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"Brighton Beach Memoirs” will be onstage at the University of Florida’s Constans Theatre from June 12-16 and July 9-13, 2013. (Courtesy of David Murphy)

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

The future looks ‘Bright’

A production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy about growing up in 1930s Brooklyn, opens Wednesday at the University of Florida. The play, the first of a trilogy that includes “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound,” will continue through Sunday and return for a second engagement from July 9 to 14 at UF’s Constans Theatre.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and July 9-13, 2 p.m. June 16 and July 14, Constans Theatre, McGuire Pavilion. Tickets: $13-$17. (392-1653, Ticketmaster.com)

THEATER:

Starting Friday, the High Springs Community Theater stages its first musical in many years, the off-Broadway hit “Nunsense” about a fundraiser planned by the Little Sister of Hoboken. The production will run through July 7.

“Nunsense”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE First St., High Springs. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors on Sundays, $9 all seats for youth. (386-454-3525, highspringscommunitytheater.com)

MUSIC:

Singer/guitarist Wester Joseph, who was born in Miami to Haitian immigrants, performs his self-described “vudu rawk” brand of soulful rock with the band Stereo Vudu in this week’s “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.

Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.

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The vocal-ensemble Other Voices will perform its acoustic originals and other songs ranging from pop and folk to blues and jazz in a style dubbed “folk and roll” on Saturday at the Prairie Creek Lodge.

Other Voices: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. Admission: $15, limited seating, for reservations call 317-7307 or email sandhillstage@gmail.com.

AT THE MOVIES:

“Man of Steel”: action

“This is the End”: comedy

BOOK RELEASES:

“Bad Monkey”: Carl Hiaasen

“The Last Original Wife”: Dorothea Benton Frank

“Trial by Fire”: Jeff Probst

“The King’s Deception”: Steve Berry

ALBUM RELEASES:

“Tomorrow’s Harvest”: Boards of Canada

“Every Man Should Know”: Harry Connick Jr.

“Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns”: Dave Koz

“Magnetic”: Goo Goo Dolls

“Damage”: Jimmy Eat World

DVD RELEASES:

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”: action, comedy

“Oz The Great and Powerful”: fantasy

“Snitch”: action

“Ghost Hunters: Season 8, Part 2”: reality TV

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