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What's on stage this week: New company Circle in the Water, Florida Orchestra's season ends

ORCHESTRA FINALE: EMPEROR CONCERTO

The Florida Orchestra ends its season this weekend with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, also known as "the Emperor Concerto." Dejan Lazic will play the composer's last piano concerto, with music director Michael Francis conducting. The concert also features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and opens with Deconstruction of Anger, the winning entry in a composers' competition. Francesco Sclafani, a 23-year-old University of South Florida junior, beat out 13 other young composers. Francis, who judged the competition with other orchestra personnel, called Sclafani's music "vibrant, exciting and compelling." Concerts start at 8 p.m. Friday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa; 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Sneak preview: Francis leads a deeper dive into Tchaikovsky with a free lecture and demonstration with the orchestra. Inside Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

JOBSITE: GLOUCESTER BLUE

A New England couple renovates an abandoned warehouse loft, then clashes with the house painter in Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue, opening this weekend at Jobsite Theater. Horovitz, right, who has written more than 70 produced plays, was honored as a living legend by the Off Broadway Alliance. He is expected to attend the show toward the end of its run in June. The show opens at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through June 11 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Shimberg Playhouse, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. Preview at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. (813) 229-7827. jobsitetheater.org.

NEW COMPANY: Circle in the Water

A new professional theater company debuts with Collected Stories, Donald Margulies' 1997 Pulitzer finalist about a budding writer and her mentor. Actor and playwright Roxanne Fay said she founded Circle in the Water in part to create a venue for "intimate storytelling of passionate and important pieces," particularly for women 40 and older.

Fay and Maggie Mularz play the established writer and her protege in this show, Fay's first to be licensed by the Actors' Equity Association. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20, $15 students and seniors. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Shimberg Theater, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20, $15 students, seniors and military with ID. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

FRESH TAKE: THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Incarnations of The Three Musketeers have included a 19th century novel, a musical, an animated film, a BBC series and a video game. Alexandre Dumas' comical adventure is also a stage play, thanks to an adaptation by Hat Trick Theatre's Joe Winskye and Bianca Badia. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and runs through May 28 at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Murray Theatre, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

What's on stage this week: New company Circle in the Water, Florida Orchestra's season ends 05/17/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:12am]
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