Tampa, Fla. – The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announce an all-new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, will play the Straz Center’s Carol Morsani Hall, December 12-29, 2013, as part of the 2013-2014 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season.
With new technological enhancements and new show-stopping Rockettes performances, Tampa Bay audiences will
have the opportunity to experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, the
Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with new scenes, an array of glamorous new costumes, dramatic lighting effects and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery.
In addition to fan favorite scenes, including the high-energy, tap-infused number “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” the Rockettes will debut new numbers that will showcase their signature precision dance style and debut some of the most challenging and vibrant Rockette choreography that have ever been conceived. In a show-stopping new number, “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City. This new scene includes dynamic choreography coupled with the landscape of iconic New York City holiday landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.
In the Christmas Spectacular’s 19-year combined history outside of New York, as well as the production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 73 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure, and this year will mark an all-new Spectacular experience for Tampa.
The December 12-29, 2013 engagement of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, is part of the recently announced 2013-2014 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season, which also includes The Book of Mormon (Nov. 12-24, 2013), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Jan. 14-19, 2014), ONCE (Feb. 11-16, 2014), Evita (March 18-23, 2014), Ghost The Musical (April 22-27, 2014) and We Will Rock You (May 13-18, 2014). A cabaret show in the intimate Jaeb Theater is still to be announced.
Current season ticket holders have until March 17 to renew their subscriptions. New season ticket orders are also being accepted and will be processed after March 18 and handled in the order in which they are received. Straz Center members are given first priority for new season tickets. For more information, email the Straz Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Straz Center Ticket Office at 813.229.STAR (7827) or outside the Tampa Bay area at 800.955.1045 or visit www.strazcenter.org. Group tickets and individual show tickets will go on sale at later dates to be announced.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.