Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman Present Heartbreak Hotel


Tampa Theatre and Soulshine Music are proud to announce Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman present Heartbreak Hotel, performing LIVE on the Theatre’s historic stage at 8:00pm Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 (doors open at 7:00pm).

Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls; Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra) is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art.

Credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, Neil Gaiman (CORALINE; The Graveyard Book) is an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman present Heartbreak Hotel is a special Valentine’s Day “one-night stand” of music and stories, featuring the most heartbreaking work the duo has ever made, and just possibly some lovey stuff too. Couples are hesitantly welcomed.

Tickets are now on sale for $43 & $53 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office, and for $48 and $59 (all service fees included) online. A very limited number of meet & greet tickets will also be available for $203 at the Box Office or $219.50 online.

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Hollywood Awards Night

Now in its 16th year at Tampa Theatre, Hollywood Awards Night (previously known as Oscar Night America®) has become a tradition that Tampa’s film fans look forward to. It’s an evening where guests get the star treatment with a red-carpet arrival and elegant VIP reception. And celebrating Hollywood’s biggest night of the year has never been more exciting than watching the awards live on the Theatre’s big screen.

Not only are attendees guests of the beautiful, historic Tampa Theatre for the evening, but they will also enjoy an authentic red carpet experience: the event begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Red Carpet Reception, including a limo ride around the block and a walk along the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, with “Roan Jivers” announcing your star-studded arrival. Once inside, patrons can sample scrumptious appetizers, get hair and makeup touch-ups by the professionals from Paul Mitchell the School, and peruse silent auction items representing local businesses. 

The OSCAR® Red Carpet Live pre-show telecast will begin at 7pm, followed by ABC’s live telecast of the 86th Annual Academy Awards on the big screen at 8:30pm. There will be a cash bar all night long, and those guests who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby. This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Guests are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit!

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $25 for Tampa Theatre Members at the box office or online (service fees apply.) All proceeds benefit Tampa Theatre’s artistic and educational programs and ongoing restoration.

Tampa Theatre would like to thank our Hollywood Awards Night sponsors, including Skyline Limousine, Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Pat Fenda and Strictly Entertainment, Inc., for their generosity. Media support is provided by tbt* and Tampa Bay METRO magazine.

CLICK HERE to view photos from last year’s event!

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Dave Wickerham

The Central Florida Theatre Organ Society presents:

Experience the magic and majesty of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at the hands of award-winning organist Dave Wickerham, live in concert on Tampa Theatre’s historic stage.

Named the 2011 American Theatre Organ Society’s “Organist of the Year,” Wickerham began playing the electronic organ at the age of four and had his first pipe organ experience at age 10.

As a teen, he became the Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, AZ, while he continued his musical education, later pursuing classical organ studies at the University of Arizona.

He has delighted audiences at Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, IL, at the Piper Music Palace in Greenfield, WI, and as a featured organist at “Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria,” part of a $26 million expansion at the FIESTA Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

After seven years as the organist and curator with the legendary Milhous Collection in South Florida, Wickerham and his family recently returned to Michigan, where he serves as the Co-Manager and Organist-in-Residence at Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls, a 1927 movie palace that now functions as a regional performing arts center.

Wickerham has toured internationally – including six-week tours of Australia and New Zealand in 2003 and 2012 – and has recorded four albums of organ music.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.


Get The Led Out

Presented by Soulshine Music

From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brings it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. With the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-creates the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. Without wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants: a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

The 2+ hour set spans the career of the legendary British supergroup, with a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever, heard in concert and include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Battle of Evermore” performed in their original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis. Their approach to performing this hallowed catalogue is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe that 100 years from now, they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”

Tickets are $32/$41.50 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and $35.50/$45.50 online (service fees included).

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The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour

Starring The Tenderloins

The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe – Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and Brian “Q” Quinn – star in truTV’s hit show, “Impractical Jokers,” and are headed from your screen to the Tampa Theatre’s historic stage to perform a live comedy show! The night will be filled with laughs and hilarious videos inspired by the long-running “Jokers.” Expect there to be never-before-seen footage and the guys doing what they do best.

By the way, have you seen Larry?

Natives of Staten Island, New York, Sal, Joe, James and Brian met in high school and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy in theatres, clubs and festivals across the country, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches. They went on to win NBC’s “It’s Your Show,” a sketch comedy competition hosted by Carson Daly, and a scripted sitcom pilot with Spike TV followed, based on the guys’ real lives.

Today, as the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” The Tenderloins are touring nationwide with a mix of stand-up, hidden camera videos, stories and insight into the making of their hit show.

Second Show Added!

Due to overwhelming demand, Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road announces The truTV Impractical Jokers “Where’s Larry?” TourStarring The Tenderloins have added a second show at the historic Tampa Theatre on Friday, January 30 at 10 pm.

Tickets are $53 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or $58.75 online (service fees included) for reserved seating. Tickets plus the opportunity to meet the guys after the 7:30 p.m. show only will be $128.50 at the Box Office or $139.75 online.

This show is presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.

This show is suggested for audiences ages 16 and older. Parental discretion is advised.



International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night of comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail and never-before-seen videos to the Tampa Theatre’s historic stage. The quirky superstar has more than 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You will not want to miss this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live and in person!

Tickets are $33/$58.50 at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and $37.50/$65 online (service fees included) for reserved seating or preferred seating and the opportunity to meet Miranda after the show.

(Doors open at 6pm)