Into The Woods
Runs through Nov. 9 at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; 7 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $23-$50, students, teachers, seniors, military pay $20-$47; 727-498-5205, freefalltheatre.com.
Hamlet Runs through Nov. 2 at New Stage Theatre and Conservatory, 11650 131st St. N., Largo; 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; $30. 727-301-3001; newstagelargo.org.
Runs through Oct. 26 at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Channel District, Tampa; show times Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. $30. 813-374-2416, stageworkstheatre.org
The Last Night of BallyhooJobsite Theater’s current production wants to be two plays, one a shallow crowd-pleaser about an endearing Jewish family in 1939 Atlanta, the other a stunningly honest analysis of self-hating American Jews who have internalized the anti-Semitism of their milieu and who have even found other Jews to despise and discriminate against. It would be convenient if I could say that one or the other play ultimately predominates, but the fact is that author Alfred Uhry insists on having it both ways with The Last Night of Ballyhoo: Just when you think you’ve wandered into a theatrical sitcom, he floors you with his raw authenticity; and once you’ve convinced yourself of Ballyhoo’s range and importance, he throws in a few cheap yuks and begs to be your lapdog.
Runs through Sept. 28, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun. Regularly priced tickets start at $28. Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa, 813-229-STAR, jobsitetheater.org.
Runs through Sept. 28 at American Stage, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 163 Third St. N.
St. Petersburg, $39-$49, $20 student, $10 student rush, americanstage.org.