BEST Things To Do In Scottsdale Today
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Carnival of Illusion
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."
Pass My Imperfections Lightly By8670 E Shea Blvd #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Mary Todd Lincoln is an enigma to most people. All that is remembered of the woman is that she was a shrew and eventually was committed to an insane asylum. But that definition is much too simple. There were other sides to this complex personality. Her awareness of the political pulse of this country was instrumental in the election of her husband as president. Her ego-driven idea of what the leader of a nation should be changed the White House from a "countrified plantation" into a figurehead residence fit for a president. She was an emancipated woman long before her husband began the emancipation of another minority. The final horror of her husband's death and her incarceration as insane are re-lived by a woman, not an historical figure. For all her faults, Mary Todd Lincoln was in many was the first first lady, a woman who insisted that her voice be heard. Pass My Imperfections Lightly By is a dramatic examination of a unique personality which history tends to simplify.
Anne-Sophie MutterScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
For more than 40 years, four-time Grammy Award® winner and musical phenomenon Anne-Sophie Mutter has been a fixture on the world’s most prestigious stages. Scottsdale Arts is honored to add the Virginia G. Piper stage to Mutter’s list during this one-night-only engagement with pianist Lambert Orkis.
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder11445 N Saguaro Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical).
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind…