Celebrate the New Year with a Spectacular Lineup of Arts and Entertainment in January

From world-renowned dance performances to electrifying concerts and captivating theater productions, January promises an exciting start to the year for arts and entertainment enthusiasts.

As we bid farewell to the previous year and welcome the dawn of a new one, the bay area is set to come alive with a plethora of top-tier performances and events. From the mesmerizing Dance Theatre of Harlem to the enchanting State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, and the reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, renowned musicians such as Styx and .38 Special, Elvis Costello, and jazz virtuoso Al DiMeola will grace the stage, ensuring a diverse range of musical experiences. Let us delve into the exciting world of arts and entertainment awaiting us in January.

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Celebrating Diversity and Artistry

Dance Theatre of Harlem brings its acclaimed repertoire to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, the Dance Theatre of Harlem has become a beacon of excellence in the world of dance. Originally created to provide opportunities for African-American dancers, the company has evolved into a multi-ethnic ensemble of 18 talented artists. Their performances showcase a blend of classical ballet, contemporary works, and pieces by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine and Robert Garland. The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s dedication to diversity and artistic expression has made them a force to be reckoned with in the dance world.

State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine: A Magical Rendition of Cinderella

The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine returns to the Mahaffey Theater with a captivating production of Cinderella.

Prepare to be transported into the enchanting world of Cinderella as the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine graces the stage of the Mahaffey Theater. With Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic score, this family-friendly ballet promises to captivate audiences of all ages. The talented dancers will bring the timeless tale to life through their exquisite technique and storytelling abilities. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this magical production and experience the beauty of classical ballet.

Ringling: A New Era of Circus Entertainment

The reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus arrives at Tampa’s Amalie Arena with a high-tech, acrobatic extravaganza.

Step into a world of wonder and excitement as the new incarnation of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus takes center stage at Amalie Arena. This innovative production combines acrobatics, aerial stunts, trapeze work, high-flying BMX bike riders, music, and comedy to create a spectacle like no other. Embracing a modern approach, the show captivates audiences with its high-tech marvels and awe-inspiring performances. Witness the evolution of circus entertainment and be prepared to be amazed.

The Undertaker: From the Wrestling Ring to the Capitol Theatre

WWE legend The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) shares stories and engages with fans at the Capitol Theatre.

For wrestling enthusiasts, the chance to hear from one of the most iconic figures in WWE history is an opportunity not to be missed. The Undertaker, also known as Mark Calaway, will take the stage at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, offering fans a unique insight into his legendary career. From thrilling matches to behind-the-scenes stories, this event promises to be a treat for wrestling fans of all ages. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by the larger-than-life persona of The Undertaker.


January is set to be a month filled with excitement and entertainment, as the bay area welcomes a diverse range of performances and events. From the grace and artistry of the Dance Theatre of Harlem to the enchantment of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s Cinderella, audiences will be transported to worlds of beauty and wonder. The reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus promises a high-tech extravaganza, while WWE fans can engage with the legendary Undertaker. With a lineup of captivating concerts and theater productions, there is something to suit every taste. Embrace the new year with a celebration of the arts and immerse yourself in the magic of live performances.

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