Tampa Ballet Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Season: Giselle, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Tampa Ballet Theatre, recently named the resident in-house ballet company of Ruth Eckerd Hall, is thrilled to announce its 2015-2016 season. The season will begin in October with Giselle, The Nutcracker in December, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in May.

Tampa Ballet Theatre will be opening its season with Giselle. Giselle is a ballet about a young peasant girl that encounters a love that is stronger than death. Giselle will be performed on October 9th at 7:00pm, 10th at 7:00pm, and 11th at 2:00pm. Giselle will be performed at Tampa Ballet Theatre at 12720 Dupont Circle in Tampa, 33626. Tickets are $25 and go on-sale September 1st. Once on-sale, tickets may be purchased online at www.tampaballettheatre.org or by calling (813) 814-0587.

The traditional holiday favorite, The Nutcracker will be performed December 23rd at 2:00pm & 7:30pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759. This will be the debut performance of Tampa Ballet Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall as its new resident in-house ballet company. Tickets range in prices from $25-$100. Tickets are on-sale now and may be purchased online at www.rutheckerdhall.com or by calling (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Ballet Theatre will then be closing its season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, and is even more magical as a ballet. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed on May 27th & 28th at Ruth Eckerd Hall, specific performance times are yet to be announced. Ticket prices and sale date are yet to be announced. Tickets may be purchased online at www.rutheckerdhall.com or by calling (727) 791-7400.

“Our 4th professional season is very exciting for TBT,” said Lindsay Clark, Tampa Ballet Theatre Artistic Director, “not only are we debuting as Ruth Eckerd Hall’s resident ballet company, but also expanding our repertoire with two ballets TBT has never performed before: Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our new season is one beautiful classical story after another.”

Tampa Ballet Theatre is a 501©3 non-profit professional ballet company in the Tampa Bay Area since 2012. The mission of the Tampa Ballet Theatre is to educate, entertain, and broaden the outlook of the community through the world of classical and contemporary ballet. The company prides itself in preserving the classical masterpieces of previous centuries while creating new contemporary and classical productions for the Greater Tampa Bay area. Tampa Ballet Theatre engages itself in community functions to help give back to the community through the art of ballet and lending a structural support for the arts. Tampa Ballet Theatre is affiliated with its school, Tampa Bay Ballet where students receive pre-professional training from some of the best professionals in the Tampa Bay area.