Playing off the American theme running through the Florida Orchestra's coming season, the orchestra has landed one of the greatest American pops singers of all time: Michael Feinstein.
HUDSON — Over the years, John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts has gained a reputation for putting on shows equal to — and sometimes better than — many full-time professionals. His youthful Xcel dance troupe has performed twice on Royal Caribbean cruise ships and recently took master classes …
The set for the next production at Freefall Theatre includes 9 tons of sand on the stage. But don't expect a day at the beach.
Two images come to mind when you say "magic show": Clowns pulling quarters out of Grandma's ear or David Copperfield making the Statue of Liberty vanish.
It's likely that everyone who sees the spirited musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie will delight in the entire show, especially the lively way it's done at Richey Suncoast Theatre. But it's also likely everyone will have a favorite character somewhere in the 39-member cast.
The "I'm not fat; I'm fluffy" comic — who, fun fact, in 2006 became the first person disqualified from Last Comic Standing — is popular on the college circuit, so his Friday show at the USF Sun Dome is a natural fit. His other Tampa connection is his role as Tobias in bay area-set-and-filmed Magic …
Last year the Florida Orchestra made beautiful music with a Charlie Chaplin silent movie.
TAMPA — Stageworks' current production of Ain't Misbehavin', featuring the songs of jazz legend Fats Waller, has got to be the most unmusical revue I've ever witnessed.
TAMPA — Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter's 1978 play Betrayal is one of his best known and most frequently produced works. The three-person drama is an icily clever dissection of adultery and marriage, which by the time Pinter is done with them don't look all that different.
The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line has such gorgeous music by Marvin Hamlisch and a strong story that even a so-so production can be moving and exciting.