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September 2018

September 24 & 26 | 7:30pm
September 25 | 3 & 8pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$70-100 | Obstructed View $50

Chicago, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996 and now in its 20th year on Broadway is the longest running AMERICAN musical shows no sign of ever slowing down! Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy.

Musical

October 2018

October 4 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$55-65 | Obstructed View $45

BJ Thomas owns one of the most distinctive voices in American pop music - a reassuringly masculine timbre conveyed with a smattering of unique embellishments that represent a distillation of the most influential genres in pop culture.

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003

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October 9 | 2-5pm
Doors Open at 1:30pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
Participants $45 | Observers $20

Participants must have a song prepared with sheet music in the appropriate key. Accompanist: Gary Powell The students in the Farris studio learn to master all types of singing. Not limited by singing just classical repertoire, Opera, or "traditional" musical theater, her singers master all types of singing that are commanded in the business today with ease and vocal health.

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Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, and Mobbed for FOX, among others. Mandel also serves as one of the judges on NBC's summer hit talent competition series America's Got Talent alongside Heidi Klum, Mel B and Simon Cowell.

ComedyMature Audiences

It's that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights - almost blindingly bright at first - reveal a killer band ready to unleash a catalog of classic hits like none other. That familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you're about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood And The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2018, and you're invited.

Classic Rock

October 19 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$45-136 | VIP Meet & Greet $100 plus Ticket

Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi.

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Steel Magnolias remains one of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience. The L.A. Theatre Works national tour features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women.

Dramatheatre

Join us of for a night of fun, magic and music! We will take you on a journey through classic old and new Blues and Rock hits as this talented cast takes you on a magical and mysterious trip through the bayou at night. With mind blowing magic and talented aerial antics this fun musical is a perfect event at Halloween and certainly will include a trick or two!

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November 2018

November 1 | 5 & 8pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$45-65 | Obstructed View $40

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas.

ComedyMature Audiences

After seeing Fernando receive countless standing ovations in arenas throughout Europe, Zeke asked his dad if he could sing with him in a show - and the spark for “Better Together” was born. Featuring songs you know and love, mixed in with some new favorites from The Greatest Showman, you won’t want to miss this heart warming concert based on what it’s like to be a family in a modern world.

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Join us for an intimate evening of music! Starring the talented Whitney Morse and featuring a few numbers by her mother Rebecca Morse. They will fill up the Lobby Lounge with storytelling and sing us some songs about parenting and pregnancy. The evening will be full of entertainment! Some songs will make you laugh, some will make you think, others will make you remember…but they will all be sure to make you smile! Life is a Cabaret!

Cabaret

November 10 | 5pm & 8pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$50-$65 | Obstructed View $45

Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of legendary R&B recording artists, The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal.

PopR&B

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra opens the holiday season with it's annual Messiah Concert. Handel "The Messiah" part one (the nativity). This concert has opened the Holiday Celebration since 2008.

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For more than 20 years they've logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums and ten No. 1 singles, earned ACM and CMA awards and inspired rave reviews as far away as London, where The Guardian proclaimed them exemplars of "country's greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music."

CountryRock

November 16 | 5 & 8pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$65-50 | Obstructed View $45

Six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven Public Television specials and 8 million records sold. After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh's recording and live concert career continues to thrive today.

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Director: Mr. Qui Jian The company of the Chinese Warriors of Peking was founded in 1958 as a group of Chinese acrobats and martial artists. In 2016, the company's performance of Pagoda of Bowls was selected by the American UniverSoul Circus to tour around the United States with the circus for more than ten months. The company's Slack Wire act was picked by Cirque du Soleil and has toured with Cirque du Soleil around the world.

International

November 29 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$36-$155 | Meet & Greet $100 plus ticket

With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70's and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music!

DiscoPop

December 2018

December 8 | 7pm
Meet & Greet | $50 plus ticket
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$72-86 | Obstructed View $25

With 40 No. 1 hits and more than 35 million albums sold, Milsap remains one of Country’ Music’s most successful and beloved crossover artists. At 71, he continues to tour the country, playing his music for multiple generations of music lovers.

CountryVocal

December 10 | Noon
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
FREE | Donations are welcome at the door

Village Ringers is a handbell organization dedicated to attracting and challenging intermediate to advanced handbell ringers through the rehearsal and performance of quality music. It is our desire to expand the public appreciation of, and interest in, handbell music through engaging performances. Each member is accepted by audition. The very first rehearsal was held on September 3rd of 2018. This type of handbell ensemble was a dream of director, Bonnie Fisher; and that dream has come true through the support of other enthusiastic ringers, and the generous gifts of anonymous donors. Village Ringers currently rehearses at Elan, located on CR 466 each Monday from 3:00-5:00.

Free EventLobby Concert

Starring Heather Ard & featuring Bill Doherty
December 12 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
General Public | $25

Second in the Cabaret Series in The Sharon’s Lobby Lounge is Heather Ard in her musical adventure of life, love, spirit, and siblings accompanied by Bill Doherty. Join us as we present our second event of this intimate series on December 12th!

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic. Show Time: 7:00 PM $25.00-$65.00

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This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.

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January 2019

Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic. Show Time: 7:00 PM $25.00-$65.00

orchestra

Jan 11 | 7:30pm, Jan 12 | 2 & 7:30pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$55-100 | Obstructed View $45

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

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January 16 & 17 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$65-100 | Obstructed View $50

The Tony Award winning Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez.

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Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune said Copeland delivers "gale force singing and power" with a "unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music." NPR Musicsays she is "fiercely expressive."

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Nov 19 | Chinese Peking Warriors
Jan 24 | Shanghai Opera Orchestra
Feb 5 | Farruquito
Feb 18 | Vienna Boys Choir
Feb 20 | Havana Cuba All Stars
Mar 26 | Canadian Brass
Apr 1 | Murphy's Celtic Legacy
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
Choose at least 5 to create your own Passport and receive 20% off your purchase

Travel the world without leaving The Villages by visiting The Sharon Performing Arts Center during one of their "Destination Evenings". Now available, an International Subscription allows you to choose up to 5 multicultural performances to sample the international art coming to your hometown! Choose at least 5 of these international performances and receive 20% off of your entire purchase. Each of these performances will also feature a cocktail from the artist's region. Indulge in a Spanish Sangria while watching Farruquito, Spain's most renowned Gypsy Flamenco dancer; sip on some Gluehwein while enjoying the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir. We hope you get a taste for a culture you enjoy, and perhaps try one you’ve never visited before!

International

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra was established in 1956 along with the construction of the famous Shanghai Opera House. The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its interpretation of classical symphony repertoire. The orchestra performs the masterpieces of the world's most historic composers.

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"We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience - we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It's less a 'show' and more a party. At least it feels like one to me. This group of actors brings me right back to how I started out in comedy - maybe that's why we have so much fun doing it." - Jim Belushi

ComedyMature Audiences

This masterclass is designed to allow participants to experience the requirements and disciplines of working and performing in a physical theatre company. It focuses on forming an ensemble style of acting that will interpret and serve the text as a whole. By sharing some of the Aquila Theatre Company’s rituals, in the form of movement and vocal exercises, the participant will explore the imaginative and physical resources that the company uses in order to create its own unique theatrical style.

Free EventMaster Class

A Midsummer Night's Dream - one of Shakespeare's most beloved and witty comedies, is brought to vivid life in an innovative new production by the Aquila Theatre. Full of memorable characters - Puck, Oberon, Hermia, and Nick Bottom - and the famous "play within a play", A Midsummer Night's Dream deals with the universal theme of love, and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and marriage. Aquila Theatre weaves a web of theatrical magic that takes audiences to the heart of an enchanted forest while witnessing the injustice of the Athenian court and the political strife of the fairy kingdom.

Dramatheatre

February 2019

February 1 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$55-89 | Obstructed View $25

Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie", "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)", "Castles in the Air", "And I Love You So" and "Crying". Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

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Farruquito, heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century (NY Times). Farruquito made his first international stage appearance on Broadway in New York City at the age of four alongside his grandfather, "EL Farruco", and spent his formative years immersed in the legendary Farruco school.

DanceInternational

February 7 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$91 - $136 | Obstructed View $46

Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as "Ridin' The Storm Out" followed, setting the stage for 1980's explosive Hi Infidelity (received the Recording Industry Association of America®'s 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the U.S.). REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.

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February 8 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$60 - $99 | Obstructed View $35

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Country

February 9 - 12 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$59 - $99 | Obstructed View $49

FORTE returns to The Villages! The powerhouse tenor trio consisting of Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela are back! Accompanied by a full orchestra under the direction of Maestro Pasquale Valerio, FORTE is guaranteed to wow audiences with their thrilling, signature sound that carried them all the way to the finals of America’s Got Talent. You’ll hear all of the romantic hits that made them a fan favorite and a household name: “Unchained Melody”, “Nessun dorma”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “Somewhere”, “Pie Jesu” and MORE.

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic. Show Time: 7:00 PM $25.00-$65.00

February 18 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$35-65 | Obstructed View $20

Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century, and in 1498 - more than half a millennium ago - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and thus the Vienna Boys Choir.

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ASERE! A Fiesta Cubana featuring musicians and dancers of the Havana Cuba All-Stars A joyous spectacle of music and dance from Cuba showcasing a rich culture with different rhythms and melodies from "Son Cubano" to cha cha cha and rumba. Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles.

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"I believe that everyone gets three rounds in their life," says musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist David Foster. "For me, two are completed and I'm on to Round Three. I think you have to change it up every round. My mantra is retreat and attack in another direction, which I've done twice. Now I'm going to do it again."

BroadwaySongwriter

February 24 & 25 | 4 & 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$40-65 | Obstructed View $35

Tony Orlando is one of America's most endearing and enduring iconic stars. 2018 finds Tony bringing his exhilarating energy, warmth and humor to a tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates over five decades as a beloved entertainer.

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Known world wide as "Mr. Las Vegas," entertainer Wayne Newton is known for his signature song, "Danke Schoen," plus many hit singles, including "Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast," "Red Roses For a Blue Lady" and "Years."

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Gracing the stages of Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world since their formation in 2010. Handpicked by one of the finest clarinetists of our day, Julian Bliss, the Septet perform shows that combine over 200 years of musical heritage with and incredible command of Western classical and jazz.

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March 2019

March 3 & 4 | 4 & 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$85-$105 | Obstructed View $75
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You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow. Special Offer! With every online ticket purchased for The Beach Boys, you'll receive a digital copy of the Mike Love's new double album "UNLEASH THE LOVE". You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7-14 days after your purchase.

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March 6 & 7 | 4 & 8pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$65-$85 | Obstructed View $55

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES presents Abbey Road! In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

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America's long running hit play - pulling your heart strings - and now starring Two Iconic TV Stars - Barbara Eden and Hal Linden! It's the late A.R. Gurney's most famous Broadway production - holding audiences spellbound throughout the USA. It's a sure-fire sentimental evening of star power and supreme acting. Theatres all over America have been thrilling to TV's I Dream Of Jeannie and Barney Miller - live onstage. Barbara and Hal deliver a once-in-a-lifetime evening. Don't miss it!

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March 13 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$85 - $125 | Obstructed View $80

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 80, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic. Show Time: 7:00 PM $25.00-$65.00

March 20 | 2 & 5pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$100 - $150 | Obstructed View $75

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it's no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business."

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Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

March 26 & 27 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$45 - $75 | Obstructed View $30

The global dance sensation has appeared in over 330 cities and 37 countries, where 12 million people have been dazzled by the energy and imagination of these unique performers. Dein Perry's TAP DOGS continues to take the world by storm and it's set to tap, beat and dance its way once again through 2018 and 2019. Now it's The Villages turn to experience the award-winning show that has been described as "Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site!" BBC UK.

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With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of "the world's most famous brass group".

International

April 2019

Don't blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance; it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast of Murphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music.

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The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave the audience spell-bound. With beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera along with great up-beat favourites from Dirty Dancing, Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia, there is something in this show for everyone. Highlights from the newest musicals such as Sister Act II will also be featured along with the classics from Golden Age of American Musical Theatre by Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim.

BroadwayMusical

A Spring Bouquet of Piano Trios performed by Trio Classique's return visit to The Sharon Lobby Chamber Music Series Light classical music including love songs and dance tunes composed by Elgar, Sibelius, Dvorak, Bach, Piazolla, Mozart and others.

Free EventLobby Concert

April 4 | 7:30 - 10pm
Doors open at 7pm | arrive and exit at any time
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$20 (includes one beverage)

Bring sheet music or peruse our collection, sing a song and cheer for your friends, and in between Rebecca Morse and Gary Powell will perform some of their favorite cabaret numbers.

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April 5 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$84 - $104 | Obstructed View $36

Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.” These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country.

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic. Show Time: 7:00 PM $25.00-$65.00

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Featuring Gary Powell, Piano Ryan Loeckel, Violin/Voice David Paul Rowan, Violin/Voice. Join us for a free noontime concert featuring some of The Studio Theatre’s finest performers! Admission is free. Lunch is not provided, but outside food and beverages are permitted. 12:00pm-1:00pm located in The Sharon Lobby. Doors open at 11:30am. Seating is first come, first serve.

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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.

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ON SALE FEBRUARY 27
April 18 | 7pm
April 19 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$45-$100

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

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The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane

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The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy-tale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Charter SchoolMusical

May 2019

With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. OUT IN THE OPEN is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Henry’s traditional approach toward recording.

BluegrassContemporaryCountryFolkPopRock

May 8 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
Free with VHA member ID. Limited to two per person.

VHA members are invited to join us at The Sharon as we host the annual "Meet the Developer" night giving updates on what’s to come in The Villages. Tickets are free and available to VHA Members only. Please reserve your seats at any of The Villages Box Office locations. Tickets are not available online, your VHA member ID must be presented to secure tickets. There is a limit of two (2) tickets per person, and you must show your VHA Membership Card to secure your seats.

Free EventSpeakerVHA

Performance by the High School Wind Ensemble and Color Guard under the direction of Linda Quinn and the High School Jazz Band under the direction of Nathan Froebe.

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Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003. Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons. Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic.

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Chorale performances by: Kindergarten and 1st grade Honor Choir from the Primary Center | The Elementary Choir from the Intermediate Center and 4/5 building | Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and the Chamber Choir from the High School

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May 21 | 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$35 - $70 | Obstructed View $25

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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June 2019

The Villages Charter School Presents The Performing Arts Academy featuring Band, Chorus, Dance, Sounds & Lighting, and Drama.

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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!

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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!

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August 2019

REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Don't expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour transports concert level lighting & production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air!

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Fourth in the Cabaret Series in The Sharon’s Lobby Lounge is Heather Kopp in her one-woman cabaret "Around the World in 80 Minutes". Think you know everything about the cruise ship industry? Think again! Join Heather in an entertaining evening of stories and songs all about what it’s like to be a crew member on a major cruise ship company. Featuring songs such as “La Vie En Rose”, ‘Voulez Vous” and “I’d Rather Be Sailing”, hear Heather’s first person account of her world travels and the self discoveries she made along the way.

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September 2019

Choose at least 4 performances and receive 10% off your order. Black-out dates for this subscription are the September Pops Concert and December Holiday Concerts. You can choose at least four concerts excluding Sept. Pops and Dec. Holiday to receive 10% off your order. Buy all 9 performances and get 15% off your entire order, no performance exclusions.

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Join the Villages Charter High School Band as they play their annual Fall Concert on The Sharon stage! This concert is featuring the Charter High School Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble , Color Guard and Wind Ensemble.

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This acclaimed cabaret premiered at The Winter Park Playhouse, and has since toured regional theatres, cabaret venues, and retirement homes all over Florida. Come hear Wesley tackle the famous songs of Mr. Kaye - such as, "Anatole of Paris", "Minnie the Moocher", "Tchaikovsky", "Happy Times", and many more - while giving us unique insights into this famous performer's life and career.

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Join us in The Sharon Lobby for a special free concert at noon on Wednesday September 25, 2019. You're invited to bring your lunch into the venue or just come and enjoy the talent of classically trained pianist, Quinn Moss as he plays Rachmaninoff's "Elegie in E-flat minor," Schubert's "Sonata in A minor," Haydn's "Minuet in E Major," among others. Quinn Moss, a native of Ormond Beach, enjoys sharing his love of music with others and uplifting people through song in worship. A classically trained pianist, Quinn earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, where he also studied organ with Dr. Boyd Jones. He then went on to study at Georgia Southern University, where he earned his Master of Music degree. From there, he went to experience big city life in Washington, D.C as a church music director, organist, piano accompanist, and piano instructor. After living there for four years, he decided to move back to his home state. He is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be the new Organist/Choirmaster at Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg, FL. Lunch is not provided. Seating is first come, first serve. The auditorium will not be open, entertainment will be provided in the lobby only. Donations for the artist are welcome.

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October 2019

October 2 | 3 & 7pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$35-68 | Obstructed View $20

This performance has been cancelled due to recent event changes in the venue. All patrons will receive a full refund. Ticket holders will be contacted by Box Office Staff. If you are not contacted by October 11 to confirm your refund, please call 352-753-3229 and update your contact information.

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The iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are making their debut performance in The Villages with their new hit show, TONY DANZA: STANDARDS & STORIES. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza presents a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

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Choose at least 4 performances and receive 10% off your order. Black-out dates for this subscription are the September Pops Concert and December Holiday Concerts. You can choose at least four concerts excluding Sept. Pops and Dec. Holiday to receive 10% off your order. Buy all 9 performances and get 15% off your entire order, no performance exclusions.

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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.

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A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances. GRAMMY nominations. CMT and ACM awards. Nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. Hell, even a slew of movie and TV roles have come the Grand Ole Opry member's way. But ask Adkins what's left to prove in his career and the small-town Louisiana native says it's simple: the itch remains. To create. To collaborate. To continually feel the excitement that comes after whipping up a new song out of thin air and laying it down to tape. It's what, after all these years, he says he still craves. "It's an adrenaline rush and I love it," says Adkins, who is back in the studio working on a new project via, BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records. "There's nothing else like that," the Louisiana naive offers. "That is still my favorite thing to do in this business. Go into the studio with just some lyrics and a melody and then let the finest musicians in the world help take it and turn it into something magical. It liberates me. I just dig it!"

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Bring sheet music or peruse our collection, sing a song and cheer for your friends, and in between Whitney Morse and Gary Powell will perform some of their favorite cabaret numbers. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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