Single tickets on sale now for shows at The Phil

Phil tickets on sale

Single tickets are on sale now for all events at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This includes the center's series of Broadway plays, dance, classical music, popular music and performers. The calendar ranges from plays like "Sister Act: The Musical" and "Billy Elliot" to orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra to stars like Queen Latifah, Michael Feinstein, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Evancho.

For more information, see the website or call 239-597-1900 or, from outside Collier, 800-597-1900. Or visit the box office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples.

Go 'Mad' in Fort Myers

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is offering an invitation to "Party Like a Mad Man (or Woman)" in a Fifties-themed apres-event to the Music Walk Friday, Sept. 21, in Fort Myers. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. the center will offer a chance to dance to old favorites and enjoy retro fun; come attired as your favorite "Mad Men" character.

Tickets are $5 advance via the center website,, or $10 at the door.

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First St., Fort Myers. Information: 239-333-1933.

Entertainment Rx

IberiaBank of Marco Island is offering a sneak preview of the Physicians Talent Showcase at its "In the Round" series Oct. 2. The event will include five doctors showing their musical skills in performance

A welcoming reception is at 6 p.m., and the performances begin at 7 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Lange, obstetrics/gynecology — classical guitar

Dr. Corey Howard, internal medicine — tenor sax

Dr. Catherine David, podiatric surgeon — vocalist

Dr. Myles Samotin, orthopedic surgeon — pianist

Dr. Millard Brooks, anesthesiologist — surprise performance

Accompanying are We Dawson, drums; Michael Bannon, keyboard, organ, bass and guitar; and Greg Billings, organ, keyboard and bass

"In The Round" Lecture/Music Series events are compliments of IberiaBank/Marco and open to all. Reservations are requested because space is limited. Call 239-393-2400.

The bank is at 605 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.

Heed the call

Art League of Fort Myers has announced a call for artists to submit work for its Oct. 5-26 show, "Color and Form." There are cash awards.

For regulations and an application, see

Auditions coming up

Theatre Conspiracy: for "Call Me Waldo," directed by Mike Breen and "The Liar," directed by Bill Taylor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 15. Needed are males ages 20-55 and females ages 20-40. Call 239-936-3239 or email to set up an appointment

Naples Concert Band: Woodwind, brass and percussion instrument, 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Gulfview Middle School, 255 Sixth St. S., Naples. 239-269-5436 or

Seeking 'Phantom' friends

Franc D'Ambrosio

Franc D'Ambrosio

A concert with Broadway's longest-running "Phantom of the Opera," Franc D'Ambrosio, is seeking two local singers to perform with D'Ambrosio on stage as characters from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Christine and Raoul. The performance at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers is Nov. 2.

On Nov. 1, the night before the concert, D'Ambrosio will hold auditions for the local singers who will perform with him at the hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All auditioners will benefit from D'Ambrosio's experience as he conducts a master class at the hall, which is at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The welcoming group is the Southwest Florida Symphonic Chorale, which is publicizing the audition.

Singers must be age 18 and older.

For audition requirements, call the Symphonic Chorale at 239-560-5695. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be on a space-available basis.

Tickets for "The Phantom and Friends: Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway" are available through the Barbara B. Mann box office at 239-481-4849 or 800-440-7469.

Mark the date

"Una Serata in Italia" is the theme for the upcoming United Arts Council Nov. 13 at Bay Colony Golf Club. More details will be announced later.

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