Performing arts: Dec. 12-18

December 12, 2013 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

DANCE

Dance Theatre of Bradenton: Manatee High School, Davis Center for the Performing Arts, 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton

"The Nutcracker," 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15; $15-$20. Information: 941-840-0863.

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

"Over the River and through the Woods," 8 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15; $2. Box office: 941-778-5755.

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

Stone Hall: "Peter Pan," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 22; $13-$36. "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Jan. 9-26. "Shrek: the Musical," Feb. 13-March 2. All tickets are $26-$36. Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 22; $13-$36. Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are $26-$36. Information: 941-748-5875.

SARASOTA

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

"Il Trovatore," Feb. 8-March 22; $19-$125. "The Barber of Seville," Feb. 8-March 22; $19-$125. Box Office: 941-366-8450.

THEATER

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

Asolo Repertory Theatre: "Show Boat," through Dec. 29. "A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," a cultural cabaret, 7 p.m. Dec. 15; $18. "The Aliens," Jan. 1-20. "Philadelphia, Here I Come," Jan. 7-April 12. "Other Desert Cities," Jan. 15-Feb. 27. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Jan. 22-April 13. FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training: "Loot," Dec. 31-Jan. 19. "How I Learned to Drive," Feb. 18-March 9. All tickets are $27 preview nights, $28 matinees, $29 evening shows. Box office: 941-351-8000.

First United Methodist Church: 104 S. Pineapple Ave.

The Curtis Institute of Music: Curtis on Tour with Mikael Eliasen and artists from the Curtis Opera Theatre, 7 p.m. Feb. 11; $10. Information: 215-717-3141.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

John C. Court Cabaret: "The Prima Donettes," through Feb. 1; $18-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "Monty Python's Spamalot," through Jan. 11; $18-$45. "Daddy Long Legs," Feb. 5-April 5; $18-$5. Keating Theatre: "Thurgood," Dec. 13-Feb. 15; $18-$32. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

"Pageant," 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 11, and May 2; $10. "White Christmas," through Dec. 22. "Carousel," Jan. 8-19. "Sordid Lives," Feb. 12-23. 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. Unless otherwise noted all tickets are $25-$30. Box office: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota Ballet's "John Ringling Circus Nutcracker" 8 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21; $35-$100; for tickets call the Sarasota Ballet Box Office at 941-359-0099, ext. 101. "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 22; $35-$55. Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker," 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 29; $34-$192. Ron White, 8 p.m. Jan. 2; $TBA. "Godspell, 8 p.m. Jan. 15; $40-$70. "Rock of Ages," 8 p.m. Jan. 16; $35-$75. Steve Solomons "Cannolis, Latkis and Guilt!", 7 p.m. Jan. 26; $30-$50. Complexions, 8 p.m. Feb. 4; $35-$50. Jay Leno, 8 p.m. Feb. 7; $TBA. Pilobolus, 8 p.m., Feb. 12; $40-$60. Lewis Black: "The Rant is Due," 8 p.m. Feb. 15; $44.50-$74.50. Family Series: Masters of Illusions - Live! 7 p.m. Feb. 16; $TBA. "Stayin' Alive," 8 p.m. Feb. 18; $25-$55. "Man of La Mancha," 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 20; $35-$70. "Memphis," 8 p.m. Feb. 24; $TBA. Box office: 941-953-3368.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"Purlie," through Dec. 15. "The Whipping Man," Jan. 2-Feb. 2. "Harry and Lena," Feb. 19-March 23. All tickets are $28. Information: 941-366-1505.

ST. PETERSBURG

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third St. N.,

"A Marvelous Party! The Noel Coward Celebration," through Dec. 22; $29-$59Information: 727-823-7529.

freeFall Theatre: 6099 Central Ave.

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 24; $16-$44. Information: 727-498-5205.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

"The Nutcracker Twist," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; $17-$37. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker," 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28; $32.50-$189.75. "Sleeping Beauty," 2 p.m. Jan. 5; $27.50-$47.50. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, 2 p.m. Jan. 26; $22.50-$42.50. Feb. 16: Dinosaur Train - Live! 2 p.m. Feb. 16; $22.50-42.50. Masters of Illusion - Live! 7 p.m. Feb. 23; $22-$52. Information: 727-892-5767.

TAMPA

CIRCUS

Tampa Bay Times Forum: 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey "Legends," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1-3, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 5; $16-$70. Information: 813-301-6716.

OPERA

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

"A Dynamic Duet," 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16; $10. Florida Opera Festival: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," Jan. 14-19; $46.50-$81.50. Florida Opera Festival: "The Magic Flute," 8 p.m. 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Feb. 9; $34.50-$84.50. "L'amour Toujours, a Popera!" 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Feb. 23; $34.50-$84.50. Information: 813-229-7827.

THEATER

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

Hat Trick Theatre "A Thousand Clowns," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 22; $23. "Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes" Dec. 12-29; $25-$105. "50 Shades! The Musical," 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14; $35.50-$45.50. Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Gala, 8 p.m. Jan. 8-Feb. 2; $32.50-$74.50. "The Hound of the Baskervilles," Jan. 8-Feb. 2; $28. An Evening with Garrison Keillor, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12; $35.50-$55.50. National Geographic Live! Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-eating Pigs with Joel Sartore, 7 p.m. Jan. 14; $25. Ralphie May, 7 p.m. Jan. 18: $29.50-$49.50. "Disenchanted!" Jan. 28-April 13; $40. Complexions Contemporary Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; $29.50-$45.50. "Once," Feb. 11-16; $46.50-$81.50. Inside Amy Schumer's Back Door Tour, 8 p.m. Feb. 19; $37.50-$45. Information 813-229-7827.

Stage Works: 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.

"The Divine Sister," Feb. 6-23; $26. Information: 813-727-2708.

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