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THE SHOW PALACE DINNER THEATRE:

Presents “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” from August 27 to September 26. Six seasoned performers (three men and three women) make up the cast of this musical comedy that takes a silly – and sometimes poignant – look at the “age-old” conditions and situations faced in mid-life.  Trips to the proctologist, mammograms, class reunions, and caring for aging parents while still raising kids:  all are lampooned in sketch comedy style.  Songs with titles like “What Did I Come in Here For?”, “Turning Forty”, “Turning Fifty”, “Biological Clock”, and “Classical Menopause”, promise to keep audiences of all ages laughing and current mid-lifers identifying with everything they see on stage.  Directed by Steven Flaa.

PERFORMANCE & TICKET INFO: The show opens on August 27th and runs through September 26th at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, Fl, 34667.  Doors open two hours before each show for dinner and cocktails.  On Sundays, the doors open at 1 p.m. and show starts at 3 p.m.  Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 7:45 p.m., and doors open for dinner and cocktails at 6 p.m.  Matinees are available on select Thursdays and some Saturdays and doors open for dinner and cocktails at 11:30 a.m with a showtime of 1:15 p.m.  Tickets are $48, plus tax, for dinner and show.  Show only is $36.95 plus tax.  Call 727-863-7949 or 888-655-7469 to reserve tickets.

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GYPSY PRODUCTIONS INC.:

Presenting the World Premiere of “An Evening with Mr. Johnson: It’s Even Harder Being A Gay Dick!” a new edgy, heartfelt comedy by Tampa Bay playwright Michael A. Matteo on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 8:00 P.M. under the Direction of Trevor Keller.

SYNOPSIS: “An Evening with Mr. Johnson: It’s Even Harder Being a Gay Dick!” is an offshoot of a play about a man and the heterosexual relationship with his penis that causes him to lose his fiancée. Tampa Bay playwright Michael A. Matteo realized after writing, producing and directing the play that it could also work very well as an alternative lifestyle play about a gay man and the relationship he has with his penis and how its influence can and does sabotage his relationships. Infidelity is a universal theme whether a person is gay or straight and by writing the play for gay and straight people the playwright is “Hoping to help people realize that no matter what your orientation, people are really not that different when it comes to the “voices” our genitalia have, in terms of how we act in relationships.”

Warning: contains adult language and adult situations!

PERFORMANCE VENUE & TICKET INFO:  Running thru October 17, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 P.M. Hospitality Night (for fellow artists and those in the hospitality industry that can not make a weekend show) is set for Monday, October 04, 2010 at 8:00 P.M.  The L Train Theater, Beer & Wine Lounge is located at, 900 Central Avenue Suite 25B , St. Petersburg , FL 33705 . Reservations may be made by calling 727-374-9440 or by e-mail at tickets@gypsyproductions.org. In Celebration of Gypsy Productions Inc. 7th Year Anniversary we are rolling back ticket prices to $15.00. Reservations are strongly suggested as seating is limited and only reservations made using a Master Card, Visa or Discover Card can be guaranteed until 15 minutes prior to show time.   Ticket may be picked up beginning one hour prior to the performance. F.M.I. visit gypsyproductions.org or TheLTrain.com.

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GORILLA THEATRE & ALL OUT REP:

Presents another bonus play for Gorilla Theatre patrons, “Case Number 346: Sarah Mayes” an original work by All Out Rep company member, Chase Adin. It combines dance, theatre and other art forms to create a unique theatrical event, for seven performances only, September 2-11.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The story follows the private investigation of Sarah Mayes, a young woman who has found herself dead before the play begins.  Sarah Mayes is highly unstable and copes with much anxiety, stress, and paranoia of being murdered.  The Detective takes the case on in the fall of ’96.  At the end of the case Sarah Mayes had been murdered, the Belms’ couple had been put in jail for her murder, and the Detective goes into solitude for the next 3 years.  Feeling had returned to the Detective, but with a void of memory.  There are case notes in his handwriting of which he cannot make sense.  In the fall of ‘99, the Detective embarks on his 346th case… a case upon himself.

All Out Rep is collaborative production company, mixing and merging artforms: Dance, Theater, Music, Visual and Media Art. All Out is dedicated to expanding Tampa’s arts resources and arts audiences through collaboration and touring. www.alloutrep.org.

TICKETS: Thursday, Full Price $20 / Students and Seniors $15 / Student Rush $10; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Full Price $25 / Students and Seniors $20 / Student Rush $10; GORILLA PASS HOLDERS, FREE.  Pay What You Will on arrival at the theatre.

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CARROLLWOOD PLAYERS:

Presenting Agatha Christie’s “WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION”, Sep 10 – Oct 2, Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Hwy, between Casey Rd & Linebaugh Ave, Fri/Sat 8pm Sun 3pm, Adults $16, Seniors $14, RESERVATIONS 813-265-4000. www.carrollwoodplayers.com

SYNOPSIS: A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naïve young man is the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife. But there are more turns of plot remaining.

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ST. PETERSBURG LITTLE THEATRE:

Presents a Fund Raiser for St. Petersburg Little Theatre, “We’re Still Here And Groovin’” a Musical Revue Looking Forward to Our 86th Season! Sunday, September 12, your $15 Donation includes:  2:00 – Reception with Light Refreshments; 3:00 – Musical Revue; and Your Entry into Drawings for Fabulous Door Prize.

An official fundraiser for the St. Petersburg Little Theatre, this trip through our 2010 – 2011 season begins with a rousing opening number, then musically transports you by way of song and dance through seasons past and future.  Showcasing applause-winning performances from entertainers that you’ve seen, loved and cheered for on our stage, it’s an afternoon dedicated to all things theatre.

Call the Box office today and reserve your tickets! 727-866-1973.

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Presents “The Hound of the Baskervilles” By Tim Kelly opening the 86th Season at St. Petersburg Little Theatre. Running October 1 -17.

PERFORMANCE & TICKET INFO: Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.  Call the Box Office for Tickets and Information at 727-866-1973. Tickets are $22.00 adults and $10.00 students.  Website: www.splt.org.  The theatre is located just off 275 at 4025 31st. St. South, St. Petersburg , 33712.

SYNOPSIS: “THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES” is the greatest of all Sherlock Holmes adventures.  A setting that takes literature’s most spin-chilling mystery and turns it into a play of suspense, humor and ultimate terror.  Sir Henry has become heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes complete with a family curse – death at the fangs of a living horror prowling the English moor.  Audiences will have a terrific time attempting to discover killer and reacting to the surprise twist.  When the chills and shrieks settle down, there’s always a laugh to relieve the rising tension.  David Middleton is the Director and has a great cast for this first play of the season.

Call the Box office today and reserve your tickets! 727-866-1973.

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EIGHT O’CLOCK THEATRE:

What: “Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts”

Where: Largo Cultural Center – 105 Central Park Drive, Largo FL

When: September 10-19

Time: Thursday-Saturday shows @ 8:00 PM, Sunday matinee @2:00 PM

Tickets: $21.00 Single tickets; $16.00 – 19 & under (ID required)  $19.00 Groups of 10 or more

FMI or Tickets: 727-587-6793 or http://www.eightoclocktheatre.us/curtain.htm

About the Show: The trap is set…for a wickedly funny who’ll-do-it.  Broadway’s longest-running mystery is a classic pulse-pounding thriller with devilishly wicked characters and multiple twists.  The plot thickens as a once famed playwright, now living on his laurels and his wife’s money, is sent a more-than-promising manuscript from an aspiring playwright.  His dilemma?  Can he get the young author to collaborate with him?  And if not – is murder an option?  Of course it is.

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