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“Nutcracker” not what Tampa family expected at all

A family’s visit to the Straz Center last night ended in disappointment after this season’s premiere performance of “The Nutcracker,” the 1892 two-act ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky that has become a treasured holiday classic. “Oh yeah? ‘Treasured holiday classic’, huh?” said 14-year-old Devin…

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Straz’s Post-Election Party 70% More Fun Than Castor’s

Wright’s Gourmet House – Hillsborough County – Wednesday 4.24.2019 In spite of losing the Tampa mayoral run off election by a staggering margin, David Straz’s post-election party was still more fun than the soirée thrown by winner Jane Castor. “I’m a bajilionaire! Did you think we weren’t going to party tonight, no matter what?” asked…

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Straz Center Announces Hamilton Ticket Scavenger Hunt

Downtown Tampa – Tampa – Thursday, 2.7.2019 The biggest Broadway musical in recent history is coming to Tampa, and for those not lucky enough to score full price or lottery tickets, there is still a chance to attend.  Straz Center confirmed today that they have hidden an envelope containing two decent seats to Hamilton’s opening night…

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