ENTERTAINMENT: King Center for the Performing Arts Announces 12 New Shows for 2019

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The King Center of Performing Arts in Melbourne has announced 12 shows scheduled for the rest of 2019.  (King Center image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The King Center of Performing Arts in Melbourne has announced 12 shows scheduled for the rest of 2019. 

ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY – In the Studio Theatre
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets start at $70.50 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by Brevard Music Group

Acoustic Alchemy are one of the founding fathers of Smooth Jazz. From their very first album, Red Dust and
Spanish Lace released in 1987, to the current release Thirty Three and a Third, they have spent over three
decades defining and refining the sound of instrumental Jazz with hits such as “Mr. Chow,” “Lazeez,”
“Flamoco Loco,” “Catalina Kiss,” and “Jamaica Heartbeat.”

Not only critically acclaimed for their albums (including three Grammy nominations) they have also built a
reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business. Their shows are a perfect combination
of virtuosity, musicality and fun for the fans, featuring a dazzling array of musical genres, but all the time
keeping their signature acoustic guitar sound to the fore.

For over three decades the band has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz, even if the band’s signature eclectic mix of styles has meant they have never comfortably fit snugly into any one genre; “We’ve had a lot of labels over the years.

At the start there were all these names flying around like New Adult Contemporary, New Age music, and then it became Smooth Jazz, but we’ve never really thought about ourselves as being in any one particular genre. We just make music we like,” says Greg. “At the core it’s always been about one simple concept: the sound of the nylon and steel guitars working together, but that leaves a lot of scope for exploring all sorts of musical ideas.”

ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY:
THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DREAM TOUR
Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $43.50 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by AEG Presents

The magic of holographic technology at its grandest! Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly
perform on stage together for the first time.

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour will feature remastered audio from
both legends alongside a live band and back-up singers coming together in one mesmerizing night of
performances. This cutting-edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back
in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage. This once-in-a-
lifetime show will be between 75 and 90 minutes of Rock and Roll magic!

FAMILY FEUD LIVE: CELEBRITY EDITION
Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $30 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by AEG Presents

From the producers of TV’s Family Feud comes… Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition! TV’s favorite game
show live on stage. Get selected to play on stage with our celebrities, and win cash and prizes right from your
seat! Join our fun and famous celebrity team captains and have a chance at becoming a member of their on-
stage “family.”

It’s a star-powered live version of the wildly popular TV game show, bringing lots of laughs and
loads of prizes to randomly-selected people just like YOU.

From the producers of TV’s Family Feud comes… Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition! TV’s favorite game show live on stage. Get selected to play on stage with our celebrities, and win cash and prizes right from your seat! Join our fun and famous celebrity team captains and have a chance at becoming a member of their on- stage “family.”

DWIGHT YOAKAM
Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $48.50 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by AEG Presents

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and is a 21-time nominated, multiple
GRAMMY Award winner.

He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those
albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of
Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM
channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’, launched in April 2018.
The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired.

In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”.

Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa, Jon Randall, and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room.

In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film Logan Lucky with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is
capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top
thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones,
Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.

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JEANNE ROBERTSON
Rocking Humor Tour
Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets start at $34.50 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by AEG Presents

Award-Winning Humorist Jeanne Robertson is pleased to announce her Rocking Humor Tour will include a
stop at the King Center.

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor.

Jeanne tours nationally and appears regularly on the Grand Ole Opry. She has nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 71 million YouTube views.

The demand for Robertson’s family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include ” Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist ,” ” Don’t Bungee Jump Naked ,” and ” Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store .”

Jeanne’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don’t miss this performance by a truly funny lady! This evening’s show is sponsored by SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

STEVEN WRIGHT
Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $34.50 (inclusive of fees)
Produced by AEG Presents

Academy Award winner, Steven Wright, is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow.
Wright got his big break on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” The king of late night enjoyed the
performance so much he invited Steven to appear again the following Thursday, a rarity on “The Tonight
Show.”  His back-to-back appearances helped put his fledgling career into high gear.

The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and numerous trips back to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”  Wright expanded his comedy career to include several comedy albums, and numerous film and television appearances as a performer, director and writer.

Wright was the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame in 2008 and was the recipient of
The Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award. Steven is a regular guest with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and
Seth Meyers and continues touring the U.S., Canada and overseas.

THE FOUR ITALIAN TENORS
Sunday, December 1, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets start at $47 (inclusive of fees)

For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all
time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. debut tour. Their performances are
captivating, exhilarating, passionate, engaging and mesmerizing.

Hear this new generation of world class Tenors explore and present these classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in their own inimitable style. Be transformed to the land of Italy, and bathe in its rich culture with the sounds of The Four Italian Tenors

Hear this new generation of world class Tenors explore and present these classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in their own inimitable style. Be transformed to the land of Italy, and bathe in its rich culture with the sounds of The Four Italian Tenors. (King Center image)

Space Coast Ballet Company’s
THE NUTCRACKER
WITH THE BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $25 (inclusive of fees)

Military, 1st responders, and children age 12 and under – tickets starting at $23 (inclusive of fees)
The only Nutcracker you must see this season! Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday with the Space
Coast Ballet Company as they celebrate their 17th year of bringing The Nutcracker to the King Center Stage!

We are pleased to announce that this year Tchaikovsky’s best-loved melodies will be performed by The Brevard
Symphony Orchestra!

The artistry of sets and costumes from St. Petersburg, Russia are truly spectacular! This artistic masterpiece is directed by Ekaterina Shchelkanova, of the Kirov Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and features internationally acclaimed principal dancers along with talented dancers from our community.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas as Clara takes us on an adventure to the land of snow and sweets, where flowers
waltz and sugar plum fairies dance with delight.

Military, 1st responders, and children age 12 and under – tickets starting at $23 (inclusive of fees) The only Nutcracker you must see this season! Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday with the Space Coast Ballet Company as they celebrate their 17th year of bringing The Nutcracker to the King Center Stage!

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets start at $48.75 (inclusive of fees)

The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest
entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS!
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of
the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family. For more information and complete details, please visit MagicalCirqueChristmas.com 

The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. (King Center image)

RHYTHM OF THE YULETIDE DANCE
Wednesday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $31 (inclusive of fees)

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, containing a wealth of Irish talent, featuring
World and Irish champion dancers, some of the finest Traditional musicians and singers who are a big hit
everywhere.

Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, this two-hour
dance and music extravaganza takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy-packed time trip
through the ages.

It’s internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the
world making it such a success with critics and audiences worldwide. Be sure to share the experience when it
comes to the King Center. You’ll be very glad you did!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sunday, December 22, 3 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets start at $29.75 (inclusive of fees)

See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never seen it before. 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!

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SWAN LAKE
Melbourne City Ballet Theatre
National Ballet Theatre of Odessa
Satellite Symphonic Orchestra
Friday, December 27, 7 p.m. & Saturday, December 28, 2 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at Noon
Tickets starting at $25.50 (inclusive of fees)
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivan

Melbourne City Ballet Theatre and the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa present for the first time in
Melbourne one of the most loved and mesmerizing classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake, with a live orchestra
accompaniment by Satellite Symphony Orchestra!

This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.

The amazing Melbourne City Ballet Theatre performers from our community, under the artistic direction of Artem Yachmennikov, will share the stage with 55 of Ukraine’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!

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