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Richard Troxell plays Romeo in Opera Tampa’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Courtesy of Richard Troxell

Stage Planner: Opera Tampa's 'Romeo and Juliet,' American Stage finishes August Wilson cycle

ROMEO'S RAVES: RICHARD TROXELL The leading man in Opera Tampa's Romeo and Juliet is riding a wave of critical acclaim. Richard Troxell has wowed crowds with dashing looks, dramatic fervor and an effortless high D. But the tenor who has played Galileo in Galileo Galilei with the Portland Opera and Lt. Pinkerton in M …

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  1. Florida Orchestra principal oboe John Upton takes the lead in Mozart concerto

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    ST. PETERSBURG — John Upton wondered if Michael Francis would remember him.

    John Upton, Florida Orchestra’s principal oboist, center, rehearses with the orchestra at the Mahaffey Theater in  St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  2. From creepy masks to the closing circus, it's a hard time to be a clown

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    When the clowns found out the circus was closing, they turned their red noses to each other for support.

    Clown Alley of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Courtesy of Ringling Bros.
  3. Review: 'Forbidden Broadway' at the Straz skewers biggest names of the stage

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    TAMPA — No one can spoof show business like the actors and writers who are steeped in it, and that is part of the reason Forbidden Broadway is still going strong after 35 years. The fast-paced musical revue has gone through numerous revisions and given work to more than 2,000 struggling actors, …

    Kevin B. McGlynn spoofs The Lion King in Forbidden Broadway, a fast-paced musical parody of Broadway’s biggest hits. Now in its 35th year, the show is updated to include more recent trends.
Straz Center.
  4. St. Petersburg's American Stage one of 12 theaters worldwide to complete the August Wilson cycle

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    In the past decade at American Stage, we've witnessed more than 100 years of life.

    CAMERON COTTRILL   |   Times
  5. Here's how critics reviewed all 10 August Wilson cycle plays at American Stage

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    Here's a rundown of 10 seasons of American Century Cycle plays at American Stage, and what our reviewers said at the time.

    “Gem of the Ocean”
  6. Stage Planner: Opera Tampa's 'Romeo and Juliet,' American Stage finishes August Wilson cycle

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    ROMEO'S RAVES: RICHARD TROXELL

    The leading man in Opera Tampa's Romeo and Juliet is riding a wave of critical acclaim. Richard Troxell has wowed crowds with dashing looks, dramatic fervor and an effortless high D.

    Richard Troxell plays Romeo in Opera Tampa’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
  7. Shakespeare would have found something to like in Jobsite's 'As You Like It'

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    TAMPA — Ambition in theater is nothing if not respectable, and Jobsite Theater has achieved at least that much with Shakespeare's As You Like It.

    Roxanne Fay (left) plays Touchstone and Emily Belvo plays Rosalind in Jobsite Theater's As You Like It. (Pritchard Photography)
  8. Sheryl Oring wants to hear your stories for a Tampa International Airport art installation

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    TAMPA — Serenity Grey-Lodge sat on her hands with her small body scooted to the edge of the chair. The kindergartener's turquoise sneakers hung above the concrete as she swung her feet and looked into Sheryl Oring's eyeglasses.

    Artist Sheryl Oring types the words of Serenity Grey-Lodge, 5, for an airport installation called “Greetings from Tampa Bay.”
  9. Review: Stars align for Richey Suncoast Theatre's 'Shakespeare in Hollywood'

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    Staci Sabarsky and Marie Skelton must be doing something right.

    Sam Burke, Susan Belliveau and Jessie Willis are some of the stars of Shakespeare in Hollywood, which runs through Jan. 29 at Richey Suncoast Theatre in downtown New Port Richey.
  10. Review: Flaws aside, Stage West's 'Fiddler on the Roof' is impressive

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    The Tony Award-winning Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof may take place in 1905 imperial Russia, but its themes of bigotry, religious persecution and irrational threats of mass expulsions from the country are as timely today as they were more than a century ago.

    Stage West Community Playhouse’s production features Jennifer Agnelli, left, as Hodel, Lynda Benson as Golde and Evy Poulis as Chava.