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BWW Review: GODSPELL is a Timeless Tale With Unique Staging, and Full of Music to Set Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL is a Timeless Tale With Unique Staging, and Full of Music to Set Your Soul on Fire at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - May 22, 2021

Every so often we in the Theatre-going community find a show or two that “makes its rounds” so to speak within the area. Godspell happens to be one of those shows. Having been done numerous times, a show that could be considered timeless, can also pose the question, “how are they going to make it stand out from all the others?” The folks at Eight O’Clock Theatre have managed to answer this question ten-fold with their most recent take on the Behemoth Musical by one Stephen Schwartz. Set in a reminiscent-like “tent city” in modern time we meet John the Baptist, Jesus,and his “Players” or folks yearning to hear the teachings of the Son of God. Through 17 musical numbers accompanied by a live band, nine uniquely different performers dressed in modern fare take the stage in an almost traveling-minstrel troupe set out to tell the story. One distinct difference is this “tent city” is in the heart of Tampa, complete with a skyline showing the Towers of University of Tampa and the Sign that hangs above the Tampa Theatre. An open concept stage with an almost concert like feel, we are transported not only into the world of the players, but also a world maybe not so different from that which we could experience if only in particular sides of the city. With graffiti emblazoned on the walls and a mural of Jesus memorialized in black light the lights dimmed and the story began.

BWW Review: Richey Suncoast Theatre Presents Kander & Ebb's Iconic CABARET Photo BWW Review: Richey Suncoast Theatre Presents Kander & Ebb's Iconic CABARET
by Peter Nason - Mar 7, 2020

There is much to offer in this unusual take on the musical, but just as many questionable choices. 

BWW Review: The Highs and Lows of the 2019 Short Play Competition at the Tampa Bay Th Photo BWW Review: The Highs and Lows of the 2019 Short Play Competition at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival
by Peter Nason - Sep 3, 2019

Out of 18 entries, Jim Moss' THE COW SAYS, Brick Brickel's FOR THE LOVE OF MARY, and Deb Bostock-Kelley's ONCE UPON UHHH...stand out.

BWW Review: Aeon Life Theater Presents SHE LOVES ME at the Italian Club in Ybor City Photo BWW Review: Aeon Life Theater Presents SHE LOVES ME at the Italian Club in Ybor City
by Peter Nason - May 5, 2019

Is SHE LOVES ME the perfect musical?

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Wins Be Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Wins Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Jan 17, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; ALL MY SONS Leads Best Musical Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; ALL MY SONS Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Tampa Rep's FLYING Leads Best  Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; Tampa Rep's FLYING Leads Best Play!
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; freeFall's HAIRSPRAY Leads as  Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards; freeFall's HAIRSPRAY Leads as Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

BWW Previews: SEARING DRAMA ALL MY SONS DEPICTS THE AMERICAN DREAM TURNED NIGHTMARE at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 13, 2017

Searing Drama ALL MY SONS depicts the American Dream turned nightmare. All My Sons, the first great success of Arthur Miller's career, launched him as one of the leading dramatists of the twentieth century. Provocative and heart-breaking, All My Sons is a compelling story of love, guilt and how greed corrupts.

Photo Flash: New Shots from The New Colony's PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing January 11 - February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Colony's PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing now through February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is tonight, January 16, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Whimsy Meets Magic Realism in ALMOST, MAINE at Carrollwood Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

With a limited engagement of just two performances, January 15 & 22, 2017, CWP Black Box at Carrollwood Players brings to the stage John Cariani's play, ALMOST, MAINE.

DEATHTRAP, THE BROTHERS SIZE, DOUBT and More Highlight Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) announces its 43rd season, centered on 'The Mysteries of Life.'

BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION
by Peter Nason - Sep 20, 2016

It's 'Spring Awakening' meets 'The Hurt Locker,' with 'South Park'-like humor thrown in for good measure.

BWW Review: Come Fly with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at Charming BOEING BOEING
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

With a grand Alexander Calder like mobile hanging over the Cabot Stage when the audience enters the theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) opens their 2015-2016 season with the modern French farce Boeing, Boeing. Marc Camoletti's 1960 play won a 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival in New York and throughly delighted the Cabot Theatre audiences at the Broadway Theatre Center on opening weekend.

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's BOEING BOEING, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Fasten your seatbelts for a hilarious journey back to the swinging '60s in BOEING BOEING, now through August 30, 2015. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre kicks off its 2015-2016 Season with this Tony Award-winning farce by Marc Camoletti, under the directon of Michael Cotey. BOEING BOEING performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Summer Shorts Set for This Weekend at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

St. Petersburg City Theatre presents SUMMER SHORTS, its 2nd annual salute to playwrights and the creative art of one-act play composition. Production Dates are this weekend, August 14 - 16, 2015.

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