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Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades star as Emilio and Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!, which opens Tuesday at the Straz.Photo by Matthew Murphy

'On Your Feet!.' 'SIRO-A' and 'Threepenny Opera' at the Straz, 'Faust' in St. Pete

NEW TOUR: ON YOUR FEET! Gloria Estefan launched a stellar career on talent and heart, becoming a role model. "I remember my mother playing Gloria's CDs in the car," said Christie Prades, the Cuban-American actor who is playing Estefan in On Your Feet! The musical is as lively as they come. Estefan and husband Emili …

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  1. Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with 'Faust'

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    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

    The St. Petersburg Opera Company begins its season with Faust, in a production seemingly aligned with the original intent of French composer Charles Gounod and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. [St. Petersburg Opera Company]
  2. Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

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    For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest tickets in theater.

    Taylor Trensch, a 2007 Blake High graduate, will play the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. Courtesy of Frank Trensch.
  3. 'On Your Feet!.' 'SIRO-A' and 'Threepenny Opera' at the Straz, 'Faust' in St. Pete

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    NEW TOUR: ON YOUR FEET!

    Gloria Estefan launched a stellar career on talent and heart, becoming a role model.

    Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades star as Emilio and Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!, which opens Tuesday at the Straz.
  4. Review: Fast-paced 'Seven Brides' is pure entertainment at Show Palace

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    Try not to blink if you go see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, playing through Nov. 12 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson. If you close your eyes even for a second, you may miss something terrific in this fast-paced, lively and delightfully entertaining show.

    "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" opens Oct. 14 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson. [The LightBox]
  5. 'How the Other Half Loves' set to open Oct. 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre

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    Richey Suncoast Theatre in downtown New Port Richey will present Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves from Oct. 19 to Nov. 5. The acclaimed sex comedy, set in the swinging 1960s, tells the story of three couples — Frank and Fiona Foster (played by Bob Marcela and Heather Clark), Bob and Teresa Phillips …

    “How the Other Half Loves” opens Oct. 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre in New Port Richey. Cast members are Christine Stoll and David Daly (in front) and Bob Marcela, Heather Clark, Mike Worssell and Blake Parker (in back, from left).
  6. Ruth Eckerd Hall scores another record-breaking year, gears up for another

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    CLEARWATER — Since establishing itself in the 1980s as a key player in the Tampa Bay performing arts scene, Ruth Eckerd Hall has staked out a niche with popular music, jazz and hit musicals. That formula appears to be working.

    CEO Zev Buffman said the hall will continue to expand in programming and new construction.
Photo by Gregg McGough
  7. Stage West to present the musical 'Young Frankenstein'

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    Mel Brooks' hit musical Young Frankenstein opens Oct. 19 and continues weekends through Oct. 29 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Officially named The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein, the show is a musical adaptation of Brooks' 1974 classic movie (co-written …

    Stage West Community Playhouse’s production of “Young Frankenstein” opens Oct. 19. Lynda Dilts-Benson, left, plays the role of Frau Blucher; Rich Krasowski, right, is Fredrick Frankenstein.
  8. What's on stage this week: Florida Orchestra pops, 'Threepenny Opera,' Naked Magicians

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    The Florida Orchestra opens its pops season with some of the most ebullient tunes from the swing era. With Swing Is the Thing, conductor and arranger Jeff Tyzik will lead the orchestra in the danceable tunes that would influence the development of pop music, jazz and blues.

    Michael Francis conducts the Florida Orchestra at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theatre on Oct 3. The orchestra will open its pops season with some of the most ebullient tunes from the swing era with shows at the Straz Center, Mahaffey Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall from Oct. 13 to 15.
  9. 'White Fang' at Freefall shows flashes of invention but does not resemble Jack London's book

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Freefall Theatre only lost a week opening its season, despite suffering the worst damage of any local theater from Hurricane Irma, putting on an incredibly bold and imaginative retelling of the Jack London novel. It is impossible to sit in the low, comfortable seats of Freefall's auditorium, not …

    Hannah Benitez plays Curly and Robert Johnston plays Henry Griffith in Freefall Theatre's production of White Fang, by Jethro Compton. Allison Lynn Photography.
  10. 'Seven Brides' opens Oct. 14 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre

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    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens Oct. 14 and runs through Nov. 12 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson.

    “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” opens Oct. 14 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson.