Feb 2 - Carmen. March 2 - La Fille du Régiment March 30 - Die Walküre
EIGHT O’CLOCK DINNER THEATER 105 Central Park Dr, Largo. 727-587-6793. www.largoarts.com March, 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 - ANYTHING GOES. This hilarious, rousing shipboard boy-meets-girl romp is wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. With the help of famed evangelist-turnednightclub-singer Reno Sweeney – and numerous disguises and mistaken identities – Billy manages to woo the lovely Hope. Tap dancing and a hummable score (I Get a Kick out of You; You’re the Top; Friendship; Let’s Misbehave; Blow, Gabriel, Blow) prove that Anything Goes is truly Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely! FLORIDA ORCHESTRA 727.662.7286. www.floridaorchestra.org See venues for dates – Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall & David Straz Performing Arts Center
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. (941) 366-9000. www.floridastudiotheatre.org NOW thru FEB 3 - UNCHAINED MELODIES. Celebrating male harmony groups of the 50s and 60s. Jan 28 - April 7. GUITAR GIRLS. a tribute to some of the greatest female singer-songwriters of the past century. Featuring such hits as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Jolene,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “I Will Always Love You,” this FST original music revue follows the careers, personal journeys, and impact of female music icons from Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Joni Mitchell and the Dixie Chicks. Thru MAR 1 - STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. Straight White Men. Straight White Men is a comedic, yet ruthless, look at the classic father-son drama. Included in Christopher Isherwood’s coverage of the “Best Theater of 2014” for The New York Times, Young Jean Lee’s latest work pairs questions about identity, privilege, and gender with humor.
FRANCIS WILSON PLAYHOUSE 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, Florida 33755. 727446-1360. www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org/ Jan 17 - 27 - Funny Money. A mild-mannered CPA accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase and it’s full of money. Assuming it is illicit, he keeps it. He and his wife decide to fly one way to Barcelona or Bali; until the doorbell rings. Enter a police detective asking questions that send this madcap farce into laughable territories complete with mistaken identities and confusion. Feb 9 - Concert: Broadway in the Forties. Shows included are Pal Joey, Lady In The Dark, By Jupiter, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Allegro, Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, Bloomer Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Brigadoon and many more. FREEFALL THEATRE COMPANY 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-498-5205 Continued