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Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
“Beau Jest,” by James Sherman; through Jan. 25, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Call 446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
Performances are generally Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets for are $21 for adults and $15 for students.
This charming comedy ran years at Chicago’s New Victory Gardens Theater and broke all records for the Lamb’s Theatre in New York, becoming its longest running production in 1993. Sarah Goldman has a problem. She’s in love with her boyfriend Chris, but fears her very traditional Jewish parents will never accept him. Enter Bob, an actor she has hired to portray her fictional fiancé Dr. David Steinberg for family get-togethers.
Hilarious complications are inevitable where traditions meet modern relationships, and where who’s who is the ultimate question.
“Caught in the Net,” by Ray Cooney, Jan. 10 through March 1, at the Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Evening performances are Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Cost is $32 for dinner and the show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon, Jan. 16 through Feb. 1, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org.
“Educating Rita,” by Willy Russell; Jan. 22 through Feb. 1, at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.
Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for members and students. Tickets for opening night are $10. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Directed by Rick Bronson, “Educating Rita” examines Frank, a tutor of English in his 50s whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.
The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
“Footloose,” by Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow and Walter Bobbie; Jan. 23 through Feb. 8, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org.
Iris Dement, Sunday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $29.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
One of the most celebrated country-folk performers, and WMNF favorite, DeMent returns to Clearwater to perform at the Capitol Theatre.
She grew up signing gospel music. During her teenage years, she was first exposed to country, folk and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She first began composing songs at the age of 25 and in 1992 she made her recording debut with her independent label offering “Infamous Angel,” which won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft.
Despite a lack of support from radio, the record’s word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued it in 1993 and its follow-up, “My Life,” which earned Dement a Grammy nomination. She followed it with 1996’s eclectic “The Way I Should” and in 1999 she collaborated with John Prine on his album, “In Spite of Ourselves.” DeMent recorded four duets with him. In 2012 she released “Sing the Delta.”
The Best of The Second City, Sunday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with the freshest, funniest faces in comedy.
From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation.
Sundown: New Classic Country; Monday, Jan. 26, 2 and 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
This show will be a country feast for every appetite. Part of theLargo Lions Club Spotlight Series, the concert will feature hits from country’s blockbuster superstars Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and many more performed by a six-piece band.