Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Spring Awakening opens in San Francisco

Check out this story on MerucryNews.com. Then you can head over to TBPAC.ORG to hear samples of the music, watch a video and learn how you can save 50% off select seats!

Take advantage before the offer expires!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cheech and Chong light up TBPAC on 9/28

Cheech and Chong come to TBPAC's Morsani Hall on 9/28 with their Light Up America ... tour.

Onsale information:

Music Today and Tier 1 TBPAC donors: 8/26 at 12n
Tier 2 TBPAC donors: 8/27 at 12n
General public: 8/29 at 4:20pm

Tickets are $39.50 and $59.50.

This show was just added to a whole slate of great stand-up comedians and spoken word artists coming up at the end of Sept./start of oct. including:

Margaret Cho - 9/25
Henry Rollins - 9/29
Lewis Black - 10/3
Joel McHale - 10/4

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tomorrow: Test Drive Your Seats

Do you need to see it and feel it to believe it?

Come visit us on Sat., Aug. 23 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

All seats still available for season tickets will be marked with checkered flags ready for you to take for a spin. You can take one – or 21! – for a test drive and then decide which seat will give you the perfect view to experience the best of Broadway next season. The 2008-2009 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series includes The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, Frost/Nixon, The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands, Fiddler on the Roof and Waist Watchers, The Calorie-Free Musical.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jobsite Theater scores solid reviews for Embedded

Embedded is on stage now in the Shimberg Playhouse through Aug. 31. Check out the reviews that have published in the past two days. Follow the links for the full articles:
" ... the play is harsh, unrelenting, at times grotesque and exceedingly refreshing. In a more perfect universe, every city would have a theater troupe that performed plays like Embedded every time there was a national crisis ... See it before the Constitution goes the way of the Geneva Conventions ... If you don't believe that the live theater can be a potent political instrument, see this play and change your mind." - Creative Loafing

"Jobsite Theat[er] could not have picked a finer show than "Embedded" to close out the 2007-08 season. Written by Tim Robbins, this was, by far, Jobsite's best production ... "Embedded" is a creative, original and intelligent play that lingers long after the curtain goes down." - The Tampa Tribune

"... the script and the production both fare best during the very human vignettes ... A touching opening scene has soldiers saying goodbye to their loved ones as they go off to war. One of the few ethical reporters, played appealingly by Meg Heimstead, recounts with fear and sadness an errant bomb attack. A fictionalized account of the Jessica Lynch story, with a poignant performance by Betty-Jane Parks, is perhaps the show's most profound and effective anti-war statement ... Some of the best acting comes during those repeated segments with the presidential advisers. Even though the actors' faces are hidden behind masks ... their gestures are phenomenally evocative." - St. Pete Times
And for those interested, here's the TV spot:

Full disclosure: I am also the Producing Artistic Director of Jobsite and one of the co-directors of the show.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tue. Mamma Mia! show cancelled due to Fay

Because of the threat from Fay, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center has canceled the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., performance of Mamma Mia!

TBPAC staff members will contact ticketholders to move their tickets into another one of this week’s performances of Mamma Mia! The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 24.

If there is a price difference between the original seats and the new ones, patrons will be refunded the difference through their original point and method of purchase.

True to the old showbiz motto “the show must go on,” it is anticipated that performances will fully resume on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The Ticket Office is scheduled to open at noon that day and can be contacted at 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045.

A decision will be made later this evening on whether the TBPAC Ticket Office and administrative offices will be open on Tuesday.

For more information about this cancellation and the remaining performances of Mamma Mia! at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, please visit TBPAC.ORG.

Mamma Mia! student rush offer!

Mamma Mia! Student Rush: Get 50% off tickets to the Tue. - Thu. Mamma Mia! performances. This offer is valid as of 90 minutes to curtain on up to 2 tickets by presenting your student ID at the TBPAC Ticket Office window. Excludes price level 1. Not valid on prior sales or in conjunction with any other offer. Sorry, no rain checks.

1st 0809 Club Jaeb show - Tracy Grammer

Now that the season has been announced, here's a link to a cool blog from our first 0809 Club Jaeb artist, Tracy Grammer.

Don't forget, this is one of the shows you can get the Early Bird Special to!

TBPAC 0809 Early Bird Specials!


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Plaidtastic version of Bleeding Love

The Plaids, Edna and a chicken present a digital short.

Ok, so maybe I don't get the chicken.

Forever Plaid closes Sunday. Get in while you still can!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forever Plaid to the Silver Screen

Check out this story on Playbill.com on the film version of Forever Plaid, coming soon to a theater near you. The live show was filmed on a CBS soundstage and features the "celestial" voice of David Hyde Pierce.

You can also see it live if you hurry, the show closes in the Jaeb Theater on Sunday.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jennifer O'Connor - NPR's Song of the Day

Once-local gal and Club Jaeb headliner Jennifer O'Connor has the NPR song of the day. Check it out here. And if you're not a fan of the Song of the Day - maybe you want to be?

Look for the 0809 lineup this weekend in your friendly neighborhood newspaper!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Momma Cho steals show on Family Feud

I've always loved Margaret's impersonation of her mother. Now I can actually put a name to the face thanks to this item from Jezebel.com.

Margaret Cho plays Morsani Hall on Sept. 25, but you can catch her first on VH-1 when her Cho Show premieres on 8/21. Check your local listings for details.