Hey Guys! The big day is here and I am sure you are as excited about the opening of Wonderland the Musical tonight at the David A Straz Center for the Performing Arts! Here is a little background info for you on tonight's opening. Pay attention though, as some of this may find its way into trivia questions for a giveaway!

Wonderland the Musical in Tampa Bay!WONDERLAND is the first production of the Broadway Genesis Project, an initiative by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to develop and prepare new musical theater for Broadway.

From a show’s inception to final staging, the Project provides a safe and nourishing environment in a state-of-the-art complex with artistic, technical and administrative resources.
The show was optioned by Judy Lisi, CEO of the Straz Center, and was subsequently produced as its world premiere at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL this past December.  In association with the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, in January of 2010, the show was transferred for further development, becoming one of the highest grossing shows in that theater’s history.

Directed by Gregory Boyd, with a book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn and choreography by Marguerite Derricks, WONDERLAND preview performances will begin Monday, March 21 and the show will open at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on Sunday, April 17, 2011.

For a synopsis of the play feel free to visit the Straz Center website for that and information on ordering your tickets!

That's all i got for now, but stay tuned in for tomorrow when we will be giving away tickets for Sunday and Tuesdays shows! Check back for more things to do in Tampa Bay along with arts and culture in Tampa Bay updates!