Award-winning Musical Productions Scheduled
For Ruth Eckerd Hall and Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Award-winning musical productions are scheduled for Ruth Eckerd Hall and Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. Some of the best musical theatre ever seen on Broadway is in the lineup for the 2020-21 Broadway Season at Ruth Eckerd Hall and at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. The series includes Tony Award® winning musicals, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical and Jersey Boys as well as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Ruth Eckerd Hall along with FRIENDS! The Musical Parody and The Simon & Garfunkel Story at The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.
The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre shows are first on the schedule with FRIENDS! The Musical Parody set for Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m., and The Simon & Garfunkel Story to be performed on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets for FRIENDS! The Musical Parody are priced at $75, $50 and $35, while tickets for The Simon & Garfunkel Story are priced at $100, $75, $50 and $38.
Jersey Boys (featured photo) will be first of the musicals at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. This award-winning show is the behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Beautiful-The Carole King Musical is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m. It recounts the story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, winner of ten Tony Awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize will reprise at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for these award-winning Broadway musicals are priced at $100, $75, $50 and $35.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will be performed on Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m. and again in a 2 p.m. matinee and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets purchased for the April 19 performance will be honored on the new date.
Tickets for these exciting musical productions are now on sale. To purchase tickets or for more information, including membership, please visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall and The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre ticket office will open one hour prior to show time.
Before each of the Ruth Eckerd Hall performances, members of the audience may enjoy a pre-show party in the Dimmitt Lounge at Ruth Eckerd Hall, which includes high-end appetizers, dessert and beverages plus your choice of wine, beer or a single-liquor drink for only $29 per person. Information on the pre-show parties is also available at www.RuthEckerdHall.com.
Ruth Eckerd Hall has been named the #1 venue in Tampa, #3 in Florida and #7 in the United States in the world of theatre venues of 2,500 seats of less by the industry trade publication Pollster in 2019. Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. The facility recently completed an $11 million renovation, which includes stunning three-story floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the new 6,000 square foot Grand Lobby, home to the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre and the Holt Family
The private Dress Circle Lounge has doubled in size, giving members a spectacular view and additional comfort adjacent to the Grand Lobby. In addition, patrons can enjoy its enhanced food and beverage service and impressive decor as well as additional seating and custom acoustical and lighting features and a 34’5” wide by 6’5” tall video wall.
Originally constructed in 1921, the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, located in the Cleveland District in downtown Clearwater, underwent a $10 million renovation in 2013 and is one of Florida’s oldest operating theaters. In 2019 the industry trade publication Pollstar, named it the #1 club venue in Tampa, #1 in Florida, #4 in the United Stated and #4 in the world of club venues with 800 seats or less. It is the catalyst for downtown development. Nancy and David Bilheimer donated $2.5 million to Ruth Eckerd Hall as part of the theatre’s ongoing “Expanding the Experience” capital campaign. In recognition of the generous donations, the Capitol Theatre’s name was changed in their honor.