Hungarian State Folk Ensemble – December 4, 2013Hungarian State Folk Ensemble World Music & Dance  Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm, Tickets: $35/$45 The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble , regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, was established in 1951. Its goal was to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage before the public. During the more than four and a half decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its aim by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colorful repertoire entitles the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world. Don’t miss this chance to see traditional European folk dancing right here in Fort Pierce!   “It is marvelous- crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” — Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times “It’s forceful, tasteful, unglorified presentation of ethnic expression…” — George Jackson, Washington Post

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Sounds of The Season – December 6, 2013Sounds of The Season Presented by Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County & The Sunrise Theatre Friday, December 6 at 7pm, Tickets: FREE – an unwrapped gift Sounds of the Season is a Free Community Concert featuring performances by Children’s Services Council funded programs. Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the Pay It Forward Toy Drive. Sounds of the Season is a wonderful, feel good way to start off the Holiday Season.

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An Evening of Smooth Jazz with BK Jackson – December 6, 2013An Evening of Smooth Jazz with BK Jackson Presented by BlueBird Educational Productions In the Black Box Sunday, December 6 at 7pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $30 BK Jackson is returning to the Sunrise Theatre by popular demand! BK Jackson, a native of Tampa, Florida, is young, energetic, saxophone sensation that has been electrifying audiences for several years. On stage, his youthfulness explodes as he commands his audience with a maturity well beyond his years. BK first starting performing at the tender age of 11, and has opened and shared the stage with renowned artists such as: Fantasia, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, Wayman Tisdale, Gerald Albright, Pieces of a Dream, Ledisi, Eric Darius, Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Ayers, Tony Bennett and the legendary B.B. King. BK has performed at numerous festivals including the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, BB Jazz Festival and at many Major League Baseball parks around the nation. He was the youngest winner of The Capital Jazz Challenge in Columbia, MD, the Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year – First Annual Diamond Awards, and was also a gold medalist in the Music Instrumental Contemporary category […]

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An Evening With Sinbad – December 7, 2013An Evening With Sinbad Saturday, December 7 at 8pm, Tickets: $39/$35 Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in” the aisles for over the past two decades. Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing uproar of comedic hysteria. Sinbad is internationally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way, Houseguest, and Necessary Roughness. He has starred in the television sitcom A Different World, as well as his own series, The Sinbad Show. Sinbad has drawn legions of fans from his HBO highly-rated comedy specials; Brain Damaged, Afros & Bellbottoms, Son of a Preacher Man, and Nuthin But The Funk. His annual HBO music concert series Sinbad’s 70′s Soul Music Festival received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years […]

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The Nutcracker – December 13, 2013St. Lucie Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker Friday and Saturday, December 13, 14 7:30pm, Tickets: $35/$25 DREAMS DO COME TRUE …As Clara awakens after a holiday party to find that her beloved nutcracker doll has changed into a real live prince. The Nutcracker Prince must defeat the wicked Rat King and a despicable army of mice in a bitter war to the end. After the victory, the Prince escorts Clara as they they travel to strange far off and beautiful lands to sample the exotic sights and flavors of the world. This full-length fun, colorful and spectacular ballet is based on a fairy tale by master story- teller E.T.A. Hoffman and set to the memorable musical score of Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky. This production features renown guest artists, beautiful scenery, dazzling costumes and spectacular special effects. GUEST ARTISTS Gabriella Stilo and Francisco Serrano with Marshal Ian Levin, Idael German and Joseph J. Bucheck III A FAMILY EVENT YOU CAN MAKE A YEARLY TRADITION! This has always been a St. Lucie Ballet audience favorite.

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A Christmas Carol – December 21,2013A Christmas Carol Presented by South Florida Dance Company Saturday, December 21 at 7pm, Tickets: $35/30/25/($15 student tickets) Based on Charles Dickens’ classic, this full length contemporary ballet performance tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, his greed and “Bah…Humbug” attitude toward people, and his realization that giving is better than getting. Scrooge’s old partner who suffered a similar fate and has come back to warn Scrooge of his future life “in chains,” foretells the visits of 3 ghosts that will show him his past, present and future in the pathway he has chosen. In this heartwarming story of second chances, Scrooge learns that the only treasure worth having is in the gifts of the people that meets and in those who love him. A must see performance with powerful dancing, beautiful costumes, memorable sets, and show-stopping effects! A beautiful lesson for both young and old that brings to our remembrance what is really important during the holiday season and in life.

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“The Nutcracker” – December 26, 2013The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” Thursday, December 26 at 7pm, Tickets: $55/$45 ($20 – 12 & under) The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet, from the city of Ufa, Russia brings the world’s most beloved ballet to glorious life! This company of 60 distinguished dancers has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world. First class dancers perform leaps and spectacular turns in The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. It is the holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees, and astounding ballet moves. The Nureyev State Ballet dancers are worldclass and a delight to experience. Celebrate ballet and the beauty of the holidays in The Nureyev State Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker!

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The “Double Twisted Life” of Rev & First Lady Lee – December 28, 2013The “Double Twisted Life” of Rev & First Lady Lee Saturday, December 28 at 7pm, Tickets: $35 ($40 day of show), $50 VIP w/5pm reception, $28.50 (Groups of 25 or more) The Production is about a Pastor with a beautiful wife and two kids who has faults and leading a different life than the message he preaches every Sunday. The show will bring real life situations with a Gospel Message to show that God can bring people back from any situation. The inspiration behind the play is about Healing, Transformation and Forgiveness. Come on out and enjoy this emotional rollercoaster ride. Get ready to laugh, cry, get mad and get your praise on!

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Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live – December 29, 2013Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live Presented by Nationwide Insurance and Animal Emergency & Referral Center (AERC) Sunday, December 29 at 3pm, Tickets: $35/$29 ($20 – 12 & under) Jungle Jack Hanna is the Host Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Jack Hanna is recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper. Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox News Programs, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Jungle Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating two of his own nationally syndicated television programs Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and most recently Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Into the Wild is unscripted and action-packed as Jack and his family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. In its first season, Into the Wild won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series. Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews — everyone from the youngest child to the oldest […]

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An Evening With Neil Sedaka – January 3, 2014An Evening With Neil Sedaka Sponsored by Humana Friday, January 3 at 8pm, Tickets: $69/$59 Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. He is a prodigy from Julliard. His unique blend of immense talent, showmanship and musicality are rarely seen. His impressive fifty-plus year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50′s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60′s, a superstar in the 70′s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continued to inspire artists and audiences around the world. Sedaka is well known for such songs as: The Diary, Oh! Carol, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Little Devil, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Next Door To An Angel, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, songs that have become a part of peoples’ lives and can instantly take listeners back to special moments. He is also known for Bad Blood and the quintessential Laughter in the Rain, both reaching #1 on the music charts. Neil Sedaka is truly one […]

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“The Sleeping Beauty” – January 10, 2014The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presents “The Sleeping Beauty” Friday, January 10 at 8pm, Tickets: $55/$45 ($20 – 12 & under) The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre from the city of Ufa, hometown of one of the most the legendary dancer of 20th century Rudolf Nureyev, brings the world’s most beloved ballet to The Sunrise Theatre! This is a danced lovers dream come true — an evening devoted to one of Tchaikovsky’s finest jewels, his Sleeping Beauty. This company has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries around the world. Don’t miss this timeless fairytale come to life, complete with magnificent music, romantic fantasy and incomparable beauty in motion! “One of the most beautiful sights in dance is Nureyev State Ballet Theatre in Sleeping Beauty.” – New York Post

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A Night of Comedy With Paula Poundstone – January 12, 2014A Night of Comedy With Paula Poundstone Sunday, January 12 at 7pm, Tickets: $39/$29 Paula Poundstone continues to be one of the foremost comics working today. Her ability to create humor on the spot is legendary; she is masterful at improvising with the crowd through her casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. She is a popular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, has published her first book, ‘There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say’ and released her first comedy CD: ‘HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine in 2009′. An Emmy Award winner, she is also the first woman to receive the CableACE for Best Standup Comedy Special. As one critic stated: “Poundstone has a rare talent. A refreshing anti-celebrity: warm, gracious, genuine. If you like intelligent, philosophical comedy you’ll love Paula Poundstone.” Don’t miss a night of comedy with Paula Poundstone at Sunrise! “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy” – Boston Globe – Bob Zany

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The National Touring Company of Godspell – January 14, 2014The National Touring Company of Godspell Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm, Tickets: $60/$50 Prepare ye for Godspell, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits Day By Day, Light of the World, and Turn Back, O Man. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theater-goers all over the world – and now you can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs your soul, raises your spirit and lifts you right out of your seat. So come sing about love at Godspell! “A family-friendly show that deserves to run forever!” - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal “Blessed indeed! GODSPELL has anointed a new group of Broadway starts, and we are the richer for it.” - Mark Kennedy, Associated Press “Go forth and Enjoy!” -Scott Brown, New York Magazine

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An Evening With Garrison KeilloR – January 15, 2014An Evening With Garrison KeilloR Sponsored in by Mike and Mimi Brown and Harbor Community Bank Wednesday, January 15 at 7pm, Tickets: $59/49 The charming, witty, and always-entertaining writer, humorist, and celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor is probably best known for his widely popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion. The show attracts more than two million listeners on more than 450 National Public Radio stations weekly. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and a best-selling author of many books, including Lake Wobegon Days; Love Me; and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Garrison Keillor appeared in the film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion. The film, directed by Robert Altman and with a cast including Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, and Garrison Keillor himself, was received with critical acclaim. With continuing interest in his radio work and writings, Keillor remains one of the most popular American storytellers of all time. Back by popular demand, Garrison Keillor is sure to provide an evening you won’t forget! “Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion is one of the warmest, most likable shows on the radio.” – New York Daily News “Outstanding!” – New York Times

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The Summer of Love Concert – January 16, 2014The Summer of Love Concert Thursday, January 16 at 7pm, Tickets: $39/29/19, $49 (VIP w/meet & greet) Featuring Glen Burtnik and the Summer of Love Experience! Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx and the original Beatlemania (he played Paul) brings you the Summer of Love Concert — iconic rock music from the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969. Joined by 12 or more performers including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, percussionists, background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section, the Summer of Love Experience recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation. The Concert includes music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The Turtles, The Beach Boys, Scott McKenzie, Mamas and the Papas, Country Joe, Ravi Shankar, Procol Harum, Joe Cocker, Melanie, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, The Youngbloods, The Rascals, Chicago, The Zombies, Tommy James and The Shondells, Mountain, Otis Redding, Sonny and Cher, Sly and The Family Stone, Canned Heat, The Strawberry […]

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Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash – January 17, 2014Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash “A Celebration of the Life and Music of The King of Rock-n-Roll” Friday, January 17 at 8pm, Tickets: Tickets: $40/$35/$25 Thirty-six years ago, we lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time. Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-N-Roll? Then come celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley, when Elvis Tribute Artist Chris MacDonald presents his tribute, Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash. An accomplished and experienced entertainer, Chris has performed in the famous Legends in Concert stage productions in Branson and at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He has also appeared with Elvis’ own original back up group, the Jordanaires and D.J Fontana. His full production show has consistently sold out venues throughout the U. S, including: Las Vegas, Branson, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Florida. 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.” Chris’s show is not an overdone impersonation. It is a natural, heartfelt tribute to an All-American Legend. […]

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The National Touring Company of Rock of Ages – January 19, 2014The National Touring Company of Rock of Ages Book by Chris D’Arienzo Sunday, January 19 at 7pm, Tickets: $55/$45 The worldwide party musical Rock of Ages features a mix of 28 rockin’ ’80s tunes, including Don’t Stop Believin, We Built this City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want to Know What Love Is. Set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small town girl meets a big city rocker in LA’s most famous rock club, they fall in love amid some of the greatest songs of the ’80s. Five-time 2009 Tony® nominee Rock of Ages, is an arena-rock show love story told through the mindblowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake, and many more. So If you’re into dreaming big, playing loud and partying on… you won’t want to miss this awesome good time! “Impossible to resist!” — The New York Times “The Most Remarkable Broadway Experience I’ve Ever Had.” – The Village Voice “A Seriously Silly, Absurdly Enjoyable Arena-Rock Musical” – The New York Times

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L’Elisir d’Amore – January 23, 2014TEATRO LIRICO D’EUROPA Presents L’Elisir d’Amore Thursday, January 23 at 7pm, Tickets: $55/45 Teatro Lirico D’europa presents one of opera’s most popular comedies, The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti (in ITALIAN) set in a small village in the Basque Country at the end of the 18th century it tells the story of a magic love potion and the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant and the bewitching town flirt. Filled with lighthearted charm and bursting with feel-good laughs, The Elixir of Love features effervescent Italian melodies and plenty of bel canto vocal fireworks. The opera is combination of a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music. Engage in one of the most romantic operatic pieces to every take the stage! Featuring a cast of 65 with live orchestra, chorus in Italian with English Subtitles. “Sizzling” – New York Times “Touching love story.” – NY Daily News

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KC & The Sunshine Band – January 25, 2014KC & The Sunshine Band Saturday, January 25 at 8pm, Tickets: $65/$59 KC & The Sunshine Band shares a distinction with The Beatles as the first artist to have four #1 singles in the span of one year: Boogie Shoes, Rock Your Baby, Get Down Tonight, and That’s The Way (I Like It). Notwithstanding, KC’s other hits like (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty and I’m Your Boogie Man still stand as milestones of the disco age. Get your ‘Boogie Shoes’ on and come out for a great evening of funk at Sunrise Theatre! “KC & The Sunshine Band keep Boogin’!” – The Gazette

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Franco Corso Live – January 26, 2014International Italian Recording Star Franco Corso Live Sunday, January 26 at 3:00pm, Tickets: $45(VIP)/$35 With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest International singing sensation. His distinctive Bari-Tenor voice has captured the hearts of fans worldwide with his unique blend of pop and Italian-American operatic style. Corso’s music is passion personified. His story resonates as deeply with inspiration as his amazing voice. Franco’s career started in his hometown of San Remo, Italy, where at the age of 6 he began singing in the local church choir. This auspicious start would set the tone for his career that would take him, like Caruso many years ago, to the United States to fulfill his dream. What started in a church in Italy has taken him to sell-out concerts across America. From the sold out Berklee Performing Arts Center in Boston to stints on NBC-TV and CBS, his performances on PBS, his concerts with Emmy award-winning composer Mike Renzi. He has appeared yearly at the Fisherman’s Feast, Boston and major Italian festivals nationwide. He has sold out concerts throughout the States including record crowds in Florida; he has been the featured artist with the famed Pittsburgh Symphony […]

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The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute – January 29, 2014The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute With Ed Sullivan Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm, Tickets: $49/$39 The 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’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics 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 were experts in audience interaction, and the audience responded by singing virtually every note to every song back to them. It was quite an amazing sight to see, and added to the feeling of actually being at a Beatles concert.” – Examiner

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Spencers Theatre of Illusion – January 31, 2014Spencers Theatre of Illusion International Magicians of the Year Friday, January 31 at 8pm, Tickets: $35/$25 ($10 – 12 & under) Theatre of Illusion is much more than a magic show. It is a magical concert for your eyes. And it is one of the largest touring illusion productions on the road. Audiences cross over a threshold of disbelief only moments after the Spencers take the stage. The duo presents a big, hightech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance, and suspense with elaborate stage illusions that include dazzling special effects and magnificent set design.  Theatre of Illusion is a place where artistry and Theatre converge; where intellect and amazement collide; and where impossibility and inspiration are inseparable. You won’t believe your eyes! The Spencers work in illusion is absolutely enthralling, engrossing, and ingenious…barring a television special here and there, this is not something most get the chance to see.” – The News Herald, FL “Combining original theatrical elements with high-tech illusions, The Spencers bring the age old art of magic into the 21st Century.” – Chicago Tribune, IL

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Late Nite Catechism – Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 2, 2014Late Nite Catechism Fri., Jan. 31 at 8pm, Sat., Feb. 1 at 3 & 8pm, Sun., Feb. 2 at 3pm, Black Box, Tickets: $35 Attention class: Late Nite Catechism, the raucous, rollicking International hit comedy is coming to The Sunrise Theatre Black Box. Catechism classes are never as much fun — or as hilarious — as when they are led by Sister in the international hit comedy Late Nite Catechism by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. Late Nite Catechism is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back — sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully — to the children they once were. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school, with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm. Don’t miss this fun evening…Sister will have you laughing out loud! “Uproarious interactive theater” – NY Times. “Smashing! Funny! You can’t help but laugh!” -NY […]

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Kenny Rogers – February 7, 2014Kenny Rogers Friday, February 7 at 8pm, Tickets: $69 Kenny Rogers has become such an icon that it’s easy to forget how he got there. Having recorded more than 65 albums which have sold over 100 million records worldwide Rogers is an American Icon who is in the same league as The Beatles, Elton John and Elvis Presley. Rogers has won three Grammy awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards and he still loves touring, and recording new music. Just look at the titles: Lady, Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town, The Gambler, She Believes in Me, Islands in the Stream, We’ve Got Tonight, Buy Me A Rose. Not a ditty among them. Then listen. The sweetly raspy vocals are instantly identifiable as Kenny Rogers — he sounds like nobody else. More importantly, he inhabits each song, making it vivid and tangible. For five decades, Rogers has delivered memorable songs, drawing fans among rock, pop, soul and country audiences. Back by popular demand! Don’t Miss this wonderful evening with Kenny Rogers! “American Icon, singer and songwriter.” – Billboard “Rogers’s distinguished, soulful voice can always pack […]

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The Selwyn Birchwood Blues Band – February 7, 2014The Selwyn Birchwood Blues Band Friday, February 7 at 8pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $25 The Selwyn Birchwood Band has made a significant impact on fans throughout their home state of Florida at clubs and festivals alike as they have continuously wowed audiences with their high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats. They have garnered many accolades along the way. Most recently, the band took top honors at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. This win placed them 1st out of over 240 bands from around the world. In addition, Selwyn won the Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist” in the competition finals. They have also consistently found themselves alongside the best in the business as they have opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Joe Louis Walker, among many other international acts in recent years. “Selwyn Birchwood’s cutting leads draw blood like razor-edged sawgrass. That’s only appropriate for a Sunshine State native, who titled his 2011 debut recording FL Boy.” -Jazz Blues Florida Magazine

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Society Variety Show – February 9, 2014Society Variety Show Presented by the Fort Piece Jazz and Blues Society and the Sunrise Theatre Sunday, February 9 at 2pm, Main Theatre, Tickets $37.50 / VIP $49.95 Don’t miss the Society Variety Show presented by the Fort Piece Jazz and Blues Society in conjunction with the Sunrise Theatre. This All Star Jazz Variety Show is a Scholarship Benefit event. Featuring: Dave Shelly, Phil Fest, The Jensen Beach High School Jazz Band, vocalist Maurice Frank, the FPJ&BS Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Scholarship winners. This fun-filled event will be hosted by Jazz Guitarist James McCreavy and County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky. VIP includes pre-show luncheon by Tutto Fresco of Port St. Lucie at 12pm in the Black Box Theatre

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Mike Delguidice and Big Shot – February 13, 2014Mike Delguidice and Big Shot Featuring members of Billy Joel’s Band  Thursday, February 13 at 7pm, Tickets: $49/$39 Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – Fronted by the amazing vocals and piano of Michael DelGuidice, a well known, world class, respected, Long Island multi-instrumentalist. He is backed by one of the most dynamic and seasoned bands in the industry. The band maintains an active concert calendar of over 130 dates a year performing corporate events, colleges, universities, private events, fairs, festivals, and sold out concert halls. The show is packed with hit after chart-topping hit in a high energy, interactive stage performance. Aside from numerous uncanny renditions of Billy Joel’s music, they will also astonish you with songs by Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Journey, Chicago, and many others including original songs from Michael’s recently released CDs. www.michaeldelguidice.com *What puts Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot in a class all by itself from all the other Billy Joel shows in the world, is the band features members of Billy Joel’s Band. Plus the band is fronted by Mike and his amazing voice. For Billy Joel fans and music fans, the choice is clear. If you want to hear songs recreated by […]

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Bring Back The Memories – February 15, 2014Bring Back The Memories Kyman Entertainment Presents Kenny Vance and The Planotones with Special Guests, The Mystics Saturday, February 15 at 8pm, Tickets: $49/$39, $75 VIP and Meet & Greet Returning by popular demand, Kenny Vance and The Planotones deliver an evening of memories with songs such as Cara Mia, Looking for an Echo and Only in America. Known as the “Dylan of Doo Wop,” Kenny’s charisma and talent draws you closer to the music. His material is influenced by the 50s and 60s, but he consistently brings a unique and sophisticated point of view to his audience. Let’s go back in time. The key words here are Doo Wop and Harmony…light, simple and ever so beautiful. It was the late 50s and The Mystics were heard on the airways singing Hushabye. The sound of The Mystics still embraces the soft breezes of harmonic perfection. The audience’s adoration and applause continue to shine and glow as The Mystics continue keeping the sounds of Harmony and Doo Wop alive in our hearts.

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Alan Parsons Live Project – February 16, 2014Alan Parsons Live Project Greatest Hits Tour 2014 Sunday, February 16 at 7pm, $59/$49 For one night only… Enjoy two full hours of the Alan Parsons Live Project’s greatest hits! Though most people associate the name Alan Parsons with his prog rock hits of the seventies and eighties, this sound designer has had a passion for the latest technologies that reaches back to his early days with EMI and Abbey Road Studios. As an artist, his hits include “Games People Play,” “Time,” “Eye In The Sky,” “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” and “Don’t Answer Me.” As a producer, he helmed Al Stewart’s “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages,” and as an engineer, his credits include classics such as “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies. And a little album you might have heard of called The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of its release in February 2013. Parsons, along with songwriter-singer Eric Woolfson, arranger Andrew Powell, guitarist Ian Bairnson, drummer Stuart Elliott, bassist David Paton, and vocalists Lenny Zakatek, Colin Blunstone, David Pack and Elmer Gantry, formed the best-selling studio group The Alan Parsons Project, whose albums I […]

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Man Of LaMancha – The Impossible Dream Musical – February 21, 2014Man Of LaMancha The Impossible Dream Musical Friday, February 21 at 8pm, Tickets: $65/55 Audiences at the Sunrise Theatre soon will be able to share the delights of theatergoers all over the world, in experiencing the Broadway musical interpretation of the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote of LaMancha, written by Miguel de Cervantes. Man of LaMancha had a phenomenally successful run in New York for five years, surpassing the original run of Oklahoma and South Pacific. In the “two hour traffic of the stage” and more than 20 rousing song hits, the show crystallizes the thousand episode-crammed pages in which Cervantes exposed the absurdities of his day. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his follies. Don’t miss this superb, imaginative, original and moving musical…a play that restores one’s faith in and love of theater. “Musical Theatre at is finest anywhere! A triumph” – United Press International “The Musical that’s set above and apart from all […]

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Teatro Lirico D’Europa Presents G.Bizet’s CARMEN – February 22, 2014Teatro Lirico D’Europa Presents G.Bizet’s CARMEN Featuring a cast of 65 with live orchestra, chorus in French with English Subtitles Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8pm, Tickets: $55/45 Georges Bizet’s Carmen premiered in Paris in 1875. Two characters are at the center: Carmen who demands her freedom at any cost, and her lover Don José. He starts out as a respectable soldier, but obsessive love turns him into a lawbreaker, an outcast, and finally, a killer. Micaela is in love with the soldier, Don Jose, and she expects to marry him. Jose loves her too, but is dazzled by the more exotic charms of the Gypsy, Carmen. He goes to jail because he has let Carmen escape after she started a fight. Meanwhile, Carmen has fallen in love with a bullfighter, Escamillo. When she refused to return to Jose, he kills her. Georges Bizet wrote several operas, but Carmen is far and away the most successful. Don’t miss the magnificent music of Bizet brought to vivid vocal and orchestral life, for one night only at The Sunrise Theatre. CARMEN Makes One’s Heart Sing! – The Boston Herald CARMEN Ensemble Cast Sizzles! – The Boston Globe

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers – February 23, 2014Red Hot Chilli Pipers Maybe the Most Famous Bagpipe Group in the World Sunday, February 23 at 7pm, Tickets: $45/$39 Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a global phenomenon, taking their signature ‘Bagrock’ sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers put on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience. They are a genuinely unique experience! “It’s the new Jock Rock and Roll!” ‘Saturday bill-toppers The Red Hot Chilli Pipers comprehensively demonstrated the awesome force of precision-machined, unapologetically populist Celtic showbiz.’ – Sue Wilson – The Scotsman

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Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake – February 26,2014Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake A Stunning Production with a Company of 50! Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm, Tickets: $55/$45 The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics, such as Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. The romantic fairy tale tells the story of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with a princess named Odette. Odette is under a wicked spell that transforms her into a swan. The spell can be broken, but due to the evil sorcerer’s manipulation the prince and princess are subjected to only be together as lovers in the afterlife. Don’t miss this extraordinary performance by one of the best trained ballet companies in the world! “This was an afternoon that deserved “bravos” within minutes […]

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Sister’s Summer School Catechism – Feb. 28, Mar. 1, and Mar. 2Sister’s Summer School Catechism Fri., Feb. 28 at 8pm, Sat., Mar. 1 at 3 & 8pm, Sun., Mar. 2 at 3pm & 7pm Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $35 It’s summer and Sister is NOT happy. It seems the diocese has decided to offer a Summer School Catechism course for those students who weren’t paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer! And summer is already rough enough for Sister — try wearing 50 pounds of gabardine in 90-degree heat! Sister will discuss such questions as, “Did Jesus have to go to summer school? or “What is an appropriate summer vacation for a practicing Catholic?” And she’s sure to talk about the best way to make use of what’s left of your summer vacation. Beat the heat with Sister’s Summer School Catechism, and if you know what’s good for you, don’t be late! “Back to ‘Summer School’ with Sister for a healthy dose of laughter” – The Dallas Morning News

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Sister’s Summer School Catechism – March 1 and March 2Sister’s Summer School Catechism Saturday, March 1 at 3 & 8pm, Sunday, March 2 at 3pm & 7pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $35 Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $35 It’s summer and Sister is NOT happy. It seems the diocese has decided to offer a Summer School Catechism course for those students who weren’t paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer! And summer is already rough enough for Sister — try wearing 50 pounds of gabardine in 90-degree heat! Sister will discuss such questions as, “Did Jesus have to go to summer school? or “What is an appropriate summer vacation for a practicing Catholic?” And she’s sure to talk about the best way to make use of what’s left of your summer vacation. Beat the heat with Sister’s Summer School Catechism, and if you know what’s good for you, don’t be late! “Back to ‘Summer School’ with Sister for a healthy dose of laughter” – The Dallas Morning News

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Ronnie Milsap – 40-40 Vision Tour – March 1, 2014Ronnie Milsap – 40-40 Vision Tour Saturday, March 1 at 8pm, Tickets: $59, $49 Ronnie Milsap, with 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy awards and a dozen CMA awards including Entertainer of the Year and 4 turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, is a true legend. In the early 60′s he worked as a session musician in Memphis and can be heard playing the piano on Elvis’ Kentucky Rain and singing back-up on Don’t Cry Daddy. When Ronnie decided to move to Nashville, he took it by storm. Starting with his first hit Pure Love, he started a remarkable run where he didn’t leave the Top Ten for 15 straight years. During that time, he had a number of pop crossover smashes, beginning with It Was Almost Like a Song, Smokey Mountain Rain, No Gettin’ Over Me, and Any Day Now. Not only has Ronnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is […]

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The Ultimate Oldies Concert of 2014 – March 7, 2014The Ultimate Oldies Concert of 2014 Kyman Entertainment Presents Jay and The Americans with Special Guests, The Brooklyn Bridge Friday, March 7 at 8pm, Tickets: $49/$39 ($75 VIP and Meet & Greet) Very few bands ever reached the musical heights of Jay and The Americans. From 1962-1971, this group charted unprecedented “12″ top 10 records. With the three original band members plus the addition of “Jay” Roincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet… they have recreated the authentic sound of all of their great hits everyone remembers. Come enjoy Tonight, She Cried, Come a Little Bit Closer, and This Magic Moment! Don’t miss this incredible night to remember. Known for their trademarks of strong vocal and horn arrangements, The Brooklyn Bridge recorded hit after hit, beginning with their first gold record, The Worst That Could Happen. Other hits include: Welcome Me Love, Blessed is the Rain, and Your Husband My Wife. After four decades, The Brooklyn Bridge continues to record and tour, delighting longtime fans and making new ones. As they begin their fifth decade performing, The Brooklyn Bridge leaves a rich legacy in the annals of Rock N Roll.

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Michael Londra’S Celtic Fire – March 13, 2014Michael Londra’S Celtic Fire Thursday, March 13 at 7pm, Tickets: $49/45 The excitement of world class Irish dancers, internationally acclaimed Irish musicians and starring 2011 Celtic Tenor of the Year, Michael Londra. Celtic Fire is a family friendly, high energy Celtic treat that brings the best of Ireland and beyond to the stage. Touring with an authentic Irish band consisting of world class musicians whose remarkable talents provide the underscore for breathtaking dancers from River Dance and Lord of the Dance plus the World and International Irish Dance Champions and of course, for the amazing vocals of Michael Londra. The music is traditional at its core with all of Ireland’s national instruments: the fiddle driving frenetic reels, the great drum, the bodhran, beating out the rhythms of the band, the plaintive uileann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs and all with a blend of modern influences. The dancers take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed and exuberance. These creative and dynamic dancers of traditional Celtic Dance are engaging, leaving audiences feeling involved and having more of an insight into what the energy and talent of Ireland really are like. You are guaranteed […]

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Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles – March 19, 2014Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles Sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites, Fort Pierce Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm, Tickets: $45/$39 Hotel California — A Salute to the Eagles was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium. This band comprised of five respected, multitalented top music industry professionals, presents a dynamic exciting show saluting the music of The Eagles, a super group whose music has proven to have a staying power that few bands lay claim to. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy Award winning sounds that defined a generation. “You guys sounded great. Loved your vocals. We’d like […]

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The Robert Navarro Latin-Jazz Sextet – March 21, 2014The Robert Navarro Latin-Jazz Sextet Latin-Jazz & Salsa Dance Party Friday, March 21 at 8pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $25 Robert has performed with legendary artists Johnny Pacheco, Conjunto Clasico, Jose Mangual Jr., Pete “Conde” Rodriguez, Charanga America, Angel Canales, Azuquita, Machito and Orquesta, Mon Rivera, and Willie Colon. He has toured with Celia Cruz (South America) Ray Barreto (European tour 1989), Grupo Fascinacion, Frankie Ruiz (South America tour), Eddie Santiago (European tour 2004), Santiago Ceron, and local orchestra groups. “You won’t want to miss Robert Navarro when he plays the Latin-Jazz style he is world renowned for.”

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An Evening with Vince Gill – March 23, 2014An Evening with Vince Gill Sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites, Fort Pierce Sunday, March 23 at 7pm, Tickets: $75/65 One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter- century, Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in Country music. His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. Gill complements these stellar talents with a quick and easy wit and a generosity of spirit that is legendary. Gill has won 18 CMA honors and 20 Grammy awards. In the process of earning these distinctions, he has sold more than 26 million albums. His high, pure tenor voice and unerring sense of harmony have caused dozens of artists — from Reba McEntire to Dolly Parton to Barbra Streisand — to embrace him as a duet partner. In 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill into its gallery of immortals, the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Great show. Vince delivers great music and great stories” – Billboard Magazine

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Loretta Lynn – March 27, 2014Loretta Lynn Thursday, March 27 at 7pm, Tickets: $65/$59 A true icon of Country music and American culture, Loretta Lynn, also known as the Coal Miner’s Daughter, celebrated the 50th anniversary of her debut single in 2010. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a fourtime Grammy honoree and a recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Lynn began her career with the 1960 success of her debut single, I’m a Honky Tonk Girl. The event launched a musical legacy that has included 16 No. 1 singles, including such classics as One’s on the Way, Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind), and Lynn’s signature song, Coal Miner’s Daughter. “Lynn is not only one of the best female country musicians of all time but she is also a role-model American” – Rolling Stone Magazine

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The Midtown Men – March 28, 2014The Midtown Men 4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys! Friday, March 28 at 8pm, Tickets: $55/$45 This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s. These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the megahit Jersey Boys. Now, as The Midtown Men, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Katie, and The Chew. Additionally, the Men collaborated with rock and roll icon Stevie Van Zandt on their first radio single, All Alone On Christmas, featuring Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. The group had the distinct honor of opening the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Don’t miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry. “Authenticity is the core of this musical brotherhood… the Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired […]

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Richard Nader’s Doo Wop & Rock n Roll – March 29, 2014Richard Nader’s Doo Wop & Rock n Roll An all-star line-up of Rock ‘N’ Roll Legends Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8pm, Tickets: $35, $48 and $75 (VIP seats with meet and greet) An all-star line-up of Rock ‘N’ Roll legends including: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer THE LEGENDARY TEENAGERS – Why Do Fools Fall In Love, I Want You To Be My Girl, I Promise To Remember, The ABC’s of Love, and Goody, Goody MAURICE WILLIAMS AND THE ZODIACS – Stay, Little Darlin, I Remember, Come Along, and May I JOHN CLAUDE GUMMOE’S CASCADES – Rhythm of The Rain, The Last Leaf, and Dreamin’ TOMMY MARA AND THE CRESTS – Sixteen Candles, The Angels Listened In, Trouble In Paradise, Step By Step, and Cara Mia. Mara, who sings from his heart, was dubbed by Johnny Maestro as the Pavarotti of Doo Wop. Stroll down memory lane with the gold record artists as seen on PBS.

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Lily Tomlin – April 4, 2014Lily Tomlin Friday, April 4 at 8pm, Tickets: $60/$50 Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. “Tomlin is amazing” The NY Times and “as always a revelation.” The New Yorker This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters — from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. “With astounding skill and energy, Tomlin zaps through the channels like a human remote control. Using a fantastic range of voices, gestures and movements, she conjures up the cast of characters with all the apparent ease of a magician pulling a whole menagerie of animals from a single hat.” NY Daily News “Her gentle touch is as comforting as it is edifying.” NY Time Out She has “made the one-person show the daring, irreverent art form it is today.” Newsweek Her long list of awards includes: a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition. […]

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Three Dog Night – April 5, 2014Three Dog Night Bringing Joy to the Sunrise Theatre Saturday, April 5 at 8pm, Tickets: $59/$49 The Three Dog Night concert will rock your world. A perfect blend of pop music and rock music, Three Dog Night will have you singing and dancing in your seat. Three Dog Night is an American rock band best known for their music from 1968 to 1975. During that time the band charted 21 Billboard top 40 hits in America, three of which reached Number One. Three Dog Night became one of the most wildly successful bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s with hit records like Joy to the World, One, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Black and White, An Old Fashioned Love Song, Eli’s Coming, Liar, Never Been To Spain, Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here, I Can Hear You Callin’, The Show Must Go On and Out in the Country. They earned 13 Gold Albums and recorded 21 Top 40 hits, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000. The current lineup features founding members Cory Wells, Danny Hutton, Jimmy Greenspoon and Michael Allsup, along with longtime members Paul Kingery and Pat Bautz. “…I know people […]

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One Night of Queen – April 4, 2014Gary Mullen & The Works Perform One Night of Queen Friday, April 4 at 8pm, Tickets: $60/$50 Great Britain’s most explosive rock ‘n’ roll tribute show, One Night Of Queen, makes its annual appearance at the Sunrise Theatre! Scottish vocalist Gary Mullen is a legend in his homeland for his uncanny ability to channel the late, great Queen front man Freddie Mercury. One Night Of Queen stars Gary and his band, The Works, and it’s a high-energy, fully-realized Queen concert, featuring state-of-the-art lights, effects and, of course, those classic songs: Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Another One Bites the Dust and We Will Rock You, among many others! Since 2001, Gary Mullen and One Night Of Queen have toured virtually non-stop around the U.K., Germany, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, France and New Zealand, playing theaters, arenas and festivals to sell-out crowds on every shore. Rock ‘n’ roll fans can’t get enough of One Night of Queen. Mullen brought legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury back to life in a two-hour energy-filled concert that had toddlers to grandparents dancing in the aisles. – NY Daily News “It was like walking into a time machine…as Queen rocked the house, albeit in the […]

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Boz Scaggs – May 3, 2014Boz Scaggs The Memphis Tour Saturday, May 3 at 8pm, $65/$55 A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. Known for songs from his multi-platinum 1975 release, Silk Degrees featuring hits like Lowdown, which won the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song,” Lido Shuffle, What Can I Say and the ballad We’re All Alone. Boz made seven records for Columbia including Moments, Boz Scaggs and Band, My Time, and Slow Dancer, and featured songs such as We Were Always Sweethearts, Dinah Flo, You Make It So Hard and Slow Dancer. With MEMPHIS (429 Records), his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically. “I had been thinking about a record that involved going back into my past and finding songs that match my style and my voice,” Scaggs says. With producer Steve Jordan and a crack band he puts a distinctive touch […]

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