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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
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