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  1. Review: Florida Orchestra finds a match in 'Romeo And Juliet'

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    TAMPA — Well, hey. Even a world-class orchestra can suffer the perils of the dreaded "technical difficulties."

  2. 'The Book of Mormon' leaves no doubt at Straz

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    TAMPA — Imagine this planet: Thousands of people in pressed theater clothes buy their Merlot and cappuccino from concessions, politely excuse themselves down the row and settle in to grin gaily while a village of Ugandans simulate how dysentery works out the back end.

    Elder Price (David Larsen), center, and Elder Cunningham (Cody Jamison Strand) meets a new friend (Monica L. Patton) in The Book of Mormon.
  3. Florida Orchestra members recall unexpected moments with Yo-Yo Ma

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    How to explain the magnitude of a Yo-Yo Ma performance? Playing with the superstar cellist is like riffing on stage with Bruce Springsteen. Like sparring with Muhammad Ali. Like foxtrotting with Fred Astaire.

    Acclaimed artist and arts educator 
Yo-Yo Ma performs at the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Art and Public Policy sponsored by Ovation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
  4. American Stage's 'Radio Golf' the latest in August Wilson's Century Cycle

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    Some say Radio Golf has the lightest tone in August Wilson's famed Century Cycle. But it was the last play Wilson wrote before he died, and he was certainly not light on things to say. • In his 10-play cycle, Wilson illuminates the experiences of everyday African-American people. But in Radio Golf, …

    Radio Golf, the latest in playwright August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle at American Stage, stars, from left front, Kim Sullivan, Anthony Chisholm, Chrystal Bates, Alan Bomar Jones and “ranney.”
  5. Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, George Lopez lead A-list of comedians coming to Tampa

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    With six major comedy talents in this one-night show at Amalie Arena, the Black and Brown Comedy Get Down is a blockbuster comedy lineup with Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley and Charlie Murphy. Talk about a star-studded lineup. You have a couple of talk show hosts (Lopez and …

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 11:  Host and Executive Producer Cedric The Entertainer speaks onstage during the 'Cedric's Barber Battle' panel as part of The CW 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on January 11, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  6. Review: 'Buffalo Kings' charms with dark comedy, rich drama

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Family-based stories are so effective because there are so many emotional rings to grab. Pick your character, pick your moment, pick your headspace.

    The heart of The Buffalo Kings is in the family dynamics, like the nervos mother (Katherine Michelle Tanner, left) and the battered gay teen (Joseph Flynn).
  7. American Stage finds a new leader in Stephanie Gularte

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    Days after American Stage fans celebrated a new slate of plays and musicals for next season (Spamalot in the park!), there is more news to cheer: a new leader.

    Stephanie Gularte will take on the role of producing artistic director at American Stage in St. Petersburg on Feb. 24.
Courtesy of American Stage
  8. REVIEW: Well-coached cast stands out in 'Whose Wives?' at Richey Suncoast Theatre

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    The first five sex comedies by playwright Michael Parker presented by Richey Suncoast Theatre had very similar setups: Philandering husbands somehow manage to get away from their trusting wives for a little hanky-panky, the wives show up and mayhem ensues. They're always good for big laughs and have been popular with …

    MICHELE MILLER  |  Times
There's a little confusion over  who's married to who in the  production of  Michael Parker's comedy/farce, "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" at the Richey Suncoast Theatre in New Port Richey. Pictured here are cast members Emily Nettnin Earle (left) as D.L. Hutchison and Chris McGinnis (right) as John Baker.
  9. Review: Lighthearted story, heavy-duty dancing spark 'Crazy for You' at Show Palace

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    Most of today's Broadway musicals have some sort of message, be it about freedom, persecution, acceptance, fear or hope.

    Crazy for You runs through Feb. 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson.
  10. Stage West's 'Mockingbird' holds attention with compelling performances, story

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is not an "action" play. It's a thought-provoking, often subtle, generally gentle play packed with bone-rattling themes and implications. It takes deft guidance and a perceptive cast to pull it off, and the production playing weekends through Jan. 25 at the Forum at Stage West Community …

    Isabel Cuevas (Scout) and Sam McCall (Atticus Finch) rehearse a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird recently at the Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill.