Becca McCoy says that her cabaret show, Love With the Lights On, is a "completely Rodgers and Hammerstein-free evening,'' and she's not joking. The program that she performs, with pianist James Weaver, is loaded with musical theater songs you don't hear very often, if ever, in a nightclub setting: As If We'd Never Said Goodbye from Sunset Boulevard; Everybody's Girl from Steel Pier; Loving You from Passion; Talk Amongst Yourselves from Taboo, to name a few.
McCoy is an actor-singer who grew up in St. Petersburg, graduated from Eckerd College and has fashioned a stage career that includes credits from 15 theaters in seven states. She and her husband and their 2-year-old daughter live in Palatka, and she has appeared recently in Blithe Spirit at American Stage and The Wild Party at freeFall Theatre.
As part of American Stage's "After Hours'' series, McCoy and Weaver perform at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org; beccamccoy.com.
John Fleming, Times performing arts critic