WUSF Brings Hit Radio Show "Snap Judgment” to Tampa for Live Event

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WUSF Brings Hit Radio Show “Snap Judgment” to Tampa for Live Event

On-stage “Storytelling with a Beat” coming Sept. 29 to the Tampa Theatre

TAMPA, Fla. (July 24, 2017) –– WUSF Public Media is proud to announce that it will host a live, on-stage performance of the hugely popular radio show “Snap Judgment” at the Tampa Theatre for a one-night-only engagement Friday, September 29.

“Snap Judgment is one of our most-captivating and innovative shows,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “This is a special chance for long-time fans and new fans to experience some of the edgiest new talent in storytelling in a live Snap Judgment.”

The show is coming to Tampa through the generous support of WUSF Public Media sponsors Frontier Communications and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

Snap Judgment live shows are a more personal storytelling experience, featuring host Glynn Washington leading a cast of five to seven authors, comedians and everyday people telling their personal stories on stage. A live band – in this case, the troupe Bells Atlas – provides the signature musical backdrop the show is known for. The cast for the Tampa show is being picked now.

The whole Snap ensemble travels through several U.S. cities. Depending on the mix of stories, show producers may include segments from various city performances for inclusion in the radio versions to be aired to the national audience upon the conclusion of the tour.

Snap Judgment is broadcast on 400 public radio stations nationwide, and has a podcast downloaded more than two million times every month.

Tickets for the Tampa performance begin at $38.50* and WUSF Members have first dibs on tickets during a pre-sale beginning July 17, using a checkout code provided by WUSF to members. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning July 20 for $48.50*.  A limited number of VIP tickets that include access to the private cast party are available for $128.50*. For more information on the event, please visit https://www.wusf.usf.edu/wusf_events/snap_judgment_2017. To purchase tickets, visit the Tampa Theatre website at http://tampatheatre.org/events/snap-judgment/.



Show Time: 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Date: Friday, September 29
Place: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
*plus applicable fees

Photo Caption: Snap Judgment Host Glynn Washington. Credit: Snap Judgment.


About the Show

Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomena electrifying audiences nationwide. Created by Glynn Washington, produced by WNYC, and launched on NPR stations five years ago, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative -- daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another.  Snap Judgment LIVE features the world's finest storytellers, on stage, backed by Snap Judgment band. We ask Snap storytellers to dig deep, and marvel as they create magic.  Snap Judgment crafts powerful multi-platform experiences (radio, stage, screen, web) that deliver raw, intimate narratives -- giving audiences a glimpse into the lives of a stranger. For more information, visit snapjudgment.org

About WUSF Public Media

WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media has been serving the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships for 50 years. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.