Murder for Two

Mar 01, 2016 - May 01, 2016
Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the...

Who We Are: Faces of Tampa Bay

Apr 12, 2016 - May 31, 2016
The Straz Center has commissioned Who We Are: Faces of Tampa Bay, a free, outdoor photography exhibit featuring the work of internationally acclaimed...
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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Apr 26, 2016 - May 01, 2016
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting...

The Maids

Apr 27, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Based on a true story: two sisters ritualistically act out fantasies of committing a murder. Suspenseful, strange, and sexy, this potent and poetic...


Apr 30, 2016 - May 01, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 •    Fin Harp available all day •    Musical Bench available all day •  ...
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We Built This City

Apr 30, 2016 - May 01, 2016
THE STRAZ CENTER’S CONTRIBUTION TO RIVERFEST 2016 A giant public construction site on the Straz Center’ Riverwalk, We Built This City will...
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Tampa Bay Symphony Viennese Delights

May 01, 2016
On the Beautiful Blue Danube  -  Johann Strauss Young Artist Winner  -  TBD Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Opus 59 (1945) This is a...

Latin Nights

May 05, 2016
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

Soul Crooners 2

May 05, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Last year’s held-over hit Soul Crooners returns for another fun-filled blast of some of the greatest soul music ever made. Soul Crooners 2 celebrates...

Spring Choral Concert

May 05, 2016
Students of Patel Conservatory’s Vocal Arts program present pieces by American composers.  

Next Generation Ballet’s Giselle

May 06, 2016 - May 07, 2016
As George Balanchine said, “Like Hamlet, Giselle is a classic …people go to see Giselle and to see ballerinas dance it for the same reason we go...

Spring Instrumental Concert

May 06, 2016
Students of Patel Conservatory’s instrumental program including Chamber Strings, Chamber Winds and Jazz Ensemble present an evening of mixed repertoire...

Test Drive A Seat

May 07, 2016
TEST DRIVE A FLORIDA OPERA FESTIVAL SEAT! ONE DAY ONLY! 2 HOURS ONLY! Please join us for the Straz Center’s 2016-2017 Florida Opera Festival Test...
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Mother's Day Brunch

May 08, 2016
Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of delectable breakfast offerings including chef-attended omelette and carving stations, a bountiful...

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - Field Trip Grades 3-5

May 10, 2016
For 50 years, Jeff Brown’s literary phenomenon has been delighting readers all over the world. And now, Timothy Allen McDonald, the ...

Opera Tampa League 16-17 Sneak Peek Luncheon

May 12, 2016
Celebrate with the Opera Tampa League Board of Directors and Opera Tampa Managing Director Robin Stamper. Join us for lunch to say good-bye to our past...

Honors Recital

May 13, 2016
Enjoy the talents of youth and adult students who take music lessons with the artist-teachers of the Patel Conservatory. These performances feature musicians...
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Tango Caliente - The Florida Orchestra

May 13, 2016
Jeff Tyzik, conductor Malena Dayen, vocalist Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda, dancers Be transported by the sultry, sizzling and seductive sounds of the...

Patel Conservatory End of Year Celebration

May 14, 2016
This celebration of Patel Conservatory’s brightest and best are highlighted in our annual End-of-Year Celebration. Graduating senior musicians, Theater...

Private Lessons Recitals

May 14, 2016
Enjoy the talents of youth and adult students who take music lessons with the artist-teachers of the Patel Conservatory. These performances feature musicians...
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Sandi Sylver Puppet Show

May 14, 2016
Children and adults alike marvel at the master storytelling of ventriloquist and singer Sandi Sylver, whose shows blend puppets, stories and songs into an...

Hamlet Broadcast by National Theatre Live

May 15, 2016
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best British theater from the London stage to theaters around...


May 17, 2016 - May 22, 2016
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow.   With unforgettable songs and...

Hypnotized Live! starring Michael C. Anthony: SEE the Show or BE the Show

May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
HYPNOTIZED LIVE! starring Michael C. Anthony is a hilarious blend of the human psyche and interactive theater. Thirty willing volunteers will be hypnotized...

Dean Johanesen - Live & Local

May 21, 2016
5:45‐7:45PM After being in bands for many years with rotating members and differentiating musical influences, Johanesen decided to pursue a solo career. In...
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Tyrone Wells

May 23, 2016
Tall, talented and with the refreshing authenticity of Michael Franti, Tyrone Wells delivers catchy, toe-tapping songs with a loveable buoyancy from his...

Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives

May 26, 2016
Five-time Grammy® winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian Marty Stuart built a legacy from his mastery of...

The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody

May 31, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Brawls! Booze! Botox! The Realish Housewives of South Tampa: A Parody is coming to the Jaeb Theater. Get ready for some hometown reality in this totally...

Jersey Boys

Jun 01, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob...

Laughs For The Troops Presents The 2nd, Annual Funniest Night In America for PTSD Awareness

Jun 04, 2016

Latin Nights

Jun 16, 2016
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

Jr. Intensive and PCPD Intensive Showcase

Jun 24, 2016
Students from the Jr. Intensive and the PCPD Intensive share the stage in this showcase to display what they've learned during the intensives.

Showstoppers, Jr.

Jul 01, 2016
This junior version of Patel Conservatory's popular Showstoppers: A Musical Revue is an exciting afternoon of musical theater for our young performers.

Time Stands Still

Jul 06, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
By Donald Margulies A war photojournalist and her reporter boyfriend attempt to find happiness after returning from Iraq in a world that seems to have gone...

Patel Conservatory presents Les Miserables

Jul 07, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
“Do You Hear the People Sing?” In this professionally produced and student performed production of the world's longest running musical...

The Wizard of Oz

Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever...

Latin Nights

Jul 21, 2016
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody

Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Why so serious? From the madmen behind One-Man Star Wars and One-Man Lord of the Rings comes an irreverent parody and homage to the Dark Knight trilogy. Two...

Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert

Jul 22, 2016
Enjoy an evening of beautiful and exciting music as our Voice and Chamber Music Intensive students present a joint concert in Ferguson Hall. Join us for this...

Bring It! live

Jul 28, 2016
Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It!, will give fans the chance to become part of the action as they perform...

Patel Conservatory presents Disney's Cinderella KIDS

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
With a little help from her mice friends and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true in the Disney version of this rags-to...

Jazz Intensive Concert

Jul 29, 2016
The smooth stylings of summer jazz will be featured in this culminating performance from the students of the Patel Conservatory Summer Jazz Intensive as they...

Summer Fantasy

Jul 29, 2016
Next Generation Ballet will feature emerging dancers from around the Nation in a performance representing both classical and contemporary work. 200 dancers...

Sleeves Up, Pants Down: The Naked Magic Show

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show “The Naked Magic Show...

Summer Evening of Dance

Aug 05, 2016
The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program.

End-of-Summer Music Blowout

Aug 06, 2016
Students involved in our summer music programs show their talents at this blowout concert event.

Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: A Musical Revue

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016
Back by popular demand, Patel Conservatory students perform Broadway's greatest hits.

Latin Nights

Aug 18, 2016
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

Steve Martin’s The Underpants

Sep 09, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Jobsite’s 2009 production of comedian, writer, actor, director, playwright, banjo master, and original “wild and crazy guy” Steve Martin...

Latin Nights

Sep 15, 2016
Maestro's proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials...

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway

Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
THE ILLUSIONISTS, featuring the world’s greatest magicians, returns to The Straz with incredible new magic and illusions! This fast-paced, wildly...

Silly Sam the Music Man

Oct 08, 2016
Silly Sam’s Music Box is a magical treasure of wind instruments, strings, percussion and electronics in which kids connect with the wonders of sound...


Oct 14, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016
By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt  Four ferocious women front a savage six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie...

Twinkle and Friends

Oct 22, 2016
Twinkle brings you her colorful, high energy concert fusing education, language, arts and pop culture into the hottest kid’s phenomenon to hit the...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Nov 08, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY, is coming to Tampa! Hailed as “One of the...

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Nov 19, 2016
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by...

Into the Woods

Nov 29, 2016 - Dec 04, 2016

An American in Paris

Dec 20, 2016 - Dec 25, 2016
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new...

Forbidden Broadway

Jan 10, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
Forbidden Broadway is the longest-running musical revue in the world and “the funniest show in New York” (New Yorker Magazine). A favorite of all...

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Jan 13, 2017 - Feb 05, 2017
After a brief hiatus from the Bard in 2016, Jobsite is not only excited to bring back Shakespeare but to do so in another Cigar City setting: As You LikeIt...

Ocean Wild: The Lights Beneath the Seas

Jan 17, 2017
Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate...

Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet

Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 22, 2017
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers find themselves trapped in the deadly Montague-Capulet family feud. Defying family honor, they choose each other...


Jan 24, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning...


Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz …but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is...

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017
Forget the fairy godmother and glimmering glass slipper … this comedic turn on the cinder-tending heroine of the classic folktale features Cenerentola...

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Feb 21, 2017
Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered — larger than T. rex — and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric...

Katie Adams: Stories from the Sea

Feb 25, 2017
Splash into aquatic fun with storyteller Katie Adams. Get your toes wet and participate in folk tales from around the world: the hilarious Alligator and Hen,...

Something Rotten!

Mar 07, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom...

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara

Mar 17, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
Jobsite is over the moon to finally complete the trilogy from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter (Six Shooter, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) Martin...

Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions: My Search for Truth

Mar 28, 2017
Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one...

The House at Pooh Corner

Apr 02, 2017
Whether we are very young, or wise to the ways of the world, every so often each of us has to “get back to the House at Pooh Corner” to spend...


Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
Sometimes rejection feels like a knife in the heart, and no one knows that better than Puccini’s treacherous villain Scarpia when he sets his...

The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show

Apr 22, 2017
Children and adults alike marvel at the master storytelling of ventriloquist and singer Sandi Sylver, whose shows blend puppets, puppets, stories and songs...

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I

May 02, 2017 - May 07, 2017
“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal “SOMETHING WONDERFUL indeed...

Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

May 19, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
International award-winning playwright, poet, and film-maker Israel Horovitz calls the region and Jobsite Theater home for a portion of the year. Both he and...

Finding Neverland

May 30, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash...

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
An Under the Sea Sensation! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful Broadway hit is based on your favorite Disney film...

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Jobsite closes the season with a reimagining of what Creative Loafing decorated as a “Top 10 Play of the Decade!” In 2003, shortly after being...

Motown The Musical

Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
It began as one man’s story … became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American...

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