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War on the Catwalk

War on the Catwalk - The Queens from Season 9

Sep 17, 2017
War On The Catwalk – starring some of the contestants from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1, performing live on stage and rocking the...

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Combusion Live Presents "Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon"

Sep 23, 2017
Employing what he's labeled 'hard funny,' Christopher Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy...

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11th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show

Sep 30, 2017
Crack up Cancer annually features some of the areas best comics, and 2017 is no exception.  The lineup this year includes Danny Bevins, Al Romas, John...

Chris Thile

Chris Thile

Oct 11, 2017
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and now the host of A Prairie Home Companion, is...

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The Naked Magicians

Oct 12, 2017
The Naked Magicians returns to The Straz! The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say...

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Siro-A: Techno Circus

Oct 19, 2017
Melding mime, dance and traditional Japanese culture with groundbreaking visual effects that floored judges on America’s Got Talent, SIRO-A takes live...

The Main Street Kids Club

The Main Street Kids Club: A Mathstart Musical - Field Trip Grades: 1-4

Oct 25, 2017
As the curtain opens, we meet Toby, the new kid in town as he lets us in on his little secret. He desperately wants to be a part of the Main Street Kids...

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PJ Masks Live: Time to be a Hero

Oct 28, 2017
It’s time to be a hero! PJ Masks LIVE! is a super-heroic, brand-new live show featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gecko leaping, flipping and climbing as...

How to Survive Middle School

How to Survive Middle School - Field Trip Grades: 6-8

Nov 01, 2017
Dealing with the real issues affecting students today, including social media, testing, bullying, and peer pressure, these video testimonials by kids and...

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Fernando Varela

Nov 03, 2017
Latin classical tenor Fernando Varela swept up millions of new fans with his pop crossover album Vivere and accompanying PBS special. With a clear, multi...

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Junie B. Jones

Nov 04, 2017
Outspoken, precocious, lovable, Junie B. Jones navigates the angst-ridden world of first grade in this colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends,...

Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin

Nov 05, 2017
Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late...

David Gonzales

David Gonzales “Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World" - Field Trip Grades: 3-6

Nov 07, 2017
Critically acclaimed and award-winning artist David Gonzalez offers numerous titles that combine live music with compelling drama and multi-media. His topics...

Ben Folds

BEN FOLDS: PAPER AIRPLANE REQUEST TOUR

Nov 11, 2017
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He’s spent over a decade sharing the stage with some of the...

Apollo to the Moon

Apollo to the Moon - Field Trip Grades: 3-12

Nov 13, 2017
Follow Scott Gibson, a young astronomer, who dreams of becoming an astronaut in the historic Apollo Space program. This one man multimedia performance...

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No Man's Land

Nov 19, 2017
Filmed live.  Exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to...

Paige Hernandez

Paige Hernandez: Havana Hop - Field Trip Grades: K-4

Nov 28, 2017
Come meet young Yelia who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic...

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Tango Buenos Aires

Nov 30, 2017
Direct from Buenos Aires, this Straz Center audience favorite arrives in Tampa with The Spirit of Argentina, a fresh, new show that takes the viewer through...

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China Soul: The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People's Republic of China

Dec 03, 2017
Get ready for jaw-dropping Shaolin Kung Fu. Prepare for breathtaking feats of gravity-defying acrobatics. Expect a magic stunt or two. In this dreamy...

Doktor Kaboom!

Doktor Kaboom! - Field Trip Grades: 4-8

Dec 05, 2017
Featuring a series of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, demonstrations of the physical sciences, with a focus on the scientific method, this...

Santa’s Holiday Revue

Santa’s Holiday Revue - Field Trip Grades: K-5

Dec 06, 2017
This fast-paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous ‘round-the-world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and...

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Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow
Youth America Grand Prix Gala

Jan 13, 2018
“A rare collection of exceptional ballet talent, class and interpretation packed into a single evening,” raves the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. This...

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View From Above with Terry Virts, astronaut

Jan 16, 2018
Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective unfolded from his seat on...

Lucian Msamati as Antonio Salieri, Adam Gillen as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Amadeus

Jan 20, 2018
Filmed live.  Exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to...

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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Jan 21, 2018
What could be worse than a rainy day with nothing to do? How about the arrival of a cat with Thing One and Thing Two? Come along as Sally, her brother and...

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Gobsmacked!

Jan 24, 2018
Direct from sell-out shows in London and featuring the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee, Gobsmacked! is a new twist on a cappella shows that has...

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Decades Rewind

Jan 26, 2018
Take a trip down melody lane with Decades Rewind, a retro extravaganza of more than 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from some of the most...

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Black Violin

Feb 01, 2018
Take one violin, one viola, add a DJ and a drum kit, and you have the four forces needed to become Black Violin, the South Florida hip-hop, Brahms-playing...

Black Violin

Black Violin - Field Trip Grades 7-12 

Feb 01, 2018
Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their band, ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne...

William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant

Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant

Feb 02, 2018
"Take Me to the River reminds us where all the great music came from." — Boston Globe Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush...

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The Lightning Thief

Feb 03, 2018
Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. On top of that, Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school...

Steve Trash

Steve Trash: Ecology is Awesome - Field Trip Grades K-6

Feb 06, 2018
Focusing on pollution, conservation of natural resources and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world, STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an...

Judy Blume

Judy Blume: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great - Field Trip Grades 2-6

Feb 07, 2018
Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is… well, just plain painful! Sheila...

Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti

Feb 11, 2018
Tony®-winning actress Laura Benanti debuted on Broadway as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite the legendary Richard Chamberlain. Since then, her...

Jeremy McCarter

Jeremy McCarter

Feb 18, 2018
Co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the book Hamilton: The Revolution, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Jeremy McCarter’s extensive writing on...

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 02, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018
No one can do barely controlled chaos better than Mozart, and this uproarious sequel to The Barber of Seville features Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, and Rosina...

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A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory, photographer and filmmaker

Mar 08, 2018
Whether camping with wolves on Vancouver’s western beaches, pursuing peregrine falcons in London or filming leopards in the streets of Mumbai, Bertie...

Ana Gasteyer

Ana Gasteyer

Mar 18, 2018
When Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. The...

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Standing at the Water’s Edge with Cristina Mittermeier, marine biologist and photographer

Apr 03, 2018
Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected and the power to destroy when it is misused...

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Sons of Serendip

Apr 12, 2018
These America’s Got Talent finalists wowed audiences with their serene, ethereal interpretations of pop music using voice, harp, piano and cello. With...

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Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches

Apr 14, 2018
Filmed live.  Exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to...

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty

Apr 22, 2018
Take a heavy serving of Marilyn Monroe, mix it with a dollop of Dolly Parton and Christina Applegate then add a dash of Kristin Chenoweth and you’ll...

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Angels in America Part II: Perestroika

May 20, 2018
Filmed live.  Exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to...

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