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‘Fantasticks’ twice more

Florida Repertory Theatre added two performances of “The Fantasticks.” Grab tickets to a 2 p.m. matinee today, April 25, or a 7 p.m. twilight show on Sunday, April 28. Call 239-332-4488 or go to www.floridarep.org. Best availability after May 1.

Click here to read a review of the show

‘Arsenic, Old Lace’ here

The Marco Players Children’s Theatre program presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” April 26-28. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Find out what kind of bad habits these sweet spinster ladies have been “taking care of” in the basement. $20 adults, $10 children. Call 239-642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

‘Into the Woods’ slated

A playbill.com casting announcement for BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater reveals at least two shows in its upcoming season. The Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” will run Dec. 27 to Feb. 14, while the quirky musical “Romance/Romance” will run Feb. 20 to April 5. Information: www. bigarts.org

‘Razzle Dazzle’ canceled

The Bach Ensemble Troubadours have canceled their April 27 “Razzle Dazzle” concert at the Pelican’s Nest Country Club. The show will be rescheduled as part of the 2013-14 season. More information at www.thebachensemble.org.

New dinner theater

Chew and view, ya’ll. The Cape Coral Italian American Club and the Sand Flea Players have launched a new dinner theater venture in Cape Coral May 18. Sand Flea Players founder Anne M. Palmer directs the inaugural outing, “A Little Something for the Ducks,” about widowed singles who meet at a duck pond.

Dick Steel and Barbara Becchino star. Tickets are $35 and include a five-course dinner. Call the Cape Coral Italian American Club at 239-542-6515.

The murder mystery “The Seance” runs June 20 and 21.

Headed for Broadway

Florida Rep Associate Director Chris Clavelli reached the $5,000 funding goal on his Kickstarter project. Clavelli plans to mount his one-man show, “A Little More Than You Wanted to Spend,” in New York. Backers can get in on the project until May 3 and earn goodies such as signed posters or a meal prepared by the playwright. http://kck.st/XdpA47

ETC play May 5

The Naples Players ETC Readers’ Theatre group closes its season with the J.M. Barrie comedy “What Every Woman Knows” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Tickets $10; call 239-263-7990. Cast includes: Vic Caroli, Craig Walck, Michael Troop, Brad Goetz, Jessica Walck, Mike Santos, Carole Fenstermacher, Victoria Diebler and Val Kuffel.

Band names board

The Naples Concert Band elected its 2013-2014 board of directors as follows:

President, Ev Hughes; vice president, Joe Choomack; treasurer, Marilyn Hughes; secretary, Marilyn Perry; and directors: Tony Costello, Ruth Conroy, Bill Belaney, Dave Drewek, Tom Curcio, Janet Stone and Jim Castaldi, as past president.

The band is now in its 41st season offering free concerts to Southwest Florida. Information: 239-263-9521 or www.NaplesConcertBand.org.

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