Performing arts: Oct. 11, 2012

October 11, 2012 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage



Island Players Theater: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

"Postmortem," 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 14. $20. Agatha Christie's "The Mouse Trap," 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10; $15. Box office: 941-778-5755.

Manatee Players: Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.

"Pump Boys and Dinettes," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25-Nov. 11; Tickets: $13-$26. "Forever Plaid; Plaid Tidings," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29-Dec. 23; Tickets: $13-$26. Information: 941-748-5875.

State College of Florida's Neel Performing Arts Center: 5840 26th St. W.

Musical Theater Ensemble Production: "Children of Eden," 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4; $6-$12. Information: 941-752-5252.

State College of Florida's David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre: 5840 26th St. W.

"Crimes of the Heart," 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 19, 23-24, and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25; $10-$15. Information: 941-752-5252.



Fuzion Dance Company: Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail

Dance Now free art exhibit inspirational series: "It's Political," Oct. 18. "For the Love of Art," Dec. 20. "Child's Play from Mindy Solomon," Feb. 28. "Sculptures of Woodrow Nash/Installations by Jackie Peters Cully," May 30. All performance times are 6 p.m. Information: 941-365-2032.

Fuzion Dance Company: New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

"Voices of Fuzion," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2; $10 suggested donation, free for students and staff. Information: 941-487-5000

FSU Center for Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Ballet presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company "Gossamer Gallants," "The Uncommitted," and "Cascade," Oct. 26-28; $30-$90. 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

Sarasota Ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton's "Symphonic Variations," Christopher Wheeldon's "There Were She Loved," Paul Taylor's "Company B," Nov. 16-17; $30-#90. 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Ballet's "The Nutcracker," Dec. 14-15; $10-$90. 941-359-0099, ext. 101.


Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple

"Rigoletto," Oct. 26-Nov. 12; $19 and up. Sarasota Youth Opera: "Little Nemo in Slumberland," Nov. 10-11; $15 and up. Information: 941-328-1300.


Asolo Repertory Theatre/Asolo Conservatory: FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

Asolo Repertory Theatre: "1776," Nov. 16-Dec. 22; $23-$65. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

Gompertz Theatre: "The Best of Enemies," Dec. 5-Jan. 27; $19-$36. Goldstein Cabaret: "Let's Twist Again: with The Wanderers," Oct. 17-Jan. 6; $19-36. "Urban Cowboys," Jan. 2-March 10; $19-$36. "Caribbean Soul," Feb. 27-May 19; $19-$36. Keating Theatre: "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Oct. 31-Jan. 6; $19-$42.

Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way

Asolo Repertory Theatre FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production: "The Tragedy of Macbeth," 8 p.m., Oct. 18; $5 general admission, $2.50 groups of 10 or more, GPAC family members or students are admitted free. Information: 941-552-5325.

McCurdy's Comedy Theater: 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Black Diamond Burlesque, 9 p.m. Oct. 20; Tickets: $20-$30. Information: 941-925-3869

Ramada Waterfront Sarasota: 7150 N. Tamiami Trail

"Prelude to Pride: A Wizard of Oz," 8 p.m. Oct. 15; $15 advance, $20 at the door. Information: 941-355-0847.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

"Zombie Town: A Documentary Play," Oct. 11-14 and 18-21; $15. Tickets for the Broadway series shows "Nunsense," "Annie," "Sunset Boulevard," "9 to 5," "Harvey," and "Side Show," are on sale now; $25 each. Drag Queen Bingo, 8 p.m. Fridays; $5.Box office: 941-365-2494 or

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

Nate Jacobs' 50s Jukebox Revue, Nov. 16-Dec. 16. "Jitney" by August Wilson, Jan. 4-Feb. 3. "Soul Crooners 2," Feb. 22-March 24. "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," April 12-May 12. All tickets prices are $28 and up. Information: 941-366-1505.



Tropicana Field: 1 Tropicana Drive,

Cirque du Soleil "Kooza," Nov. 8-25; $33-$143.50.


American Stage: 163 Third St. N.,

"Hysteria: or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis, through Oct. 21; $29-$59. Cabaret Drama Series: "The Vagina Monologues," 8 p.m. Oct. 14; pay-what-you-can. Sunday Comedy Series: The Third Thought Improv "Celebrating the Randomness of Life," 8 p.m. Oct. 21; pay-what-you-can. "Pay-What-You-Can" on select dates (suggested donation: $10-$20) or $15 advance purchase VIP seating. Information: 727-823-7529.

The Palladium Theater: St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N.

"Wit," Oct. 21-Nov. 4; $15 and up. "Pay-what-you-can" on Oct. 21. Information: 727-823-7529.

Progress Energy's Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

Tap Dogs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; $25.50 and up. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company "Between Us," 7 p.m. Nov. 11; $25-$45. Moscow Ballet "Great Russian Nutcracker," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28; $32.50-$190. State Ballet of Russia "Cinderella," 3 p.m. Jan. 6; $27.50-$57.50. Information: 727-893-7832.

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