Cyber Monday isn't just for picking up gifts at a steep discount through your favorite online retailer. Shop carefully, and you can also find some great ticket deals to hot shows at some of Tampa Bay's best venues.
This year's crop of Cyber Monday ticket deals at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Straz Center, Amalie Arena and elsewhere includes big names like Itzhak Perlman, Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster, Clint Black, Butch Trucks, John Waters, Jersey Boys, Natalie Cole, the Harlem Globetrotters and Cirque du Soleil.
Here are some of this year's best one-day-only ticket deals in Tampa Bay.
Through 10 p.m. Monday, use the promo code 30HOLIDAY to get 30 percent off the following shows: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Jan. 6-10), AMSOIL Arenacross (Feb. 20), Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic (Feb. 27) and Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (May 12-15). You can also get two-for-one deal on the Harlem Globetrotters (March 4) using the code TMN241, and there's also a deal on four-packs of tickets for the Globetrotters. And Cirque du Soleil's Toruk: The First Flight has several ticket deals, too. Click here for info on them all.
RUTH ECKERD HALL
Through midnight Monday, use the promo code DEALS to recieve 50 percent or more off the following shows: Clint Black (Dec. 2), Peter White (Dec. 10), Bowzer's Holiday Party (Dec. 11), Ballroom with a Twist-mas (Dec. 14), John Waters (Dec. 16), Rockapella (Dec. 17), A Christmas Carol (Dec. 20), The Nutcracker (Dec. 23), Salute to Vienna (Dec. 31), Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band (Dec. 31), Jane Lynch (Jan. 16) and Peppa Pig Live (Jan. 24).
STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Through midnight Monday, use the promo code CYBER to receive up to 50 percent off select seats to select performances of a slew of shows. There are really too many to list here, but some highlights include: Wahh! World Fusion Band (Dec. 6), Sutton Foster (Dec. 13), Next Generation Ballet's Nutcracker (Dec. 19-20), The Sound of Music (Dec. 24-25), Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfeect Concert Experience (Jan. 16), The Lion King (Jan. 20-Feb. 14), Slocan Ramblers (Jan. 22), Hot Sardines (Jan. 23), Alan Cumming (Jan. 24), Black Violin (Feb. 3), Cosi Fan Tutte (Feb. 19-21), Chris Mann (Feb. 20), Matilda The Musical (Feb. 23), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (March 3), Cameron Carpenter (Feb. 27), La Traviata (March 11), Itzhak Perlman (March 12), Behind the Scenes at Saturday Night Live: An Evening with Laraine Newman, Carol Leifer and Rosie Shuster (March 12), Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion (April 7), Best of Tampa Bay (April 16), Garrison Keillor (April 24), Soul Crooners 2 (May 5-15), If/Then (May 17-22), Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives (May 26), Jersey Boys (June 1-5), The Wizard of Oz (July 12-17) and The Illusionists: Live from Broadway (Sept. 23-25). Click here for details.
VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL
Through midnight, you can save 25 percent on the following shows at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall: Air Supply (Jan. 6), Natalie Cole (April 10) and Paula Poundstone (April 17). Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin