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Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
“Calendar Girls,” by Tim Firth, Jan. 15 through Feb. 7, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade fellow women’s club members to pose for an “alternative” calendar. News spreads, the press arrives and friendships are put to the test. Based on a true story, this poignant and touching comedy has become the fastest selling play in British theater history. This production contains discreet portrayals of nudity and may not be suitable for some audiences.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.; at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for Tarpon Arts members and students. Visit www.tarponarts.org.
The production is directed by Jamie Bierchen with music direction by Constantine Grame. Iolanthe delights audiences with a clever combination of romance, humor, political satire, and the memorable musical numbers that made Gilbert and Sullivan famous.
Iolanthe is a fairy who has committed a capital offense by marrying a mortal; rather than being killed, she was banished from the fairy kingdom, never to see her husband again. After missing her for twenty-five years, the fairies convince the fairy queen to allow Iolanthe to return, but now she has a son, Strephon – half human, half fairy who is in love with Lord Chancellor’s beautiful ward, Phyllis. When the fairies try to help Strephon win his ladylove, some unforeseen complications arise and the fairy queen finds herself in a tangled mess.
“Jitney,” by August Wilson, presented by American Stage Theatre; Jan. 20 through Feb. 28, 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.
“Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, Jan. 16 through Feb. 14; at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time. Call 498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com.
Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra, Sunday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is free but donations are accepted. For information, call 397-3832 or visit www.pinellasparkcivicorchestra.org.
“Sounds of Clay,” a musical treat featuring clay instruments by Brian Ransom, will be presented Sunday, Feb. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
“Role Models,” the latest Florida CraftArt exhibition, emphasizes the important relationships between mentor and artist in the ceramics community. Ransom, one of the chosen artists, crafts pieces that serve not only as works of beauty, but as playable musical instruments. Ransom, an Eckerd College professor of visual arts, will demonstrate his clay and ceramic instruments at Florida CraftArt.
In the spirit of the exhibit, his assistant Matt Flynn, a musician who graduated from Eckerd College in 2014, will accompany Ransom. The event is free; however, a suggested donation for the artists is encouraged.
Train Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full weekend every month in sunny Largo Central Park. For a schedule of dates as well as pictures from this event, visit LargoEvents.com. Participation is free but donations are accepted.
“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Monday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
The production tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features classic songs such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and many more.
Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world. Viewed by more than 20 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, “Buddy” opened in London’s West End in 1989 and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.
Peace of Woodstock, Monday, Feb. 8, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Audience members will have a chance to relive Woodstock, the famous festival of Peace, Music, Love and Fun. Woodstock defined an entire generation. This musical journey will feature the explosive sounds of Jimi Hendrix and songs from Crosby Stills and Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, Santana and more.