See them before they're gone – “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Return to the Forbidden Planet: The Musical” wrap up their runs this week.

Continuing their local runs this week are “Moon Over Buffalo” at Bay Street Players and “Don't Dress for Dinner” at the Icehouse in Mount Dora. Also on stage this week is the Tim Kelly Special Valentine Show at the Historic State Theatre in Eustis featuring oldie and Broadway tunes, audience participation, comedy and vocal impressions

'Moon Over Buffalo'

“Moon Over Buffalo” by the Bay Street Players runs until Feb. 19 at the Historic State Theatre , 109 N. Bay St., Eustis. The play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. On the brink of a disastrous split, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom. Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee and everything that can go wrong does.

“It's hilarious – everything that is right and wrong with relationships,” said director Brandon Rogers. “These two people have been together forever. They're together through thick and thin, and in this you see a lot of the thin.”

He added that the play offers view of life behind the stage door.

“We're top heavy with talented people,” Rogers said. “It's been a really pleasant experience doing this show. The cast has been having a ball doing it and the more fun they have, the more fun the audience has.”

This comedy contains adult language and situations which may not be suitable for children younger than 13. Details: www.baystreetplayers.org. Tickets: $18 to $21.

'Lend Me a Tenor'

The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg present “Lend Me a Tenor,” through Feb. 12. The play is a comedy about the greatest tenor who ever lived, Tito Merelli, known to his fans as Stupendo, coming to perform for one night only, at the Grand Opera Company in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. Through a series of mishaps, Tito unknowingly misses the performance. Max, assistant to the general manager of the Opera Company, has to try and make up for an incapacitated tenor and keep his true identity a secret.

“It's an intimate cast where they all consider each other family,” said director Kerie Strong. “It's a hilarious show with some crazy situations.”

The play contains adult language and situations which may not be suitable for children younger than 13.

Tickets: $18 adults, $9 students. Details: 352-787-3013.

'Don't Dress for Dinner'

The risque comedy, “Don't Dress for Dinner” opens Friday at the Sonnentag Theatre at the Icehouse in Mount Dora. In the story Bernard invites his fashion model mistress to his country home for a tyrst while his wife, Jacqueline is out of town. As an alibi, he asks his best friend, Robert, to spend the weekend as well. A gourmet caterer, Suzette, has been hired to prepare a sumptuous inner. The plot thickens when Jacqueline learns that Robert, her secret paramour, is visiting and she decides to stay home. As guests arrive a charade ensues and Suzanne and Suzette swap identities. At the height of confusion, Chef Suzette's short-tempered husband, George, is pulled into the mayhem.

The play runs through Feb 12 at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse in Mount Dora. Tickets are $22 to $20 for adults and $14 to $10 for students. “Don't Dress for Dinner” contains mature situation comedy aimed at adults. Tickets and details: www.icehousetheatre.com/ww.icehousetheatre.com/

'Return to the Forbidden Planet: The Musical'

Take the plot from Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” mix in the classic 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet” and sprinkle in some 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll classics and you have the makings of “Return to the Forbidden Planet: The Musical,” a campy adventure/science fiction musical playing through Feb. 12 at the Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater in Clermont.

“The show is more closely based on “The Tempest” than “Forbidden Planet,'” said director Nathan Jessee. “There are Shakespearean puns throughout the show - some people will catch them more than others. On top of that, it's a musical with 50s and 60s beach-style tunes. It's actually bizarre, but in some strange way it works.”

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children and students. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: 352-319-1116 or www.moonlightplayers.com.

Tim Kelly Special Valentine Show

A special Valentine performance featuring the many voices of Tim Kelly – oldies, Broadway, audience participation, comedy and vocal impressions, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Historic State Theatre, 109 North Bay St. Eustis. Cost: $15. Details: www.baystreetplayers.org.

Upcoming

Carpenters Once More tribute show

The Carpenters Once More is a tribute in song to Karen and Richard Carpenter starring Diana Lynn with Rob Preston 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Historic State Theatre, 109 North Bay St. Eustis. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 day of show. Details: www.baystreetplayers.org.

Auditions

Bay Street Players

Auditions for "Cabaret" are Monday and Tuesday at the Bay Street Players in downtown Eustis. Prepare a song and wear comfortable clothing to dance. Performers 18-60 may be asked to read from the script. Directed by David Gerrard, stage manager Jennifer Fink, music director Jamie-Leigh Bartschi and choreographer Amanda Warren. Performances are April 21 to May 14. Details: www.baystreetplayers.org

Moonlight Players

Auditions for “The Mousetrap” are Feb. 19 and 20 at the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theater in Clermont. Roles are available for five males and three females. The play runs April 21 to May 14. Details: www.moonlightplayers.com.