Live Performances Return to the Straz

Audiences can once again enjoy live performances on a small scale.

The Straz Center has developed health and safety protocols in accordance with CDC and OSHA guidelines, while also consulting with medical experts from Tampa General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, the University of Pennsylvania and The George Washington University. Temperature checks, mandatory face masks and socially distanced seating options are just a few precautions the Straz is taking to keep patrons safe. For a complete list of safety protocols, visit https://strazcenter.org/Plan-Your-Visit/COVID-19-safety-precautions.

Below is a list of some of their initial offerings, including a few holiday favorites.

Always … Patsy Cline / A Straz Center Production
Dates: Nov 05-22 and Dec. 3-6
Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.
Location: Jaeb Theater
Seating options: Tables which seat up to four people ($99.50); pairs of seats in the mezzanine ($55.50); a limited number of single seats are available in the balcony ($35.50).

This Straz Center production is based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk. Complete with down-home country humor and heart, this musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.”

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Dates: Nov 11, 17, 18 and Dec. 1-2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jaeb Theater
Seating options: Tables which seat up to four people ($99.50); pairs of seats in the mezzanine ($55.50); a limited number of single seats are available in the balcony for ($35.50).

Some 28 years after the Rodney King riots, Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person masterpiece continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of our current times. Jobsite Ensemble member and nationally recognized spoken word artist Andresia Moseley breathes new life into Smith’s multi-character script based on the testimonies of those who were there. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is a Straz Center and Jobsite co-production.

Home for the Holidays
Dates: Dec. 18-20
Time: Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.
Location: Jaeb Theater
Seating options: Tables which seat up to four people ($99.50); pairs of seats in the mezzanine ($55.50); a limited number of single seats are available in the balcony for ($35.50).

Home for the Holidays is the perfect concert to conjure up the Christmas spirit. Join the Opera Tampa Singers as they perform holiday favorites that will have you singing along, and reminiscing of holidays past as new memories are being made.

Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker Outdoor Wonderland
Dates: Dec. 11-23
Time: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Location: Outdoor – Straz Center Campus
Seating options: $33.50 for children 17 & under. Adults start at $48.50

Next Generation Ballet®’s Nutcracker Outdoor Wonderland is an outdoor performance event, re-imagines the traditional holiday favorite through an immersive experience that will lead the audience through all the memorable moments of the ballet while strolling through the Straz Center campus. Created by NGB Artistic Director Philip Neal and his team of dance magicians, Nutcracker Outdoor Wonderland will feature the NGB’s award-winning dancers … along with a special visit from Santa.

By Karen Ring

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