Pink Martini, Abba Mania, Les Ballets Trockedero and More Coming to King Center

Pink Martini, Abba Mania, Les Ballets Trockedero and More Coming to King Center

Ten new shows have just been announced at the King Center for the Performing Arts, including Decades Rewind, Pink Martini, Take Me to the River, Martin Sexton, Abba Mania, Daniel O'Donnell, Yamato, Stayin Alive, Les Ballets Trockedero, and Howie Mandel. Scroll down for details!


DECADES REWIND

Sunday, January 14, 7 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $47 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by EnCue Entertainment

Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60 songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life!

PINK MARTINI

Friday, January 19, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $64 (inclusive of fees)

Pink Martini is the biggest little orchestra around, featuring lead singer China Forbes. The show draws inspiration from music all over the world crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. "Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure...if The United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band." - Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER - Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring

William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant plus Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section and The Stax Academy Alumni Band with Music Director Boo Mitchell

Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $52 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Brevard Music Group

Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Don Bryant (Memphis music legend) share the stage and perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations. Backed by an ALL-STAR Memphis band, the event includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, all of Al Green's classics) and Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy Nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice Award winner, Al Kapone.

MARTIN SEXTON - In the Studio Theatre

Thursday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $58.75 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Music Works, Inc.

Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album, "Mixtape of the Open Road," is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a "soul marinated voice." Martin Sexton grew up in the '80s in Syracuse, N.Y. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock 'n' roll. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square. From 1996 to 2002, Sexton released "Black Sheep," "The American," "Wonder Bar," and "Live Wide Open." The activity and worldwide touring behind these records laid the foundation for the career he enjoys today with an uncommonly loyal fan base. Regardless of his reputation as a musician's musician, Sexton can't keep Hollywood away. His songs can be heard in many feature films and television including NBC's Scrubs, Parenthood and Showtime's hit series, Brotherhood. In 2007, Sexton began his most successful years to date with the release of his studio offering "Seeds." In 2010, the album "Sugarcoating" found this one-of-a-kind-troubadour doing what he does best: locating larger truths. The accolades continued when Billboard called Sexton's version of "Working Class Hero" for the Lennon tribute/benefit in 2010 "chill-inspiring." Sexton's incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess is what keeps fans coming back for more!

ABBA MANIA

Friday, February 9, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $58.75 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Elko Concerts

ABBA MANIA the tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world's finest pop groups in a live stage performance. It has now been 31 years since Abba last toured and it was the hottest ticket in town. Today ABBA MANIA continues to grip the nation with countless tributes on television, radio and of course, with the hugely popular stage hit Mamma Mia, now a feature film, there are no signs that this popularity is slowing down! ABBA MANIA continues to tour the globe, enjoying great success, with venues selling out long before the show hits town. We look forward to seeing you at the show and will ensure that you'll be "having the time of your life."

DANIEL O'DONNELL

Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $58.50 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Elko Concerts

It's no surprise that Daniel O'Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds, U2. In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 37 albums and has amassed THIRTY ONE Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA & Canada back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special - The Daniel O'Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further thirteen specials, with 'Back Home Again' being his fourteenth one in 2016. This fantastic selection of 32 / 37 songs is presented on this 2 CD / 37-track DVD set recorded and filmed in Ireland, on this new US TV Special. The concert also features Daniel's long-term singing partner, Mary Duff. After more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over!

YAMATO, DRUMMERS OF JAPAN

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of fees)

Yamato's creativity and innovation conquer theatres around the world! A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people's bodies jump and their hearts race faster. Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music, as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This group, from beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, is able to exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, the wadaiko (Japanese drum). This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit, a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures.

STAYIN' ALIVE

Thursday, February 22, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $32.25 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Music Works, Inc.

STAYIN' ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as "Night Fever," "Jive Talkin'," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancing," "Nights on Broadway," and "Stayin' Alive." In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as "I Started a Joke," "Massachusetts," "Fanny Be Tender," "Words," and "To Love Somebody," among other great hits.

STAYIN' ALIVE is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. STAYIN' ALIVE has played intimate settings as a six piece band and huge venues with a 62 piece orchestra. STAYIN' ALIVE is the quintessential tribute band to The Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice!

LES BALLETS TROCKEDERO DE Monte Carlo

Sunday, February 25, 7 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $48 (inclusive of fees)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and concepts of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The Trocks' inspired blend of a loving knowledge of dance, impeccable comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces has brought them critical acclaim. This company of professional male dancers delights audiences around the world parodying classical works from Swan Lake to Giselle. The humorous sight of male bodies delicately balancing in toe shoes, leaping gleefully, posing and spinning puts a smile on the face of the widest possible audience. Combining a loving knowledge of dance with a wicked comedic sensibility, the Trockaderos will offer a buoyant and hilarious evening for young and old. They love to bring pleasure of dance to the widest possible audience. They will, as they have done for forty years, "Keep on Trockin'."

Howie Mandel

Monday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 18 at Noon

Tickets starting at $40.50 (inclusive of fees)

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his Production Company Alevy Productions, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 11th season with this being Mandel's seventh season on the series. Previously, Howie 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. Mandel's versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children's series Bobby's World, Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.


Tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219. Ticket office hours are Monday - Friday, Noon - 6pm & Sat, Noon - 4pm.


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