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Review: Fast-paced ‘Seven Brides’ is pure entertainment at Show Palace

Review: Fast-paced ‘Seven Brides’ is pure entertainment at Show Palace

Try not to blink if you go see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, playing through Nov. 12 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson. If you close your eyes even for a second, you may miss something terrific in this fast-paced, lively and delightfully...
Published: 10/16/17
‘On Your Feet!.’ ‘SIRO-A’ and ‘Threepenny Opera’ at the Straz, ‘Faust’ in St. Pete

‘On Your Feet!.’ ‘SIRO-A’ and ‘Threepenny Opera’ at the Straz, ‘Faust’ in St. Pete

NEW TOUR: ON YOUR FEET!Gloria Estefan launched a stellar career on talent and heart, becoming a role model."I remember my mother playing Gloria’s CDs in the car," said Christie Prades, the Cuban-American actor who is playing Estefan in On Your Feet! ...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/18/17
Ruth Eckerd Hall scores another record-breaking year, gears up for another

Ruth Eckerd Hall scores another record-breaking year, gears up for another

The performing arts venue breaks its ticket sale record a second straight year.
Published: 10/12/17
'How the Other Half Loves' set to open Oct. 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre

'How the Other Half Loves' set to open Oct. 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre

Richey Suncoast Theatre in downtown New Port Richey will present Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves from Oct. 19 to Nov. 5. The acclaimed sex comedy, set in the swinging 1960s, tells the story of three couples — Frank and Fiona Foster (p...
Published: 10/12/17
Stage West to present the musical 'Young Frankenstein'

Stage West to present the musical 'Young Frankenstein'

Mel Brooks' hit musical Young Frankenstein opens Oct. 19 and continues weekends through Oct. 29 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Officially named The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein, the show is a mus...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/12/17
What's on stage this week: Florida Orchestra pops, 'Threepenny Opera,' Naked Magicians

What's on stage this week: Florida Orchestra pops, 'Threepenny Opera,' Naked Magicians

  STOMPIN' POPS: SWING IS THE THING   The Florida Orchestra opens its pops season with some of the most ebullient tunes from the swing era. With Swing Is the Thing, conductor and arranger Jeff Tyzik will lead the orchestra in the danceab...
Published: 10/11/17
'White Fang' at Freefall shows flashes of invention but does not resemble Jack London's book

'White Fang' at Freefall shows flashes of invention but does not resemble Jack London's book

The show is imaginative and the theater resourceful, but the source material is nowhere to be found.
Published: 10/10/17
'Seven Brides' opens Oct. 14 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre

'Seven Brides' opens Oct. 14 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre

The Show Palace Dinner Theatre show opens tomorrow night and runs through Nov. 12.
Published: 10/09/17
Updated: 10/12/17
Fortune smiles on Florida Orchestra's 50th season opening

Fortune smiles on Florida Orchestra's 50th season opening

TAMPA — A tympanist smashes a pair of mallets onto a drumhead, and the chorus erupts.O Fortuna!With that dramatic stroke, which opens the Carmina Burana, the Florida Orchestra kicked off its 50th season at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the ...
Published: 10/07/17
Updated: 10/08/17
'Annie,' with double casting, to open season at Live Oak Theatre

'Annie,' with double casting, to open season at Live Oak Theatre

Live Oak Theater Company's new resident choreographer is introducing a lot of dance numbers to the production.
Published: 10/05/17
Updated: 10/10/17