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Things to Do Arts & Culture SKIPPER’S SMOKEHOUSE

AND OYSTER BAR – BG 910 Skipper Rd. • Tampa, FL 33613 (813) 971-0666 •

Check website for show times.

The casual Key West atmosphere, Floribbean menu and live music has made Skipper’s Smokehouse the perfect gathering spot for locals and out of town guests since 1980.

ST. PETE TIMES FORUM – DT 401 Channelside Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 301-6763 •

Open non-event days: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm; closed Sundays. Open event days Monday- Friday 9am-1/2 hour past the end of an event; Saturday Sunday 10am-1/2 hour past the end of event.

A state of the art multi-purpose, sports/entertainment venue located in Downtown Tampa between The Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Convention Center. It is the home


The 2010–2011 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series is presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Those interested in purchasing season tickets should call the Straz Center Ticket Office at (813) 229-STAR-(7827) or outside the Tampa Bay area at (800) 955-1045 or visit for more information. Prices begin at just $196.88 for the full 10-show season package in the Cloud Club. Current season ticket holders will receive renewal information the first week of March and those renewals will be handled before new subscriptions are processed. Straz Center members are given first priority for new season tickets. Group tickets and individual show tickets will go on sale at later dates to be announced.


In this new musical featuring a new score, WONDERLAND is a story about a new Alice who has lost her joy in life. Estranged from her husband, alienated from her daughter and in danger of losing her career, Alice finds herself in Wonderland where she encounters strange though familiar characters that help her rediscover the wonder in her life.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST January 18 - 23, 2011

“Tale as old as time, true as it can be.” Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming back to Tampa. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Straz Center! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.

of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Team, Tampa Bay Storm AFL Football Team, and is host to well over 150 spectacular entertainment events annually. Unique meeting and banquet space available for groups of two to 25,000.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE – DT P.O. Box 3428 • Tampa, FL 33601 (813) 251-8984 •

Stageworks Theater is a professional theater, in Tampa for 25 years, and produces plays that entertain, challenge and stimulate. Stageworks also has an extensive Outreach Program for at risk kids. Stageworks is located in the Channelside District!

SUN DOME, INC. – BG 4202 E Fowler Ave., SUN 141 • Tampa, FL 33620 (813) 974-3111 •

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility that hosts NCAA Basketball, concerts, trade shows, corporate parties,

If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL February 2 - 20, 2011

Tampa is about to be electrified by Broadway’s “best musical of the decade” (Time Magazine). Thrilling audiences worldwide and winning 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical, “the best show you will ever see” (New York Post) is coming to the Straz Center’s Carol Morsani Hall. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is a joyous celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. Called “the most inspiring show I’ve seen in years” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, the story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance. BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by the Tony-winning creative team – director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “his best score yet!.” BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Contains adult language.

WEST SIDE STORY March 1 - 6, 2011

More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back on Broadway mesmer- izing audiences once again. From the first note of Leonard Bernstein’s score to the final breath,WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by Tony Award-winner Arthur Laurents, WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever, transferring Romeo and Juliet to the streets of New York. “So exciting it makes you ache with pleasure.” – John Lahr, The New Yorker.

JERSEY BOYS March 23 - April 17, 2011

JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, makes its triumphant return to Tampa. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical and continues to

set new weekly box office records at the August Wilson Theatre, where it has remained among the five top-grossing shows in New York since it opened. JERSEY BOYS, is written by Academy® Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. JERSEY BOYS is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profane “authentic Jersey language.”

SHREK THE MUSICAL May 3 - 8, 2011

Based on the popular Dreamworks film, SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. You’ll be a believer after seeing this fun-filled fantasy. Songs include “Make a Move” and “Big Bright Beautiful World.”

HAIR May 24 - 29, 2011

Winner! Best Musical Revival 2009 Tony Award! The Public Theater’s new Tony-winning produc- tion of HAIR is the most electric celebration on Broadway! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It’s Hair, and it’s time. “If this explosive production doesn’t stir something in you, it may be time to check your pulse.” (Variety) Intended for mature audiences: While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.

religious services, ethnic festivals, wrestling and various other sporting events


& RESTAURANT – YC 1600 E 8th Ave., Suite C 112 • Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 864-4000 •

Ticket Booth: Monday-Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday- Thursday 10am-8:30pm; Friday 10am-11pm; Saturday 11am-10:30pm; Sunday 1pm-7:30pm. Showtimes: Monday-Tuesday (no shows); Wednesday-Thursday 8pm; Friday 8pm and 10:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm and 10pm; Sunday 7pm.


Comedy theater and restaurant with balcony seating available. Entertainment and restaurant venue. Meeting space and private party bookings available. 45

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