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BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of St. Petersburg in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Receives Two Grants


In the past several months the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has received two grants: a Schooltime Performances grant from the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation and a Senior Access to the Arts gr... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

The Vogues Perform At The Palladium 1/14


The Vogues are set to perform in concert at the historic Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM.... (read more...)
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BROADWAY CABARET, ENCORE!, AND MORE Set for Palladium


January and February mark the opening of the Broadway Cabaret Series, the opening of the 12th year of Tampa Bay's best chamber music series, ENCORE!, the return of the rollicking Boogie Woogie Blues S... (read more...)

February

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Photo Flash: Noël Coward's FALLEN ANGELS at Asolo Repertory Theatre Starring Hillary Clemens and Kate Hampton


Noël Coward's outrageous comedy Fallen Angels will bring two desperate housewives, one French lover and unlimited champagne to Asolo Repertory Theatre on March 9. Check out just-released productio... (read more...)
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AIDA Opens At The Manatee Players 2/23-3/11


Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA will open at the Manatee Players on February 23 and play through March 11.... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Susan Egan and More to Appear at Historic Palladium Theater


Drop by or call the Box Office (727) 822-3590, or visit The Palladium for more information and tickets for upcoming shows and season highlights. Visit PalladiumPaul's Blog and subscribe to receive ema... (read more...)

March

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Van Wezel Presents Sergio Mendes and Guest Jon Scada, 4/15


Celebrating 50 years in music, multi-Grammy winner and Band Leader Sergio Mendes and three-time Grammy winner Jon Secada bring a Brazilian high-energy style of Latin Jazz featuring Mendes' mix of li... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts


Over the Tavern, a family dramedy opens tonight, March 23, at Big Arts Herb Strauss Theater and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the prodution photos! ... (read more...)
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BURN THE FLOOR Comes to the Van Wezel April 19


BURN THE FLOOR, the Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries, brings the fire and passion of their live performance to the Van Wezel Performing Arts H... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Florida Studio Theatre's JERICHO;Opening Tonight, 4/6


Florida Studio Theatre opens Jericho by Jack Canfora, a National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere, tonight, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Keating Theatre (1241 N. Palm Avenue). Part of t... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: Thomas Mothershed & Co. in OVER THE TAVERN at The Herb Strauss Theatre, Sanibel


Check out these production shots of Over the Tavern, featuRing Thomas Mothershed (Chet), Jenny Smith (Ellen), Tommy Short (Rudy), Jake Mann (Georgie), Justen Montgomery (Eddie), Angelina Torre (Annie)... (read more...)
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Ledisi and Eric Benet Play the Mahaffey, 8/4


Coming to The Mahaffey this summer is multi-Grammy nominated singer Ledisi! Together with Eric Benet, their "Be Good To Yourself" (BGTY) headline tour begins June 24th in Philadelphia, PA before stopp... (read more...)

May

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St. Petersburg Opera Presents OPERA IDOL, May 12


St. Petersburg Opera is presenting its fourth Opera Idol evening of singing on Saturday, May 12. The culmination of its Music in Motion series of workshops, Opera Idol will feature ten singers, all fr... (read more...)
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Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra to Play at Manatee Players, 6/30-7/1


IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR-A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra is on stage at the Manatee Players on June 30 & July 1. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 including... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

St. Petersburg Opera Announces OPERA IDOL, 5/12


St. Petersburg Opera is presenting its fourth Opera Idol evening on Saturday, May 12. The culmination of its Music in Motion series of workshops, Opera Idol will feature ten singers, all from the loc... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project Presents PRELUDE TO PRIDE: A WIZARD OF OZ, 6/25-7/1


Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary. Its annual "Prelude to Pride" salute will be an original production of the time honored classic, "A WIZARD OF OZ". Adapted by T. S... (read more...)
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Weezer to Play the the Mahaffey, 11/9


Weezer learned to be rockers in their garage, playing along to their favorite records. Because of their unconventional path to stardom, the band's music is 'infused with a quirky sense of humor and an... (read more...)

Revolve Theatre Company Presents A NUMBER, Now thru 6/20


Today, June 17th Revolve Theatre Company opens A Number, by Caryl Churchill, its fourth production, directed by YDP Artistic Director James Rayfield and starring YDP Director Chris Jackson and Tampa B... (read more...)

July

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Jeff Norton Awards 2012 Set for the Palladium Theater, 8/20


The Jeff Norton Awards celebrate the best of professional theatre in Tampa Bay. The second annual Jeff Norton Awards will be held August 20, 2012 at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. Awards wil... (read more...)
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Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project Presents A WIZARD OF OZ, 8/6


Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project presents its 'Annual Night Of AlterNative Theatre' with A WIZARD OF OZ, August 6, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. The show stars Matt McGee, Joey Panek, Betty Jane Parks, Drew Decaro ... (read more...)
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Michael Bolton Set to Play The Mahaffey, 12/6


The soulful singer is scheduled to perform at the Mahaffey this winter.... (read more...)

August

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LEGALLY BLONDE Opens at Manatee Players, Aug 16


LEGALLY BLONDE opens at the Manatee Players on August 16 and runs through September 2. Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 102 Old ... (read more...)
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Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria Set for The Lynne Show, 8/7, 14 & 21


Maren Bush, Jaszy McCallister and Vivien Kalvaria will be guests on The Lynne Show beginning tomorrow, August 7 and continuing August 14 and 21, 2012. The Lynne Show airs on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EST and... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: First Look at Manatee Players' LEGALLY BLONDE, Opening Tonight!


LEGALLY BLONDE opens at the Manatee Players tonight, August 16 and runs through September 2. Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 10... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Sarasota Opera Appoints Richard Russell as New Executive Director


The Board of Trustees of Sarasota Opera has announced the appointment of Richard Russell as the new Executive Director of Sarasota Opera effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Russell, who was Sarasota Opera... (read more...)
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Asolo Repertory Tickets Go On Sale 10/1


Tickets for Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2012-2013 season will go on sale to the general public online Sunday, September 30, 2012 beginning at 3p.m. and at the box office Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10a.... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Asolo Repertory Theatre's FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Embarks On 2 Month Tour of MACBETH, Kicking off 10/2


Asolo Repertory Theatre presents its New Stages Tour, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production of MACBETH, from the play by William Shakespeare. This 60-minute adaptation includes post ... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

2nd Annual Rock and Roll Concert To Benefit Toys for Tots at the Palladium Theatre, 11/24


On November 24th, Marines and Music come together to kick off the Holiday season again for the second annual Rock and Roll concert that will benefit Toys for Tots. Whenever there is a need to pull tog... (read more...)
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Florida Studio Theatre Hosts Next Act Gala, Nov 29


Florida Studio Theatre will celebrate the grand opening of the Gompertz Theatre on November 29, 2012 with The Next Act Gala. The theme of the event is "Reflecting on Theatre Past and Future" and will ... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project Presents KEITH HARING: RADIANT CHILD, 12/1


Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project commemorates World AIDS Day by presenting Keith Haring: Radiant Child, Saturday, December 1st, 2012, at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. This one night only performanc... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Stephen Hope, Corinne Aqulina and David Brunetti Set for The Lynne Show, November 2012


The Lynne Show welcomes Stephen Hope, Corinne Aqulina, and David Brunetti this month, November 2012. Hear podcasts at thelynneshow.com, and to download a podcast to any PDA, click 'download' on the we... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to freeFall Theatre


A freeFall holiday tradition continues with Keith Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnatio... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

St. Petersburg Opera Chooses OPERA IDOL, 11/30


The fifth St. Petersburg Opera "Opera Idol" will be chosen November 30, 2012 at a competition beginning at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg. The reigning Opera Id... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Manatee Players Release Christmas CD to Support New Manatee Performing Arts Center


The Manatee Players have released their first Christmas CD as a fundraiser for the capital campaign drive to finish the new Manatee Performing Arts Center.... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

BRASSY BROADS OF BROADWAY Comes to Florida Studio Theatre, 2/19-24


She's back! Brassy Broads of Broadway featuring Kathy Halenda comes to Sarasota for a limited engagement beginning February 19, 2013 in the Goldstein Cabaret. From wistful ballads to show-stopping Bro... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Petersburg Theatre Stories of 2012

Bob Trisolini Appears on The Lynne Show Today


The Lynne Show welcomes Bob Trisolini and Jeff Parker next month, December 2012. Hear podcasts at thelynneshow.com, and to download a podcast to any PDA, click 'download' on the website.... (read more...)

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