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Sum­mer Nights ar­rive early this year: Grease – The

Mu­si­cal is com­ing to Dubai from April 7-13. The new pro­duc­tion by the UK’s Curve Theatre di­rected by Niko­lai Fos­ter will play at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre. Ex­pect to be Hope­lessly De­voted as the stage ver­sion of the John Tra­volta film – with songs such as Greased Light­nin’ and You’re The One That I Want – brings alive 1950s Chicago’s greaser sub­cul­ture, the angsty teenage gang at Ry­dell High School and Sandy and Danny’s star-crossed love. Get those leather jack­ets ready. Tick­ets from Dh150 at plat­inum­list.com.

An­other iconic, this time op­er­atic, take on star-crossed lovers will play out at Dubai Opera from March 2-4, with a re­vival of Madame But­ter­fly. Joachim Herz’s pro­duc­tion nar­rates the story of young Ja­panese woman, Cio-Cio-San (Madam But­ter­fly), and Amer­i­can naval of­fi­cer Lieu­tenant Pinker­ton in 1980s Na­gasaki. Their doomed love is set to Puc­cini’s leg­endary score in­clud­ing the Flower Dues, Hum­ming Cho­rus and Un Bel Di. Mati­nee shows are at 3pm and evening shows at 8pm. Tick­ets from Dh300 at dubai­opera.com.

Blue is the most en­ter­tain­ing colour come April when the Blue Man Group per­form at du Fo­rum, Yas Is­land, from April 18-22 as part of their new world tour. The theatre group that com­bines, com­edy, rock con­certs us­ing cus­tom in­stru­ments, light and art in their silent per­for­mances (the three per­form­ers never speak) was con­ceived in 1991 and has since toured in over 20 coun­tries and made an ap­pear­ance on the Amer­i­can sit­com Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment. Tick­ets are on sale now for Dh195 at plat­inum­list.net.

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