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September 2018

In her new book, the author of the acclaimed best seller, The Madonnas of Leningrad, tells the remarkable true story of Jan Yoors - childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, New York bohemian - and the two women who agreed to share his life and weave his magnificent tapestry designs.

LectureThe Enrichment Academy

September 24-26 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

Arrival from Sweden is the world's most popular and best selling ABBA show band and since the start in 1995, the production has toured over 60 Nations and apperared in several TV and Radio Shows all over the World. We have done 50 Tours in the USA since 2005 and have played with over 60 Symphony Orchestras worldwide since 2007! Arrival from Sweden performs in ABBA inspired clothing.

Pop

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

John Maiorino, renowned global speaker, combines new collective scientific evidence to demonstrate how you can continue to build your brain muscles and slow the aging process using the power of the subconscious mind for achieving better health and happiness.

LectureThe Enrichment Academy

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.

Classic RockPop

October 5 & 7 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

October 6 | 7:30pm
VIP Meet & Greet | 6pm
Savannah Center
Resident $50 | General Public $55 | VIP $150

Baseball's hit king, Pete Rose, will share stories of his past in baseball in this Broadway style theatrical event that captures the golden years of America's pastime. Storytelling, enhanced with visuals, will make the audience laugh as well as be inspired by “Charlie Hustle.” Pete Rose is an American icon and, in this show, he tells it all as he takes you inside the game of baseball as no other person can.

ComedyLectureMeet & GreetSports

October 6 | 5 & 7:30pm
Rohan Recreation Center
Resident $18 | General Public $23

Sizzle Into Fall with Me & My Gang is an all NEW cabaret style variety show produced and directed by John Shackles.

CabaretResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

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

ClassicalInstrumentalOperaVOP

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.

Master ClassVocal

October 9 | 7pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
VIP $60 | Artist Circle $40 | General Public $25

Legendary Christian singer Sandi Patty is one of the most highly acclaimed performers ever. She has earned Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Dove Awards, platinum records, gold records, and a place in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

GospelMeet & Greet

October 9 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $20 | General Public $25

An Evening at POPS with The Villages Concert Band Presents their Fall Concert with Special guest Harpist Susan Krysiak Concert harp in a wind band? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear this beautiful instrument. This performance is table seating with BYOB.

BYOBInstrumentalorchestraResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

There is truly “No Business Like Show Business” at the Villages Musical Theater! Join us on October 10, at La Hacienda Recreation Center as we celebrate our first 10 years of bringing great musical theater to the Villages.

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupResident OnlyVariety

October 11 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

The Temptations, working first with Smokey Robinson and then with others, scored hits like “My Girl,” The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t to Proud to Beg.” As trends began to change, so did The Temptations, thus bringing about a string of politically charged songs like “Cloud Nine,” and “Ball of Confusion.” Nate Evans is still with us and still has the voice that represents The Temptations Revue feat. Nate Evans!

Doo WopMotownR&B

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

October 13 | 7pm
Eisenhower Recreation Center
Residents $15-25 | General Public $20-30

"Enjoy a wonderful evening of patriotic music performed by The Villages top entertainers including Billy Thatcher, Chris Bolus, Carolyn Hoffman, Alex Scopino and more. This year’s Villagers for Veterans show will benefit the “Building a House With Love” Campaign for SGT Pam Kelly, a quadriplegic Army Veteran."

FundraiserResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

October 12 | 3pm ONLY (gates open at 2pm)
October 14 | 1pm ONLY (gates open at 12pm)
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

October 14 | 6pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
Artist Circle $20 | General Public $15

Gordon began playing piano at the age of 3 and toured with his family. His undeniable talent has made him an award- winning Nashville sessions player in demand for such notable artists as Alan Jackson, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner to name a few. The list goes on with such names as Pop artists, Lionel Ritchie, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood and every notable Gospel artist.

CountryGospel

October 14 & 15 | 7pm
October 16 | 3pm
Savannah Center
Resident $32 | General Public $37

KC Productions presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Broadway’s Alex Santoriello as Sweeney Todd and off-Broadway star Brynn Neal as Mrs. Lovett with Mary Jo Vitale, as Johanna, Dawn DiNome as the Beggar Woman and Clark Barrios as Anthony.

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

The Village Voices Chorus, under the direction of Dr. John T. Lowe Jr. and accompanied by Sean Pollock will present an exciting variety of music for their fall concert.

PopResident Lifestyle GroupVarietyVocal

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 17 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $35 | General Public $40

Rocky and The Rollers 18 piece big band combined with the legendary sounds of three of the most influential Doo wop and Rock and Roll acts of the 50's and 60's will leave you breathless in your seats!

Big BandClassic RockDoo Wop

October 18 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29 | General Public $34

Break out your Rhinestone and Stud Setter by Ronco, because, by popular demand, here comes the sequel to the show that all America has been talking about! Classic Nashville Roadshow 2: The Sequined Sequel!

Classic CountryCountry

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.

CountryFundraiserMeet & Greet

Presented by The Villages Theater Company Written by Norman Barasch and Carroll More and Directed by Judy Johnson. A hypochondriac, George, overhears his doctor talking to another patient on the phone, assumes his own end is near and begins to put his affairs in order. All of these misunderstandings lead to a delightful laugh-out-loud comedy that you don't want to miss!

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

October 19 & 21 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

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

October 22 & 23 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $20-22 | General Public $25-27

Branson Bound features the music of the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World!”, Branson, Missouri. This lively, foot-tapping 90-minute show includes a bit of Broadway, a pinch of Pop, and a whole lot of Country. In addition to some of the best singers in The Villages, the show features the talented, beautifully costumed Off Broadway Dancers, the amazing Pattern Partner Dancers, a gaggle of tappers, and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fill a table with your buddies and bring wine & snacks, or sit in the balcony and have a great over-view. Show profits are always donated to local charities.

BroadwayBYOBCommunity TheatreCountryPopResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

October 24 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Johnny and the gang will bring the Classic Monsters of the era to life before your very eyes and want to see you in your best costume as well!

Classic RockHalloween

October 26 & 28 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

Witches, goblins and things that go bump in the night! Your two favorite female vocalists of the Villages join forces once again to TREAT you to an evening of music and wicked fun! Mary Jo Vitale and Dawn DiNome are a powerhouse duo that will cast a spell on you with their Haunting Harmonies and Bewitching Beauty.

HolidayVocal

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!

BluesClassic Rock

October 30 | 6pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
General Public $15

A Good Ol’-Fashioned Hootenanny Benefitting Local Charities The Pops Chorus Folksingers are back for another fun-filled Hootenanny to benefit local charities, sponsored by The Villages Pops Chorus.  The groups first three “Hoots” were a big success with audiences and had everyone singing along, clapping to the rousing upbeat music, and reflecting on the beautiful ballads of this special musical era.

CountryFolkFundraiserResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

November 2018

November 1 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Tables $250 | General Public $22-28

“A Benefit for Shriners’ Hospital for Children” Broadway’s Alex Santoriello returns to the Savannah stage with his new band, RBTRARY, which is Alex’s “old” band plus a wild four-piece horn section. An evening of non-stop entertainment with “Broadway & Beyond 2”, a musical journey through Alex’s show biz career, from his early days of Rock & Roll to the Broadway Stage to Piano Bar/Nightclub owner in the tropics! This performance is cabaret style, BYOB with tables in the orchestra section and regular theatre seating in the upper level. There will be a long Dance floor so bring your dancing shoes!

BYOBFundraiserResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

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

November 2 & 4 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

November 2 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $26 | General Public $31

Dollars for Scholars presents Starry Rocks Helping local High School Graduates - in need of financial assistance - achieve the American Dream through advanced education Can and Should Be Fun! Join the bands Hayfire, Petrina and Johnny Wild and The Delights for a musical party you won't soon forget! Hosting the event will be The "Z-man" Jim Zurak! 100% of all funds raised, after expenses, will go directly to Scholarships for local students.

FundraiserResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupRockVariety

Savannah Center | 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11
Fenney Rec Center | 10, 10:45, 11:30
Eisenhower Recreation Center
FREE with Ticket

To provide additional parking, shuttles will be available from the Savannah Center and the Fenney Recreation Center. While this is a free service, tickets are required. Tickets are available at all Box Office Locations during normal business hours.

Free EventVCDD

November 3 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $33-37 | General Public $38-42

It's not just the music, it's memories. Take a journey back in time with Decades Rewind. Disco, Funk, Rock, Motown, and all the hits of the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s take center stage in this theatrical music production. Come celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Classic Rock

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.

PopVocal

Enjoy an evening of delicious specially prepared desserts coupled with singers, dancers and comedy skits, certain to tickle your tummy and you funny bone! This Resident Only performance is table seating and BYOB. Be sure to get your tickets for this Terrifically Delicious and Entertaining Variety Show!

BYOBResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupResident OnlyVariety

November 4 | 4pm
Savannah Center
Resident $15 | General Public $20

The NHB celebrates the “Golden Age of Swing” as we perform music from Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, plus many more. We will “Swing Till the Walls Come Down” giving tribute to one of the golden ages of music. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to relive the music we all grew up to as we have fun from this great time in our history. So…Put on your knickers, your dance shoes, and join us for “SWINGS THE THING!!!

Resident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupSwing

Preview: SEPT 25-27, 2018
Opening: SEPT 28, 2018
Closing: NOV 4, 2018
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$20 Previews | $40 Performances

This intimate two-person musical celebrates the balance necessary for a lasting friendship and the consequences when life gets in the way.

MusicalThe Studio Season 3

Join landscape photographer and best-selling author of over 20 photography book, Matt Kloskowski. Matt's personal mission is to create an educational experience that simplifies the process of taking great photos and editing them to get the results you've always wanted using Lightroom and Photoshop.

LectureThe Enrichment Academy

November 7 | 12pm
Doors Open at 11:30
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
No Ticket is required | FREE

Join the Trio Classique for a lunch concert on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12 – 1 pm. Sheryl Genco, violin Ellen Shertzer, cello Paul Hoffmann, piano Bring your lunch and enjoy Trio in G Major by Joseph Haydn and Trio No. 7, Op. 97 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Dedicated to Archduke Rudolph. A suggested donation of $10 at the door is welcome.

Classical

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 9 & 11 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

A treasure chest of sea shanties ~ A tribute to Unsung Heros ~ Sacred offerings and a medley from South Pacific

Resident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

November 9 | 6pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
Artist Circle $29 | General Public $24

With the Clark Barrios Band and Horn section… The music of Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson, Nina Simone to Van Morrison. Join Clark and his band as they bring you the best of a musical catalog from one of today’s premier crooners. From original Buble’ hits to remakes of your favorites, this will be a night to rekindle your passion with these hit songs and the one you love.

Pop

November 9 | 4 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

When Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway, it made history by winning every Tony award, including best musical. "The opening night audience almost knocked the roof off with cheers." Reported William Glover from the Associated Press. TIME MAGAZINE® called it "a stompin', struttin' high hattin' smash and Clive Barnes predicted Ain't Misbehavin' would be "a joyous celebration that is going to cross the world!" Well that time is now, with an exciting new production of this award-winning musical.

Musicaltheatre

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

November 12 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $17 | General Public $22

A Whirlwind Spin Through Life! Join our 55-member all-Villagers orchestra in a madcap musical journey thru life’s wondrous moments! Lots of exciting music to recall those special events - birth, first love, graduation, military service, marriage, first child, and more! Come celebrate the joyride of life with us...and hang on to your hats! Upper Level or table seating – same great price. This performance is BYOB.

BYOBInstrumentalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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.

InstrumentalVPO

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 & 18 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

November 16 | 7pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
Artist Circle $25 | General Public $20

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert.

GospelReligious Music

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.

JazzRock

In 1858 a group of Southerners shocked the nation by landing 400 enslaved Africans on Jekyll Island, Georgia, against federal and international law. Jim Jordan tells the remarkable tale as presented in this new book, The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book.

LectureThe Enrichment Academy

"If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where a music lover sits...Puttin' on the Hitz!" The Villages Hometown Band is playing a concert loaded with 17 hits, from Hollywood to Broadway, from Classics to Big Band favorites and a few surprises too! Come join us at The Savannah Center on November 19 at 7pm. - where fashion fits - Puttin' on the Hitz!

Resident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

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 23 & 25 | 1 & 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $15 | Children 12 & under FREE

Match Day Information: All match times are weather permitting, To confirm match times, visit www.TheVillagesPoloClub.com The first match on Fridays are held on Field #3. It is recommended that you bring your own chairs and beverages Pets and outside coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Service dogs are permitted, All tickets are also valid for access to the tailgating area

PoloSports

presented by Central Florida Lyric Opera
November 26 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Join Maestro Bill Doherty and the Central Florida Lyric Opera as they present Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, performed in modern English. The Magic Flute, chronicles the struggle between good and evil. This fully staged production will be interpreted and stage directed by Grammy Award winning Metropolitan opera soprano, Molly Fillmore and will feature Maestro Bill Doherty at the piano with his chamber orchestra along with the Resident Artists of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and guest performers from the University of North Texas.

Community TheatreOpera

November 28 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $40 | General Public $45

In Support Of The Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Foundation If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Classic Rock

presented by The Villages Music Boosters
November 29 | 7pm
Savannah Center
General Public $10-25

Winter Wonderland Concert & Sing-A-Long: 8th Annual Fundraising Event to benefit student musicians who attend The Villages Charter High School. The spirit of generations comes together for this special one-of-a-kind annual community event, as professional local musicians share the stage with VHS Student Musicians. This festive holiday concert features Villages favorites, the VHS Men’s Choir, Women's Choir, and Chamber Singers, as well as the VHS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. Bring your holiday spirit and sing-a-long! Featuring community artists and special guests: Mary Jo Vitale with Maestro Bill Doherty, Ray Leggiero, a Special Tribute by George “Pete” Laufersky with Gary LaCroix, and VHS Alumni and Scholarship winner Billy Harwood. All Proceeds Benefit VHS Music Boosters Scholarship and Education Fund for The Villages Charter School Student Musicians.

FundraiserResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVarietyVocal

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

presented by The Villages Concert Band
December 1 | 7pm
Savannah Center
$20 or 2 for $30

Join the Villages Concert Band in their annual Christmas Concert featuring music from Home Alone Christmas, March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland, The Three Moods of Hanukkah and many other holiday favorites!

HolidayResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

Sold Out!
Presented by The Villages Pops Chorus
December 3 | 3 & 6pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
General Public $15

The 140 voice Pops Chorus presents concerts that leave the audience smiling, singing, and feeling the spirit of the holiday season. Well-known for the variety of popular music they sing, the Pops Chorus show this year includes many upbeat pieces such as “It’s the Holiday Season”, “Sleigh Ride”, and the Andrews Sisters rousing “Jing a Ling, Jing a Ling”. and Much More! Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Deliver the Difference, and All One Family, Inc

Community TheatreHolidayResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVocal

presented by Bach with a Beat
December 6 | 6pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
General Public $15

Join Bach with a Beat for a wonderful evening of music featuring seasonal and unique music. You don’t want to miss this holiday concert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Covenant’s Beds and Blankets Ministry.

Community TheatreHolidayResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVocal

December 4-6 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $30 | General Public $35

Imagine a group of Nuns putting on a Christmas Show on Cable Television with a group of talented students celebrating the Holiday and dancing the Nutcracker Suite. Now picture it with the Nunsense Nuns of Mt. Saint Helens joined by Father Virgil and the students resulting in Musical Pandemonium and High Comedy. A perfect way to start the Season! Nuncrackers, Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Nuncrackers is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

ComedyCommunity TheatreHolidayMusicalReligiousResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

December 8 | 7pm
SeaBreeze Recreation Center
Resident $15 | General Public $20

The Village Ringers is a semi-professional handbell and chime-ringing organization. 17 ringers play 5 octaves of beautiful brass bells, and 3 octaves of chimes to produce a truly unique sound. The music will consist of a wide variety of music ranging from familiar carols, a fun interpretation of the Nutcracker, to Mozart's "Sleigh Ride". The 5 octaves of handbells will sometimes be accompanied by recorder, sleigh bells, and drums.

HolidayInstrumentalResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

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 9 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

Tis the season to celebrate when Jon Bauman of Sha Na Na returns for his  Annual Bowzer's Holiday Rock 'N' Roll Party starring legendary artists.  You don't want to miss this Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Party! Hosted by Rocky & The Rollers.

HolidayRock

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

December 10 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

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.

MotownPopR&B

December 11 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-60 | General Public $50-65

The name is none other than The Guess Who, a group that's connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits, including "These Eyes," "Clap For the Wolfman," "Hand Me Down World," "No Time," "Star Baby" and "Share the Land." Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like their #1 rock anthem "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight," plus "Laughing" and "Undun," and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are amongst music's most indelible treasures who are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.

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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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presented by The Village Voices
December 13 | 6pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
General Public $20

The Village Voices Chorus, accompanied by a full orchestra, will perform an exciting blend of seasonal music including songs by Irving Berlin, traditional carols with new arrangements and of course, Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus". You will be in the holiday mood hearing "The Night Before Christmas” performed by the orchestra and smile when the Chorus gets a little “Grinchy”. The concert ends with the tradition of the audience joining the choir in singing “Silent Night”.

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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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Starring Alex Santoriello & Mary Jo Vitale
December 13 | 7pm with Vince Morris
December 14 | 7pm with Kathleen Kane & Vince Morris
December 15 | 2pm with Dawn DiNome & Clark Barrios
December 16 | 2pm with Dawn DiNome & Clark Barrios
Savannah Center
General Public $29 | $15 Children 12 & under

Pro-Am Performing Arts Corp. presents Broadway’s Alex Santoriello & Mary Jo Vitale, in the 2nd annual “Carols by CandleLight” for Rotary, with special guests Clark Barrios & Dawn DiNome (December 15 & 16) and Kathleen Kane & Vince Morris (December 14) and Vince Morris (December 13) at different performances. This holiday musical spectacular, featuring the all-star band “RBtrary”, is complete with candles, Santa, elves, reindeer and SNOW! Net proceeds benefit youth services programs of the Rotary Club of The Villages-Noon. Get into the holiday spirit with “Carols by Candlelight”, a magical experience for kids from one to ninety-two.

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Coming to the Villages direct from their performance at Carnegie Hall! The Sites and Sounds at Christmas time in the greatest city in the world comes alive with The New York Tenors! Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio have come together for a performance that will surely fill the hearts of every Villager! The New York Tenors are proud to invite New York performer Dawn DiNome as their very special guest.

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Available at Box Office Locations or by calling (352)753-3229
All Box Office Locations
$1 and up
December 19 | 4 & 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $33-39 | General Public $38-44

“TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS” is a joyful, swinging and theatrical journey into the music and life of one of America’s greatest artists, Nat King Cole. “TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS” delves into the breadth of Cole’s artistry, and with singer/actor Keith David at the helm, the audience leaves humming this wonderful music and ruminating on the many fascinating aspects of Nat King Cole’s life.

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presented by The Villages Swing Band
December 22 | 7pm
Savannah Center
General Public $20 | 2 for $30

Return to the big band era as we present an old time radio show of everything "Christmas”, featuring Christmas tunes made popular by big bands and all-stars of the 40's and 50's. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll sing and you'll dance. But, most of all you'll have the best time of your life listening to our band, vocalists, guest artists and old time commercials.

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Preview: NOV 27-29, 2018
Opening: NOV 30, 2018
Closing: DEC 30, 2018
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$15 Previews, $35 Performances

Urgency meets perfect timing when Callie and Sara form an unlikely friendship in New York City. Follow them as they discover themselves individually and together in Diana Son's non-linear story of human relationships, culture, and romance. Stop Kiss asks the question how well do you know yourself, and what challenges will you endure when you open the door to possibility?

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Lake Miona Rec Center | Johnny G
SeaBreeze Rec Center | The Keichers
Mulberry Grove Rec Center | Marty & Liz
Eisenhower Rec Center | DJ Zach Scott
Rohan Rec Center | DJ Ron Ratisher
Various Regional Rec Centers
Resident $25 | General Public $28

Join the Recreation & Parks Department as we ring in 2019 with five locations and music! Tickets Available at all Box Office Locations with valid Resident ID. Limit 4 Tickets per valid Resident ID per household and limit of 2 General Public Tickets can be purchased with each valid Resident ID. BYOB and Snacks, light refreshments will be served.

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January 2019

presented by Central Florida Lyric Opera
January 3 | 4 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Join Maestro Bill Doherty, members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and Orchestra in this moving tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time! Enjoy the highlights from shows such as West Side Story, Candide, On the Town,  Peter Pan, Trouble In Tahiti, Wonderful Town and many 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

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Award winning journalist, Keith Long takes the audience behind the cameras and into the production meetings where the business models of major news networks and other organizations script the news that we all accept as fact. Keith explains the business model behind these news broadcasts designed to keep viewers attached to one news outlet.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

Join Angie Rose, Sean Pollock and surprise guest artists as they present “Hits of the ‘70s”. Featuring songs from great artists such as Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Elton John, Karen Carpenter, Anne Murray, Carol King, Barbra Streisand and other favorites. Be transported to another era with this fun-filled concert of classics and all-time favorites. Net Proceeds will benefit the Backpack for Kids program ministering to the children in the Wildwood schools.

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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 12 | 5 & 7:30pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-29 | General Public $30-34

JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT is a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s comprised of a 15 piece big band performing the greatest hits as recorded by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and more!

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Are you interested in environmental stewardship? Are you aware of how wastewater is treated and used throughout The Villages Community? Join us for the second workshop in a series designed to inform residents of water resources and environmental stewardship in The Villages community! This event is open to the public (Villages Resident ID is not required). This is a free event with ticket at all Box Office Locations and online. This workshop is also offered on January 17th | 10am at Savannah Center.

Free Event

Jeff Tracta aka THE SINGING TRUMP from America’s Got Talent is the most sought-after CELEBRITY IMPRESSIONIST in the world today. With an array of over 100 spot-on impressions, Jeff pays tribute to over fifty years of music, comedy, and pop culture.

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Preview: JAN 15-17, 2019
Opening: JAN 18, 2019
Closing: FEB 24, 2019
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$20 Previews, $40 Performances

What gets altered on the way to the altar. This riotous musical comedy, full of secrets, family drama, plot twists and surprise will make you want to catch the bouquet! Lift the veil and go behind the scenes of a Jewish bride and Catholic groom's wedding day. This wedding comes complete with an intruding ex-boyfriend, a secret pre-nup, a panini press, and drunk Aunt Sheila! - What could go wrong?

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January 15 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Alex Santoriello returns to the Savannah Center for a musical journey through the first 100 years of Broadway, singing the biggest hits from your all-time favorite shows. Alex is best known for originating roles in three Broadway musicals: “Les Miserables”, “Chess” & “Three Penny Opera” & as a producer on the Broadway musical, “A Tale of Two Cities”. Alex starred in major North American tours of “Cats” and “J.C. Superstar” and he appeared on “All My Children” and in the Academy Award nominated film, “Far From Heaven”. He has worked professionally with some of the greats including Sting, Cliff Richard, Bryan Adams, David Cassidy, John Lodge (Moody Blues), Benny & Bjorn (ABBA), Richard Kiley & Maureen McGovern. Since moving to The Villages four years ago Villages have seen him in Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Sweeney Todd.

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Are you interested in environmental stewardship? Are you aware of how wastewater is treated and used throughout The Villages Community? Join us for the second workshop in a series designed to inform residents of water resources and environmental stewardship in The Villages community! This event is open to the public (Villages Resident ID is not required). This is a free event with ticket at all Box Office Locations and online. This workshop is also offered on January 14th | 10am at Rohan Rec Center.

Free Event

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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January 18 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-60 | General Public $50-65

WAR's global popularity is a tribute to the timelessness of its music and message. Perhaps, nothing epitomizes this truth greater than the fact that WAR has twice been honored by its hometown of Los Angeles, over twenty years apart, for its music making positive contributions to the betterment of the community.

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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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January 21 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-60 | General Public $50-65

For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as "There Goes Another Love Song", "Green Grass & High Tides", "Knoxville Girl" and "Freeborn Man" – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era. Known as ‘The Florida Guitar Army’ by their fans, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, Eagles and The Rolling Stones. For The Outlaws, it’s still about the music. And now more than ever, it’s about pride.

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January 23 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Table Seating | $30

Phil Dirt presents “The Mad, Mad, Men”, an evening of music not to be missed! Playing hits from the great American song book, "The Mad, Mad Men" continue to turn out performance after performance of music from the great American crooners era...Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin , Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, to name a few.

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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!

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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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A comedy by Ray Cooney and revised for The Villages by Katie Rogers Directed by Katie Rogers John Smith is a taxi driver who lives in the Village of Charlotte with his wife, Mary, and in the Village of Pine Ridge with his other wife, Barbara. He manages to keep his bigamy a secret until an act of heroism at Lake Sumter Landing threatens to burst his bubble. John has to make up some fantastic stories which create hilarious interactions among all of the characters! This side-splitting comedy will have you laughing from beginning to end.

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A very special concert dedicated to the genius of Benny Goodman and his landmark debut at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Honoring this momentous event the Toronto All-Star Big Band will play highlights from that historic concert as well as other classics made famous by Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra who also graced the stage at Carnegie Hall all made possible by Benny Goodman's initial appearance over 80 years ago.

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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

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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.

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Join professional photographer, Lewis Kemper, as he shares techniques to expand your creativity and take your photography to the next level. Learn how to use long exposures, time lapse, in-camera movement and more to make your images stand out from the crowd.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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.

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January 29 | 4pm
January 30 & 31 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $24 | General Public $29

EVOLUTION DANCE …steps out in a brand-new spectacular show! “IN THE SPOTLIGHT” Join our talented dancers as they take you From Audition to Performance From Backstage to Centerstage Evolution Dance productions are guaranteed to bring the very best in choreography, costuming and entertainment that will astound you, amuse you, and touch your heart.

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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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"WARCHILD” by Helga Flower is not your typical WWII book chronicling battles, generals, or weaponry. It is a personal memoire of one little family and what they endured to survive. Helga was only a small child, but her memories are vivid. Today, Helga is a renowned artist and teacher sharing her experiences with audiences all over the world.

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If you enjoy the Grand Ole Opry classic songs, don't miss this show. You'll feel you're back to the good ole days of the Grand Old Opry. You'll hear songs from Patsy Cline, Hank Williams,Sr, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins, Mikey Gilley, Lorrie Morgan, Reba McIntire, Dolly Parton,Tammy Wynett, Tanya Tucker, Grandma Moses from the Beverly Hillbillies, just to name a few. There will be impersonations of these artists, and many more, including Cousin Minnie Pearl, along with the Home Town Cloggers and other dancers throughout the show. Also, a special guest star portraying Carrie Underwood will be singing one of her original hits. You'll hear comedy and other impersonators that will bring you back to the Opry days. Proceeds are donated to Operation Shoebox.

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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.

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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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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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February 10 | 5pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
Artist Circle $25 | General Public $20

Toast of Tampa Show Chorus is a dynamic, internationally-ranked chapter of Sweet Adelines International, one of the world’s largest independent singing organizations for women. The chorus of 90-plus women of all ages, from all over Florida, performs popular music in four-part acappella harmony, in the barbershop style. Under the direction of Tony DeRosa, the chorus placed 4th in Sweet Adelines’s 2017 International competition, and won the 2018 Coastal Harmony competition, qualifying for Sweet Adelines’s September 2019 competition in New Orleans, LA. Performance.

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A joint venture with the Villages HS Wind Ensemble under the direction of Linda Quinn and The Villages Concert Band under the direction of Jean Butler are sure to delight you as the groups perform individually and also combine forces for a rousing concert. ‘Love is in the Air’ as young not so young members share the stage.

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February 12-14 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25 | General Public $30

The GLAMOUR of Hollywood and the RAZZLE-DAZZLE of Broadway in a fun filled celebration of stage and screen, past and present. From the feathers and sequins of Ziegfeld Follies to the pulsating rhythms of 42nd Street...the comedy of Something Rotten and Little Shop of Horrors to the genius of Walt Disney. James Bond? Frankie Valli? Tallulah Bankhead? Of course! Plus unforgettable lyrics such as This is Me, How to Burlesque, 5 Guys Named Moe, Cell Block Tango - and a BLOCKBUSTER FINALE ! Supporting Villagers for Hospice

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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 16 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-60 | General Public $50-65

For over half a century B.B. King and the B.B. King’s Blues Band defined the blues to the world. Considered the most influential blues musician of all time, icon B.B. King and his B.B. King’s Blues Band averaged over 250 sold out concerts per year, with classics like “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Every Day I Have The Blues.” Continuing this tradition, these very same musicians that wowed the world alongside BB King, are joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tito Jackson, to tour and keep the musical legacy of BB King alive. Combining over 100 years of musical talent, it is your chance to see these two legends together…..LIVE ON STAGE!

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February 17 | 12pm
The Villages Polo Club
General Public $8 | Children 12 & under FREE

"The horses are coming back to The Villages Polo Club bringing FOOD. FUN, EXCITEMENT for the whole family! The Southern Draft Horse Association Draft Horse Pull, a National Draft Pulling Championship. Teams are ready for you to watch 'em pull. FREE PARKING - Golf cart tailgate parking area available. Bring your own lawn chairs, bleacher seating available. Tickets available at gate day of the event for $10, doors open at 11am. No pets please. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE!"

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Rocky and The Rollers 18 Piece Big Band combined with The Legendary sounds of three of the most influential doo wop and rock & roll acts of the 50s’ & 60s’: Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Capris and Vito Picone & The Elegants. The Rocky and The Rollers orchestra will have you dancing in the aisles as they take you back to the sounds of the big bands and incorporate that sound into the styles of doo wop and rock & roll.

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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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February 21 | 10am
Savannah Center
General Public $35

Join Gary for a candid and open conversation on service, community, and commitment to what you believe in. He will delve into his early life as an entrepreneur, businessman, creative, and later as a spokesperson for the brave men and women who fight for our freedom. The event will feature a special guest and intimate conversation about how a few small acts of kindness can create a world of difference. Every ticket includes a copy of Gary’s upcoming book, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service (a $25 value, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins). Limited complementary seating for WW2 Veterans available at all Box Office Locations with valid ID.

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February 21 | 5pm
Savannah Center
Resident $27-35 | General Public $32-40

BRANDEN & JAMES play an exciting evening of music from Bach to Bocelli and Broadway to The Beatles. America’s Got Talent Season 8 Finalist, Branden James joins Australian Cellist, James Clark for a concert that will leave audiences on their feet. Their unique musical pairing, innovative arrangements and humorous stories provide for an unforgettable evening where classical and pop music are seamlessly fused together.

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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."

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February 24 | 5pm
Congregational Church
General Public $25

Cahal Dunne, "Ireland's Piano Man - The Man of Many Jackets", possesses that certain magical quality known in show business as "it." "It" transcends talent. "It" comes from deep within a great entertainer and washes over an audience, captivating them. This native of County Cork has a following of loyal admirers and friends that is unique in the rich history of Pittsburgh entertainment, and continues to make new friends with each appearance.

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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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Join the Hometown Band in paying tribute to one of the finest film composers of all time. You’ll hear some of Williams’ best-known works, from Star Wars and Olympic Fanfare to the spectacular “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” John Williams has a marvelous gift for melody, as you’ll experience in “Princess Leia’s Theme” and the haunting “Schindler’s List” featuring violin soloist Sheryl Genco. We’ll also play some non-Williams music, including “La La Land” and “Over the Rainbow” with a guest appearance by harmonica virtuoso Phil Caltebellotta. Join us as we celebrate the genius of John Williams!

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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."

PopVocal

February 27 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Johnny Wild and the Delights are back with yet another of their acclaimed and adventurous theme shows. They’re taking you back to Nashville in the early 1950’s & 60’s with A Night At The Opry, a celebration of all things classic country. Along with a barnful of hits from Opry staples such as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff. You’ll enjoy authentic tribute performances from Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline and the King of Country Music himself, Hank Williams. Come on down and enjoy a good ol’ fashioned hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’, barn-raisin’ Night At The Opry with everyone’s favorite vintage rockers, Johnny Wild and the Delights!

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March 2019

March 1 & 2 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-$60 | General Public $50-$65

No American rock group ever started with as much musical promise as Blood, Sweat, & Tears. From their origins as a jazz-rock experiment that wowed critics and listeners, they went on to sell millions of records. Songs include “You Made Me So Very Happy” “And When I Die” “Spinning Wheel” and many more great Blood Sweat & Tears hits you grew up listening to!

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Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night, has been captivating audiences for over five decades with his iconic vocals, unique humor and brilliant storytelling. His catalog of hits are timeless and appeal to music fans of all ages. Negron performs upwards of 70 shows a year giving audiences the opportunity to hear his impressive volume of hits plus an exciting repertoire of new songs from his 4 solo CD’s.

rock & roll

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.

PopRock

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March 7 | 5pm
Savannah Center
Resident $24 | General Public $29

Get ready for the most fun show you’ll ever enjoy all year! Andy Cooney returns to The Villages with a brand new show, The Irish Cabaret! This show will be filled with excitement featuring Irish Comedian, Jimmy Q, World Class Irish Dancers, Irish songstress, Eimear Reynolds backed by The Guinness Irish Band. Andy Cooney, christened by The New York Times as “Irish America’s Favorite Son” with 8 Carnegie Hall sellouts under his belt, never disappoints!

International

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This concert has it all! An exciting Americana section, a moving set of poems set to music, inspiring sacred music and a medley of songs from the musical “Chicago”. It also features a Latin Mass set to a variety of jazz styles and ends with a tribute to the band “Queen”! What an eclectic mix! The chorus is accompanied by Sean Pollock and a group of professional musicians and conducted by Dr. John T. Lowe Jr.

Resident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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.

CountrySouthern Rock

March 12 | 7pm
March 13 & 14 | 4 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time starring Broadway's Alex Santoriello and Mary Jo Vitale.

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

Join photography legend, Tony Sweet and learn about equipment, lenses, quality of light, com positional considerations and creative effects that make this type of photography exciting, refreshing and affordable.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school. Don Glickstein, author of one of the best 100 books ever written about the American Revolution “After Yorktown” explores rarely heard perspectives on the war in his illustrated talk and presentation. Hear stories from the war, discover the reasons the Revolution matters to us today, and learn why the study of history can help us understand the 21st century’s war on terrorism.

LectureSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

March 15 | 5 & 8 pm
Savannah Center
Resident $24-32 | General Public $29-37

Lace up your skates and get ready for an adventure like no other! Join an all star cast of world famous professional ice skaters, singers, dancers, and cirque acts as they glide across your stage in an ice experience like no other.

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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

Join the New Horizons Band for an evening of great experiences as we take you on a musical journey through your childhood to your final adventure. Your Lifetime is depicted in music such as “Disney Around the World”, “Great Movie Adventures”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “Give My Regards to Broadway”, plus many more, as we walk you through your lifetime of great memories.

Bands of The VillagesResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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 22 & 23 | 6:30pm
March 24 | 2 & 6:30pm
Savannah Center
Resident $30 | General Public $35

South Pacific had been called the greatest musical of all time. The musical earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The original Broadway production won 10 Tony Awards, including best musical, best book and best score. When the movie South Pacific was released in 1958 it quickly became a classic . A number of its songs, including Bali Ha’i and Some Enchanted Evening, have become iconic. Under the direction of Sandie Hawthorne, the Villages Musical Theater will bring this classic musical to the Savannah stage. Lead performers Richard Barth, Dellie Saxe, Dave Newell, and Brynn Neal serve up romance with a focus on gritty story lines and ethical dilemmas. Stellar cast of singers and dancers will delight you with this musical drama.

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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.

Dance

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March 26 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $35 | General Public $40

Creedence Clearwater Revival was America's greatest band. Their music reached out and got an entire continent rocking. Hit after hit, no other band delivers that big a collection of instantly recognizable, toe tapping songs. Classic Albums Live will honour the legacy of CCR by performing their 'Chronicles' album with joy and dedication. Note for note - cut for cut. In support of One Team One Fight 4 PTSD and Free Canes for Veterans.

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Broadway’s Alex Santoriello returns to the Savannah stage for an evening of non-stop entertainment in support of Shriners’ Hospital for Children. Alex sings a wide range of music, from Broadway to Rock ‘n Roll to R & B. It’s a high-energy, class-act that becomes a party, so bring your dancing shoes! Seating is cabaret style, BYOB & Snacks with tables in the orchestra section and regular theatre seating in the upper level area.

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March 28 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Residents $35-45 | General Public $40-50

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that has propelled JEFFERSON STARSHIP through the decades and to a string of Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum hits. A compelling blend of then and now, from the songs of Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship, from the Summer of Love to the Top 40 Charts! Celebrate an amazing string of hits including,” ‘White Rabbit”, “Somebody to Love”, “No Way Out”, “We Built This City” and “Sara”

Classic RockRockrock & roll

In this moving presentation, game designer, author and filmmaker Tim Walsh cites studies on brain science to illuminate the power of human connection, while screening clips from his documentary film on John Spinello, the inventor of the iconic board game, Operation. Throughout Tim's film, John learns that the game he invented has touched more people in more ways than he ever could have imagined. While demonstrating how connection gives our lives more purpose and meaning, Tim offers ways to improve our own Compelling Connections for a more playful and purposeful life.

LectureSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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

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March 29 | 3pm
Rohan Recreation Center
General Public $20

Imagine the Joy of being with Children from Wildwood Elementary as they experience their first professional orchestral performance of Peter and the Wolf. Buy a ticket for yourself and we will bring a child. Conducted by Kerry Nichols.

MusicalTheater

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Sacred Bookends gets its title from the two sets of sacred songs the start and end the program. Included are Amazing Grace, I Will Rise, Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho, Amen and more. The program also includes pop, folk and Broadway selections such as Moon River, Down in the Valley, Ol' Man River, Before the Parade Passes By and others. Don't miss the wonderful sounds of the Villages' men's chorus, Brothers In Song.

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Dance the night away or simply sit back and enjoy the sounds of cool jazz! Resident professional musicians share the stage with The Villages High School students of music, combining energy and talent for an evening to remember. The highly acclaimed Villages Jazz Workshop is comprised 25 professional musicians and mentors who have entertained around the globe. The 15-piece VHS Jazz Band generates high-energy sounds and excitement wherever they perform. Come and experience this unique collaboration of jazz that carries the heartbeat of generations – truly spectacular! BYOB & Bring your own Snacks – Non-alcoholic beverages only

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April 2019

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Music of the Russian masters, in Pops style! Join our 55-member all-Villagers orchestra in an evening of Russian delights – from Scheherazade and Sleeping Beauty to Fiddler On The Roof themes. It’s music that sparkles and delights, that soars and excites. From Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff to Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, and all with our Pops Orchestra flair! Upper Level or table seating – same great price. BYOB and Snacks.

orchestraResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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.

International

The Chantels were the first ladies of rock n roll at the start of the Doo Wop music craze with hits like “Maybe” and “Look In My Eyes”. The Chiffons from The Bronx, were having a field day on the charts with the #1 “He’s So Fine”, “One Fine Day” and “Sweet Talkin’ Guy”. In the early part of the 1960’s they were joined at the top of the charts by the youngest female to have a solo hit, in 1963, with Little Peggy March’s “I Will Follow Him” and “I Wish I Were A Princess”. With the onslaught of early to mid 60’s “girl groups” which became very popular, original lead singer of The Crystals, La La Brooks also had chart topping success with “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “He’s A Rebel”, “Then He Kissed Me”, and “Uptown” produced from the “wall of sound” of Phil Spector. The entire show is back by the incomparable Rocky & the Rollers.

MotownPopR&B

April 3 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-60 | General Public $50-65

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.

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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

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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.

PopRockrock & roll

April 6 | 7pm
Laurel Manor Rec Center
Residents $15 | General Public $20

Bonjour, Hola, Chiao, Hallo, Greetings! Join The Village Ringers as we present Travelogue. Playing music from around the world - Russia, Mexico, Venice, Ireland, USA, Greece, and more. Ringing 5 Octaves of Handbells and 3 Octaves of Chimes! It will be a wonderful evening of music that will leave you wanting more!

Resident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

A thrilling tribute to the music of Dionne Warwick and Elton John performed by two of the most sought after and versatile performers in The Villages - Sue Schuler and Clark Barrios. They will delight you with songs that you recognize and remember from these legends: Say a Little Prayer for You, Don't Go Breakin' My Heart, Alfie, Walk on By, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, etc.......all of your favorites! After last year's sold out tribute show, this one is certainly going to sell fast..........so don't miss it! Also featuring Jennifer Slayton, Dance Synergy and Dance Fusion.

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Learn more about the newest initiative coming to The Villages® community and how the food you eat can change your life.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

April 8 | 4pm
Savannah Center
Resident $30 | General Public $35

Join Maestro Bill Doherty, members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and Orchestra in this delightfully dynamic concert featuring the music of Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz! Enjoy the highlights from shows such as Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and more.

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The Villages Pops Chorus celebrates its fifth anniversary with the Spring Concert “I’ve Got the Music In Me”. In addition to the title song, the 140-person chorus, backed by a 12-piece band, will keep the audience tapping their feet with hits like “Moondance”, “It’s My Party”, and a wonderful swing arrangement of “Just The Way You Look Tonight”. Beautiful ballads are also in the program, including “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”, “Time After Time”, and the 2018 Oscar winner “Remember Me” from the movie “Coco”.

Chorus

Hop on board with The Villages Concert Band as they take a Musical Time Machine and travels from the classics to pops. Come with us and meet Bach, Beethoven and Brahms as well as the Beatles and Queen. Don’t miss this unique concert.

Bands of The VillagesResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

Bach with at Beat is back with a show covering the centuries from Bach to Rock! This talented group of 50 singers is accompanied by piano, bass, and drums. Now in their 9th season, they will present a variety of songs: classical, jazz, Broadway, patriotic, and rock & roll. Their energy and unique sound will have you clapping along, and maybe even dancing in the aisles! A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Covenant’s Bed and Blankets Ministry.

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Resident Only

“MAE”… The Mae West Musical is written and performed by one of Nashville’s most award winning songwriters and Villages resident, SHAWNA HARRINGTON. The true-life personality, grace, talent and sass of this iconic movie star is captured in a memorable evening of stories and song .

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupResident Only

April 11 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $35 | General Public $40

"Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers the timeworn questions of the season like “Why isn't Easter the same day every year like Christmas?”and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?”Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks!Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat!" In support of Lazarus Free Medical Clinic

Comedy

During his 1-hour presentation, Gary Powers will talk about the Cold War, U-2 Incident, the Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies that depicts his father’s exchange for Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel, the misinformation that surrounded his father, and what he has done the past 25 years to set the record straight.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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.

Free EventLobby Concert

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.

Master ClassVocal

April 17 | 7pm
April 18 | 4pm
Savannah Center
Resident $28 | General Public $33

Be Enthralled at Tony Brown, the Singing Waiter, as the Beast Love Bill Krone as Captain Hook with his band of Dancing Pirates Fly with Billy Thatcher as Peter Pan---(Mary Martin Style) See Disney Royalty with Holly Jeske as Snow White with her Not So Little Seven Dwarves, Sally Spieth as the lovely Cinderella and Bob Stehman as the dashing Prince Charming. Marvel at Bonnie Williams as the Evil Stepmother. Laugh Out Loud at Gary Chubeck as the Muscular Gaston. Float Up as Carolyn Hoffman plays the iconic Mary Poppins. Be Charmed by Janet Maloney as Mrs. Potts. Thrill to the Spectacular Step In Time Dance Finale by Villages Performance Dancers This is a Smash Production produced by Susan Feinberg and Carolyn Hoffman A portion of proceeds go to Villages Honor Flight and Operation Shoebox.

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

April 15 - 18 | times vary per event
Various Recreation Centers
Easter Egg Hunt FREE | Ice cream with the Bunny $4 | JFT Leather Crafting $15 | All other Events $8

AT ALL BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS IN THE VILLAGES The Easter Egg Hunt is FREE. All other events are $8 except Ice Cream with the Bunny which is $4 and JFT Leather Crafting which is $15. A ticket for each Grandchild is required to attend each event. Tickets are not required for Grandparents except for Ice Cream with the Bunny. Each event has limited availability so don’t wait and purchase in advance. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. There are no refunds for rain-outs. The Easter Bunny may not be able to attend each activity.

Camp Villages

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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.

BroadwayMusical

April 20 | 3 & 6pm
Savannah Center
Resident $32-39 | General Public $37-44

COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years!

ComedyMusical

April 23 & 24 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $24 | General Public $29

The Off Broadway Players will present music and dance from the lively, swinging 70s, featuring disco, pop and Broadway. Over 70 talented performers have created an unforgettable toe-tapping, finger-snapping evening! Grab your friends, drinks and snacks and fill a table of 10, or sit in the upper tier for a great over-view of the fun! Tickets are $24 for residents and $29 for the general public. All profits are donated to local charities. BYOB and Snacks. 

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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

ComedyInternationalMature Audiences

April 26 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-34 | General Public $34-39

Since 1950, The Four Aces have been internationally acclaimed as a group not only having produced some of the most beautiful renderings ever, but for being superb showmen as well. Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Three Coins in the Fountain, and Stranger in Paradise are just three of their songs that will take you back in time. After you have seen their performance, you will know why The Four Aces have delighted audiences of all ages, around the world. Without a doubt, The Four Aces are in a class by themselves.

Vocal

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

Charter SchoolMusical

April 27 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Residents $32-38 | General Public $37-43

The Bay City Rollers created some of the most joyful and enduring pop music of the 1970’s. After arriving in NYC to an onslaught of fandom not seen since The Beatles, The Bay City Roll-ers would go on to chart six Top 40 hits in only 18 months, scoring five RIAA Gold Albums. “Saturday Night,” “Money Honey,” “I Only Want to Be With You,” “The Way I Feel Tonight” Rollermania was born, and the worldwide effects are still felt today.

PopRock

Preview: MAR 19-21, 2019
Opening: MAR 22, 2019
Closing: APR 28, 2019
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$15 Previews, $35 Performances

TRANSLATED BY CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON BY HENRIK IBSEN 140 years later and the house still stands. Henrik Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece about Nora and Torvald Helmer's fragile marriage was a watershed moment in both theatre and feminism. As Christmas Eve approaches and purse strings tighten; the Helmer's discover that the façade of their perfect lives will crumble with the stroke of a pen. Seemingly carefree Nora must face the consequences of her darkest secret and the lies she told to save her husband's life. Content Advisory: Adult Content and Herbal cigarettes.

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The Silver Strummers will be performing on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages. Enjoy their mix of instruments as they play a variety of old classics, country, bluegrass and Hawaiian music. This group also features country legend Margo Smith, a member of the Grand Ole Opry and internationally famous Phil Caltabellotta on Classical Harmonica. Their music spans all ages and is sure to put a smile on your face and get your toes tapping! All proceeds benefit House of Hope, a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment program in Wildwood.

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A charming comedy by Paul Osborn. Directed by Caroline and Ken Hoffmann. Aaronetta and Ida Gibbs have lived next door to each other most of their lives and along with Esther, all of the Gibb sisters are an open book to each. Husbands not included. Into the fray comes Myrtle Brown, perpetually engaged to Ida's son Homer. But Homer can't seem to leave the nest. Between Ida’s and Myrtle’s prodding, Homer is forced to make a decision. This perennially charming portrait of small town America seventy five plus years ago will make you laugh out loud and will have you remembering those seemingly uncomplicated times. Mark your calendars for this wonderful production.

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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.

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The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Derby Day, May 4th, benefits Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. This event, 2-7pm, will be held at The Villages® Polo Field. BBQ Dinner served, one mint julep, viewing of the Kentucky Derby, an entry for the grand prize drawing, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, hat contest, and cash bar. Live music throughout the evening! Tickets available at all Box Office Locations with valid ID (must be 21 or over to purchase) Limited seating, bring a lawn chair!

FundraiserPolo Club

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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.

BandCharter School

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May 10 | 4pm
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$10 for individual performance, $35 for all 4

Should the cost of living cost your marriage? Join us in the brand new comedy about a triangle love affair as a wedded couple invites a third party to join their relationship in hopes of easing their current burdens, both financially and physically.

Mature AudiencesThe Studio

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May 10 | 7pm
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$10 for individual performance, $35 for all 4

In 1957, West Side Story premiered on Broadway and changed the face of the modern American musical. Its creators are lauded as titans in the modern theater, collectively winning 37 Tony Awards over the past 60 years. It was through fire, brimstone, vitriol and Jerome Robbins perceived insanity that this piece was born, and remains an institution to this day. In Something's Coming, we meet our heroes at the beginning of the writing process, and follow them through the highs, lows, burnt cigarettes and double shots of whiskey that created the greatest American musical.

Mature AudiencesThe Studio

May 11 | 7pm
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$10 for individual performance, $35 for all 4

Two sibling rivals and a pair of bumbling producers spar, plot and scheme when the brothers unearth an unknown Shakespearean tragedy and race to mount the Broadway premiere. A raucous comedy about the folly of pursuing dreams better left unfulfilled.

Mature AudiencesThe Studio

May 11 | 4pm
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
$10 for individual performance, $35 for all 4

A concerned parent, whose son is in danger of failing one of his classes, schedules a conference with Celeste Dawkins, her son's high school science teacher. When accused of not honoring the state and federal-mandated modifications required for her son's different learning style, Dawkins loses her cool in an explosive tirade, provoking a high-stakes lawsuit against the school district. With her job on the line, Dawkins raises questions about the inherent risks of making special considerations for students claiming to have unique needs in her classroom, when the real world outside its walls doesn't seem to care.

Mature AudiencesThe Studio

May 11 | 4 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt account, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever shown on a theatre stage.

Adult ContentMature AudiencesTheaterVariety

Join Mary Jo Vitale and Dawn DiNome this Mother’s Day as they join forces to honor the gift of Motherhood. They each produce sell-out performances whenever they perform individually…but when they perform together something extra special happens. This concert will celebrate all mothers; those who have been mothers themselves, as well as those who have been like mothers to us. You will laugh, cry, and feel the appreciation for all of the moms who have loved us into who we are. Treat the special mom in your life to this memorable Mother’s Day Concert.

Vocal

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.

ClassicalOperaVPO

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

Charter SchoolChoir

May 18 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

“Simon and Garfunkel: Live in Central Park [Revisited]” is a re-creation of their iconic 1981 reunion concert, featuring award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. The duo re-visits the exact set list, a repertoire of lyrical masterpieces that includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “ Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more.

FolkRock

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.

Master ClassVocal

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.

Master ClassVocal

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.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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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.

CabaretLobby Lounge Series

May 24 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

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.

PopR&B

Preview | May 16
May 17 - 24 | 7pm
May 25 | 2pm
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
Preview $15 | Performances $25

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.

Mature AudiencesSummer Song CycleThe Studio

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.

Master ClassVocal

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?"

LectureVariety

June 2019

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.

LectureSpeakerSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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.

Countryrock & roll

Resident Only

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

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

Please join us for Camp Villages and make this a summer to remember!

Camp Villages

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June 25 | Individual Tickets ON SALE
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol

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.

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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.

Speaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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

CampCharter School

June 18 | 7pm
June 19 | 3pm
Savannah Center
Residents $22-29 | General Public $27-34

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.

Community TheatreMusicalResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

June 21 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-32 | General Public $30-37

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!

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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!

CampMusical

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...

ComedyMature AudiencesMusicalSummer in ResidenceThe StudioVariety

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!

CampMusical

July 2019

The newest Evolution Dance production celebrating America with a salute to our troops and a special recognition of the 75th D-Day anniversary! The innovative choreography, fabulous costumes and wonderful music will stir your memories and warm your heart! Group sales available and Free Admission for Purple Heart Veterans.

Celebration. HolidayDanceResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

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.

Bands of The VillagesCelebration. HolidayHoliday MusicResident Lifestyle Volunteer Group

Come on down for our All American Brews & Cruise at The Villages Brownwood Paddock Square July 4 from 4-9pm. VIP Experience sponsored by Beautiful Moments and Bluefin includes: VIP Tent Access, Reserved Seating, Direct Access to the Dance Floor, Bluefin Appetizers, 2 Free Drink Tickets, VIP Cash Bar.

July 5 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $45-65 | General Public $50-70

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.

HolidayPopRock

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."

MusicalSummer in ResidenceThe Studio

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.

LectureSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

July 13 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-35 | General Public $34-40

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!

MotownPopR&B

July 20 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $35 | General Public $40

The Brooklyn Bridge Band was formed in March of 1968 in NY and had their first of many hit records, The Worst That Could Happen, in 1969. They have performed at every major concert venue over the years including Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall…..and shared the stage with a diverse group of legendary artists such as Billy Joel,Tony Bennett, Dion, The Righteous Brothers,The Beach Boys and Steppenwolf. The Bridge has also made many classic television appearances performing on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Della Reese show amongst others.

R&Brock & roll

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.

Summer in ResidenceTheaterVariety

John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” ® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance is filled with unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50's era: That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.

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The group is accompanied by Jo Ann Hanebrink and the 10-piece Pops Chorus Band, featuring some of the best musicians in The Villages. The concert will include a wide variety of well-known songs from the 40’s through the 80’s, including songs from Broadway, the movies, standards, jazz, rock and pop. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Villagers for Veterans and Deliver the Difference.

BroadwayJazzPopResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupRockVariety

Resident Only

A Melodrama by Ira Levin and directed by Vanessa Osborne. A picturesque Vermont town is peopled with good, healthy folks. At its head is Dr. Cook who has cared for them all. One of his flock temporarily returns as a new doctor ready to start her own practice but first visits her dear mentor, Dr. Cook. The afternoon goes from light to dark in discoveries that the younger doctor can’t accept and must challenge the older doctor to the brink of life and death. This brings about an unforgettable, suspense filled climax!

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupResident Only

August 2019

Come on out for a nostalgic trip through 150 years of Baseball history with author, educator and lifelong baseball fan, Jim Halloran. A sport known for uniting people across the nation, Baseball and America is a celebration of triumphs and hardships baseball and America have faced together.

LectureSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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.

MusicalSummer in ResidenceVariety

August 14 | 4 & 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $33-39 | General Public $38-44

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This smash comedy will have you laughing so hard, you'll cry. Assisted Living: The Musical tells the aging story from inside the process. The humor is pointed without mocking. The songs are evocative, clever and quick. It's unique approach to the aging experience is as welcome as an antacid after a bowl of five-alarm chili. Assisted Living: The Musical is a show for all of us - for those who are of a certain age, for those who have friends and parents entering this phase, and for everyone who hopes to grow old with humor and dignity.

ComedyMusical

August 21 | 5pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-35 | General Public $30-40

One of the most versatile performers in the world returns to The Villages! You’ve seen him on PBS’ broadcast of Silent Night, at The Sharon in FOUR DIVO, and now he joins Maestro Bill Doherty at the piano for a night full of timeless songs, powerful vocals and comedic stories. Back by popular demand for one night only, don’t miss an intimate evening with one of the world’s finest young voices, CRAIG IRVIN.

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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!

IllusionistMagicRock

August 24 | 4 & 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $32-39 | General Public $37-44

Defending the Caveman is a worldwide rock-solid tour de force that has won the hearts of millions in over 30 countries in more than 15 different languages. A peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women, Defending the Caveman is the longest running solo play in Broadway history!

BroadwayComedyPlayTheater

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!

BroadwayMusicalSummer in ResidenceThe Studio

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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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Summer was a fun time in the 1960’s and 70’s…….bikini’s, surfin’, music and dancin’! And The Boys of Summer were there, on America’s radio stations singing their hits that made the summer feel FUN! The Boys of Summer brings three great icons and the artistry of Rocky & the Rollers, the nation’s premier Rock ‘n Roll band, to back them up, for an evening of Summer Fun, August 30th at The Savannah Center.

60s70sPopRockrock & roll

August 31 | 4 & 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-32 | General Public $30-37

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members THE SHIRELLES are the first all-girl group of the 1960’S Rock era. Heralded as the very first female supergroup, THE SHIRELLES went on to inspire a legion of female musicians to follow. Few performers have achieved such heights, earning a place in the pop culture consciousness for over 40 years. Originators of the Girl Group sound that is beloved by the Baby Boomer generation with hits, including “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Dedicated To The One I Love,” and “Mama Said.” With many others recorded by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, The Mamas and The Papas, and Smokey Robinson. THE SHIRELLES have earned their exalted place in modern music history.

Doo WopMotown

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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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.

ComedySummer in ResidenceTheater

Missileman is a story of intrigue, wonder and discovery as son John Clauson reveals how his father, a stealth government agent managed to maintain a double life while keeping his family safe for fifty years. Take the journey toward discovering the extraordinary life and career of Wallace Clauson through the eyes and research of his son.

Just AnnouncedLectureSpeakerSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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, did four musically untrained teenagers evolve into the most famous rock n’ roll group of all time? Recall the magic and mystery behind the Beatles’ fame and lasting influence on music, fashion, film, youth and the world.

LectureSpeakerSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

September 12 | 4 & 7pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-32 | General Public $30-37

The UNREACHABLE STARS features the rising star of Broadway’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Jeremy Stolle -currently playing the title role of PHANTOM on Broadway.

BroadwayVarietyVocal

September 13 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-32 | General Public $30-37

TROUBADOURS provides an enchanting evening celebrating the music of iconic recording artists, Carole King and James Taylor. Deb De Lucca and Sam Hyman bring to life this once-in-a-lifetime pairing. TROUBADOURS marks a rare concert experience bringing two of the most beloved singer-songwriters together in song.

Classic Rock

September 16 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30

Your favorite Dueling Divas have been challenged to a rematch...by the Divos! They will be "dueling" to music from The Beatles, Woodstock, Elvis, Disney, and more...all to win you over to their side. Come and cheer on your favorite team to victory! Featuring: Sue Schuler, Dawn DiNome, Clark Barrios and Alex Scopino. Special guests: Aloha 'O Ka Hula

Community TheatreResident Lifestyle Volunteer GroupVariety

Performing unique interpretations of Presidential couples, William and Sue Wills present the personal side of 34th President Ike and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. This dramatically read performance humanizes the names in our history books, illustrating the strengths, weaknesses, triumphs and failures of our First Couples. The Wills have performed for over a decade at the nation’s Presidential sites, recreating historical characters, capturing the personality and experiences of presidents and their first ladies.

LectureSpeakerSpeaker SeriesThe Enrichment Academy

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Presented by Villagers for Veterans, Dwight Icenhower is a world re-noun Tribute Artist who has performed throughout The United States and The World. He has shared the Stage with DJ Montana, The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Cynthia Pepper, Julie Parrish, Charlie Hodge, Dook Bardwell, Eddie Miles and Joe Esposito. A night not to be missed in support of “A House Built With Love” The Pam Kelly Project.

FundraiserRock

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.

BandCharter School

September 20 | 5 & 8 pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-36 | General Public $34-41

With over 25 chart topping hit singles, The Lettermen established themselves without a doubt as the "most romantic" vocal singing group of the sixties. With over 200 appearances on television shows such as Dick Clark's "American Bandstand", "Shindig" and "Hulabaloo" this internationally acclaimed, clean-cut "All-American" vocal group have been entertaining audiences for over 50 years with their artistic showmanship and unique signature sound.

Doo Wop

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.

Big BandBroadwayComedyLobby Lounge SeriesMusicalTheaterVarietyVocal

Preview | September 24-26
Opening | September 27
Closing | October 27
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
Preview $20 | Performances $40

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.

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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.

Free EventLobby ConcertPianist

September 25 | 3pm
The Villages Polo Club
FREE

Learn about the basics of Polo in this introductory class. Find out more about the terminology, strategy and rules directly from a professional polo player!

PoloSports

November 24 | The Beatles - Abbey Road
January 23 | Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
February 16 | Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedoes
April 16 | Feetwood Mac - Rumours
Savannah Center

Purchase 3 or more performances and save. November 24 | The Beatles - Abbey Road January 23 | Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? February 16 | Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedoes April 16 | Feetwood Mac - Rumours

Just Announced

September 28 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $29-36 | General Public $34-41

THE COASTERS & THE CRYSTALS come together to take you on a trip down memory lane, singing the songs just the way you remember them, when you first heard them on the radio. Enjoy a nostalgic evening starring two of the world’s most beloved Doo Wop groups. Featuring all of their greatest hits: “Searchin,”" Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," "Poison Ivy,” "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron," ”Then He Kissed Me,” and MANY MORE.

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Learn more about the newest initiative coming to The Villages® community and how the food you eat can change your life.

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October 2019

Learn about the basics of Polo in this introductory class. Find out more about the terminology, strategy and rules directly from a professional polo player!

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October 4 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-32 | General Public $30-37

Through the years since the release of “Little Darlin’” THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson - the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The standing ovations and return engagements are the proof; THE DIAMONDS have take the Classic Rock and Roll genre to a whole new level. THE DIAMONDS truly are - a cut above!

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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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October 7 | 7pm
New Covenant United Methodist Church
Artist Circle $25 | Preferred $20 | General Public $15

For one night only, New Covenant’s own Angie Rose will perform the greatest songs that ever hit the Broadway stage! After a sold-out show at The Sharon, and by popular demand, Angie Rose created a new One-Woman Broadway show. From “The Sound of Music” to “Cats”, and “Carousel” to “Les Mis”, you’re sure to hear your favorite! Along with New Covenant’s Sean Pollock and the best backing band in The Villages, Angie Rose will pull out all the stops for this Broadway review that will have everyone leaving with a smile! Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of great Broadway music.

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October 7 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $35 | General Public $40

#1 Country Hits: “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone” - Influences of Beatles to Buck Owens. George Jones and Tom Jones rolled into one. Currently on tour supporting the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling Thinkin Problem record. From 1994-95, this album spun off 5 country hit singles, including the #1 title track and “When The Thought Of You Catches Up With Me." Ball also pays tribute to our veterans and active duty military with his #1 hit “Riding With Private Malone” (2001). He received a Grammy for his contribution to Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (2005).

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Join memory expert Dr. Linda Sasser for an educational and entertaining presentation on how memory works and age-related brain changes. Dr. Sasser has been studying and presenting on the issues impacting brain and memory health for more than three decades. You will learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining and even improving brain function, and will leave with easy-to-use strategies for remembering names, information and tasks.

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October 9 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $30-40 | General Public $35-45

The songs from Cheap Thrills and their first Mainstream album are now a part of Rock Music history. Their legacy as one of the great bands of the 1960s is secure. In their shows they perform all of their legendary songs; “Piece of My Heart”, “Summertime”, “Ball and Chain”, “Bye Bye Baby” as only the original creators of this music can.

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The members of The Villages Musical Theater are back on October 12th with a review featuring the last 10 years of VMT shows. The show will include songs from shows like ‘Chicago’, ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Carousel’, ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, ‘Brigadoon’, ‘The Music Man’, ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘South Pacific’ and six other great Broadway Hits. This 90 minute review is a must see musical event. We bring a cast of your favorite Villages performers, including Billie Thatcher, John Rogerson, Carolyn Hoffman, Bob Stehman, Bob Brandoni, Sue Schuler, Sally Spieth, Tim Casey, Dave and Dellie Saxe, and others. Only one show will be presented at 6:30pm on October 12th at La Hacienda Rec. Center. Don’t miss this wonderful trip down ‘memory lane’. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Sozo Kids.

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The Heart of Florida Barbershop Chorus, the Sisters in Harmony and Pink Flamingo, the reigning Sunshine District mixed-quartet champions, will showcase the array of voices capable of lifting your spirits, raising the hair on your arm, and transporting you to a less complicated time. From Steven Foster to the Beatles and beyond, experience the transformative power of four-part a cappella harmony . Come listen to the ringing chords of this truly American music. You will leave feeling better than when you came. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Villages High School Music Boosters for use in their scholarship program.

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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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THE EVERLY BROTHERS REUNION CONCERT: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL [REVISITED] is a re-creation of their iconic 1983 reunion concert, featuring awardwinning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Lessack and Rodgers will perform all the masterpieces heard that night, including “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Devoted to You,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and many more.

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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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Join author Tim Bryce in celebrating the human spirit as we age. Filled with observations of the foibles of life, identifying items we tend to overlook or take for granted. Based on Mr. Bryce’s new book “Tim’s Senior Moments”, an entertaining look through humorous and serious essays on history, nostalgia, athletics, and the nuances of life that make it worth living.

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The Village Voices Chorus, conducted by Dr. John T. Lowe Jr. and accompanied by Sean Pollock presents a magical menagerie of music. This fabulous group of over 100 singers will entertain with an evening of diverse music. The concert includes thrilling classical music and who doesn’t love Motown? Americana section is a touching reminder for all and the music from Broadway’s, “The Lion King” is just plain fun.

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Join the Villages Concert Band as they play music from the USA and destinations around the world. Hannah Warner, the new Villages High School Band Director will be the featured guest artist on xylophone . Don't miss this exciting band as they celebrate their 18th season performing in The Villages.

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Access to the VIP Tent Reserved Seating Direct Access into the Square Appetizers provided by City Fire. VIP Cash Bar. Two FREE drinks *redeemable at the cash bar

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October 17 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-40 | General Public $30-45

TRIBUTE recalls the unique period in American music, when The Allman Brothers Band informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like. Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, TRIBUTE brings their love of The Allman Brothers Band to life every time they step on stage.

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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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October 21 | 5pm
Savannah Center
Residents $25-30 | General Public $30-35

In the spirit of Bob Hope’s classic USO Variety Shows, Johnny and the gang present “Johnny Wild’s Stars and Stripes” - a stirring evening of patriotic music, comedy, performance and spectacle. In addition to a slew of American classics from Johnny Wild and the Delights, an array of guest performers with talents as diverse as the United States itself will grace the Savannah Center Stage, all backed by the authentic and energetic sounds of The Villages favorite vintage rockers. From touching musical tributes to exhilarating variety acts, Johnny Wild’s Stars and Stripes is sure to please troops and civilians alike.

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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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The Pops Chorus Folksingers are back for another fun-filled Hootenanny to benefit Tutors for Kids Inc. and All One Family Inc. The Pops Chorus Folksingers, Pops Chorus members who have performed folk songs at many of the Pops Chorus concerts, perform the great folk songs made famous by Peter Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels, The Brothers Four, John Denver, and many other musicians of the times. Audiences find themselves singing along, clapping to the rousing upbeat music, and reflecting on the beautiful ballads of this special musical era. “Give a Hoot 6” includes a number of classic folk songs not performed in past “Hoots”, including “Rocky Mountain High”, “Freight Train”, and “The Sounds of Silence”, as well as audience favorites “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, and “Today”. And of course, a lot of surprises and fun! Joining the group will be professional folk singers Playnfoke.

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Re-Livin' the Dream! From the home of Rock-n-Roll The Outsiders, Time Won't Let Me! Opened for The Beatles 1966 nationwide tour The Cyrkle, Red Rubber Ball! and Turn Down Day! Dean Kastran & Dale Powers, founding members of The Ohio Express, Yummy Yummy! Jim Lynch & Burton Stahl will put you right, The Music Explosion, Little Bit O' Soul!

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The Piano Man and the Rocket Man together again in a tribute by one of the villages favorite performers Mr. Clark Barrios. Clark with his amazing band will give you 90 minutes of some of your favorite songs from these Iconic legends of pop and rock. This is a one show only event so don’t miss out.

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October 25 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-38 | General Public $30-43

THE DIRTY DOORS - The Ultimate Celebration of the Music of The Doors - Set the night on fire with the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors. With an intoxicating sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison, The Doors had a transformative impact on popular music and popular culture. THE DIRTY DOORS faithfully recreate the magic of a Doors concerts in sound and stage presence with all the classic hits like Light My Fire, Riders on The Storm, Hello, I Love You, and  L.A. Woman for audiences across America.

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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.

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Round up your posse and come on down to the Honky Tonk Cabaret The red-hot night of fun will include great toe-tapping country music sung by accomplished Villages singers, twenty-five beautifully costumed rootin’ tootin' tap and jazz dancers, and rip-roarin’ laugh-out-loud comedy. You will meet the flirty waitress, Roxy, who’s a little rough around the edges, Big Bubba the Bouncer, and a smooth and handsome bartender who keeps the whole show rolling. Honky Tonk Cabaret was written and is directed by Barbara Hanberry and Charlie Snyder, and is choreographed by Shirley Keith with the help of Dance Coach Janet DeOrnellas. Profits from Off Broadway Players’ shows are always given to local charities such as food pantries, schools and veterans’ groups.

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October 29 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $35-45 | General Public $40-50

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.

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Witches, zombies and things that go BUMP in the night! Your favorite MonSTARS of the Villages join forces once again to TREAT you to an evening of music and wicked fun! Mary Jo Vitale, Dawn DiNome and Clark Barrios are a powerhouse trio that will cast a spell on you with their Haunting Harmonies and Killer Charisma! Their MAGICAL vocals will send shivers down your spine while you feast your eyes on their SPELLBINDING costumes. Guaranteed to have you laughing and dancing in your seat, this show is sure to be a THRILLER! Special appearance by Shaka Crew Dance Company!

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Steve Solomon's smash hit, is inspired by Steve's hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy ... and they succeeded! One part lasagna, one part kreplach, & two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Italian or Jewish to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn & a headache! Come meet Uncle Willie, Stuttering Cousin Bob, Demented Cousin Kenny, Steve’s new therapist Cousin Sal (and Sal’s parole officer) and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each one brought to life on stage by Steve using his gift for creating voices, dialects & wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.

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November 2019

November 1 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-35 | General Public $30-40

THE DUPREES are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits. If you take the Glenn Miller arrangements of the 1940’s along with the tunes of Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole, (just to name a few) and the vocal harmonies of Tom Petillo, Tony Testa, Phil Granito and Jimmy Spinelli and put them together, you have the sound of THE DUPREES. Because of their unmistakable sound and style, THEDUPREES have become one of America’s best loved singing groups recording and performing great love songs for over 4 decades.

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2 FREE Shuttle pickup and drop off locations for Government Day 2019. Over 70 agencies, State of Florida, Lake, Sumter and Marion Local Governments. Learn about your local, state and federal government agencies. Gather information and have your questions answered by the experts. Tickets Available at all Box Office Locations during normal business hours.

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November 2 | 6:30pm
Laurel Manor Rec Center
Residents $28 | General Public $33

From Doo Wop to R&B to Country, this singing group's music has crossed decades to include Etta James, The Drifters, Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley, Robin Thicke and many more. All members of The Dorels, Earl Cash, Cliff Cook, Toni Booker, William Rascoe and Henry Tresvant are all residents of The Villages and have been performing together for nine years. With Special Guest Mike Palma.

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November 2 | 7pm
Savannah Center
Resident $22-30 | General Public $27-35

Join three of the most talented and recognized names ever to join together - on one stage - for one performance as they ask you to join with them in a HELP US - HELP YOU - HELP KIDS concert. Join Dawn DiNome and the Flashback Band - Clark Barrios and Johnny Wild & The Delights for an evening of musical entertainment you will always remember. Every child needs a Hand - May we borrow yours?

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Mark Steven Schmidt, the man with the powerhouse voice that brings out the honest meaning in every song, will take you on a journey through time and music creating a must-see show for the ages. Ignite the night with passionate Broadway Hits that will leave you breathless! Travel back in time with Sultry Jazz standards. Sit back and relax as the two genres are effortlessly blended to create a unique experience for your listening pleasure.

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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.

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Broadway’s Alex Santoriello and Clark Barrios team up with Jerry Bruno’s band, “Out of L.A.”, for a night of non-stop singing & adult entertainment that’s guaranteed to shatter the local norms (think Vegas Baby!) See Alex and Clark as you’ve never seen them before. “Shaken Not Stirred” is a party, it’s a hoot and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Villages’ Honor Flight. This show is presented by Pro-Am Performing Arts with theatre seating and a cash bar, so please DON’T bring your own booze or Alex will get into trouble…again!

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Founded in 1994 by Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions has awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures. Combining the best of athleticism, lyricism, technical training and experience, the New York City-based company of dance thoroughbreds has toured 5 continents, to over 20 countries, and been seen by well over 20 millions television viewers with their appearances on So You Think You Can Dance in the United States and Australia.

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On November 7 at 7, the Hometown Band is going to unleash its power and its musical dynamics with a fabulous group of songs and some amazing soloists. With tunes like Malaguena, Encanto, Seventy-Six Trombones and a zany salute to Spike Jones, we guarantee you'll be plastered to your seats! Tickets are on sale now. Don't be left out of this amazing concert!

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Having spent 20 years touring the world and working in the recording studio with a genuine master, BACK TO BACHARACH is John Pagano’s tribute to the iconic Burt Bacharach.

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ACTING OUT THEATRE CLUB presents a hilarious evening of 4 four one-act playswritten by award- winning N.Y. playwright Frederick Stroppel. $18.00 each. Tables of 8. BYOB.  You will be laughing for days!!

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November 9 | 5 & 8pm
Savannah Center
Resident $25-35 | General Public $30-40

HOME OF THE BRAVE featuring The Swing Sisters and backed by The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is THE patriotic show that will make you feel proud to be an American!

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Join our 65-member all-Villagers orchestra for an evening with Movers and Shakers – composers who broke “sound” barriers for Pops music. Franz von Suppe, master of exciting Overtures; Jacques Offenbach, of Can-Can fame; and Giuseppe Verdi, king of soaring opera arias. Nine composers who moved the boundaries and shook up the status quo of Pops music. The Movers and Shakers!

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November 10 | 2 & 7:30pm
The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
$55-75 | Obstructed View $40

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop by The Sharon on Sunday, November 10, 2019 during the North American tour. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the '60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous "The Concert in Central Park" reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.

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From the producers of TV’s Family Feud comes... Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition! TV’s favorite game show LIVE on stage. Get selected to play on stage with our celebrities, and win cash and prizes right from your seat! Join our fun and famous celebrity team captains, Tom Arnold & Pauly Shore, and have a chance at becoming a member of their on-stage “family.” It’s a star-powered live version of the wildly popular TV game show, bringing lots of laughs and loads of prizes to randomly-selected people just like YOU

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It’s been 50 years since The RASCALS scored a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their mega hit “Good Lovin.’” A string of classic songs followed such as, “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin,’” “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free.”

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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.

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