Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stage

Richey Suncoast Theatre switches dates for musical in March

NEW PORT RICHEY — Richey Suncoast Theatre has changed the dates for the musical Catch Me If You Can from March 1 to 18 to March 22 to 31. The change was made to avoid performing on the same dates as Chasco Fiesta and the resulting noise and parking i...
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Florida Orchestra blazes through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Florida Orchestra blazes through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

TAMPA — Even people who aren’t music fans have heard of the 1812 Overture. Tchaikovsky’s booming showpiece lives on a mezzanine level of the mass mind, somewhere between Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Chopin’s Études. In the prolonged celebration of ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Andre Rieu aims to have Tampa Bay area hearing a waltz

Andre Rieu aims to have Tampa Bay area hearing a waltz

TAMPA He’s the Thomas Kinkade of classical music, painting nostalgic castles of sound with an orchestra he named after the king of waltzes and his own violin, a sound that warms the soul.Critics have called André Rieu sentimental, even saccharine, a ...
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Rhythm’s gonna get you with Gloria Estefan musical ‘On Your Feet!’ at Straz

TAMPA — At 17, Gloria Fajardo had the world at her fingertips. Bright and driven, with strong family support and a chance at success in the United States, the Cuban immigrant stood only to gain.Alas, the very circumstances that frame her improved for...
Updated: 2 months ago
Interview: Steve Martin, Martin Short bringing ‘best version’ of their show back to St. Petersburg

Interview: Steve Martin, Martin Short bringing ‘best version’ of their show back to St. Petersburg

Hot celebrity-spotting tip: Stop by the Salvador Dalí Museum on Jan. 19. You might catch a glimpse of Steve Martin."Oh, I’ll have to take a look at that," Martin said of the Dalí during a phone interview Monday from New York. "There’s one in Spain, I...
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Josbite goes all out, gets results with annual musical, ‘The Threepenny Opera’

Josbite goes all out, gets results with annual musical, ‘The Threepenny Opera’

TAMPA — As the house lights dimmed for the second act, burglars and pickpockets, prostitutes and scam artists weaved between the little tables of the Jaeb Theater, warning customers they’d best wind down their talking and silence their phones. This w...
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Review: Excellent cast delivers entertaining production of ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Stage West

I went to see the musical comedy Young Frankenstein at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill with some trepidation. I had seen a very good production of the show at another theater a couple of years ago, and I was concerned that I would subco...
Updated: 2 months ago
Review: Cast up to the challenge in Richey Suncoast’s ‘How the Other Half Loves’

Review: Cast up to the challenge in Richey Suncoast’s ‘How the Other Half Loves’

Theater has many plays where there are two completely different apartments depicted on the stage, usually split down the middle, one on the right, one on the left.But the inventive, award-winning English playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s sophisticated 1969...
Updated: 2 months ago
Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with ‘Faust’

Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with ‘Faust’

TAMPA — Charles Gounod’s Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He’s willing to give away everything he has to be young ag...
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Hip-hop artist looks to deliver music, monologues with one-woman show

Hip-hop artist looks to deliver music, monologues with one-woman show

Tampa hip-hop artist and actress Dynasty takes her career into a new direction Saturday at Stageworks Theatre with her first one-woman show: A Star in Life’s Clothing : Life. Love. Language. Lyrics.Not only does the New York native promise a mix of m...
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