Saturday, November 10, 2012

Upcoming Spring Performances At The King Center

MELBOURNE, Florida -- A variety of new shows have been been announced for Spring 2013 at the Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts, with tickets going on sale on Friday, November 16, 2012, according to a King Center press release.  


TRAVIS TRITT

Friday, February 22, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $33.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)
Produced by AEG Live!

Over the course of his career, Travis Tritt has delighted fans and disarmed critics by exploring his deep love of hardcore country, flashing an ability and affinity for bluegrass, revealing unexpected sensitivity as a balladeer, winning respect as a formidable songwriter and drawing widespread recognition as one ofthe finest vocalists the genre has ever known. A two-time Grammy winner, singer/songwriter Tritt has sold 25 million albums and performed for standing-room-only crowds coast to coast.  He is currently traveling the country on his solo-acoustic tour and giving audiences an intimate experience playing his songs, and telling stories in a rare and intimate experience.  He is making a stop at the King Center so be sure to get  your tickets soon! www.travistritt.com

Join us at our Picnic on the Patio.  Maxwell’s will also be open.



KEITH LOCKHART, CONDUCTOR presents
THE STREISAND SONGBOOK featuring ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
and the BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA

Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of ticketing fees) 
Sponsored in part by Harris

Platinum Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway joins Lockhart and the Boston Pops to celebrate America's grande dame of entertainment, Barbra Streisand. This special evening features soaring symphonic spins on Streisand's classic and unforgettable songs from her Broadway debut through her Hollywood hits (Funny Girl, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born) and from her early pop recordings to her later concept albums (People, Higher Ground, What Matters Most.) Sharing humorous and inspiring anecdotes of her collaborations with Streisand, Ann provides an insider's glimpse into the life of this legend, who has recorded six of Ann’s songs on her recent albums, including "I've Dreamed of You," the song Streisand sang to her husband, James Brolin, on their wedding day. To kick off the evening, Maestro Lockhart leads the orchestra in a "Bright Lights, Big City" tribute to the Big Apple with works by Bernstein, Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

Sorry, No Picnic on the Patio for this performance. Maxwell’s will be open.  




PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon          
Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production is your chance to get carried away by Pirates. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format. The rich sounds of full orchestra, chorus and legitimate vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company’s vibrancy, energy and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they’ll steal your heart away!      


Sorry, No Picnic on the Patio for this performance. Maxwell’s will be open. 



LORD OF THE DANCE created by Michael Flatley

Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $46 (inclusive of ticketing fees)
Sponsored in part by Harris

Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining" and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance.  The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance.  Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm.  The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.  www.lordofthedance.com

Maxwell’s will be open.  Sorry, no Picnic on the Patio for this performance.



Columbia Artists Presents
THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS AND
THE PIPES, DRUMS, HIGHLAND DANCERS OF THE BLACK WATCH 3RD BATTALION
THE ROYAL REGIMENTS OF SCOTLAND

Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $32 (inclusive of ticketing fees)
Sponsored in part by Harris

The legendary Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of Scotland's Black Watch join forces with the Band of the Scots Guards for an evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. 


Experience a performance of pomp and grandeur as they present a unique blend of music, pageantry and history highlighted by traditional folk music and military tunes that convey the rich legacy of the British Isles. This performance will feature bagpipes, traditional military marches, drum solos, Celtic dancing and beloved songs. The event promises a spectacular evening of pageantry and excitement for the entire family!


Maxwell’s will be open.  Sorry, no Picnic on the Patio for this performance.


THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS

Sunday, March 24, 7pm
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $58.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)
Produced by AEG Live!

Smooth stepping and flawless presentations with flair, flash and class, The Temptations for decades have propelled pop and soul music with a series of smash hits. “My Girl,” “Since I Lost My Baby” and “Get Ready” are timeless classics fans adore. Magical harmonies and marvelous vocal power have kept The Four Tops spreading the love for more than 40 years. “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows of Love” and “Bernadette” have remained iconic songs. Get your tickets and step back in time with these two dynamo acts!  http://www.thefourtopsoriginal.com/

Maxwell’s will be open.  Sorry, no Picnic on the Patio for this performance.



ROCK OF AGES
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 9-10, 8pm
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $57 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’, WE BUILT THIS CITY, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, HERE I GO AGAIN, CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS.  In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. Its five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! www.rockofagesontour.com


Tuesday evening - WSBH will be here for our Picnic on the Patio. Maxwell’s will also be open
Wednesday evening - Join us at our Picnic on the Patio.  Maxwell’s will also be open.


KENNY ROGERS

Thursday, April 11, 8pm
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 16th at Noon
Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)
Produced by AEG Live!

Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Kenny Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 52 years in show business.  His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits - The Gambler, Lady, Lucille,  She Believes in Me, Islands in the Stream and We've Got Tonight are among them. Rogers has won three Grammy Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards, five Country Music Association awards and still loves touring and recording new music. He is one of very few artists who has enjoyed successful careers in such a variety of genres - jazz, folk, rock, country and pop. With his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice, Rogers has continued his amazing run into the 21st century with a critically acclaimed album, Water and Bridges, a hit single, I Can't Unlove You and now, the sweetly timeless The Love of God. Kenny's relevance in the world of music and pop culture has never been stronger. www.kennyrogers.com

Join us at our Picnic on the Patio.  Maxwell’s will also be open.


Single Tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219.

Ticket office hours are Mon – Fri, Noon – 6 pm; Sat, Noon – 4pm 

Ticket/Hotel packages available by calling 321.433.5824.