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Going to see a show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts is always a good idea and makes any day or night magical. There are a ton of awesome shows and events coming up at the Straz. Here are just a few upcoming shows and events at the top of our list.


That’s The Spirit

May 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

Maestro’s Restaurant

Regular priced tickets are $100

Not everyone loves musicals or orchestras, but everyone loves food. This is a can’t miss event at Straz that showcases delicious courses from five renowned chefs. This five course dinner will be served with specialty cocktails made by the best mixologists in town. Seating is limited, so make sure to grab your tickets right away.

Nick Swardson

May 11, 2018 at 8pm

Ferguson Hall

Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $89.50

You may have seen him on The Ridiculous Six and The Do Over, but now you can see him live on stage performing his hilarious stand up routines. Laughs are guaranteed with Nick Swardson and would make the perfect, fun date night.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 13, 2018 at 11am and 1pm

Maestro’s Restaurant

Regular priced tickets are $45.95

Do something special with Mom for Mother’s Day this year. Don’t just go to the usual brunch spot. Head to the Straz for their amazing Mother’s Day Brunch that is sure to make your mom smile. The brunch includes breakfast dishes, omelette bar, carving stations, salad bar, hot buffet, and dessert. What better way to celebrate mom than with great food at a beautiful venue?

Mike Birbiglia

May 13, 2018 at 7pm

Ferguson Hall

Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $45

Another crazy stand up comedian comes to Tampa on May 13 for a night full of laughter. Mike Birbiglia is an award winning comedian and reviews are saying that this is his best show yet. Grab your tickets now.

The Book of Moron

May 18 and 19, 2018

Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm and 8pm

Jaeb Theater

Regular priced tickets are $55

We’ve all heard of The Book of Mormon. Now get ready for The Book Of Moron. This show is a brand new off Broadway hit that is satirical genius and a guaranteed good time.

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

May 23, 2018 at 8pm

Morsani Hall

Ticket prices range from $29.75 to $79.75

Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to Tampa for their performance of Giselle. This international ballet company combines traditional ballet techniques with contemporary Cuban dancing for a beautiful night of art you won’t forget.

The Sound of Music

June 5 to 10, 2018

Tuesday – Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm

Morsani Hall

Ticket prices range from $31 to $83

We all know the story of Maria and the Von Trapp family and know it’s time to see it live on stage. Hear all the classics, like “The Hills are Alive” and “My Favorite Things.” It is known for being the most successful movie musical and has been loved by many for over 50 years. Get your tickets now to see the traveling cast’s stop in Tampa.

The Illusionists

June 15 to 17, 2018

Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 2pm and 7;30pm

Morsani Hall

Ticket prices range from $35 to $95

This spectacular showcases five incredible illusionists and all of their insane and entertaining tricks. This is a great show for viewers of all ages and would make the perfect date night or family get-together. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss.

The Illusionists Facebook Page


July 5 to 8, 2018

Thursday 5pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6:30pm

Morsani Hall

Ticket prices range from $38 to $83

We all have seen the movie a million times since we were young and love the classic story. Cinderella comes to Straz for a night of magic, love, and music. The sets and costumes are beautiful, as well as the singing. The show also features a live orchestra, which is always super cool and makes the musical even more enchanting.

Cinderella The Musical Facebook Page


Featured Image Credit: Straz Center Facebook Page


For more date ideas, check out Bok Tower Gardens and Rooftop Bars in the Tampa Area. 



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