Livin' on the AZEdge 11-15
Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. & 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts: The Lion in Winter. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top. Henry would like to have another heir by his mistress Alais, but that would only add to the confusion. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. Tickets: $15-$19 at pca-az.net.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 7 at the Elks Opera House: "The British Invasion." Between 1962 and 1966, musicians and bands from across the pond invaded the American Pop Charts with music that would last for generations. The British Invasion recreate the music and the times in this show. Music from The Animals, The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, Donovan, The Fortunes, Freddie & The Dreamers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Kinks, Peter & Gordon, The Tremeloes, Billy J Kramer, The Yardbirds and The Zombies. Tickets: $22-$25 at the box office or elksoperahouse.com
Sunday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center: Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is the musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On Dec. 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records for one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love" "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more. Tickets: $25-$65 at ycpac.net.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center: B.B. King. Throughout the 1990′s as well as the 1980′s, 1970′s, 1960′s and 1950′s, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940′s, he has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965′s definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal," and 1976′s collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time." At some point, the King will stop comin' around. Catch him while you can. Tickets: $49-$85 at ycpac.com
Dec. 5, 6, 7, 7 p.m. at Stage Too; Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library; Dec. 8, 3 p.m. at the Chino Valley Adult Center: Prescott Center for the Arts Stage Too Readers Theatre presents Shtick, by Henry Myerson - Directed by Mary Timpany. Helen's life became complicated after her husband Murray's stroke and her sister Gladys' revelation, wanting to set the record straight, in case Murray should die, that she and Murray had been having an affair. Helen suspected Murray was no angel when she married him. While Helen might have been willing to adjust to Murray and his new stroke-induced limits, the stakes were raised and the game was changed by Gladys' admission of the affair. So now Helen is left on the horns of dilemma: How can she be a nurturing caretaker for a man who has deceived her? Tickets: $12 at pca-az.net.