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Cathy Schenkelberg practiced Scientology for years, giving more than $1 million to the church. After leaving Scientology, she has created a one-woman show about the experience, Squeeze My Cans. The show runs through April 2 at Stageworks Theatre.Courtesy of Cathy Schenkelberg

Stage planner: Ex-Scientologist takes to the stage, acrobatic singers perform aboard a tall ship

SQUEEZE MY CANS: SCIENTOLOGY ON STAGE For a sizable chunk of her life, Cathy Schenkelberg was a model Scientologist. She kept up with succession of expensive courses, bought with lucrative earnings as a voice-over actor for national retailers. Schenkelberg left the church several years ago. She will act out her sto …

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  1. Former Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg confronts the church on stage in Tampa

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    TAMPA

    There are some things Cathy Schenkelberg can't forget, memories that bring back the shame. They burn like lava from that volcano, the famous one on the cover of Dianetics, the bible of the Church of Scientololgy.

    Cathy Schenkelberg rehearses Squeeze My Cans — Surviving Scientology at the Stageworks Theatre in Tampa. 
  2. Stage planner: Ex-Scientologist takes to the stage, acrobatic singers perform aboard a tall ship

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    SQUEEZE MY CANS: SCIENTOLOGY ON STAGE

    Cathy Schenkelberg practiced Scientology for years, giving more than $1 million to the church. After leaving Scientology, she has created a one-woman show about the experience, Squeeze My Cans. The show runs through April 2 at Stageworks Theatre.
  3. Tall ship replica in St. Pete is the stage of a 'spectacle opera'

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    If you're driving along Third Street S, or just happen to be taking in the view of Bayboro Harbor behind the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's library, you might have noticed a mysterious black ship tied off on the seawall. Glance inland, across tiny Poynter Park, and you'll see a …

    Members of the Caravan Stage Company, who are Amara Zee crew members, act, sing, dance and perform stunts.
  4. Live Oak Theater production of 'The Wizard of Oz' opens Friday

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    BROOKSVILLE — "I'll get you my pretty … and your little dog, too!"

    Terry Edwards, left, plays the Tinman, and Lexi Allocco performs as Dorothy in the Live Oak Theatre production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ which opens this weekend at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
  5. Performance artist squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete — then he'll wash your dishes

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Curtis Bryant was walking alone Friday morning along Central Avenue when he saw a sign outside the Morean Arts Center reading "free juice."

    Orlando-based artist Brian Feldman squeezes Florida oranges into juice, Friday, 3/24/17 at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, as part of the "Fresh Squeezed, Emerging Artists in Florida" exhibit. Feldman is one of six Florida artists whoes work is on display through April 30th. On Friday, Feldman squeezed Florida orange juice for visitors who created drawings of oranges and other citrus scenes. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  6. Valrico's Village Players bring Dr. Seuss to life

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    VALRICO — Dr. Suess's Horton Hears A Who and other beloved classics will be brought to life starting Friday (March 31) by the Village Players as they perform Suessical The Musical at the James McCabe Theater, 506 Fifth St.

    Horton the elephant and other Dr. Suess characters will be brought to the stage by the Village Players as they present Suessical the Musical starting Friday at the James McCabe Theater.
  7. At 100, Tampa's opera king Anton Coppola celebrates a life's work

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    Anton Coppola was 10 when they died in the electric chair.

    Maestro Anton Coppola conducts during a rehearsal in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]
  8. Stage Planner: St. Pete native comes home with Momix, Anton Coppola turns 100

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    LOCAL TALENT: AUTUMN BURNETTE

    For one member of the acrobatic dance troupe Momix, this tour date is a stopover close to home. Autumn Burnette, right, who performs a variety of gravity-defying feats, was born in St. Petersburg 30 years ago.

    Autumn Burnette, who studied gymnastics and dance at Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, joined the MOMIX dance troupe in 2010.
  9. Happy Birthday, maestro Anton Coppola. A look back at 100 years.

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    We're going to need a bigger cake. An operatically-sized cake, you could say.

    Maestro Anton Coppola will celebrate his 100th birthday by conducting a concert of his own compositions at the Straz on Saturday.
  10. Review: Engaging premise goes to waste in American Stage's 'Informed Consent'

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    From its unveiling nearly a year ago as part of the current American Stage season, Informed Consent showed promise.

    Juliana Davis, center, turns in a solid performance as Jillian, the only character invested with any kind of nuance.