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Stage Planner: 'Informed Consent' at American Stage, 'A Skull in Connemara' at Jobsite

BOUNDARY ISSUES: INFORMED CONSENT In 1989, Arizona State University researchers entered into a research project with a group of American Indians living in the Grand Canyon area. The search for a genetic marker to Type 2 diabetes was unsuccessful. The scientists later used leftover blood samples for other studies, a …


  1. Tall ship replica in St. Pete is the stage of a 'spectacle opera'


    Clearly, something's afoot. But there is no sign. No buckskin-clad actor passing out handbills or selling glow-in-the-dark swords. Think a little harder and the conclusion becomes obvious: This must be some kind of traveling theater company, probably about to put on a rock opera of some kind that involves aerial acts in …

    Members of the Caravan Stage Company who are also crew members of the Amara Zee, an 85-foot-long replica of a 19th century Thames River sailing barge, rehearse for upcoming performances April 4th through 8th. Audience members can watch from Poynter Park in St. Petersburg. The crew and ship have traveled the world. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  2. Live Oak Theater production of 'The Wizard of Oz' opens Friday


    BROOKSVILLE — "I'll get you my pretty ... and your little dog, too!"

    The wonderful land of Oz comes to life when the Live Oak Theatre production of 'The Wizard of Oz' opens this weekend at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville. Terry Edwards, left, plays the Tinman, and Lexi Allocco performs as Dorothy. [Photo by Gwyneth Mitten]
  3. Performance artist squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete — then he'll wash your dishes

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Curtis Bryant was walking alone Friday morning along Central Avenue when he saw a sign outside the Morean Arts Center reading "free juice."

    Orlando-based artist Brian Feldman squeezes Florida oranges into juice, Friday, 3/24/17 at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, as part of the "Fresh Squeezed, Emerging Artists in Florida" exhibit. Feldman is one of six Florida artists whoes work is on display through April 30th. On Friday, Feldman squeezed Florida orange juice for visitors who created drawings of oranges and other citrus scenes. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  4. Valrico's Village Players bring Dr. Seuss to life


    VALRICO — Dr. Suess's Horton Hears A Who and other beloved classics will be brought to life starting Friday (March 31) by the Village Players as they perform Suessical The Musical at the James McCabe Theater, 506 Fifth St.

    Horton the elephant and other Dr. Suess characters will be brought to the stage by the Village Players as they present Suessical the Musical starting Friday at the James McCabe Theater.
  5. At 100, Tampa's opera king Anton Coppola celebrates a life's work


    Anton Coppola was 10 when they died in the electric chair.

    Maestro Anton Coppola conducts during a rehearsal in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]
  6. Stage Planner: St. Pete native comes home with Momix, Anton Coppola turns 100



    For one member of the acrobatic dance troupe Momix, this tour date is a stopover close to home. Autumn Burnette, right, who performs a variety of gravity-defying feats, was born in St. Petersburg 30 years ago.

    Autumn Burnette, who studied gymnastics and dance at Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, joined the MOMIX dance troupe in 2010.
  7. Happy Birthday, maestro Anton Coppola. A look back at 100 years.


    We're going to need a bigger cake. An operatically-sized cake, you could say.

    Maestro Anton Coppola will celebrate his 100th birthday by conducting a concert of his own compositions at the Straz on Saturday.
  8. Review: Engaging premise goes to waste in American Stage's 'Informed Consent'



    From its unveiling nearly a year ago as part of the current American Stage season, Informed Consent showed promise.

    Juliana Davis, center, turns in a solid performance as Jillian, the only character invested with any kind of nuance.
  9. Gay Men's Chorus brings 'It Gets Better' to Straz


    At 13, Tyler Houston was outed by a family member who'd read his personal diary. By 16, he was kicked out of his father's house for being gay. He was stuck in a small, conservative town.

    Tyler Oldham, Josh Skidmore and Jason Currie in 'It Gets Better' at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 10th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
  10. Review: Jobsite's 'A Skull in Connemara' digs deep in delightful whodunit


    TAMPA — Some things should be shrouded in mystery, and it's probably best that we can only ponder where Martin McDonagh received his inspiration for writing A Skull in Connemara.

    Brian Shea, left, plays Mick Dowd, an Irish gravedigger, and Brandon Mauro plays Mairtin Hanlon, Mick’s sidekick, in Jobsite’s production of A Skull in Connemara.
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