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  1. Richey Suncoast's 'Pajama Game' worth the wait

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    Richey Suncoast Theatre waited seven long years to get performance rights to the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical Pajama Game, and co-directors/choreorgraphers Marie Skelton and Linda Hougland have gone all out to see that this beloved period piece, playing weekends through Sept. 28, gets proper treatment.

  2. Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal Hefner talks about her line at Tampa Bay Fashion Week

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    When you marry arguably the most famous wearer of pajamas in the world, the result seems inevitable.

    Crystal Hefner designed her own.

    Photos of Crystal Hefner, who is designing a line for Tampa Bay Fashion Week. We interview her about the line.
  3. Weekend picks: Local theater, Jenny McCarthy and Jay Mohr

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    Want to sit in a dark, cool room and let someone entertain you this hot September weekend? Thought so. Herewith, some picks from the performing arts iceboxes across town.

    mUh, did you need to fly?

    Tom Scarritt; also standing in duck hunting gear behind and to the right of Tom is Harold Oehler; kneeling below Harold in Gator mask is Eddie Steiner, behind Eddie is Cathy Unruh; kneeling next to Eddie is Frank Robertson; behind Frank in the purple is Edward Gomez; behind Edward, in the flowing robes is Joshua Sussman; and on the far right holding camera gear is Chris Brown. Photo taken by Bernice Jensen.
  4. Comic Pauly Shore performs at Tampa Improv this weekend

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    These days Pauly Shore, one of the biggest names in comedy in the '90s, makes fun of his cringe-worthy comedies (like Encino Man and Biodome) and the "Weasel" persona that first shot him into fame. He makes fun of himself on Funny or Die shorts and in his self-directed 2003 film, Pauly Shore Is …

    Pauly Shore will perform at the Improv in Ybor City in Tampa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  5. Last weekend to see 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' at Freefall

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    The hottest ticket in town is officially the hardest to get.

    Freefall Theatre’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest features Larry Alexander as Harding, Michael Nichols as Chief Bromden, Steve Garland as Dr. Spivey, Roxanne Fay as Nurse Ratched and James Oliver as McMurphy.
  6. Review: Jobsite's 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' a funny take on Jewish identity

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    Trying to explain the Last Night of Ballyhoo can get kind of convoluted, like, "It's about a Jewish family assimilating into Southern life in a changing era when the world was..."

     The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Jobsite Theater in Tampa. PR photos for Jobsite Theater's production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo. (L-R) Suzy DeVore, Nathan Jokela, Emily Belvo, Ned Averill-Snell, Katie Castonguay, Jordan Foote, and Ami Sallee.   Photo courtesy Crawford Long.
  7. Review: 'The Chosen' teaches valuable lessons at American Stage

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Sometimes people loathe each other because they're supposed to. But do they really know why?

    Howard W. Blake School of the Arts students Justin LeVine, left, and David Friedman.
  8. A new Reese Witherspoon is about to emerge

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    "Honestly, I've done some movies that were really challenging, and I've done some movies that aren't challenging at all," confesses Reese Witherspoon, who dug in deep for a suite of provocative fall projects. In addition to a starring role in the Lost Boys of Sudan drama The Good Lie, Witherspoon produced David …

    In the upcoming movie Wild, Witherspoon plays a character who is a drug addict and promiscuous.
  9. Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam brings Mo'Nique, Gary Owen to Sun Dome

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    Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam is coming to the University of South Florida Sun Dome on Oct. 4 with … a bunch of comics you may have already seen this summer. The really big man himself isn't supposed to perform, but one of the comedians is "African King of Comedy" Michael Blackson, who's performing this …

    Comedian Michael Blackson performed at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP Images)
  10. 'Disenchanted' headed Off-Broadway with local actors

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    In the grand tradition of fairy tales, this one is pointing toward a happy ending.

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