Monday, September 19, 2011


Bill O’Reilly - IT'S TIME FOR THE TRUTH - Straight Up Whether you like it or not, Tampa will never be the same

Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at noon

Bill O’Reilly’s show, The O’Reilly Factor, on the FOX News Channel has remained the highest rated cable news show for 11 straight years. More than 300 newspapers carry his weekly column, and more than five million copies of his six non-fiction books are currently circulating, including his latest bestseller Pinheads and Patriots, which came hard on the heels of his deeply personal memoir, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.

Audiences across America first met O’Reilly when he worked at CBS News and ABC News and when he hosted the first version of Inside Edition. But it was when he landed at FOX News in 1996 and began The O’Reilly Factor that he achieved his current national and international stature and enormous following.

Among many awards, O’Reilly has won three Emmys® and a special 2008 Governor's Award from his Boston University colleagues.

Regularly priced tickets start at $47.50 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is holding auditions by appointment for the Tony Award winning Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, to be presented as part of the Straz Center Broadway Series. Producer: Straz Center
Dir: Greg Leaming, Associate Dir: Jonathan Van Dyke

Sunday, Sept. 25th & Monday, Oct. 3 11-7 callbacks on both days
David A. Straz, Jr Center For the Performing Arts/ Jaeb Theatre
Rehearsals Start Jan. 22nd
Show Runs: Feb. 24- May 6th

The debonair Bernard, an architect living in Paris, is juggling relationships with three vivacious flight attendants-- each one believes she is his only girl. All goes until his friend Robert arrives for a visit, and the airlines decide to change their schedules! Chaos and fun take off as Bernard’s clever plans unravel. The Boeing Boeing Tampa engagement is high-flying fun! Boeing Boeing recently enjoyed a successful Broadway revival with 279 performances.

ALL ROLES OPEN: All must have strong comedic skills.
Bernard: (Early 30’s-40’s) Handsome, great verbal skills, a playboy who begins the play unable to believe his good luck and ends it desperate to get out of this lifestyle. Possibly ready to admit he’s too old for all of this.

Robert: (Early 30’s-40’s) Bernard’s best friend and school chum. Fresh from the farm, innocent, naïve, and wide eyed. He is the opposite of Bernard – as insecure as Robert is assured, and as naïve as Robert is experienced. Together, he and Robert make up a classic comic duo – both sides of the male coin.

Gloria: (Mid 20’s-30’s) Strong, aggressive, very self assured. A combination of Midwestern homespun good spirits and the new, sexually liberated woman of the late 60s. Absolutely committed to her own perspective on the world.

Gabriella: (Mid 20’s-30’s) Passionate, sensual and extremely aggressive. A hot headed experienced woman, able to go from sex kitten to tigress in a moments notice. Very Italian, a la early 60s Italian cinema. Dialect skills a plus.

Gretchen: (Mid 20’s-30’s) Tall, leggy, German woman – a Wagnerian temptress who often struggles to fit the role of the innocent housewife. The most insecure of the three women, although her innate passionate response to the world makes her seem the strongest and the most terrifying. Dialect skills a plus.

Bertha: (40’s-50’s) A very efficient, extremely organized housekeeper who is quickly losing her grip over the household. She most definitely believes she is the star of this household, and has a very clear idea of what she is owed by all inhabiting it.

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