Ruth Eckerd Hall announces their annual Public Sale Day on Saturday, August 29. Doors will open at 8:30 am.
For one day only, patrons can purchase tickets to Ruth Eckerd Hall’s variety of nearly 120 performances for $29.00. The 27th season includes a stellar line-up such as the Tampa Bay area premiere of Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple, the “Original Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the legendary Bill Cosby, Grammy®-award winner Tony Bennett and much more.
Tickets for Roger Daltrey’s “Use It or Lose It Tour” will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 30th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now.
As lead singer for The Who, he’s lent his Olympian pipes to a staggering array of enduring rock ‘n’ roll anthems. And with plans for the band’s next tour still up in the air, Daltrey decided a solo jaunt – his first since 1985 – would be just the thing “to keep my voice in trim, so I’ll be ready,” he explains. “Those songs demand a lot of voice!”
August 7, 2009, Clearwater, FL – The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall is hosting a workshop on August 19 from 8:30 am to 4 pm featuring Dr. Gene Cohen, a nationally recognized pioneer in the field of aging. Registration fee is $32.00. Half day seminars are also being offered and the registration fee is $20.00.
August 4, 2009, Clearwater, FL – Before this show actually hits the road for its official US tour, this global ensemble descends upon the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm with their newest jaw-dropping eclectic mix of music, song and dance that will leave your heart racing. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at noon only at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office.
The Black Crowes have sold more than 20 million albums including their 1990 debut album Shake Your Money Maker which sold more than three million copies on the strength of the singles Hard to Handle, She Talks to Angels and Jealous Again. The Crowes released their second album The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion in 1992. The record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums. The effort spawned the singles Remedy and Thorn in My Pride, which broke the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. In 1994, the band offered up Amorica, which reached Gold. Last year, they released Warpaint, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Their new album, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze, is scheduled to be released on September 1st of this year.
Ruth Eckerd Hall Schedule for Jul/Aug 2009
Friday, July 17th at 8:00pm
Circus Theater: Carnivale – A high energy presentation of various kinds of circus skills and fun characters creating an action-packed Cirque-style show.
July 7, 2009, Clearwater, FL – Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Clifford recently announced that Robert A. Freedman, President and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall, has been elected as the Chairman Elect of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. “The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce is extremely excited to continue the long tradition of highly respected business community leaders with the appointment of Robert Freedman as Chair Elect. His support of the chamber over the past five years has provided great insight and direction,” said Clifford.
The Capitol Theatre, recently purchased by Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater, is set to hold another show. Instead of a concert as in the previous two performances, however, this one will be a play. Or perhaps a movie, depending on how you want to look at it.
NT Live, a new initiative from the United Kingdom’s National Theatre, will broadcast live performances of plays onto movie screens around the world, and one of those screens will be at the Capitol Theatre. They are beginning this experiment with a performance of Phèdre by French playwright Jean Racine (this version of the play by Ted Hughes), directed by the National Theatre’s Nicholas Hynter. The play will be performed live, and the premier will be broadcast to The Capitol Theatre. The play stars Helen Mirren as Phèdre, as well as Dominic Cooper and Margaret Tyzak.
Phèdre is based on Greek mythology. It is the tale of a queen, Phèdre, who declares her love for Hippolyte, her husband Theseus’s son from a previous marriage, when her husband is rumored to be dead after disappearing during an expedition. On Theseus’ unexpected return, Phaedra accuses Hippolyte of trying to seduce her, and a nightmare of tragedy ensues.
Performances will be presented on Friday July 10th at 8pm, and Saturday, July 11th at 2pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 19th at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office. The Capitol Theatre is located at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. For more information, visit http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/, or call the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office at 727-791-7400
Clearwater, FL - A mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! MAMMA MIA! returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall beginning August 11 for 8 performances! Tickets are on sale now! More than 30 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! “…one of the most successful musicals of all time!” according to the Chicago Tribune.
Clearwater, FL - Grammy® nominee Maxwell is on tour for the first time in more than two years in support of his studio release BLACKsummers’night. He will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, July 30 at 8 pm.
This soulful R & B singer has had four top 10 singles including Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder), Pretty Wings, Fortunate and Lifetime (the latter two went to number 1). He is scheduled to release BLACKsummers’night, (his first CD in more than 8 years) this July, and the sultry single Pretty Wings is already number 1 on the Billboard charts. Don’t miss Maxwell in this rare concert appearance.