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A Concert Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney – April 12, 2013

A Concert Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney

McCartney Mania – Up Close & Personal

With Special Guest Artist

Scott Benge

A Fundraiser For Family Meals, Inc.

Friday, April 12 at 7pm, Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $30 Advance, $35 Door

An evening you’ll not soon forget. McCartney Mania has toured concert and festival venues througout South Florida.

Their act honors a sample of the vast catalog of works of perhaps the greatest composer/artist whoever lived.

From the humble beginnings of the Quarrymen in Liverpool, to the whirlwind of Beatlemania, to Wings, full orchestral works, and a continuing energetic solo career, Sir Paul McCartney has reigned as a dominant force in popular music for over 40 years.

This is a special performance in the intimate setting of the Sunrise Black Box, with a unique program with new surprises!

McCartney Mania showcases some of Paul’s greatest hits from his different groups. The band strives to recreate the unique sensation that his music brings when played live and on-stage.

All the instruments, all the music in all the selections you hear are played by the musicians you see before you, with no recorded tracts.

Featuring the Ft Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Horn Section.

So sit back and enjoy it all. “The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away!”

“Close your eyes and you think you’re hearing McCartney right there” – J.A. Rabadash Records

“McCartney Mania is as good a tribute band as I’ve ever heard…” – T.P. Scripps Newspapers



An Evening With Smokey Robinson – April 12, 2013

An Evening with

Smokey Robinson

Friday, April 12 at 8pm, Tickets: $95/85

Smokey Robinson is one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music. Smokey is the founder of R&B group The Miracles, a group that delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records, earning him the title, “King of Motown.” A prolific songwriter, he is credited with 4000 songs, including “Tears of a Clown,” “Tracks of My Tears” and “Love Machine.”

Smokey also served as vice president of Motown records, writing and producing hits for groups such as the Temptations (“My Girl”) and Mary Wells (“My Guy”). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s greatest living poet, acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a favorite icon in our musical heritage. Smokey continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric.

“For anyone who wants to spend an evening having a Motown soulful, memory fun filled evening, make sure you catch Smokey Robinson as he is one of the premier entertainers around today. “

– Examiner.com

ABBA: The Concert – April 11, 2013

ABBA: The Concert

Thursday, April 11 at 7pm, Tickets: $45/39

ABBA: The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia”, “S.O.S.”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes All”, “Waterloo”, “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”, and “Dancing Queen”. The audience and press all agreed…”this is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get!”

ABBA: The Concert formed in 1996, has already performed close to 1000 shows in more than 25 countries. This ABBA tribute had sold out at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (17,000 people), Highland Park in Chicago (20,000 people), Seaside Summer Concert Series in Brooklyn, N.Y. (11,000 people) and many more.

During these tours the show has always consisted of two original members of the original ABBA rhythm section. These fantastic players have consisted of saxophone player Ulf Andersson, legendary bass guitarist Mike Watson, guitarists Mats Ronander, Lasse Wellander, and Janne Schaffer, and drummers Ola Brunkert and Roger Palm.

LeAnn Rimes – April 7, 2013

LeAnn Rimes

Sunday, April 7 at 7pm, Tickets: $69/59

LeAnn Rimes, is an American country/pop singer. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song “Blue” when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album’s eponymous leadoff single, “Blue,” was originally intended to be recorded by Patsy Cline in the early 1960s.

It became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Cline’s vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award.

She has also released ten studio albums and four compilation albums through her record label of 13 years, Asylum-Curb, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990-2000 decade.

An Evening With Martin Short – April 6, 2013

An Evening With

Martin Short

Saturday, April 6 at 8pm, Tickets: $60/55

The Sunrise Theatre is proud to feature the hilariously gifted, multi-talented performer Martin Short. His brand of comedy is undeniable, his improvisation skills are second to none, and his prowess for slapstick is supreme. It seems that almost everything he touches turns to gold. The characters he creates such as nerdy Ed Grimley, albino entertainer Jackie Rogers, Jr., and celebrity talk show host Jiminy Glick are as wacky as they are enduring.

For decades, Short has brought his own special concoction of quirkiness to screens both big and small with appearances and rolls in Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Innerspace, Three Amigos, Father of the Bride, and many, many more. So get ready for this very special presentation of highly entertaining stand-up and audience interaction, led by one of the funniest comedians on the planet.

“For their part, his audiences seem to love Short, laughing long and loud at his humor. That world of laughter is one that suits him just fine.”

–The Huffington Post

Four Bitchin Babes: Mid Life Vices – April 5, 2013

Four Bitchin Babes: Mid Life Vices

Friday, April 5 at 8pm, Tickets: $39/29

The Four Bitchin’ Babes are Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint, and Marcy Marxer, an original tour de force musical comedy theatre troupe with a 20+ year career on-stage and in-studio, releasing nine recordings and a full-length DVD.

These four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress-comediennes come together taking turns in the spotlight filling it with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies “evah!” With elegant wit, sophisticated, never blue, stand-up humor, and enough bling to hypnotize the first five rows of any theatre, they create an evening of wildly fun and raucous delight!

So, with tongue-in-cheek, this Fabulous Female Folkestra brings you a hilarious new stage revue that musically examines the lives of the boomer generation, finding self-acceptance, grace and humor. Sit back and laugh, and sing along, knowing you are not alone on the winding path we call life!

“A stellar group of contemporary artists who swim the emotional river with humor and poignancy.”


“The Babes showcase the wry humor and musical prowess that they command at their nimble fingertips. Stirring acoustic sets, stir the heart as well as the funny bone.”


“Together they tell humorously observant tales of modern urban life, and harmonize like a heavenly chorus.”


Gary Mullen & The Works: One Night of Queen – March 29, 2013

Gary Mullen & The Works:

One Night of Queen

Friday, March 29 – 8pm, Tickets: $45/39

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!

In England, Queen’s “Greatest Hits” is officially the top-selling album in history. The band – with Mercury, guitar legend Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor – was known and adored for its electrifying live performances. 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 couldn’t get enough of Queen, and today, they can’t get enough of ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN.

“It was like walking into a time machine…as Queen rocked the house, albeit in the form of “Stars in their Eyes” champion Gary “Freddy Mercury” Mullen and his band of impersonators.”

– Review, Plymouth, UK

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – March 24, 2013

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Sunday, March 24 at 7pm, Tickets: $59/49

Four-time Grammy Award-winning Female Rocker, Pat Benatar, best known for hit songs “Love Is a Battlefield” and the iconic 80′s hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “Heartbreaker” will be performing LIVE, ONE NIGHT ONLY, March 24 at 7 pm, along with her soul mate and husband, Neil Giraldo.

Pat Benatar is a pioneer of music videos and long acknowledged as one of the leading female rock vocalists. Of the nine original albums Benatar released between 1979 and 1989, seven were certified platinum and two went gold. During that decade, she was nominated nine times for Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance (female), winning an unprecedented four Grammy Awards in consecutive years. Benatar has also won three American Music Awards. Recognized for her thrilling mezzo-soprano vocal range, Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as the most successful female rock vocalist of all-time. One of the most popular performers in rock, she is also one of the most recognized and admired.

Producer/songwriter/guitarist Neil Giraldo has been teamed with his wife, Pat Benatar, since the launch of her career. A talented artist, writer and producer in his own right, he has helped mold her unique sound and has worked with a variety of other artists as well. In addition to his work with Pat Benatar, Giraldo has produced albums for John Waite, Rick Springfield and Kenny Loggins.

Benatar and Giraldo have been married for 23 years and are the parents of two daughters; both have been touring almost non-stop for over two decades …continuing to do what they do best and going strong. And Pat Benatar not only looks and sounds amazing, she is still rocking!

Ricky Reyes / Clay Robertson – March 23, 2013

Comedy corner presents:

Ricky Reyes / Clay Robertson

Saturday, March 23 at 8:30pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $15

Casey N Spaz Comedy Corner love to bring comedy to downtown Fort Pierce! New show every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Your headliner for March 23th is Ricky Reyes!!!!!!

Ricky Reyes is one of the freshest rising comedians in the country. With a perfect combination of likeability, stage presence and relentless joke-telling its no wonder he is one of the most sought after acts in comedy venues today.

“When you watch Ricky perform you almost forget you’re at club… He makes you feel like you’re just hanging out with a buddy in the living room cracking jokes,” – The Orlando Weekly

Ricky can be heard on XM/Sirius Radio, on Nobody Likes Onions with Patrick Melton, El Chupapodcast with Pedro Lima and on The SBK Show on RealRadio 104.1 in Orlando. He has been seen on Rooftop Comedy’s Road Trip on Mad TV and is frequently in the rooftopcomedy.com’s Daily 8.

You will also see from Orlando your feature act Clay Robertson! A regular feature through out Florida. Working some of the top comedy club chains like Bonkerz and Gregory’s!!!! This is another Fresh, Funny show cause it’s the first time we have had either comedian!!!!

Plus more hosted by Casey Peruski and Spaz McGoorty!

Full bar at the show, free popcorn and a chance to win tickets to a future Sunrise event!

Doo Wop & Rock ‘n’ Roll – March 22, 2013

Richard Nader’s

Doo Wop & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Friday, March 22 at 8pm, Tickets: $48/35 ($75 for VIP seats with meet and greet)

Relive the good times with an all-star line-up of Rock ‘n’ Roll legends which includes:

Gene Chandler “Duke Of Earl,” “Groovy Situation”

Tommy Mara and The Crests “Sixteen Candles,” “Cara Mia”

The Dubs “Could This Be Magic,” “Chapel of Dreams”

Johnny Thunder “Loop De Loop,” “Everybody Do The Sloopy”

Stroll down memory lane and enjoy a night of tight harmonies with many of your favorite songs from the Sixties.