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Sunday
Dec 22 1:00 PM

Christmastime w/The Carpenters

Who can forget the incomparable music of the Carpenters? The popular brother/sister duo of the 70’s and early 80’s gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time. Top Of The World featuring Debbie Taylor make their Clearwater debut at Ruth Eckerd Hall for Christmastime with The Carpenters!

Christmas and The Carpenters are synonymous for many American households with such hits as "Merry Christmas Darling", "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" and their rendition of your favorite Christmas songs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Sleigh Ride", "Silent Night" and so many more! Top Of The World brings the most authentic versions of the Carpenters music to the stage. No doubt, you will be singing along as they perform hits like “Close To You”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Please Mr. Postman” and “Yesterday Once More”, to name a few. Debbie Taylor captures the warm tones and contralto range that made Karen’s voice so unique. Sit back and enjoy as Debbie and her band take you on a nostalgic journey through the Carpenters greatest hits while sharing some of the backstories behind the music.

Single tickets are $18, $25, and $35.

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Enjoy a Brunch Buffet before every Adults At Leisure performance, at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s dining experience Upstage Dining. The Brunch will begin at 11 am and will include breakfast and lunch offerings, buffet style along with complimentary coffee, tea and water. In addition to a cash bar, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers will also be available for purchase. Advance reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. The Brunch Buffet is priced at $25 per person. Doors open two hours prior to the performance.

Sample Menu:

Soup
Chefs' Choice

Salad
Mixed Green Salad w/ Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, and Shredded Carrots

Main Course
Maple Glazed Pork Loin

Cheddar Grits w/ Green Onion

Mixed Vegetable Scrambled Eggs

Baked French Toast

Bacon and Sausage

Assorted Yogurts

Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, and Egg Salad

Assorted Bread

Fresh Fruit Platter

Assorted Pastry Display

Assorted Baked Dinner Rolls
Butter Balls

Assorted Cakes and Pies

Does not include admission to the show | Show ticket is required for entry | Artist does not appear at dinner | Group discounts available for parties of 15 or more by calling (727) 712-2717. Menu items subject to substitutions without notice.

Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759

Ruth Eckerd Hall is located one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60).

On-site parking is available free of charge.  Valet services are also available for most performances.

From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.  Cross the Bayside Bridge.  SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr. 

From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach.  Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611).  East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

ADA Information
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.

Seat Accommodations
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase.  Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.

Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.

At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area.   Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit. 

Elevators
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.

Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.

Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned.  Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.

Accessibility Services

For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.

Preferred Partner