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Photo courtesy of Quinn Lemley. Actress Quinn Lemley embodies the late movie legend in Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On!

Stage planner: 'Book of Mormon' returns, PostSecret on stage, plus 'Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On'

STILL A PAGE TURNER: THE BOOK OF MORMON One of the most popular musicals in recent memory is back. The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony awards including best musical, opens Tuesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The musical, which has been described as both crass and ground breaking, is a send-up of religious zealotry tha …

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  1. Acrobats fly, Bowie is remembered in Florida Orchestra's 2016-17 season

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    An energized Florida Orchestra will increase its number of concerts starting in the fall while retaining a mix of classical and pops, including tributes to David Bowie.

    The Florida Orchestra’s first 2016 pops concert will be Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring aerialists, acrobats and more.
  2. PostSecret show at the Straz reveals the inner life of millions

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    Perhaps you've heard the story. Frank Warren, an American businessman who was visiting Paris, awoke from a vivid dream.

    Courtesy of the Straz Center. An impulse by Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, has connected the lives of millions of strangers.
  3. Stage planner: 'Book of Mormon' returns, PostSecret on stage, plus 'Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On'

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    STILL A PAGE TURNER: THE BOOK OF MORMON

    Photo courtesy of Quinn Lemley. Actress Quinn Lemley embodies the late movie legend in Rita Hayworth: The Heat Is On!
  4. New adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' heads to Broadway

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    NEW YORK — Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird — and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch — are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.

  5. Review: Stageworks' preachy production of 'In the Blood' feels anemic

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    TAMPA — From the start, it's clear that In the Blood might offer insights into the lives of people we either do not see, or people we drive past with eyes fixed straight ahead.

    Erica Sutherlin (standing) plays Hester in Stageworks Theatre's In the Blood. The play also features, from left, Willie Hannah, Johnny Garde, Suzy Devore, Amber Forbes and Domingo Ocasi. Courtesy of Stageworks Theatre.
  6. Great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long

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    You want to take your sweetie on a great date on Valentine's Day, of course. And rest assured, there is some pretty fun stuff happening around town this weekend. But why limit yourself? Here, from the brains of the Tampa Bay Times entertainment and lifestyle experts, are some original and lovey-dovey Tampa …

    Illustrations by ALLI ARNOLD   |   Special to the TImes
  7. Cast delivers comedic treat at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre

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    Studio Theatre founder and owner Jimmy Ferraro was beaming about 9:30 p.m. Friday as still-chuckling patrons filed past him for hugs and handshakes on their way out the door. Ferraro knew he had just opened a blockbuster hit at his small theater, and he was basking in the glow.

  8. 'Abduction from the Seraglio' by St. Petersburg Opera shows off Mozart's genius

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    ST. PETERSBURG — A nearly full house turned out on Friday for the St. Petersburg Opera's first production of 2016, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio.

    The cast of Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio" includes (from left) Alexandra Batsios as Konstanze, Wesley Morgan as Belmonte, Marielle Murphy as Blonde,and Scott Joiner as Pedrillo. The show starts at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Palladium Theater. [St. Petersburg Opera Co.]
  9. The maestro, the money and the unfinished 'Great Gatsby' opera

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    Mark Sforzini's unfinished opera is about a complicated relationship.

    St. Petersburg Opera Company conductor Mark Sforzini [Lara Cerri   |   Times (2010)]
  10. Familiar story of 'On Golden Pond' comes to Stage West's Forum

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    SPRING HILL — By now, the drama On Golden Pond is probably familiar to most people. But the sometimes warm, sometimes prickly relationships in the play can bring as much joy, if not more, as the story itself, so watching it again and again can be satisfying and heartwarming every time.

    Betsy Glasson stars as Ethel Thayer and Ernie Rowland as Norman Thayer in Stage West’s production of On Golden Pond.