Shout! The Mod Musical is at the Straz in Tampa

Think about your favorite parts of flipping through a magazine meant for young women. The quizzes, the advice columns, the ads for new makeup – and their tips… this is what the five characters in Shout! are using to bond over while singing their way through the ’60s in England. At the Straz Center this month, enjoy a local production of the 2006 production that is full of hit songs.

Wonder of Storytelling: Once on this Island

The award-winning Broadway musical Once on this Island is currently at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida. I was so excited to see that this show was coming to a nearby stage! I had seen clips of the show performed during the Tony Awards and I believe during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and thought it looked like it was full of characters to fall in

Spymonkey’s “Hysteria” at the Straz

Last night I was treated to an evening of British surreal and slapstick humor at the Straz Center’s Jaeb Theatre. The Jaeb is a laid-back theatre with tables and chairs instead of traditional theatre seating. I had a great center seat about three rows back, and came ready for an evening of laughter. I received two free tickets from The Straz Center in exchange for my honest review as a