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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead It's opening night for this Jobsite Theater production of Shakespearian-inspired comedy in which Hamlet is retold from the point of view of two bumbling support players. The play runs through April 20. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays; Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $24.50. Call (813) 229-7827.
Chasco Fiesta The blues get their due with Rhythm and Bluesmasters Night in a free concert from 6 to 10 p.m. in the downtown New Port Richey area with Damon Fowler, Sean Chambers and others. Many activities are free; fee for rides, food. Toll-free (877) 424-2726. chascofiesta.com.
The Life M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa stages the award winning-musical about New York City's Times Square prior to its drastic 1990s revitalization. The seamy side goes on stage at 7:30 tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22 advance, $25 general, $18 students. (813) 386-6173. The show runs through April 13.
The Graduate "One word, Ben. Plastics." The still-quotable movie comes to the stage at Gulfport's Island Community Theatre starting tonight at 8. The stage version was a Broadway hit about a disillusioned college student who strikes up an affair with the wife of his father's best friend. See it at the Hickman Theater at Beach Boulevard and 26th Avenue S in Gulfport. Tickets are $15 at www.islandcommunitytheatre.com or (727) 345-1474.
Andes Manta Tonight at 6 you can catch a free outdoor concert on the Riverwalk by a group that brings the ancient culture of the Incas to life with haunting melodies. These Ecuadorean musicians perform a variety of traditional rhythms and Indian dances at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N Macinnes Place in Tampa.
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