1. Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" runs through Oct. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  2. From left to right, puppeteers, Ryan Sturm, Ashley Lord, Spencer Meyers and Julia Rifino, perform with their puppets during a rehearsal performance at the Jaeb Theater at The Straz on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Tampa.

The adults-only musical features actors and puppets. It tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q.
  3. The cast of American Stage's production of "Green Day's American Idiot," running through Oct. 2, 2022.
  4. Adam Sandler in the Netflix special "100% Fresh." Sandler brings his blend of comedy and music to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 6, 2022.
  5. The national touring company of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." The musical returns to Tampa's Straz Center on Dec. 28.
  6. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted Tampa’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts to cancel next month’s production of “The Crown — Live!”, a parody of the hit Netflix show about British royalty.
  7. J. Elijah Cho brings "Mr. Yunioshi," his original one-man comedy, to St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre Sept. 15-18, 2022.
  8. Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short appear at the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton in Los Angeles in 2017. Martin and Short are returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater with a new comedy show on April 28, 2023.
  9. Red Mesa Mercado, at 1100 First Ave. N, is opening a second location in west St. Petersburg, inside the old Two Graces spot.
  10. From left, Dallis Williams plays Celie and Krista Ellen Hayes plays Nettie Harris in Stageworks Theatre's production of "The Color Purple" opening Sept. 9, 2022.
  11. At the 2021 First Night St. Petersburg celebration for New Year's Eve, there were fireworks at both 8 p.m. and midnight in the Vinoy Yacht Basin.
  12. Bryan Fernando performs at a past Countdown Improv Festival, which returns to Ybor City Aug. 11-13.
  13. The Weeknd performs on stage during the After Hours Til Dawn Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 in Tampa.
  14. Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, shown in October, has named Broadway production veteran Greg Holland its new president and CEO, replacing Judy Lisi.
  15. Brazilian card magic-improv clown "El Diablo of the Cards" is performing at the Tampa Fringe Festival, running July 28-Aug. 3 at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City Performing Arts Building.
  16. Kyla Stone plays Anya in the Broadway touring company production of "Anastasia," coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Dec. 4.
  17. Michael Raabe (background), Hillary Scales-Lewis, James David Larson and Sara DelBeato in "The Night Before" at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. The theater company is reprising the original holiday musical during its 2022-23 season.
  18. Helen R. Murray has been selected as American Stage's new producing artistic director. She'll join the theater company in October.
  19. Bruce Springsteen is bringing his new tour to Tampa on Feb. 1.
  20. From left, Heather McKinney and Christie Wallace, hosts of the podcast Sinisterhood, are bringing their live show to the Tampa Improv on July 13.
  21. St. Petersburg-based actor, writer and director Erica Sutherlin is directing "Dutchman" at American Stage. She is the first Black woman to direct a show at the theater company.
  22. The Backstreet Boys perform during the band’s DNA World Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday.
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