PERFORMING ARTS: What’s on stage



Manatee Players: Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton

“The Music Man,” various times Jan. 8-Feb. 1; $25-$11. Information: 748-5875.

Powel Crosley Theatre: One Seagate Drive

“Poe at the Crosley,” various times Jan. 13-23; $20 adults, $16 seniors 62 and older and students (age 13 and older) with ID, $10 children ages 5-12, free under age 5. Information: 722-3244.



Golden Apple Dinner Theatre: 25 N. Pineapple Ave.

“La Cage Aux Folles,” various times through Jan. 18; $37-$45. Information: 366-5454.

Sarasota Hotel and Marina: 7150 N. Tamiami Trail

Houdini’s Showplace, featuring world-renowned magician Vince Carmen, his wife Yvonne and daughter Ericka performs “The Magic of Sarasota,” 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. along with tableside tricks and the hourlong stage show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.95 adults, $19.95 for children 5-12. Children 4 and younger are free. Price includes buffet dinner, beverage and show. Information: 925-8021.


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

Asolo Repertory Theatre: “The Imaginary Invalid,” various times through March. 1; $20-$58. FSU/Asolo Conservatory: “Blur” various times through Jan. 25; $23-$27. Information: 351-8000.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

Keating Mainstage: “Opus,” various times through Jan. 30; $19-$34. Goldstein Cabaret: “Hula Hoop Sha-Boop,” various times through March 21; $19-$29. “Steppin’ Out,” various times through Jan. 3; $19-$29. Information: 366-9000.

Historic Asolo Theater: Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road

Fuzion Dance Artists, various times Jan. 9-11; $15-$30. Information: 363-9300.

Players of Sarasota: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

“The Spitfire Grill,” various times Jan. 15-25; $20 adults, $12 students. Information: 365-2494.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” various times, Jan. 3-4; $45-$75. NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live tour, 8 p.m. Jan. 6; $40-$55. Information: 953-3368.



Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

“Cats,” various times Jan. 6-11; $30-$69. Information: (727) 892-5767.



Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center: 1010 N. MacInnes Place

Shimberg Playhouse: Jobsite Theater presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” various times Jan. 8-31; $24.50 and up. Carol Morsani Hall: Brian Regan, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11; $39.50 and up. TECO Theater: “Voices,” various times Jan. 9-11; $24.50 and up. Information: (813) 229-7827.

St. Pete Times Forum: 401 Channelside Drive

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Zing Zang Zoom,” various times Jan. 7-11; $15 and up. Information: (813) 301-6500.



Ruth Eckerd Hall: 1111 McMullen Booth Road

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10; $47-$57. Eckerd Theater Company presents “Interrupting Vanessa,” 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 and 17; $8. Information: (727) 791-7400.