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State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Nutcracker – Sunrise Theatre – Dec 26, 2012

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents
THE NUTCRACKER
Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm, Tickets: $55/45



This timeless traditional ballet is a must see holiday event for the whole family…The incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents the beloved classic, featuring traditional choreography and sparkling imagery. Internationally renowned State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings V. Vainonen’s Nutcracker to life through graceful costumes, enchanting sets and astonishingly beautiful dances set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score.

The company is dedicated to maintaining a solid tradition of superior Russian classical dance. With a company over 65 dancers, they have drawn critical acclaim in performances throughout Europe, India and Africa, as well as the United States. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s THE NUTCRACKER is sure to make some magical memories this holiday season!

“A crystalline clarity hard to match… The dancing was vivacious, secure and diamond sharp.”
- San Diego Union Tribune

An Evening with B.B. King – Sunrise Theatre – January 4, 2013

 

An Evening With
B.B. King
Friday, January 4 at 8pm, Tickets: $75/65


Throughout the past seven decades, there has been only one King of the Blues – Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Over the years, 15 Time Grammy® Winner, B.B. King has had several #1 R & B hits, such as: “Three O’Clock Blues,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Please Love Me,” “You Upset Me Baby,” “Sweet Sixteen, Part I,” and his most popular crossover hit, “The Thrill Is Gone.”

B.B. has one of the world’s most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist’s vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck. B.B.’s technique is complex, featuring delicate filigrees of single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos, and “bent” notes.

Don’t Miss Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member, B.B. King, Sunday, March 3 at 7pm.

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman at Sunrise Theatre – March 17, 2013

An Evening With
Itzhak Perlman
Sunday, March 17 at 7pm, Tickets: $95/75


Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates.

In addition to his many orchestral and recital appearances throughout the world, Mr. Perlman performs as conductor with leading orchestras. He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards. He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos.

Come see this living legend of classical music for an evening you will not forget!

 

An Evening with Johnny Mathis at Sunrise Theatre – March 9, 2013

Enjoy the Smooth Sounds of Magical Romance!
An Evening With Johnny Mathis
Saturday, March 9 at 8pm, Tickets: $95/85


Johnny Mathis uses a fitting description when he talks about the connection he makes with his fans onstage…”It’s a love affair!”

At the start of his career, Mathis’ vocal depth and innocent image made him a favorite with female fans looking for an alternative to the brash rock of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. His voice, then and now, was immediately recognizable and unique: a rich, honeyed tenor that transcended social and racial barriers.

In the more than 50 years since his first hit records, Mathis has successfully wooed several generations of fans through early hits like “Wonderful, Wonderful,” “Chances Are” and “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and later successes, including 1978′s chart-topping “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” a duet with Deniece Williams. His 2011 album, “Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville,” earned a Grammy® nomination for the Lifetime Grammy Achievement winner. Enjoy a warm and “Wonderful, Wonderful” evening listening to the silky, sultry sensuous sounds of this legendary romanticist.

“…Johnny Mathis still has the magic of romance…
Mathis was terrific, singing romantic songs with three musicians he brought along, and one of the
finest symphony orchestras….”
- The Columbus Dispatch

An Evening with Tony Bennett at Sunrise Theatre – March 3, 2013

An Evening With
Tony Bennett
Sunday, March 3 at 7pm, Tickets: $125/95


In the 1950s, thousands of screaming bobbysoxers surrounded the Paramount Theatre in New York, held back only by police barricades, to see their singing idol Tony Bennett. Today those fans, as well as their children and grandchildren, continue to idolize the octogenarian, and all of Bennett’s fans will be able to see him LIVE, at the Sunrise Theatre.

Tony’s big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village. As he recalls, “Bob Hope came down to check out my act. He liked my singing so much that after the show he came back to see me in my dressing room and said, ‘Come on kid, you’re going to come to the Paramount and sing with me.’ But first he told me he didn’t care for my stage name (Joe Bari) and asked me what my real name was. I told him, ‘My name is Anthony Dominick Benedetto,’ and he said, ‘We’ll call you Tony Bennett.’ And that’s how it happened. A new Americanized name, the start of a wonderful career and a glorious adventure that has continued for over sixty years.”

His initial fame came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags To Riches” and a cover of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He has placed two-dozen songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature hit, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” which earned him two Grammy Awards.

Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums chart in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and to this day. He has toured the world to sold out audiences, winning rave reviews whenever he performs. In 2006, Tony’s NBC prime-time special, “Tony Bennett: An American Classic” received 7 Emmy Awards making it the most honored program of that year. With worldwide record sales in the millions, dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, fifteen Grammy Awards including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Tony Bennett will surely give you a night to remember …only at the Sunrise Theatre.

Sunrise Theatre – Historic Downtown Ft Pierce

    
 

Only 3 miles from the Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island, the pristine, beautifully restored, intimate 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre, located in Historic downtown Fort Pierce, presents national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons.

The Sunrise Theatre directly benefits the economy and quality of life in St. Lucie County by attracting visitors from other cities, counties and states. Also located within the theatre complex is the 220-seat Black Box Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue offering a variety of national, regional and local programming.

The Black Box is home to the Ft Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s Jazz Jams every Tuesday night (Tickets only $5) and the home of “The Comedy Corner” (from the owners of the Improv) bringing top-touring comedians every 2nd & 4th Saturday night of each month (Tickets only $15). The Sunrise Theatre truly is the crowning gem in the cultural crown of the Treasure Coast.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sunrise opened its doors on August 1, 1923 as the largest theatre on Florida’s East Coast between Jacksonville and Miami. It quickly became the center of all St. Lucie County’s cultural activities. The theatre closed its doors on September 8, 1983 , due to the decline of the downtown area and a refusal to convert to multi-screen operation. In 1988, Main Street Fort Pierce was established and soon realized the need for the Sunrise Theatre as a center for local, national and international world class performing arts presentations.

Main Street Fort Pierce began an effort to save the historic theatre. In 1997, the Sunrise Theatre was purchased by the St. Lucie Preservation Association, Inc. and today, after reopening on January 6, 2006, the theatre is completely renovated to its original splendor with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and is owned and operated by the City of Fort Pierce.