Winter Dance Party
Sun, Jan 24 at 1:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Travel back in time for a dance party right out of the 50's with John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, at the Ruth Eckerd Hall debut. This is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates.
Each live concert performance includes hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50's era: That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more. Starring John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the hit musical Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story, performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning Mike Acostaon on saxaphone.
Single Tickets are $18, $25, and $35.
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.
Mixed Greens with Tomato, Sliced Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Shredded Carrot
Seared Sirloin w/ Sage Demi
Smashed Potato Cakes
Chive and Onion Frittata
Sausage and Bacon
Assorted Pastry Display
Deli Platter of Cheese and Meats
Fresh Fruit Display
Assorted Dinner Rolls
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.