Performing arts: Jan. 24-30

January 24, 2013 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

"A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,"8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 3; $20. Information: 941-778-5755.

Manatee Players: Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.

"Anything Goes," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 3; $13-$26. "A Funny Thing ...," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 21-March 16; $13-$26. Information: 941-748-5875.

State College of Florida: 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre: "The Mousetrap," 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9; $10-$12. "The Diary of Anne Frank," 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 18, 21-23, and 2 p.m. Feb. 24; $10-$12. "Zara Spook and other Lures," 8 p.m. April 12-13 and 2 p.m. April 14 and 21; $10-$12. Neel Performing Arts Centre: Musical Theatre Ensemble Showcase "Songs and scenes from Broadway Lexicon," 8 p.m. April 15: no charge. Information: 941-752-5252.

SARASOTA

COMEDY

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota

Dan Kamin "Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin," 2 p.m. Feb. 10; $15 general admission, $10 members and students. Information: 941-552-5325.

DANCE

Sarasota Ballet: FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Sarasota Ballet: Ashton, Carter & Tuckett: Sir Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 3; $30-$90. Sir Frederick Ashton's "Les Rendez-vous," Sir Antony Tudor's "Lilac Garden," and Dominic Walsh's "I Napoletani," 8 p.m. March 1, 2 and 8 p.m. March 2, 2 and 7 p.m. March 3; $30-$90. Fuzion Dance Artists: Seventh Season Dance Concert, 8 p.m. March 15-16, 2 p.m. March 16-17; $30 adults, $15 students. Information: 941-359-0099.

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

Dance Now free art exhibit inspirational series: "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.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple

Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot," Feb. 9-March 23; $30-$140. Georges Bizet "The Pearl Fishers," Feb. 16-March 22; $20-$130. "A King for a Day," March 2-24; $20-$130. "Of Mice and Men," March 9-23; $20-$130. Information: 941-328-1300.

THEATER

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

Asolo Repertory Theatre: "You Can't Take It With You," through April 20; $23-$65. "Glengarry Glen Ross," through Feb. 28; $23-$65. "The Heidi Chronicles," through March 20; $23-$65. "Clybourne Park," March 15-May 2; $23-$65. "The Game's Afoot," March 29-May 12; $23-$65. "Venus in Fur," April 3-28; $23-$65. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

John C. Court Cabaret: "Urban Cowboys," through March 31; $19-$45. Keating Theatre: "The Columnist," Feb. 1-April 7; $19-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "The Best of Enemies," through Feb. 3; $18-$36. "In the Book of," March 27-May 19; $19-$36. Goldstein Cabaret: "Let's Twist Again: with the Wanderers," through Feb. 2; $19-$36. FST Improv, 8:30 p.m. through Feb. 23; $12. "Caribbean Soul," Feb. 27-May 19; $19-$36. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

Golden Apple Theatre: 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota

"Viagara Falls," through Feb. 24; $25-$37.50, Dec. 31: $40. Information: 941-366-5604.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Broadway series: "Sunset Blvd.," Jan. 26-27; $12-$25. "9 to 5," Feb. 13-24; $12-$25. "Harvey," March 27-April 7; $25 adults, $12 students. Backstage at The Players series: "Kimberly Akimbo," 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9, and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; $15. Drag Queen Bingo, 8 p.m. Fridays; $5. Kids Comedy Club performances are 11 a.m. on select Saturday mornings; $6, includes lunch and a drink. Sarasota Silver Stars: "Tiney Bubbles," 7:30 p.m. March 16, 2 p.m. March 17; $18. Box office: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

"Month Python's Spamalot," 7 p.m. Jan. 27; $30-$75. Motionhouse, 8 p.m. Jan. 29; $10-$50. "Traces," 8 p.m., Feb. 6; $30-$60. "Just Imagine," starring Tim Piper, 8 p.m. Feb. 13; $10-$40. "Peter Pan," 7 p.m. Feb. 19-20; $30-$65. Russian National Ballet Theatre: "Sleeping Beauty," 7 p.m. Feb. 24; $10-$60. "A Chorus Line," 8 p.m. Feb. 25; $10-$75. Howie Mandel, 8 p.m. March 3; $10-$55. "Les Miserables," 8 p.m. March 5-8, 2 and 8 p.m. March 9, 1:30 and 7 p.m. March 10; $30-$90. Lord of the Dance, 8 p.m. March 12; $30-$65. "The Pirates of Penzance," 8 p.m. March 13; $10-$50. Parsons Dance, 8 p.m. March 20; $10-$45. "Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get the Sillies Out!" 3 and 6 p.m. March 21; $27-$47. Golden Dragon Acrobats Cirque Ziva, 7 p.m. April 1; $10-$40. "Hair," 8 p.m. April 2; $30-$75. "Chicago, The Muscial," 8 p.m. April 9-10; $30-$75. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"Jitney" by August Wilson, through 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

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third st. N., St. Petersburg

Cabaret Drama Series: "The Vagina Monologues," 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. All performances are "pay what you can" advance tickets: $10, or $10-$20 suggested donation on day of performance. Information: 727-823-7529.

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

"Scattered," 7 p.m. Jan. 27; $25-$45. Information: 727-893-7832.

TAMPA

COMEDY

Tampa Bay Times Forum: 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; $43.50. Information: 800-745-3000.

OPERA

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

"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. "La Boheme," 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2 p.m. March 9-10; $34.50 and up. Information 813-229-7827.

THEATER

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

"Wicked," through Jan. 27; $73.50 and up. "Traces," Jan. 29-Feb. 3; $31.50 and up. "Questions My Mother Can't Answer," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 21-March 3; $28 and up. Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; $46 and up. The stars of "America's Got Talent," 7:30 p.m. March 27; 29.50 and up. Jerry Seinfeld, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 30; $49 and up. Jim Breuer, 7:30 p.m. April 12; $24.50 and up. Teco Theater: "Bon Appetit," 8 p.m. Feb. 22; $25 and up. Jobsite Theater: "Hay Fever," through Feb. 3; $28 and up. "Much Ado About Nothing," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, March 14-April 7; $28 and up. Information 813-229-7827.

Tampa Bay Times Forum: 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

"Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival," 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 2; $15-$50. Information: 800-745-3000.

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