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Maxwell C King Center Announces November-January Lineup

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Maxwell C King Center Announces November-January Lineup

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season

November 3-8, 2009 8 Shows

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Tues & Wed 8pm, Wed & Sat 2pm: Orchestra $58 Grand Tier $58, $48, $35

Thurs, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm: Orchestra $68 Grand Tier $68, $58, $45

The hilarious MGM film is now a smash hit musical and now LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is coming to you. Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

After turning Broadway and MTV hot pink, this "Feel-Good Song and Dance Juggernaut" (New York Magazine) is "The Best New Musical Around!" (WOR). www.legallyblondethemusical.com

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season

November 13-15, 2009 3 Shows

Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $48 Grand Tier $48, $36

From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit, CIRQUE DREAMS Jungle Fantasy, comes a new holiday musical of season's dreamings hailed by the New York Daily News as..."charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload" and "a jaw dropping winter wonderland" by the Atlantic City Press.

Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is an original new musical extravaganza filled with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Ornaments come to life as costumed characters who perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season and showcase pageantry, ingenuity and breathtaking artistry. An international cast of acrobats, aerialists, singers, dancers and musicians fill this Cirque Dream on stage, in the air and while dangling from a 24 foot tall magical tree. With over 100 dazzling costumes, an original musical score and some holiday favorites, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will have audiences of all ages mesmerized with its memorable tribute to the holiday season.

www.cirqueproductions.com

JIGU! THUNDER DRUMS OF CHINA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 7 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $24, Grand Tier $24, $18

Children's Discount Price: Orchestra $12, Grand Tier $12, $9 (Ages 12 & under)

Straight from the villages of the Shanxi Province of China, these talented drummers, percussionists and musicians bring the fine art of drumming and percussive performance to vibrant life. Skills reflecting their rich and historic culture have been passed down from generation to generation celebrating a tradition of musical excellence. This world-renowned company has won numerous awards including the Chinese Folk Competitions for Percussion and Drums Performers and are repeat Gold Medalists of the National Star Awards competitions. The whole family will enjoy this wonderment of sight and sound as they are swept away by the incredible power found in the intense drumming! Experience the vibrant and colorful roar of JIGU! Thunder Drums

of China! www.iaipresentations.com www.myspace.com/jiguthunderdrumsofchina

THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS

Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 3 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $47, $35, Grand Tier $35, $25

The Smothers Brothers, a legendary comedic duo, whose longevity in entertainment has surpassed all other comedy teams in history. They are well known for their signature blend of topical (and often controversial) humor, natural warmth, good-natured sibling rivalry and musical talents. Their appeal transcends generations. They are perhaps most well known for their popular TV series, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, that satirized political events and other sensitive topics of the day. These eloquent masters of comedy bring us a bit of their wit and superlative showmanship for one special performance.

www.smothersbrothers.com

VIRSKY UKRAINIAN NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $48, $35, Grand Tier $35, $15

Audiences all over the world have warmly received this magnificent, artistic folk dance group. Famous for its bright colors, the ensemble's performances are romantic, passionate and exciting! The Company creates new dances while preserving and developing folk dancing as choreographic art, thus letting the world learn more about the culture and soul of the Ukrainian people.

www.cami.com

Dave Koz AND FRIENDS - A SMOOTH JAZZ CHRISTMAS 2009

Central Florida Exclusive!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $58, $48, Grand Tier $58, $48, $38

World-renowned saxophonist and composer, six time Grammy nominee Dave Koz has earned his reputation as one of the most expressive pop instrumentalists in contemporary music with numerous #1 hits on Smooth Jazz Radio. In celebration of the tour's 12th Anniversary, he has arranged a special reunion of the original cast of A SMOOTH JAZZ CHRISTMAS. The stellar line-up includes; Rick Braun, David Benoit, Brenda Russell and Peter White.

www.davekoz.com

AVENUE Q THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 8-9, 2009 3 Shows

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Tues & Wed at 8pm: Orchestra $58, Grand Tier $58, $45, $25

Wed at 2pm: Orchestra $53, Grand Tier $53, $40, $20

Avenue Q is Broadway's smash-hit 2004 Tony Award® winner for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see" by Entertainment Weekly, Avenue Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it "SUBVERSIVE and UPROARIOUS!" Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Disclaimer: Due to adult situations ( like full-puppet nudity), AVENUE Q may be inappropriate for kids under 13.

Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved in any manner by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.

BOWZER'S ROCK N' ROLL HOLIDAY PARTY

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $55, $45, Grand Tier $45, $30

Legendary "Bowzer" (Jon Bauman), former leader of Sha Na Na, hosts and performs in a holiday party starring JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE(" Sixteen Candles," "The Worst That Could Happen"), JAY SIEGEL'S TOKENS ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), LITTLE PEGGY MARCH ("I Will Follow Him"), BOWZER & THE STINGRAYS and ROCKY & THE ROLLERS. Special Guests are THE ORIGINAL COMETS ("Rock Around The Clock," "Shake, Rattle & Roll" and "See Ya Later, Alligator").

www.bowzerparty.com

Sock Hop Fund-raiser available. Call (321) 242-2219 for details.

DESTINO

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $38, $28, Grand Tier $28, $18

Canada's critically acclaimed classical crossover sensation Destino is coming to Melbourne! Paul Ouellette, Joey Niceforo and Hans Munoz, each an accomplished vocalist in his own right, comprise Destino. These three award-winning, professionally trained tenors are sweeping Canadian musical charts by combining pop music with an operatic flair. Bring the whole family for an evening of holiday favorites.

www.destino3.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 7 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $28, Grand Tier $28, $20

Children's Discount Price: $10.00 (Ages 12 & under)

With all the warmth and comfort of a cup of Christmas cheer, A Christmas Carol is packed with laughter, pageantry and gorgeous costumes. Every memorable detail of Dickens' A Christmas Carol springs to life from spine-chilling ghosts to heartfelt renditions of traditional British carols. Crotchety Scrooge, lovable Tiny Tim and all the fascinating characters that audiences have come to love make Charles Dickens' enchanting story a treasured holiday event.

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan's national touring production of A Christmas Carol has been an American holiday tradition for 28 years, entertaining thousands of families across the country. So join Ebenezer Scrooge on his unforgettable magical journey and his discovery of the true meaning of Christmas in a stage show that has become one of the most treasured family gifts of the season.

www.nebraskatheatrecaravan.com

Fund-raiser available. Call (321) 242-2219 for details.

BOWFIRE HOLIDAY HEART STRINGS

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $42, $36, Grand Tier $36, $28

BOWFIRE Holiday Heart Strings mixes greatest hits with a holiday twist! Celebrate the festive season with some of the world's greatest fiddlers and violinists in many genres, with stepdancing like you have never seen before. Get ready for a Ho Ho Ho Down! Holiday Heart Strings includes all time favorite classics such as; The Nutcracker Suite, Sleigh Ride, So This Is Christmas, Dreydl, Dreydl, Dreydl and The Christmas Song, with added singing as well as the best of BOWFIRE that audiences have come to love from its years of touring and performing. As seen on PBS, BOWFIRE's ensemble of world-renowned musicians takes audiences on a journey that moves seamlessly from Jazz to Classical to Bluegrass to Celtic to Rock. It is a must-see performance. For more information on BOWFIRE, its cast and tour dates, please visit www.bowfire.com

GROOVALOO

NBC's Superstars of Dance!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 8pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $45, Grand Tier $45, $35

Experience a high energy dance performance featuring jaw dropping displays of physical ability, a vibrant musical score and powerfully spoken poetry. GROOVALOO is an award winning group of performers who bonded over the years from a love of hip-hop and freestyle dance. They represent today's most visible and respected dancers in the entertainment industry. Through stories told by the dancers who lived it, you will embark on a journey through the diverse world of hip-hop dance as they share their true to life experiences, struggles, hopes and triumphs.

www.groovaloo.com

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7 pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $24, Grand Tier $24, $18

Children's Discount Price: Orchestra $12, Grand Tier $12, $9 (Ages 12 & under)

The ancient art of the Chinese Acrobats is steeped in rich tradition more than two thousand years old. Twenty-five performers take the stage; all athletes, actors and artists who have rigorously trained since childhood. Through their expertise, they bring us a small part of Chinese culture, art and life-long discipline in this spectacular production. Some of the signature acts featuring athletic flexibility and precision include Hoop Diving, Unicycle Bowl Flip, Spinning Plates and Chair Stacking Handstand. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have become the world's leading Chinese troupe; see for yourself and be amazed!

www.goldendragonacrobat.com

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season

Tuesday-Sunday, January 19-24, 2010 8 Shows

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Tues & Wed at 8pm, Wed & Sat at 2pm: Orchestra $58, Grand Tier $58, $48, $35

Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm: Orchestra $68, Grand Tier $68, $58, $45

Critically Acclaimed...

A Masterful Reinvention of the Classic!

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific will light up the King Center stage. The musical swept the 2008 Tony Awards, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. This breathtaking new production has created a sold-out sensation on Broadway, lauded by the critics as "Simply Wonderful! Beguiling Theatrical Magic!" (New York Post), "Ravishing and Overwhelming" (Variety) and "Rapturous and Revelatory!" (The New York Times). Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific; Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score's songs include such classics as "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like A Dame," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "A Wonderful Guy."

www.SouthPacificOnTour.com

* Some Enchanted Luau Fund-raiser available. Call (321) 242-2219 for details.

BOOGIE WONDER BAND

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 8pm

Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW

Orchestra $32.50, $27.50, Grand Tier $27.50, $19.50

Get out your spandex, glitter top and bell-bottomed slacks, the Boogie Wonder Band is coming to town! An unparalleled tribute to the disco era with it's blazing style, multicolored costumes, theatrical lighting, choreography and infectious energy. Ten musical dancers take you back in time with such favorites as "Hot Stuff," "Boogie Oogie Oogie," "Disco Inferno," "YMCA," "Celebration" and many, many more hits. Get your funk on for a celebration of the music of the 1970-80's. Gather up the entire family for a fun night out!

www.boogiewonderband.com

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE PROGRAMS

SCHOOL TIME SHOWS

All performances are on the Main Stage and Open to the Public unless otherwise noted.

Tickets available NOW.

JIGU! Thunder Drums of China
Tuesday, November 24, 10:30 am

$9.00 per ticket (Groups of 10 or more only)

Enjoy the thrill of the powerful Thunder Drums of China and experience the deeply rooted folk origins of the Shanxi province. This modern blend of drummers, percussionists and musicians creates the vibrant and intense sounds of JIGU! Thunder Drums of China!

www.iaipresentations.com
Suggested audience: Kindergarten - Grade 12

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

All seats $9 (Groups of 10 or more only)

Join us and experience this spectacularly beautiful performance featuring elegant costumes, precision and physical skills as performers portray the rich traditions of one of the most popular art forms among the Chinese culture.

www.goldendragonacrobat.com

Suggested Audience: Kindergarten-Grade 12

Educational Theatre Programs: Artists on Tour

Can't come to us? We will come to you!

For more information about our Artists on Tour program call us at (321) 433-5718

We are seeking community venues to host the following programs:

A Theatrical Production • Available dates: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Jungle Book Adapted from the book by Rudyard Kipling. With a cast of five costumed characters and produced by the national touring company Theatre IV, the fully staged production will infuse a strong sense of friendship, team work and impart a direct correlation to literature. A talk back with members of the cast is available and subject to change based on touring schedule. Educational resource materials will be provided for event. The production is age appropriate for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. The performance is approximately 60 minutes. www.theatreiv.org

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