Bizet’s Carmen presented by Teatro Lirico D’Europa with Symphony Orchestra will come to the Ruth Eckerd Hall January 30th at 8:00 p.m. The story of betrayal and jealousy will be presented in French with English subtitles. Carmen has been one of the most performed operas since 1880.
Entertainment industry trade publication Pollstar announced that Ruth Eckerd Hall ranked #18 in the world in venues having 10,000 seats or less in their 2009 year end ticket sales for the top 100 worldwide theatre venues. Within that same ranking, Ruth Eckerd Hall is #2 in venues having 2,500 seats or less. This ranking is based on concert and event gross tickets sales from January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009 with performances during that period. Ruth Eckerd Hall ranked higher than such prestigious venues as the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Fabulous Fox Theatre in San Diego, Chicago Theatre, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Carol Morsani Hall in Tampa.
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents American folk singer- songwriter Arlo Guthrie in the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 pm.
Classic rock band Foreigner with special guest Eddie Money will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on January 15th at 8:00 p.m.
Although Bob Newhart is a successful entertainer with award-winning television shows, multi-platinum albums, fourteen feature films and a book, he will bring his first love, stand-up comedy to the Ruth Eckerd Hall stage on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. His stand-up shows across the country and abroad have sold-out and he is the subject of a PBS American Masters documentary.
The Clearwater City Council voted unanimously to name the Capitol Theater and the Lokey Building historical landmarks. Both buildings are located on Cleveland Street in the Cleveland Street District in downtown Clearwater. This is the first such designation by the City of Clearwater for any structure.
The Official Legends Tour of the LPGA Open Championship came to the Innisbrook Golf Resort on the weekend of November 20th through the 22nd. The tour featured some of the greatest female golfers of all time competing for a $300,000 purse. Among the 100-plus members of the Legends Tour are 10 World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame members.
Yamato, the Drummers of Japan infused Clearwater with a taste of Japanese culture at Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 22nd.
Energetic performers pounded drums of varying sizes with an enthusiastic vigor, each stroke sending a booming thunder resonating through the theatre and reverberating through the body. With muscular arms and strong physiques, they threw every sinew into each separate drum beat.
The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners announced that Tuesday, November 24, 2009 will officially be Scott Sanders Day throughout the county.
On Sunday, November 22nd at 2 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall will present the powerful and thrilling taiko drumming of Yamato, The Drummers of Japan.