Twelve New Music, Dance and Holiday Shows Coming to the King Center This Winter

August 7
4:10 PM 2014

The King Center for the Performing Arts has announced a variety of music, dance and holiday entertainment coming up this season. Scroll down for details!


RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED

Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $33 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED 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 #1 on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON with their self-penned #1 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 HITMAKERS! With their rock band NELSON, Matthew and Gunnar have (5) Five Top 40 Billboard hits, (4) 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.

HEART

Wednesday, November 12, 8pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

An AEG Live Production

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

Tuesday, November 18, 8pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $45.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

An AEG Live Production

Experience the Magic! 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 #1 Christmas music artist in history!

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

Saturday, November 29, 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

An AEG Live Production

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 11th 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 TOUR 2014. The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Fall's hottest ticket will feature this season's most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.

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THE NUTCRACKER

Saturday, December 6, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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. 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

Tuesday, December 16, 8pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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 10th 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. 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 #1 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 29th 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

Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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

Sunday, December 14, 7pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $38 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

Produced by Brevard Music Group

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!

www.peterwhite.com www.rickbraun.com www.mindiabair.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, December 20, 7pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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! www.ChristmasCarolOnTour.com

AN EVENING WITH THE BRONX WANDERERS - MERRY BRONXMAS!

Friday December 19, 8:00pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th at Noon

Tickets starting at $22 (inclusive of ticketing fees)

It was a little over 11 years ago that actor / 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

Saturday, February 14, 8pm

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 15th 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.


Single Tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219. Ticket office hours are Mon through Fri, Noon to 4. Closed Sat & Sun. Ticket/Hotel packages available by calling 321.433.5824.

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