Friday, December 6, 2013

I want to see a show!

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol"
Cody Nickell stars in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," an alternate take on the Dickens Classic. The show runs at 8 p.m. through Dec. 22 at the Norris Center in downtown Naples, with 3 p.m. matinées on Dec. 8, 15, 21 & 22. Tickets are at $33-$45. Call 866-811-4111 or (read the preview)

"My Three Angels"
Florida Rep opens "My Three Angels" on Dec. 6. Three convicts in the tropics, spying on a family with too many problems. It was an old
Humphrey Bogart film, 1955's "We're No Angels." "My Three Angels" opens in previews Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are $40 & $45. Call 239-332-4488 or

"The Nutcracker Goes Pop!"
KidzAct, the youth theatre program of The Naples Players, presents "The Nutcracker Goes Pop!" December 4-21 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. More than 100 students sing and dance their way through a modern song and dance version of the beloved classic. Performances are at 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 21 and under. Call 239-263-7990 or come by the Naples Players box office.

The Lab Theater presents its second 24-hour Playwriting Project Saturday. Playwrights get a theme and a few required lines Friday night. They've got 18 hours to write a ten-minute play - and they won't meet the actors until noon Saturday! The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Get tickets ($12) at or at the door. Seating is limited.

The Island Theater Company presents "Three Wise Men and a Baby" from Dec. 5-8. All four shows will be free; the production is sponsored by APM Custom Homes as their Christmas gift to the community. "Three Wise Men and a Baby," a humorous, musical twist on the Nativity aimed at children, features many local youths and asks "What do you give someone whose birthday is the very reason for the season?" "Three Wise Men and a Baby" plays in the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Society. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.


"Becky Shaw" closes continues its run at Theatre Conspiracy. The play takes five people and asks this: Every person has their own truth. What happens when the truths diverge? Equity actress Kim Crow and Tera Nicole Miller deliver standout turns. Interesting, fascinating and worth a look. Tickets are $20. Anyone under 30 can get their ticket for just $10. Call 239-936-3239 or | REVIEWS

"Our Town"  plays 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 21 at the Naples Players. Tickets are $35. Call (239) 263-7990 or "Our Town" runs three acts with two ten-minute intermissions. | REVIEWS

Don't miss the Fosse-inspired version of "Nutcracker"
in Broadway Palm's "Swingin' Christmas."
"Swingin' Christmas" runs Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées through Dec. 25. Tickets run $22-$55, with show-only seats available for just $18. Call 239-278-4422 or | REVIEWS

"Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas" plays through Dec. 25 in the Off-Broadway Palm. This time the Church Basement Ladies are in the midst of holiday preparations and planning the Sunday School’s Christmas Program. Performances are Tuesday - Sunday evenings with selected matinées. Ticket prices range from $28 to $49. Call (239) 278-4422 or (read the review)

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