Thursday, May 28, 2009

Win tickets to RESPECT!

Send the text RESPECT to short code 24453 for your chance to win a pair of opening weekend tickets (June 19-21) to see RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women in the Jaeb Theater.

From "Someone To Watch Over Me" to "I Will Survive," RESPECT is the journey of women, told through Top-40 music. From the codependence of "I Will Follow Him" to the anger of "These Boots Are Made for Walking," to the cynicism of "What's Love Got To Do With It," and finally to the strength of "Hero." Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women's own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, this show is "exhilarating!" It's more than just a story worth telling, it's a must-see and must-hear.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

DVR alert... In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

The TBPAC is delighted to launch the first National Tour of the four-time Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, Oct. 27 - Nov. 1, as part of the 2009-2010 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series. As we prepare to welcome the show to Tampa, we invite you to watch In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams that airs on WEDU tomorrow, May 27, at 8 p.m. as part of their Great Performances series.

In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to opening night. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how this young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers dreamed of making it on Broadway and after eight years found success beyond their wildest expectations!

View the trailer of the PBS special here.

After you watch the program, circle around and leave a comment. We'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Save on tickets to GREASE!

GREASE is coming back to Tampa in August. This new production, direct from Broadway, has all of your favorite songs: "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'" and "We Go Together" as well as additional songs from the hit movie: "Grease," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "You're the One That I Want."

Plus, GREASE features American Idol winner Taylor Hicks as "Teen Angel"!

Learn more about this production at:

SAVE 30% on single tickets

Receive 30% off tickets now through May 31! Use promo code DANNY when ordering. Offer is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening only. Excludes price level 4. Limit 4 tickets. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Service charges apply.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Doing it on the Road" - a free workshop for touring artists

A free workshop for performing artists who take their work on tour across the country will be held on Friday June 5 from 4:00-6:00pm, in the TECO Theater at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, as part of the National Performance Network’s support of and service to performing artists. The workshop is being offered by the National Performance Network (NPN) in conjunction with NPN Partner Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

According to Karla Hartley, Shimberg Playhouse’s Artistic Director, all over the country, contemporary performing artists are going outside their local communities, bringing their art to audiences that are eager to see new and innovative theater, dance, music, spoken word, and puppetry. “Touring, a significant aspect of the contemporary performing arts world, presents artists with enormous creative and business demands,” Hartley said. “NPN is interested in sharing what it really takes to take your show on the road. And if you are already touring your work, what more can you do to make the experience more successful?” “Doing it on the Road: a Guide for Touring Performing Artists” is a free information-packed workshop, designed and presented by the NPN. “Doing it” demystifies the touring process for artists who are interested in touring, are ready and have the capacity to tour, have already toured regionally or want to expand touring their work.

NPN devotes a large part of its programming in support of touring artists. After almost 25 years as a national nonprofit arts organization, NPN is very familiar with what it takes for artists to tour their work. NPN has 61 “Partner” presenters in 41 cities across the U.S., and represents diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the United States.

“Doing it on the Road” takes place in conjunction with each of the 4 NPN Partners Regional Meetings and is hosted by an NPN Partner. Attending artists will receive a syllabus of touring tips and tools at the 2-hour session. Space is limited: RSVP to 813-222-1087 if you are planning to attend; email Pam Roberts for more information.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Get massive RESPECT with this deal!

We're calling it the Ultimate Girl's Night Out, and we're packaging it up two different ways:
  • Get a 4 tickets at the same table for any performance of RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women + 4 tickets good for any drink from the bar for just $122 plus handling fee (which is $4 less per person than if you just bought 4 regular seats to the show with NO drinks, plus you save money on service charges!)
  • Get a 4 tickets at the same table for any performance of RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women + 8 tickets good for any drink from the bar for just $138 plus handling fee (which is the same price as 4 regular seats to the show with NO drinks, plus you save money on service charges!)
Due to the configuration of the Jaeb, we can only offer this package in multiples of four. We can also only sell these packages at the Ticket Office window or over the phone by calling 813.229.STAR.

Get down to the Jaeb, cut loose and have an Ultimate Girl's Night Out! (Men, you're invited too! We won't tell!)

If you have a group of 12 or more and looking for an even bigger bargain, try calling our Group Services Department at 813.222.1018.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Save on tickets to Annie

ANNIE, the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, is returning to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, June 12-14. You can save $15 off tickets to see ANNIE when you use promo code WARBUCKS or call the TBPAC Ticket Office at 813.229.STAR to purchase a family four-pack for $100. Hurry! Offers end May 24.
*Performance and seating restrictions apply. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Service charges apply.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Follow In The Heights!

If you love In The Heights, the show is now on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan of the show on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter...

And for all the Rent Heads, or wanna be Rent Heads, you can also follow the new Rent Broadway Tour (coming to the TBPAC in July) on Twitter...

Following any other Broadway shows?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

And the nominees are...

This morning the nominees for the 2009 Tony Awards were announced. Go here for the complete list. Billy Elliot, The Musical is the front runner with 15 nominations followed by Next to Normal (11), Hair (8) and Shrek The Musical (8).

The Tony Awards will broadcast live on CBS Sunday, June 7, starting at 8 p.m. from Radio City Music Hall.

And if you want to stay up-to-date with all things Broadway, visit our new "What's Hot on Broadway" page at

Friday, May 01, 2009

Broadway Family Nights!

Looking for a fun (and inexpensive) way to treat the family to a Broadway show? Check out Broadway Family Nights for the upcoming performances of Annie and Stomp.

The fun part...
A great time out with the family seeing a live show everyone can enjoy complete with free pre-show activites.

The inexpensive part...
For the selected Broadway Family Night performances, you can purchase a regularly priced adult ticket and receive a free child (12 and under) ticket for free! (Restrictions apply. Call the TBPAC Ticket Office for more details.)

Annie's Broadway Family Night is Friday, June 12 and Stomp's is Friday, June 19.

And, as an extra bonus, stay after the Friday night performance of Stomp for a free talkback with the artists.