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The Village Players’ tradition of new and classic plays continues

Just weeks prior to the start of Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year — the Village Players will stage the musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and libretto by Joseph Stein.

Shows will take place at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Sept. 5 and 6, and continue on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 8 p.m., Sept. 22, at the James McCabe Theater, 506 N. Fifth St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. There will be one matinee at 3 p.m., Sept. 14; doors open at 2:30 p.m.

General admission is $15; students, seniors and military with ID are $13. Groups of 10 or more are $12 per person.

Tickets are available in advance by credit card (with a service fee) online at www .thevillageplayersvalrico .com or by calling (813) 643-8292. Only cash and checks are accepted at the theater.

Auditions for “Scrooge & Marley: A Christmas Carol” will take place in mid-September. This show will feature a cast of between 22 and 44 characters of all ages, 8 years old and up. Performances will begin, Dec. 5.

Local playwright Carlton Jones’s original play, “The Legend of Frankenstein,” drawn from the Mary Shelley story, will open Oct. 17, and run for two weekends with two matinees.

The Village Players will celebrate the James McCabe Theater’s 100 years of community service with a slate of blockbusters for their 2015 season, including the side-splitting comedy “Noises Off!” in February, “Auntie Mame” in April, “Steel Magnolias” in June, “The Wizard of Oz” in August, “The Diary of Anne Frank” in October and “Rent” in December.

For further information, visit www.thevillageplayers valrico.com.

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