VIDEO: Maxwell C. King Center Announces 10 New Shows Starting In January 2018

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Celebrating 30-years, the Maxwell C. King Center announced 10 new shows coming to the venue on Thursday.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Christmas may still be over four months away but if you’re looking for a gift for that hard to buy for loved one, or friend, the King Center in Melbourne may have a show coming in early 2018 that may make the perfect gift.

Celebrating 30-years, the Maxwell C. King Center announced 10 new shows coming to the venue on Thursday.

From TV star and comedian Howie Mandel to a Bee Gees and ABBA tribute and even the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, there is something to please everyone’s entertainment palate to kick off 2018 at the King Center.

Looking for that perfect date night, the King Center has you covered for the new year.

The new announced shows start on January 14 when Decades Rewind, a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one takes the stage.

Tickets for all 10 new shows go on sale Friday August 18 at 10:00 a.m.

You can purchase tickets by clicking here or you can call the King Center box office at 321-242-2219. 

DECADES REWIND

ABOVE VIDEO: Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show. It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history.

  • Sunday, January 14, 7 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $47 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by EnCue Entertainment

Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show.

It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60 songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life

PINK MARTINI

ABOVE VIDEO: In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…if The United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist

  • Friday, January 19, 8 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $64 (inclusive of fees)

Pink Martini is the biggest little orchestra around, featuring lead singer China Forbes. The show draws inspiration from music all over the world crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.

Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows.

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER – Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant plus Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section and The Stax Academy Alumni Band with Music Director Boo Mitchell

ABOVE VIDEO: Take Me To The River Presents: Memphis Soul A Rhythm and Blues Revue featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush and Charlie Musselwhite.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $52 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by Brevard Music Group

Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday.

This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell

MARTIN SEXTON – In the Studio Theatre

ABOVE VIDEO: Martin Sexton’s Do It Daily from his new album “Mixtape of the Open Road.”

  • Thursday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $58.75 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by Music Works, Inc.

Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when – the one that’s etched in your soul? Martin Sexton’s new album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place.

This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a “soul marinated voice.” Sexton’s incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess is what keeps fans coming back for more.

ABBA MANIA

ABOVE VIDEO: ABBA MANIA is a tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live stage performance.

  • Friday, February 9, 8 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $58.75 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by Elko Concerts

ABBA MANIA is a tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live stage performance.

It has now been 31 years since Abba last toured and it was the hottest ticket in town. Today ABBA MANIA continues to grip the nation with countless tributes on television, radio and of course, with the hugely popular stage hit Mamma Mia, now a feature film, there are no signs that this popularity is slowing down.

ABBA MANIA continues to tour the globe, enjoying great success, with venues selling out long before the show hits town. We look forward to seeing you at the show and will ensure that you’ll be “having the time of your life.”

DANIEL O’DONNELL

ABOVE VIDEO: Daniel O’ Donnell Our House Is A Home.

  • Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $58.50 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by Elko Concerts

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad.

He has had a remarkable career. The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds, U2.

In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 37 albums and has amassed 31 Top-30 albums over the course of his career.

The concert also features Daniel’s long-term singing partner, Mary Duff. After more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.

YAMATO, DRUMMERS OF JAPAN

ABOVE VIDEO: Yamato’s creativity and innovation conquer theatres around the world.

  • Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of fees)

Yamato’s creativity and innovation conquer theatres around the world. A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree.

They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people’s bodies jump and their hearts race faster.

Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music, as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This group, from beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, is able to exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, the wadaiko (Japanese drum).

This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit, a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures.

STAYIN’ ALIVE

ABOVE VIDEO: STAYIN’ ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Nights on Broadway,” and “Stayin’ Alive.”

  • Thursday, February 22, 8 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $32.25 (inclusive of fees)
  • Produced by Music Works, Inc.

 STAYIN’ ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Nights on Broadway,” and “Stayin’ Alive.

In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke,” “Massachusetts,” “Fanny Be Tender,” “Words,” and “To Love Somebody,” among other great hits.

STAYIN’ ALIVE is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery.

STAYIN’ ALIVE has played intimate settings as a six piece band and huge venues with a 62 piece orchestra. STAYIN’ ALIVE is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice.

LES BALLETS TROCKEDERO DE MONTE CARLO

ABOVE VIDEO: The Trocks’ inspired blend of a loving knowledge of dance, impeccable comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces has brought them critical acclaim.

  • Sunday, February 25, 7 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $48 (inclusive of fees)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and concepts of those dance styles.

The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance.  The Trocks’ inspired blend of a loving knowledge of dance, impeccable comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces has brought them critical acclaim.

This company of professional male dancers delights audiences around the world parodying classical works from Swan Lake to Giselle.  The humorous sight of male bodies delicately balancing in toe shoes, leaping gleefully, posing and spinning puts a smile on the face of the widest possible audience.

HOWIE MANDEL

ABOVE VIDEO: Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years.

  • Monday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon
  • Tickets starting at $40.50 (inclusive of fees)

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years.

Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company Alevy Productions, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others.

He currently serves as a judge on NBC’s hit summer talent competition series, America’s Got Talent, now in its 11th season with this being Mandel’s seventh season on the series.

Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for Deal or No Deal and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage.

From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

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