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Performing arts: Nov. 5-11

A world premiere by choreographer/filmmaker Alex Ketley opens the 2015-2016 season of New Stages at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. On Nov. 6-7, the San Francisco-based Ketley and his company of dancers present "Deep South," an exploration of America's rural south as told through live dance and documentary film. 
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A world premiere by choreographer/filmmaker Alex Ketley opens the 2015-2016 season of New Stages at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. On Nov. 6-7, the San Francisco-based Ketley and his company of dancers present "Deep South," an exploration of America's rural south as told through live dance and documentary film. PHOTO PROVIDED

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

DANCE

Neel Performing Arts Center: 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

SCF Student Dance Recital, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3; no charge. Information: 941-792-8274.

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

"Radio Ridiculous," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Nov. 15; $20. "The Fox On The Fairway," Dec. 3-13; $20. Box office: 941-778-5755.

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

Stone Hall: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," through Nov. 15; $30 and up. "Disney's The Little Mermaid," Dec. 3-20. $26 and up. "A Chorus Line," Jan. 7-24; $27. Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "Bark! The Musical," through Nov. 8; $26 and up. "The Miracle Worker, Dec. 3-20; $26 and up. Information: 941-748-5875 or manateeplayers.com.

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

Information: 941-792-8274.

Powel Crosley Estate: 8374 N. Tamiami Trail

Dickens at the Crosley: "A Christmas Carol," "The Selfish Giant," and "The Real Peter Pan," Dec. 8-20; $15-$25. Information: 941-722-3244 or powelcrosleyestate.com.

South Florida Museum: 201 10th St., Bradenton

Asolo Rep on Tour: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and noon Nov. 14; $5-$10. Information: 941-746-4131 or southfloridamuseum.org.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

MacMillan, Wright and Ashton: "Concerto," "Summertide," "Marguerite and Armand," Nov. 20-21; $35 and up. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101 or sarasotaballet.org.

Sarasota Contemporary Dance: FSU Center for Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

"Voices of Fuzion," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-6, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; $46. For information and tickets, call Sarasota Ballet Box office at 941-359-0099.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

The Sarasota Ballet's John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker, Dec. 18-19; $35 and up. Moscow Ballet's Great Russion Nutcracker, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 28; $34.96-$114.14. Box office: 941-953-3368 or vanwezel.org.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple Ave.

"La Boheme," Nov. 10, 12, 15, 17; $19 and up. Sarasota Youth Opera: "Brundibar," 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; $12-$25. Information: 941-366-8450 or sarasotaopera.org.

THEATER

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

FST Improv: "Out Of Bounds," "When X Meets Y Holiday Special," and "Life's A Beach," 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and select Fridays through December; $15. Gompertz Theatre: "One Man, Two Guvnors," Nov. 18-Jan. 18; $25 and up. Keating Theatre: "Butler," Dec. 9-Feb. 21; $25 and up. John C. Court Cabaret: Winter Cabaret, "Soul Mates," through Jan. 5; $30 and up. Goldstein Cabaret: "Yesterday," Jan. 6-May 1; $30 and up. "Kids Comedy Lab," a show for kids of all ages, 2 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m. Saturdays; $6, free to children ages 5 and younger. Information: 941-366-9000 or floridastudiotheatre.org.

FSU Center for Performing Arts: 5555 N Tamiami Trail

Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, "The Actor's Nightmare" and "The Real Inspector Hound," Nov. 4-22; $14.50-$29. "It's A Wonderful Life," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; no charge. "The Liar," Dec. 29-Jan. 17; $13.50-$27. "West Side Story," Nov. 10-Dec. 27: $15.50-$85. Information: 941-351-8000 or asolorep.org.

Historic Asolo Theater: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Carole J. Bufford: "Body and Soul," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; $25-$45. Information: 941-360-7399 or ringling.org.

The Ringling: 5401 Bay Shore Road

New Stages: "Deep South," Nov. 6-7; $22.50 and up. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," through Nov. 15; $25-$30. Backstage at The Players: "The KOCKfight Play," Nov. 12-22; $18. "Friday Night Live," 8 p.m. Fridays; $20. 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 theplayers.org.

Urbanite Theatre: 1487 Second St., Sarasota

"Freak," through Nov. 15; $24. "Lungs," Dec. 4-Jan. 3; $24. Information: 941-321-1397 or urbanitetheatre.com.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

America's Got Talent Live! the all-stars tour, 8 p.m. Nov. 5; $15 and up. Lewis Black: The Rant is Due-Part Deux, 8 p.m. Nov. 13; $40 and up. Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 8 p.m. Nov. 14; $35 and up. Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; $17-$50. "Carrot Top," 8 p.m. Dec. 12; $25-$55. "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 23; $15-$55. "The Producers," 8 p.m. Dec. 30; $45-$70. "The Buddy Holly Story," 8 p.m. Jan. 5-6; $35-$75. Ron "Tater Salad" White, 8 p.m. Jan. 7; $45-$65. Box office: 941-953-3368 or vanwezel.org.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"The Color Purple," through Nov. 21; $27-$38. Information: 941-366-1505 or wbttroupe.org.

ST. PETERSBURG

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third St. N.

"The 39 Steps," Nov. 18-Dec. 13; $20 and up. Information: 727-823-7529.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

"Clifford the Big Red Dog," 3 p.m. Nov. 22; $22.50-$42.50. Information: 727-892-5767 or themahaffey.com.

TAMPA

CIRCUS

Amalie Arena: 401 Channelside Dr.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "Legends," Jan. 6-10; $16-$75. Information: 813-301-6500 or amaliearena.com.

THEATER

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

"Silence! The Musical -- the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs," through Nov. 15; $29.50. "Next to Normal," through Nov. 15; $25 and up. "Newsies," Nov. 10-15; $35-$95. Lidia Bastianich, 8 p.m. Nov. 12; $35.50-$85. Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined, 8 p.m. Nov. 18; $39.50-$65. "Veggie Tales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things," 2 p.m. Nov. 22; $20.-$45.50. "Kinky Boots," Dec. 1-6; $45-$95. Peking Dreams: National Circus and Acrobats from the People's Republic of China, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; $35 and up. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Musical," 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 12; $20 and up. "Ghashee w Mashee," 8 p.m. Dec. 12; $57-$94.45. An Evening with Sutton Foster, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; $35.50 and up. Next Generation Ballet: "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Dec. 20; $30 and up. "The Fullness of Time," 4 p.m. Dec. 20; $22.50 and up. "The Sound of Music," Dec. 22-27; $40 and up."Lebensraum," Jan. 6-31; $28. Youth America Grand Prix Gala, Jan. 9; $35 and up. "Little Minute," Jan. 9-10; $10. Parson Dance, Jan. 14; $45-$55. JB Smoove, 8 p.m., Jan. 16; $39-$49. Information: 813-229-7827 or strazcenter.org.

MidFlorida Amphitheatre: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301

Information: 813-740-2446 or amphitheatretampa.com.

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