Twelve New Shows Coming to the King Center

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THE KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

ABOVE VIDEO: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson are performing at the Kings Center on Wednesday, November 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Augsust 15 at noon.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — A variety of music, dance, and holiday entertainment is coming your way at the King Center for the Performing Arts in the next couple of months.

Ricky Nelson Remembers starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie& Harriet Nelson.

Ricky Nelson Remembers starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie& Harriet Nelson.

RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED 

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at noon

• Tickets starting at $33 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

Ricky Nelson Remembers starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie& Harriet Nelson.

When Matthew & Gunnar hit number one on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON with their self-penned number one mega hit “Can’t Live Without Your) Love & Affection” it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 hit-makers.

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With their rock band NELSON, Matthew and Gunnar have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide.

Featuring hit songs like Hello Mary Lou, Poor Little Fool, Travelin’ Man, I’m Walkin’, I Gotta Feeling, Teenage Idol, Garden Party and many more, Ricky Nelson Remembered showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak. Matthew and Gunnar’s musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter.

THE FRESH BEAT BAND: GREATEST HITS LIVE

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. (King Center image)

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. (King Center image)

Wednesday, November 5 , 6:30 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Now

• Tickets starting at $33.75 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S.

The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums.

The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available.

HEART

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, and so many more.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, and so many more.

Wednesday, November 12, 8 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15

• Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of ticketing fees) at Noon

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, and so many more.

Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like These Dreams, Alone, What About Love, If Looks Could Kill, Never, and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers.

Along the way, music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors.

Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER BY CHIP DAVIS

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour.

Tuesday, November 18, 8 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $45.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour.

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music.   Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.  Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the number one Christmas music artist in history.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall, live on tour, with more stops than ever before.

So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall, live on tour, with more stops than ever before.

Saturday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $47.50   (inclusive of ticketing fees)

So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall, live on tour, with more stops than ever before.

Celebrating its momentous eleventh season, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

THE NUTCRACKER

This magical Christmas tradition is an artistic masterpiece produced by Kirov Ballet trained directors and features internationally acclaimed principals, sumptuous sets and elegant costumes which combine to rival any production in New York City or elsewhere.

This magical Christmas tradition is an artistic masterpiece produced by Kirov Ballet trained directors and features internationally acclaimed principals, sumptuous sets and elegant costumes which combine to rival any production in New York City or elsewhere.

Saturday, December 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $19 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

The only Nutcracker you must see this season. This magical Christmas tradition is an artistic masterpiece produced by Kirov Ballet trained directors and features internationally acclaimed principals, sumptuous sets and elegant costumes which combine to rival any production in New York City or elsewhere.

NATIONAL ACROBATS OF CHINA

The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China 2014 was founded in 1951 and has been one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China. Over several generations, the Company has developed many unique acrobatic acts like Global Motorcycling, Kicking Bowls to Heads on High Unicycles, Russian Bars In Chinese Traditional Style, Chinese Poles In Shaolin Style, Diving Through Moving Hoops, Aerial Bungee Tumblings, and Aerial Tissue Flowers, etc. These acts (and many others) have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades.

The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China 2014 was founded in 1951 and has been one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China. Over several generations, the Company has developed many unique acrobatic acts like Global Motorcycling, Kicking Bowls to Heads on High Unicycles, Russian Bars In Chinese Traditional Style, Chinese Poles In Shaolin Style, Diving Through Moving Hoops, Aerial Bungee Tumblings, and Aerial Tissue Flowers, etc. These acts (and many others) have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades.

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $26 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

• Children’s Tickets starting at $14 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China 2014 was founded in 1951 and has been one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China.

Over several generations, the Company has developed many unique acrobatic acts like Global Motorcycling, Kicking Bowls to Heads on High Unicycles, Russian Bars In Chinese Traditional Style, Chinese Poles In Shaolin Style, Diving Through Moving Hoops, Aerial Bungee Tumblings, and Aerial Tissue Flowers, etc. These acts (and many others) have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades.

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Since its inception in 1951, there have been more than two hundred artists of the Company that have won the gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals.

For its 2014 North American tour, the Company will bring a brand new production that will amaze and astound audiences.

LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS starring DARLENE LOVE

You have seen her at the Oscars, you have seen her on Broadway, you have seen her in the Lethal Weapon movies and 20 Feet From Stardom, now see her in concert at the King Center on December 10 in her heartfelt, Love for the Holidays concert.

You have seen her at the Oscars, you have seen her on Broadway, you have seen her in the Lethal Weapon movies and 20 Feet From Stardom, now see her in concert at the King Center on December 10 in her heartfelt, Love for the Holidays concert.

Tuesday, December 16, 8 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

You have seen her at the Oscars, you have seen her on Broadway, you have seen her in the Lethal Weapon movies and 20 Feet From Stardom, now see her in concert at the King Center on December 10 in her heartfelt, Love for the Holidays concert.

Through the years, Darlene Love has captivated audiences all over the world with her sensational performances and her warm and gracious stage presence.

Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all, from major films like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease.

Darlene’s background vocals for The Blossoms, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers and Elvis Presley, to name but a few, set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.

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Her Billboard hits include: He’s A Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Da Doo Ron Ron, Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home, He’s Sure the Boy I Love and the holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman.

This December will mark her twenty-ninth appearance on Letterman. She received her industry’s highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and her book My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story has been turned into a movie starring Toni Braxton and premieres in December on the OWN Network.

Don’t miss your chance to see this phenomenal singer in concert at the King Center.

BREVARD COMMUNITY CHORUS

Celebrate the holidays with conductor, Robert E. Lamb and the Brevard Community Chorus as they perform “Hodie,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. At its home in the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, the chorus has performed such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, and Orff ’s Carmina Burana. (Kings Center image)

Celebrate the holidays with conductor, Robert E. Lamb and the Brevard Community Chorus as they perform “Hodie,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. At its home in the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, the chorus has performed such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, and Orff ’s Carmina Burana. (Kings Center image)

Saturday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.

• Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

All Tickets Inclusive of Ticketing fees – General Seating $24, Senior/Military $19, Special Student Rate $7

Celebrate the holidays with conductor, Robert E. Lamb and the Brevard Community Chorus as they perform “Hodie,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

At its home in the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, the chorus has performed such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, and Orff ’s Carmina Burana.

Brevard Community Chorus is a volunteer organization of 100-plus voices that meets weekly for the purpose of rehearsing and performing the larger works of the choral repertoire.

A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS

Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast, year after year. Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned.

Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast, year after year. Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned.

Sunday, December 14, 7 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $38 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

Make your list and check it twice. This holiday concert is more than just nice! A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair is coming back to town.

Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast, year after year. Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned.

Mindi Abair is a double-edged talent with her fluid saxophone and emotive vocals. Rick Braun is a masterful trumpet/flugelhorn player whose warm tones transform the simplest melody into a work of art.

They have each separately sold millions of records and their combined fans will surely appreciate this special performance of Christmas favorites.

This year, Peter, Rick and Mindi have just completed recording their CD, Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair & Rick Braun which is filled with selections from the Christmas tour.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is once again bringing their unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Melbourne. This Victorian version of Christmas magic is presented with a full array of traditional Christmas carols interwoven with the well-known story. Each carol was chosen for the dramatic atmosphere it contributes to the total evening.

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is once again bringing their unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Melbourne. This Victorian version of Christmas magic is presented with a full array of traditional Christmas carols interwoven with the well-known story. Each carol was chosen for the dramatic atmosphere it contributes to the total evening.

Saturday, December 20, 7 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $24 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

• Children’s Tickets starting at $19 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is once again bringing their unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Melbourne.

This Victorian version of Christmas magic is presented with a full array of traditional Christmas carols interwoven with the well-known story. Each carol was chosen for the dramatic atmosphere it contributes to the total evening.

Performed by a cast of 28 performers on a set evoking Currier and Ives prints and featuring special effects such as a spinning bed, this is a glorious holiday evening the whole family can enjoy.

AN EVENING WITH THE BRONX WANDERERS – MERRY BRONXMAS

It was a little over 11 years ago that actor and writer Chazz Palminteri had suggested to Lifesong Records/Cashwest Productions Producer Vin Adinolfi that he should start a group with his kids and call themselves The Wanderers in honor of their neighborhood friend, Dion.

It was a little over 11 years ago that actor and writer Chazz Palminteri had suggested to Lifesong Records/Cashwest Productions Producer Vin Adinolfi that he should start a group with his kids and call themselves The Wanderers in honor of their neighborhood friend, Dion.

Friday December 19, 8 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $22 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

It was a little over 11 years ago that actor and writer Chazz Palminteri had suggested to Lifesong Records/Cashwest Productions Producer Vin Adinolfi that he should start a group with his kids and call themselves The Wanderers in honor of their neighborhood friend, Dion.

The kids were 14 and 11 at that time.  Since then, they have been touring not just the country but the world. The Bronx Wanderers and The King Center are proud to present the group’s first official Holiday Show, Merry BronXMAS. Classic holiday songs done with a Bronx twist.

Immediately unforgettable and magical. Hear these songs as if for the first time as the Bronx Wanderers bring them to life.  You’ll also hear all your favorites you’ve come to expect from a Bronx Wanderers Show; The Four Seasons, Dion, Coldplay and so much more.

One Family. One Dream. The Ultimate Soundtrack of Your Life and Now All Your Holiday Rock N’ Roll Favorites Too.  THE BRONX WANDERERS. A Father. Two Sons. Living the American Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.

Saturday, February 14, 8 p.m.

• Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15 at Noon

• Tickets starting at $50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.

His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Cold On The Shoulder, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Ribbon Of Darkness, Beautiful, Song For A Winter’s Night, Shadows, Rainy Day People, Did She Mention My Name and Summertime Dream to name a few.

But this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled Gordon Lightfoot, 50 Years On The Carefree Highway.

The tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career.

The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.


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