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Friday, March 6, 2015
Bright Lights, Big City
“Bright Lights, Big City,” with book, music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman; Feb. 28 through March 22, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com.
Performances are 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.
Jay McInerney’s 1984 novel about a young writer caught up in the cocaine-dusted 1980s New York fast lane explodes across the stage in Paul Scott Goodman’s rock musical. Lucas Wells is Jamie, a fact checker at a posh New York magazine who dreams of being a respected writer. His escapes from the disappointments of life lead him deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of the yuppie party scene.
Eventually his obsession with his estranged wife Amanda is shattered, and he finds his way back to life. freeFall’s production will immerse the audience in the decadent club world of the 1980s Big Apple while Goodman’s tuneful, driving rock score envelopes you in the power of this contemporary literary milestone.
“My Fair Lady,” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; Feb. 26 through March 15, 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 nonmusicals are $21 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets for musicals are $26 for adults and $15 for students.
The 1956 Broadway hit musical that won six Tony Awards and Best Musical is based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” and at that time set the record as the longest running musical in history. Following was a hit London production, a popular film version and numerous revivals. Labeled “the perfect musical,” the story follows Henry Higgins’s attempt to cultivate a perfect “lady” from a humble flower girl.
“Other Desert Cities,” by Jon Robin Baitz, March 6-22, 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.
TarponArts Variety Show, Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for members. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org. The variety show will showcase swing music and laughs and will feature a performance by the Rhythm Kings Orchestra.
“The Addams Family,” with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, presented by Eight O’Clock Theatre; March 6-26, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Featuring an original story, and it's every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
“The Miss Firecracker Contest,” by Beth Henley, March 6-22, 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.
Voices of Jazz, Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Voices of Jazz features classic big band jazz, swing, music, and modern arrangements of popular tunes.
The members are engaging and energetic volunteers who participate purely for the love of music and the enjoyment of playing their instruments.