Plenty to do this week

Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11:58 p.m.


The national touring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” rolls into the Phillips Center for three performances starting tonight. Along with the famed story between the title characters and such other memorable characters as Mrs. Potts and Lumiere, the touring production features new material in a show that was re-worked by the musical’s original Broadway creators.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m. today and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Phillips Center. Tickets: $40-$60. (392-2787)

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Described by one reviewer as a cross between Agatha Christie meets Abbott and Costello, “The Murder Room” is a spoof of British murder mysteries now onstage in a new production at the Gainesville Community Playhouse through Feb. 6.

“The Murder Room”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; Vam York Theater. Tickets: $16, $8 students. (376-4949)

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A University of Florida production of “The Grapes of Wrath,” including the car that takes the Joad family on their journey from Oklahoma to California, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 6 in the McGuire Pavilion’s Constans Theatre.

“The Grapes of Wrath”: Opens Friday and runs 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 6; Constans Theatre. Tickets: $17, $13 for UF students and staff. (392-1653)


While Friday’s performance by the acclaimed California Guitar Trio is sold out, tickets are available for an additional performance at the Phillips Center’s Squitieri Theatre added for Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

California Guitar Trio: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Friday is SOLD OUT); Squitieri Studio Theatre, Phillips Center. Tickets: $30. (392-2787)

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