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Tampa Bay Theater and Stage

October 2008

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Tampa Bay Theater and Stage

Barbara Anthony and Joseph Johnson star as art dealers Barbara and David Kahn in a production of Andrew Bergman's "Social Security" playing at Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater.

Photo Courtesy: EARLY BIRD DINNER THEATRE

Following is a summary of theater and stage productions scheduled for October in the greater Tampa Bay area.

  • Through Oct. 12

  • Steel Magnolias
    Where: Manatee Players, 102 12th St. W., Bradenton
    Time: Evening performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $25 adults, $11 students
  • Through Nov. 22

  • Golddiggers of 1633
    Where: Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota
    Time: Evening performances, Tuesday through Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m.; Sunday, doors open at 4 p.m. Matinees, Saturday, doors open at noon.
    Cost: $37 to $40
  • Through Oct. 12

  • By the Waters of Babylon
    Where: American Stage Theatre, 211 Third St. S., St. Petersburg
    Time: Evening performances, Wednesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
    Cost: $24 to $39
  • Through Nov. 2

  • Social Security
    Where: Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 200 S. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater
    Time: Evening performances, seating at 4 p.m. Matinees, seating at 11 a.m.
    Cost: $29.90 plus tax
  • Oct. 2 through 12

  • Visiting Mr. Green
    Where: Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater
    Time: Evening performances, Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $20 adults, $10 students
  • Oct. 2 through 19

  • The Chosen
    Where: Stageworks, Shimberg, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
    Time: Evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 4 p.m.
    Cost: Starting at $24.50
  • Oct. 2 through Nov. 1

  • The Rocky Horror Show
    Where: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
    Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 and 11 p.m. The 11 p.m. shows include “audience participation.”
    Cost: $31.50
  • Oct. 9 through 19

  • House of Frankenstein
    Where: Island Community Theatre, Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport
    Time: Evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
    Cost: $15 adults, $10 students
  • Oct. 10 through Nov. 1

  • The Graduate
    Where: Carrollwood Players, 4335 Gunn Highway, Plantation Plaza, Tampa
    Time: Evening performances, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 3 p.m.
    Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and students
  • Oct. 10 through 26

  • The Miracle Worker
    Where: Masque Community Theatre, 8825 56th St., Temple Terrace
    Time: Evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $14 adults; $12 students, senior and military; $10 children
  • Oct. 10 through 12

  • Sesame Street Live
    Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
    Time: Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m.
    Cost: $14 to $29
  • Oct. 14 through 19

  • The Wizard of Oz
    Where: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Morsani Hall, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
    Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: Starting at $38.50
  • Oct. 17 through 26

  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue
    Where: West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater
    Time: Evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students and $12 WCP members
  • Oct. 23 through Nov. 2

  • Bye Bye Birdie
    Where: The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
    Time:Evening performances, Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 24, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $23
  • Oct. 24 through Nov. 9

  • The Giver
    Where: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mertz Theatre/Cook Theatre/Historic Asolo Theater, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
    Time: Evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $28
  • Oct. 30 through Nov. 16

  • The History of the Devil
    Where: Jobsite Theater, Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
    Time: Evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 4 p.m.br] Cost: $24.50
  • Oct. 30 through Nov. 9

  • The Full Monty
    Where: Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater
    Time: Evening performances, Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $25 adults, $12 students
  • Oct. 30 through Nov. 16

  • Hank Williams: Lost Highway
    Where: Manatee Players, 102 12th St. W., Bradenton
    Time: Evening performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $25 adults, $11 students
  • Oct. 30 through Nov. 22

  • The Phantom of the Opera
    Where: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Morsani Hall,1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
    Time: Evening performances, Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. There will be no matinee on Thursday, Nov. 13.
    Cost: Starting at $18.50 for previews and Thursday matinees
  • Oct. 31 through Nov. 16

  • The Pajama Game
    Where: Eight O’Clock Theatre, Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo
    Time: Evening performances, Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Sunday, 2 p.m.
    Cost: $26
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