April 27, 2011

REPO! The Genetic Opera on May 6, 2011


THE RITZ YBOR PRESENTS CULT-CLASSIC REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA ON FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

The RITZ Ybor presents a screening of and movie party for cult-classic REPO! The Genetic Opera on Friday, May 6, 2011.

REPO! The Genetic Opera, which is a horror-rock opera movie musical, immediately gained a cult film following upon its theatrical release in 2008. Described as The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Blade Runner, the film takes place when a worldwide epidemic of organ failure forces a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. Failure to maintain proper payment on financed-organs results in forceful repossession of the organs by the Repo man.

REPO! The Genetic Opera stars Anthony Head, Paul Sorvino, Sarah Brightman, Alexas Vega and Paris Hilton and was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.

Doors for the event at The RITZ Ybor will open at 10pm with a costume contest and burlesque dance performances. A screening of the movie will take place at midnight with The Unworthy Heirs, Tampa's live cast. An after party with the cast will immediately follow the screening.

General admission tickets for REPO! The Genetic Opera are $10.00 and are available online at www.theritzybor.com and at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office. The RITZ Ybor Box-Office is open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday and on the day of shows. Call (813) 248-9210 to reach the Box-Office directly.

April 21, 2011

Toad the Wet Sprocket LIVE on May 1, 2011




The RITZ Ybor presents Toad the Wet Sprocket live at The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA high school cronies came to be known as Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986. To this day, their mellow, melodic folk-pop sound made them one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early 1990's.

Their hit-singles include "All I Want," "Walk On The Ocean," "Fall Down" and "Something's Always Wrong."

Early doors for the concert open at 6pm with the show tentatively scheduled to start at 8pm.

General admission tickets for Toad the Wet Sprocket are $22.00 and are available online at www.theritzybor.com and at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office. The RITZ Ybor Box-Office is open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday and on the day of shows. Call (813) 248-9210 for more information.

For more information on Toad the Wet Sprocket, please visit www.toadthewetsprocket.com.

April 7, 2011

The Little Monsters Ball on Saturday, April 16, 2011

JORGE ALVARADO AND PRIDE ON 7TH PRESENT THE LITTLE MONSTERS BALL AT THE RITZ YBOR IN EFFORT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT


Entertainment Visionary Jorge Alvarado will raise funds for Japan Earthquake Relief Effort and Pride on 7th with an entertainment filled Tribute Show to Lady Gaga and Japanese Culture.

The Little Monsters Ball will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at The RITZ Ybor. Doors to the event open at 9pm and the event will be co-hosted by DJ Jeffrey J and Rainbow Rickey. The evening will celebrate Japan's culture through performances by local Japanese entertainers, tribute to professional athletes and Japanese cuisine provided by local area restaurants. The highlight of the evening will be a tribute performance by Kimberley Dayle, the UK's No. 1 Lady Gaga act performer, who has been featured in national and international publications and made televisioin appearances on MTV, BBC and The Travel Channel.

The Little Monsters Ball is taking place on the same evening of Lady Gaga's sold-out Monster Ball Tour at the St. Pete Times Forum, and will be the ULTIMATE Lady Gaga concert after-party. There will be a Lady Gaga Costume Constest hosted by Mark & Carrie of the GaYbor Coalition where one lucky winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize.

Lady Gaga's last Tampa concert took place at The RITZ Ybor to a sold-out crowd on April 7, 2009.

General admission tickets for The Little Monsters Ball are $15.00 and available online at www.theritzybor.com and at The RITZ Ybor Box-Office open 1pm to 6pm every Wednesday thru Saturday, and on the day of shows.

VIP Meet & Greet tickets for The Little Monsters Ball are $55.00 and available online at www.prideon7th.com (up to April 15, 2011), by phone at (888) 845-1174 and at the door on the night of the event.