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Many resorts stage entertainment at night, and these shows are open to the general public.

Bahamian Theater

Instead of one of those Las Vegas-style leggy-showgirl revues, call the 450-seat Regency Theater, West Sunrise Highway (tel. 242/352-5533; www.regencytheatregbi.com), and ask what performance is scheduled. This is the home of two nonprofit companies, the Freeport Players' Guild and the Grand Bahama Players. The season runs from September to June, and you're likely to see reprises of such Broadway and London blockbusters as Mamma Mia!, as well as contemporary works by Bahamian and Caribbean playwrights. Some very intriguing shows are likely to be staged every year by both groups, which are equally talented. Tickets cost $10 to $40.

The Club & Bar Scene

Located in the center of Port Lucaya Marketplace, Count Basie Square contains a vine-covered bandstand where the island's best live music is performed several nights a week, usually beginning around 7:30 or 8pm. And it's free! The square honors the "Count," who used to have a grand home on Grand Bahama. Steel bands, small Junkanoo groups, even gospel singers from a local church are likely to be heard here, their voices or music wafting across the marina and the nearby boardwalk and wharves. Sip a beer or a tropical rum concoction while tapping your feet.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.