Coral Springs Center for the Arts Launches 2018-2019 Season
Headliners to Include Battle of the Boros X, Jackie Evancho, Little River Band, and Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
Comedians Lewis Black, Bobby Collins, Adam Devine, Vic DiBitetto, Tom Papa, Paula Poundstone, Jeanne Robertson and The Naked Magicians
Dazzling Productions of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Benise’s Fuego,Cruel Intentions, Defending the Caveman, One Night in Memphis, andThe Sound of Music
On-Stage TV Hits Including World of Dance Live, The Price of Right Livewith Jerry Springer, and Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible
Musical Tributes to Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Motown, Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers, Pink Floyd, and The Rat Pack
(Coral Springs, FL – September 10, 2018) The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is launching a music- and laugh-packed 2018-19 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events.
The state-of the-art performing arts center is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets for all concerts and shows are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at954-344-5990 or going online to www.TheCenterCS.com.
October 12 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
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 world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show The Naked Magicians is coming to Coral Springs. 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! (Patrons must be 18+.)
Tickets start at $45.05
Note: VIP Tickets: $71.02 (including a post-show meet-and-greet with the performers)
October 18 at 6 pm (Thursday)
Comedian Tom Papa
9th Annual Comedy Night for Crohn’s & Colitis
Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for another great evening at the 9th Annual Comedy Night for Crohn's & Colitis. This is truly a night you won't want to miss. All guest enjoy complimentary wine and beer, passed and station appetizers, an amazing silent auction and will laugh until their sides hurt! With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. His second hour stand-up special, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, was directed by Rob Zombie and named one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by Laughspin.com. His first hour special, Tom Papa Live in New York City, premiered on Comedy Central in 2012 . Both specials are available as a download or on Netflix.
General tickets: $125; VIP Packages: $125, and $175 (including a meet-and-greet with Tom Papa)
October 19 at 8 pm (Friday)
World of Dance Live
Featuring the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent as well as top talent from NBC’s World of Dance. They’re embarking on a multi-city tour bringing the excitement and creativity straight from the television to Coral Springs.World of Dance Live consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases that include the hottest stars and dance icons from Youtube and television, a signature WOD host, talent meet-and-greets and autograph sessions. Showcases include dance troupes, soloists, duets, and youth groups with multiple genre performances that include hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and ballroom. The first three extraordinary performers already announced for the Tour include Michael Dameski, Charity & Andres, andBDash & Konkrete, with more of the shows’ superstar talent to be announced shortly.
Tickets start at $39.22
Note: VIP Tickets include a post-show meet-and-greet with the cast.
October 21at 7 pm (Sunday)
Comedy favorite Lewis Black returns with his The Joke's On US Tour. Student tickets available at the box office window with a student ID or over the phone with a valid college email address.
Tickets start at $52.47; Student Tickets: $23.32
Note: Front row orchestra seats available at www.fanasylum.com.
October 28 at 7 pm (Sunday)
Weird Life Tour 2018
Adam Devine is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics for which he was named one of THR’s Top 50 Showrunners and one of Variety’s 2013 Ten Comics to Watch. In addition, he was seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which ran 2013-2016, as well as the recurring “manny” on the award-winning hit ABC series, Modern Family. He
co-starred in the Netflix feature When We First Met alongside Alexandra Daddario, as well as in such hit feature films as Why Him? starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston; Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates with Zac Efron; The Intern starring opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, directed by Nancy Meyers; Pitch Perfect 2, in which he reprised his role as “Bumper,” and The Final Girls with Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman. He will next be seen in in the HBO show The Righteous Gemstones starring alongside Danny McBride and John Goodman.
Tickets start at $26.50
Note: VIP Package is available at www.WonderfulUnion.com.
November 3 at 8 pm (Saturday)
The Nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute Show
The most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene, each of the four band members in Kashmir assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape. With the playlist of every classic rock station and the most identifiable voice in rock history, Kashmir’s show features Page’s iconic double-neck guitar, Bonham’s drum solo, the stage show of the era, and most importantly, the greatest hits that make up the soundtrack to peoples’ lives. For those who dream and wish to experience a live Led Zeppelin show, dream no more—Kashmir will fit the bill, hitting every stop along the way, leaving the audience thirsty for more. Concert scheduled for 120 minutes.
Tickets start at $27.56
November 5 at 7:30 pm (Monday)
An Evening with Lyle Lovett
And Robert Earl Keen
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.
Tickets start at $54.06
November 17 at 7:30 pm (Saturday)
Battle of the Boros X
Nader-Mara Entertainment is excited to present Battle of the Boros X featuring jukebox icons Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Legendary Teenagers (Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Goody Goody), The Dubs (Could This Be Magic, Chapel of Dreams), The Crests featuring Tommy Mara (Sixteen Candles, The Angels Listened In), Charlie Ingui of The Soul Survivors (Expressway To Your Heart) and The Crystals (Da Doo Run Run, He's A Rebel, Then He Kissed Me). You don't want to miss this incredible night of music and memories.
Tickets start at $39.22
December 11 at 7 pm (Tuesday)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. This is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season! (Show runs 80 minutes with intermission.)
Tickets start at $44.52
Note: There will be a meet-and-greet with the cast one hour before the show. Guests will receive photos, games, and a gift-bag. This can be purchased as an add-on with any ticket by using the code CHARMG.
December 30 at 7 pm (Sunday)
The Sound of Music
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “sparkling, fresh and lively,” the “Hills are Alive” as this brand new production comes to Coral Springs. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when it aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Tickets start at $63.60
December 31 at 7 pm (Monday)
Salute to Vienna
Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna's golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. An 18-year Coral Springs tradition, this year's concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet, and live symphony orchestra. The first effortless notes of the eternal Blue Danube Waltz will welcome the audience into a triumphant 2019.
Tickets start at $49.50
January 5 at 7:30 pm (Saturday)
Ballet in four acts with one intermission) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. This full-scale production of Swan Lake, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The first visit to the United States of America, the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 talented and brightest ballet stars bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life.
Tickets start at $44.52
January 11 at 8 pm (Friday)
Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, Tusk recreates the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other tribute band on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Concert scheduled for 120 minutes.
Tickets start at $27.56
January 12 at 7:30 pm (Saturday)
Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis
Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma, and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-n-Roll? Then join us for 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 of Rock-n-Roll” 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.
Tickets start at $28.62
January 16 at 7 pm (Wednesday)
Masters of Illusion:
Believe the Impossible
The hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, Masters of Illusion is a huge stage phenomenon featuring the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers. Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before - filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done……or can they? Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions, and laugh out loud at the hysterical comedy magic as performers from around the world combine fantasy, fervor and flair with magic created in front of their very eyes. Masters of Illusion has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the US for the past seven years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world. It recently premiered in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for a limited engagement at Bally’s Las Vegas in a brand-new show for the whole family.
Tickets start at $42.50
January 20 at 7:30 pm (Sunday)
America’s Premier Pink Floyd Show
The Machine 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, theaters and Arts Centers across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Germany’s Rock of Ages.
Tickets start at $32
January 27 at 7 pm (Sunday)
At 71 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor. With eight nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 28 million YouTube hits, the demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist, Don't Bungee Jump Naked, and Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store. Robertson's witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don't miss this performance by a truly funny lady.
Tickets start at $26.50
February 16 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Little River Band
Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with great arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience. The band enjoys watching their fans fall in love with the songs all over again as they are swept up by the show’s powerful performance and the volume of hits from LRB’s history. With up to 100 dates scheduled for their tour, Little River Band is hotter than ever selling out shows and making music from coast to coast nationwide continuing their legacy of being “the best singing band in the world.”
Tickets start at $40
February 22 at 8 pm (Friday)
Memphis Motown – Soul Experience
The legacy lives with the Memphis Motown Soul Experience – and ensemble of today's most talented artists recreating the experience of The Temptations, The Supremes, Etta James, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, and more.
Tickets start at $32.86
Note: VIP Tickets include a pre-show meet-and-greet with the band.
February 23 at 8 pm (Saturday)
One of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend, Paula Poundstone tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year. She was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She wonan American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.
March 1 at 8 pm (Friday)
The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel
If you consider the definition of "Tribute" as being an acknowledgment of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven band leader Tony Monaco to formTurnstiles. As a young man, Monaco became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. As a result, Billy's style has been forever imprinted on his musical soul, much like that of Ray Charles and many others have been imprinted on that of Billy Joel.
Tickets start at $27
March 2 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Featuring the passion and grace of Flamenco dancing combined with fiery Spanish guitar, plus a beautifully charming and romantic Spanish village is the backdrop asBenise reinvents the classics that celebrate Spain: Granada, Adagio, Malaguena, Asturias, and Aranjuez to name a few. Armed with his Spanish guitar and backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, Benise captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. This is an unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Cuban Salsa, Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Parisian Waltz, Brazilian Samba…and more.
Tickets start at $32
March 5 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
Full Moon Fever:
One Night of Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers
Full Moon Fever, America’s premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band—brings to life an energetic and ultra-realistic performance of the legendary rock band. Full Moon Fever features an amazing recreation of an actual live Petty concert. The audience will experience the classic sounds of the Rickenbacker guitar, those pitch-perfect harmonies, straightforward rock and undeniable raw energy.
Tickets start at $27
March 9 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Bobby Collins has performed in hundreds of theatres and venues, hosted VH1’s Stand-up Spotlight, acted in television and movies, and authored a best-selling book. He’s a popular Keynote for Fortune 500 Corporate events, been on day and night talk shows, appeared at charity events, and even garnered a Grammy nomination. Collins toured with such titans of entertainment as Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton, and has worked alongside Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as other contemporary comedians. Bobby is a funny guy… and a proud, tried and true tribesman of New York City.
Tickets start at $39.22
March 14 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evanchohas released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S. Along the way, she has also made history – the youngest solo platinum artist, the youngest “Top 5” debut artist ever in the U.K, the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center, the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. With the release of Two Hearts, the amazing journey of Jackie Evancho reaches an exciting new place, both creatively and personally. The album’s title says a lot about growth: Jackie’s heart is always in the classical crossover singing her fans love, but she is discovering another facet of her work, her range and, thus, her heart – a love of songwriting and a new, expressive pop sound. Jackie Evancho is any many ways a typical teenager: she lives in Pittsburgh with her family, where she recently got her driver’s license. She is continuing her education in the midst of touring and recording. And her heart opens itself to more than music: Jackie is a proud supporter of her transgender sister Juliet and the struggle for transgender equality.
Tickets start at $42.40
March 16 at 8 pm (Saturday)
One Night in Memphis
A Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
One Night in Memphis® is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950’s rock and roll music performed live and backed by an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Be a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring the hits, Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shaking Going On, Shake, Rattle, and Roll, Hound Dog, and many more with acclaimed national talent, all performed live without tracks and guaranteed to get any audience rocking and rolling.
Tickets start at $27.00
March 22 at 8 pm (Friday)
Live and Let Die
The Music of Paul McCartney
Tony Kishman, a veteran of the Broadway musical Beatlemania who has toured with the world renowned Classical Mystery Tour, stars in this musical tribute to Paul McCartney.Live and Let Die features Kishman on vocals as well as playing bass, guitar, and piano. He is accompanied by a group of excellent musicians, who will play complete in every detail hit songs from the Beatles catalog and McCartney’s solo works. Songs include Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Live and Let Die, Yesterday, My Love, Uncle Albert, Let It Be, Maybe I’m Amazed. Hello Good-Bye, Long and Winding Road, Silly Love Songs, Jet, and many more.
Tickets start at $27.00
March 23 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Defending the Caveman
Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period, during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology, Defending the Caveman turned what was intended to be a limited six month visit to New York into a two and a half year run on Broadway. Caveman’s record being unsurpassed, as the longest running solo play in Broadway’s history, has gone on to established itself as a worldwide, rock-solid tour-de-force with productions in 30 countries, including openings in over 60 North American cities this season.
Defending the Caveman offers a prehistoric look at the original battle of the sexes. Full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, Caveman is a must see for anyone who is, has ever been, or would like to be in a relationship. In addition to winning the hearts of audiences worldwide, Caveman has also garnered praise from a multitude of marriage and family therapists across the nation for its humorous exploration of the gender gap.
Tickets start at $61.48
March 24 at 4 pm (Sunday)
The Rat Pack
Hailed as the “Best Show of the Year by Broadway World, Sandy Hackett’s The Rat Pack Tribute is a critically acclaimed production that has been presented in the finest performing arts centers across the country. Having their own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed the producers to tell this story like no one else can.
Tickets start at $27.00
March 29 at 8 pm (Friday)
Sarge and The Twins
Super Stars of the ’80s
The Edwards Twins appear in this tribute to Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John, Billy Joel & George Michael. Direct from Legend’s In Concert in Las Vegas, these Master impersonators will blow you away with their dead on impressions of these amazing performers. World renown Anthony Edwards of The Edwards joins them onstage with some of the biggest duets of the 80’s. Sarge is a highly sought after motivational speaker and for the last seven years has been working in treatment centers and recovery residences bringing a revolutionary and groundbreaking modality of “Comedy Therapy” to people suffering from addiction with incredible results. His first comedy recovery filmSarge Behind Bars, shot entirely on location of the Casper Wyoming Reentry Prison, has been selected for award consideration at the upcoming “REEL Recovery Film Festival” in New York and Los Angeles slated for October of this year.
Tickets start at $55.12
April 4 at 7 pm (Thursday)
The Price Is Right Live
Hosted by Jerry Springer
The Price is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™ to The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, The Price Is Right Live™ has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 12 million dollars in cash and prizes in this exciting, live (non-televised), on-stage version of the show. Jerry Springer will host the 2019 stage show in Coral Springs. Throughout an illustrious career, Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition to host of The Jerry Springer Show, now in its 25th season, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster, country recording artist, and international emcee and TV personality. Springer has been in movies and on Broadway, he's a progressive talk-radio broadcaster and also won America's heart with his ballroom dancing on Dancing With The Stars.
Tickets start at $41.87
April 11 at 8 pm (Thursday)
An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto leaves his audiences breathless with laughter. A successful national headliner who has sold out theatres up and down the East Coast, DiBitetto has appeared on television's America's Funniest People (ABC), where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner, Stand-Up Spotlight(VH1) and Last Laugh at Pips. He also acted in a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello.
Tickets start at $39.22
May 19 at 7 pm (Sunday)
The ’90’s Musical Experience
Based on the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Experience pulls the viewer into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl—and anyone who gets in their way—they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love. Featuring favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears, this intoxicating new musical is “the ultimate night out,” promises Entertainment Weekly.
Tickets start at $58
How to Get Tickets:
Tickets for all concerts and shows at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-
344-5990 or going online to www.TheCenterCS.com.