Fri, Dec 17 2021 at 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
16-time GRAMMY® award winning songwriter and one of the most successful producers in history, David Foster returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall to perform songs from his unparalleled catalog. Dubbed "The Hitman", Foster's most popular hits, written for artists such as Kenny Loggins, Chicago, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand and many others, include "You’re the Inspiration", "The Prayer", "The Glory of Love", "After the Love Has Gone" and "Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (For Just A Moment)". Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster.
Joining David Foster is R&B vocalist Sheléa and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano. Due to unforeseen circumstances, singer/actress Katharine McPhee regrets to inform patrons that she will not be able to perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, March 24 at 8 pm due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict.
Tickets are $48.75, $62.75, $82.75, & $128.75* (*includes a premium seat & a Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity)
$115 Pre-show Party Packages are available and include a premium seat, access to party lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda, beginning 2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at party.
We will continue to adhere and adjust our operating protocols as public health guidelines evolve. Ticket purchasers will be notified by email of specific safety requirements prior to the individual event. If any precautions necessitate a change in seating, ticket holders will be contacted in advance with available options.
Enjoy an exclusive Pre-show Party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, create-your-own action or carving station, dessert & coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor drink or soda ($10 value) for only $29 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Doors open 2 hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.
Pre-Show Party Menu
Corn Fundido w/ Tortilla Chips
Southwest Chicken Eggrolls w/ Chipotle Aioli
Ancho Beef Taco Bar w/ Tortillas, Cheese, Sour cream, and Peppers and Onion
Dessert – Chef’s Choice:
Churros w/ Spiced Chocolate Sauce
Please note, this is a heavy appetizers dining experience, not full course dinner meal experience. 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.
Parking & Directions
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.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
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 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.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.