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PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage

MANATEE

THEATER

Island Players: 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

"Tribute," through Oct. 19. "Regrets Only," Dec. 4-14. Tickets: $20. Box office: 941-778-5755.

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

Stone Hall: "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," Oct. 23-Nov. 9; $13-$37. "Meet Me In St. Louis," Dec. 4-21; Tickets: $13-$37. "Almost Manilow," 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16; $32-$38. Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "Godspell," Oct. 30-Nov. 16. "Amahl And The Night Visitors," Dec. 4-21; Tickets: $13-$26. Information: 941-748-5875.

Manatee Village Historical Park: 1404 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton

"Spirit Voices From Old Manatee," Oct. 16-19; $20-$22. Information: 941-741-4076.

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

"West Side Story," 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 2 p.m. Oct. 26; $6-$12. SCF Student Dance Recital, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25; no charge. David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre: "Christmas Stories," 8 p.m. Nov. 28-29, Dec. 1, 5-6 and 2 p.m. Nov. 30; $10-$12. Sarasota Ballet presents Dance Theatre of Harlem, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1; $35 and up. Information: 941-752-5252.

SARASOTA

DANCE

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

"The Secret Garden," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26; $35 and up. "La Fille Mal Gardee-The Wayward Daughter," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $35 and up. Information: 941-359-0099, ext. 101.

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

"Apollo," "Lux Aeterna" and "Sergeant's Early's Dream," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22; $35 and up. Information: 941-941-359-0099.

OPERA

Sarasota Opera: 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota

"HD at the Opera" series -- Arrigo Boito: "Pagliacci," Oct. 31-Nov. 15; $19-$125. "The Hobbit," Nov. 15-16; $12-$25. All tickets for "HD at the Opera" are $20-$25. Information: 941-366-8450

THEATER

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

Improv: "Out of Bounds Match Up," 7:30 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 18-Jan. 3; $15. John C. Court Cabaret: "Dancing in the Street with the Prima Donnettes," Oct. 22-Feb. 5. "American Pie," Dec. 31-April 23. "Never Marry a Girl with Cold Feet and Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville." Feb. 18-June 7. All cabaret season tickets are $18-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "Hairspray," Nov. 14-Jan. 4; $18-$49. Information: 941-366-9000.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Broadway Series: "The Addams Family" Oct. 30-Nov. 9. "A Christmas Story, The Musical," Dec. 4-14. Backstage at the Players: "Breaking Out in Ives," Oct. 17-19 and 22-26; $18. Tickets: $25 and up. 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 theplayers.org.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

The Ringling International Arts Festival: The Pedrito Martinez Group, Oct. 16-18. "Tangram," Oct. 16-18. Duo Amal: Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, Oct. 16-18. Keigwin and Company, Oct. 16-18. Vijay Iyer Trio, Oct. 16-18. The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth, Oct. 16-18. All tickets: $20-$35. Information: 941-360-7399.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum: 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Tribute to Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard starring Bruce Wayne Clark and The One Last Blast Vintage American Country Band, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; $15 plus one beverage. "Spooks on the Loose," a Halloween magical variety show with Gypsy Allure, 8 p.m. Oct. 24. $15-$25. Information: 941-355-6228.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

Bill Maher, 7 p.m. Oct. 26; $35-$95. The Capitol Steps, 8 p.m. Nov. 1: $15-$45. Wanda Sykes, 7 p.m. Nov. 16; $15-$70. "Evil Dead -- The Musical," 8 p.m. Nov. 18; $15-$60. Celtic Thunder, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; $35-$90. "So You Think You Can Dance," 8 p.m. Nov. 21; $52 and up. "Camelot," 7 p.m. Nov. 30; $45-$65. Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Coasters, 8 p.m., Dec. 3; $45-$75. National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China "Cirque Peking," 7 p.m. Dec. 4; $15-$45. Nebraska Theatre Caravan: "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 21; $15-$55. Moscow Ballet's "Great Russiand Nutcracker," 1 and 5 p.m., Dec. 27; $34.96-$192.25. Jungle Jack Hanna's "Into the wild live," 7 p.m. Dec. 28; $15-$52. "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. Dec. 30; $35-$70. Box office: 941-953-3368.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"Little Shop of Horrors," through Nov. 16; $29.50. Information: 941-366-1505.

ST. PETERSBURG

THEATER

American Stage: 163 Third St. N.,

"Nureyev's Eyes," through Oct. 26; $10-$39. Information: 727-823-7529.

freeFall Theatre: 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

"Into the Woods," through Nov. 9; $21 and up. Information: 727-498-5205

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

Steve Harvey: "Act Like a Success," noon Oct. 18; $64.75-$199. Arrival: The Music of ABBA, 8 p.m. Oct. 24; $30-$50. Terry Fator, 7 p.m. Nov. 23; $49.50-$79.50. Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 8 p.m. Nov. 28; $29.50-$59.50. Information: 727-892-5767.

TAMPA

THEATER

Centro Asturiano de Tampa: 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa

Brandon Ballet: "Dracula," 5 p.m. Oct. 19; $10-$20. Information: 813-684-4282.

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

"Dixie's Tupperware Party!" thrugh Oct. 19; $37.50. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," Oct. 21-26; $56-$82. Chris D'Elia, 8 p.m., Oct. 25: $27.50-$35. "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom," Oct. 29-Nov. 23; $28. Jeff Corwin "Tales from the Field," Nov. 1; $45-$65. Diavolo Dance Theatre, Nov. 2; $30-$50. "Spank! The 50 Shades Parody," Nov. 5; $35-$45. "One Drop of Love," Nov. 8; $37.50. Ron White, Nov. 8; $39.50-$59.50. John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean," Nov. 9; $15-$20. Rick Steves: Europe Through the Back Door, Nov. 12; $25-$45. "Evil Dead -- The Musical," Nov. 13-15; $35.50-$79.50. "Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty," Nov. 13-15: $25-$35. Soledad Barrio and Noche Flmenca, Nov. 16; $25-$45. Garfunkel and Oates, 8 p.m. Nov. 21; $29.50. "Dirty Dancing," the Classic Story on Stage, Dec. 2-7; $56-$82. "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," 8 p.m. Dec. 11-13; $50. Next Generation Ballet: "The Nutcracker," Dec. 13-14; $20.50-$65.50. "Phantom of the Opera," Dec. 17-Jan.4; $25-$128.50. Information: 813-229-7827.

Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino Tampa: 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa

"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," 6 p.m. Oct. 25; $75. Information: 866-388-4263.

Skipper's Smokehouse: 910 Skipper Roadd, Tampa

Carrollwood Cultural Center: "War of the Worlds," 7 p.m. Oct. 28; $10-$14. Information: 813-971-0666.

USF Sun Dome: 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend," Oct. 17-18; $14.75-$62.75. Information: 813-974-3111.

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