Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "Q"

Sadly, all things must come to an end and this is no exception for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. After 2,534 performances and 22 previews the show will play its last performance on Broadway Sept. 13. Even though Avenue Q will be sadly missed, we all have learned many valuable lessons...

We now know what the Internet is for.

We're working on finding our purpose.

We've learned that the mix tape isn't dead.

There is life outside our apartment.


Everyone's a little bit racist, sometimes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Looking for RENT fans!

We are currently looking for enthusiastic RENT fans that would like to help distribute flyers and posters throughout the Tampa Bay area as well as posting online to promote the show coming to the TBPAC July 7-12. It's pretty easy and in exchange for helping promote the show I'll hook you up with a pair of opening night tickets.

If you're interested, shoot me an email at angela.lakin@tbpac.org and I'll be happy to fill you in on all the details.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Find us easier on Facebook!

We've taken advantage of the new purl service offered by Facebook:

Follow that link to become a Fan of TBPAC on Facebook (you have to chose "Become a Fan" under our user picture after the jump) and you can get updates in your live feed on new shows, tidbits, discounts and more!

Friday, June 12, 2009

New 'Wonderland' musical scheduled at Houston's Alley

Following its world premiere in Tampa, the new Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy musical "Wonderland" will head to Houston where it will be part of the Alley Theatre's Broadway season and run from Jan. 9-Feb. 14.

"Wonderland" is directed by Gregory Boyd, the artistic director of the Alley.

Part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series, the musical opens in previews in Tampa on Nov. 24. The world premiere is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, as part as TBPAC's annual fundraising event.

For more information on "Wonderland," go to www.wonderlandthemusical.org or to http://tinyurl.com/WonderlandHouston.

Another round of auditions is set for next week in NYC, and an announcement on the full creative team is imminent. -- MichaelK

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Come meet Annie & Sandy

If you're looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow afternoon, 6/12, head over to WestShore Plaza's Center Court. There will be Annie themed activities from 1-3 p.m. and Annie will make an appearance with her dog Sandy from 1:30-2 p.m. You can also register to win tickets to the show!

Make our Forever Plaid cast forever part of the DVD!

On July 9th 2009, the Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Video will be played at select theaters across the country. For the Tampa Bay area, it will only be shown at the Citrus Park Mall.

The "Bleeding Love Plaid's" of Tampa Bay's Performing Arts Center have entered our music video of the hit Leona Lewis tune "Bleeding Love" public vote!

We are seeking your support in hopes of becoming the top winner, whose performance will be shown at the Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special event on Thursday, July 9th, an event broadcast nationwide to 375 movie theaters. In addition, the winning group will be immortalized on the Forever Plaid DVD set for release this fall. Voting for the online video contest begins Monday, June 1st at http://ForeverPlaid.Fathomevents.com and ends Wednesday June 24th.

Here is the direct link to check it out and cast your vote: http://foreverplaid.fathomevents.com/video.php?id=5

We thank you all in advance for your time and votes! (Feel free to vote as often as possible!)


Frankie, Sparky, Jinks, and Sumdge

Monday, June 08, 2009

$10 off STOMP

STOMP is back with new surprises June 19-21 and you can save $10 on tickets! Just enter promo code ZIPPO when ordering. Offer expires June 17.

Offer excludes Sat. at 5 p.m. and price level 4. Limit 4 tickets. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Service charges apply.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Don't forget to watch the Tony Awards

The Tony Awards air this Sunday, June 7, at 8 p.m. on CBS. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the show will feature lots of great performances including Dolly Parton with the cast of 9 to 5 and Elton John with the cast of Billy Elliot: The Musical (15 nominations). For a complete list of nominees, performers and presenters, visit http://www.tonyawards.com/.

Want to follow and comment on the action as it happens? We'll be tweeting live! Follow us on Twitter at WHOBroadway. If you don't have Twitter, don't worry. You can read the posts on Culture Shock. Just look to the right for the heading WHOBroadway Twitter Updates.