Fun Home NOV 28 - DEC 3 2015 Tony Award®-winner BEST MUSICAL Buy Tickets More Details
the cast of Fun Home
Tango Buenos Aires NOV 30 Sensuous dancers accompanied by live musicians. Don't miss the milonga after the show! Buy Tickets More Details
male and female tango dancer posing sensually
A December to Remember: A Holiday Extravaganza DEC 3 Buy Tickets More Details
Opera Tampa Singers
China Soul DEC 3 The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People's Republic of China Buy Tickets More Details
Chinese acrobats
The Book of Mormon DEC 5-10 The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Buy Tickets More Details
The Book of Mormon cast members on stage in costume

From Caught in the Act – the Straz Center’s blog

Author Alison Bechdel

The Family Play

Author Alison Bechdel reveals what it was like to see her very personal graphic memoir Fun Home transformed into a Tony®-winning Broadway musical. An exclusive from the Straz Center’s INSIDE magazine.

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ancient violin and mandolin

String Theory

From the cave paintings at Three Brothers Cave in France came evidence of the proto-proto-mandolin, a crude lute-like instrument with one string. Or perhaps this cave drawing, which depicts a hunting bow converted to a musical instrument, represents the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother of what we know as the violin.

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Theater and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes (left) worked on float designs for some of the early Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades. His modernist eye created work-of-art-caliber floats.


This year, Macy’s hosts its 91st Thanksgiving Day parade. With all the costumes, singing, dancing, choreography, floating sets and music, a parade represents an oft-overlooked cousin in the performing arts family.

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