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Verdi's La Traviata

January 3rd, 2015

Verdi's La Traviata

Directed by Italian stage director and tenor Andrea Elena (La Scala) Under the baton of Maestro Bill Doherty and the Central Florida Lyric Opera Orchestra Originally set in the ornate salons of 19th century Paris, La Traviata ("The Fallen Woman") tells the story of Violetta, a famed courtesan who enjoys her carefree life, but longs for passion. Most will recognize the plot of La Traviata from its adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 Australian-American jukebox musical Moulin Rouge! and J.F. Lawton's classic 1990 movie Pretty Woman.This production is fully staged and features the Resident Artists of the CFLO with special guest stars *Tenor, Oscar FeliuTakako Yamamoto, Japanese Soprano*Melissa Briozzo, Italian Soprano*Lorenzo Battagion, Italian Baritone *performed in Italian with English supertitles*

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Branson Gold featuring The Bretts

January 8th, 2015

Branson Gold featuring The Bretts

With a dizzying array of awards and accomplishments over their 16-year Branson career, this dynamic family brings to the stage a power-packed show that combines the best in music, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. The Bretts show mixes timeless classics, current chart-topping hits and award-winning original music. Voted Top 5 Branson Show in 2013 (417 Magazine) * Best Family Show (BransonShowAwards.com)4000+ live performances around the globe * Seen by millions on worldwide television

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George Casey Irish Comedy

January 10th, 2015

George Casey Irish Comedy

GEORGE CASEY ~ IRELAND'S KING OF BLARNEYAN EVENING OF CLEAN COMEDY ~ ONE SHOW ONLY"COMEDY WITH DEADLY TIMING AND GENUINE BELLY-LAUGHS" - Chicago Sun Times

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The King and I

January 15th, 2015 - January 16th, 2015

The King and I

• A Bill Doherty Production…Stage Direction by Heather Beirne Ard • Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II • Based on "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination.It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. Largely considered to be a barbarian, the King seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways.This truly unique love story is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.

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The Dorels

January 16th, 2015

The Dorels

-HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH- Enjoy an array of musical genres, including Doo Wop, R & B, standards, country and show tunes from The Dorels in this benefit for the House of Hope.

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Dr. Ronan Tynan In Concert

January 17th, 2015

Dr. Ronan Tynan In Concert

RONAN TYNAN - AMERICA'S IRISH TENOR Ronan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man" - a double amputee, a Para-Olympic Gold medalist, an Equestrian Champion, a Doctor and STAR of The Irish Tenors."A Tenor as Irish as baseball and God Bless America…" - New York TimesDon't miss this chance to see this great performer...last year's show SOLD OUT!

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In Concert! An Evening with Bobby Goldsboro

January 18th, 2015

In Concert! An Evening with Bobby Goldsboro

One Show - One Night! In 1964 Bobby started his solo career by recording the first of a string of sixteen top-forty hits, "See the Funny Little Clown." More million-selling hits followed, setting the stage for 1968 and the classic, "Honey," which became the largest-selling record in the world! Bobby's popularity has spanned several generations and is still an in-demand concert performer. Don't miss this One Show - One Night opportunity to spend and evening with Bobby Goldsboro!

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The Heart Of Music Featuring Beethoven

January 20th, 2015 - January 21st, 2015

The Heart Of Music Featuring Beethoven

Yes, Beethoven IS the heart of music ... the German composer whose music formed a transition from classical to romantic composition. His well-known works, many of which were composed after he became partially and then totally deaf, include symphonies, concertos, sonatas, string quartets, Masses and one opera.The concert will also include W.A. Mozart's overture from "Idomeneo"

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Dave Boyer & The LC Swing Band

January 23rd, 2015

Dave Boyer & The LC Swing Band

• Benefit for SoZo Kids in the Ocala National Forest A musical experience you won't soon forget! It's the dynamic combination of singer Dave Boyer and the LC Swing Band in a blend of Big Band classics, the sounds of Sinatra, and patriotic and inspirational favorites! Dave's vocal talent has taken him from one side of the US to the other with stops at the White House, the Statue of Liberty birthday celebration, Easter Seals telethons and some of the largest churches and concert venues in the country!

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An Evening of Musical Magic Starring Mary Jo Vitale

January 24th, 2015

An Evening of Musical Magic Starring Mary Jo Vitale

-SEABREEZE RECREATION CENTER- Join “The Villages Sweetheart” and her very special guest “Tenor Extraordinaire” Mark Schmidt…leading tenor in opera, musical theater and concert venues in the U.S. and Internationally. With timeless music, elegant and dynamic vocals they will capture your heart in a memorable evening of musical magic.

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The 5th Dimension

January 26th, 2015 - January 28th, 2015

The 5th Dimension

-NEW COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- 50th Anniversary World Tour starts right here in The Villages! In 1967, a little known vocal group called the 5th Dimension recorded a song called “Up, Up and Away” which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards, the group capitulated to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since. They have received 14 gold record, 6 platinum records, and 6 Grammy Awards. Their classic include such hits as: “Up, Up and Away,” "One Less Bell to Answer,” "Wedding Bell Blues,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to...

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Fernando Varela In Concert

January 27th, 2015 - January 29th, 2015

Fernando Varela In Concert

-NEW COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- Welcome home the Villages’ favorite young tenor as he returns from a successful 3 month long, North American tour. Join Fernando as he recounts stories and music from his most recent travels to over 50 cities. What was once an inexperienced teenager that Villagers supported at Church on the Square has now blossom into a seasoned performer with debuts at Carnegie Hall, The White House, Radio City Music Hall and a 4th place finish on America’s Got Talent. Come experience and hear first hand as Fernando shares some of the exciting opportunities that are on the horizon in the coming year.

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Yakov

January 27th, 2015

Yakov

Fans who loved the comedy of Russian born entertainer Yakov Smirnoff throughout his expansive career on television, the silver screen and Broadway can experience the hilarity once again, live on the Savannah stage! His comedic style is firmly grounded within his mission statement "to experience happiness and teach it to the world with passion through comedy and sensitivity." New York Times called his one man show, "warm-hearted, delightful and splendidly funny. "The Wall Street Journal..."Yakov Smirnoff is a Laugh Riot!"

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Merle Haggard

January 28th, 2015

Merle Haggard

-SAVANNAH CENTER- The word legend usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It's an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as "the poet of the common man." In addition to charting 40 #1 hits and scores of Top Ten songs ... he has won just about every music award imaginable, both as a performer and as a songwriter. Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend the evening in an intimate setting with this Iconic Country Music Legend, Country Music Hall of Famer, Grammy Award Winner and Kennedy Center Honoree!

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Rocky's Lady Legends

January 29th, 2015

Rocky's Lady Legends

Hosted by Rocky & The Rollers and co-hosted by DJ Al Brady IT'S THE GIRL'S TURN TO ROCK THE VILLAGES! THE DIXIE CUPS …"Going To The Chapel"~"Iko Iko"~"People Say" DEE DEE SHARP … "Mash Potato Time"~"I Really Love You"~"Gimmie Gravy" PEGGY MARCH … "I Will Follow Him"~"Goodbye Love"~"Hello Heartache" BARBARA HARRIS (original lead singer of The Toys) ... "Lovers Concerto" MERRILEE RUSH (Grammy Award Nominee for Best Female Vocalist) ... "Angel In The Morning" all this AND Rocky's extra-special SURPRISES!

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The Boss Project: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute

January 30th, 2015

The Boss Project: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute

This Premier Bruce Springsteen Tribute band is a FANTASTIC, unstoppable, powerhouse, ball of energy that brings audiences to their feet singing, dancing and enjoying every second of the show! If you can't see Bruce himself, then you have to see The BOSS Project! These guys will transport you back in time playing some of Bruce’s greatest hits: “Born in the USA,” “Thunder Road,” Born to Run,” “Glory Days,” “My Hometown,” and MANY MORE. As in true Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band fashion, The BOSS Project delivers a non-stop show without breaks that electrifies audiences each and every time they perform! You DON'T want to mi...

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Swing, Swing, Swing: The Toronto All-Star Big Band

January 30th, 2015

Swing, Swing, Swing: The Toronto All-Star Big Band

This vibrant cast of amazing youthful talent returns this year with an all new show just for you. They will capture your hearts as they revive the spirit, style and sounds of the 1930's and 40's. SWING SWING SWING to more hits of Glenn Miller, The Andrew Sisters, The Modernaires, The Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, The Pied Pipers and a special tribute to 'The Chairman of The Board' honoring his 100th Birthday!

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Cabaret at Savannah

January 31st, 2015

Cabaret at Savannah

SONGS!! MAGIC!! COMEDY!! … enjoy the Night Club ambience featuring Round Table & Balcony Seating plus NEW THIS YEAR ... it's a BYOB & BYOS(snacks)! A unique interactive presentation by Villages performers: Diana Arlt ~ Chris Bolus ~ Gillian Bolus Phil Caltabellotta ~ The Dorels ~ Sara Kallioinen ~ Jan Lavin ~ Ray Leggiero ~ Wally Libenson ~ Bill Lisby Shirley Martin ~ Mike Petix ~ Larry Rivellese ~ Alex Scopino ~ Sally Spieth ~ Janice Swartz and Billie Thatcher Special Guests: Mary Jo Vitale and Joe Beddia as George CarlinCome early and enjoy the Lobby Pre-Show...

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VAMPs Sizzle At Savannah: Celebrating A Decade of Dance

February 2nd, 2015 - February 3rd, 2015

VAMPs Sizzle At Savannah: Celebrating A Decade of Dance

-SAVANNAH CENTER- Once again The VAMPs Sizzle at Savannah for an evening of song and dance! Throughout the evening you will also be treated to music for your dancing pleasure from one of The Villages most popular bands…Music Mixx.It's a BYOB…It's a BYOS(snacks)…It's Cabaret-Style Seating ...It's a PARTY! Doors open at 6:00PM ~ Pre-Show Dancing from 6:30PM-7:00PM

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An Evening with Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was

February 4th, 2015

An Evening with Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was

Direct from New York featuring Sharon Owens It is unlikely that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage…until now in this Sensational Tribute to Streisand and Sinatra! What critics are saying about Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, two of the most impressive celebrity tribute artists in the business..."If you want a show that will take you back to the way we were, the way Vegas 'used to be, 'YOU CAN'T MISS THIS SHOW!!"

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Toast of Tampa Show Chorus

February 8th, 2015

Toast of Tampa Show Chorus

-NEW COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- Toast of Tampa takes seriously the title of Show Chorus! They are one of the over 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit, educational organization supporting four-part a cappella, barbershop-style harmony singing. Toast of Tampa consists of around 135 women who have performed for thousands, including performances with Skitch Henderson (twice) and the Florida Pops, as well as for conventions, corporate functions and many other special events. Toast Of Tampa members come from all ages and all walks of li...

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