Got an itch to do stand-up? Check out local open mic nights including The Iberian Rooster, Ruby’s Elixir or take an improv class at the American Stage, Catch a show at Coconuts Comedy Club @ MJ’s (St. Pete Beach), SideSplitter’s Comedy Club (Tampa) or Snapper’s Grill & Comedy Club (Palm Harbor)
Improv Comedy Theater
September 7 & 8
21 & over
September 6 – September 13 – Get Tickets
September 9 – Family Funk Jam 7:30 opener – 9:00 Headliner
September 10 – Shawn Brown with special guest Latraia Savage
7:309 opener – 9:00 Headliner
STAR POWER @THE STRAZ : The big news? The Broadway musical blockbuster Hamilton is coming to The Straz in 2019!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it’s coming to Tampa!
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!
Intended for mature audiences.
SEP 29, 2018
Fiery violinist Lucia Micarelli made her international name as a soloist with Josh Groban’s world tours —but her role as “Annie” on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Treme made her a celebrity. Micarelli debuted as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra at six years old, quickly becoming a sensation throughout the islands. She studied at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, there under the tutelage of Pinchas Zukerman, before landing a spot with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that led to Groban’s tour. A technical wizard, a performance marvel, Micarelli’s towering stage presence keeps critics in awe and audiences on their feet.
12th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit
SEP 15, 2018
Laugh until your stomach hurts. That’s what local premier comedy fundraiser, Crackup Cancer, gives you. Oh, and by the way, 100% of the profits of the show go directly to help local cancer patients and their families. In its 12th year, Crackup Cancer Comedy Benefit, continues to delight and provide some of the best laughs at the best prices anywhere. This year will be no different as the show will feature comics Kevin Rogers, Rahn Hortman, and “Best of the Bay” Al Romas. Crack up Cancer is also proud to feature two national headliners this year, including Vanessa Hollingshead of NYC, credits include Vagina Monologues on Broadway, and Pat Godwin, as featured on Last Comic Standing. Tickets start at $30, preferential seating at $50, and an exclusive VIP reception with food, drinks and meet the comics prior to the show will be $150. Profits this year benefit local organizations Cure on Wheels, Beat NB, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, and the Livestrong Foundation Grant through the YMCA.
Amalie Arena amaliearena.com
Sep 7, 2018 — 8:00 PM
Scorpions and Queensryche
Sep 14, 2018 — 8:00 PM
Nick Cannon: Wild N Out Live
Sep 16, 2018 — 8:00 PM
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts –MAHAFFEY THEATER
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 7:30PM – Dr. Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life Tour – An Antidote to Chaos – Tickets start at $38.50
Dr. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the million-plus selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jan 2018, Penguin Books), which has been a Number 1 bestseller in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands and Brazil, and which is now slated to be translated into 40 languages. His now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (just released as an audiobook) offers a revolutionary take on the psychology of religion, and the hundred or more scientific papers he published with his colleagues and students have substantively advanced the modern understanding of creativity and personality.
He is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing professors and was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize as a Harvard professor. His classroom lectures on mythology and the psychology of religion, based on Maps of Meaning, were turned into a popular 13-part TV series on TVO.
The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College
June 29-7/8 St. Petersburg Opera: Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man
RUTH ECKERD HALL www.rutheckerdhall.com
THE CAPITAL THEATER
TAMPA THEATRE www.tampatheatre.org
AMALIE ARENA www.amaliearena.com
FLORIDA ORCHESTRA www.floridaorchestra.org; 727.892.3337