June – September 2009 Calendar of Events

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					                     Paul Bilyeu                                         Tara McNamara                                        Leslie Farrell
            Director of Public Relations                                    Publicist                                 Patel Conservatory Publicist
                   813.222.1050                                           813.222.1059                                       813.287.1914



                                                              Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
                                                       1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602
                                                             P.O. Box 518, Tampa, FL 33601-0518


                                         June – September 2009 Calendar of Events
    The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC) is located in downtown Tampa along the east bank of the Hillsborough River adjacent to the
    Tampa/Hillsborough County Public Library. As the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center, the $57 million (in 1987 dollars),
    300,000-square-foot center provides an environment for a wide variety of world-class events. The five-theater entertainment complex consists of Carol
    Morsani Hall (2,600 seats), Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall (1,100 seats), the Jaeb Theater (300 seats), the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Playhouse (130 seats)
    and the TECO Energy Foundation Theater (250 seats).

    (¥) This event is a venue rental. For more information about rental events, please call the presenters at the contact numbers provided.




                                                                         JUNE 2009
Rabbit Hole, JOBSITE THEATER PLAY SERIES, Thurs.-Sun., June 4-21, Shimberg Playhouse, Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m.,
Sun. 4 p.m.: $24.50. By David Lindsay Abaire. A Tampa Bay premiere and 2006 winner of the Pulitzer Prize! Becca and Howie Corbett
have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously
apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light
of day.

Free Hip-Hop class, Fri., June 5, Patel Conservatory, noon: FREE This introductory hip-hop class will be taught by Patel Conservatory
hip-hop instructor Jennifer Jones, director of Jenn Jones Jazz Co. No experience is necessary to attend; pre-registration is required by
calling 813.222.1002.

( ) Victoria’s School of Dance’s 2009 Dance Recital, Sat., June 6, Ferguson Hall, 3 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $19.35. For
more information, visit vsod.net.

( ) Jackie’s Jammin' Studios presents Jammin's Best Dance Crews, Sun., June 7, Ferguson Hall, 5 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start
at $22.50. Jackie’s Jammin Studios includes both beginning and advanced dancers with the desire to entertain. For more information, visit
jamminstudios.com.

Annie, BROADWAY ENCORE, Fri.-Sun., June 12-14, Carol Morsani Hall, Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.: Regularly
priced tickets start at $38.50. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this
classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including "It’s the Hard-Knock Life,"
"Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don’t miss
this all-new production, featuring a new song "Why Should I Change a Thing?" by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse.

( ) Rizing Starz Dance Academy presents An Evening With the Stars – Celebrate!, Sat., June 13, Ferguson Hall, 6 p.m.: Regularly
priced tickets start at $24. Rizing Starz Dance Academy presents An Evening With the Stars – Celebrate! An evening of music and dance
that is sure to entertain! For tickets, call 813.888.7827.
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Stomp, BROADWAY ENCORE, Fri-Sun., June 19-21,Carol Morsani Hall, Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 and 9 p.m., Sun. 3 and 7 p.m.: Regularly
priced tickets start at $34.50. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and definitely a show for all ages. The
eight-member percussion troupe uses everything BUT conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Thurs.-Sun., June 19 – Aug. 2, Jaeb Theater, Thurs. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 and
7:30 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $34.50. From “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive,” Respect is the
journey of women told through the music of the Top-40. It’s a show that is a journey 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, Respect is an exhilarating must-see, must-hear evening of theater.

( ) Firethorn Dance Academy presents From Paris to New York ... A Journey Across the Globe, Fri., June 19, Ferguson Hall, 7 p.m.:
Regularly priced tickets start at $20. This is an evening of dances that will take everyone on a journey across the globe!

Free Ballet Class, Sat., June 27, Patel Conservatory, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m.: FREE. The Orlando Ballet School at the Patel Conservatory
will offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers in grades pre-K3 through 12th. Pre-registration is required by calling
813.222.1002.

Summerplay, Fri.-Sat., June 27, TECO Theater, 2 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of performance. Students in
grades six through 12 will perform the play they will have created over a three-week intensive theater program, culminating in this
presentation. This year students will explore the “Living Newspaper” theater form, created by the Worker’s Theater Project, during the
depression. Their play will reflect the students’ ideas about the ways in which the newsprint media can be used to sway opinion and create
social change.

                                                                JULY 2009
Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Thurs.-Sun., June 19 – Aug. 2, Jaeb Theater, Thurs. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 and
7:30 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $34.50. From “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive,” Respect is the
journey of women told through the music of the Top-40. It’s a show that is a journey 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, Respect is an exhilarating must-see, must-hear evening of theater.

Making Your Own Musical, Thurs., July 2, TECO Theater, 5 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of performance.
Students in grades nine through college will perform the musical on which they’ve collaborated for two weeks to write the music, lyrics
and script.

RENT, BROADWAY ENCORE, Tues.-Sun., July 7-12, Carol Morsani Hall, Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 1
and 6:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $38.50. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about being young in New York
— being brave and being scared, being in love and being in trouble — having hope for today and faith in tomorrow. "A thrilling musical
performed with explosive talent." — Newsweek. "It shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical." — The New York Times.

( ) Stageworks presents The Little Dog Laughed, Thurs.-Sun., July 9-26, Shimberg Playhouse, Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m.,
Sun. 4 p.m. Regularly priced tickets start at $24.50. A fast paced, hilarious, yet biting look at the world of celebrity. An absolute send up of
Hollywood that looks at fame, deception, lies and intolerance in between the zingers. "Devastatingly funny ... with irresistible wit." — The
New York Times

Free Ballet Class, Sat., July 11, Patel Conservatory, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m.: FREE. The Orlando Ballet School at the Patel Conservatory
will offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers in grades pre-K3 through 12th. Pre-registration is required by calling
813.222.1002.

Summerplay Jr., Fri., July 17, TECO Theater, 2 p.m.: FREE. Led by Jean Calandra, students in grades four through six will perform the
play they’ve created over a three-week period.

Thomas & Friends™ Live! On Stage in A Circus Comes To Town, Sat.-Sun., July 25-26, Carol Morsani Hall, Sat. 11 a.m., 2 and 5
p.m., Sun. 1 and 4:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $15. Lap tickets under the age of 1: $5. Thomas the Tank Engine and his
friends are back in an all new, live musical adventure: A Circus Comes To Town. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines on
the Island of Sodor must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top, and Thomas must prove he's a really useful
engine once again. With thrilling adventures along the way, Percy, James, Gordon and, of course, Thomas, join with Sir Topham Hatt and
the townspeople from the Island of Sodor, to welcome a colorful cast of circus performers in an engaging story that demonstrates the
importance of friendship and cooperation.
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Sneak Peek, Sat., July 25, Patel Conservatory, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: FREE. The public is invited to tour the Patel Conservatory and observe and
participate in sample classes in dance, music and theater.

BélO, Sat., July 25, Ferguson Hall, 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $10. When BélO debuted Lakou Trankil three years ago, it
was clear that the Radio France International Award winner of 2006 would be the new Haitian prodigy. With a newly released album,
Reference, in full effect, BélO is a force to be heard – not just as singer/songwriter, but also as Haiti's advocate of peace. Reference, a
fusion of Haitian roots, reggae and smooth jazz soul, is an affirmation that the talented musician's style has matured. He also has become
more vocal on humanitarian issues. This CD focuses on peace, change and respect. BélO and his band capture the essence of the recording
in their live performances.

                                                            AUGUST 2009
Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Thurs.-Sun., June 19 – Aug. 2, Jaeb Theater, Thurs. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 and
7:30 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $34.50. From “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive,” Respect is the
journey of women told through the music of the Top-40. It’s a show that is a journey 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, Respect is an exhilarating must-see, must-hear evening of theater.

Free Ballet Class, Sat., Aug. 1, Patel Conservatory, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m.: FREE. The Orlando Ballet School at the Patel Conservatory will
offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers in grades pre-K3 through 12th. Pre-registration is required by calling 813.222.1002.

Pericles: A New Rock Musical, JOBSITE THEATER PLAY SERIES, Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 6-23, Shimberg Playhouse, Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.,
Sun. 4 p.m.: $24.50. Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare. Book and lyrics by Joe Popp. Musical composition by Joe Popp,
Brian McCabe and Tylor Durand. Joe Popp is bringing his power-punk music and oddball sense of humor back to Tampa and to Jobsite in
this 10th year of celebrating bringing new work to the stage. Jobsite has produced an original or unpublished play in every year of their
history. The very first, Y2K, featured a 15-minute rock opera by Popp. Jobsite would later go on to commission Popp for sound design and
songs for various productions and produced his full-length work MAXWELL. Popp is no stranger to the Bard. In 1997, he composed a punk
rock adaption for Shakespeare in the Park, which still stands as the best-attended event in the series. Pericles is being shifted in time and
space to the modern day era and set in New Jersey, New York and Boston. Pericles, ‘Prince of Tires,’ gets caught up in a web of intrigue,
incest and the mafia.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior, Fri.-Sat., Aug. 7-8, Ferguson Hall, Fri. 7p.m., Sat. 2 p.m..: Regularly priced tickets are $10 to $20 in
advance and $12 to $25 day of show. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior, performed by members of the Patel Conservatory’s Youth Theater
Company in grades two through 12, is sure to delight audiences. Willy Wonka Junior takes the audience along as the world-famous candy
man leads five winning children on a personal tour through his magical and mysterious world of chocolate, candy and pure imagination.
Featuring familiar songs like “The Candy Man” and “Oompa Loompa” by Academy and Grammy award winners Leslie Bricusse and
Anthony Newley, this timeless story of Wonka’s quest for an heir is sure to entertain.

( ) IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships & NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza, Sat., Aug. 8, Carol Morsani Hall, 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $35. The 2009 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships features professional men,
women and 202 lb. men divisions, in conjunction with the NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini
Championships.

Adult Student Showcase, Sat., Aug. 8, TECO Theater, 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. The
Adult Student Showcase brings students in music, dance, musical theater and acting out of the classroom and onto the stage to delight the
audience with what they’ve learned throughout the summer.

Rock School Blowout, Sun., Aug. 9, TECO Theater, 1 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of performance. Led
by Rock School gurus John McEwen and Paul Stoddart, students from Rock School courses will show off what they’ve learned while
entertaining the audience with classic to modern rock and roll.

Dora the Explorer Live! — Search for the City of Lost Toys, Sat.-Sun., Aug. 15-16, Carol Morsani Hall, Sat. and Sun. 10:30 a.m., 2 and
5:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $15.25. Come on! ¡Vámonos! Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer returns to the stage in Dora the
Explorer Live! Everyone's favorite Latina heroine stars in her own live adventure in Search for the City of Lost Toys. Dora, along with
Boots, Swiper and all her friends, needs the help of the audience to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles to find her lost teddy bear. Come
sing along and learn a little Spanish too! It's an exciting musical for the whole family!
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Free Ballet Class, Sat., Aug. 15, Patel Conservatory, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m.: FREE. The Orlando Ballet School at the Patel Conservatory
will offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers in grades pre-K3 through 12th. Pre-registration is required by calling
813.222.1002.

Grease, BROADWAY ENCORE, Tues.-Sun., Aug. 18-23, Carol Morsani Hall, Tues. 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8
p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $38.50. Nominated for the 2008 Tony® Award for Best
Revival of a Musical. Starring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel. The one that you want is back! Grease, Time
Magazine’s 2007 pick for “#1 musical of the year,” is rockin’ across the country in this new production direct from Broadway. Take a trip
to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins and T-birds. “Bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again to the
tune 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.” So throw your mittens around your kittens and Hand Jive the
night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!” Grease! For more
information, visit greaseonbroadway.com.

Vocal Arts Camp Recital, Fri., Aug. 21, TECO Theater, 7 p.m.: FREE. Students in grades five through 12 in the Vocal Arts Camp will
perform classical and musical theater selections with a Julliard School instructor.

O.A.R. (...of a revolution), Wed., Aug. 26, Carol Morsani Hall, 8 p.m.: Regularly priced tickets start at $34. O.A.R. (Of a Revolution)
transformed themselves from local Ohio State University bandmates to Billboard chartbusters and headliners at venues across America.
First, the band's two demo recordings were hawked at universities. Then, news spread about the band's roots rock and reggae-inflected
songs, which owed much to the jam band genre. Before long, O.A.R.'s website had turned into a highly-trafficked internet destination, and
the group gradually left the college scene for the bright lights of national stardom. O.A.R.'s latest album, All Sides, was released in 2008.

Free Ballet Class, Sat., Aug. 29, Patel Conservatory, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m.: FREE. The Orlando Ballet School at the Patel Conservatory
will offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers in grades pre-K3 through 12th. Pre-registration is required by calling
813.222.1002.

                                                            SEPTEMBER 2009
Yellowman, JOBSITE THEATER PLAY SERIES, Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 24 – Oct. 11, Shimberg Playhouse, Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8
p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.: $24.50. 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist by Dael Orlandersmith. Directed by Karla Hartley, featuring Fanni Green.
Yellowman is a multi-character memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her smalltown
Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations
surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women. Contains adult language, situations and
subject matter.

    Unless otherwise indicated, tickets for all shows can be purchased at the TBPAC Ticket Office, open Monday through Saturday noon to 8 p.m.;
    Sunday noon to 6 p.m.; and 90 minutes prior to most performances. For tickets and information call 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045
    outside Tampa Bay. For Group Services call 813.222.1016 or 813.222.1018. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at 813.287.8844, by
    visiting any Ticketmaster outlet during regular business hours, or through TBPAC’s website at www.tbpac.org. A nominal service charge is
    added for each ticket purchased. Discounts are offered for students, seniors and groups for selected TBPAC-produced shows. Discounts are
    available only at the TBPAC Ticket Office. Some restrictions apply. Not applicable to prior sales. Events, days, dates, times, performers and
    prices are subject to change without notice.