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A musical, a play, a reading

Guys & dollsSeventy young gals and guys hit the stage tonight at 8 when the Roxy Theatre Group begins its three-weekend run of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Gabriel Bonilla, 19, plays Skye Masterson to 16-year-old Stephanie Volero's Sarah Brown in Frank Loesser's lively, tuneful show, based on New York characters from the imagination of Damon Runyon.

Students from 10 to 22 star in the show, which features accompaniment by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony.  The show runs through March 28 at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami.  Tickets are $20 (tonight's gala, which includes an after-party and benefits Roxy's scholarship fund, costs $50).  Regular performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday (final Sunday show is at 3 p.m.).  Call 305-226-0030 or visit the Roxy web site for info.


FrannieFormer stand-up comic Frannie Sheridan brings her solo show -- Confessions of a Jewish Shiksa: Dancing on Hitler's Grave! -- to Miami Beach's Colony Theater for two performances this weekend.  Sheridan's parents, both Holocaust survivors, escaped to Canada and, after an anti-Semitic attack, converted to Catholicism.  Years later, Sheridan discovered the truth about her heritage, a truth she explores in the show.

Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Colony, 1040 Lincoln Rd.; call 305-674-1040 for information. Tickets are $25, available at the box office or via Ticketmaster.


Check out a free reading of Bag of Stones, a play written and directed by Richard Janaro, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at GableStage.  The plot is sizzling (and, in South Florida, familiar-sounding):  A Catholic priest continues to have a relationship with his high school girlfriend, who is now grown up and married.  Nick Duckart, Scott Genn, Betsy Graver, David Hemphill, David Kwiat and Harriet Oser are in the cast. GableStage is in the Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Call the box office at 305-445-1119 or visit the theater's web site for info.