A mini-trend seems to be emerging in area performing arts venues.
A few weeks back, the Florida Orchestra accompanied a screening “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. A similar performance of the second Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” is scheduled for Dec. 28-29 at the Straz.
But people who like watching movies while live orchestras play the score don’t have to wait that long. On Sunday, the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg will screen “La La Land,” with a symphony orchestra providing the music.
Sunday is a replacement date. The performance had been scheduled for Aug, 18, but the show was postponed because of “an unforeseen touring schedule change.” Tickets for the original date are good for Sunday, with no change in seat assignments.
“La La Land” is a romantic musical comedy-drama from 2016. It won six Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. It tells the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician who fall in love in modern-day Los Angeles as they pursue their show biz dreams. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star.