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Sched­ule Nov. 11 to help the unin­sured suf­fer­ing from cancer. The 7th an­nual Betty & Frank Bire­ley “ROCKIN” Rib­bons & Blues is at the Marine Max in Fort My­ers. Spon­sor­ships are avail­able. Guests should con­sider mer­chan­dise or a gift cer­tifi­cate for an auc­tion start­ing at 5:30 p.m. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Lee Me­mo­rial Health Sys­tem’s Re­gional Cancer Cen­ter. 239-343-6059.

Martina McBride at Bar­bara B. Mann (Dec. 8, 7:30pm) With more than 15 ma­jor mu­sic awards, in­clud­ing four wins for fe­male vo­cal­ist of the year from the Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion, McBride has reached rar­efied lev­els in the mu­sic world. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

The Beach Boys at Bar­bara B. Mann (Dec. 14, 7:30pm) This band has birthed a tor­rent of hit sin­gles and sold al­bums by the tens of mil­lions, but its greater sig­nif­i­cance lies in the fact that it changed the mu­si­cal land­scape so pro­foundly that ev­ery pop act since has been in its debt. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Ju­nie B. Jones, The Mu­si­cal (Nov. 1-18, mati­nee shows avail­able) Adap­ta­tion of four of Bar­bara Park’s books brought to life on stage in this mu­si­cal com­edy about Ju­nie B. Jones and her first­grade ad­ven­tures. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s The­ater, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Evita (Nov. 1-19, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) An­drew Lloyd Web­ber and Tim Rice’s dy­namic mu­si­cal mas­ter­piece tells the story of Ar­gentina’s con­tro­ver­sial first lady. Ris­ing from noth­ing, driven by am­bi­tion and blessed with charisma, Eva Peron was “saint to the work­ing class, re­viled by the aris­toc­racy and mis­trusted by the mil­i­tary.” Broad­way Palm Dinner The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End (Nov. 1-6, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) From Allison and Mar­garet En­gel, the writ­ers of the smash hit Red Hot Pa­triot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, comes a comic look at one of our coun­try’s most beloved voices. Bombeck cap­tured the frus­tra­tions of her gen­er­a­tion by ask­ing, “If life is a bowl of cher­ries, what am I do­ing in the pits?” ArtS­tage Stu­dio The­atre, Florida Rep, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Over the River and Through the Woods (Nov. 2-16, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) From Joe DiPi­etro, the author of I Love You, You’re Per­fect, Now Change! See what happens when Nick, a sin­gle Ital­ian-Amer­i­can, has to tell his dot­ing grand­par­ents he’s mov­ing across the coun­try. His­toric Ar­cade The­atre, Florida Rep, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

Les Stroud, aka “Sur­vivor­man”: An Evening of Mu­sic, Con­ver­sa­tion & Video (Nov. 4, 8pm) Best known as the pro­ducer, cre­ator and star of the hit TV se­ries Sur­vivor­man, Les Stroud’s pas­sions in­clude mu­sic, the great out­doors and

film­mak­ing. Be amazed as he tells sto­ries and per­forms songs in­spired by some of his most mem­o­rable out­door ad­ven­tures. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Sweeney Todd (Nov. 4-6, evening and mati­nees shows avail­able) In this in­fa­mous tale, Sweeney Todd, an un­justly ex­iled bar­ber, re­turns to 19th­cen­tury Lon­don seek­ing vengeance against the lech­er­ous judge who framed him and rav­aged his young wife. Fea­tur­ing two un­for­get­table star turns and some of the most chill­ing mu­sic ever writ­ten for the stage. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

The Tem­pest (Nov. 11, 7:30pm) In cel­e­bra­tion of the 400th an­niver­sary of Wil­liam Shake­speare’s death, di­rected by Barry Cavin. Long con­sid­ered one of Shake­speare’s most lyri­cal plays, Pros­pero―a ma­gi­cian on an en­chanted is­land―pun­ishes his en­e­mies, brings hap­pi­ness to his daugh­ter and comes to terms with hu­man use of su­per­nat­u­ral power. Tobe Recital Hall, Mu­sic Build­ing, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-590-1000, the­atre­lab.fgcu.edu

The Most Fa­mous Rein­deer of All (Dec. 2-24, mati­nee shows avail­able) Fun­filled twist on the clas­sic story about a rein­deer wish­ing to fit in. Along the way he en­coun­ters friends like Sammy the Snowflake and Ike the Elf, and faces off against Evilla the Ice Witch. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

TOTI Me­dia, Inc. does its best to en­sure that in­for­ma­tion in this cal­en­dar is up to date. How­ever, we still en­cour­age our read­ers to call ahead for de­tailed event in­for­ma­tion be­fore at­tend­ing these lo­cal events.

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