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Theater: Musical
Kinky Boots
Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo not only revital...
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL

Wed 4/26/17 - Fri 4/28/17 at 8pm
Sat 4/29/17 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 2pm and 7pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
American Stage in the Park: Hairspray
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable “pleasantly plump” teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound p...
Demens Landing
St. Petersburg, FL

Wed 4/26/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 8pm-11pm
Wed 5/3/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 8pm-11pm
Wed 5/10/17 - Sun 5/14/17 at 8pm-11pm
Theater: Play, Comedy/Drama
Boeing Boeing
It’s the 1960s and our swingin’ Bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier as he juggles 3 gorgeous stewardesses in his gorgeous Paris flat. His perfect world and careful planning comes to an end when his friend Robert appears and the Boeing corporation creates ...
Players Centre for Performing Arts
Sarasota, FL

Wed 4/26/17 - Thu 4/27/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 4/29/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 2pm-4:30pm
Tue 5/2/17 - Fri 5/5/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 5/6/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 2pm-4:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
The Full Monty
This 2000 musical was adapted from the 1997 British movie of the same name by the formidable Terrence McNally ("Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "Ragtime," "Love! Valor! Compassion!") and has a score by David Yazbek. After losing his job at a steel factory, Jerry...
Manatee Performing Arts Center
Bradenton, FL

Wed 4/26/17 - Thu 4/27/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 4/28/17 - Sat 4/29/17 at 8pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 2pm
Wed 5/3/17 - Thu 5/4/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 5/5/17 - Sat 5/6/17 at 8pm
Theater: Comedy
Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man
This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider 'tips' come straight from the source: a gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly m...
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Thu 4/27/17 - Fri 4/28/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 4/29/17 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Play, Solo Performance
The Azure Sky in Oz
Based on the experiences of two real-life Floridians, "The Azure Sky in Oz," by William Leavengood, is a funny, but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. Mary, a Special Ed ...
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Fri 4/28/17 - Sat 4/29/17 at 8pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 3pm
Theater: Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I
Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "The King and I," directed by Tony Winner Bartlett Sher, boasts a score that features classics such as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We...
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Tue 5/2/17 - Thu 5/4/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 5/5/17 at 8pm
Sat 5/6/17 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 5/7/17 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Theater: Burlesque
Suicide Girls
The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you've seen, filled with pop culture references, a high-energy indie soundtrack and a sexy choreographed striptease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. Their ggeeky burlesque s...
State Theatre - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

Wed 5/3/17 at 7pm
Theater: Drama
By August Wilson Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Pulitzer, Fences is one of August Wilson’s most famous dramas. Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues now reduced to collecting trash, must deal with his wife and his headstrong foo...
Venice Theatre
Venice, FL

Thu 5/4/17 at 8pm-10:30pm
Fri 5/5/17 at 8pm-10:30pm
Sat 5/6/17 at 8pm-10:30pm
Sun 5/7/17 at 2pm-4:30pm
Tue 5/9/17 - Sat 5/13/17 at 8pm-10:30pm
Theater: Musical
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. The show features the hit songs “...
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL

Fri 5/5/17 at 8pm
Sat 5/6/17 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 5/7/17 at 2pm and 7pm
Theater: Musical, Comedy/Drama
Once on this Island
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. The Olivier Award-winning "Once On This Island" is a Caribbean theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” It garnered e...
Venice Theatre
Venice, FL

Tue 5/16/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Wed 5/17/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Thu 5/18/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Fri 5/19/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Sat 5/20/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Play
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue
The Center's resident theater company, Jobsite, performs this comedy about seduction, betrayal and deceit. Stumpy and Latham are working-class housepainters in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Husband and wife Bummy and Lexi are their upscale clients. Blue may b...
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Wed 5/17/17 - Sat 5/20/17 at 8pm
Sun 5/21/17 at 4pm
Thu 5/25/17 - Sat 5/27/17 at 8pm
Sun 5/28/17 at 4pm
Thu 6/1/17 - Sat 6/3/17 at 8pm
Theater: Musical
Finding Neverland: National Tour
Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan" by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, o...
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Tue 5/30/17 - Thu 6/1/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 6/2/17 at 8pm
Sat 6/3/17 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 6/4/17 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Theater: Musical
22nd Annual Loveland Show
Venice Theatre and the Loveland Center have been partnering for 20 years to provide adults with developmental disabilities the chance to grow and learn through theatre study. Loveland students, under the direction of professional staff and with help from c...
Venice Theatre
Venice, FL

Thu 6/1/17 - Sat 6/3/17 at 7pm
Sun 6/4/17 at 2pm
Theater: Drama
The Invisible Hand
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the power of global finance in this political thriller. Nick Bright, an American Banker, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan...
American Stage at Raymond James Theatre
St. Petersburg, FL

Thu 6/1/17 - Fri 6/2/17 at 8pm
Sat 6/3/17 at 3pm and 8pm
Sun 6/4/17 at 3pm
Wed 6/7/17 at 7pm
Thu 6/8/17 - Fri 6/9/17 at 8pm
Theater: Dance Club
Fifty Shades of Men
Male strippers who always leave at least a little to the imagination – the usual guilty pleasure. Ladies, why not treat yourself? No men allowed in the audience tonight.
Side Splitters Comedy Club
Tampa, FL

Sun 6/4/17 at 6pm

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