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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

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

LA Theatre Works presents Steel Magnolias

LA Theatre Works presents Steel Magnolias

October 22nd, 2018

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.

In each of our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond. These special people could be siblings, childhood pals, a college roommate, a mentor-they are the ones we'd go to any lengths to support, with whom we can disagree strongly while loving deeply. They change our lives just by being in them. Our connections with them defy the limitations of distance and time.

Show Times: 7pm

$60-$35, *$20

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VooDoo BluezA spellbinding night of Music, Magic, and Mystery

VooDoo Bluez
A spellbinding night of Music, Magic, and Mystery

October 27th, 2018

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! With great characters like the Voodoo King, The Sorcerer, and Queen of the Night, this immersive show will certainly be both a trick and a treat for the audience and maybe you can help "Angele" find her way home!

Show Time: 8:00pm

$20.00-49.00

Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner

November 1st, 2018

A mainstay of the comedy scene for over 30 years, Rita Rudner, known for her epigrammatic one-liners brings her legendary comedy to The Sharon.

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town. Over the course of her fourteen year run of 2,000 plus shows, Rudner has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's "Comedian Of The Year" nine years in a row!

After her early beginnings as a dancer on the Great White Way in the '80s, Rudner took a full-time leap from chorus lines to punch lines and was soon a regular guest on both Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show.

Show Times: 5:00pm and 8:00pm

$45.00-$65.00, *$40

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

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

November 3rd - 4th, 2018

Rescheduled: November 3rd & 4th, 2018
Calls are being made currently

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: 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

$30.00-$65.00

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

November 6th, 2018

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls - Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. "Kids wide-eyed with delight!" says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!

Show Times: 4pm & 8pm

$85-$55, *$45

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Trio Classique, lobby concert

Trio Classique, lobby concert

November 7th, 2018

Introducing a new chamber music series in the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center's Lobby

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

Show Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Doors open at 11:30am

This is not a ticketed event, it is open to the public.

The Lobby Lounge Cabaret SeriesMy Knocked Up Life, Songs about Pregnancy and Parenting

The Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series
My Knocked Up Life, Songs about Pregnancy and Parenting

November 8th, 2018

Come to the Cabaret!
Introducing a brand New Series coming soon to our Lobby Lounge at the Sharon: The Cabaret Series! The Sharon team will welcome a new cabaret artist to our Lobby Lounge stage every couple of months to perform a special one night only cabaret style engagement. We are proud to present our first event of this intimate series on November 8th!

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!

Show Time: 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

$25.00

SOLD OUT
The Spinners

The Spinners

November 10th, 2018

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. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Marvin Taylor, tenor Ronnie Moss, and bass singer Jessie Peck; a soul-infused 5-piece band, led by Keith Ferguson, backs them up.

Show Times: 5:00pm and 8:00pm

$50.00-$65.00, *$45

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Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Messiah

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra’s 18/19 Season: Messiah

November 13th, 2018

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

Lonestar

Lonestar

November 15th, 2018

It's just a small warehouse space, hidden by a nondescript exterior somewhere in Nashville. Inside you'll see mismatched chairs and rugs scattered around the cement floor. Little lights string across the high, black ceiling. A giant Texas flag covers much of one wall. A pool table, a dartboard, a basketball arcade hoop…

This is The Band Cave, home away from home for all four members of Lonestar. 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."

Show Time: 5:00pm & 8:00pm

$45.00-$95.00

John Tesh

John Tesh

November 16th, 2018

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.

Whether at the solo piano, with a 12-piece 'big band' or an 80 piece orchestra, Tesh's ability to create a unique journey for concert fans with music and storytelling has taken him from the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Coliseum in Rome to Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. John's live television concerts, including the seminal 'Live at Red Rocks,' have raised more than 20 million dollars for Public Television.

Show Times: 5pm & 8pm

$65-$50, *$45

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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!

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Chinese Warriors of Peking

November 19th, 2018

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. The Chinese Warriors of Peking have been on many tours in the past two decades. Most recently, the company performed in Denmark for six months in 2011 and in Britain for ten months in 2013. 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.

Show Time: 7pm

$65-$40, *$20

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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

KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band

November 29th, 2018

KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey - KC for short - developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like "GET DOWN TONIGHT", "THAT'S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)" and "SHAKE YOUR BOOTY". 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!

Show Time: 7:00pm

$36.00 - $155.00

Don't Tell Nonnie With Special Host Rebecca Morse!

Don't Tell Nonnie
With Special Host Rebecca Morse!

November 30th, 2018

Lobby Lounge. Open Mic Piano Bar.

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.

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

$20.00 (includes one free beverage)

Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series My Life IS A Musical, starring Heather Ard

Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series My Life IS A Musical, starring Heather Ard

December 12th, 2018

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!

Join Heather as she sings about her life living in The Villages, attending mass, raising three beautiful children, and operating through life always with a song on her lips. 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!

  • This is a ticketed event, available online or at any of The Villages Box Office Locations
  • Held in The Sharon Lobby Lounge
  • Starring Heather Ard with Maestro Bill Doherty
  • All tickets are general admission
  • Cost is $25
  • Content Advisory - Adult Language

Show Time: 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

$25.00

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

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

December 13th - 14th, 2018

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

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

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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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    Nov 21, 2018

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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    Nov 7, 2018

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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    Nov 28, 2018

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: 5pm & 8pm

$75-$50, *$40

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    Nov 21, 2018

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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    Dec 5, 2018

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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    Dec 12, 2018

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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    Nov 14, 2018

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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    Dec 19, 2018

Three Tenors Plus OneA Tribute to Andrea Bocelli

Three Tenors Plus One
A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli

February 2nd, 2019

Three Tenors Plus One, A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli

  • John McVeigh, Tenor, Metropolitan Opera
  • Jorge Martinez, Tenor from Puerto Rico
  • Devin Eatmon, Tenor, former Harold Schwartz Scholarship winner, recently, The Aspen Music Festival.
  • "Plus One" is Carson Dorsey, Dallas based Soprano
  • Accompanied by Maestro Bill Doherty

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

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    Dec 15, 2018

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

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    Dec 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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