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  1. Richey Suncoast Theatre gives out Charlie Awards

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — The musical Spamalot and the comedy/farce The Amorous Ambassador were the big winners at the annual Charlie Awards celebration of the 2013-14 season at Richey Suncoast Theatre on Saturday. The awards are named in honor of the late Charlie Skelton, who, along with his wife Marie, is …

  2. Singing Divas take stage at Ferraro's

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    The new Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre winds up its inaugural summer season with the musical The Singing Divas of Broadway and Hollywood, starring Broadway's Dee Etta Rowe and opera singer Mary Anne Edwards, with Debbie Snyder and Elicia Nystrom adding color and dancing as backup.

    Dee Etta Rowe sings Hey, Big Spender (from Sweet Charity) for the musical, The Singing Divas of Broadway and Hollywood.
  3. Inaugural Tampa Bay Theatre Festival features actor Tasha Smith, five plays

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    Rory Lawrence is about to host the first ever Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, and the feelings are familiar: the energy, the ambition, the anxiety.

    Saul’s Juke Joint, with Amber Forbes, Rocky Cusseaux, Camille Scringer, Jay Washington and Kimberly Webb, is a festival play.
  4. Straz's Jobsite Theater a finalist for American Theatre Wing grant

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    The folks at Tampa's Jobsite Theater are feeling the glow of recognition at the moment, hopeful some money and prestige could be close behind.

    The Straz Center’s resident theater company is known for its risk-taking fare, such as a production earlier this year of Return to the Forbidden Planet.
  5. Mike Epps, Michael Che and Jo Koy bring laughs to the Mahaffey

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    Scoring the perfect comic mix on a single bill is a bit art and a bit magic. Tampa Bay is getting a lot of practice these days.

    Mike Epps
  6. 'Divine Sister' brings funny nuns back to Stageworks

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    What the world needs now, is nuns, more nuns. And it's exactly what we'll get when The Divine Sister makes a short repeat appearance at Stageworks Theatre in Tampa this weekend. The satirical take on Hollywood films and faith by Charles Busch nods at a litany of old movies, including The Song of Bernadette, …

    Matthew McGee plays Mother Superior in Stageworks Theatre’s The Divine Sister.
  7. Catch funny one-act plays at St. Petersburg City Theatre

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    Retirement, dogs, dating, kissing, monsters under the bed and chickens in the back yard are just a few of the topics tackled by the playwrights in St. Petersburg City Theatre's Evening of Summer Shorts, a series of 10 different 10-minute one-act plays. The top 10 selections were chosen from more than 500 submissions …

    In one of the “summer shorts” at St. Petersburg City Theatre this weekend, young actors appearing in Monsters Under My Bed are, from left, Sam Sneary, Jonah Henriksson, Annika Fuller and Adam Fuller. 
  8. 'Less' at the Studio@620 tackles the plight of homeless women

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    The drug addict. The kicked-out daughter. The military veteran. The mother.

    All homeless, all for different reasons.

    Karleigh Chase wrote and directed the one-woman show Less, in which she portrays Leslie, who becomes homeless.
  9. London features three plays with particularly passionate women

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    LONDON

    You have heard this story before, many times, and it has never been pretty. A wife devotes her existence to furthering her husband's career, making countless self-denying sacrifices. And then the bum trades her in for a younger model. The discarded wife gets angrier and angrier and angrier, until there's …

    Ian McDiarmid and Kathleen Turner portray an art historian and a heavy-drinking yard-sale scavenger who connect over a possible Jackson Pollock painting she picked up on the cheap in Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist.
  10. Confident, humble Brandon teen stars at Patel Conservatory

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    TAMPA — As if Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. isn't full of enough glitter and glamor, co-director Scott Daniel's birthday made the set even sweeter.

    Alexa Lowrey plays Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. “She came to the table with who she thought Millie was,” director Scott Daniel said of Alexa’s audition.