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Published On: Fri, Jul 18th, 2014

‘Summer Fantasy’ & ‘Showstoppers – Film to Footlights’ comes to Tampa’s Patel Converatory

Summer Fantasy at Patel Conservatory Straz center

Summer Fantasy 2014

Back this summer by popular demand, Patel Conservatory students perform songs from popular movies and Broadway musicals. Written and directed by Scott Daniel, this year’s show will take audience members on a journey from film to footlights.

Showstoppers – Film to Footlights  — Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Regularly priced tickets are $10-$15 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.

The not-for-profit Straz Center is committed to arts education as an essential part of its mission, and its fully accredited Patel Conservatory makes it all happen. Each year, the lives of more than 50,000 children are enriched in classrooms, on stages and through outreach programs. The conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all experience levels. Registration, tour scheduling and more information are available at www.patelconservatory.org and by calling 813.222.1002.

Summer Fantasy -2014 is set for Friday, July 25 at 7pm at Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center

More than 200 pre-professional ballet students from 32 states and four countries will perform in suites from the ballets Don Quixote and Coppelia. These dancers were chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants nationwide to come to the Patel Conservatory to train and perform. Leading the ensemble will be guest principal dancer siblings from Boston Ballet, Jeffrey and Lia Cirio. Rounding out the program will be the world premiere of a cutting-edge contemporary work.

Regularly priced tickets are $15-$27 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.

The Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all experience levels. Registration and more information are available at www.patelconservatory.org and by calling 813.222.1002.

Summer Fantasy group photo at Patel COnservatory Straz center

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