Three different sorts of musical stories comprised the Florida Orchestra's concert Friday evening in Tampa, one more deeply pleasing than the rest.
TAMPA — Because Pippin doesn't have much of a plot, it needs a strong director. In 1972, when it opened on Broadway, legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse put his stamp on the musical, and it became one of the longest-running shows ever.
Safe to say, members of the Florida Orchestra don't typically shop for their instruments at Pier 1 Imports. But for the next masterworks concert, orchestra librarian Ella Fredrickson went shopping with her tuner in hand to find the perfect set of eight wine glasses, which the brass musicians will play for contemporary …
ST. PETERSBURG — Freefall Theatre's new production of Harvey, the classic play about an affable man and his giant invisible friend, is comfort food of the best possible kind: warm, familiar, delicious and gently nourishing.
Chris Tucker, the fast-talking comic best known for the Rush Hour films, is bringing his standup comedy tour to Tampa in June. Tucker, who was one of the defining voices of the Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s, was last here in 2012, selling out two shows at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. He has since taken …
What do you do when you have four really good actors and pretty thin material?
The best you can.
SPRING HILL — When it comes to the musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, it's like the old song says: T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It).
A troubled marriage is no laughing matter, unless of course, it's the rib-tickler A Flea in Her Ear.
BROOKSVILLE — Harold Hill. Theater buffs know the name well. He is the charming con man who aims to dupe the naive townsfolk of River City, Iowa — the classic and stereotypical sleazy traveling salesman devoid of any scruples.
The enigmatic and undeniably brilliant Dave Chappelle returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Monday and Tuesday and tickets are as hard to come by as interviews with the reclusive comedian. He quickly sold out four shows, or nearly so (when last we checked, there were only a handful of tickets left in the Tuesday shows.)