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 strazcenter.org.
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