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By Terra Budary On Thursday, June 29th, 2017

‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: Minions steal the show in another ‘delightful’ story about families

Illumination continues to grow their Despicable Me franchise, with their third film, Despicable Me 3, hitting theaters this weekend. DP3 begins as the world’s most mediocre villain, Gru, is now the world’s More...

By Terra Budary On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Bolshoi’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is a ‘must see’

Fathom Events partnered with Bolshoi Ballet to bring their 2017 live performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” to theaters around the world. While the theater audience awaited the beginning More...

By Terra Budary On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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‘The Good Dinosaur’: Pixar amazes again, but a predictable story

Imagine a world in which the dinosaurs were not extinct; a world in which dinosaurs are farmers and ranchers. A world where humans are the critters. This is the setting for The Good Dinosaur. This captivating coming More...

By Terra Budary On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Verdi’s ‘Otello’ by The Met is an intense drama to captivate audiences

Giuseppe Verdi was coaxed out of retirement to write the opera Otello, an intense version of Shakespeare’s Othello. It premiered on February 5, 1887. The orchestra for this production was conducted by Yannick More...

By Terra Budary On Thursday, June 4th, 2015

‘Menopause The Musical’ Review: Great laughs, ton of fun

Cindy Williams, best known for playing Shirley Feeney on Lavern & Shirley, hosted the evening. She warmed up the crowd with a quick menopause driven stand-up routine. Hand fans in the fashion of which I remember More...

By Terra Budary On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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‘Tomorrowland’ review: Great visuals, humor highlight family film on optimism

Inside each of us there are two wolfs. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humanity, kindness, empathy, and truth. Which More...

By Terra Budary On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Anniversary screening of ‘The Sound of Music’ is ‘seeing for the first time’

The Sound of Music was produced by Robert Wise in 1965. His hard work won the 1966 Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director. These were among the five Oscars and two Golden Globes awarded to the film and people More...

By Terra Budary On Friday, September 19th, 2014

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ review: Gillian Anderson headlines a ‘captivating’ event

Broadcast live from the Young Vic theater in the UK, presented across the globe via Fathom Events,  A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, was truly amazing. The stage was More...

By Terra Budary On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tamara Nolin delights crowd in Patel Conservatory’s ‘Hairspray’

Hairspray, Broadway’s Big Fat Musical Comedy Hit, opened to a sold out show. The energy in the crowd was palatable as people tittered on the edge of their seats waiting for it to start. The stage was set with More...

By Terra Budary On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

‘Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome’ is a great time for the family

Fans of Hot Wheels will have a great time at Fathom’s new Team Hot Wheels event. This special event opened with an inside look at the movie’s development. The viewer got to see the Hot Wheels develop from More...

By Terra Budary On Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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Review: ‘The Little Princess’ at Patel Conservatory, ‘exuberant and engaging’

The cast and musicians of A Little Princess lit up the TECO Theater in this great rendition of a classic story. Their exuberance could be felt in the intimate setting, bringing laughter and tears as the audience More...

By Terra Budary On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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‘Little Mermaid Jr’ brings the Disney classic to life with a junior cast in the Patel Conservatory’s ‘fast and fun’ performance

For me personally, thoughts of the The Little Mermaid bring back memories of laying on the floor with my cousins at my grandparents’ house on long lazy summer days. I was the right age for the longing of something More...

By Terra Budary On Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Review ‘S Wonderful,’ The New Gershwin Musical

Tonight I attended ‘S Wonderful, a musical that highlighted the Gershwin Brother’s music in 5 mini-musicals. The Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and proved to be a lovely, intimate venue, More...

By Terra Budary On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Broadway’s ‘Sister Act’ brings the Whoopi Goldberg film to life on stage

The Broadway Show based on the popular 1992 film Sister Act comes to Tampa this week, showing at the Straz Center through Sunday, December 16. (Tickets and more info here) The first Act opened with excitement as More...



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