Save the Date
Pencil in Nov. 6 for the first Sanibel Blues & Jazz Festival. The venue features Brit guitar sensation Matt Schofield, locals such as The Marty Stokes Band. The event hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is on grounds behind Bailey’s General Store at the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way. Details are at sanibelbluesandjazzfest.org.
the mind of Agatha Christie. Still running in London after 64 years, The Mousetrap tells the story of a group of strangers trapped in a boarding house during a snowstorm― with a murderer among them. Historic Arcade Theater, 2267 First St., Fort Myers., 239-332-4488, floridarep.org
Theatre Conspiracy presents: The Country Wife (Dec. 1-17, Thursdays-Sundays, evening and matinee shows available) A classic comedy by William Wycherley: “He’s a fool that marries, but he’s a greater fool that does not marry a fool.” This bawdy, hilarious, subversive and wickedly satirical comedy pokes fun at the humorless, the jealous and the adulterous alike. Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787, artinlee.org
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
Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom (Dec. 29 and 30, 7:30pm; December 31, 9pm) From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit comes a show based on Gaston Leroux’s timeless love story of disfigured musical genius Erik and his muse, Christine. Their musical affair unfolds deep in the catacombs of the opera house, where Erik finds salvation in Christine’s breathtaking voice. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-2784422, 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 information before attending these local events.