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By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Live-action ‘Snow White’ film adds Marc Webb to direct

Disney’s live-action remake project list is still very lengthy and their first film, the classic Snow White, just took a huge step forward with news that The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is set to More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Straz Center hosts Broadway Star of the Future Awards on June 2 with Eric Peterson

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts honors Tampa Bay area high school theater students and programs in its Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase, June 2, in Ferguson Hall. This Tony Awards® inspired More...

By Sierra Jones On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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‘Magic Tree House, Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’: A Fun Show for All Ages

The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presented Magic Tree House: Dinosaur’s Before Dark KIDS, based on the award-winning Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osborne. The acting troupe was comprised More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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‘On Your Feet’ Coming to Sarasota in December

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is pleased to announce that the Sarasota engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! – based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY®-winning international superstar Gloria More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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‘Something Rotten!’ Coming to Sarasota January 7 and 8

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, the Sarasota premiere of the completely original new musical, Something Rotten!, opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, January More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ Coming to Sarasota December 22

Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly into Sarasota at the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The King and I’ Premieres December 4 and 5

NETworks Presentations announces that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award®–winning Lincoln Center Theater More...

By Red Diogenes On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Disney’s first look at the live-action ‘Aladdin’ film, poster and Mena Messoud

Tapping in on their successful trend of remaking their animated classics into live-action blockbuster hits, Disney will now try their hand at Aladdin with director Guy Ritchie and Will Smith starring in the role More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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‘Mamma Mia’ returning to cinemas to celebrate the 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since “Mamma Mia!” became one of the most successful movie musicals in history, and since everyone loves a party – especially one filled with ABBA music – Fathom Events and Universal More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Fathom Events to bring ‘Bandstand’ musical back to cinemas

Due to the success of the initial theatrical release, Fathom Events is bringing “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen” back to cinemas nationwide on November 15 and 19 in celebration of Veterans Day.  More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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‘Iron Fist’ season 2 preview with Christine Toy Johnson, teasing Sherry Yang, costumes, action, ‘Come From Away’ and ‘You’

Marvel’s Netflix expands with the second season of Iron Fist and actress Christine Toy Johnson teases the new season, the action, her appearances on the show and filming in New York. Christine Toy Johnson More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 19th, 2018
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Disney’s new live-action ‘Aladdin’ will have new songs from ‘Greatest Showman’ duo

From La La Land to The Greatest Showman, songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are adding another amazing film to their resume with Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin. In fact, Variety reports that More...

By Red Diogenes On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Emily Blunt dances in new ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ image

Disney has a new remake set for Christmas, Mary Poppins Returns, a new film starring Emily Blunt as the whimsical nanny. Blunt stars in a new pic, teasing a musical number and dance sequence. Set some 25-odd years More...

By Guest Author On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again’ fails to bring back that the fun, happy sensation of the original

How is a fan of musicals not giving Mamma Mia! 2 a higher rating than 3 out of 5 stars?  A fan of Abba? The girl who has spent the last 2 days singing the songs from the original film?!?!   Well, because I’ve More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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‘Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical’ Encore in Theaters July 26 and 28

Due to popular demand and record-breaking cinematic screenings in 2017, “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” makes its way back to the big screen for a two-day summer encore event. Captured live at the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ Returns to Theaters June 3 and 6

Writer-director Mel Brooks’ comedy masterpiece The Producers returns to movie theaters for two days only on June 3 and 6 as a part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. Mel Brooks fans new and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Broadway Musical ‘Bandstand’ Premieres in Cinemas This Summer

“Bandstand,” Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor’s Broadway musical directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will bring high-octane, heart-stopping, spectacular More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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‘Peter Pan Jr’ coming to Patel Conservatory on April 26 thru April 29

The Patel Conservatory will present Disney’s Peter Pan, JR., April 26-29 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater. This timeless musical tells the tale of a place where dreams are born and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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New ‘Lion King’ live-action film will have four songs from original, one new Elton John, Beyonce song for the credits

The Jungle Book placed fifth in the top ten highest-grossing films of 2016,  Beauty and the Beast was the second highest-grossing movie of last year, so a Lion King project seems poised for great success. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Review: impressive and fun musical with serious messages

This perspective comes from a reviewer who does NOT care for Musicals. Sure, I can still appreciate a good film, but Grease, The Sound of Music or West Side Story aren’t getting screened regularly in my house. More...


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