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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Brendan Nolan, Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m., at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The event is free and will feature a performance by Brendan Nolan. Nolan, an Irish folksinger, will entertain with songs and stories of his native Ireland. Call 298-3080.
“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.
“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.
Danu, Sunday, March 1, 8 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $33 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Named after the Celtic Goddess, Danu has become one of the most important traditional Irish ensembles of recent years. Playing together since 1994, the band became a highly sought-after group for traditional festivals and concerts.
“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.
PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra performs Sunday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N.
The concert will feature baritone Jeff Clark and soprano Suzanne Ruley.
This is a free event; donations accepted.
Call 397-3832 or visit www.pinellasparkcivicorchestra.org for more information.
The Miller Time Jazz Band, Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.
Swing to the sound of this local band as they play American jazz, American standards, Irish songs, and requests from the audience. The band is a combination of brass, strings, and percussion musicians. The Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library sponsor the performance. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112.
“Jekyll & Hyde,” Monday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, “Jekyll & Hyde.”
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, “Jekyll & Hyde” has mesmerized audiences the world over.
An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one, beautiful and trusting – the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, “This Is the Moment,” “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.”
Jim Stafford, Wednesday, March 4, 1 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $18. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
This comedian/guitarist/singer-songwriter offers music and satirical humor, from “Spiders & Snakes” to his classical guitar album “Somewhere in Time,” from performing and writing for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” to “The Jim Stafford Show,” movie soundtracks, hosting “Nashville on the Road,” co-hosting “Those Amazing Animals” and hosting and co-writing “Branson USA,” Stafford has done it all. Join him for classical guitar and heartwarming stories peppered with hilarious comedy.