17 months.

That's how long Heather Krueger has waited to practice her craft.

The Tampa Bay-area actor watched the stage go dark in March 2020, just as her run in Shout! The Mod Musical was beginning.

“And all of our stuff was left in the theater. Like we just never went back into the theater, and was very sad,” Krueger said.

When she got the call about returning to the stage, Krueger and a group of actors reunited for a 10-day rehearsal — and all the cardio that goes with it.

The jukebox muscial focuses on the lives of women in London during the 1960s.

“And I think that people who come to see it will find the humor in how far we have come, and the humor in how far we may not have come since the 60s and women's journey in life,” Krueger said.

Shout! The Mod Musical runs from Aug. 17 - Sep. 19 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.