The last time political gadfly Bill Maher came to town, the 2012 Republican National Convention was his opening act. Clint Eastwood's chair, Michele Bachmann. Good times for a comedian. Just in time for midterm elections Maher returns, so the Tampa Bay Times wondered what he thinks about Florida's hottest topics …
It's a familiar entreaty to theater audiences in curtain speeches almost everywhere: "So, sit back, relax, and enjoy" whatever play is to come.
Okay. If you're going to see only one stage show this year, make it Hairspray, the cheeky, Tony Award-winning 2002 musical that's all fun and songs on the surface, but sweetly subversive to the core.
Opera is not known for its subtlety, but Pagliacci might be the least subtle of them all. It's also one of the most fun.
If the eyes are the hardest thing for an artist to capture, breaking through the surface and into the soul is the challenge for Nureyev's Eyes.
One of the top officials at the Florida Orchestra is leaving the organization for a job that involves her lifelong love of animals.
Dracula is having a moment.
Just in time for Halloween in the Tampa Bay area, there are three shows based on Dracula — two of them ballets — and Hollywood has rolled out Dracula Untold, an origin story in theaters now starring Luke Evans, the hunk from Clash of the Titans.
It's about time, I'd say.
For more than 25 years, theaters have been doing Gulfport playwright-composer-lyricist Gil Perlroth's Florida-friendly shows far and wide — but not up the road in Pasco County. Audiences have flocked to Gulfport: the Musical, Francis Wilson: The Man and His Theatre, …
TAMPA — It's election season. If you're feeling disillusioned with the candidates and yearning for the hearty political chutzpah of the past, look no further than Theodore Roosevelt.
Opera is dramatic. Opera is tragic and funny, full of betrayal and steamy passion. Opera is big and bold, dripping with emotions sung to the last row. • But is opera outdated? Is opera difficult to understand? We think it's easy if you try. • A new opera season is opening this month, setting off a string of …