Performing arts: May 28-June 3

PERFORMING ARTS: What's on stage



Bayside Community Church: 15800 SR 64 E., Bradenton

"Girl Talk" with Chonda Pierce, 7 p.m. May 28; $20 and up. Reservations and information: 941-755-8600.


Island Players: 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

"The Murder Room," through May 31. Tickets; $20. Box office: 941-778-5755.

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

Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater: "Extranos Habitos," 8 p.m. June 5-6, 5 p.m. June 7; $20. Information: 941-748-5875 or manateeplayers/com.



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

Asolo Repertory Theatre: "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie," May 30-June 21; $22 and up. Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild, Play Readers at the Cook, 9:30 a.m. second Monday of each month; no charge. Box office: 941-351-8000 or asolorep.org/tickets.

Florida Studio Theatre: 1241 N. Palm Ave.

Bowne's Lab: Improv "Out of Bounds Match-Up," 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 29. "Life's A Beach," 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 29; $15. "Old Enough To Know Better?" June 12-26; $34-$36. Gompertz Theatre: "Chapatti," through May 30; $36-$39. John C. Court Cabaret: "Never Marry a Girl with Cold Feet and Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville." through June 7. All cabaret season tickets are $18-$36. Summer Mainstage Season: "Inspired Lunacy," June 3-21; $32 and up. "The Hound of the Baskervilles," July 1-Aug. 2; $39 and up. Summer Cabaret: "Six Guitars," June 11-July 11. "King of Country," July 14-Aug. 16; $32 and up. 2015 Sarasota Improv Festival, July 9-11; $10 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.

The Players Theatre: 838 N. Tamiami Trail

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.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: 777 N. Tamiami Trail

American Idol Live! 2015 Tour, 7:30 p.m. July 8; $41.64 and up. Box office: 941-953-3368 or vanwezel.org.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: 1646 10th Way

"Cotton Club Cabaret," July 8-Aug. 9; $16.50 and up. Information: 941-366-1505 or wbttroupe.org.



freeFall Theatre Company: 6099 Central Ave. St.

Shakespeare's "The Tempest: Esta Isla Es Mia," through June 14; $23-$41.

Mahaffey Theater: 400 First St. S.

Drew Thomas' "Materialize," 8 p.m. July 11; $25.50-$37.50. Wendy Williams, 8 p.m. July 18; $39-$79. Information: 727-892-5767 or themahaffey.com.



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

Rock Star Comedy Series: Tom Arnold, Tom Green, Steve-O, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 30; $69. Information: 813-627-7625 or seminolehardrocktampa.com.


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

"The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible," through May 31; $56-$82. "Menopause The Musical," June 3-7; $48.50-$68.50. Mad Theatre: "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," June 4-21; $18-$25. Chris Tucker, 8 p.m., June 12; $45.75 and up. "Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure," 6:30 p.m. June 17; $19.50 and up. "Mamma Mia," June 23-28; $25-$65.50. Patel Conservaotry: Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," June 25-28; $20 and up. "Shrek The Musical," July 16-19 and 23-26; $20 and up. Jobsite Theater: "Occupation," July 8-Aug. 2; $28 and up. Information: 813-229-7827 or strazcenter.org.