Stage

  1. See 'America's Got Talent' act Christian and Scooby at the Ringling w/video

    Stage

    Surely no one has any interest in watching a beefy young guy balance an adorably tiny dog in precarious places all over his body.

    Christian Stoinev balances Scooby at the Ringling during his act, also on America’s Got Talent. See video at tbtim.es/5vw.
  2. Local actor to swing into 'Tarzan' role in Bradenton

    Stage

    By day, Brian Kleinschmidt operates three Anytime Fitness centers in the SouthShore and Brandon area.

    Brian Kleinschmidt will let his hair down for the Manatee Players’ production of Tarzan in Bradenton. The Riverview High grad was on The Amazing Race.
  3. A Simple Theatre keeps things simple in fourth season

    Stage

    While Gavin Hawk was managing student loan debt from his acting diploma at the Juilliard School, he owned just three pieces of furniture.

    A Simple Theatre’s Miracle on South Division Street features actors Becca McCoy, from left, Georgia Mallory Guy, Bonnie Agan and Stephen Ray. The play unfolds the tale behind a 20-foot Virgin Mary shrine in a family’s home.
  4. Comic D.L. Hughley takes on current affairs at the Improv this weekend

    Stage

    Veteran comic D.L. Hughley is a Dancing With the Stars survivor, but it will be current affairs and strong opinions, not spangles, that will be flashing when the comedian takes the stage at the Improv at Centro Ybor this weekend. He's well-known for his strong opinions on everything from Colorado legalizing marijuana …

    Getty Images
  5. Freefall Theatre puts audiences in the middle of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG

    There's something about a circle. It's clean and complete. You're either in or out, unless something threatens to break it.

    Larry Alexander (Harding), left, Michael Nichols (Chief Bromden), Steve Garland (Dr. Spivey), Roxanne Fay (Nurse Ratched) and James Oliver (McMurphy) star in Freefall Theatre’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which puts the audience right in the middle of the tale of mental patients.
  6. 'Les Mis' wins big at Stage West's annual HAMI Awards

    Stage

    SPRING HILL — The musical drama Les Miserables took home all the marbles in the Main Stage (musicals) division of the annual HAMI Awards presentations for Stage West Community Playhouse's 2013-14 season, winning 11 out of 11 of the coveted statues at a ceremony on Saturday evening at the Palace Grand in …

  7. 'Forever Plaid' is an oldie, mostly goodie at Show Palace

    Stage

    Review | Forever Plaid

    If you've never seen the musical comedy Forever Plaid, you might want to see the production playing through Aug. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

  8. Next Generation Ballet brings 'Summer Fantasy' to the Straz

    Stage

    Want to give ballet a twirl? Check out the Patel Conservatory's Next Generation Ballet on Friday when it presents Summer Fantasy, featuring more than 200 ballet students from around the world led by siblings Jeffrey and Lia Cirio from the Boston Ballet. The dancers, chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 …

    Jeffrey Cirio and Hannah Beach practice Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Fantasy, which opens Friday at the Straz with more than 200 dancers.
  9. Catch off-color laughs at Jobsite's 'A Night of Inappropriately Funny Moments'

    Stage

    The funniest stuff is usually the stuff you know you shouldn't be laughing at. That's the promise of April Bender's collection of comic scenes called A Night of Inappropriately Funny Moments, the latest side project from Jobsite Theater. Topics including hot dogs, boobs, drunken conversations, cat …

    A Night of Inappro-priately Funny Moments will feature a range of topics from hot dogs to phone sex. Tickets are $5 at the door, or free for Jobsite season ticket holders.
  10. Review: 'God of Carnage' at American Stage is fast, funny and revealing

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — Somewhere in the thorny crevices of the soul, people know their own truths. The best art brings that self-awareness to the surface.

    Katherine Michelle Tanner, left, Billy Edwards, Cathy Schenkelberg and Brian Shea.