Jobsite Theater and Broadway are back at Tampa’s Straz Center this fall

‘Dr. Ride’s American Beach House’ is among the highlights.

click to enlarge The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida. - © Rob/Harris
© Rob/Harris
The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida.

There are several reasons to catch a show at the Straz this fall. First of all, Broadway returns with productions of “Tootsie,” “Cats” and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” You have to buy season tickets to see them, so it’s kind of a package deal, but certainly a good way to cheer yourself up this year if you have the means. If you can’t afford Broadway, perhaps a Jobsite Theater show fits into your budget. The company stages three productions this fall and winter: “Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” (Oct. 1-10)—which combines friendship with sexual frustration as three women talk about love, sex and spaceflight on a St. Louis rooftop—“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (Oct. 22-Nov. 14) and “Romeo and Juliet” (Jan. 14-Feb. 6).

Straz Center is located at 1010 N Macinnes Pl. in Tampa, and more information is at

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Jennifer Ring

Jen began her storytelling journey in 2017, writing and taking photographs for Creative Loafing Tampa. Since then, she’s told the story of art in Tampa Bay through more than 200 art reviews, artist profiles, and art features. She believes that everyone can and should make art, whether they’re good at it or not...
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