Broadway Ball 2018

Oct. 27, 2018
6 p.m. – midnight
Carol Morsani Hall


Join us for the Straz Center’s spectacular fall fundraiser hosted by the Board of Trustees. The evening will be more special than ever as we theme the event to Hamilton, the cultural phenomenon and highlight of our upcoming season. The event features a cocktail reception with silent auction, gourmet dinner on Morsani stage with wonderful live auctions items and show-stopping live entertainment featuring Jose Rosario, Jr. Stay around and raise a glass at After Dark, the Broadway Ball’s exciting post-dinner after party, for more live music, desserts and dancing.

Complimentary Valet Parking

Sponsorships available starting at $10,000
Table of 8 - $7,500
Patron Ticket - $650

To make a reservation or for more information, please call the Straz Center’s Special Events department at 813.222.1275.

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Jose Rosario, Jr.


Direct from the Chicago company of Hamilton, Tampa-born musical theater actor
Jose Rosario, Jr. starred as Peter Schuyler/James Reynolds. Rosario also served as stand-by
for Alexander Hamilton, performing the role many times. A graduate of Tampa’s Alonso
High School and University of South Florida, Rosario toured internationally before landing
his Broadway debut in On Your Feet! He is thrilled to bring a little slice of Hamilton back
home to Tampa as the featured entertainment for Broadway Ball 2018.

Broadway Ball 2018 Sponsors
(As of Aug. 21, 2018)

Presenting Sponsor
MacKinnon Family Foundation
Mackinnon Family Foundation logo

Elite Sponsors
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Lightning Foundation and Vinik Family Foundation Patsy and Gene McNichols and McNichols Co.

Marquee Sponsors 
Rita and Todd Wickner

Red Carpet Sponsor
Karen and Steven Mezer

Encore Sponsors
The Bank of Tampa
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Carlton Fields
Coca Cola Beverages Florida
Jan and Don DeFosset
Florida Blue
Florida Health Care News / Dr. Barry Levine and Ms. Gina d’Angelo
Michele and P. Douglas Freedle
HUB International
Kaul Foundation
PNC Bank
Raymond James
Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Family
Ambassador and Mrs. David A. Straz, Jr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
TECO an Emera Company
Wells Fargo Bank

Charging Station Underwriter
TD Bank

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