Ruth Eckerd’s spring lineup

There are shows to make you laugh and shows to make you want to dance, coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall this spring. Here’s some of the performaces you might want to get tickets to early.

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Legally Blonde – The Musical
Sunday, March 10
International award-winning “Legally Blonde – The Musical” is the ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and still the smartest person in the room.

Buddy Guy & Little Feat 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, March 19
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy has a career that spans more than 50 years with more than 50 albums released. Little Feat, known for songs including “Hate to Lose Your Lovin’,” “Texas Twister,” “Let It Roll,” and “One Clear Moment,” was formed in 1969.

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric The Entertainer
Saturday, April 6
Cedric The Entertainer is best known for his performances in films and television shows such as “Barbershop,” “Be Cool” with John Travolta, “Intolerable Cruelty” with George Clooney, the “Madagascar” animated franchise, the WB sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show” and in his own comedy series, “The Soul Man” on TV Land.

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour
Tuesday, April 9
From the Emmy Award-winning mind of Derek Hough, this live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for Hough. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Hough explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between.

Leon Bridges
Thursday, April 18
Grammy Award-nominated rhythm and blues recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges is on tour in support of his latest album, “Good Thing,” which includes tracks like “Beyond,” “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand,” and “Bad Bad News.”

Patti LaBelle
Thursday, April 25
Patti LaBelle is a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and author. In her five decades of a career in the music industry, she’s had hits as a solo singer and with the band, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.

Tom Jones
Friday, May 10
Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, Tom Jones  is known for hits like “It’s Not Unusual,” “Kiss,” “Delilah,” “What’s New Pussycat,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and “If I Only Knew.”

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
Friday, May 17
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.”

Kristin Chenoweth

Weird Al
Wednesday, June 5
“Weird Al” Yankovic heads out on his 2019 Strings Attached Tour – a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall and – for the first time – a full orchestra.

The Capitol Theatre

Wayne Newton
Sunday, March 3
Las Vegas actor, singer and entertainment legend, “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton makes his debut at the Capitol Theatre with his all-new and original production, Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal. Newton will perform crowd favorites including hits, “Danke Schoen,” “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast,” “Red Roses For a Blue Baby,” and “Years.”

Love Letters Starring Barbara Eden & Hal Linden

Saturday, March 9

R. Gurney’s poignant valentine to love, friendship and the lost art of letter writing is brought to life by Barbara Eden, of “I Dream of Jeannie,” and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Linden, of “Barney Miller.”

Barbara Eden

Rosanne Cash

Friday, April 26
Rosanne Cash is on tour in support of her latest album “She Remembers Everything.” This is the follow-up to her three-time Grammy Award-winning “The River and The Thread.” ♦






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