Meet Opal, the lovable hoarder. She lives in a ramshackle mansion by the dump - very convenient since she loves to carry everything home in her little red wagon. But not everybody has such kind intentions toward charming Opal. This quirky comedy about crazy optimism and dumb luck opens at 8 p.m. Friday, with shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. Through May 22. $22 adults, $10 students. (727) 866-1973; www.splt.org.
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The Drowsy Chaperone
If the measure of a successful musical is having an infectious melody stuck in your mind afterward, then The Drowsy Chaperone is a smash: Fancy Dress, Accident Waiting to Happen, Love Is Always Lovely in the End. The Tony-winning musical comedy begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite Broadway album - Gable and Stein's The Drowsy Chaperone from 1928 - on his turntable, and the musical bursts to life in his living room. Eight O'Clock Theatre stages the production at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 22. $25, $12 students. (727) 587-6793; eightoclocktheatre.com.
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Sara Sings Streisand
We feel a diva burst coming on. Accomplished vocalist Sara DelBeato will launch into some doozies - People, Don't Rain On My Parade, The Way We Were, Evergreen, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - to celebrate Barbra Streisand. Joining her is Michael Ursua, an actor who grew up in New Port Richey. He'll play piano and perform a duet with DelBeato. The show is by New American Theater, 183 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. (727) 575-9241; www.newamericantheater.org.