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March 1, 2013

Beach Ball 2013 Goes Broadway!

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Beach Ball 2013 will be hosted at the Texas State Aquarium on Friday, April 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. In addition to live, bidboard, and silent auctions, Beach Ball will feature incredible entertainment with Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio. The event is chaired by S. Mark Gottlich. 

Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the ‘Phantom’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, “The Phantom of The Opera”, and was awarded the distinction as the “World’s Longest Running Phantom.” D’Ambrosio’s vibrant voice and talent has enabled a varied and amazing career, both on and off Broadway.

 Net proceeds from Beach Ball 2013will support a major renovation of the Aquarium’s Nearshore Gallery. The existing exhibit will be completely transformed, with plans including: raised ceilings with more natural light; more terrestrial animals, birds, and freshwater fish; audio and visual additions for a more immersive experience; more native flora, and a walkway with birds on each side that soar overhead!

 Tickets and table sponsorships are still available by contacting (361) 653-2612 or by emailing Veronica Ramos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.