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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

International Subscription,featuring Destination Evenings at The Sharon

International Subscription,
featuring Destination Evenings at The Sharon

November 19th, 2018 & January 24th, 2019 & February 5th, 18th, 20th, 2019 & March 28th, 2019 & April 1st, 2019

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!

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

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 17th - 18th, 2018

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar's Head Carol and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$60.00

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical Concert

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical Concert

January 7th, 2019

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

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

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

Show Time: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

January 11th - 12th, 2019

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.

Show Times:
Jan 11: 7:30pm
Jan 12: 2pm & 7:30pm

$100-$55, *$45

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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

Spamalot

Spamalot

January 16th - 17th, 2019

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, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

Show Times: 7:00pm

$100-$65, *$50

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Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland

January 19th, 2019

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."

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00 - $47.00

The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers

January 20th, 2019

With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby's death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley ... No one could ever take Bobby's place, but when I caught Bucky Heard's show it all came together - I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits - Lovin' Feelin', Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley's Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!

The Bill Medley/Bucky Heard pairing came as something of a happy accident. Medley says it just seemed right... I'd been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day it hit me - that's the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect - on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly. And, we've even recorded some new material together, I'm really excited!

Show Times: 7pm

$125-$85, *$65

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Masters of Illusion

Masters of Illusion

January 21st, 2019

Masters of Illusion, the hit CW television series and America's largest touring magic show is coming to The Sharon.

Only the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers have been chosen to perform in Masters of Illusion. Master of Illusion is a huge stage phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series "Masters of Illusion," which is heading into its 5th season on the CW in 2018.

Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before - filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage.

Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done… or can they?

Show Times: 4pm & 8pm

$75-$50, *$40

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Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

January 24th, 2019

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 such as Beethoven's symphonies No. 6 and No.7, Tchaikovsky's symphonies No. 4, 5, 6 and 9; Mozart's Symphony No. 41 and Violin Concerto No.3; Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique; Mahler's symphonies No 1 and 4; Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) and 8; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1, 5 and 7; Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1; Sibelius' Violin Concerto, Finlandia and Symphony No. 2; Brahms Symphony No. 2 and 4; and Respighi's Rome Series. The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra additionally plays the works of famous Chinese composers such as Xian Xinghai's Yellow River and He Zhanhao & Chen Gang's Butterfly Lovers. The Orchestra also presents numerous overtures and music of operas and ballets.

Show Time: 7pm

$70-$50, *$30

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Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy

Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy

January 29th, 2019

"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

Show Times: 5pm & 8pm

$75-$50, *$45

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Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night's Dream

Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare’s
A Midsummer Night's Dream

January 30th, 2019

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.

Show Time: 7pm

$50-$30, *$20

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Don McLean

Don McLean

February 1st, 2019

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. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna's No. 1 recording of "American Pie" in 2000 and George Michael's version of "The Grave" in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. Don McLean is co-writer of Drake's 2011 release, "Doing it Wrong".

Show Time: 7pm

Don McLean $89-$55, *$25

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Three Tenors Plus OneA Tribute to Andrea BocelliPresented by The Villages Opera Club benefitting the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship

Three Tenors Plus One
A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli
Presented by The Villages Opera Club benefitting the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship

February 2nd, 2019

Three Tenors Plus One, A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli

  • John McVeigh, Tenor
  • Fanyong Du, Tenor
  • Devin Eatmon, Tenor
  • "Plus One" is Carson Dorsey, Dallas based Soprano
  • Accompanied by Maestro Bill Doherty

Show Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$15.00 - $45.00

Farruquito

Farruquito

February 5th, 2019

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. He has created and directed over 15 works since the age of eleven, and has not only been hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, but also for his incredible personality, profound poetry and captivating beauty. As the principal inheritor of the greatest Gypsy flamenco bloodline, Farruquito has made it his life's mission to share the purest form of flamenco on stages all around the world while further broadening his influence by collaborating with the most paramount film directors, conductors and artists of our time.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$70.00

REO SPEEDWAGON

REO SPEEDWAGON

February 7th, 2019

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out.

Formed loosely in the late '60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$46.00 - $136.00

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt

February 8th, 2019

Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$35.00 - $99.00

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FORTE

FORTE

February 9th - 12th, 2019

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.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$59.00-$99.00 *$49

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Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Celebrated Pops Music

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Celebrated Pops Music

February 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 Time: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna Boys Choir

February 18th, 2019

Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century, and in 1498 - more than half a millennium ago - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and thus the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, concerts, private functions, and on state occasions.

Throughout history, such noted composers as Heinrich Isaac, Philippe de Monte, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Joseph Fux, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Anton Bruckner have worked with the choir. Jacobus Gallus and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers, and brothers Franz Joseph and brother Michael Haydn were members of the choir of St. Stephen's Cathedral, but frequently sang with the imperial boys choir as well.

Show Time: 7pm

$65-$35, *$20

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    Dec 26, 2018

Havana Cuba All Stars

Havana Cuba All Stars

February 20th, 2019

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.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba's greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from "Son Cubano" style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

Show Time: 7pm

$55-$37, *$20

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    Dec 19, 2018

An Intimate Evening with David Foster

An Intimate Evening with David Foster

February 21st - 23rd, 2019

"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."

Show Times:
2/21/19 - 7:00pm
2/22/19 - 3:00pm & 7:00pm
2/23/19 - 7:00pm

$59.00 - $99.00

Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando

February 24th - 25th, 2019

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.

2016 found Tony collecting a dizzying number of top honors. These include the Casino Entertainer of the Year Award, recipient of the "Best All Around Entertainer" Las Vegas which he has won a total of four times, and previously three times in Atlantic City; Jukebox Artist of the Year Award from the Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York; The Ellis Island Medal of Honor one of the nation's most prestigious awards; The Bob Hope Award for excellence in entertainment from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society honoring his efforts on behalf of our nation's veterans.

February 24 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm
February 25 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

$65-$40, *$35

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    Jan 2, 2019

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal

February 26th, 2019

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." In a business that is, at best, volatile, and success sometimes short-lived, Wayne has performed live, at last count, to more than 40 million people and on television, film and record, to many times that number. He has epitomized the talent, glamour and energy that is Las Vegas. And these days, having established himself both on television and in movies as a fine actor, he's getting more attention than ever.

Showtime: 7pm

$150-$100, *$75

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    Dec 26, 2018

A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet

A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet

February 27th, 2019

Gracing the stages of Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world since their formation in 2010.

Handpicked by one of the finest clarinetists of our day, Julian Bliss, the Septet perform shows that combine over 200 years of musical heritage with and incredible command of Western classical and jazz. The band started out exploring the inspirational music of Benny Goodman - a passion of Julian's since the age of 7 - and has gone from strength to strength with packed audiences and standing ovations around the world. The live show, and consequently their first album, showcased some of the best tunes of this era inspiring authenticity with a modern twist.

Most recently, the Julian Bliss Septet has delved into the treasured Tin Pan Alley sounds of Gershwin and his contemporaries. The most-loved melodies and swinging tunes explore musical stories and are showcased by original arrangement for the septet, including a suite from Porgy and Bess, an excerpt from Rhapsody in Blue and the great songs: I got rhythm, Embraceable you and Lady be Good.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$50.00

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    Jan 9, 2019

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

March 3rd - 4th, 2019

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow.

March 3 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm
March 4 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

$105-$85, *$75

Special Offer! With every online ticket purchased for The Beach Boys, you'll receive a digital copy of the Mike Love's new double album "UNLEASH THE LOVE". You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7-14 days after your purchase.
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    Jan 2, 2019

Rain: a Tribute to the BeatlesAbbey Road Performed Live

Rain: a Tribute to the Beatles
Abbey Road Performed Live

March 6th - 7th, 2019

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.

March 6 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
March 7 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm

$85-$65, *$55

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    Jan 16, 2019

Love Letters

Love Letters

March 12th, 2019

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!

A.R. Gurney's Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

Show Time: 5:00pm and 8:00pm

$20.00-47.00

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    Jan 23, 2019

Charlie Daniels Band

Charlie Daniels Band

March 13th, 2019

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.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$80.00 - $125.00

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    Jan 16, 2019

The O'Jays

The O'Jays

March 16th, 2019

The O'Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O'Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they've had for over 50 years.

Walter Williams and Eddie Levert first met when they were the ages of 6 and 7 respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they formed a band originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. In 1963, the band took the name "The O'Jays" in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O'Jay. Several members have changed, but the core, original lead singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$89.00-$149.00 *$46

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    Jan 19, 2019

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical

March 18th, 2019

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

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

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

Show Time: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

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

Jay Leno

Jay Leno

March 20th, 2019

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

Show Times: 2:00pm & 5:00pm

$75.00 - $150.00

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    Jan 23, 2019

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

March 21st, 2019

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.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$75.00

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    Jan 30, 2019

Tap Dogs

Tap Dogs

March 26th - 27th, 2019

Australia's most successful theatrical export, Dein Perry's TAP DOGS, is coming to The Sharon for a strictly limited run from March 26-27 for two performances only!

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.

Show Times: 7pm

$75-$45, *$30

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    Jan 30, 2019

Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass

March 28th, 2019

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".
Friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts first came together in 1970 to form a brass quintet - a chamber music setting not entirely new, but never before having garnered the success and storied career Canadian Brass would achieve over the next 40 years. Initially, Gene took on the role of developing new repertoire while Chuck was the moving force in marketing, publishing and managing the business. Three empty chairs were quickly filled and together, the group's imagination and consummate musicianship elevated the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. Here was not only an opportunity to explore the possibilities of an all-brass chamber group but a challenge to bring the sound and the excitement of brass music to new audiences.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$15.00-$60.00

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    Feb 6, 2019

Murphy's Celtic Legacy

Murphy's Celtic Legacy

April 1st, 2019

Don't blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance; it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast of Murphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance.

Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.

Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques presented with multimedia elements, song and live music.

Show Time: 7pm

$65-$40, *$20

*Obstructed View Pricing

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    Feb 13, 2019

The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

April 3rd, 2019

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

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$60.00

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    Feb 6, 2019

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Classical

April 15th, 2019

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

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

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

Show Time: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

April 18th - 19th, 2019

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. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$45.00-$100.00

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    Feb 27, 2019

The Irish Comedy Tour

The Irish Comedy Tour

April 23rd, 2019

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.

Audiences howl at Richards' tales about his mom's dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel's Top 10.

McCarthy's no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The "comedy barbarian," as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society's most sensitive topics. Leibert's unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show. And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America.

Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.

www.theirishcomedytour.com

Show Time: 7:00pm

$20.00-$40.00

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    Feb 27, 2019

Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

May 1st, 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.

Since Steep Canyon Rangers came together in 2000, they have developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while also demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$45.00-$65.00 *$20

*Obstructed View Pricing

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    Mar 6, 2019

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Magic Moments of Opera

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Magic Moments of Opera

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 Time: 7:00 PM

$25.00-$65.00

Linda Eder

Linda Eder

May 21st, 2019

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.

Show Time: 7:00pm

$25.00 - $70.00

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    Mar 27, 2019

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