Performing arts: April 18-24

April 18, 2013 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

Information: 941-778-5755.

Manatee Players Performing Arts Center: 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Information: 941-748-5875.

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

"Zara Spook and other Lures," 2 p.m. April 21; $10-$12. Information: 941-752-5252.

Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

"Cotton Patch Gospel," 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and 3 p.m. April 28; $8 adults, $5 students. Information: 941-792-3141.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

Sarasota Ballet: 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. For more information, call the Sarasota Ballet at 941-359-0099, ext. 101. To buy tickets, call 941-941-953-3368. "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

Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

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

Dance Now free art exhibit inspirational series: "Sculptures of Woodrow Nash/Installations by Jackie Peters Cully," 6 p.m. May 30. Information: 941-365-2032.

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

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. "Clybourne Park," through May 2; $20-$72. "The Game's Afoot," through May 12; $20-$72. "Venus in Fur," through April 28; $15-$40. Noah Racey's "Pulse," a new dance musical, May 23-June 16; $23-$65. "My Brilliant Divorce," June 26-July 14; $23-$65. FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training: "Candida," through April 28; $28-$29, pay-what-you-can night: April 9. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

"April Fools," 8:30 p.m. April 19-20, 26-27; $12. Keating Theatre: Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Reading Series: "Two Point Oh," 7 p.m. April 29, "Gidion's Knot," 7 p.m. May 6, "Hell: Paradise Found," 7 p.m. May 13; $10 indivual, $25 series. Gompertz Theatre: K-6 Young Playwrights Festival: "Under Six," through May 24; $6. "In The Book Of," through 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

Information: 941-552-5325.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Broadway series: "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 18-20, 2 p.m. April 21; $15. Summer Sizzler Series: "Hot L Baltimore," 7:30 p.m. June 13-15, 27 and 29, and 2 p.m. June 16 and 30; $18. "More Than A Feeling," 7:30 p.m. June 20-22, July 18 and 20, and 2 p.m. June 23 and July 21; $18. 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. Box office: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

The Addams Family, 8 p.m. April 22; $30-$75. "RAIN," 8 p.m., April 26; $30-$65. Information: 941-953-3368.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

For Theatre Odyssey tickets, call 941-799-7224. "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," through May 12. All ticket prices are $29.50 and up. Information: 941-366-1505.

TAMPA

THEATER

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

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," 8 p.m. April 25, 7:30 p.m. April 26-27; $35.50 and up. Amy Schumer: Inside Amy, 8 p.m. May 11; $32.50 and up. Daniel Tosh, 7 and 9:30 p.m. June 27; $59.50 and up. Information 813-229-7827.

ON ICE

Tampa Bay Times Forum: 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Disney on Ice "Rockin' Ever After," 7 p.m. May 16-17, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. May 18, 1 and 5 p.m. May 19; $16-$75. Information: 813-301-6893.

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