Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers

Tampa, Fla. – The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts will present Showstoppers – Words and Music in Jaeb Theater on August 7-9.

Back by popular demand, director Scott Daniel brings a brand new collection of Broadway hits and popular tunes to the stage in the fully staged 90-minute production Showstoppers – Words and Music.

Celebrating many of Broadway’s great American composers and lyricists such as Andrew

Photo of girl singing from Showstoppers at Patel Conversatory

Showstoppers at Patel Conversatory, August 7-9, 2015 Photo: Straz Center

Lloyd Weber, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, advanced level students in grades seven through college will perform with a live band after spending three intensive weeks honing solo and ensemble musical theater skills.

Showstoppers: Words and Music will feature selections from Chicago, Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera and others.

Daniel, in his second year of directing this production, has performed in national tours of Cirque Dreams and Footloose. Regionally, his credits include The Wiz, Spring Awakening, Bright Lights Big City and many more.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Regularly priced tickets to Showstoppers start at $20 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

More information is available by calling 813.222.1002 and at www.patelconservatory.org. The fully accredited Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.

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