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Jay Handelman


Behind the Scenes: What is a critic's opinion worth?

A Los Angeles-based Web site lets theater pay directly for reviews… Read more »


Sherlock takes a wild ride in comical 'Hound of the Baskervilles'

Three actors play many roles in a new twist on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: "ART" paints a lively picture of friendship

Yasmina Reza’s play opens Banyan Theater’s 14th season…. Read more »

Westcoast Troupes expands staff

One promotion and one new hire announced… Read more »


State cuts arts and culture funding 47 percent in new budget

Cutbacks follow a year of record funding for arts and culture organizations… Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: A different world unfolds at Swedish performing arts festival

A Swedish circus teaches the audience lessons about real world issues in “Borders”… Read more »


Friendships are tested over a work of 'ART' at Banyan Theater

Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy opens Banyan Theater’s 14th summer season…. Read more »

This Weekend 

Circus Review: Lively, youthful performance for summer spectacular

Veteran Dolly Jacobs soars overhead as a talented cast tumbles, jokes, juggles and flips on stage… Read more »


'Breaking Bad' and 'Princess Bride' booked for Straz Center's 2015-16 season

Center books more than 70 programs in pop and alternative music, theater, dance and opera… Read more »

Asolo Rep seeks young actors for 'Ah, Wilderness'

Auditions for Eugene O’Neill play will be held June 24…. Read more »


'Soul Crooners' sing again

Nate Jacobs launches a touring venture of his Westcoast Troupe shows with performances in Tampa’s Straz Center… Read more »


Python founders added to Van Wezel fall line-up

John Cleese and Eric Idle are ‘Together Again at Last … For the Very First Time”… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Joyous 'Six Guitars' shares life lessons through music

Chase Padgett plays six different characters and styles of music to share humorous life lessons… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Trying to find humor in tragedy

One surprise twist in comedy routine turns laughs to momentary shock… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: 'Reborning' draws you into edgy human story at Urbanite Theatre

An involving story about people trying to deal with haunted pasts…. Read more »