Do It Today: Cut! Costumes and the Cinema at FIM, Blithe Spirit next door at American Stage and more

the duo aim to create an epic extravaganza that spans the history of the world from the big bang to the present. The budget is 83.5 million; the cast numbers 318; the costumes exceed 6,000; the runtime is 12 hours; and the audience is in for a hilarious farce that includes guest spots by Adam and Eve, the Virgin Mary, Plato, Napoleon, Caesar, Attila the Hun, Columbus, Pocahontas, Mrs. Gandhi and Cher, to name a few – all played by the multitalented Matt McGee and Christopher Swan. Jan. 29-Feb. 21, 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun.-Mon., American Stage, 163 Third Street N., St. Petersburg, pay-what-you-can admission,

Aurora's star-crossed fairytale comes to life onstage in the Tchaikovsky Ballet Theater's rendition of Sleeping Beauty. Tues., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, $47,

is the world premiere exhibit of 43 period costumes from films like The Phantom of the Opera, Casanova and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (pictured). I’m betting this will have the tweens — and their moms — out in droves, drawn by anything that so much as touched Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger. Other sigh-worthy actors filmed in the duds include Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Sandra Bullock and Keira Knightley (what did you expect? she’s in every period movie released in the last five years). On display through May 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun., Florida International Museum, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, $12, $10 seniors, military and groups, $5 students, free for children under 6,

Sometimes, off-Broadway producers get a little, well, ambitious in their undertakings, and the musical comedy The Big Bang! follows two such fellows. In this case,

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