Clear49° FULL FORECASTClear49° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Stage

The cast of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio includes, from left, Alexandra Batsios as Konstanze, Wesley Morgan as Belmonte, Marielle Murphy as Blonde and Scott Joiner as Pedrillo.Courtesy of St. Petersburg Opera Co.

Stage planner: St. Pete Opera opens, Katt Williams comes to Tampa, Florida Orchestra does 'Final Fantasy'

  OF NOTE: ST. PETE OPERA OPENS   The Abduction from the Seraglio, regarded by the St. Petersburg Opera as an under-appreciated gem, is the opening production for the company this weekend. Mozart debuted the opera in 1782 in Vienna as Die Entführung aus dem Serail, earning him the emperor's now infamous advice, as  …

0

  1. The maestro, the money and the unfinished 'Great Gatsby' opera

    Human Interest

    Mark Sforzini's unfinished opera is about a complicated relationship.

    St. Petersburg Opera Company conductor Mark Sforzini [Lara Cerri   |   Times (2010)]
  2. Familiar story of 'On Golden Pond' comes to Stage West's Forum

    Stage

    SPRING HILL — By now, the drama On Golden Pond is probably familiar to most people. But the sometimes warm, sometimes prickly relationships in the play can bring as much joy, if not more, as the story itself, so watching it again and again can be satisfying and heartwarming every time.

    Betsy Glasson stars as Ethel Thayer and Ernie Rowland as Norman Thayer in Stage West’s production of On Golden Pond. 
  3. Stage planner: St. Pete Opera opens, Katt Williams comes to Tampa, Florida Orchestra does 'Final Fantasy'

    Stage

     

     

    The Abduction from the Seraglio, regarded by the St. Petersburg Opera as an under-appreciated gem, is the opening production for the company this weekend.

    The cast of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio includes, from left, Alexandra Batsios as Konstanze, Wesley Morgan as Belmonte, Marielle Murphy as Blonde and Scott Joiner as Pedrillo.
  4. Buckhorn vs. Kriseman, Fuccillo vs. Roz: Fantasy picks for Tampa Bay's 'Lip Sync Battle'

    Events

    Watching Oscar winner Anne Hathaway run and jump onto a prop wrecking ball in a tank top and men's underwear is a next-level type of entertainment.

    The Ritz Ybor announced Wednesday that it would be hosting a local Lip Sync Battle on May 14. Here's our fantasy Tampa Lip Sync Battle cast
  5. Murder mystery at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre is full of laughs

    Stage

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Someone in the upcoming comedy at Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre's Murder at the Howard Johnson's is indeed going to be eliminated, but who it will be and how it comes about remains a mystery until the very last moment.

  6. Will Fox's 'Grease: Live' be the one that we want?

    Features

    Determined not to let NBC have all the criticism, Fox will premiere its first of two live musicals in 2016 on Sunday: Grease: Live.

    Aaron Tveit, left, and Julianne Hough rehearse as Danny Zuko and Sandy for Grease: Live airing live Sunday on Fox. Tveit and Hough lead a cast that seems experienced in musicals.
  7. Stage Planner: Graphic novel come to the stage, orchestra fetes U2 and Feinstein

    Stage

    HIGH STAKES: INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS

    Part comic book, part radio play, Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth is a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi thriller.
  8. William Shatner brings a little 'Bill' to his one-man show

    Stage

    The journey from Kirk to Bill has spanned a half century.

    CAMERON COTTRILL   |   Times
  9. Review: 'Jitney' presents African-American experience in a universal light

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — All but one of August Wilson's "Century Cycle" plays are set in Pittsburgh's Hill District, where the playwright grew up. All 10 of the plays, one for each decade of the 20th century, are populated with African-American characters.

    Some of the play’s best scenes are between Adrian Roberts, left, as Booster, recently released from prison, and Mujahid Abdul-Rashid as his father, Becker, a cab company owner, in August Wilson’s Jitney.
Photo by 
Chad Jacobs
  10. Review: 'Disney's The Lion King' a marvel of design and engineering

    Stage

    TAMPA — Somehow, I got this far in life without having seen any version of The Lion King, either the 1994 Disney movie or the enormously popular musical that followed.

    Patrick R. Brown pulls off the role of Scar with malicious finesse in the touring Broadway production of Disney’s The Lion King, now at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.