Upcoming Tampa Bay performances, plays, and musicals

From Paw Patrol and show tunes to the adventures of Beetlejuice, we’ve got a play for every theater lover.

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Which arts center is your fave place to watch a play? Let us know.

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TBAY, it’s too hot to hang out outside, so we’re headed to the theaatuhh dahling, where the air is cool and crisp + the entertainment is aplenty.

Here’s an overview of some of Tampa Bay’s onstage productions through late summer and into early winter. Plus, we threw in some pro tips on planning your experience at our state-of-the-art performance halls:

La Gringa

American Stage | July 19-Aug. 13
A young woman travels home to Puerto Rico for the first time to search for her identity.

Paw Patrol Live! Heroes Unite

The Mahaffey Theater | Aug. 5-6
Bring the kiddos to see the famous crime-fighting pups catch clones and rescue Robo Dog.
Pro tip: Call this number to reserve your seats

Twilight Los Angeles

Straz Center for Performing Arts | Aug. 16-27
This show follows the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict from 27 different perspectives — all played by one actress.
Pro tip: Pre-pay for parking to ensure there are still spots available

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Take us back to Iliza Shlesinger’s comedy at the Straz.

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American Stage | Oct. 4-29
Buckle up to be transported back in time in this 1923 play about a play, “God of Vengeance.”
Pro tip: Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The Choir of Man

Straz Center for Performing Arts, Oct. 3-26
Nine performers will entertain you in a rousing night of pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway, and pub tunes in this musical
Pro tip: For a musical about drinking, you’d be remiss to skip out on a craft brew from the theater’s riverwalk bar, SIP


Straz Center for Performing Arts | Oct. 24-Oct. 29
Say his name three times, and you’re in for a world of trouble. Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical brings the striped demon back to life.
Pro tip: Pregame the play with this non-alcoholic Beetle Juice recipe

Acts of Faith

American Stage, Nov. 21-Dec. 17
Follow a young woman on her journey from the African Copperbelt to the backwoods of Canada.
Pro tip: Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Which plays are you eyeing up? Let us know.

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