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Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts Clearwater, FL

2011-2012

Group Sales


Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts To Our Group Supporters of the Performing Arts: I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jim Nixon and I am your Group & Advertising Sales Coordinator here at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Please accept my personal THANK YOU to each of you for another great year at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Our success is largely because of YOU, our Group Leaders! It has been a pleasure getting acquainted, growing our relationship with each of you, and experiencing your ongoing support of the performing arts. Keep in mind that groups of 15 or more qualify for a 10% discount on most shows; 50 or more qualify for a 20% discount. The Broadway Series at Ruth Eckerd Hall this season includes our Tony Award®-winning lineup: MEMPHIS, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific and Beauty and the Beast. Our comedies, dance, operas, classic concerts and various other great performances will provide an unbelievable array of shows from which to choose for an afternoon or evening of entertainment. Don’t forget to order your pre-show box lunch for an additional $8.00. See page 15 for menu items. Box lunches for $8.00 and buffet dinners for $12.00 each for groups on select shows (regularly priced at $17) are being offered again this year. Other advantages of buying as a group: Ruth Binnicker Swann Eckerd is more than our namesake. She is our inspiration. Motivated to give back to their community, Ruth and Jack Eckerd actively supported nonprofit organizations that focused on children, education, health care, and the arts. Ruth’s involvement in our performing arts center began even before ground was broken. As Ruth Eckerd Hall’s President and CEO Robert Freedman said, “Their contribution made this project happen. It was Jack’s wish for the Hall to be named after Ruth and she was extremely proud of the fact that this building was here for the citizens of Clearwater.” Ruth’s hand was evident in many of the choices made in the formative years of our Hall. It is therefore fitting that the new logo you see here is inspired by her signature, chosen to remind us of our roots and her strong commitment to the arts, her desire to improve and inspire. It is our mission to carry her vision far into the future, honoring Ruth and her legacy by serving the community and the arts she so loved.

• Adults at Leisure shows ONLY: 10 or more qualify for the 10% group discount and 40 or more qualify for the 20% discount when buying individual shows. • FREE parking for both matinee and evening performances on all shows. Valet parking is available for most shows. • One FREE ticket for every 30 tickets purchased except for buffet dinners (except Adults at Leisure shows). • No service charge …ever! • Convenient bus drop-off. Reserve now with a 10% nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit and pay later. Your group reservation must be paid in full 30 days prior to the date of performance. If the show is declared a sellout, you will be notified and you will have five business days to pay in full for the reservation. A new and exciting season is about to begin. Together, we can plan a fabulous afternoon with lunch and a show or an exciting and memorable evening for your group. Please look through the enclosed brochure and call me at (727) 712-2717 or email me at jnixon@rutheckerdhall.net to make your reservations. Contact me early to get the best seats for your group. I’ll be glad to assist you in planning a wonderful experience at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Sincerely,

Jim Nixon Group & Advertising Sales


MARK YOUR CALENDAR*

(MST) = Murray Studio Theater (CT) = Capitol Theatre

PAGE BROADWAY ..................................................... 4 Memphis ............................................... 4 Fiddler On The Roof ............................... 4 South Pacific .......................................... 4 Beauty and the Beast .............................. 4 Miracle on 34th Street ............................ 5 Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual ................ 5 OFF-BROADWAY ............................................. 5 Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for ...... the Holidays…the therapy continues (CT) ... 5 Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? (MST) .... 5 ADULTS AT LEISURE ....................................... 6 Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas...................... 6 NTC Productions presents A Christmas Carol .................................. 6 Jim Stafford in Concert .......................... 6 Spencers: Theatre of Illusion .................. 6 The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra............................ 7 Danny Aiello ........................................... 7 Blue Suede Shoes (The Ultimate Elvis Birthday Bash) ......... 7 Sha Na Na: A Tribute to ‘50s & ‘60s American Rock ’n’ Roll ........ 7 Barbra & Frank: The Valentine That Never Was ................ 8 Vicki Lawrence and Mama...................... 8 Debby Boone: Swing This ...................... 8 The Irish Rovers ..................................... 8 Simply Sinatra ........................................ 9 Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret Starring Noel V. Ginnity .......................... 9 Neil Berg’s 104 Years of Broadway ......... 9 Debbie Reynolds .................................... 9

PAGE CONCERTS .................................................... 10 Benise The Spanish Guitar Tour ........... 10 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011 ............................ 10 Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration, The Symphony Tour ............................. 10 Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ’n’ Roll Party .... 10 Flavor of Jazz VI: Peter White Christmas.......................... 10 Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band ........................ 11 Liza Minnelli ......................................... 11 The Temptations & The Four Tops ........ 11 Patti LaBelle ......................................... 12 Paul Anka ............................................. 12 Michael Amante with Patrizio Buanne .. 12 Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion XII........................... 12 Tony Bennett ........................................ 13 Neil Sedaka........................................... 13 Johnny Mathis...................................... 13 An Evening with Yanni .......................... 13 COMEDY........................................................ 14 Tim Conway & Friends with Chuck McCann & Louise DuArt .... 14 Vicki Lawrence and Mama.................... 14 Bob Newhart with Deana Martin ........... 14 An Evening with Martin Short............... 14 BOX LUNCHES .............................................. 15 OUR FACILITY ................................. Back Cover GETTING HERE................................ Back Cover *All artists, dates and times subject to change.

Make An Evening Of It! Avoid the rush. Enjoy a delicious, stress-free buffet before the show. Just $17.00 per person!

Buffet offerings may include: international cheese platter, chicken piccata, beef carving station, fresh vegetable medley and assorted desserts. (Pre-show buffet includes tax, not gratuity.) Gourmet buffet dinners offered prior to: Benise, The Spanish Guitar Tour, Saturday, November 12 The Sarasota Ballet With Dancers Of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Saturday, November 19 Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic, Saturday, December 3 Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration, Tuesday, December 6 Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ’n’ Roll Party, Friday, December 9 Michael McDonald & America, Saturday, December 10 Miracle on 34th Street, Wednesday, December 14 Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie, Home For The Holidays, Thursday, December 15 The Nutcracker Moscow Classical Ballet and The Florida Orchestra, December 27 & 28 Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band, Friday, December 30 Salute to Vienna, Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Pre-show buffet $30 per person) Tim Conway and Friends, Saturday, January 21 The Temptations & The Four Tops, Friday, January 27 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Dance Company, Saturday, January 28 MEMPHIS, February 7 – 12 Paul Anka, Friday, February 17 Michael Amante, Italian-American Festival, Saturday, February 18 Itzhak Perlman, Sunday, March 4 Doo Wop Reunion XII, Saturday, March 17 Bob Newhart, Sunday, March 18 Neil Sedaka, Sunday, March 25 Fiddler On The Roof, March 30-31 Johnny Mathis, Thursday, April 5 South Pacific, April 6 – 7 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, August 3 – 5, 2012 Delicious, quick, light bites! Looking for a quick meal or a light snack? Enjoy wraps, snacks and beverages in the lobby prior to each show! Or: Come early and enjoy the East Side Café. We feature light food, beverages and a variety of live entertainment, weather permitting. Not available for all shows.

For reservations, call (727) 712-2717.

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broadw Chad Kimball and Montego Glover in MEMPHIS, photo Joan Marcus

A Tuesday, February 7, 8 pm B Thursday, February 9, 8 pm A Wednesday, February 8, 8 pm * Friday, February 10, 8 pm* B Saturday, February 11, 2 & 8 pm* B Sunday, February 12, 2 & 7 pm Pre-show buffet available This four-time 2010 Tony Award® winner is a compelling tale of forbidden love, smoldering racial tension, and a passion to change the world. It bursts onto the stage with explosive dancing and the irresistible music that heralded the birth of rock and roll. MEMPHIS follows the journey of a white radio DJ and a black club singer ready for her big break. Single tickets: $40, 50, 60 A Group discount for 15 or more: $36, $45, $54 A Group discount for 50 or more: $32, $40, $45 B Group discount for 15 or more: $45, $54, $63 B Group discount for 50 or more: $40, $48, $56 *No discount available Fri/8PM & Sat/8PM

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Friday, March 30, 8 pm Saturday, March 31, 2 & 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

Friday, April 6, 2 pm Saturday, April 7, 2 & 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

Relive a glorious musical theater tradition. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Tony Award®winning Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics and has captured the hearts of people around the world with its universal appeal. With a rousing, heartwarming score that includes Tradition; Matchmaker, Matchmaker; If I Were A Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset, Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience.

“The best revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein in a generation!”raves The Washington Post. This breathtaking new production of South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production directed by Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score’s songs include Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Single tickets: $50, 60, 70 Group discount for 15 or more: $45, $54, $63 Group discount for 50 or more: $40, $48, $56

Single tickets: $50, 60, 70 Group discount for 15 or more: $45, $54, $63 Group discount for 50 or more: $40, $48, $56

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Friday, August 3, 8 pm* Saturday, August 4, 2 & 8 pm* Sunday, August 5, 1 & 7 pm Pre-show buffet available A romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has won the hearts of millions worldwide. This classic love story based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song. Can the Beast learn to love and be loved before he and his household are doomed for all eternity? Will the curse be broken? Experience the romance and enchantment! Single tickets: $50, 60, 70 Group discount for 15 or more: $45, $54, $63 Group discount for 50 or more: $40, $48, $56 *No discount available Fri & Sat


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My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays…The Therapy continues Wednesday, December 14, 7 pm Pre-show buffet available Do you believe in Santa Claus? Miracle on 34th Street is a perennial holiday favorite, a musical tale by Valentine Davies made famous by the 1947 movie of the same name. It’s the story of the year as Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus) goes on trial, accused of being insane because he insists that he truly is Santa Claus. Macy’s becomes the friendly store to shop, two lost souls find each other, and a once cynical little girl rediscovers her childhood through her belief in miracles. This feel-good story is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Single tickets: $31, 36, 42, 48 Group discount for 15 or more: $27.90, $32.40, $38.34, $43.20 Group discount for 50 or more: $24.80, $28.80, $33.60, $34.50 *Group discount not available for this price level

Wednesday, February 15, 8 pm Before he was an Emmy®-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony®-winning Broadway legend.Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of popular song. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget. Single tickets: $49, 59, 75 Group discount for 15 or more: $44.10, $53.10, $67.50 Group discount for 50 or more: $39.20, $47.20, $60

Saturday, December 17, 2 & 8 pm Sunday, December 18, 3 & 7 pm Capitol Theatre Ah, the holidays. A time of peace, a time of joy, a time of loving and giving—a time of remembering why you left home in the first place! The awardwinning writer and comedian who brought us two previous shows in this hilarious series brings us home to Grandma’s for a holiday dinner you won’t soon forget, one that may sound all too familiar. Steve Solomon is back with more outrageously funny stories of the eccentric characters in his family so many have come to know and love. It’s another laugh-filled evening of family chaos, Steve’s next installment in hilarity! $39.75, 49.75* Group discount for 15 or more: $35.75 Group discount for 50 or more: $31.75

Sisters Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?

Tuesday, March 27, 2 & 8 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2 & 8 pm Thursday, March 29, 8 pm Friday, March 30, 2 pm Saturday, March 31, 2 & 8 pm Murray Studio Theater We’ve been through Hell with Sister–Heaven, marriage and Last Rites too. Now she unravels the mysteries of all things Easter: bunnies, eggs, baskets, bonnets, and, of course, those yummy Easter Peeps. Find out who Mary Magdalene and St. Francis were, learn about pet Heaven and the significance of those cute baby chicks. Why doesn’t Easter fall on the same day every year like Christmas? All this and more will be revealed in this sinfully funny sequel to Late Nite Catechism. $39.75 Group discount for 15 or more: $35.75 Group discount for 50 or more: $31.80

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adults at Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas

NTC Productions presents

A Christmas Carol

Jim Stafford in Concert

Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

Tuesday, December 13, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

Tuesday, December 20, 2 pm Lunch Menu 2

Sunday, January 8, 1 pm Lunch Menu 3

Sunday, January 15, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars, Tony Orlando is known for his warmth, his energy, a host of hits including five that made it to #1, a successful TV variety show, roles in movies and on Broadway, and as a popular casino entertainer. It all began with the surprise hit Candida, followed by Knock Three Times (top-selling song of 1971), Sweet Gypsy Rose, Cupid, He Don’t Love You, and, of course, his signature song of 1973, Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree, now an ongoing American anthem of hope, homecoming, reunion and renewal.

Let this lavish Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale transport you to the snowy streets of nineteenth century Victorian England. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visitors that haunt his nights and take him on a transformational journey. The crotchety curmudgeon finds love and redemption as he seizes a precious chance to change his life. The longest-running tour of A Christmas Carol in the U.S., resplendent with sumptuous costumes and magnificent sets, this classic has long been a favorite family tradition.

Eloise-born and Winter-Haven raised comedian/ guitarist/singer-songwriter Jim Stafford offers music and satirical humor. From Spiders & Snakes and Cow Patti to his classical guitar album Somewhere in Time, from performing and writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour to The Jim Stafford Show, movie soundtracks, hosting Nashville on the Road, co-hosting Those Amazing Animals and hosting and co-writing Branson USA, Jim has done it all. Wildwood Weed is among Jim’s six hits that have made the Billboard Top 40. Join him for classical guitar and heartwarming stories peppered with hilarious comedy.

Breathtaking illusions, dazzling special effects, drama, comedy, danger, magnificent set design: this is not your father’s magic show! “Modern day Houdinis” Kevin and Cindy Spencer, International Magicians of the Year and six times Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year, have created a hightech wonder that is one of the largest touring illusion productions today. Artistry and theater converge, intellect and amazement collide, as this engaging duo offers an unforgettable theatrical experience.

TICKET PRICES FOR ADULTS AT LEISURE PERFORMANCES

Tickets are only $12 per show when you purchase the 12 or 16 show series! Single tickets: $18, $25 Group discount for 10 or more: $16.20, $25 (Discount not available on $25 tickets) • Group discount for 50 or more: $14.40, $25 (Discount not available on $25 tickets) Pricing does not apply to AAL Bonus shows: Tony Orlando, A Christmas Carol, Debbie Reynolds and Vicki Lawrence. See individual show listings for pricing information.

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t leisure The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Danny Aiello

Blue Suede Shoes The Ultimate Elvis Birthday Bash

Starring Scot Bruce, Mike Albert, and the Big “E” Band

Sha Na Na: A Tribute to ’50s and ’60s American Rock ’n’ Roll

Tuesday, January 17, 1 pm Lunch Menu 2

Tuesday, January 24, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

Sunday, January 29, 1 pm Lunch Menu 3

Thursday, February 2, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

Seventy Top Ten hits in four years, a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award, attendance records at venue after venue: it’s difficult to exaggerate Glenn Miller’s impact. In one brief decade, he became the dominant Big Band leader and master of swing. A generation of teenagers fell in love with his unmistakable sound, dancing to In the Mood, String of Pearls, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Kalamazoo, Moonlight Serenade and more. Gary Tole and the Glenn Miller Orchestra keep the magic alive entertaining the teenagers of yesterday and today!

Actor and singer Danny Aiello and his band bring us classic hits and standards. The New York Times says “He has the bounce of … Bobby Darin, Sinatra and Louie Prima and the throaty lyricism of … Tony Bennett.” Aiello has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, at the renowned Apollo Theater, The Rainbow Room, and across the country. He is an Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee and has appeared in scores of films including Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing and 29th Street. He is credited with an Obie and an Emmy® and has released four CD’s. The Bronx Wanderers join Danny with Doo Wop favorites.

The “King of Rock and Roll” returns! Once again, “Elvis” will be in the house. This show brings us the best of both worlds: Scot Bruce as the young Elvis with swiveling hips and bedroom eyes, and Mike Albert as the glitzy Las Vegas Elvis. The Big “E” Band re-creates the authentic Elvis sound for this rock ’ n’ roll afternoon. From Love Me Tender and Are You Lonesome Tonight? to All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock and It’s Now or Never, Elvis left an indelible mark on popular music.

Sha Na Na is doing its part to make sure that Rock ’n’ Roll Is Here to Stay. Now capturing new generations of fans, the group that had its roots in the Columbia University glee club ensemble The Kingsmen rocketed to stardom after performing at Woodstock just before Jimi Hendrix, then in the movie Grease (Screamin’ Scott Simon penned Sandy for John Travolta) and on their own TV series for four years. Fans will be treated to At the Hop, The Wanderer, Love Potion #9, Hand Jive, La Bamba, In the Still of the Night, Get a Job, Come Go With Me and many more.

INDULGE! ADULTS AT LEISURE BOX LUNCHES ONLY $8 PER PERSON!

This year we have expanded our box lunch menu selections. Each show features a wrap box lunch, a sandwich box lunch or a salad box lunch. All lunches are served with potato salad, cookie, coffee, tea and soda. Advanced orders are required. Please call Jim at 727-712-2717 to place your order! Doors open two hours prior to performance for box lunch ticket holders only. Limited seating is available. Dining priced separately from performance ticket. Artists do not appear at lunches.

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adults at Barbra & Frank: The Valentine That Never Was

Vicki Lawrence and Mama

Debby Boone: Swing This

The Irish Rovers

Tuesday, February 14, 1 pm Lunch Menu 2

Sunday, February 19, 2 pm Lunch Menu 3

Friday, February 24, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

Tuesday, February 28, 1 pm Lunch Menu2

Dare to dream the impossible, and Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo will make that dream seem like reality: Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, the Chairman and the Diva, on stage together at last! Sharon looks uncannily like Barbra and has the voice to match. Sebastian masterfully re-creates a confident young Frank in his prime, cocky, swingin’ and with the Sinatra swagger. Bringing their show from Las Vegas to Ruth Eckerd Hall, “Barbra” and “Frank” offer many of their greatest hits “their way.” Video clips and good natured banter add to the fun.

Vicki Lawrence’s classmates were spot on when they voted her “Most Likely to Succeed.” From her eleven hilarious years with The Carol Burnett Show (which won her an Emmy®) to her gold record for The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, her TV series Mama’s Family, her hosting of Win, Lose or Draw, Vicki! and Fox After Breakfast, and her numerous stage productions, Vicki approaches everything with a sense of humor, because “Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!” She and Mama share some of that marvelous humor with us.

Debby Boone throws the party she’s waited a lifetime to host, offering her own personal take on the exhilarating Las Vegas style swing songs that inspired her to become a singer. Richard Kaufman, Principal Pops Conductor of the Pacific Symphony, raves, “In the tradition of great singers who can bring a song to life just the way the composer intended, Debby Boone does just that…and more.” Having progressed far beyond her megahit You Light Up My Life, she has demonstrated that she is a superbly talented vocalist with impeccable taste and style.

No one does Irish quite like the Rovers! For four and a half decades, these jolly ambassadors of Irish music, wit and good times have brought joy and delight to millions of fans around the world. Wasn’t That A Party, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, The Irish Rover, Drunken Sailor, A-Rovin’, and their signature song The Unicorn remain timeless favorites. If you love a good laugh and if Celtic strains from guitars, banjo, accordion and the bodhrán make you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet, or get up and dance, this show is for you!

TICKET PRICES FOR ADULTS AT LEISURE PERFORMANCES

Tickets are only $12 per show when you purchase the 12 or 16 show series! Single tickets: $18, $25 Group discount for 10 or more: $16.20, $25 (Discount not available on $25 tickets) • Group discount for 50 or more: $14.40, $25 (Discount not available on $25 tickets) Pricing does not apply to AAL Bonus shows: Tony Orlando, A Christmas Carol, Debbie Reynolds and Vicki Lawrence. See individual show listings for pricing information.

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t leisure Simply Sinatra

Taylor’s Traditional Irish Cabaret Starring Noel V. Ginnity

Neil Berg’s 104 Years of Broadway

An Afternoon of Music and Comedy Starring

Debbie Reynolds

Monday, March 5, 1 pm Lunch Menu 3

Tuesday, March 13, 1 pm Lunch Menu 1

Monday, March 19, 1 pm Lunch Menu 2

Tuesday, March 27, 1 pm Lunch Menu 3

Spend an afternoon enjoying music from some of the great composers of our time including Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen and Rodgers and Hart. From crisp, popping swing tunes to lush, poignant ballads, Simply Sinatra, backed by a hot, swinging band, will take you on a nostalgic musical journey with Sinatra masterpieces like I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady Is A Tramp, That’s Life, Mack the Knife, You Make Me Feel So Young, The Best Is Yet To Come, and, of course, My Way.

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of Irish music, song, dance and laughter (thanks to Noel Ginnity, Ireland’s funniest comedian). High-energy dance routines choreographed by national star Ciaran Keating and accompanied by accordion, uilleann pipes and piano will lift your spirits, and soprano Emer Hartnett and tenor Paul Hennessy offer poignant and stirring Irish songs. Balladeer Andrew McCarty captures the true Irish spirit of traditional songs such as Rocky Road to Dublin and Whiskey in the Jar while renowned piper Tommy Keane completes the magic.

These Broadway concerts are a Ruth Eckerd Hall favorite. Once again, Neil Berg brings us an all-new musical revue with five stars from the Great White Way backed by an all-star New York band. Together, they re-create memorable moments from the most successful Broadway hits of the past century. Relive some of the greatest scenes from your favorite musicals. This show sells out quickly, so get your tickets early to be sure to be part of the fun!

Ironically, it was a beauty contest that first brought Debbie Reynolds to the attention of scouts from Warner Bros. and MGM (impressed with her lip-synching rendition of a Betty Hutton tune). Known for starring roles in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, her wit, dancing and singing ability, versatility as an actress, successful nightclub and casino acts, and film and television roles, Debbie has proven to be a star with enduring appeal. She has won the respect of her colleagues and the affection of audiences around the world.

INDULGE! ADULTS AT LEISURE BOX LUNCHES ONLY $8 PER PERSON!

This year we have expanded our box lunch menu selections. Each show features a wrap box lunch, a sandwich box lunch or a salad box lunch. All lunches are served with potato salad, cookie, coffee, tea and soda. Advanced orders are required. Please call Jim at 727-712-2717 to place your order! Doors open two hours prior to performance for box lunch ticket holders only. Limited seating is available. Dining priced separately from performance ticket. Artists do not appear at lunches.

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concerts Benise

The Spanish Guitar Tour

Celtic Woman:

A Christmas Celebration The Symphony Tour

Dave Koz and Friends

Bowzer’s Holiday Rock ’n’ Roll Party

Friday, December 9, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

Christmas Tour 2011

Saturday, November 12, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

Tuesday, December 6, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

With Special Guests Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler and Candy Dulfer

Benise returns with his Emmy® Award winning cast in The Spanish Guitar, hailed as the “The Latin Riverdance.” Join Benise on an epic adventure through Spanish Nouveau Flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Argentinean tango, Indian Bollywood, Parisian waltz, and exotic African drumming! The music is edgy, exotic, romantic and sensual, and is a celebration of culture, love, music and life. Experience this uniquely gifted musician, backed by a stage full of world-class musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers in a show that’s magical and inspiring for all ages!

Have yourself a Celtic little Christmas! Vocalists of the music sensation Celtic Woman perform beloved holiday songs backed by a full symphony orchestra for the first time. Known for their successful PBS specials, Billboard chart successes for their CD’s and DVD’s, and for their world tours, the artists of Celtic Woman are celebrated around the world as enchanting Irish entertainers. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Celtic Woman in this unique Christmas experience.

Wednesday, November 30, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available

Single Tickets: $42.50, 45.50, 78* Group discount for 15 or more: $36.40, $40.95 Group discount for 50 or more: $34, $38.25 *Group discount not available for this price level

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Single Tickets: $56, 76 Group discount for 15 or more: $60.80, $68.40 Group discount for 50 or more: $44.80, $50.40

A cherished holiday tradition marking its 14th anniversary, Dave’s Christmas Tour brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Joining multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Koz will be trumpeter/composer/producer Rick Braun, South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer. Artists perform their own hits and jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in an uplifting, highenergy show for the whole family. Single Tickets: $48, 58, 85* Group discount for 15 or more: $43.20, $ 52.20 Group discount for 50 or more: $30.40, $43.20

Rock in the holidays with Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (co-founder of Sha Na Na) and a lineup of ’60s favorites. Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits (Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, There’s A Kind Of Hush [All Over the World], I’m Into Something Good, I’m Henry the 8th), Joey Dee of the Starliters (Peppermint Twist), The Mystics (Hushabye) and Little Peggy March (I Will Follow Him) will transport us back to a bygone era. New to the lineup this year are The Bronx Wanderers. Ruth Eckerd Hall’s second annual Johnny Maestro Vocal Scholarship will be awarded during the evening. Single Tickets: $38, 48, 68, 100* Group discount for 15 or more: $34.20, $43.20, $61.20 Group discount for 50 or more: $30.40, $38.20, $54.40


concerts Flavor of Jazz VI: Peter White Christmas Featuring Kirk Whalum & Mindi Abair Tuesday, December 13 Food Tastings 6 pm, Concert 7:30 pm Celebrate the season with luscious culinary delights from our area’s finest restaurants, then relax and enjoy the music of guitarist Peter White and saxophonists Kirk Whalum and St. Pete’s own Mindi Abair—all for the benefit of The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and Clearwater Jazz Holiday Education Programs. The Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Band opens this festive evening. Single Tickets: $55, 93* Group discount for 15 or more: $49.50 Group discount for 50 or more: $44.00

Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available Best-known as a writer, director, actor and producer of films, Woody Allen has another passion. He and his band have been delighting audiences with a hot mix of New Orleans-inspired music for more than thirty-five years. Firmly rooted in the music Allen has loved since childhood, the band draws inspiration from legends such as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong. Their repertoire includes an eclectic mix of popular tunes, hymns, spirituals, marches, blues and rags. Discover a new side of Woody Allen! Single Tickets: $45, 55, 75, 95* Group discount for 15 or more: $40.50, $49.50, $67.50 Group discount for 50 or more: $36, $44, $60

Liza Minnelli

Tuesday, January 17, 8 pm A true legend and consummate performer, the indefatigable Liza Minnelli has been honored with four Tony Awards®, an Oscar®, a special “Legends” GRAMMY®, two Golden Globe® Awards and an Emmy®. Her success extends from stage to silver screen and television. Broadway triumphs include Flora and the Red Menace (for which she became the youngest woman to win a leading actress Tony®), Chicago, The Rink, Victor/Victoria and The Act. Her most famous movie performance was in Cabaret. Always an exciting concert performer, her generosity of spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to her craft are unequaled. Single Tickets: $59, 82, 125* Group discount for 15 or more: $53.10, $73.80 Group discount for 50 or more: $47.20, $65.60

The Temptations & The Four Tops

Friday, January 27, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available Exhibiting flair, flash and class, the smooth stepping, Motown-singing Temptations are all about straight-up soul. The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl, Get Ready and Stay are among their 44 Top 10 hits. Graduating from four-part harmony jazz to Motown with Baby, I Need Your Loving, The Four Tops made history with their soulful, bittersweet songs. Reach Out I’ll Be There, Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) and 22 other Top 40 hits earned them a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each of these legendary Motown-defining groups shares its greatest hits. This will be one incredible night! Single Tickets: $49, 59, 85* Group discount for 15 or more: $44.10, $53.10 Group discount for 50 or more: $39.20, $47.20

*Group discount not available for this price level

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concerts Patti LaBelle

Paul Anka

With Boney James

Wednesday, February 1, 8 pm Pre-show buffet available Elegance, grace, style and class – and a soaring, powerhouse voice: Patti LaBelle embodies all of these and so much more. Humanitarian, entrepreneur, author, actor, recording artist and vocalist, Patti is known for her potent, emotionally real persona. From her 1961 hit I Sold My Heart To The Junkman to Lady Marmalade, On My Own and her recent album Back To Now, this soulful diva always delivers. Patti LaBelle, we see a Winner in You. Boney James lends his sax to this special evening. Known as one of the top jazz artists of our time, Boney reaches across genres, with hits on the R&B, Urban AC and Top 200 Charts as well. Single Tickets: $58, 72, 128* Group discount for 15 or more: $52.20, $64.80 Group discount for 50 or more: $46.40, $57.60 *Group discount not available for this price level

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Michael Amante Italian-American Festival

Friday, February 17, 8 pm

With Special Guest from Italy PATRIZIO

With more than 900 songs to his credit and records on Billboard’s Top 50 during six consecutive decades, Paul Anka is clearly an extraordinary singersongwriter. He has achieved unprecedented success as a recording artist and on stage, screen and television. Anka shot to fame at the age of 16 with Diana and had five Top 20 hits by the time he was 18. Combined LP and single sales number more than 42 million. The man who penned Put Your Head on My Shoulder, (You’re) Having My Baby, Lonely Boy and My Way is also a gifted showman. Paul’s concerts are always outstanding.

Saturday, February 18, 8 pm Pre-show buffet Sold Out

Single Tickets: $52.50, 65, 98 Group discount for 15 or more: $47.20, $54.50 Group discount for 50 or more: $42, $52

Michael Amante returns with his engaging stage presence, versatility, charisma and vocal power. A true crossover talent, Michael is captivating singing pop, rock, Broadway, gospel and opera, equally comfortable singing Nessun Dorma, Music of the Night and Roy Orbison’s Crying. He thrills audiences with his incredible four-octave range and emotionally-charged delivery. Michael is joined by singer-songwriter Patrizio Buanne, Italy’s crooner in the tradition of Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. Michael’s power and range and Patrizio’s warm baritone combine to create an Italian-American Festival unlike any other. Single Tickets: $30, 38, 48, 78* Group discount for 15 or more: $27, $34.20, $43.20 Group discount for 50 or more: $24, $30.40, $34.40

Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion XII Saturday, March 17, 7:30 pm Pre-show buffet available What’s more fun than an evening of Doo Wop? Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Reunion XII brings a stellar lineup of legends from the ’50s and ’60s. Kenny Vance & the Planotones (Looking For An Echo, Cara Mia, This Magic Moment), Larry Chance of The Earls (Remember Then, Never, I Believe), The Coasters (Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy), Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles (Soldier Boy, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, This Is Dedicated To The One I Love), Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs (Stay, Come Along, I Remember), The Happenings (See You in September, Go Away Little Girl, I Got Rhythm), Tommy Mara and The Crests (16 Candles, Step By Step, The Angels Listened In), and Amanda Nikka with a salute to our Armed Forces, will have you on your feet for the best Doo Wop party of the season.

Single Tickets: $45.50, 52.50, 88* Group discount for 15 or more: $40.95, $47.25 Group discount for 50 or more: $36.40, $42.00


concerts Tony Bennett

Neil Sedaka

Johnny Mathis

Friday, March 23, 8 pm

Sunday, March 25, 2 pm Pre-show buffet available

Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm Pre-show buffet available

Inspired by the likes of Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett’s easy, natural style has captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Generation gaps are nonexistent when it comes to his music. Tony has charted hits in the past six decades, including I Wanna Be Around, The Good Life, Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) and his signature song I Left My Heart in San Francisco. The New York Times attributes Tony’s longevity above all to “his ability to convey a sense of joy, of utter satisfaction, in what he is doing.”

For more than fifty years, Neil Sedaka has written, performed, produced and inspired countless songs. From Stupid Cupid and Where the Boys Are (sung by Connie Francis) to his own hits Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Laughter in the Rain and so many more, Neil’s songs are capable of taking us back to special moments in our past. Enjoy this consummate musician, extraordinary vocalist and ageless songwriting talent.

The crooner who has likely contributed more to romantic interludes (or dreams of them) than any other is back with his rich, warm, velvet voice and the melodies that have made him so important to American pop music: Chances Are, Misty, It’s Not For Me To Say, Wonderful! Wonderful!, The Twelfth of Never, A Certain Smile and so many more. The sound of his voice evokes memories for countless people of multiple generations. This gracious gentleman whose Greatest Hits album spent almost ten years on the Billboard Top Albums Chart returns with a 24-piece orchestra to put a smile on your face.

Single Tickets: $69, 89, 129* Group discount for 15 or more: $62.10, $80.10 Group discount for 50 or more: $55.20, $71.20

Single Tickets: $39, 49, 79* Group discount for 15 or more: $35.10, $44.10 Group discount for 50 or more: $31.20, $39.20

Single Tickets: $52, 62, 88* Group discount for 15 or more: $46.60, $55.80 Group discount for 50 or more: $41.60, $49.60

An Evening with Yanni

Thursday, April 26, 8 pm His concerts are legendary. His live shows have amazed millions on every continent in the world. Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from the shows that have become famous around the world. The live show will feature music from Yanni’s new album Truth Of Touch, which is the composer’s first album of original studio music in almost a decade. This is Yanni returning to his roots with a live performance that will deliver old and new fans the very best of Yanni and his music. Come hear the music that touches the world. Single Tickets: $45, 65, 89, 125* Group discount for 15 or more: $40.50, $58.50, $80.10 Group discount for 50 or more: $36, $52, $71.20

*Group discount not available for this price level

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comedy Tim Conway & Friends

Vicki Lawrence and Mama

With Special Guest Stars Chuck McCann and Louise DuArt

Bob Newhart

With Deana Martin

An Evening with Martin Short

Thursday, March 29, 8 pm

Saturday, January 21, 1 pm Pre-show buffet available

Sunday, February 19, 2 pm Lunch Menu 3

Sunday, March 18, 2 pm Pre-show buffet available

Tim Conway, Chuck McCann and Louise DuArt will keep you laughing as they re-create classic sketches including The Dentist, Dorf and many more from The Carol Burnett Show. What’s your favorite episode? The inimitable, unpredictable, irrepressible and hilarious multi-Emmy®-winning Conway, voice artist and then some McCann and comedic impressionist DuArt combine to form a trio you won’t soon forget. Prepare for an evening of side-splitting fun!

Vicki Lawrence’s classmates were spot on when they voted her “Most Likely to Succeed.” From her eleven hilarious years with The Carol Burnett Show (which won her an Emmy®) to her gold record for The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, her TV series Mama’s Family, her hosting of Win, Lose or Draw, Vicki! and Fox After Breakfast, and her numerous stage productions, Vicki approaches everything with a sense of humor, because “Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!” She and Mama share some of that marvelous humor with us.

Who can forget The Driving Instructor, Sir Walter Raleigh and The Submarine Commander? The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was the first comedy album to hit #1 on the charts. Seven more albums, fourteen feature films, three of his own TV shows, an Emmy®, a Peabody Award, an American Master PBS documentary and a New York Times bestseller later, Bob Newhart’s first love is still performing stand-up. Joining Bob is accomplished film and stage actor, recording artist, radio personality and author Deana Martin, who carries on the legacy of her famous Rat Pack father.

Who can resist the unrivaled, scenestealing wedding planner Franck from Father of the Bride? Martin Short returns with his irresistible humor and musical talents, versatility, and improvisational genius. This Tony®- and Emmy®-winning comedic chameleon catapulted to prominence following his stint on Saturday Night Live and made his film debut with SNL colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin in Three Amigos. Broadway’s The Goodbye Girl, Little Me, The Producers and more cemented his standing among the best in the business. Hilarity abounds when Martin Short hits our stage.

Single Tickets: $39, 49* Group discount for 10 or more: $35.10 Group discount for 50 or more: $31.20

Single Tickets: $35.50, 45.50, 70* Group discount for 10 or more: $31.90, $40.95 Group discount for 50 or more: $28.40, $36.40

Single Tickets: $43, 58, 78* Group discount for 10 or more: $38.70, $52.20 Group discount for 50 or more: $34.40, $46.40

Single Tickets: $36.75, 49.75, 78* Group discount for 10 or more: $35.75, $44.75 Group discount for 50 or more: $31.80, $39.80

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PRE-SHOW LUNCH AND DINNERS NOW AVAILABLE! Order your AAL Box Lunch for an additional $8.00 per person. Each show has a different Box Lunch Menu. Refer to show listing for corresponding lunch menu.

All lunches will be served with potato salad, cookie, coffee, and tea or soda service.

Lunch Menu 1: Chicken Salad Wrap BLT Wrap Veggie Wrap Sun-dried Tomato wraps

Lunch Menu 2: Ham Sandwich Turkey Sandwich Veggie Sandwich Marble bread along with tomato, lettuce and cheese

Lunch Menu 3: Tuna Salad over mixed greens Chicken Caser Salad Broccoli Salad

Pre-show buffets are available for $12 per person for groups (regularly priced at $17 per person). Reservations required. Call 727-712-2717.

Be a Part of the Act! Corporate sponsorships are available at all levels with benefits including pre and post-show hospitality, select meet and greets, cross-promotions with your business and more! For more information contact our Corporate Sponsorship Department at 727-712-2716

Banquet and Meeting Facility The Exquisite

Margarete Heye Great Room The Margarete Heye Great Room at Ruth Eckerd Hall is one of Pinellas County’s most unique venues, featuring a spectacular vaulted-ceiling event space complete with a towering 15-foot grand chandelier. The team at the Margarete Heye Great Room makes your event refreshingly easy, with packages for almost every budget.

For information call 727-712-2768

Great Shows Just Added to our Season Lineup! “Weird Al” Yankovic – Thurs., Oct. 6, 8pm Marc Broussard – Thurs., Oct. 6, 8pm (CT) Duran Duran – Mon., Oct. 10, 7:30pm Dream Theater – Sat., Oct. 22, 8pm Colbie Callait – Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:30pm The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Wed., Nov. 9, 8pm Shelby Lynn – Thurs., Nov. 17, 7:30pm (CT) Queensryche – Sun., Nov. 20, 7pm Keb Mo – Fri. Feb. 3, 8pm Call Jim at 727-712-2717 for pricing and to place your order. Tuesday night is Capitol Classics movie night at the Capitol Theatre – tickets are only $6! Call for the schedule or log on to www.rutheckerdhall.com

Jackie Mason Tues., Feb. 28, 8PM

(CT) – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland Street, Downtown Clearwater

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