August, 2012
Night Life

In  order to read the complete story when it appeared, we've noted in parentheses the month of the archive for your easy reference.



Central Florida

Fantasyland Theatrical Productions at the POINTE Performing Arts Center (Ppac) in Orlando. Call the box office at 407-374-3587 or go to http://www.pointearts.org.

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra. Call 863-688-3743 or visit  www.imperialsymphony.org.


The Orlando Philharmonic:Sounds of Summer (Margeson)   On 8/6-Orlando Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra.  Call 407-770-0071 or go to www.OrlandoPhil.org.

The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's  Season: Goldman Theater:  Race-10/7–11/11; Titus Andronicus-3/2–4/28, 2013;  The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)-9/12–10/7; A Year With Frog And Toad-10/18–11/17; A Christmas Carol-11/ 28–12/ 30; Othello-1/ 23/2013–3/16; Sense and Sensibility-2/6–3/17; Mandell Studio Theater:  The Exit Interview-9/27 –10/ 21; The Odyssey-2/14 – 3/17, 2013; Playfest! The Harriett Lake Festival Of New Plays 11/1 & 4.
Go to  www.Orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700.

The Center for Dance at Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando. Call 407-695-8366, or go to www.TheCenterForDance.org

Bay Street Players brings newer works and alternative theatre to its audience. C Tickets are $20.00 except on Wednesday or Thursday when they are $17.00. Call 352-357-7777 or go to  http://www.baystreetplayers.org or http://mailto:boxoffice@baystreetplayers.org.

At the Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg, Call 352-787-3013 or go to www.melonpatch.org

Winter Park Playhouse: Nunsense: A Musical Comedy-8/2-25; Pete ‘n Keely -9/13-10/6; Steppin’ Out with Irving Berlin – 11/8-18 & 11/29-12/15; My Way-A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra on 1/24, 2013-2/16; The Kids Left, The Dog Died, Now What? 3/7-24 & 4/3-6; All Night Strut – 4/18-5/11. Call 407-645-0145 or visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org.


(West) Central Florida

At Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater (REH):  Opening Night: Beethoven to Bernstein-10/14; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto-10/28; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 -11/11; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 –12/9; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 – 1/13. Pops Series: Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience –11/4; Magical Movie Music-11/25; Holiday Pops!-12/23; Jump, Jive an’ Wail-1/6; Coffee Series. Call 727-892-3337 or 800-662-7286. Go to www.floridaorchestra.org.

At Progress Energy Center for the Arts–Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg (MAH)- (June archive)  is located at 400 1st St SE. $5 parking garage. Ledisi with Eric Benet-8/4; Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn: the Dream Tour-8/16; Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition-10/6; Tap Dogs: The Hottest Show on Legs–11/8; Jack Hanna-12/30; Mavis Staples-1/19; China National Symphony-1/23; The Boston Pops Presents the Streisand Songbook –3/6; Canadian Brass-3/15. Call 727-892-5798 or go to www.themahaffey.com.Opening Night: Beethoven to Bernstein–10/13; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto-10/27; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7-11/10; Brahm’s Double Concerto-11/20, 12/1 & 2; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 –12/8; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 –1/12; Pops Series: Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience-11/3; Magical Movie Music-11/25; Holiday Pops!-12/22; Jump, Jive an’ Wail-1/5; Morning Masterworks: Brahms’ Double Concerto – 11/30; Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet–1/25. Coffee Concerts: Music of the Homeland-11/1; Winter Wonderland–12/20; Symphonic Shakespeare–1/3; An Intimate Collaboration at The Studio @ 620 (620 First Avenue, St. Petersburg.)Call 727-892-3337 or 800-662-7286. Go to www.floridaorchestra.org.



At the St. Pete Times Forum, for tickets, call 800-745-3000, go to www.ticketmaster.com. For group discounts on orders of 20 tickets or more, contact 866-248-8740, ext 103.

At David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Carol Morsani Hall (CMH) in Tampa:  Opening Night: Beethoven to Bernstein-10/12; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 -11/9; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 -12/7. Pops in the Park;  Pops Series: Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience–11/2; Magical Movie Music–11/23; Holiday Pops!-12/21. Jump, Jive an’ Wail-1/4. In Ferguson Hall (FH): Sibelius’ Violin Concerto-10/26; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 –1/11. Call 727-892-3337 or 800-662-7286 or go to www.floridaorchestra.org.

Southwest Florida
The Naples Philharmonic Center Cultural Complex is your one-stop destination for the best of the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. Home to the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, it presents  a wide variety of world-class entertainment:  dance, opera, classical music, Broadway hits, cabaret, jazz, rock, comedy, etc.  It is located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard.  Call 239-597-1900 or 800-597-1900 or go to www.The Phil.org.

Carreno Dance Festival in Sarasota:  All performances are at The Sarasota Opera House. Festival of Stars: 8/24 at 7pm, and 8/25 at 2:30 pm. ($65, $55, & $20). Junior Stars of Tomorrow: 8/18 at 11am followed by Luncheon in the Opera House Courtyard at 1pm. (Prices including Luncheon-$45-adults, $25-under age 17; performance only-$30 Adults; $15 under age 17). General Admission Seating - No Reserved Seats. Order by Phone (Sarasota Opera Box Office at 941-328-1300), online at www.sarasotaopera.org/carrenofestival.aspx.  For additional details, www.carrenodancefestival.com

The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre  is located at 25 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota.  All Shook Up -thru 9/2. Go to http://www.thegoldenapple.com, call 941-366-5454,  or 800-652-0920.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (January Archive) in Sarasota presents Nate Jacobs’ '50s Jukebox Revue, runs from 11/16–12/16; Jitney is from 1/4 -2/ 3. Soul Crooners 2 (songs from the ‘70s) is 2/22 -3/24, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues on 4 /12 -5/ 12. All shows Tue-Sat begin at 8 pm. Sun matinees are at 2 pm. Season tickets are $75, single tickets are $28. Go to www.wbttsrq.org or call  941-366-1505.

The Sarasota Opera House (March Archive) is located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue. The Fall Season begins 10/26-11/12 with Rigoletto; and on 11/10 & 11 with Little Nemo in Slumberland. Parking garages are nearby. Call 941-328-1300 or go to www.sarasotaopera.org.


The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (November Archive) in Fort Myers presents their main stage season: Grease-thru 8/18; Puss in Boots (selected matinees in July & August.) Caught in the Net-thru 8/18. Prices $27-51. Call 239-278-4422 or go to www.BroadwayPalm.com
Southeast Florida

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.  Call 1-800-572-8471 or 561-832-7469 or go to www.Kravis.org