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Saturday, July 23, 2016
“1776,” presented by Eight O’Clock Theatre, running July 15-24, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $26.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.
The nation is ready to declare independence ... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it. In 1776, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson attempt to convince Congress to vote for independence from Britain by signing the Declaration of Independence.
A funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book, this Tony Award winner for Best Musical puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons. Don’t miss this powerful and poignant musical that will have you humming and rooting for our country.
“Annie Get Your Gun,” July 15-24, at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for Tarpon Arts members and students and $12 for children. Visit tarponarts.org.
Drew Thomas Magic, Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $37.50. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
“America’s Got Talent” finalist Drew Thomas has broken all the traditional rules of illusion, removed the barrier, and is inviting you to literally get hands-on and involved as the audience surrounds him on stage to witness the impossible. It’s the most unique approach to magic in 50 years.
All of the magic evolves from the objects on stage. No smoke, no mirrors, no fancy boxes, no magic clichés … just hard-hitting original illusions and hilarious comedy.
“Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury,” Saturdays, July 16 and 23, 3 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for Tarpon Arts members and students.
Lauren Mitchell: Unplugged and Plugged; Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $14 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
The Scott & Patti Show stars Theatre Tampa Bay Award winners Scott Daniel (Scott) and Matthew McGee (Patti) and is the creation of MattocS Productions LLC. Daniel is an international song and dance man and a sought after wig and hair designer. Matthew McGee was Creative Loafing Readers’ Pick for Favorite Local Drag Performer and recently starred opposite Deborah Cox in the World Premiere of “Josephine” at Asolo Rep. The two have opened for Debbie Reynolds, The Village People, Lea Delaria and Del Shores.
The show is a salute to Broadway. Joined by Blake Conley, The S & P band and a few special guests, “Scott & Patti: On Broadway” is perfect for all ages. This new show is filled with classic songs, bad jokes and more sequins, wigs and beads than Dolly Parton’s tour bus.
"Six Guns and Sasparilla,” with musical score by Jason Fortner and Jason Tucker; July 21-31, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
“The Pitmen Painters,” by Lee Hall, presented by American Stage Theatre, July 20 through Aug. 14, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. For performance times and ticket prices, call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.
“Time Stands Still,” by Donald Margulies; July 6-31, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $28. For performance dates, call 813-229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
A war photojournalist and her reporter boyfriend attempt to find happiness after returning from Iraq in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. This play contains mature content.
“Tru,” by Jay Presson Allen and featuring Mark Chambers, will run July 14-24, at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. General admission is $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.
Veteran actor Mark Chambers will bring Truman Capote back to life in this one-man play directed by Lisa Tricomi. Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, “Tru” takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975.
An excerpt from Capote’s infamous novel “Answered Prayers” has recently been published in Esquire and the author’s friends have turned their back on him. Alone and hurting, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol, and chocolate truffles while musing about his checkered life and career.
Mark Chambers appeared in “Tru” four years ago at Florida Repertory Theatre.