Deborah Bostock-Kelley

Deborah Bostock-Kelley


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BWW Review: LAUGHTER AND TEARS: EXPECT THE CAST OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS TO STEAL YOUR HEART  at Carrollwood Players TheatreBWW Review: LAUGHTER AND TEARS: EXPECT THE CAST OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS TO STEAL YOUR HEART at Carrollwood Players Theatre
Posted: Jan. 13, 2019


BWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative TheatreBWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative Theatre
Posted: Jan. 7, 2019


BWW Previews: NEW WORKS DEBUT DURING 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American StageBWW Previews: NEW WORKS DEBUT DURING 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American Stage
Posted: Jan. 3, 2019


BWW Previews: NYNE BRINGS NEXT TO NORMAL, A FAMILY IN CRISIS to Powerstories TheatreBWW Previews: NYNE BRINGS NEXT TO NORMAL, A FAMILY IN CRISIS to Powerstories Theatre
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BroadwayWorld Picks 9 Shows To Watch in 2019 for Tampa/St. PetersburgBroadwayWorld Picks 9 Shows To Watch in 2019 for Tampa/St. Petersburg
Posted: Jan. 10, 2019


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BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID IS HEAVENLY  at Straz Center's Jaeb TheatreBWW Review: FOREVER PLAID IS HEAVENLY at Straz Center's Jaeb Theatre
Posted: Mar. 7, 2018


BWW Review: THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL MIGHT JUST COME FROM Dreamhouse TheatreBWW Review: THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL MIGHT JUST COME FROM Dreamhouse Theatre
Posted: Mar. 15, 2018


BWW Review: HIGH OCTANE 'AMERICAN IDIOT' REFLECTS A GENERATION'S FRUSTRATION at Mad Theatre in Jaeb TheatreBWW Review: HIGH OCTANE 'AMERICAN IDIOT' REFLECTS A GENERATION'S FRUSTRATION at Mad Theatre in Jaeb Theatre
Posted: Apr. 6, 2018


BWW Previews: AN INTIMATE NIGHT OF CABARET WITH PHANTOM'S JEREMY STOLLE at Straz CenterBWW Previews: AN INTIMATE NIGHT OF CABARET WITH PHANTOM'S JEREMY STOLLE at Straz Center
Posted: Oct. 5, 2018


BWW Previews: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME DEBUTS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF  at Carrollwood Cultural CenterBWW Previews: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME DEBUTS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF at Carrollwood Cultural Center
Posted: Mar. 15, 2018


BWW Review: Lavish and Sweeping Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Celebrates 10th Anniversary At Carrollwood Cultural CenterBWW Review: Lavish and Sweeping Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Celebrates 10th Anniversary At Carrollwood Cultural Center
Posted: Mar. 18, 2018


BWW Review: A HILARIOUS TIME HAD BY ALL DURING WHO'S LIVE ANYWAY at Ruth Eckerd HallBWW Review: A HILARIOUS TIME HAD BY ALL DURING WHO'S LIVE ANYWAY at Ruth Eckerd Hall
January 13, 2019

I'll admit - I'm addicted to 'Who's Line Is It Anyway.' From my first taste of the British version to discovering the US version on ABC Family to following its revival over to CW Seed, I've loved every crazy minute watching the talented cast make up hysterical performances on the fly. I actually wondered if it was some TV editing trick or did they really make it up as they went along. 'Whose Live Anyway?', a 90-minute concert on January 12 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, proved just how incredibly gifted these performers were. Yes, they actually make up every story and song spontaneously.

BWW Review: LAUGHTER AND TEARS: EXPECT THE CAST OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS TO STEAL YOUR HEART  at Carrollwood Players TheatreBWW Review: LAUGHTER AND TEARS: EXPECT THE CAST OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS TO STEAL YOUR HEART at Carrollwood Players Theatre
January 13, 2019

If you love Steel Magnolias as much as I do, you always wait with bated breath to see if the actresses in the production can pull off the believability of long-term bonds of friendship. At the opening night of director Aaron Washington's production at Carrollwood Players Theatre, as soon as the cast of six was on stage together, it was easy to see the real, comfortable rapport.

BWW Previews: PATEL STUDENTS, GRADE SEVEN THROUGH ADULT, SHOWCASED IN WINTER CABARET in TECO THEATRE  at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: PATEL STUDENTS, GRADE SEVEN THROUGH ADULT, SHOWCASED IN WINTER CABARET in TECO THEATRE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
January 7, 2019

Back by popular demand is the Winter Cabaret at TECO Theatre at the Straz Center on January 12. Performed by Patel Conservatory students in grade seven through adult, Winter Cabaret features solo, duet and small group musical performances, with a choreographed opening and closing number.

BWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative TheatreBWW Previews: POWERFUL TIMELY LOOK AT COLUMBINE, COLUMBINUS DEBUTS at Innovocative Theatre
January 7, 2019

Today, live shooter drills in elementary, middle and high school are as normal as fire drills, but twenty years ago, school shootings weren't commonplace. When Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a shooting spree on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado that killed 15 and injured 20, it became part of a history that we have yet to be able to escape, a division of 'Before Columbine' and 'After Columbine.' On January 10-20, Innovocative Theatre, known for their thought-provoking, edgy performances, will bring COLUMBINUS, a mixture of fact and fiction, to Stageworks. Leading an eight-person ensemble are Nick Hoop and Ryan Fisher in the roles of Eric and Dylan.

BroadwayWorld Picks 9 Shows To Watch in 2019 for Tampa/St. PetersburgBroadwayWorld Picks 9 Shows To Watch in 2019 for Tampa/St. Petersburg
January 10, 2019

We asked our editors to pick out 9 shows to look forward to in 2019! Check out Deborah Bostock-Kelley's list of theatre to watch for Tampa/St. Petersburg!

BWW Previews: NYNE BRINGS NEXT TO NORMAL, A FAMILY IN CRISIS to Powerstories TheatreBWW Previews: NYNE BRINGS NEXT TO NORMAL, A FAMILY IN CRISIS to Powerstories Theatre
January 4, 2019

On Thursday, January 3, the lyrics of NEXT TO NORMAL battered us. Our hearts broke for Dan and Natalie, watching his wife, her mother struggling with a terrible loss, with highest highs and lowest lows of mental illness and trying help as best they could, often getting caught in the crossfire.

BWW Previews: NEW WORKS DEBUT DURING 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American StageBWW Previews: NEW WORKS DEBUT DURING 2019 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American Stage
January 3, 2019

Imagine combing through 500 diverse submissions of new works to choose selections to perform during the third annual 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American Stage. Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and a committee of 40 members read and evaluated each new play and selected five outstanding plays for staged readings on January 3-6, 2019.

BWW Previews: NYNE'S NEXT TO NORMAL DEBUTS at Powerstories TheatreBWW Previews: NYNE'S NEXT TO NORMAL DEBUTS at Powerstories Theatre
January 2, 2019

A passion project for the cast, directed by Devan Kelty and musically directed by Joseph Scarbrough, 'Next to Normal' centers on a mother who struggles with mental illness and the impact on her family. Featuring a live band of 5 musicians and running January 3-11, 'Next to Normal' showcases a small cast of seven: Bethany S. Moore as Diana, Erin Johnson as Diana, Gabriel Flores as Dan, Rachel Rodriguez as Natalie, Devan Kelty as Gabe, Zach Finley as Henry and Nic Harrington as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.

BWW Previews: SHEVOLUTION TO SHOWCASE WOMEN DURING MARCH'S WOMEN HISTORY MONTH at Powerstories TheatreBWW Previews: SHEVOLUTION TO SHOWCASE WOMEN DURING MARCH'S WOMEN HISTORY MONTH at Powerstories Theatre
December 11, 2018

Something extraordinary is coming to Powerstories Theatre during Women's History Month in March 7-24, 2019. If as a female, you've ever wanted to place to display your creative self - be it music, theatre, storytelling, poetry, dance, or art - SHEVOLUTION is a very special event and Powerstories a haven for talented women.

BWW Review: RAISING TWELVE ON A NICKEL AND A PRAYER IS DESTINED TO BECOME HOLIDAY CLASSIC AT Powerstories TheatreBWW Review: RAISING TWELVE ON A NICKEL AND A PRAYER IS DESTINED TO BECOME HOLIDAY CLASSIC AT Powerstories Theatre
December 10, 2018

Whether you find Betty Taylor socially irresponsible or admirable for wanting to share her love with a family of 12, "Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer" is a special holiday treat. The true-story musical written by Fran Powers about her parents and siblings, with music by Terez Hartmann, has everything needed to become a holiday classic: romance, family, drama, comedy and tons and tons of heart.

BWW Review: GIFT YOURSELF THIS ORIGINAL ENCHANTING HOLIDAY MUSICAL AT Show Palace Dinner TheatreBWW Review: GIFT YOURSELF THIS ORIGINAL ENCHANTING HOLIDAY MUSICAL AT Show Palace Dinner Theatre
December 6, 2018

Playing through December 25 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, in Holiday Incorporated, it doesn't matter what you celebrate, multitalented actor, director and playwright Jonathan Van Dyke has you covered in a musical tale about an elf named Ivy who's lost her love for the holidays and the five magical board members who help her find her way back to believing.

BWW Previews: EVAN TYRONE MARTIN SHOWCASES NAT KING COLE THROUGH MUSIC AND STORIES AT The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: EVAN TYRONE MARTIN SHOWCASES NAT KING COLE THROUGH MUSIC AND STORIES AT The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
December 6, 2018

If a time machine could bring Chicago crooner Evan Tyrone Martin back to the decades where Nat King Cole, hailed as one of the best and most influential vocalists, pianists and small-group leaders of the swing era, was brilliantly entertaining audiences, the question he would ask the American legend is simple: Am I doing this right?

BWW Review: THE TEXAS TENORS: DEEP IN THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS BRINGS HOLIDAY JOY TO FANS  at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: THE TEXAS TENORS: DEEP IN THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS BRINGS HOLIDAY JOY TO FANS at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
December 5, 2018

To say something magical happened last night in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center would be like describing The Texas Tenors as just three gorgeous singers from Texas. Magic doesn't fully encompass what happened in that hall as the enormous vocals of John Hagen, Marcus Collins, and JC Fisher enveloped us, filled up the entire theatre for 'The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas.'

BWW Previews: Before Returning To AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, THE TEXAS TENORS Bring Holiday Magic to The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: Before Returning To AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, THE TEXAS TENORS Bring Holiday Magic to The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
November 29, 2018

Despite a laundry list of accolades, awards, and loyal fans, you can't get much more down to earth than the men from The Texas Tenors. First introduced by America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon as 'classical music meets cattle ranchers,' The Texas Tenors' rise to fame has been nothing short of whirlwind.

BWW Previews: THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Offers Heartwarming Message And Hilarity at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts' TECO TheaterBWW Previews: THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Offers Heartwarming Message And Hilarity at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts' TECO Theater
November 26, 2018

What do you get when you cross the unruly Herdman children with a sacred church Christmas Pageant? Debuting November 29-December 2 in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts' TECO Theater, you get a family-friendly show bursting with holiday cheer. Featuring a cast of 44 students from grades two through college, the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

BWW Previews: Imagined Jane Austen Sequel, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Promises To Delight Fans And Newcomers This Holiday Season At American StageBWW Previews: Imagined Jane Austen Sequel, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Promises To Delight Fans And Newcomers This Holiday Season At American Stage
November 26, 2018

Whether you loved the characters of 'Pride and Prejudice' or know nothing about them, you are sure to adore what director Stephanie Gularte calls a 'romantic, holiday comedy.' 'Mary Bennet in 'Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly,' makes its holiday debut at American Stage on November 28 - December 30.

BWW Review: 'A CHRISTMAS' CANNOLI IS A TALE YOU CAN'T REFUSE at Carrollwood Players TheatreBWW Review: 'A CHRISTMAS' CANNOLI IS A TALE YOU CAN'T REFUSE at Carrollwood Players Theatre
November 25, 2018

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, from the imagination of local playwright Joe Pauly comes the outrageous tale of Ebenezer Scungili, the heat-toting Italian olive oil import company proprietor (wink-wink-nudge-nudge) and his miserly, Christmas-hating ways. In this clever adaption of the holiday favorite, 'A Christmas Cannoli' is what happens when 'Casino,' 'Godfather 1, 2, and 3' meet 'A Christmas Carol' and birth an illegitimate, blue-humored, sarcastic baby.

BWW Previews: ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MUSICAL COMES TO Powerstories TheatreBWW Previews: ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MUSICAL COMES TO Powerstories Theatre
November 19, 2018

Just in time for the holidays comes a musical, spanning 1950 to 1966, about a mother of 12. "Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer" was written by playwright and Powerstories Theatre founder Fran Taylor Powers' in honor of her parents and to show that everyone has a dream.

BWW Interview: Seth Black-Diamond of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2018 NATIONAL TOUR DEBUTING at Lutcher TheaterBWW Interview: Seth Black-Diamond of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2018 NATIONAL TOUR DEBUTING at Lutcher Theater
November 16, 2018

When interviewing the eloquent young actor debuting in the beloved "A Christmas Story, The Musical" it's nearly impossible to believe Seth Black-Diamond is only 12 and he has just 6 years of experience under his belt. This charismatic young man has journeyed from Patel Conservatory and community theatre to being cast as the "triple-dog darer" Schwartz in the national tour of this holiday favorite beginning November 19.

BWW Previews: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN COMES TO Carrollwood Players TheatreBWW Previews: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN COMES TO Carrollwood Players Theatre
November 9, 2018

On November 9-17, Eugene O'Neill's words come vividly to life in the CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players. Directed by Zach "Hippie" Griswold, featuring Madison Claire Rice as Josie Hogan, Bo Smith as Jim Tyrone, Thomas Pahl as Phil Hogan, Constantine Kyriakou as T. Steadman Harder, and Joel Ferrer as Mike Hogan, A Moon for the Misbegotten written in 1943 still resonates today.



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