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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 first-grade ad­ven­tures. Broad­way Palm Chil­dren’s The­ater, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

The Nerd (Nov. 1-12, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Com­edy about Wil­lum, a young ar­chi­tect who gets a sur­prise visit from Rick, a fel­low-ex-GI he’s never met but who saved his life in Viet­nam. Rick turns out to be a hope­less nerd and bum­bling oaf with no so­cial sense, lit­tle in­tel­li­gence and even less tact. The de­light of the visit fades when Rick over­stays his wel­come and his con­tin­ued pres­ence among Wil­lum and his friends leads to one up­roar­i­ous in­ci­dent af­ter an­other. Broad­way Palm Dinner The­atre, 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. 239-2784422, 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. 239-4814849, 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

Best of En­e­mies by Mark St. Ger­main (Nov. 15-Dec. 15, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) An elec­tri­fy­ing and tense new play based on a true story that fol­lows the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a hate-filled leader of the KKK and a pi­o­neer­ing African-Amer­i­can civil rights ac­tivist. ArtS­tage Stu­dio The­atre, Florida Rep, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

An­other Night Be­fore Christ­mas (Nov. 17-Dec. 25, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and

mati­nee shows avail­able) ’Twas the night be­fore Christ­mas … and there’s a “bur­glar” in the house, but his eyes twin­kled and his dim­ples were merry. A cyn­i­cal so­cial worker is about to have her hum­bug at­ti­tude turned up­side down in this charm­ing and amus­ing mu­si­cal com­edy. The Off-Broad­way Palm The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Bobby Bones & The Rag­ing Id­iots (Nov. 18, 8pm) What be­gan as great friends play­ing silly tunes on lo­cal TV, ra­dio and ran­dom stages snow­balled into “Bobby Bones & The Rag­ing Id­iots.” From a 2014 per­for­mance for a small char­ity event, Bobby and his friends― syn­di­cated morn­ing ra­dio en­ter­tain­ers out of Nashville―moved on to an­other event that sold more than 3,000 tick­ets. To date, Bobby Bones & The Rag­ing Id­iots have per­formed nearly 40 shows, rais­ing more than $2 mil­lion. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Irv­ing Berlin’s White Christ­mas, the Mu­si­cal (Nov. 24-Dec. 25, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Two Army bud­dies-turned-show­biz-part­ners fol­low two singing sis­ters to a Ver­mont inn. When they dis­cover their for­mer com­mand­ing of­fi­cer is in jeop­ardy of los­ing his inn, they put on a show to help save his busi­ness—and find love in the bar­gain. Broad­way Palm Dinner The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

The Mouse­trap, by Agatha Christie (Nov. 29-Dec. 18, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Ev­ery per­son is a sus­pect in this thrilling who­dunit from

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