St. Petersburg Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: HAT TRICK THEATRE PRESENTS AN EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENCE  at Murray Theatre At Ruth Eckerd Hall BWW Review: HAT TRICK THEATRE PRESENTS AN EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENCE at Murray Theatre At Ruth Eckerd Hall
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 25, 2018

The premise of Waiting for Godot was simple. Two bums in a desolate landscape. A tree. Odd visitors. The lack of an over-dressed stage, sans an incredible screen for setting sun and luminous moon, made all eyes affixed to the talented actors.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA PIROUETTES INTO Ferguson Hall At Straz Center BWW Review: CINDERELLA PIROUETTES INTO Ferguson Hall At Straz Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 30, 2018

The award-winning dancers of Next Generation Ballet (NGB), a pre-professional auditioned dance company will join the ballet dancers from Patel Ballet Conservatory to bring to stage the beloved tale of Cinderella.... (more...)
BWW Review: Matthew McGee Showcases His Immense Talent in American Stage in the Park's Winning THE PRODUCERS BWW Review: Matthew McGee Showcases His Immense Talent in American Stage in the Park's Winning THE PRODUCERS
by Peter Nason - April 26, 2018

It's been a long time since I've had this much fun at any show.... (more...)
BWW Review: Palm Harbor University High School Shows Off with a Wonderful DROWSY CHAPERONE BWW Review: Palm Harbor University High School Shows Off with a Wonderful DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Peter Nason - April 24, 2018

Alex Groth, Riley Walker and Chris Loving are three names to watch in this marvelous production.... (more...)
BWW Review: MEGAN HILTY at Straz Center For The Performing Arts /Tampa BWW Review: MEGAN HILTY at Straz Center For The Performing Arts /Tampa
by Carolan Trbovich - April 24, 2018

If this is all you read, this is all you need to know. Stop what you are doing and get tickets to Megan Hilty's one-woman cabaret.... (more...)
BWW Review: American Stage's Production of Jordan Harrison's Absorbing, Heartbreaking MARJORIE PRIME BWW Review: American Stage's Production of Jordan Harrison's Absorbing, Heartbreaking MARJORIE PRIME
by Peter Nason - March 20, 2018

An entertaining, mind-bending, overwhelming, sad and exquisite look at the future with performances that are out of this world.... (more...)
BWW Review: A 'PAWSITIVELY' ADORABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE ARISTOCATS KIDS at Straz Performing Arts Center' TECO Theatre BWW Review: A 'PAWSITIVELY' ADORABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE ARISTOCATS KIDS at Straz Performing Arts Center' TECO Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 16, 2018

I was told by director Sarah Berland that the 26 young actors starring in The Aristocats KIDS did not want to put on a kids' show, rather a professional performance that had child actors. After seeing opening night's performance, I will go one step further than that - these are 26 mini-adults masque... (more...)
BWW Review: Lorraine Hansberry's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN at American Stage - An Ageless Classic Done Right BWW Review: Lorraine Hansberry's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN at American Stage - An Ageless Classic Done Right
by Peter Nason - February 13, 2018

Director L. Peter Callender guides a stellar cast. You won't see a better RAISIN IN THE SUN anywhere.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE BWW Review: freeFall Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Peter Nason - December 18, 2017

It has much to offer, but is it too slow and talky for younger audiences?... (more...)
BWW Review: Hat Trick Theatre's Scary and Entertaining NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at the Murray Theatre BWW Review: Hat Trick Theatre's Scary and Entertaining NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at the Murray Theatre
by Peter Nason - October 29, 2017

It's a bloody good time!... (more...)
BWW Review: The Tampa Bay Area Premiere of Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE is a Knockout at American Stage BWW Review: The Tampa Bay Area Premiere of Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE is a Knockout at American Stage
by Peter Nason - September 24, 2017

It's the best local production of 2017 so far!... (more...)
BWW Review: One Hell of a Good Time at freeFall Theatre's Production of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE BWW Review: One Hell of a Good Time at freeFall Theatre's Production of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Peter Nason - July 28, 2017

I've never had so much fun on the road to a beheading. ... (more...)
BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - July 17, 2017

With fine acting by Carey Urban and Ben Williamson, it captures life in the 2010's like few other plays.... (more...)
BWW Review: The St. Petersburg Opera Company Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Palladium BWW Review: The St. Petersburg Opera Company Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Palladium
by Peter Nason - July 05, 2017

Some performances and strong (perhaps too strong) orchestration aren't enough to save this odd production of a classic musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - June 11, 2017

You'll find some hits, some misses, but all with something to offer.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Chilling Benjamin T. Ismail Haunts Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at American Stage BWW Review: A Chilling Benjamin T. Ismail Haunts Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at American Stage
by Peter Nason - June 07, 2017

It's 'Zero Dark Thirty' meets 'The Big Short.'... (more...)
BWW Review: Lots of Heart and Laughs at American Stage in the Park's HAIRSPRAY BWW Review: Lots of Heart and Laughs at American Stage in the Park's HAIRSPRAY
by Peter Nason - May 02, 2017

Allyson Pace brilliantly inhabits the role of Tracy Turnblad in this sure-footed, fun, energetic production of the iconic musical.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning
by Trevor Durham - April 10, 2017

Drag queen phenomenon Bianca Del Rio spent nearly two hours exploring her infamous 'rolodex of hate' to Tampa's receptive crowd, still managing to shock and surprise in her tour's final legs.... (more...)
BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS  at University Of South Florida Sun Dome BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS at University Of South Florida Sun Dome
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 05, 2017

Tony, Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed how she learned to accept her past and become comfortable in her own skin of the Sun Dome for the student-run University Lecture Series, the centerpiece of its annual USF Week with over 3,500 guests... (more...)
BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Peter Nason - April 03, 2017

The incredible, lively performances, especially among the show's leads, should not be missed.... (more...)
BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 27, 2017

On March 24 in Ferguson Hall at the Straz, by the talents of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Art, through it gets better I experienced the heartbreak of it all. I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster of anguish and so... (more...)
BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - March 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - March 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 13, 2017

Set in a hospital room, instead of tender moments, a belittling passive-aggressive wife and mother is more interested in changing the living room and moving on with her life, then providing comfort to her dying husband and two grown children.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - March 06, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production.... (more...)