Star Wars Episode IV Live
Sat, Dec 1 at 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall announces Star Wars Live In Concert with The Florida Orchestra performing Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores live to film of A New Hope on Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm. Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of this beloved Star Wars film in a live symphonic concert experience. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at noon.
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.
Legendary composer Williams is well known for scoring all seven of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars (A New Hope) for which he earned an Academy Award® for Best Original Score. His scores for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars® for Best Original Score.
Williams has won five Academy Awards®, four Golden Globe® Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 GRAMMY® Awards. With 50 Academy Award® nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams' score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in the 2017-18 season, The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, it performs more than 130 concerts a season, with series of classical, popular and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. Dedicated to bringing music to all people, connecting to the community is a priority, with pre-concert talks, family and youth concerts and other educational activities. Kids and teens get in free to classical Masterworks concerts with Classical Kids tickets. The Star Wars Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.
Tickets are *$150, $102.75, $72.75, $62.75, and $52.75.
*$150 Pre-show Party Package includes 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.
STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
Enjoy an exclusive pre-show party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda prior to the performance for only $25 per person (includes tax). Doors open two hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.
Sample Pre-Show Party Menu:
Buffalo Chicken Cake w/ Blue Cheese Cream and Chive
Warm Shrimp Fondue on Crustini
Sweet Potato Cup w/ Apple Chutney
Turkey Carving Slider Station w/Tangy Cranberry Sauce
Banana Fosters Action Station w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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.