The Sharon | Schedule - The Villages Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

Schedule

The Villages Charter School's Spring 2018 Dance Recital

The Villages Charter School's Spring 2018 Dance Recital

April 26th - 28th, 2018

On sale dates:
April 9 - on sale to VCS Parents via phone (352-753-3229) or in person at any Villages Box Offices
April 16 - on sale to General Public

Ticket prices:
Orchestra - $15
Mezzanine - $12
Balcony - $10

Show Times:
April 26: 7pm
April 27: 7pm
April 28: 2pm & 7pm

$10.00 - $15.00

The Studio Theatre - White Rabbit Red Rabbit

The Studio Theatre - White Rabbit Red Rabbit

April 29th, 2018 & May 6th, 13th, 18th, 2018

At The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol

With no rehearsal, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre. Since its joint premiere in 2011 in Edinburgh and Summerworks festival, it has been translated into more than 25 different languages and been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film including actors John Hurt, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke, Dominic West, and film director Ken Loach.

$25.00 General Admission

The Studio Theatre - Tell Me On A Sunday

The Studio Theatre - Tell Me On A Sunday

April 30th - May 17th, 2018

At The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol

From the composer of The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's intimate one person musical, Tell Me on a Sunday, follows the heartfelt and comedic journey of a character known only as "Girl." Fresh from her native England, this sweet, ambitious, gullible heroine attempts to navigate life and romance in the beautiful, sometimes blistering, streets of New York City. Along the way, she will learn how to love the most important person in her life, herself.

$20.00-$25.00 General Admission

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A two woman show from

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A two woman show from "Mama's Family"

May 2nd, 2018

Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence was born in Inglewood, California where she excelled in dancing and singing, was a cheerleader and was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her graduating class.

From 1965 to 1967 Vicki sang with the Young Americans musical group and also appeared in the feature film "The Young Americans" which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

7:00 PM

$45.00-$80.00

VHA presentsAn Evening with the Developer

VHA presents
An Evening with the Developer

May 9th, 2018

An Evening with The Developer features Mark Morse's annual update on what's happening in The Villages, highlights from last year and new developments planned for the future. Tickets are free and are available only to members of The VHA. To become a member, please visit www.TheVHA.net.

7:00PM

FREE

Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall

May 10th, 2018

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB's hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.

Show Time: 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

$25.00 - $85.00

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Opera Gala

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Opera Gala

May 15th, 2018

The Sharon will be hosting The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017/18 season. This professional orchestra will present musical masterpieces to our local community that will enlighten and entertain. Their purpose is to nourish the hearts, minds and souls of families with the glorious gift of music while inspiring the next generation to pursue this same noble tradition.

$20.00-$60.00

The Studio Theatre - Hear My Songs: The Music of Jason Robert Brown

The Studio Theatre - Hear My Songs: The Music of Jason Robert Brown

May 25th - 27th, 29th - 30th, 2018

A thrilling concert celebrating the works of Jason Robert Brown. Brown is best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including The Last Five Years, his debut song cycle Songs for a New World, and Parade, for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score. This exclusive event features a stellar cast of rising Broadway talent and outstanding musicians performing songs from The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, Urban Cowboy, 13, and The Bridges of Madison County. Jason Robert Brown has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his "extraordinary, jubilant theater music" (Chicago Tribune) has been heard all over the world. Join us for an unforgettable evening at The Studio Theatre - Tierra Del Sol.

2pm & 7pm

$35 Performances
$25 VIP Package Add On

Better Together an intimate evening with Fernando, Susan and Zeke Varela

Better Together an intimate evening with Fernando, Susan and Zeke Varela

June 1st - 2nd, 2018

A family that sings together, stays together! After touring the world with Sarah Brightman and David Foster, Fernando returns home to sing with his favorite artists: his family. Better Together features the singing debut of Zeke Varela, as he joins Susan and Fernando on stage for the very first time. 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 heartwarming concert based on what it’s like to be a family in a modern world.

Show Times: 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

$30.00-$65.00

The Studio Theatre - Defending the Caveman:Broadway's Smash Comedy About Men & Women

The Studio Theatre - Defending the Caveman:
Broadway's Smash Comedy About Men & Women

June 6th - 25th, 2018

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! The "outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap" (Chicago Sun Times) has made Defending the Caveman "a comic phenomenon." (New York Times)

For specified show dates, visit The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol website.

Show Times (on specified show dates):
Monday-Friday: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 7pm.

$35.00

The Studio Theatre - Happy 50ish - The Mid-Life Musical Comedy: Male Menopause Is A Laughing Matter!

The Studio Theatre - Happy 50ish - The Mid-Life Musical Comedy: Male Menopause Is A Laughing Matter!

June 10th - July 16th, 2018

Happy 50ish! is a musical comedy that revolves around Bob's surprise birthday party. As he turns the big 5-0, he learns to laugh and make fun of all the things that inevitably come with age. He's arrived early for his party, his wife is running late, and there's a room full of party guests. While reading his birthday cards aloud, he learns that turning 50 magnifies the unintended and hilarious realities of middle age. Come celebrate, torment, eat cake and sing along as Happy 50ish! - The Midlife Crisis Comedy Musical involves everyone. You're not just the audience, you're a guest and you're invited!

For specified show dates, visit The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol website.

Show Times (on specified show dates):
Monday-Friday: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 7pm.

$40.00

Performing Arts Academy 2018

Performing Arts Academy 2018

June 14th - 15th, 2018

CAMP REGISTRATION: If you are looking to register your Charter School Student, registration forms can be picked up at the front office, or email Tara.Milow@tvcs.org for a form to be sent home with your student. Registration is open until May 25, 2018.
WHAT: Academy Classes are June 4-15, 2018
WHEN: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm; Locations vary per class
WHERE: Please pick up class location information at The Villages Charter Schools

Show Times:
June 14, 6:00pm "Band and Choral"
June 15, 6:00pm "Dance, Color Guard, and Drama"

All tickets are $5 General Admission.

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    May 26, 2018

BOOMER COMEDY UNLIMITED presents a Night of Headliner Stand-Up Comedy featuring:  Brett Butler, Mark Schiff and Carol Siskind

BOOMER COMEDY UNLIMITED presents a Night of Headliner Stand-Up Comedy featuring: Brett Butler, Mark Schiff and Carol Siskind

June 16th, 2018

Come split your side while laughing at this one-night performance starring three baby boomer standup comedians! These artists are nationally known, with major television and print credits. The three featured comedians are: Brett Butler, star of ABC’s Grace Under Fire, featured in HBO’S The Leftovers, The Comedian with Robert DeNiro; along with Mark Schiff, of The Tonight Show, author of I Killed It:True Stories of the Road (Random House); and Carol Siskind, who’s been seen in her numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, two Showtime specials, an NBC Comedy Special, and The Larry Sanders Show. All three performers are unique, original, and oh so very funny! We look forward to sharing a laugh with you!

Show Time: 7:00 PM

$20.00-$45.00

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    May 2, 2018

Don't Tell Nonnie - Open Mic & Cabaret Night

Don't Tell Nonnie - Open Mic & Cabaret Night

June 20th, 2018

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.

Show Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm (arrive and exit at any time)
Doors Open at 7:00pm

$15.00 (includes one free beverage)

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    May 9, 2018

Children's Theatre Summer Camp

Children's Theatre Summer Camp

June 25th - 29th, 2018

For the third year in a row Compass Creative Dramatics will take up residency at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, for a week long camp with students entering 1st-8th grade. In this all day camp, students will work with professional actor/directors rehearsing and performing Compass Creative Dramatics adaptation of Peter Pan. They will also participate in exciting workshops for young students wanting to learn more about acting and theatre. The week long camp culminates in two performances on the stage of The Sharon June 29th and 30th at 5:00pm. Registration is available online at www.thesharon.com or in person at all The Villages Box Office locations. All students will be cast as a role in the performance. The roles will be selected the first day of camp.

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The Studio Theatre - The Fantasticks: The Worlds Longest Running Musical

The Studio Theatre - The Fantasticks: The Worlds Longest Running Musical

July 1st - August 11th, 2018

The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world's longest running musical - running for over 50 years in New York City and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow". The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It's Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself.

For specified show dates, visit The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol website.

Show Times (on specified show dates):
Monday-Friday: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 7pm.

$40.00

The Studio Theatre - Life Could Be A Dream ...Sh-boom! The Doo-Wop Musical...

The Studio Theatre - Life Could Be A Dream ...Sh-boom! The Doo-Wop Musical...

July 22nd - September 1st, 2018

SH-BOOM! Take another trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: "Fools Fall in Love," "Tears on My Pillow," "Runaround Sue," "Earth Angel," "Stay," "Unchained Melody," "Lonely Teardrops," and "The Glory of Love." Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering-let's hear it for the boys!

For specified show dates, visit The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol website.

Show Times (on specified show dates):
Monday-Friday: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 7pm.

$40.00

The Studio Theatre - Something Wonderful: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein

The Studio Theatre - Something Wonderful: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein

August 13th - September 4th, 2018

From Oklahoma! to The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein transformed and mesmerized Broadway with such hits as If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening, It Might As Well Be Spring, and Climb Every Mountain. Four sensational singers will take you on an intimate musical journey through the lives and work of these remarkable men in an elegantly staged musical revue backed by live musicians. Join us for a celebration of the greatest songwriting team in the history of the American Musical Theatre.

For specified show dates, visit The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol website.

Show Times (on specified show dates):
Monday-Friday: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 7pm.

$40.00

Jon Secada

Jon Secada

August 17th, 2018

With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Jon Secada, have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish, establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success. Adored by millions around the world, he is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice.

7:00 PM

$20.00-$70.00

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    Jun 20, 2018

Ethel Merman's Broadway

Ethel Merman's Broadway

August 20th, 2018

Ethel Merman was the best of the Broadway belters. What's a belter? She's the lady who comes out in the middle of the first act, plants her feet squarely on the stage and sings her song (preferably a raucous and stirring number) both louder and with more excitement than anyone in the show. And for 40 years you could always rely on "The Merm" to deliver the goods. When she retired from Broadway in 1970 she left people wondering if they would ever hear that sound again.

Fast forward to 2011. You CAN hear it again. Rita McKenzie and I wrote Ethel Merman's Broadway because we missed experiencing those classic Broadway musical moments. This show brings back that old Merman magic. New theatergoers can find out just what that magic is all about.

7:00 PM

$20.00-$65.00

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    Jun 27, 2018

Gary Lovini

Gary Lovini

August 25th, 2018

United Kingdom music star, Gary Lovini has worked extensively in the UK, won a major British TV talent show, and headlined internationally at theatre's and festivals including the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Lytham Festival and appeared on the Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty The Queen! He has previously performed at The Savannah Center as a guest artist on The Mickey Finn Show in 2001/2002/2003 and 2009 to incredible audiences and we are delighted to have him back. Gary is frequently invited to headline onboard major cruise lines and today makes his home in Florida and is very proud and excited to bring his dynamic show to The Sharon.

7:00 PM

$20.00-$45.00

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    Jun 27, 2018

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season

September 2nd, 2018 - May 13th, 2019

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

Under the musical direction of acclaimed Conductor Pasquale Valerio, the orchestra has grown in stature while enriching and shaping cultural life. The orchestra presents musical masterpieces to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of local music patrons.

Most members live in the Orlando area but we have regular members who come from as far afield as Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona and St. Petersburg. The Philharmonic gives 13-15 concerts per year and so we don’t provide full time employment for any of the players. Our players are comprised of resident and international artists who collaborate with symphonic and operatic companies at large. Although most orchestra members are not Villagers, there are two professional orchestra members who are Village residents and there are six amateurs who train each Saturday so that they can meet the standards required to play with the Philharmonic.

Show Times: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

Dance to the Movies

Dance to the Movies

September 10th, 2018

5pm & 8pm

$20.00-$70.00

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    Jul 18, 2018

The Studio Theatre - The Story of My Life

The Studio Theatre - The Story of My Life

September 25th - November 4th, 2018

Write What You Know.

Thomas, a successful author is tasked to write the eulogy of his lifelong friend Alvin. Delving deep into the recesses of his mind, Thomas finds himself staring at a notebook of empty pages.

Sifting through thousands of memories with his inspiring and eccentric friend, Thomas celebrates a lifetime of love, devotion, and friendship. Guided by Alvin we see their complicated relationship and the influence it had on making Thomas' dreams a reality.

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

7:00PM

$20 Previews / $40 Performance

The Studio Theatre - Stop Kiss

The Studio Theatre - Stop Kiss

November 27th - December 30th, 2018

Timing is Everything.

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?

7:00PM

$15 Previews / $35 Performance

The Studio Theatre - It Shoulda Been You

The Studio Theatre - It Shoulda Been You

January 15th - February 24th, 2019

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?

7:00PM

$20 Previews / $40 Performance

The Studio Theatre - A Doll's House

The Studio Theatre - A Doll's House

March 19th - April 28th, 2019

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.

7:00PM

$15 Previews / $35 Performance

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