hottest tour of the Fall, starting September 22 in Boston. With his signature vocals, driving pop and dance beats and pure passion, Iglesias will have arena audiences on their feet all night. 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 10, 2011, at 2:00 pm. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Sunday, September 11, 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, 2011. Call 508-943-3871 or log on to the website at ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA WEIRD AIL 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 ~ny other comedian in history. FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA THE DROPKICK MURPHYS - September 8-9, 2011. The Dropkick Murphys will be taking the stage for two live 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 pro- ceeds 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, by calling (877) RED-SOX9 or at the Fenway Park box office. Special Events 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 LoIiy Ciampa at 781-938-9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 78],-284-,5945, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston A DAY IN POMPEII - Opens Sun- day, October 2"d. 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 PompeiL For further informa- tion on this exhibit or upcoming ex- hibits, log on to PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA SURREAL & ABSURB - Saturday, October 1 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- ised 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 Nazo! -- 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 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 1 I:00 am to 1:00 pm every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from I0:00 am to l:00 pm. Go to www. 1110wccmam,com. "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa 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 "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 MusieAmeriea WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99. I. 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, "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on radio or Itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto REGATTABAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL, 1 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 PBS network, breaking records at PBS stations across the U.S. Patrizio's third album. Patrizio presented an ex- panded collection of songs from the Italian songbook (now Patrizio's trade- mark repertoire), as well as Patrizio'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 or call 617- 395-7757 for tickets. ORPHEUM THEATER 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA IL VOLO - October 18, 2011 - Young boys with big voices, II Volo is Italy's imaginative puppets, Jennifer Con- nelly and glam-rocker David Bowie, Labyrinth takes us on an amazing and at times musical journey to the City of Goblins and the castle of their king. Rated PG. Reservations by Septem- ber 29. Alice in Wonderland -- In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered Won- derland, a world populated by fantas- tic characters. This black-and-white version features an amazing cast in- cluding Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Richard Arlen. 1933. Not rated. For dates and times, log on to 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, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 866-448- 7849 or 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 activities 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 newest singing sensation. "Already certified platinum in their homeland and several other countries, IL Volo have captured the hearts of Ameri- cans of all ages following their U.S. American Idol debut and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Moming America and Elleru 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 reimagined classics and original material produced by the multi Grammy Award-winning Humberto Gatica and the world renowned Italian singer/ producer Tony Rents, is heading toward platinum status in the United States." For more information on II Volo, visit For tickets, visit and LiveNation. corn. CLUB PASSIM 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA CANZONIERE GRECANICO SAL- ENTINO - September 25, 2011 brings the power of Toronto to North America for the first time. Italy's fasci- nating dichotomy of tradition and modernity come together in the mu- sic of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Hailing from the Puglia region, the seven piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing South- ern Italy's Pizzica Taranta musical and dance traditions for today's global audience. This famed annual event has drawn the attention of noted in- ternational music figures such as Anglo-American drummer Stewart Copeland, Malian kora virtuoso Ballak~ Sissoko and pan-European singer-songwriter Piers Faccini, all of whom have traveled to the Lecce prov- ince to perform with the group. Musi- cal stars of Italy's new generation al- ready known to American audiences such as Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela and Ludovico Einaudi are past and present Taranta practitio- ners and participants alongside CGS. For further information log onto or visit www.canzonieregrecanicosalentino, net. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA ZUCCHERO - October 29, 201L Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari is one of Italy's most renowned artists, with i I studio albums dating back to 1983. The Italian musician will be tour- ing the present his latest release, Chocabeck. Log onto for tickets.