Flock together for “Birds of a Feather” in Gulfport

Timed perfectly for Pride Month, Marc Acito’s play about a penguin two-dad family is a delight at Gulfport Community Players.

A&E, Interrupted: Cancellations & Postponements from dRTBest Bets Spring 2020

dRTBest Bets, the list of recommended arts & entertainment events that appears in each print edition of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, was compiled for the Spring 2020 print edition before the wave of postponements and cancellations that occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. In the list below, we provide updates about the events we […]

Patel Conservatory dancers wowed the crowd at the Broadway Ball.

Straz Center Broadway Ball 2019

Inspired by Disney’s Aladdin, which comes to the Straz Dec. 19-Jan. 5, the performing arts center’s annual Broadway Ball on Oct. 19 was redolent of Arabian Nights, complete with flowing satins, bejeweled turbans and lush brocades — and that was just the guests! Following cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Ruth Silbiger Lobby, attendees proceeded […]

Star turn: A chat with American Stage CEO Stephanie Gularte

https://www.facebook.com/dupregtampabay/videos/2527513714161366/ As I expected, it was a total pleasure to talk with the unfailingly articulate arts leader Stephanie Gularte of American Stage today on dRTB Live. Among the many highlights: • Her excellent answer to a question that’s been bugging me of late: Why do so many professional theater companies hereabouts feel it necessary to […]

The cast of "Pipeline." Photo: Joey Clay Photography.

dR Daily 1/23: Pipeline begins its run at American Stage

I started to read Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline in last month’s American Theatre magazine, which published the script in its entirety. Then I stopped. Not because I didn’t want to read it to the end — I did want to — but because I decided to wait and watch it unfold at American Stage, where it […]

Mimi and Rich Rice at home (with Tennessee Williams peeking over their shoulders). Photo by Tom Kramer.

Setting The Stage: Theater veterans Mimi & Rich Rice

How Did We Get Here? Photographer Tom Kramer and writer Mitzi Gordon want to know. In a new series for duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, they are charting the Bay area’s creative renaissance by meeting with transformative and inspiring arts leaders whose perspectives shed light on how the region shifted from sleepy suburbs to thriving cultural […]