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June 25 | Individual Tickets
When you purchase a Season Subscription, you are able to choose the dates that you desire for each play. There are four weeks of performances per play. You will have plenty of dates to choose from! With your Season Subscription there is no penalty for exchanging your seats for a different date with seats available, all the way up until 2 days prior to the performance. So not only do you have more options, but you also have flexibility! And of course, you get your purchases at a discounted rate.
Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America's most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of Pop, Standard and Theatrical genres. She has performed for sold-out crowds in venues across the country and throughout Europe. She has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, The Palace Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap, New York City's Town Hall, Davies Hall, among many others. Always touring in great company, her collaborators have included the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Emmy and Grammy winner Michael Feinstein, and conductor of the Boston Pops Keith Lockhart. Eder is happiest on stage singing for her audiences and spreading the joy she exudes.
May 17 - 24 | 7pm
May 25 | 2pm
Amoebas, amino acids, and a giant-ass rock. Journey with us through time and space in this cosmic comedy as we join four friends in the Natural History Museum. They explore their personal history and its microscopic place the great chasm of the universe. Between exhibits on turtles, space, birds, and the bees these four find themselves contemplating how we got here. Step out of the museum and directly into the present moment, to experience the adventure of your own life. Now - not the past or the future. Here - exactly where you are. This - whatever it is you're doing… if you can get to the intersection of these three things… you will be free to truly appreciate your life.
Linda Eder's Master Class is geared toward professional singers/actors, those who aspire to be professional singers/actors, and toward those who just love to sing. Accompaniment by Gary Powell on piano. Guidelines for the Participants in the class: Wear neat, comfortable clothes. Bring your own sheet music. Prepare one piece of music to perform for Linda and have a second one in case she would like to hear something different.
Stalwart Florida Cracker, Martha Jane Pacetti, tells of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800’s. Throughout the years Martha encountered fascinating Florida pioneers, from struggling working men to millionaires from the north seeking a tropical paradise. Martha Jane lived many adventures both tragic and amusing in rugged early Florida and she just loves to talk about it all.
Come to the Cabaret! Third in the Cabaret Series in The Sharon's Lobby Lounge is Angie Rose in her one-woman cabaret Life in the Pits. Angie Rose will take you back through some of the highlights of her career as a Musical Director and keyboard player in orchestra pits across the country. She will tell hilarious true-stories of her theatre experiences and sing some of the favorite songs from the Broadway shows she has played and conducted. Songs from Cats, Grease, West Side Story, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady and many more! Piano by Sean Pollock.
The Drifters are regarded as one of early Rock and Roll’s super groups and charted with megahits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “On Broadway", “Stand By Me", “Up On The Roof" and “This Magic Moment". Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the Drifters number 81 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. The Drifters have been inducted into both The Rock and Roll and the Vocal Group Halls of Fame and over the years have been fronted by memorable singers such as Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King.
Vocal Master Class with Judith Farris
"Dealing with fears of Singing" master vocal class with Judith Farris
Learn from Judith Farris, professional singer, vocal teacher, and vocal therapist in her upcoming vocal master classes. Accompaniment by Gary Powell. If you are a participant, please bring your own sheet music to work on with Ms. Farris in your correct key. Observers will not be singing, but observing the lessons of the participants. Limited availability for Participants.
Thanks to advancements in medicine, health care, technology, genetic research, and improved personal lifestyle choices, there now exists a new and unprecedented life stage-two, three, and even four decades beyond what has been considered normal retirement age. This presents an opportunity to reinvent ourselves, pursue our passions, go back to school, start a new business, repair old relationships, build new relationships, give back to our community, and much more. This fact both excites and concerns men and women of all ages. We all wonder, "What's next and how do I create it?"
June 1 & 2 | Gates open at 6:30am
The Villages Balloon Festival is counting down the days until our inaugural event! This exciting event will feature hot air balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, entertainment as well as retail and arts and crafts vendors. Exciting new food offerings will be available in the “Fly Me to the Food” alley – refreshing beers and wines for sale in the “Bottoms Up Beer Garden”. For the younger crowds lots of free entertainment in The Kids Zone. So much fun, we needed three days to pack it all in! Just remember, the event goes on – rain or shine! Balloon flights and glows at scheduled times for each day and evening. Check out the Event Schedule for times each day.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Adult Language 6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters featuring the insanely talented Chase Padgett who portrays 6 different guitar playing characters, each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well. 6 GUITARS premiered in 2010 to rave reviews and quickly became one of the most successful shows in the history of the North American Fring...
After The Eagles historical success, selling over 100 million records, six Grammy wins, and six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey that has taken them around the globe. From the 1980’s, straight through to today, Hotel California has set the standard for this world-class act demonstrating their unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to the music that has thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans worldwide.
Join Alycyn Culbertson, expert gardener with 20 year’s experience in gardening for butterflies, to explore what plants will draw and keep butterflies in to your garden. Participants will receive information on top nectar plants that thrive in our local climate, host plants and their corresponding butterfly species. Presentation will feature extraordinary photos that capture the natural beauty of our own back yards.
With authenticity and passion, Johnny Wild and the Delights are out to change the way you think about classic rock musical revues. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the revolution! With an unbelievable 8-piece band behind him, acclaimed actor and musician Andy Matchett (aka Johnny Wild) brings all three Legends Buddy, Roy and Elvis to life in full costume and character with the utmost passion, respect and accuracy, making you feel as if you’ve been transported directly to the Golden Age of Rock ’n Roll.
Join us for a Sentimental Journey across America. Billie Thatcher will be your tour guide for this musical road trip. The best Villages entertainers will be leading us in song. Sing along with your favorites, or sit back and enjoy the ride. The show also features performances by the LaLiPops, Fine Tuned, Villages Pops Chorus and Evolution Dance Company. We have cabaret seating; so pack a picnic and BYOB! Proceeds benefit the USO
ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. ALWAY… PATSY CLINE is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight… 27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."
FOREVER MOTOWN offers a non-stop, high energy trip down memory lane featuring the songs America grew up on. This Las Vegas smash hit production show features 8 vocalists and a 4 piece band, including former members of The Jones, Main Ingredient, The Spinners & The Marvelettes peppered with Broadway savvy performers who had leading roles in “Dream Girls”, “Porgy & Bess” and “Showboat”.
Is life giving you lemons? Come join Nancy Stampahar, also known as “The LemonAID Lady,” for a fun, interactive lecture on how to become more receptive and resilient to adversity and change. You will leave armed with powerful techniques that can motivate anyone to make lemonade out of lemons in no time at all.
Extended Camp | June 17 - 21 | 3-5pm
Performance | June 21 & 22 | 5pm
The trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage, and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters! Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. Peas & Harmony is a quirky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess & The Pea, in which showing respect might just pave the road to happily ever after!
June 19 | 3pm
Tony Award winning 1776 is a brilliant imagining of American history, a grand tale which manages to feel both intimate and epic at once, bringing humor and humanity to the account of twenty men, three months, and one incredible argument, in which the fate of nations is decided. Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Staring Bill Davis as John Adams and featuring Tim Casey as Edward Rutledge, Barry Corlew as Ben Franklin, Bob Brandoni as Thomas Jefferson, Sue Schuler as Abagail Adams, Bob Stehman as John Dickinson, John Rogerson as Richard Henry Lee, Tony Brown as The Courier, and BJ Odendahl as Martha Jefferson.
Harmony, humor, and musical hijinks - turn back the clock to the days of teen idols, petticoats, and the songs we love, with Kit and the Kats. You’ll be dancing in your seats!
Extended Day Camp | 3-5pm
Performance | June 28 & 29 | 5pm
When the local superhero league announces it's looking for new members. Cinderella is eager to try out so she can make the world a better place. The only problem is (unlike her lazy stepsisters) she wasn't born with a superpower! But a group of friendly scientists have a few tricks up their sleeves, and with their assistance (plus the help of some curious kittens and a very mysterious group of elderly folk) Cinderella just might find a way to save the world!
Bold Stripes, Bright Stars Celebrating America is The Newest Evolution Dance salute to our troops! Join Evolution Dance for an Innovative evening complete with fabulous costumes and amazing choreography! Music that will stir your memories and warm your heart! With a special recognition of the 75th D-Day Anniversary. You won’t want to miss this exciting dance production. Group sales are available and there will be Free Admission for Purple Hearts Veterans.
Come Join The Bands of the Villages FOR their Annual Patriotic Spectacular Concert! This year we celebrate music of America - from Sea to Shining Sea. Get a chance to conduct the Band and help support the Fisher House at the VA Hospital in Tampa! Members of the Villages Concert Band, the New Horizons Band and the Hometown Band join together to present this Salute to America.
This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam's got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he's up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? A wonderful acting challenge, FULLY COMMITTED has forty wildly diverse characters designed to be played by a single versatile performer.
Lee Greenwood is an ICON in music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. Boasting an impressive resume of success with seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles including: “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “IOU,” “Dixie Road,” “Touch & Go Crazy,” and what has become a cultural staple of patriotism, “God Bless the USA.” Lee knows first-hand what it’s like having loved ones fighting for freedom, as his father served in the Navy in World War II. Going far beyond expectation, “God Bless the USA,” has entered the singles charts three times (1991, 2001, and 2003), achieving a feat no other song in any genre in history has achieved.
Learn the story of Elvis Presley, the Memphis teenager whose talent, looks, and sex appeal started to get the world all shook up in the 1950s. An unknown truck driver in mid-1954, within two years Presley had become one of the world’s most famous entertainers. Although the superstar lived a short life, his influence lives on through generations of fans.
When five men took the stage nearly 40 years ago their stunning harmonies and tight choreography combined with excellent leads to create a legend. The Temptations made musical history with their string of fabulous pop and funk hits in the sixties and seventies. Hits that include "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "Ball Of Confusion," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Masterpiece" and "Just My Imagination. Nate Evans and his Temptations Revue exemplifies the integrity of the Temptations music, dance moves and style!
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Victory Productions: Summer in Residence at The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic '50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," and "Lipstick on Your Collar." In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
That 60’s SHOW is a musical event that salutes the most influential decade of our time… THE 60’s. A feast for the eyes and ears that will take you back to the days of peace, love, hippies, flower power, and rock and roll. Complete with cutting edge sound, lights, and live performances of all the biggest hits that defined an era. Celebrate hits from artists such as The Kinks, Joe Cocker, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Jackie Wilson, The Who, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, and many more.
The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of COLE PORTER
Victory Productions: Summer in Residence at The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol
Ben Bagley, the proven master of revue, has concocted a tongue-in-cheek historic cavalcade from the rare jewels of Cole Porter's vast musical treasure trove. The 'world' under scrutiny is that between 1919 and 1945 when, indeed, some considerable declining and falling went on. Here, the generally unsuspected meanings behind many of Porter's songs indicate that during times of chaos and destruction, he saw the world with an impudent, highly sophisticated and indomitably euphoric gaze. Porter created a world of his own through his songs, and made ours richer in the process.
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park - or that has found him - bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. SYLVIA is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.
May 20, 2019 - Subscription renewals with no changes not available to renew online. In person at a Villages Box Office or phone only. June 4, 2019 - Subscription renewals with changes not available to renew online. In person at a Villages Box Office or phone only. June 18, 2019 - New Subscriptions and Individual Tickets on sale.
Although it’s been half a century since Beatlemania was born, generation after generation of fans continue to keep the Beatles on the top of nearly every musical poll. But how, in just a few years’ time, did four musically untrained teenagers evolve into the most popular rock n’ roll group of all time? In this presentation on the life and times of the Beatles, guests will recall the magic and mystery behind the Beatles’ fame and lasting influence; from all-night shows in Hamburg bars to lunchtime sessions in a converted Liverpool warehouse to landmark performances on England’s Royal Variety Performance and America’s Ed Sullivan Show and learn how their own lives changed thanks to the Beatles’ influence on music, fashion, film, youth… and the world.
Opening | September 27
Closing | October 27
John and Jen are always there for each other, but as the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once close siblings. From creators Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald, John & Jen is a two person original musical that honors brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children. It is set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990.
For well over a decade now, THE MODERN GENTLEMEN have wowed audiences worldwide as the four voices alongside Rock & Roll Icon, Frankie Valli. Individually, Landon Beard, Todd Fournier and brothers Brian and Brandon Brigham were all in-demand singers before being brought together by the legendary Frankie Valli.
Choose 5 shows from the list, get 20% off your order and a free regional beverage of the night or non-alcoholic beverage. Julie Fowlis Cirque Mei National Dance Company of Siberia Siberian State Symphony Orchestra TAO Flamenco Vivo Ballet Folkloric George Hindcliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Bollywood Boulevard
Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world. An artist with a genuine curiosity to explore other traditions and natural ability to cross genres, Julie has collaborated, recorded and performed with artists such as violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti, and acclaimed singers Aled Jones, Grammy-Award winning James Taylor and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz including Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.
National Geographic Live is a highly acclaimed speaker series, bringing the world’s best scientists, explorers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers to the stage, creating long-lasting emotional connections with local communities. Growing rapidly through popular demand, the series is currently touring through 60 cities in North America at world class venues from Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is the core purpose of National Geographic. Premium storytelling and visually stunning photography inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and provokes conversation.
Host of Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
All four gentlemen of the MozART group are well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. The MozART group created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.
From People's Republic of China, Hebei Province, Cirque Mei will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. The performance, featuring a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats, will include many of the most popular Chinese circus routines including Hoops Diving, Lion Dance, Collective Bicycle Skills, Flying Meteors, Foot Juggling with Umbrellas, Female Contortion, and Ladder Balancing Act. The troupe was founded in 1976 and supports a community of over 130 circus performers who tour throughout China and the world.
For the past ten years America’s Got Talent winner, world famous singer, comedian, impressionist and ventriloquist Terry Fator has sold out night after night with a show featuring his cast of characters that includes Winston the Impersonating Turtle; the World’s Greatest Elvis Impersonator; Elton John; Vicki the Cougar; and annoying neighbor Duggie.
From the foot hills of Sayan Mountains to the icy Kara Sea proudly rolls its waters the mighty and majestic Yenisey River. On its banks live many peoples of Siberia, which have their own culture, literature and art. This vast and beautiful Land has become a source of inspiration for the Krasnoyarsk Dance Company of Siberia, which by choreographic means reveals the spiritual wealth of the Siberians, glorifying their labour feats and telling of the wonderful nature of the land.
At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor.
Opening | November 22
Closing | December 22
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls - Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. "Kids wide-eyed with delight!" says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and performs them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut - using the world's greatest musicians. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centres across North America
December 7 | 2 & 7:30pm
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
This incredible show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, like a sheet of lightening and pulsating rhythms, pure energy and melodic music, Rhythm of the Dance show has entertained over 7 million fans in 57 countries around the world with this globe tapping success. Apart from having World and Irish champion dancers; this show also has some of the finest Traditional musicians with many multi instrumentalist performers and singers who are a big hit everywhere. Perhaps it’s the combination of having the crème de la crème of live performers, intertwined with the latest technology and eye catching lighting and costumes, that takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy packed trip through the ages and makes it so successful.
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast) that is “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost)!
With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holidays hits, The TEN Tenors will walk you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the Holidays for the whole family, as well as many of the rock and classical songs that have made this group world famous.
The Bill Medley/Bucky Heard pairing came as something of a happy accident. Medley says it just seemed right... I'd been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day it hit me - that's the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect - on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly. And, we've even recorded some new material together, I'm really excited!
Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.
Opening | January 24
Closing | March 1
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 30-year-old bold, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical follows 10 assassins, eight presidents, and one American Dream. Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. and inspired by true events following the murders of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy, and the crude attacks on other sitting presidents.
Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly won a reputation as one of the best orchestras from Russia. The orchestra plays with the finest Russian soloists and plays the great Russian classics throughout Russia and the world. In 2015 Maestro Lande became its Artistic Director. The orchestra has numerous recordings with Naxos. Its regional mission is to act as educators in the Region of Siberia.
The Tap Pack is an elegant and entertaining nod to the Rat Pack era featuring high energy performances of mind-blowing tap dancing, smooth vocals, a swinging live jazz band and witty on-stage banter. The five-member cast wins the audience from the first downbeat and the pace of their amazing performances never slows. They joke, they compete, they croon and they cajole while performing cool classics with a fresh twist.
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters. Journey with him from the North Atlantic, where harp seals face off with commercial hunters, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of Atlantic blue fin tuna, and to research facilities studying dolphin intelligence. The images he captures while on assignment offer a mesmerizing glimpse of the “soul of the sea.”
DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.
Three-time Emmy Award winner, and iconic comedian Louie Anderson, is one of the country’s most adored comics. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” his career has spanned more than 30 years. The rest is history. Carson, Leno, Letterman, “Comic Relief,” Showtime, HBO, and CMT specials, including host of the legendary game show, Family Feud, all making Louie a household name.
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
February 8 | 2 & 7:30pm
From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Six soldiers return from war and, through the power of music, finally find a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).
Reflejos Flamencos (Flamenco Reflections), the newest production by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, celebrates the fundamental emotions that connect us while honoring the individual human spirit inherent in flamenco. A new work by Jose Maldonado, heralded by The New York Times for his "bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention," explores the notion of personal limits and connections across borders - both literal and figurative. Reflejos Flamencos includes traditional solos highlighting the dancer's virtuosic technique and nuanced improvisation, offering a transformative experience of dance and live music.
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centres across North America.
Masters of Illusion has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the US for the past seven years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world. Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before - filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage.
STAYIN' ALIVE offers audiences the songs and sights of a full BEE GEES play list, singing blockbusters such as "Night Fever,” "Jive Talkin'”, "How Deep Is Your Love,” "You Should Be Dancing,” "Nights on Broadway” and "Stayin' Alive,” along with some of their most memorable ballads, "I Started a Joke,” "Massachusetts,” "Fanny Be Tender,” "Words,” and "To Love Somebody" among other great hits! STAYIN’ ALIVE is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. STAYIN’ ALIVE is the quintessential tribute band to the BEE GEES, capturing the excitement of live performance and the amazing smooth classic harmonies of the human voice!
They are New York’s favorite band, they sold more than 150 million records, they helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound, and they continue to perform their legendary hits still to this day. Look no further; The Lords of 52nd Street are here! The Lords of 52nd Street perform regularly for live audiences in public and private events, and continue to awe fans from around the world.
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous by Nizar Ibrahim
National Geographic Speaker Series 2019-20
Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus' discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.
Opening | March 27
Closing | May 3
Novelist, Brooke Wyeth is about to publish a family secret. Over Christmas in Palm Springs, she tells her parents about her memoir only to find out she has no idea what she is truly revealing. Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Jon Robin Baitz tells an American story about a politically divided family and the lines we are willing to cross for those we love.
On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are the masters of the unexpected, whether re-imaging folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions, they always deliver a virtuosic, twanging, awesome obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar’ and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe tapping oldies.
Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. With its permanent home at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues, the company has developed choreography for 40 ballets, composed of 76 folk dancers who have performed extensively across Mexico and abroad.
Pilobolus is an internationally renowned movement company. For 45 years they have tested the limit of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies. In 2009, Pilobolus created Shadowland, the first show of it’s kind, which has since performed in 32 countries, for over a million people. Now Pilobolus is proud to present an all-new Shadow adventure.
Through hallmark songs, dance, and moments, the show captures the artistry, spirit, and impact of an cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of billions across the world over the generations. Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, and romance as captured by Raj Kapoor and Yash Raj Chopra, experience Bollywood as never before. Bollywood Boulevard will thrill fans, new and old.
Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and performs them live, on stage—note for note, cut for cut—using the world's greatest musicians. From Craig Martin, founder of Classic Albums Live: “The very first track of [Rumours] lets you know that heartache awaits. It’s not easy to fall apart, then sing about it, then have 25 million people buy it. It was therapy and it paid great. The vocals are tricky; there’s nuance and layering and thunder and the guitars are orchestral. Plus, the vibe of the album—the feel—that’s hard to recreate. What’s cool about this record is that everyone knows all the words, even the ushers at the shows, so when CAL hits the stage and plays this masterpiece it is joyous.”