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  1. Jobsite's 'A Brief History of Beer' teaches hoppy history at New World Brewery

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    You how sometimes you can't take your delicious alcoholic beverage inside a theater to sip during the show? This is not one of those times. In fact, Jobsite Theater's A Brief History of Beer takes place in a bar, New World Brewery in Ybor City. A Brief History of Beer, performed by Will Glenn and Trish …

  2. Review: Glitter, polish make 'Wizard of Oz' gleam on stage

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    CLEARWATER — About the time Dorothy found herself in the precarious situation of having a pair of fine red pumps soldered to her feet, enraging an unstable green witch who wanted them for herself, my friend Lisa leaned in and whispered:

    Danielle Wade as Dorothy, Jamie McKnight as Scarecrow, Lee MacDougall as Lion, Mike Jackson as Tin Man. 
  3. Sunday is Pets in the Park Night for 'The Wiz'

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    Toto makes only a brief (but oh-so-cute) appearance in American Stage's The Wiz in the park and maybe that's a good thing Sunday. That's Pets in the Park Night, when pooches get in free. And suddenly everybody wants to be Toto — except those that come dressed as Dorothy. Costumes, please! The Tony …

    JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times
  4. Florida Orchestra to geek out with rePlay: A Symphony of Heroes video game show

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    Back in the 1980s, the notion of an orchestra playing music from video games would have been laughable. A flute flourish when the duck bites it on Duck Hunt? A violin crescendo when Frogger rides a crocodile off screen?

    The concert will feature music from God of War.
  5. Live Oak Theatre promises a treat with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

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    BROOKSVILLE

    It is the age-old story of good versus evil, intertwined with fairy tale elements such as kings and queens, talking animals and an evil witch's spell. And when C.S. Lewis wrote his Chronicles of Narnia series of classic fantasy novels, his inspiration included many parallels to Christianity …

    The evil witch Jadis, played by Ariel Santerelli, deceives Edmund, played by Zeke Richards, with dreams of power while feeding him Turkish Delight during a rehearsal for Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The show opens on Good Friday and has two shows on Saturday. It also plays the next weekend: April 25-27.
  6. Superb Stage West cast brings laughter, tears during 'Dixie Swim Club'

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    SPRING HILL — Take a hankie. Or take two.

    Jeanene MacLean is Dinah and Rose DeAngelo is Sheree in the Stage West production, which runs through Sunday.
  7. 'Flashdance the Musical,' 'Jekyll & Hyde' top Ruth Eckerd Hall's Broadway season

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    On the count of three, everyone run to the closet and grab a sweatshirt from the 1980s. Now, cut off the neck. Now, drape it flirtatiously over one shoulder. You're obviously ready for Flashdance the Musical.

  8. Richey Suncoast Theatre rolls out offerings for 2014-15 season

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    As Richey Suncoast Theatre winds up its 2013-14 season in May with the Monty Python-inspired Spamalot, a spoof of the seriously sweet Camelot that ended March 23, the board has announced the 2014-15 shows and ticket information.

    Season tickets for Richey Suncoast Theatre’s 2014-15 season cost $60 for five regular shows and $10 for the Christmas show. Opening night is at Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m., followed by three subsequent weekends with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
  9. Review: American Stage's 'The Wiz' finds a groove in the park

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    ST. PETERSBURG — It's fitting that this year's play in the park kicks off with a big tornado. American Stage's outdoor performance always has a certain rough-hewn charm, with actors and techs braving the elements in an unpredictable setting.

    Darryl Reuben Hall as The Wiz with Whitney Drake’s Dorothy.
  10. 'Million Dollar Quartet' brings Elvis, Johnny, Jerry and Carl

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    This story is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley got together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for one of the best jam sessions ever. And that's why they call it the Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony-winning musical that comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall …