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  1. All-male cast gender bends 'The Mikado' at Freefall Theatre

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    Just what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it RuPaul's Drag Race? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan. Freefall's production …

    Freefall Theatre’s production of the classic comic opera The Mikado will feature an all-male cast.
  2. Clearwater High presents 'Anything Goes' April 24-26

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    CLEARWATER

    Board the SS American for a two-hour cruise back to 1934, where tap-dancing sailors hit the deck with steel-toed shoes, and white-gloved society gals dish out campy jokes.

    Megan Corley, playing Bonnie, left, and Alex Murphy, playing Elisha Whitney, right, perform under the musical direction of Dustin Hinzman during a dress rehearsal Friday for Clearwater High School’s production of Anything Goes. 
  3. Water is the instrument at Florida Orchestra concerts

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    ST. PETERSBURG — John Shaw hunched over the instruments lined up in his practice room. He had a plastic tube, a dismembered rubber flip-flop, a set of wooden salad bowls. Most crucially, he had water.

  4. Comedian Tom Arnold brings standup act to Tampa

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    We loved Tom Arnold best in True Lies, the least when he was starring in tabloid drama with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr. Lately the newly skinny comic has returned to his standup roots with a Showtime special coming out this year and is touring in comedy clubs. He lost 100 pounds in the past 18 months, inspired by …

  5. Hopes, dreams are the focus of musical at Nature Coast Technical High School

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    BROOKSVILLE

    Making changes, moving on and entering new chapters are a part of life. And as the school year draws to an end, it is the time of year that many youth, particularly high school seniors, are anticipating what lies ahead.

    Matthew Romeo, right, and the cast of Songs for a New World sing On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship: 1492.
  6. Sarasota's Asolo Rep to visit Smithsonian to talk 'The Grapes of Wrath'

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    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, Sarasota's Asolo Repertory Theatre will be featured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., on a panel April 24 called "Steinbeck on Stage." The panel at the Hirshhorn Museum in the Ring Auditorium will include Asolo's …

  7. Jobsite's 'A Brief History of Beer' teaches hoppy history at New World Brewery

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    You know how sometimes you can't take your delicious alcoholic beverage inside a theater to sip during the show? This is not one of those times. In fact, Jobsite Theater's A Brief History of Beer takes place in a bar, New World Brewery in Ybor City. A Brief History of Beer, performed by Will Glenn and …

  8. Review: Glitter, polish make 'Wizard of Oz' gleam on stage

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    CLEARWATER — About the time Dorothy found herself in the precarious situation of having a pair of fine red pumps soldered to her feet, enraging an unstable green witch who wanted them for herself, my friend Lisa leaned in and whispered:

    Danielle Wade as Dorothy, Jamie McKnight as Scarecrow, Lee MacDougall as Lion, Mike Jackson as Tin Man. 
  9. Sunday is Pets in the Park Night for 'The Wiz'

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    Toto makes only a brief (but oh-so-cute) appearance in American Stage's The Wiz in the park and maybe that's a good thing Sunday. That's Pets in the Park Night, when pooches get in free. And suddenly everybody wants to be Toto — except those that come dressed as Dorothy. Costumes, please! The Tony …

    JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times
  10. Florida Orchestra to geek out with rePlay: A Symphony of Heroes video game show

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    Back in the 1980s, the notion of an orchestra playing music from video games would have been laughable. A flute flourish when the duck bites it on Duck Hunt? A violin crescendo when Frogger rides a crocodile off screen?

    The concert will feature music from God of War.