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ST. PETERSBURG - American Stage in the Park is celebrating more than 30 years outdoors with its production of the musical “Hairspray,” running April 19 through May 14, at Demens Landing Park, on the corner of First Avenue South and Bayshore Boulevard SE in downtown St. Petersburg.

Performances are Wednesday through Sunday, 8 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Will call will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $18. For tickets and more information, visit www.A­meric­anSta­ge.or­g.

Special performances include previews on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19-20, 8 p.m. (tickets are “Pay What You Can”); and the opening night gala on Friday, April 21, beginning at 6 p.m. with the performance at 8 p.m.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Joyruckus, featuring comedian Natasha Samreny, will be presented Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Samreny will serve up some of the smartest, silliest and absurd comedy from around St. Pete and Tampa. The show features stand-up, live music and “joyful ruckus.”

Samreny was once described as the comedian who “told the story that ruined my love for peanut M&Ms.” She trained in Chicago with The Second City and recently returned from London, where she debuted her one-woman show “Practice Wedding.” The evening also will include Jeff Lluis, an incredibly engaging comedian with a golden heart of a child. Lluis has recurring roles in the Covadonga Comedy Series, Cantina Comedy Series, and Saturday Night Laughs. Also performing will be Ashley Mostoller and Jake Brown. Admission is $10.
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TARPON SPRINGS - The world premiere of “Libertaire,” by playwright Elizabeth Indianos and composer Michael Amish, runs May 11-13, at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs.

Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for Tarpon Arts members and students. Visit www.t­arpon­arts.­org or call 727-942-5605.

“Libertaire” is the untold story of Joseph Pulitzer, Auguste Bartholdi and Lady Liberty.
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CLEARWATER - West Coast Players will present the Tony Award winning comedic farce “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang, running April 21 to May 7, at 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid, Cassandra, who can predict the future and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
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ST. PETERSBURG - A production of “Voodoo Macbeth” directed by Bob Devin Jones will run April 7-23 at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

This unique Shakespearean event celebrates the legacy of Shakespeare and honors the legendary 1936 Orson Welles’ production created in Harlem with an all African American cast. The Studio@620 is building upon these elements and creating a unique updated production that will premiere Saturday, April 8, 7 p.m.
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TAMPA - Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, will once again collaborate with internationally-renown playwright, poet, and filmmaker Israel Horovitz on his play “Gloucester Blue,” running May 19 through June 11, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Tickets start at $28. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045. Visit www.s­trazc­enter­.org.
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CLEARWATER - The Early Bird Dinner Theatre is getting ready to open its very first musical comedy. “Ain’t Retirement Grand!,” written by local playwright Gil Perlroth, will open Saturday, March 4. Directed by Pat Zaback, the production will run through April 23.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Matinees are Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. The price for buffet and show is $36 including tax. The buffet includes carved Virginia ham, roast beef, chicken entree, salmon, meatballs, vegetables, full salad bar and choice of dessert, with a full bar available. Catering is onsite by Banquet Masters.
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Entertainment Calender
• Monday, April 24, 2017
Joshua James
Joshua James, Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., in Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $30.50. Call 800-955-1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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• Thursday, April 27, 2017
Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl
“Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl,” April 20-30, presented by Gulfport Community Players, at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Call 727-322-0316 or visit GulfportCommunityPlayers.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $49. Visit www.amaliearena.com.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,” April 27-30, in Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $30. Call 800-955-1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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The Azure Sky in Oz
“The Azure Sky in Oz,” by William Leavengood, April 21-30, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $37.24. For performance times and tickets, call 800-955-1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren, Saturday, May 27, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
• Friday, April 28, 2017
98ROCKFEST
98ROCKFEST featuring Soundgarden, A Day to Remember and Pierce the Veil; Friday, April 28, 5 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $39. Visit www.amaliearena.com.
Blast Friday featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Blast Friday featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Friday, April 28, 5:30 p.m., on the 400 block of Cleveland Street directly in front of the Capitol Theatre.

This food and crafts festival features a free live concert every month located in the Cleveland Street District. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase.

Concertgoers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. A limited number of VIP and SUPER VIP packages are available for purchase. For more information, visit BlastFridayClearwater.com.
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Daniel Girón
Daniel Girón, Friday, April 28, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $27. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
Florida Studio Theatre
Florida Studio Theatre, Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., in Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and military. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
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Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl
“Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl,” April 20-30, presented by Gulfport Community Players, at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Call 727-322-0316 or visit GulfportCommunityPlayers.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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Ron White
Ron White, Friday, April 28, 7 and 10 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $47.75. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,” April 27-30, in Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $30. Call 800-955-1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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The Azure Sky in Oz
“The Azure Sky in Oz,” by William Leavengood, April 21-30, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $37.24. For performance times and tickets, call 800-955-1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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The Trouble with Cats
“The Trouble with Cats,” by Gary Ray Stapp; April 28 through May 7, at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.

An experienced house-sitting couple gets more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double books her lake front home. Personalities collide even further as more guests arrive. Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for anyone ... except for maybe the cat, if they could find the elusive little creature.

For information, visit www.DunedinShowcaseTheater.net or call 727-812-4530.
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang; April 21 through May 7, 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 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org.
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• Saturday, April 29, 2017
End of the Rainbow
“End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter; April 29 through May 28, 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. Ticket prices vary depending upon performance time. Call 727-498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com.
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Florida West Ballet: La Bayadère
Florida West Ballet: La Bayadère, Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $15. Call 727-822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl
“Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl,” April 20-30, presented by Gulfport Community Players, at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Call 727-322-0316 or visit GulfportCommunityPlayers.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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Richard Elliot
Richard Elliot, Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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