Maxwell C King Center Announces Upcoming Performances

The Best Of The Performing Arts Close To Home Brings You A Variety Of Entertainment At Its Best In December, January and February at MAXWELL C. KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW
Ticket Price: $48, $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.

Central Florida Exclusive!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8 pm
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Ticket Price: $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.

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 8-9, 2009 3 Shows
Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW
Tues & Wed at 8pm: $58, $45, $25
Wed at 2pm: $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.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm
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Ticket Price: $55,$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").

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3pm
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Ticket Price: $38, $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.

Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 7 pm
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Ticket Price: $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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm
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Ticket Price: $42, $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

NBC's Superstars of Dance!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 8pm
Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW
Ticket Price: $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.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7 pm
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Ticket Price: $24, $18
Children's Discount Price: $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!

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: $58, $48, $35
Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm: $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."
USA Today cheers, "????! Gorgeous! South Pacific doesn't just float; it soars!"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 8pm
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Ticket Price: $32.50, $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!

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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Ticket Prices: $99.50, $89.50, $69.50, $49.50

Two luminous artists unite for a spectacular night of blues! B.B. King, the reigning King of the Blues with Lucille his trusty guitar, will be singing and playing with relentless passion the music that has stood the test of time and made him a R & B legend. His complex urban blues style has earned him an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, 6 Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Hits like "Three O'Clock Blues," "You Don't Know Me," "The Thrill is Gone," "How Blue Can You Get" and "Why I Sing The Blues" are fan favorites.

Buddy Guy incorporates a unique style all his own, often dubbed "Chicago Blues." A musical icon for the past 50 years, playing slow, smoldering blues, with his distinctive tortured vocals to more unpredictable and creative interpretations of blues, rock, soul and jazz! "First Time I Met The Blues," "Ten Years Ago," "She Suits Me to a T" and "When My Left Eye Jumps" are just a few memorable hits in the lustrous career of this multiple Grammy winner.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm
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Ticket Prices: $89.50, $69.50,$59.50, $49.50

Frankie Valli, "the Original Jersey Boy," brings his forceful falsetto and three-octave vocal range along with the Four Seasons and an amazing portfolio of hit songs that span decades to the King Center stage. Group and solo hits you will remember include "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," "Who Loves You," "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)," "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease." Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990 and with over 100 million records sold worldwide they are one of the most successful doo-wop groups in rock and roll history!

2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 16-17, 2010 3 Shows
Individual Tickets On Sale: NOW
Tues & Wed at 8pm: $58, $45, $25
Wed at 2pm: $53, $40, $20

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including "Best Musical" and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A Chorus Line returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway's best. "A Chorus Line is back, and it's thrilling!" - John Lahr, The New Yorker.

Gladys Knight
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8pm
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Orchestra $79.50, $69.50, $49.50

Grammy Award winning diverse songstress Gladys Knight has been entertaining audiences for years with her sultry and soulful music. Memorable Motown hits include "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "It Should Have Been Me," "If I Were Your Woman," and "Neither One Of Us." With a broad range of musicality ranging from Pop, R&B, Easy Listening, Adult Contemporary to Gospel, she is perhaps best known for her chart topping, number one hit "Midnight Train To Georgia." Whether singing, acting, writing, cooking or doing other humanitarian works, her creative spirit continues to soar.

Michael Flatley'S LORD OF THE DANCE
2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season
Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 2010 at 8 pm
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Orchestra $50, Grand Tier $50, $40, $30

Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.


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

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.
Suggested Audience: Kindergarten-Grade 12

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