Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dacal to sing Anthem for 25th Anniversary Outback Bowl

Broadway singer/actress Janet Dacal will perform the National Anthem at this years Outback Bowl. Dacal is currently playing the role of Alice in Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND, coming to Broadway in the Spring of 2011. WONDERLAND will hold its pre-Broadway engagement at the Straz Center Jan. 5-16, 2011.

Dacal just recently finished her run with IN THE HEIGHTS as the lead, Nina Rosario, after having originated the role of Carla in the original Off-Broadway and Broadway productions. She also performed on Broadway in Good Vibrations in addition to the off-Broadway production of Byzantium. Other productions include SeƱor Discretion Himself (Arena Stage); Five Course Love (Carbonell nomination); Four Guys Named Jose; Annie and others (Actors' Playhouse). Janet has also been a part of recordings and tours for various Grammy-winning artists, including Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Luis Enrique.

The Outback Bowl celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year and will be played on January 1st at 1:00 PM at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida.

A limited amount of priority seating as part of a bowl membership package are still available by calling the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.

New Years resolution: See more theater!

Counting down to a new year of shows...
So many great shows are coming in January to the Straz Center! Let's ring in the New Year!

Christine Lavin - Jan. 10

We have a little something for everyone!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2nd Movie on the Lawn is FRIDAY!

A Christmas Story marks our second Free Movie on the Lawn this season!

This year marks our fourth anniversary of screening A Christmas Story. That's officially a holiday tradition!

This "little" 1983 film gets funnier, more heart-warming and more beloved with each passing year. All 9-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun despite the adults who tell him, "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Movie starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17th on the Straz Center Riverwalk.

Concessions will be available for purchase. Stadium chairs and blankets welcome. No coolers, please. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the film will be cancelled and possibly rescheduled.

Run-time: Approx. 93 minutes

About the Free Movie Series: Come to the Straz Center for FREE films and more outside on the Riverwalk! See films that will enhance your enjoyment of live performances coming to the Straz Center, in addition to other fun and funny holiday films for the whole family!

For more information click HERE.