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Becca McCoy, the Lady of the Lake in American Stage in the Park's "Spamalot."

JAY NOLAN | Special to the Times

Becca McCoy, the Lady of the Lake in American Stage in the Park's "Spamalot."

Spamalot: The American Stage in the Park production of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the Monty Python parody of the legend of King Arthur. No alcohol or pets are allowed, but concessions (including alcohol) will be available. Through May 8. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $25-$38. (727) 823-7529.

Bon Qui Qui with Group 1 Crew: An evening of comedy and music with the alter ego of Madtv's Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Bon Qui Qui has just released her debut album, Gold Plated Dreams, featuring the song "I'ma Cut You," and she has Group 1 Crew to back her up. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$75. (813) 229-7827.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: The Tony Award-winning show about Carole King's rise to fame features her most memorable songs, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "Natural Woman," and "You've Got a Friend." Through May 1. The Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. show will be sign language interpreted. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$135. (813) 229-7827.

Dan and Phil: The stars of BBC radio bring the wit found in their books, You Tube channel and countless online videos in their The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire! 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.50-$117.50. (727) 791-7400.

USF Jazz Ensemble 1: In addition to recognizing the graduating ensemble members, the highlight of the concert will be the announcement and premier performance of this year's Owen Prize winning composition. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida Barness Recital Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. $15, $10 students/senior/active military. (813) 974-2323.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

The Americans, 10 p.m., FX. The show continues its highly compelling run with an episode that has the KGB and FBI racing to track down the same very vital agent. Meanwhile, we're still mad at the show for killing off you-know-who.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27 04/26/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:05pm]
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