Performing arts: March 7-13

March 7, 2013 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

"Til Beth Do Us Part," 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 7-24; $20. Information: 941-778-5755.

Manatee Players: Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 17; $13-$26. Information: 941-748-5875.

Neel Performing Arts Center: State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

"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 Theater Ensemble Showcase "Songs and scenes from Broadway Lexicon," 8 p.m. April 15: no charge. Information: 941-752-5252.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardee," 8 p.m. April 18 and 2 and 8 p.m. April 19 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$90. "Theatre of Dreams," 8 p.m. May 3, 2 and 8 p.m. May 4 and 2 and 7 p.m. May 5; $30-$90. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

FSU Center for Performing Arts: 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

Jane B. Cook Theater: Fuzion Dance Artists' Seventh Season Dance Concert, 8 p.m. March 15-16, 2 p.m. March 16-17; $30. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota

Fuzion Dance Artists and Jazz Juvenocracy "Rhapsody, Rhythm, and Romance - The Unforgettable Standards," 8 p.m. May 17-18 and 24-25; $20-$25. Information: 941- 552-5325.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple

Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot," through March 23; $30-$140. Georges Bizet "The Pearl Fishers," through March 22; $20-$130. "A King for a Day," through March 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. "The Heidi Chronicles," through March 20; $23-$65. "Clybourne Park," March 15-May 2; $20-$72. "The Game's Afoot," March 29-May 12; $23-$65. "Venus in Fur," April 3-28; $23-$65. FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training: "Stop Kiss," 7:30 Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 10; $28-$29, Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

John C. Court Cabaret: "Urban Cowboys," through April 6; $19-$45. Keating Theatre: "The Columnist," through April 7; $19-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "In the Book of," March 27-May 19; $19-$36. Goldstein Cabaret: "By Gershwin: A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin," through June 2; $27-$32. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

Glenridge Performing Arts Center: 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota

"Love Changes Everything," 8 p.m. March 9; $20 and up. "Under The Radar," 2 p.m. March 17; $15 and up. "Fanny Brice Tells All," 8 p.m. March 27; $15 and up. Information: 941-552-5325.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Broadway series: "Harvey," March 27-April 7; $25 adults, $12 students. "Side Show," April 24-May 5; $25 adults, $12 students. The Players Performing Arts Studio: "Disney's Little Mermaid," 11 a.m. May 17 (schools only), 7 p.m. May 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; $10. "Studio Year End Showcase," 7 p.m. May 31; $8. Backstage at The Players series: "Oleanna," 8 p.m. April 11-13 and 18-20, 2 p.m. April 14 and 21; $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

"Les Miserables," 8 p.m. March 7-8, 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. The Addams Family, 8 p.m. April 22; $30-$75. "RAIN," 8 p.m., April 26; $30-$65. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"Soul Crooners 2," through March 24. "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," April 12-May 12. All tickets prices are $29.50 and up. Information: 941-366-1505.

TAMPA

OPERA

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

"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

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. "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," 8 p.m. April 25, 7:30 p.m. April 26-27; $35.50 and up. Teco Theater: "Bon Appetit," 8 p.m. Feb. 22; $25 and up. Jobsite Theater: "Much Ado About Nothing," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, March 14-April 7; $28 and up. "Behind the Gates," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays; $28. Amy Schumer: Inside Amy, 8 p.m. May 11; $32.50 and up. Information 813-229-7827.

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