Performing arts:

January 9, 2014 

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria

"Delval Divas," Jan. 23-Feb. 9; $20. Box office: 941-778-5755.

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

Stone Hall: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Jan. 9-26. "Shrek: the Musical," Feb. 13-March 2. All tickets are $26-$36. Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "Stepping Out," Jan. 16-Feb. 2; $26. Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are $26-$36. Information: 941-748-5875.

Terra Siesta Mobile Home Park: Woods Hall, 8200 Nancy Lane, Ellenton

Eddie Michael and Dina Martin, 7 p.m. March 2; $10. Patrick and Matilda, 7 p.m., March 23; 10. Information: 802-272-3122.

SARASOTA

DANCE

Fuzion Dance Artists: Ice House, 1314 10th St.

"Reimagining O'Keeffe and Stieglitz: 2014" 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 8-9, 12, 14-15; $10. Information: 941-366-6400.

Sarasota Ballet: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival: "Birthday Offering, Illuminations, Facade," 8 p.m. April 30; "Les Rendez vous, Symphonic, Variations, Facade," 8 p.m. May 1; "Valses Nobles at Sentimentales, Monotones I and II, SInfonietta," 8 p.m. May 2; "Les Patineurs," selections of "Divertissements," 8 p.m. May 3; $TBA. Information: 941-941-359-0099.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

"Il Trovatore," Feb. 8-March 22; $19-$125. "The Barber of Seville," Feb. 8-March 21; $19-$125. "Jerusalem," March 8-22; $19-$125. Box Office: 941-366-8450.

THEATER

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

"Theater of the Mind" reading series: "Walter Cronkite is Dead," 4 p.m. Feb. 9, "A Voice of My Own," 4 p.m. March 2, "Coming to Life," 4 p.m. March 23. Admission is free. Information: 941-365-2032 or www.artsarasota.org.

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

Asolo Repertory Theatre: "Philadelphia, Here I Come," through 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," through Jan. 19. "The Aliens," through Jan. 20. "How I Learned to Drive," Feb. 18-March 9. "Stop/Kiss," Feb. 19-March 10. All tickets are $27 preview nights, $28 matinees, $29 evening shows. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

John C. Court Cabaret: "The Prima Donettes," through Feb. 1; $18-$36. Goldstein Cabaret: "Poems, Prayers and Promises," through April 20; $35-$49. Gompertz Theatre: "Monty Python's Spamalot," through Jan. 25; $18-$45. "Daddy Long Legs," Feb. 5-April 5; $18-$5. Keating Theatre: "Thurgood," through Feb. 15; $18-$32. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

Historic Asolo Theater: 5401 Bay Shore Road

New Stages 2014: Meklit Hadero, "Places in the Sky," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23-25; $10-$30. Information: 941-360-7399.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

"Carousel," Jan. 9-19. "Pageant," 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 11 and May 2; $10. "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

"Godspell, 8 p.m. Jan. 15; $40-$70. "Rock of Ages," 8 p.m. Jan. 16; $35-$75. Steve Solomon's "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. 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. "Stayin' Alive," 8 p.m. Feb. 18; $25-$55. "Man of La Mancha," 2 ]and 8 p.m. Feb. 20; $35-$70. "Memphis," 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Bob Newhart, 8 p.m. Feb. 25; $45-$75. The Moscow Festival Ballet: "Don Quixote," 8 p.m. Feb. 27; $35-$65. Rhythm of The Dance, 8 p.m. Feb. 28; $40-$55. Alton Brown LIVE!, 7 p.m.; $40-$50. "Chicago: The Musical," 8 p.m. March 4-5; $45-$80. Jerry Seinfeld, 7 p.m. March 7; SOLD OUT. Peking Acrobats, 7 p.m. March 12; $15-$45. Joan Rivers, 8 p.m. March 15; $40-$55. Bill Cosby, 3 and 7 p.m. March 16; $50-$70. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. March 17-18; $35-$80. Box office: 941-953-3368.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"The Whipping Man," through 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.,

"2 Trains Running," Jan. 24-Feb. 23; $29-$59. Information: 727-823-7529.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

Dinosaur Train -- Live! 2 p.m. Feb. 16; $22.50-42.50. Masters of Illusion - Live! 7 p.m. Feb. 23; $22-$52. Jim Breuer, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 29-$49. Laughs: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood "Two Man Group," 7 p.m. March 9; $29.50-$47.50. Information: 727-892-5767.

TAMPA

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 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. "Carmen," 8 p.m. March 14, 2 p.m. March 16; $34.50-$84.50. Information: 813-229-7827.

THEATER

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

Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Gala, 8 p.m. through Feb. 2; $32.50-$74.50. "The Hound of the Baskervilles," through 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. "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," Jan. 14-19; $46.50-$81.50. Inside Amy Schumer's Back Door Tour, 8 p.m. Feb. 19; $37.50-$45. Deepak Chopra: "The Future of Wellbeing," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; $35-$100. "Joust! A Mighty Medieval Musical," 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28, March 6-7 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 1 and 8; $18.50-$48.50. Alton Brown, 8 p.m. March 1; $35 and up. 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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