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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 9, 2015 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DANCE HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS THEATER Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo. For more details, see HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS section. MUSIC SYMPHONY HALL 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 617-266-1200 JACKIE EVANCHO -- October 23, 2015. Evancho dazzled American tele- vision audiences at age 10, gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got TalenL She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including "O Holy Night," "Dream with Me," "Heavenly Christmas" and "Songs from the Silver Screen." She has since acted in Robert Redford's The Company You Keep, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Solefl's One N/ght for One Drop benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She performed the classic film song "Over the Rain- bow" at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Evancho performed before I00,000 people in Russia with opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo prior to the opening of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, and has performed in Japan before the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge pro- ducing performances in PBS history. Her wide-ranging achievements caused Billboard to include her on its list of "music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21" in 2011 and 2012. WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA 617-248-9700 FRANKIE VALLI -- November 7, 2015. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the twenty-first century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony- winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll." and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts per- forming Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. ALFIO IN CONCERT -- Novem- ber 12, 2015. Italian-Australian crooner ALFIO brings a new approach to the tenor tradition. Beloved around the world for his modem interpreta- tions of Italian standards, classical takes on contemporary chart-toppers. and original compositions that bridge musical genres. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 761-599-SHOW www. LynnAudit orium, corn PAUL ANKA -- December 1 I, 2015. Anka wrote "Diana," a love song, for the 18-year-old babysitter of his younger brother and sister. The song became America's top song in Sep- tember of 1957. He wrote "Lonely Boy" for his mother, who died of a liver dis- ease. To date, Paul has recorded 125 albums -- including songs in Japa- nese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian -- and sold more than 15 mil- lion worldwide. He wrote "My Way" for Frank Sinatra. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993. Anka discovered Michael BublO, Corey Hart and David Clayton- Thomas. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Stceet Boston, MA JE'CARYOUS JOHNSON'S THINGS YOUR MAN WON'T DO -- Octo- ber 22, 2015. Not so much a love triangle as a love square, this story tells the funny efforts that an emo- tionally unintelligent man must make in order to win back the love of his life. But when he enlists the help of his friend, he finds that there is another person in the race for this woman's affections. Rachel Braxton is one fed up woman. Despite giving her boyfrend Demetrius McAlister her time, money and her love, he simply won't commit. Instead, he is involved in a highly dysfunctional relationship with his cousin Katrina, who is a drama queen at the best of times, and .wildly unstable at the worst. Rachel sees red and ditches him, much to his horror and disbelief. Realizing that he must get .Rachel back, he enlists the help of his best friend Blake, a newly divorced psychologist who eagerly agrees to assist him. But as it transpires that Rachel is the one who Blake let get away, he decides that love trumps friendship, and uses his knowledge to win Rachel back for himself, doing all the things that Demetrius didn't. ,Happy Columbus 3 City Hall Sq~ze, Lynn, ~ 781-699-SHOW I- 1 84Bennington Street / ROCKY HORROR PICTURE East Boston, MA 02128 / SHOW--October30, 2015. The story centers on a young engaged couple 617-567-4627 617-567-3080| whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a tele- ]f [dt :/ Fax: 617-567-0800 [ phone to call for help. The castle is 1# I occupied by strangers in elaborate Function Room Available for Private Parties / costumes celebrating an annual con- vention. They discover the head of NIDO 617. 742.4272 fax 617.227.5154 www.piccolonidol @ aoL corn PICCOLO Restaurant Pino Irano Owner 257 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 the house is Frank N. Furter, an ap- parent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple is seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control. SHRINER'S AUDITORIUM 199 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA 978-657-4202 or 781-665-6466 NORTHEAST COMIC CON AND COLLECTIBLES EXTRAVAGANZA -- December 5-6, 2015. A line-up of family fun including celebrity guests, K!DZ activities, cosplay, video games and holiday shopping. As a special event offering the largest selec- tion of collectibles, geek crafts, com- ics, toys, comic art and pop culture artifacts for sale in New England, this show has become the holiday shopping show for nerds and the people who love them. Everything a fan or collector could possibly want that you could not find anywhere else, is displayed on over 300 tables from vendors travelling from 10 states. For complete details, visit the website. OMNI PARKER HOUSE 60 School Street, Boston, MA 877-613-0134 INTIMATE ILLUSIONS -- Decem- ber 26-27, 2015. Brilliant, hilarious & enthralling. World-renowned illusion- ist and entertainer Ivan Amodei delights in creating one-of-a-kind stage experiences using a blend of magnificent magic, music, drama and Comedy that transport you, the audience, into a fantastic new world! Utterly enthralling, Amodei's myriad talents range from daring telekinesis to dazzling telepathy, and much more, including world-class illusions! Featuring an incredible score including everything from Mozart to Hans Zimmer and Celine Dion's concert Cellist, Intimate lllustions is a spectacular, spontane- ous and witty show about destiny,. courage, life and love. It is most defi- nitely like nothing you've ever seen before! INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON I00 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 617-478-3100 THIS IS TANGO NOW -- Novem- ber 20-22, 2015. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango art- ists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merle and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional passion for the art form. Featuring a stellar company of 12 dancers and musicians perform- ing the world premiere of Carmen ... de Buenos Aires, this breathtak- ing new production of Carmen blends tango and flamenco with an original score based on Bizet's beloved melodies. ZOO HOWL AT FRANKLIN PARK ZOO -- October 24-25. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston. Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every comer on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume con- tests and a haunted mazel Be sure to take a hay ride at Zoo Howl! BOO AT THE ZOO AT STONE ZOO -- October 17-18. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham. Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every comer on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume con- tests, and a haunted maze[ BEACON HILL WITH A BOOt. .. October 31. Boston By Foot, Inc., 77 North Washington Street, Boston. Beacon Hill With a BOO! is the Halloween walking tour of Beacon Hill featuring the murders, executions, ghosts and politicians of this seemingly qttaint neighborhood. SALEM WITCH MUSEUM -- 19 Washington Square North, Salem. The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history ... THE WITCH HYSTERIA of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing. Their exhibit Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans ... Do you believe in witches? Don't answer until you see Salem's most visited museum. WITCH'S WOODS -- Nashoba Valley Ski Area, 79 Powers Road, Westford Greater Merrimack Valley's original Halloween Screampark. Climb aboard Witch's Woods most popular attraction, the Haunted Hayride, and visit the Keeper's Crypt, Castle Morbid and Nightmare Mansion. FACTORY OF TERROR -- 33 Pearl Street, Fall River Factory of Terror is New England's premier haunted house. When you visit, be prepared to be scared out of your mind[ Bring a friend, youll see whyI You will first enter a terrifying chamber and come face-to-face with the most horriflc spine-chilling, spirit-filled rooms. This Factory has been idle since 1856 when the graveyard shift encountered the most terrifying mystery murder massacre. Yes, all 113 Factory employees were mysteriously murdered in an area of the Factory so large and creepy that the employees referred to this 30-room area of the Factory as Bloodworth Dungeon. Only one Factory worker barely'survived the Bloodworth Dungeon massacrel However, he was admitted to the State Psche Ward where he soon died from mental torment after continously repeating "Bloodworth Dungeon," "Bloodworth Dungeon," Bloodworth Dungeon"... Now dare to enter this horriflc area of the Factory that the midnight shift workers referred to as Bloodworth Dungeon and to this day haunts and terrifies any one that dares to enter. FRIGHTFEST AT SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND Through Novem- ber 1. 1623 Main Street, Agawam Thrills and frills you can't get enough of. Call (413} 786-9300 ext. 3241 for more information and times. FEAR TOWN HAUNTED HOUSE 1710 Fall River Avenue See konk, MA Fear Town Haunted House is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Located deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town will take you on a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades. As you progress through the trail, monsters will come at you from all angles to try and .make you a permanent resident of the woods. TITANTIC MASQUERADE: HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY CRUISE ~ October 31, Spirit of Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston www.SplritCruises.eom There's no better theme for a Halloween party of monstrous portions than the majesty and tragedy of the Titanic. Grab your best ghouls and climb aboard the Spirit of Boston -- if you dare -- for the Titan/c Mas- querade, the ultimate Halloween dance party that summons the spirit of the doomed cruise liner complete with ghosts and ghouls that have risen from their watery graves. Costumes are required and masks are preferred on this 3-hour excursion aboard Boston's luxurious and mas- sive.two-decked yacht. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a monster mash of Boston's four hottest DJs spinning club hits throughout the many dance floors. Drinks will be available for purchase on board at a cash bar and, ff you spring for the VIP ticket, youql get priority boarding and have access to a special dance floor and DJ. D (