Changemaker Speaker Series


15% off entire order when you buy tickets for all 3 events!

These discounts can be applied to any price tier, and patrons are welcome to ‘mix and match’.
Prices vary depending on the performances you choose and seat selection.

Ticket Information

The Villages Entertainment is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at Savannah Center, The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Studio Theatre – Tierra Del Sol, Lazy Mac’s Laughs, Old Mill Playhouse, and ticketed events at the Nightly Entertainment venues.

To learn more about ticketing, performance details, or gift certificates, call (352)753-3229 or visit a Box Office near you.


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Events Included In This Series

"How to Astronaut"

by Astronaut Terry Virts

During his seven months in space, Terry led a multi-national team that included Russian Cosmonauts, U.S. and Italian Astronauts, during some of the tensest relations with Russia since the Cold War, and through 3 onboard accidents that resulted in an extended stay in space. While there, he took more than 300,000 photographs and hours of video—the most of any space mission before or since. These images form the backbone of the IMAX film, A Beautiful Planet, featuring Terry and narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. National Geographic published View from Above, a book featuring some of his best images alongside his reflections on spaceflight, stewardship of life on earth, and our place in the cosmos.

"Through the Lens: Creating a Ripple"

by Photographer Annie Griffiths

One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in more than one hundred countries during her rich and varied career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, and Jerusalem. In addition to her editorial work, Annie is deeply committed to using photography to support aid organizations. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of prize-winning photojournalists and filmmakers who are documenting programs that empower women and children in the developing world.

"The Search for Longevity"

by Photographer David McLain

David honed his photographic chops shooting feature length assignments around the world for National Geographic magazine. The stories varied but the mandate was always the same: work with every kind of person under any kind of condition and create timeless yet contemporary images for a client with the highest visual standards on earth. One story he has documented for more than 15 years is called The Blue Zones project. Together with author Dan Buettner, David travels the world to study and document those five places in the world where people are living the longest and staying the healthiest. This work has produced a number of books, including a best-selling cookbook, and stories for Nat Geo, Smithsonian, and others.

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