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'Modern Family' cast members coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall

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By JAY CRIDLIN

Times Staff Writer

When reality TV shows announce live appearances in Tampa, for the most part, we shrug. Dinner: Impossible? The Deadliest Catch? Pawn Stars? American Pickers? Kinda cool, but not worth rearranging your spring over, right?

But when the cast of one of the best comedies on television comes to town, we're all ears.

The cast of ABC's Modern Family is coming to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 25. Well, technically, it's not the entire cast — just Phil (Ty Burrell), Claire (Julie Bowen), Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Sorry guys, no Sofia Vergara. And sorry ladies, no Ed O'Neill. (Ladies like Ed O'Neill, right? Good.)

This will be a live, onstage chat with the stars of the two-time Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy winner. All four are Emmy nominees, and Stonestreet, Burrell and Bowen have all won. (Jesse, your time is coming!) They'll present bloopers and behind-the-scenes videos, and take questions from fans. (And in case you're wondering, yes, April 25 is a Wednesday. Set your DVRs accordingly.)

Tickets go on sale Saturday.

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