Performing arts: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 30, 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: "Shrek: the Musical," Feb. 13-March 2. "Man of La Mancha," March 20-April 6.All tickets are $26-$36. Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "Stepping Out," through Feb. 2; $26. Cesar Domico, Feb. 15-17; $25-$30. "Beehive," Feb. 27-March 16. "Greater Tuna," April 10-27. Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are $26-$36. Information: 941-748-5875.

Nolan Middle School Cafeteria, 6615 Greenbrook Blvd., Lakewood Ranch

Nolan Middle School Drama students: "Into the Woods Jr.," 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; $5, children ages 4 and younger are admitted free. Information: 941-751-8200, ext. 2054.

Powel Crosley Theater: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail

Interactive live murder mystery, 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 31; $15-$25. For tickets call the Bradenton Area Convention Center at 941-722-3244, ext. 0.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

Sarasota Ballet: "Balanchine, Tuckett, Ashton," 2 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Feb. 2-3; $28.50-$100. Jane B. Cook Theater: Eighth Annual Concert "Dance Couture: Art Meets Dance," 7:30 March 13-15, 2 p.m. March 16; $15-$36. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

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. 15-March 21; $19-$125. "The Flying Dutchman," March 1-23. "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: "Other Desert Cities," through Feb. 27. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," through April 13. "The Grapes of Wrath," March 12-APril 19. "4,000 Miles," April 2-27. "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," May 18-June 15. FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training: "How I Learned to Drive," Feb. 18-March 9. "Antigone," April 8-27. Tickets: $21-$76. Box office: 941-351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

John C. Court Cabaret: "The Prima Donettes," through Feb. 7; $18-$36. "Too Darn Hot," Feb. 19-June 7. Goldstein Cabaret: "Poems, Prayers and Promises," through April 12; $35-$49. Gompertz Theatre: "Daddy Long Legs," Feb. 5-April 5; $18-$5. "Two Point Oh," April 9-June 1; $19-$42. Keating Theatre: "Thurgood," through Feb. 22; $18-$32. Kids Komedy Club, 11 a.m. Saturdays; $6. Information: 941-366-9000.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Backstage at the Players: "Last Lists of my Mad Mother," Jan. 30-Feb. 9; $15. "Sordid Lives," Feb. 12-23. "Pageant," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, March 21, April 11 and May 2; $10. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," March 19-30. "Urinetown," April 16-27. 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

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; $35-$45. "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. March 2; $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. Tim Conway, 8 p.m. March 22; $35-$70. Mark Russell, 8 p.m. March 31; $30-$45. "Bring It On: The Muscial," 8 p.m. April 2; $45-$75. Green Day's American Idiot, 8 p.m. April 7; $50-$80. "Million Dollar Quartet," 8 p.m., April 8-9; $50-$75. "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Live!" 8 p.m. April 24; $25-$40. 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. "Bubbling Brown Sugar," April 9-May 11. All tickets are $28. Information: 941-366-1505.

ST. PETERSBURG

DANCE

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

Shen Yun, Feb. 5-8; $52.50-202.50. Information: 727-892-5767.

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third St. N.,

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

freeFall Theatre: 6099 Central Ave.

"The Normal Heart," through Feb. 16; $16-$44. Information: 727-498-5205.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

An Evening with Mark Steyn, 7 p.m. Feb. 10; $65-$150. Dinosaur Train -- Live! 2 p.m. Feb. 16; $22.50-42.50. Masters of Illusions - Live! 7 p.m. Feb. 23; $22-$52. Jim Breuer, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 29-$49. Todd Oliver and Friends, 4 p.m. March 1; $18-$25. Laughs: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood "Two Man Group," 7 p.m. March 9; $29.50-$47.50. "Green Day's American Idiot," 7:30 p.m. April 8; $39.50-$69.50. Information: 727-892-5767.

TAMPA

OPERA

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

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. "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Feb. 6-23; $22. "Disenchanted!" through 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. 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. "Crimes of the Heart," March 5-30; $28. "Evita," March 18-23; $46.50-$81.50. Information 813-229-7827.

Stage Works: 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.

"The Divine Sister," Feb. 6-23. "Chinglish," March 27-April 11. All tickets are $26. Information: 813-727-2708.

Tampa Theatre: 711 N. Franklin St.

Dana Carvey, 8 p.m. March 7; $49-$69. Lily Tomlin, 8 p.m. April 3; $49-$69. Information: 813-274-8981.

USF Sun Dome: 4202 E. Fowler Ave.

Katt William "Growth Spurt Tour," 8 p.m. March 15; $48.75-$128.75. Information: 866-625-4586.

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