Performing arts: Nov. 8-14

November 8, 2012 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

DINNER THEATER

Courtyard Marriott: 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton

Manatee Players "Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!," cocktails (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the show, Nov. 16-17. Tickets: $52. Information: 941-748-5875.

THEATER

David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre: State College of Florida, 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.

Island Players Theater: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," 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, through 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. "Anything Goes," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17-Feb. 3. Information: 941-748-5875.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

Dance Now free art exhibit inspirational series: "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

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," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 17; $30-$90. 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Ballet's "The Nutcracker," 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 15; $10-$90. 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple

"Rigoletto," through Nov. 12; $19 and up. Sarasota Youth Opera: "Little Nemo in Slumberland," 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11; $15 and up. Information: 941-328-1300.

THEATER

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. "You Can't Take It With You," Jan. 4-April 20; $23-$65. "Glengarry Glen Ross," Jan. 11-Feb. 28; $23-$65. "The Heidi Chronicles," Jan. 19-March 17; $23-$65. FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training: Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," through Nov. 18; $28 and up. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

Keating Theatre: "Smokey Joe's Cafe," through Jan. 6; $19-$42. "The Columnist," Jan. 30-April 14; $19-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "The Best of Enemies," Dec. 5-Jan. 27; $19-$36. Goldstein Cabaret: "Let's Twist Again: with The Wanderers," through Jan. 13; $19-36. "Urban Cowboys," Jan. 2-March 10; $19-$36. "Caribbean Soul," Feb. 27-May 19; $19-$36. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

PLATO: Ramada Waterfront Hotel, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

"Waist Watchers," Nov. 15-Jan. 6; $35. Magic Box Theatre for Children: "Rumplestiltskin," 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays Nov. 17-Dec. 8; $10. PLATO ByKids4Kids: "The 12 Days of Christmas," 7 p.m. Dec. 11-12 and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15; $10 adults, $8 children. PLATO Platinum Players: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 16; $15. Information: 941-363-1727 or visit platoarts@gmail.com.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Drag Queen Bingo, 8 p.m. Fridays; $5. Box office: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

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.

ST. PETERSBURG

CIRCUS

Tropicana Field: 1 Tropicana Drive

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

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third St. N.,

Sunday Comedy Series: Pay-What-You-Can" on select dates (suggested donation: $10-$20) or $15 advance purchase VIP seating. 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. "Scattered," 7 p.m. Jan. 27; $25-$45. Information: 727-893-7832.

TAMPA

DANCE

University of South Florida: Concert Hall, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

Fuzion Dance Artists: "The World of Francis Schwartz," 2 p.m. Nov. 18; $20.

THEATER

David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts: 1010 N. MacInnes Place

"Gorey Stories," through Nov. 18; $28 and up. Louis C.K., 7:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 29; $45. "So You Think You Can Dance," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4; $82 and up. Stephen Lynch, Dec. 15; $32.50 and up. Jobsite Theater: "Hay Fever," Jan. 9-Feb. 3; $28 and up. "A Masked Ball," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. Feb. 9-10; $34.50 and up. "POPera!" 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Feb. 16-17; $34.50 and up. "Bon Appetit," 8 p.m. Feb. 22; $25 and up. Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: "La Traviata," 2 p.m. Jan. 27, and "Moonstruck," 2 p.m. March 3; both are "pay-what-you-can" events. Information 813-229-7827.

Sun Dome: 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

Tyler Perry presents "Medea Gets A Job," 3 p.m., Nov. 11; $27.50-$87.50. Information: 813-974-3004.

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