"Shake, Rattle, and Roll" is free with center admission. Call 480-893-0106 or visit www.makutusisland.com. -- Craig Wallach
Funny Thing Is...
Young improv players take the stage
If spontaneity is indeed the essence of wit, prepare for the wit to hit the fan when 15 of the Valley's most talented young improv players take the stage for Theatre Gameshow, 7 p.m. Saturday, February 14, at Valley Youth Theatre, 525 North First Street. The quickest wits prevail when VYT's finest break into two teams and compete for laughs in a number of improvisational situations. Best of all, those in attendance choose the evening's winners. Admission is $5. The series continues on the second Saturday of the month, through April. For details call 602-253-8188, extension 2, or visit www.vyt.com. -- Craig Wallach
A working girl finds the man of her dreams
It's The Jerry Springer Show, Extreme Makeover and The Bachelor, all rolled into one happily ever after. She escapes family dysfunction, undergoes a fashion transformation and successfully snags her man -- Cinderella's entertainment value could stand the test of prime time.
See her story set to song at Scottsdale's Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 East Second Street, where Greasepaint Scottsdale Youtheatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's take on the tale. Featuring songs such as "Ten Minutes Ago," "In My Own Little Corner" and "The Stepsisters' Lament," the musical continues through February 22. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 480-990-7405 for tickets -- $15 for adults, $12 for children and students, with group discounts available. See www.greasepaint.org for more information. -- Jill Koch