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  1. Largo's Eight O'Clock Theatre puts on the musical 'Hair'

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    LARGO — Hair. Be there or be square.

    During dress rehearsal, Daniel Hayes, left, plays Berger, a psychedelic teddy bear type, always up for a hug or a drug as he leads the tribe of hippies singing and dancing in Hair, the 1960s musical about hippies searching for truth, peace and love.
  2. Male striptease group Rock Hard Revue set for magic shows in Tampa

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    The emcee came out on stage, after letting the pre-show drinks flow for an extra 45 minutes, and asked the question of the hour.

    The men of Rock Hard Revue want to move you.
  3. Stageworks presents nine short plays with local flavor

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    Catch a slate of fresh local plays when Stageworks and Tucker Hall present Tampaworks 2014: Play Local. This year's collection of nine short plays include one about a couple trying to clear the memories from their South Tampa home and another about a backstage tour of the Palladium that turns macabre. Shows are at 8 …

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  4. Jobsite Theater gets artsy with 'Inventing Van Gogh'

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    Vincent van Gogh's final self-portrait, painted right before he died, has never been seen before now. At least, that's the premise of Inventing Van Gogh, the latest production from Jobsite Theater. The drama tells the story of contemporary painter Patrick Stone and his dealings with van Gogh, a story set in the …

    Steve Fisher, left, and Jordan Foote, right, star in Jobsite Theater’s production of Inventing Van Gogh, which opens Friday in Tampa.
  5. Upright Citizens Brigade headlines Sarasota Improv Festival

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    It's summer, everyone is sweaty and cranky. Time for a laugh, right? Get it when Florida Studio Theatre presents the Sarasota Improv Festival on Friday and Saturday, headlined by the award-winning Upright Citizens Brigade. Sixteen national improv comedy groups will perform, from ImprovBoston to Miami's Improv Against …

     Patrick Parhiala is in front from ImprovBoston and Chris Dinger from SAK Comedy Lab is behind Patrick.  . Florida Studio Theatre presents the Sarasota Improv Festival Friday and Saturday, headlined by the award-winning Upright Citizens Brigade. Sixteen national improv comedy groups will perform, from ImprovBoston to Miami‚€™s Improv Against Humanity to Tampa Bay‚€™s own Post Dinner Conversation, Dear Aunt Gertrude, Hawk & Wayne and more.
  6. Children bring story of 'Pippi Longstocking' to life at Stage West

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    SPRING HILL

    She is strong, high-spirited and unconventional. She can beat up robbers with her unimaginable strength, has unlimited wealth and is a rebel who refuses to conform to society. With her outlandish clothing and legendary orange pigtails, the story of the infamous Swedish tween Pippi Longstocking …

    Elizabeth Kessell is one of two girls who plays Pippi in Stage West Community Playhouse’s version of Pippi Longstocking. The play runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 11 to 20.
  7. Jaime Giangrande-Holcom spends almost two hours on a recent Thursday perfecting her make-up and putting on her costume in her dressing room backstage before performing in Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Straz Center in Tampa. Giangrande-Holcom plays a rollerskating robot named Ariel in the science fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
  8. Coal mining life and afterlife fuel 'Burnt Part Boys'

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    A curious alchemy occurs at the end of The Burnt Part Boys, the musical play winding up its run at Freefall Theatre this weekend. • For about 90 minutes we have followed the journeys of five live characters and four dead ones. Truth be told, one or two comic scenes seemed rather silly and beside the …

    The Burnt Part Boys: Cameron Kubly, Nick Fitzer, Joseph Flynn and Nick Lerew star in the musical play, which runs through Sunday.
  9. Pick your pleasure from Straz's new season

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    The Broadway lineup was set. The opera lineup was set. Now, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has filled out the rest of its 2014-15 season, welcoming a slate of salty pop culture theater, music, dance, comedians and celebrity speakers.

    Tumblers, contortionists and jugglers with the Peking Acrobats will perform on March 8.
  10. Review: St. Pete Opera's 'West Side Story' both shines, stumbles

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Leonard Bernstein said it himself. West Side Story is really hard to cast.

    Stefanie Izzo and Gilad Paz play Tony and Maria in the St. Petersburg Opera’s production of West Side Story.