JERSEY BOYS, CABARET, CHICAGO and More Set for Ruth Eckerd Hall's 2017-18 Broadway Season

JERSEY BOYS, CABARET, CHICAGO and More Set for Ruth Eckerd Hall's 2017-18 Broadway Season

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles.

"We are thrilled and proud to present a wide variety of stellar musicals this season at Ruth Eckerd Hall ranging from the Tony Award-winner Jersey Boys, for the first time, to the iconic, Tony Award-winning smash musicals A Chorus Line, Tony Award-winner Cabaret and Tony Award-winner Chicago, " commented Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. President and CEO Zev Buffman. "All of these musical miracles, along with the premiere of the family favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage at the Capitol Theatre, spell out great joy. I bet you can hum the tunes and tap your feet!" Zev concluded.

Single tickets for Broadway performances are priced at $100, $75, $50 and $35. Broadway Series packages are also available. Pick five of the eight shows and save $75.

Single tickets and packages go on sale Friday, May 19 at noon and will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Ruth Eckerd Hall members may begin placing their orders based on their level of membership beginning Monday, May 8.

Times, dates, performers, performances and descriptions of performances are subject to change.


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE!
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
At The Capitol Theatre

The Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life - all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 3 pm & 7:30 pm

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don't miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and under license to Character Arts, LLC.

Cabaret
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside - life is beautiful at CABARET- John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2 pm & 8 pm

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites!

This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds' most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

Jersey Boys
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2pm & 8pm

"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, GRAMMY and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can't Take My Eyes Off You. "THE CROWD GOES WILD!" cheers The New York Times. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It's Possible and Ten Minutes Ago, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

A Chorus Line
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 pm

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance and Ten. Big League Productions' A CHORUS LINE will feature the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Chicago
Friday, May 4 at 2 & 8 pm
Saturday, May 5 at 2 & 8 pm

There's never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway's razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a GRAMMY, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It's no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it's coming to your town! Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!


Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, owned by the City of Clearwater, manages and operates 2,200-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall, the 200-seat Murray Theatre, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, the 750-seat Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Our mission is: Changing lives through the performing arts.

Ruth Eckerd Hall was named #10 theater venue in the world and within that same ranking #6 in the United States, by industry trade publication Pollstar in 2016. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics.

The Capitol Theatre, located in downtown Clearwater's Cleveland District, was constructed in 1921 and is one of Florida's oldest operating theaters. In 2015, the Capitol Theatre was named the #5 venue in the world by industry trade publication Venues Today and the #29 club venue in the world by industry trade publication Pollstar. In 2013, the theater underwent a complete renovation and is the catalyst for downtown development.

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