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WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE-Tampa Theatre

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

RETURNS TO TAMPA THEATRE IN OCTOBER

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Jan. 31 for the October 6 Show


TAMPA, Fla. (January 27, 2020) –Tampa Theatre and the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are proud to announce the return of Welcome to Night Vale, LIVE on Tampa Theatre’s historic stage at 8:00pm Tuesday, Oct. 6 as part of TIGLFF’s annual festival.

Called “a geeky cultural gem” by CBC, WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Or, as The New York Times put it, “With its uncanny blend of the macabre and the mundane, the news out of Night Vale sounds like what might occur if Stephen King or David Lynch was a guest producer at your local public radio station.”

Bringing the podcast to life on Tampa Theatre’s historic stage, the WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE tour is written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and narrated by Cecil Baldwin, with live music by Disparition, and special musical guest Erin McKeown. “Our live show is a completely stand-alone story that can be enjoyed by long-time fans and newcomers alike,” the Night Vale folks say.

Tickets are $28.50-$39.50, plus applicable fees, and will be available starting at 10:00am, Friday, Jan. 31, at the Tampa Theatre Box Office and online at www.tampatheatre.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jill Witecki at jill@tampatheatre.org or (813) 274-8287


Built in 1926, Tampa Theatre is a passionately protected landmark and one of America’s best-preserved movie palaces. The majestic building is owned by the City of Tampa and operated as a dynamic film and cultural center by the not-for-profit Tampa Theatre Foundation. Programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Tampa Theatre is a proud member of the League of Historic American Theatres and the Art House Convergence.