Girls Night: The Musical Girls Night: The Musical; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-23, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Hamlet “Hamlet,” by Shakespeare, Oct. 10 through Nov. 2, at New Stage Theatre and Conservatory, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m.
Starring Chris Jackson as Hamlet, New Stage Theatre and Conservatory’s production of one of theater’s most iconic works – “Hamlet” – will be presented through an adaption inspired from Laurence Olivier’s famous film, and will feature seven transformational actors.
Jorma Kaukonen Jorma Kaukonen, Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $28. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Kaukonen is an inventive player whether he is pickin’ the blues on guitar or singing a song. A pioneering architect of rock, he created psychedelic sound and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his days founding the band Jefferson Airplane.
Kaukonen is well known for his own music and is also one of the most respected interpreters of American roots music; his shows usually include songs from throughout history.
All of Kaukonen’s shows include Barry Mitterhoff on a variety of instruments although his primary instrument in the mandolin. Mitterhoff is fully adept at performing a multitude of musical styles on various stringed instruments, perfect for accompanying whatever songs Kaukonen pulls out of his hat, like this rendition of Barbeque King.
Ringo Starr And His All Star Band Ringo Starr And His All Star Band, Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $56. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
The same All Starr lineup returns with Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Gregg Bissonette. New to the lineup is Warren Ham. As always fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of Ringo’s classics such as “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “A Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine” plus songs from his most recent self-titled release. All Starr’s hits include “Rosanna,” “Broken Wings,” “Hello It’s Me” and “Black Magic Woman.”
Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
McKee's style of playing and compositions have earned him an international fanbase.
Mark Kroos is a rising star in the guitar world that simultaneously utilizes two necks of his double neck guitar to create his unique sound. This is a not to be missed show of world-class guitar talent.
Arrival: The Music of ABBA Arrival: The Music of ABBA, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.
The band will play hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Take A Chance,” “SOS,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper,” “Money Money Money,” “Waterloo,” “Honey Honey,” “Fernando,” “I Do I Do I Do,” “Chiquitita,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Summer Night City,” “Thank You For The Music,” “Lay All Your Love On Me,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more delivered with such accuracy that it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real ABBA on stage.
Erica DiCeglie and the Holy Jazz Erica DiCeglie and the Holy Jazz will perform Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg.
Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 347-3215.
This concert is a fundraiser for the Amigos Center (an outreach for farm workers) in Immokalee. Erica DiCeglie is a local recording artist. She has cut two albums and currently has a song at No. 4 on the Reverbnation website. Holy Jazz is a fantastic musical journey into the heart of the Gospels combining music, words, and imagery.