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Lateness, fighting, phones: Seven etiquette violations to avoid at the theater (and a few to disregard)

Lateness, fighting, phones: Seven etiquette violations to avoid at the theater (and a few to disregard)

You might recall the evening of Nov. 8, 2016. Millions of Americans watched election returns coming in, including what seemed like every third audience member attending opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The soft glow...
Updated: 2 months ago
Amid ‘Hamilton’ frenzy, Straz season tickets sell out for the first time in history

Amid ‘Hamilton’ frenzy, Straz season tickets sell out for the first time in history

TAMPA — Since the announcement that Hamilton would come to Tampa in February, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has fielded inquires from hundreds of customers eager to get seats for the mega-hit musical.How much will those seats ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Spring Hill playhouse presents Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

Spring Hill playhouse presents Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

SPRING HILL — A classic musical made famous by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor will come alive this weekend when the youth production of Singin’ in the Rain Jr. is presented at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.The...
Updated: 2 months ago
For Tampa Bay comics, open mic night is the ultimate test of nerve

For Tampa Bay comics, open mic night is the ultimate test of nerve

ST. PETERSBURGAxl David crosses his legs. He’s trying to appear relaxed, maybe even trying to trick himself into believing it, but his foot is tapping skittishly.He stands and navigates the dim basement, under the black ceiling tiles and Edison bulbs...
Updated: 2 months ago
Touring Broadway dates for 2018-19, true stories at American Stage

Touring Broadway dates for 2018-19, true stories at American Stage

2018-19 TOURING BROADWAY SALE DATES:STRAZ CENTERIt always pays to be early if you want to get the best seats possible. So here are the opening dates to get single tickets for the 2018-19 Broadway lineup at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Perfor...
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Tampa comic Matt Fernandez talks filming his own special in a Netflix world

Tampa comic Matt Fernandez talks filming his own special in a Netflix world

Matt Fernandez won’t say quite how much he’s spending. It’s enough to rent out a club. And hire a film crew. And turn the footage into his first standup comedy special. Bottom line: It’s significant.And if the whole thing goes off as he has dreamed f...
Updated: 2 months ago
Review: Honky Tonk Laundry is country music show looking for country singers

Review: Honky Tonk Laundry is country music show looking for country singers

HUDSON — The meatloaf on the country-style buffet line at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre’s opening night of Honky Tonk Laundry was terrific.The show? Not so much.Not that it doesn’t have possibilities. It features some of country’s best songs — One G...
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida Orchestra president Michael Pastreich steps down after 11 years

Florida Orchestra president Michael Pastreich steps down after 11 years

ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Pastreich, the longest-serving president and CEO of the Florida Orchestra in its 50-year history, is resigning after 11 years leading the orchestra.Pastreich, 52, said he made the decision while in Australia on a long-planned...
Updated: 2 months ago
Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

Paul Reiser, coming to Clearwater, talks about returning to standup and never winning an Emmy

When Paul Reiser returned to standup comedy a few years ago, younger comics couldn’t figure him out."All the younger comics would say, ‘Are you doing a special?’ I’d go no," said Reiser, 62. "‘What, are you getting ready for the Tonight Show or somet...
Updated: 2 months ago
What’s on stage this week: Hawk & Wayne does politics, Opera Tampa toasts Gilbert & Sullivan

What’s on stage this week: Hawk & Wayne does politics, Opera Tampa toasts Gilbert & Sullivan

OPEN SEASON: TRUST METwo candidates will square off Friday to debate one of the hottest topics of the political season: immigration. You can see them in action at the First Unity Spiritual Campus, where you also may spot campaign staffers, managers a...
Updated: 2 months ago