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Fellow musicians and friends perform original clarinet-bassoon composition

SMOKIN' DUO: PREMIUM BLEND Florida Orchestra musicians Brian Moorhead and Mark Sforzini sat next to each other for 15 years. Moorhead was the orchestra's principal clarinet, Sforzini its principal bassoon. They knew each other's moves so well, they gave their musical partnership a name: "Premium Blend." "You can be …

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  1. Opera legend Sherrill Milnes keeps a quieter profile in Palm Harbor

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    TARPON SPRINGS — The soprano sang an aria from The Marriage of Figaro about lost love, but she could have been asking the devil not to steal her soul. A couple dozen opera fans watched, including a silver-haired man with leonine features leaning back in his chair.

    American operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes, right, critiques a performance by Mariana Carnovali, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Opera Voice competition on Monday  at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
  2. Fellow musicians and friends perform original clarinet-bassoon composition

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    SMOKIN' DUO: PREMIUM BLEND

    Florida Orchestra musicians Brian Moorhead and Mark Sforzini sat next to each other for 15 years. Moorhead was the orchestra's principal clarinet, Sforzini its principal bassoon. They knew each other's moves so well, they gave their musical partnership a name: "Premium …

    Brian Moorhead
  3. Innovocative Theatre company debuts with workmanlike production of 'Proof'

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    TAMPA — A new company debuts with Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer-winning play. Innovocative Theatre, founded by Dunedin native Staci Sabarsky, is currently running productions out of Stageworks Theatre space. Sabarsky also directs and performs in the show.

    Dennis Duggan plays Robert Marie-Claude Tremblay plays Catherine in Innovocative Theatre's first production, Proof, by David Auburn. Photo courtesy of Staci Sabarsky.
  4. Daniel Lipton resigns as artistic director of Opera Tampa

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    TAMPA — Daniel Lipton has resigned as artistic director of Opera Tampa, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts announced.

    Daniel Lipton took over the post when 17-year director Anton Coppola retired in 2012 at age 95.
  5. Review: Time, gender, ethnicity play musical chairs in Jobsite's farcical 'Cloud Nine'

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    TAMPA — Seven actors and a doll play 17 roles in Cloud Nine, Jobsite Theater's last production of the season. The farce by British playwright Caryl Churchill was a local hit in 2003, one that helped establish Jobsite as the resident theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, in part …

    Plantation owner Clive (played respectably by Giles Davies, right) controls everyone, including wife Betty (David M. Jenkins, left).
  6. New theater company, Innovocative Theatre, opens at Stageworks with 'Proof'

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    MEET INNOVOCATIVE THEATRE: PROOF

    Dennis Duggan plays Robert while Marie-Claude Tremblay plays his daughter Catherine in the play Proof at Innovocative Theatre.
  7. Review: Big wigs and bigger thinking shape Freefall's 'Marie Antoinette'

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Freefall Theatre's Marie Antoinette takes audiences back in time and maybe forward. This interpretation of David Adjmi's play casts the historically maligned title character as a real person while not diminishing the vacuous detachment the world saw, perhaps rightly, as arrogance.

    Lucas Wells as King Louis XVI, left, and Megan Rippey as Marie Antoinette in Freefall Theatre’s “Marie Antoinette.”
  8. American Stage delivers a smart look at relationships in 'Sex With Strangers'

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    ST. PETERSBURG — As might be inferred from the title, Sex With Strangers is about seduction.

    Novelist Olivia (Carey Urban) and sex blogger Ethan (Ben Williamson) try to reinvent themselves online while navigating a new relationship.
  9. The best things on stage this week: Sarasota Improv Festival, Puddles Pity Party

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    SARASOTA IMPROV FESTIVAL: BLANK! The Musical

    BLANK! The Musical, an improv troupe based in Chicago and New York, will perform at the Sarasota Improv Festival July 14 and 15 at Florida Studio Theatre.
  10. Review: 'The Little Mermaid' at the Straz has something for kids and adults

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    TAMPA — Like the pre-fixed ideas Disney's the Little Mermaid tries to fight, the show itself resists labeling.

    Diana Huey plays Ariel in the title role of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, at the Straz Center July 11-16, 2017. Courtesy of the Straz Center.