ON­STAGE This Week

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Dal­las en­sem­ble Jonathan Tyler and the North­ern Lights takes its blues-tinged South­ern/clas­sic rock sound se­ri­ously. Cut­ting its teeth head­lin­ing in bars and re­cently open­ing for Lynyrd Skynyrd, JTNL blends barn-burn­ers with love bal­lads that are sure to se­duce and soothe your rock ’ n’ roll soul. In “Par­don Me,” the band lets au­di­ences know that, “Maybe it’s been too long since rock ’ n’ roll turned you on, so par­don me, just let it set you free.” Fans of Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes, head to Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559) at 9 p.m.

Mon­day, Jan. 10, to catch JTNL live. Tick­ets are $7 in ad­vance at www.cora­zon­santafe.com, $8 at the door. Lo­cal rock­ers O/Z open. A Tony Award win­ner that opened on Broad­way in 2006,

The Drowsy Chap­er­one (book by Bob Martin and Don McKel­lar, mu­sic and lyrics by Lisa Lam­bert and Greg Mor­ri­son) is a show within a show — and a mu­si­cal-theater lover’s dream. When lead char­ac­ter “Man in Chair” plays a record­ing of an ob­scure (and fic­tional) 1928 Broad­way mu­si­cal called The Drowsy Chap­er­one, he and a cast of nutty char­ac­ters take the au­di­ence on a wild jour­ney back­stage. Star­lets, gang­sters, pas­try chefs, and Latin lovers col­lide in this pro­duc­tion, di­rected by Devon Frieder and pre­sented in Santa Fe by teens and young adults. Show times are 7 p.m. Fri­day, Jan. 7; 2 and 7 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 8; and 2 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 9, at Ware­house 21 (1614 Paseo de Per­alta, 989-4423). Tick­ets at the door are $10, un­der 21 $5. The lay­er­ing of mul­ti­ple sounds on top of bass lines and gui­tar melodies can be achieved dig­i­tally in a stu­dio with rel­a­tive ease; how­ever, re­pro­duc­ing those sounds live is an­other story.

El Ten Eleven has mas­tered live re­dub­bing of lay­ered mu­sic pro­duced by only two mu­si­cians, Kris­tian Dunn and Tim Fog­a­rty. Based out of Los An­ge­les, the duo uses a bass, drums, and ef­fects ped­als to cre­ate a com­plex mu­si­cal sound that has been likened to that of post-rock groups such as Ex­plo­sions in the Sky or Mog­wai. Open­ing for El Ten Eleven is As in We, a lo­cal in­stru­men­tal pro­gres­sive-rock band. Check them out at Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559) at 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 12. Tick­ets to the all-ages show are $10. Who hasn’t been left to starve in the woods and then de­cep­tively be­friended by a can­ni­bal witch who lives in­side a ginger­bread house? En­gle­bert Humperdinck’s opera ver­sion of the Broth­ers Grimm tale Hansel and Gre­tel is pre­sented by the Santa Fe Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion. Some­what abridged but fea­tur­ing cos­tumes and a full or­ches­tra, this English-lan­guage pro­duc­tion is per­formed at the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter (463 Paseo de Per­alta) at 7 p.m.

Fri­day and Satur­day, Jan. 7 and 8, with a mati­nee per­for­mance at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 9. A pi­ano-con­cert ver­sion of the work takes place at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 8, at the South­side Branch Li­brary (6599 Jaguar Drive, 955-2810). All events are free and open to the pub­lic on a first-come, first-served ba­sis with no re­served seats.

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