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FUN ON ICE: Some of Disney's best-loved female characters will lace up skates for the “Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes” performance at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

The women include Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White, along with favorites Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Tinker Bell the fairy.

This touring production also has an extra sweet storyline: Sara Buck and Sacha LaLonde, who portray Cinderella and Prince Charming, respectively, are engaged to be married later this year.

Additional shows are 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $12 tonight, and $20 and $15 for all other performances. A limited number of $30 VIP and $45 front-row tickets are available. You can buy them at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

Parking is $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

CLASSIC DRAMA: Misguided trust leads to destruction as First Presbyterian Theater presents William Shakespeare's “Othello” at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 300 W. Wayne St.

Iago, Shakespeare's agent of evil, sets out to destroy leader Othello through insinuations, half-truths and lies. The plot also drags down Othello's new wife and others.

Regular performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 14-15 and 21-22, and at 2 p.m. March 16.

All tickets are $10 for tonight's preview show. Cost for regular performances is general admission, $20 in advance and $24 at the door; ages 60 and older, $18 in advance and $22 at the door; and full-time students, free to the first 30 who make reservations, and $10 after that or if bought at the door.

For tickets, call 422-6329 noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, or buy at www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com.

FRIDAY

FINAL QUESTS: The royals and knights are getting ready to clip-clop, clip-clop into the sunset as Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents its final weekend performances of “Monty Python's Spamalot” at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. The musical comedy, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005, is based on the classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29, adults; $24, seniors at Sunday matinees only; and $17, ages 23 and younger. They are available at www.fwcivic.org, by calling 424-5220, or at the ArtsTix Community Box Office in the Arts United Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays.

SATURDAY

AMAZING TALENT: Some of the area's top high school show choirs will perform during the Bishop Luers Show Choir Invitational at the school, 333 E. Paulding Road. This is the 40th year for the event.

Luers expects 19 schools to enter the event. Daytime competition begins at 8 a.m. The evening competition starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are sold at the door, are $10 per person for either the daytime or evening shows, or you can buy an all-day pass for $15 per person. For information, call 456-1261.

Luers also will hold a middle school show choir competition beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets for Friday performances are $5 per person.

TUESDAY

BACK TO THE '60S: Revisit musically the cultural revolution of 1960s America as the Broadway at the Embassy series presents the touring production of the rock musical “Hair” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

“Hair,” which originally debuted on stage in 1967, reflected the birth of a counterculture movement that ushered in a range of changes in American society. Hit songs in the show include “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In” and “Good Morning, Starshine.”

Note: The show is for mature audiences because there is a dimly lighted, 20-second scene with nudity that is nonsexual in nature.

Tickets are $23, $38 and $53. They are available at the Embassy Theatre box office 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000.


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