Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs

By: Sep. 22, 2017
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THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events.

Located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, the state-of the-art Center is also offering for most concerts an elevated Level3 experience that includes exclusive access to private bars with specialty drinks and music before and during the main event (Level3 shows are marked with ** in the following list.)

Tickets for all concerts and shows are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to


October 14 at 8 pm (Saturday)

The Naked Magicians **

Following sold out shows and rave reviews across the world including London's West End, United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand the worlds naughtiest and funniest magic show The Naked Magicians is coming to Coral Springs. Direct from Australia, the show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to "now you see it". This boisterous R-rated magic show, strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants. This show proves just that. VIP tickets include a premium seat, photo opportunity and meet-and-greet with The Naked Magicians.
(Note: 18+ only. Includes coarse language, sexual references and nudity.)

Tickets start at $49

October 19 at 7 pm (Thursday)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy **

2017 marks the 24th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. The band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. The band's original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation, and their swing-swing sound has been featured in such films and TV shows as Swingers, The Wild, Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal, So You Think You Can Dance, seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the
Super Bowl xxIII Halftime Show.

Tickets start at $26

October 28 at 7:30 pm (Saturday)

Battle of the Boros IX

Turn back the hands of time and indulge in nostalgia and come listen to those oldies and doo-wops you used to listen to way back when. With talents such as Charlie Thomas' Drifters, Tommy Mara's Crests, and Larry Chance & The Earls, Carl Gardner's Coasters. Featuring Coda - New York's Best Backup Band and hosted by international Radio & TV Personality, "MC" Jay Michaels, Battle of the Boros will be a night full of incredible music.

(Note: Benefiting Kids in Distress, tickets are on sale now for the best doo-wop show in town.)

Tickets start at $60


November 11 at 7:30 pm (Saturday)

The Legends of Pop: Prince & Michael Jackson Experience **

Experience the ultimate celebration of the two most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance of Prince & Michael Jackson that can best be described as a "must see" performance by Bobby Miller, one of America's Top Prince and Michael Jackson tribute artists. Bobby along with his world-class band form a fully produced ensemble that recreates the magic of a live concert. Expect to hear such audience favorites as "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "1999," "Let's go Crazy," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Thriller," "Man in the Mirror," and many more.

Tickets start at $28

November 25 at 2 pm & 5:30 pm (Saturday)

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new show. The hugely popular Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, all of the beloved characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming with DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY! The show comes alive on stage with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and surprise guests along the way. It's an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend.

Tickets start at $52


December 1 at 8 pm (Friday)

Linda Eder **

Showcasing one of the greatest voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz. When she performs "live" in concert, it is amazing to experience the ease with which she moves back and forth from one genre to another as if she were gifted with the vocal ability to perform each genre as well as all the others. She has been featured on numerous PBS television concert specials including Clay Aiken's Tried & True, Hallelujah Broadway, Linda Eder: The PBS Concert, Best of Broadway: Broadway The Leading Ladies, Best of Broadway: The Love Songs, Jim Brickman Plays The Disney Songbook, and more. Her 2001 Holiday Concert, Christmas Stays the Same, was broadcast on Bravo TV and continues to be a popular selling DVD. She has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, The Palace Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap, New York City's Town Hall, Davies Hall, among many others.

Tickets start at $40

December 3 at 7 pm (Sunday)

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute **

The Emmy Award winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.
Tickets start at $37

December 15 at 8 pm (Friday)

Michael Carbonaro **

Michael Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit truTV series, The Carbonaro Effect. on truTV. Michael Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. The New York Times called his unique blend of magic and bizarre antics, "Genial and witty...utterly convincing." After a breakout series of hit magical appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Carbonaro appeared in numerous TV shows, including Happily Divorced, The Newsroom, 30 Rock, How to Make it in America, The Wizards of Waverly Place and CSI Miami. In 2006, he won OutFest's Best Actor Award for his role in Another Gay Movie and was named "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts.

Tickets start at $39

December 22 at 7 pm (Friday)

Rockapella Christmas **

As one of the progenitors of the astonishing full-band sound of "contemporary" a cappella, Rockapella has shown every audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. "There's nothing in the way between us and the audience; it's very human music," says Rockapella's human beatbox Jeff Thacher. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors...but never lame. Since the early '90s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS's Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, they've toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. USA Today summed up their lasting appeal: "The best musical instrument of all is the human voice - if you've seen Rockapella you know that's the truth." The New York Times described them as "pure entertainment."

Tickets start at $32


January 1 at 8 pm (Monday)

Salute to Vienna **

Strauss Symphony of America
+ Matthias Fletzberger, conductor (Vienna)
+ Iva Schell, soprano (Vienna)
+ Michael Heim, tenor (Vienna)
Featuring dancers from
+ Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria) &
+ International Champion Ballroom Dancers
This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna's beloved New Year's Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with exceptional local symphonies for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Coral Springs tradition for 17 years, experience Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert: a toast to life itself!
( Note: VIP ticket-holders will watch the concert from the very best seats, and are invited to an exclusive post-performance event with the artists for autograph signing. Bring your camera for photos.)

Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions
Artists subject to change without notice

Tickets start at $51

January 3 at 7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Sleeping Beauty Ballet

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
+ Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
+ Choreography by Marius Petipa
+ Production by Anatoly Emelianov
Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia - now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin - presents the most passionate love story Ballet. This full-scale production is choreographed by Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version. The Palm Beach Daily News hailed the production for its "effortless precision," while The New York Times described it as "full of enchantment."
Tickets start at $39

January 6 at 8 pm (Saturday)

Chris Macdonald's Memories of Elvis

This January 8th would have been Elvis Presley's 83rd Birthday. Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma, and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-N-Roll? Then check out Chris Macdonald's Memories of Elvis Rockin' Birthday Bash, a dynamic full production tribute that shares the incredible story of "the shy humble country boy who became "The King" through highlights of several stages of his iconic career: the early years, the movies, the black leather '68 comeback, the white fringe '70 Vegas concerts. With this national touring production, you are in for a big Las Vegas-style show with dynamic band and singers, as Chris Macdonald draws his audience in with the look, sounds, and nuances that made Elvis a superstar. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in Vegas, Branson, and with the famous Legends in Concert stage productions. He has also headlined with Elvis' own original backup group, the Jordanaires, and D.J Fontana at the famous Hard Rock Live Concert Arena. His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the country. Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the ultimate honor of being the "Only Tribute Artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel." This show is not an overdone impersonation; it s a natural, heartfelt tribute to an American Icon.

Tickets start at $28

January 21 at 7:30 pm (Sunday)

Nightfever: A Tribute to The Bee Gees **

Night Fever, The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of The Bee Gees in the world. This all-Canadian cast has been touring for the past 10 years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of The Bee Gees, including such audience favorite songs as "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," I Got to Get A Message," "I Started A Joke," "Jive Talking," "More Than A Woman," "Night Fever," "You Should Be Dancing," "Tragedy," "Stayin' Alive," and many more.

Tickets start at $28

January 24 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

Tapestry: The Music of Carole King

This is a beautiful re-creation of the Carole King songbook performed with live band and multi-media images. Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over a thousand artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. It was her 1971 album "Tapestry" that took King to the pinnacle, winning all three of the key Grammy Awards - record, song and album of the year as well as best female vocalist honors for King. With more than 25 million units sold, Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century, and King went on to amass three other platinum and seven gold albums. Starring Jeannie Austin on piano and vocals with her back-up singers and band, Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, complete with such hits as "You've Got a Friend," "Take Good Care of My Baby, "The Loco-motion," "Natural Woman," "It's Too Late," "So Far Away," "I Feel the Earth Move" and more.

Tickets start at $28

January 26 at 8 pm (Friday)

The Carpenters Tribute Concert **

The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Producing a distinctively soft musical style, they became among the best-selling music artists of all time. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, 31 singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series. The Carpenters Tribute Concert will take you back to the '70s and early '80s, and make you feel like you are seeing the legendary duo perform live on stage.

Tickets start at $28

January 27 at 8 pm (Saturday)

The Machine (A Tribute to Pink Floyd) **

Americas premier Pink Floyd show has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out large clubs and theaters around the world, plus music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Germany's Rock of Ages. The Machine performs a wide variety of shows. Not only do they offer the possibility for promoters of all types to present shows built around specific Pink Floyd albums, the band always supplies sophisticated computerized light arrays, pristine audio production and a beautiful and compelling video component, presented on a signature circular screen.

Tickets start at $32


February 2 at 8 pm (Friday)

Orlando Transit Authority: Chicago Tribute **

Chicago is a rock-infused, horn-driven musical powerhouse that has inspired generations of professional musicians over the last 40 years. Some of the very best of those musicians found their way to central Florida and came together to form Orlando Transit Authority, a high-energy Chicago tribute show made up of A-list players. OTA emulates every stylistic nuance of the Chicago sound, both vocally and instrumentally, and offers a "tribute within a tribute" to the group that was indirectly responsible for Chicago's success: Blood, Sweat and Tears. From the soulful vocals to the technical mastery of the horn solos, OTA

Tickets start at $26

February 7 at 7 pm (Wednesday)

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

Garrison Keillor captivates with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom as he shares his journey to becoming one of America's greatest storytellers. After regaling audiences for more than 40 years as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he continues to bring stories to life on public radio's The Writers Almanac. A best-selling author, Keillor has published more than two-dozen books of fiction and poetry and his unique works have earned him honors including Grammy, ACE and Peabody awards, as well as the National Humanities Medal and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Sharing his passion for everything from creativity and literacy to the great journey of life, he entertains with a sage yet wry perspective, inspiring with kernels of wisdom that audiences carry long after he has left the stage.

Tickets start at $52

February 9 at 8 pm (Friday)

Live from Laurel Canyon **

Live From Laurel Canyon ~ Songs & Stories of American Folk Rock is a 90-minute journey through a very special time in American popular music. A time when an entire generation of youth felt abandoned by their own culture and were searching for a sound that helped define them; a sound that shared the protest and awareness of folk music and the attitude and look of rock music. Back in 1965, based on the success of California Dreamin', The Mamas & The Papas all took up residence in the Canyon, starting a movement of artists, both aspiring and successful, to be a part of this community including the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Doors, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, America, and the Eagles

Tickets start at $28

February 10 at 8 pm (Saturday)

The Temptations & The Four Tops **

For more than 50 years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, The Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Though they would no longer have hits on record, the group continued to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define.

Tickets start at $61

February 16 at 8 pm (Friday)


For more than a half-century, the distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship of POCO helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multi-instrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. And rather than rest on any of these considerable laurels, they instead hit stages coast-to-coast armed with the kind of classic songs and instrumental chops that puts performers half their age to shame.

Tickets start at $28

February 18 at 7 pm (Sunday)

Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA **

The Swedish pop group ABBA is a worldwide sensation which continues to lure millions of young and old fans to their infectious feel-good songs through films (Muriel's Wedding and Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and the Broadway musical and film hit Mamma Mia! Here is the perfect opportunity for fans to relive the ABBA phenomenon, starting with their first hit, "Waterloo," which won them the 1974 Eurovision song contest and catapulted the group to the world stage and rock stardom. This is the world's foremost ABBA tribute show, with a 10-piece band that will take the audience back to the '70s as they re-create the appearance of the original stars that defined pop music. Authentic costumes, captivating dance numbers, impeccable harmonies all come together to create the ABBA experience, live on stage. Featured songs include "Dancing Queen," "Fernando," Mamma Mia," Fernando," "Take a Chance on Me," "S.O.S." and more.

Tickets start at $35

February 24 at 1 pm & 4:30 pm (Saturday)

Wild Kratts Live!

This is an all-new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated series, will engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Starting off by sharing some wow facts about animals, as presented via large screen multimedia format, as the brothers pull on their Creature Power vest and gloves and begin activating Creature Powers. and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts so popular with kids and their families.
Tickets start at $26

February 28 at 7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Howie Mandel **

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. He is executive producer of many shows - Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others - and currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 11th season. He 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. In addition to his work on the hit TV series St. Elsewhere and animated series Bobby's World, Mandel has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit, even as he performs as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.

Tickets start at $42


March 2 at 7:30 pm (Friday)

One Hot Night (Neil Diamond Tribute) **

There are other tributes to Neil Diamond, but nothing compares to One Hot Night, a hot 10-piece band from New York. It brings a sound, costumes, a stage and light show (including pyrotechnics, licensed, when permissible) that is second to none as it reproduces Neil Diamond's many styles and vocal changes from the start of his career up to the present. From the sounds of the horns in "Holly Holy" to the pounding of the drums in "America," this show will not disappoint. It's exciting, it's energy, it's colorful, and it's definitely One Hot Night.

Tickets start at $28

March 3 at 8 pm (Saturday)

The Hit Men **

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartney, Three Dog Night, Christopher Cross and Alan Parsons were among the most beloved and influential pop music artists of the second half of the 20th century. And all share another common denominator: at some point during their careers, each had at least one of The Hit Men playing behind them on the road or in the studio. From the classic songs everyone knows and loves (such as "Oh What a Night" and "You're So Vain") to the backstage stories never before told, this concert evokes an unforgettable and nostalgic musical experience.

Tickets start at $37

March 9 at 7 pm (Friday)

Red Hot Chilli Pipers **

Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish accent, a blazing rock band and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning. Since they walked away with the top prize on UK primetime TV talent show, When Will I Be Famous in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have taken their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses and become a global phenomenon.

Tickets start at $33

March 10 at 8 pm (Saturday)

The Doo Wop Project

From Bop to Pop, The Doo Wop Project is street corner singing for a whole new generation. Their show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show, DWP takes you on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons...all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, and their hot band, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate - and in some cases entirely reimagine - some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.

Tickets start at $28

March 16 at 8 pm (Friday)

Bobby Collins **

Hailed by The New York Times as "The Most Natural Comedian Working Today," the heartfelt and witty humor of Bobby Collins engages audiences with a clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations to which everyone can relate. The Grammy-nominated comedian is known for his live stage performances, cable TV specials, numerous talk show appearances, feature film roles, six comedy CDs, three DVDs and his book On The Inside, which features more than a dozen "witticisms and wisdomisms," or lessons learned through personal experience.

Tickets start at $39


May 11 at 8 pm (Friday)

Terry Fator

Terry Fator became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of America's Got Talent with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions. After 25 years of honing his skills at county fairs and venues across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer's big win at age 42 catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers and led to a multi-million dollar deal with The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where his award-winning show, Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment, has been running since 2009. With a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; EmMA Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Thompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades and industry admiration ever since.

Tickets start at $63

How to Get Tickets: Tickets for all concerts and shows at THE CENTER are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to

THE CENTER (formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts) brings the finest in music, dance, comedy and more to the community; offering a variety of entertainment and artistic events for all ages and interests. From the best of Broadway, to top comedians, jazz and pop concerts, and a diverse selection of family productions, the theater has something for every taste. THE CENTER is the cultural lifeblood of the community, with approximately 200,000 people visiting the facility yearly.

In addition to the intimate 1,471-seat theater, THE CENTER houses a dramatic dance studio, a variety of meeting rooms for corporate and private events and the elegant Coral Springs Museum of Art. Along with the museum's Permanent Collection, every three months they offer new exhibits for the enjoyment of its patrons.

THE CENTER/Coral Springs Center for the Arts is truly unique in all that it offers as a cultural resource for North Broward and South Palm Beach Counties. Easily accessible from the Sample Road exits off I-95, the Florida Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway, THE CENTER draws audiences preferring an intimate theater experience and museum visit closer to home. For more information, call 954-344-5990 or visit the official website at


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