Thursday, November 23, 2017

Stage

What's on stage this week: 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' Florida Orchestra milestone concert, John Cleese

What's on stage this week: 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' Florida Orchestra milestone concert, John Cleese

STAGEWORKS: MINING GRIEF FOR HEALING The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s no-frills memoir of loss and recovery, opens at Stageworks Theatre this weekend. The essayist and screenwriter adapted the one-woman stage play herself. Didion w...
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Romantic comedy ‘Baggage’ opens Nov. 9 at Stage West

Romantic comedy ‘Baggage’ opens Nov. 9 at Stage West

The romantic comedy Baggage opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows will continue at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 19. Phyllis Novack and Bradley Naught...
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Richey Suncoast cancels Black Box shows, adds 13 specials

Richey Suncoast cancels Black Box shows, adds 13 specials

NEW PORT RICHEY — The highly anticipated second season of Richey Suncoast Theatre’s Black Box Cabaret has been canceled. The series of shows was set to start Nov. 10 and conclude June 17 in the space formerly occupied by Jimmy Ferraro’s Studio Theate...
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Richey Suncoast Theatre honors actors, others with Charlie Awards

Richey Suncoast Theatre honors actors, others with Charlie Awards

NEW PORT RICHEY — The musical Legally Blonde and the comedy Leading Ladies were top winners during Richey Suncoast Theatre’s 2016-17 Charlie Awards ceremony, each show picking up seven awards in their respective divisions.The Charlies are named in ho...
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Richey Suncoast Theatre switches dates for musical in March

NEW PORT RICHEY — Richey Suncoast Theatre has changed the dates for the musical Catch Me If You Can from March 1 to 18 to March 22 to 31. The change was made to avoid performing on the same dates as Chasco Fiesta and the resulting noise and parking i...
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Florida Orchestra blazes through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Florida Orchestra blazes through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

TAMPA — Even people who aren’t music fans have heard of the 1812 Overture. Tchaikovsky’s booming showpiece lives on a mezzanine level of the mass mind, somewhere between Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Chopin’s Études. In the prolonged celebration of ...
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Andre Rieu aims to have Tampa Bay area hearing a waltz

Andre Rieu aims to have Tampa Bay area hearing a waltz

TAMPA He’s the Thomas Kinkade of classical music, painting nostalgic castles of sound with an orchestra he named after the king of waltzes and his own violin, a sound that warms the soul.Critics have called André Rieu sentimental, even saccharine, a ...
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Rhythm’s gonna get you with Gloria Estefan musical ‘On Your Feet!’ at Straz

TAMPA — At 17, Gloria Fajardo had the world at her fingertips. Bright and driven, with strong family support and a chance at success in the United States, the Cuban immigrant stood only to gain.Alas, the very circumstances that frame her improved for...
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Interview: Steve Martin, Martin Short bringing ‘best version’ of their show back to St. Petersburg

Interview: Steve Martin, Martin Short bringing ‘best version’ of their show back to St. Petersburg

Hot celebrity-spotting tip: Stop by the Salvador Dalí Museum on Jan. 19. You might catch a glimpse of Steve Martin."Oh, I’ll have to take a look at that," Martin said of the Dalí during a phone interview Monday from New York. "There’s one in Spain, I...
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Josbite goes all out, gets results with annual musical, ‘The Threepenny Opera’

Josbite goes all out, gets results with annual musical, ‘The Threepenny Opera’

TAMPA — As the house lights dimmed for the second act, burglars and pickpockets, prostitutes and scam artists weaved between the little tables of the Jaeb Theater, warning customers they’d best wind down their talking and silence their phones. This w...
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