NTPAC presents a festive lineup of music, dance, and film events to brighten the holiday season
The New Tampa Performing Arts Center (NTPAC) is gearing up for a spectacular holiday celebration that will bring joy and cheer to the Tampa community. From live music performances to film screenings and ballet productions, NTPAC has curated an exciting lineup of events that will surely ignite the holiday spirit in everyone. With a diverse range of offerings, there is something for everyone to enjoy and create lasting memories with loved ones.
Holiday Big Band Extravaganza with Florida Jazz Express:
Kicking off the festivities is the Holiday Big Band Extravaganza with Florida Jazz Express on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. This event promises to be a night filled with live music and holiday favorites performed by the talented musicians of the Florida Jazz Express big band. The band’s modern and classic arrangements will have the audience tapping their feet and singing along. With a full bar available, attendees can sip on their favorite drink while immersing themselves in the festive atmosphere. Tickets for this event are priced at $15 for a table seat and $13 for a theater seat, and can be purchased at NewTampaArtsCenter.org/Tickets.
Kids Film Series: The Muppet Christmas Carol:
On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m., NTPAC will screen The Muppet Christmas Carol as part of their Kids Film Series. This beloved holiday film, featuring the iconic Muppets, puts a unique twist on Charles Dickens’ classic tale. The heartwarming story follows the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Michael Caine, as he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Through the Muppets’ delightful interpretation, audiences of all ages will be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. General admission tickets for this screening are priced at $5 and can be purchased at NewTampaArtsCenter.org/Tickets.
Winter Wonder: ATLAS Modern Ballet and New Tampa Players:
For a captivating display of dance and song, Winter Wonder by ATLAS Modern Ballet in collaboration with New Tampa Players is a must-see event. Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., this holiday celebration brings the four aspects of the season – Peace, Light, Magic, and Cheer – to life on stage. With a unique atmosphere and energy, the performance combines various dance styles and musical genres to create a truly enchanting experience. Vocal selections from talented New Tampa Players performers and the mesmerizing choreography by ATLAS dancers will transport the audience into the heart of the holiday season. Tickets for Winter Wonder can be obtained through New Tampa Players.
Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus: Sounds of the Season:
On Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., the award-winning Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus will take the stage to present Sounds of the Season. This 50-member men’s a cappella chorus specializes in the barbershop harmony style and will deliver a captivating performance of secular and sacred classics. The concert will feature quartets and other talented ensembles, adding depth and variety to the seasonal story being told. With their harmonious voices, the Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus will create a magical and engaging experience that will leave the audience in awe. Tickets for this event can be obtained through the Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony.
Tampa City Ballet’s The Nutcracker:
Bringing the holiday season to a grand finale, Tampa City Ballet will present their enchanting production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. This timeless ballet tells the story of Clara and her magical journey through a world of toy soldiers, snowflakes, and the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy. With breathtaking choreography and mesmerizing sets, Tampa City Ballet will transport the audience into a wonderland of holiday joy. The Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition celebrated worldwide, and this performance promises to be a memorable experience for all. Tickets for Tampa City Ballet’s The Nutcracker can be obtained through their website.
The New Tampa Performing Arts Center’s holiday celebration events are set to spread joy and cheer throughout the Tampa community. From the lively sounds of the Florida Jazz Express big band to the heartwarming Muppet Christmas Carol screening, and the enchanting performances of Winter Wonder, Sounds of the Season, and The Nutcracker, there is something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season. These events provide an opportunity for families and friends to come together and create lasting memories while immersing themselves in the magic of the arts. Don’t miss out on these incredible performances at the New Tampa Performing Arts Center, located at 8550 Hunters Village Rd., Tampa, FL 33647. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NewTampaArtsCenter.org.