10 New Shows Coming to the Maxwell C. King Center

By  //  August 4, 2015

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tickets for all shows go on sale Aug. 14 at noon

Space Coast Ballet will present The Nutcracker at the King Center on December 5.

Space Coast Ballet will present The Nutcracker at the King Center on December 5.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Space Coast Ballet will present The Nutcracker at the King Center on December 5.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, August 14 at noon. Ticket prices start at $19.

This magical Christmas tradition is an artistic masterpiece produced by Kirov Ballet trained directors and features internationally acclaimed principals Dusty Botton and Roddy Doble.

With such talented professional dancers and elegant costumes, The Space Coast Ballet’s The Nutcracker rivals any production in New York City or elsewhere.

A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH RICK BRAUN & MINDI ABAIR

Tuesday, December 8, 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $38 (inclusive of fees)

A Brevard Music Group Production 

Sponsored by the Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation

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 back by popular demand.

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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 chestnuts.

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Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and two previous Grammy nominations for I’m Alright and More Love Songs. (Wikipedia image)

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III In the Studio Theatre

Friday, December 18, 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $38 (inclusive of fees)

A Brevard Music Group Production 

Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and two previous Grammy nominations for I’m Alright and More Love Songs.

His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year.

Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road) and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the “singing surgeon”) on the American television show, M*A*S*H. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others.

As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.

Join him on December 13 in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre.

BOWZER’S ROCK and ROLL HOLIDAY PARTY

Friday, December 18, 8 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $51 (inclusive of fees)

Victory Casino Presents: Bowzer’s Rock and Roll Holiday Party with Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Bowzer and The Stingrays, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, Little Peggy March, and Rocky and The Rollers.

Don’t miss some of the legends of rock and roll!  Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, hosts the party and will perform some of his biggest hits. He will be joined by his friend Peter Noone. This will be Herman’s Hermits’ first appearance in Brevard County in many years. 

Herman’s Hermits has sold over 60 million albums and they will play all of their top hits. 

They will be joined by Jay Siegel’s Tokens who are best known for their hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon who sang Tallahassee Lassie.

“Little” Peggy March will perform her #1 hit I will Follow Him and Rocky and The Rollers will amaze the crowd like they always do.  

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, December 19, 7pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $24 (inclusive of fees)

They’re back!  The Omaha Community Playhouse, via its professional touring wing, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, is returning with their unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 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 23 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!

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Author and performer, Steve Solomon, is the author and star of the three time award-winning, critically acclaimed show: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy”.

STEVE SOLOMON’S ‘Cannolis Latkes & Guilt…the Therapy Continues’

In the Studio Theatre

Thursday – Saturday, November 19-21, 7:30 pm & Sunday, Nov 22, 3 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $44 (inclusive of fees)

Author and performer, Steve Solomon, is the author and star of the three time award-winning, critically acclaimed show: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy”. We now bring you: “CANNOLIS, LATKES & GUILT…the therapy continues,” Steve’s newest project. 

Almost a million people throughout the United States and overseas have laughed till they cried at Steve’s hit shows. This show is a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known and some you’d want to forget but can’t! Each of the twenty or so characters is brought to life by Steve using the voices and dialects that they possess in real life.

If you’ve missed one or two of these shows, fear not comedy lovers. “CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT…the therapy continues” is a compilation of the very best of Steve’s hit shows with lots of new comedy material built in. Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, and prepare to spend a wonderful side splitting evening with Steve and his wacky family and friends.

MICHAEL MCDONALD – This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits

Monday, December 21, 8 pm

Tickets on Sale, Friday, August 14th at Noon 

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

An AEG Live Production

Two notes is all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our time. To this, add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades.

From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as What A Fool Believes and solo hits like I Keep Forgettin through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving. On December 21, Michael McDonald will sprinkle some of his signature hits into a holiday set that features such Christmas favorites as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas.

With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music.

JACKIE EVANCHO

Sunday, January 17, 7 pm

Tickets on Sale, Friday, August 14th at Noon 

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

An AEG Live Production

Jackie Evancho’s first performance on “America’s Got Talent” left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl.

Her unique, gorgeous, soprano voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. She’s an American classical crossover singer who is equally comfortable with Puccini or pop.

She has released her third studio album, and like her other albums before, “Awakening” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s classical charts. In December 2014, a new PBS special, “Awakening Live In Concert” was pledged in support of her album and tour.

Don’t miss your chance to see her live in concert when she returns for another fabulous concert at the King Center.

ARLO GUTHRIE – ALICE’S RESTAURANT 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Sunday, January 24, 7 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 14th at Noon

Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of fees)

A Brevard Music Group Production 

Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is coming to the King Center to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.

Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he’s released since his debut, Alice’s Restaurant in 1967. For the last five decades, Arlo has carried on the Guthrie family legacy of sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classics with audiences far and wide.

“The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour” brings together an ensemble of fine musicians who never graced the stage together at one time.

Arlo’s deft band includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards).

Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives.

More than 75,000 photos have recently been digitized, and selections will be projected along with Peter Star’s claymation film depicting Arlo’s “Motorcycle Song”.

Don’t miss Arlo Guthrie when he comes to Melbourne performing one of America’s greatest musical treasures.

YANNI is one of the most recognizable composer performers of our time. He is, without a doubt, a musical phenomenon—a rare artist whose music defies borders and boundaries. (Wikipedia image)

YANNI is one of the most recognizable composer performers of our time.
He is, without a doubt, a musical phenomenon—a rare artist whose music defies borders and boundaries. (Wikipedia image)

YANNI

Sunday, February 14, 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale, Friday, August 14th at Noon 

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

An AEG Live Production

Yanni and his world-renowned orchestra will perform audience favorites from throughout his career as well as newly reworked arrangements of the classics.

As a true global ambassador for peace, compassion, and understanding, Yanni is one of the most recognizable composers and performers of our time. 

He is a musical phenomenon—a rare artist whose music transcends geographical borders and touches people of all races and nations. He has continued to tour extensively throughout the world, performing sold-out concerts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and South America.


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