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Ruth Eckerd Hall hosts Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat Featuring Special Guest Stars The Doodlebops

Iconic Strawberry Shortcake Brings Her Sweetness to Clearwater on Friday, February 8 at 6 pm

Ruth Eckerd Hall hosts Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat Featuring Special Guest Stars The Doodlebops

Tickets On Sale Now

Everyone's berry best friend Strawberry Shortcake (www.strawberryshortcakeontour.com) makes her Clearwater theatrical debut at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 6 pm in Koba Entertainment’s all-new musical production, Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat featuring special guest stars The Doodlebops. Tickets are on sale now.

The live show was written, choreographed and directed by Koba’s Artistic Director, and theater veteran, Patti Caplette. Lorelei Bachman along with her father Randy Bachman (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) co-wrote three brand new songs for Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat that are guaranteed to have families dancing in the aisles.  Strawberry Shortcake, a favorite of little girls and moms alike for more than 30 years, will be played onstage by Toronto native Amelia Sirianni.

The production also brings to life her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, and Cherry Jam and features original and fan favorite songs from the hit TV show, Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, currently airing on The Hub network in the U.S. The musical adventure takes audiences to the whimsical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show.

“Strawberry Shortcake has been a part of children’s lives for decades,” says Caplette. “This show is the first time families will be able to see the world’s most famous little girl live on stage.”

“We are excited to bring Strawberry Shortcake to life in an exciting new stage production that showcases her berry bubbly personality and musical talent while inspiring young girls to do big things,” said Lindsay Martinez, director of licensing and business development for American Greetings Properties, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), the global rights holder for the Strawberry Shortcake brand.

Before the girls of Berry Bitty City hit the stage, theatergoers will warm up their singing voices and stretch their dancing muscles with the touring cast of the Doodlebops.  Responding to calls from their legions of clamoring fans, Rooney, Moe and Dee Dee Doodle take to the stage in a live concert performance that will get the whole audience movin’ and groovin’.

Reserved tickets priced at $37.50, $32.50, $27.50, and $25 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400.  The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at www.RuthEckerdHall.com 24/7. 

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is the 2,200-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall, the 500-seat Capitol Theatre, the 200-seat Murray Studio Theater, The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to engage the community to master, experience, discover and explore quality performing arts.

Ruth Eckerd Hall was named the #1 theater in the world for venues with 2,500 seats or fewer for the decade (2000-2009) by Billboard, based on number of shows, tickets sold and gross ticket sales. Each year, Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked as a top-five venue in the world with 2,500 seats or fewer by various industry trade publications including Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today.

Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics and plays host to more than 300 events a year ranging from Broadway to dance, opera, comedy, pop, rock, jazz and more. In addition to its Main Stage, Ruth Eckerd Hall also includes the multi-purpose Margarete Heye Great Room, which plays host to more than 300 events each year including weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, corporate meetings and much more.

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