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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 23, 2015 Page 11 PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DANCE THEATER Elf the Broadway Musical will be taking the stage of the Wang Theater. See more details, see THEATER section. HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 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 Talent. 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 Comlmm3 You Keep, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du SoleiI's One Night 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 100,000 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 Award 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 modern interpreta- tions of Italian standards, classical takes on contemporary chart-toppers, and original compositions that bridge musical genres. BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL 4 Oceanfront North Salisbury, MA 978-462-5888 ROCKIN' HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY with DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY -- November 27, 2015. Rock out with local favorite Don't Call Me Shirley as we welcome the holiday season at Blue Ocean Music Hall! Don't Call Me Shirley plays contempo- rary, popular, and classic hits from the 1950's to today's favorites. They play popular music from a cross section of many genres and decades. DCMS is "a wicked fun band" that entertains music lovers with a wide range of tastes from Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash of the '50s to The Beatles and The Stones of the '60s, from The Doobie Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revival of the '70s to Billy Idol and Tommy Tutone of the '80's, from Sublime & Matchbox 20 of the '90s to Ben Harper and Bare Naked Ladies of the '00s, and Foster The People and Neon Trees of the '10s. Shirley has a strong following that comes back again and again to hear their unique, signature mash-ups, which combine hook lines and choruses from various pop songs into one song. The band is best-known for creating a fun-loving party atmosphere while blasting out their best cover songs and parodies. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sleilian Corner" -- every Friday I0:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.111Owccmam.corra "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBP~corra "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti II:00 am-l:00 pm; 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corra "The Nick Frnnciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.corrL "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 9:00 pm-10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.cor~ "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Elisa Meazzini -- Thursdays 3:00 pm-4:15 pro. Visit //ta//ach/; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmaiLcorm Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervallo Musicale" -- Sundays 10:00-I0:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at ! Hailing from the North Shore, they're bursting with hometown pride and they want to share it with you this Thanksgiving weekend. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW www.LynnAudit PAUL ANKA- December 11, 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 disease. To date, Paul has recorded 125 albums -- including songs in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian -- and sold more than 15 million worldwide. He wrote "My Way" for Frank Sinatra. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993. Anka discovered Michael Bubld, Corey Hart and David Clayton- Thomas. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. LYNN AUDITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 781-599-SHOW www.LynnAudit orium, corn ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW -- October 30, 2015. The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a tele- phone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual con- vention. They discover the head of 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. WANG THEATER Citi Performing Arts Center 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL -- November 17 to December 6, 2015. ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actu- ally human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a jour- ney to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin {The Drowsy Chaperone}. 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 coUectibles, geek crafts, com- ics, toys, comic art and pop culture artifacts for sale in New England, this show has become the holiday shopping place 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 audi- ence, into a fantastic new world! dance to watch. It has been compared Utterly enthralling, Amodei's myriad to a fusion of hip hop and cheerleading talents range from daring telekinesis with a cultural twist. It has been to dazzling telepathy, and much more, integrated into many hip hop/reggae including world-class illusions! Fea- songs, and is one of the most up- turing an incredible score including coming foreign dance forms in the everything from Mozart to Hans world! Special guest performances by Zimmer and Celine Dion's concert Bhangra superstar Kay V Singh Cellist, Intimate lllustions is a spec- from the USA. This is one of the tacular, spontaneous and witty show fastest growing forms of music/dance about destiny, courage, life and love. in the world! Don't miss out on see- It is most definitely like nothing you've ing some of the best competitors out ever seen before! there! ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 BOSTON BHANGRAB -- Novem- ber 14, 2015. The 12m annual Boston Bhangra Competition will host 12 of the best bhangr.a teams from North America who will compete to be crowned the Boston Bhangra Cham- pionsl The last I I years of the show have been very successful with strong support from sponsors and has sold out with an attendance of 3,000 people! Bhangra is a folk dance from the state of Punjab and parts of Paki- stan. It is a very energetic and fun 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 Merlo 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 performing the world premiere of Carmen ... de Buenos Aires, this breathtaking 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, I Franklin Park Road, Boston. Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Traill Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests and a haunted maze! Be sure to take a hay ride at Zoo Howll BEACON HILL WITH A BOO! -- 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 quaint neighborhood. SALEM WITCH MUSEUM -- 19 Washington Square North, Salem. www. SalemWit 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, you'll see why] You will first enter a terrifying chamber and come face-to-face with the most horrific 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 massacre! 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 shiR 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 Now through November 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 Seekonk, MA Fear Town Haunted House is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. I.xx~ated 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 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 -- ff you dare -- for the T/tang 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, you'll get priority boarding and have access to a special dance floor and DJ. L~ - p