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Straz Center Announces June Lineup

The Sound of Music, June 5-10, Morsani Hall, Tue.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $31-$83. The hills are alive! The brand new production of The Sound of Music is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®- winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Patel Conservatory presents Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert, June 8, Ferguson Hall, Fri. 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $15. Choral and chamber music intensive students will present a joint concert, bringing their two weeks of concentrated study and rehearsal to the stage. New works and traditional favorites of choral music, string chamber music and works for combined orchestra and choir will be presented.

Dancing at Lughnasa, June 13-July 8, Shimberg Playhouse, Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $29.50. Memories and storytelling interweave into a stunning portrayal of provincial Irish life for five unmarried women in the summer of 1936. Michael Evans, now a grown man, recalls this life-changing summer: he is seven years old, in the care of his unmarried mother and her four sisters – as his father and radicalized uncle unexpectedly return during the pagan festival of Lughnasa. Their arrival upends the already precarious existence of wild Irish women tethered to a Catholic-controlled life in post-war Ireland. The summer colors Michael’s world forever after. Winner of both the Tony® and Olivier awards for Best Play, Brian Friel’s autobiographically-inspired work captures the confounding tension between the free-spirited lyricism of the Irish soul and the harsh boundaries of religious and colonial rules. Presented by Jobsite Theater.

Patel Conservatory presents Junior Intensive Showcase, June 14, Morsani Hall, Thurs. 4:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $12. The two-week summer Junior Intensive culminates in a performance to showcase the dance skills these students have learned in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary.

Patel Conservatory presents Shakespeare Intensive performance, June 14, Jaeb Theater, Thurs. 7 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $7.50. FREE outdoor performance on June 15, Riverwalk Tent, Fri. at 2 p.m. With the completion of a one-week intensive, students in grades nine through college will present a workshop performance of scenes, monologues, sonnets and an abridged one-act Shakespearean play.

Patel Conservatory presents The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, June 14-17, TECO Theater, Thurs. – Fri. 7 p.m., Sat.- Sun. 1 and 4 p.m. with a sensory friendly performance on Sat. at 1 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $15-$20. Performed by students in grades three through eight, Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl, along with her friends the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, journey through the land of Oz and discover there truly is no place like home.

The Illusionists™ – Live from Broadway™, June 15-17, Morsani Hall, Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $35-$95. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists™ – Live From Broadway™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Latin Nights, June 21, Maestro’s Restaurant, Thurs. 9 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $15. Maestro’s proudly presents its Latin Nights series, an evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Dance guidance provided by Simone Amaral of Simone Salsa dance studios.

Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour, June 22, Morsani Hall, Fri. 8 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $34.25. Radio DJ. Stand-up comedian. Best-selling author. Chart-topping recording artist. TV personality. Philanthropist. Bobby Bones has built his career on the ability to multi-task. Channeling humor, honesty and hard work, he’s also built the largest nationally-syndicated morning show in country radio – The Bobby Bones Show. Now Bobby hits the road with his brand-new stand-up act after 2017’s sold out Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour. New jokes, new show, same warped mind.

Menopause The Musical®, June 27-July 1, Ferguson Hall, Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m.; Regularly priced tickets are $39.25-$64.25. Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

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