THE ARTS 2013 2014 |

2013 | 2014
THRASHER-HORNE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
SEASON 10
IT’S ALL ABOUT
THE ARTS
I T’S A TE N!
Dear THCA Members and Patrons,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the
tenth season. For nine seasons, the THCA has remained dedicated to presenting the very best of
professional theater, dance, music performances
and visual art exhibits. So it should come as no surprise that season ten will be ALL ABOUT THE ARTS!
Last fall I asked our THCA members to pick their favorite performances from the past. The response
was overwhelming! As you
view this book, make sure
to pay attention to the THCA
member selections, which are
designated as a “THCA Member Pick.” I urge you to consider adding one, two or all
of our members’ picks when
planning your tenth season
ticket purchases.
The tenth season begins on
a musical note with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
Immediately following is a
week-long residency, schooltime and evening main stage
performance by one of the
most vibrant and vital contemporary dance companies
in America- River North Dance Chicago.
A sure highlight of season ten will be the February
appearance of legendary stage and screen actress
Debbie Reynolds. Her delightful performance will
be full of song, dance and personal reminisces of
her incredible career.
Television fans of The Dukes of Hazzard will be
thrilled to experience the musical side of the actor behind Luke Duke- Tom Wopat. As a celebrated
television, movie and Broadway star, Wopat returns
to his first love- music, in I’ve Got Your Number!
Since its first season, in 2004-05, THCA Broadway
and off-Broadway performances continue to not
only entertain audiences, but help the center fulfill
its mission of presenting the best in professional
touring productions. For season 10, our Broadway
and off-Broadway hits are Godspell, Menopause
the Musical, and The Fantasticks. A first- class touring production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play,
Driving Miss Daisy, performed by the talented cast
of Philadelphia- based Walnut Street Theatre, is
also included in the series.
The THCA Broadway and off selections would not
be complete without a visit from your favorite ladies of the church basement in their new performance, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement!
Responding to your request for
more dance performances, the
tenth season features international dance from the Hungarian State
Folk Ensemble, the Moscow Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan
Lake and Michael Londra’s newest
production, Celtic Fire!
As a community, we will once
again celebrate Christmas with
the THCA’s number one Member
Pick, our annual holiday spectacular Clay County Christmas!
The tenth season has plenty of
musical concerts. Returning are
THCA Member Pick, The Bronx
Wanderers and the incredibly talented musicians of Classic Albums
Live with their performance of Fleetwood Mac’s
Rumours album.
The achievement of reaching this tenth season is
noteworthy, and our season of cultural arts offerings matches this celebratory milestone. I invite
you to be part of the excitement by becoming a
member. By supporting the THCA as a season
member, you will enjoy special perks. Make time
to review the membership information contained
in this book, or better yet, speak to a member of
the Box Office staff.
I can’t wait for you to enjoy the tenth season …It’s
ALL ABOUT THE ARTS!
See you on stage,
Tony
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SEASON OPENERS
2 | NAVY BAND OF THE SOUTHEAST
3 | JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DANCE
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RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO
HUNGARIAN STATE FOLK ENSEMBLE
MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET - SWAN LAKE
MICHAEL LONDRA’S CELTIC FIRE
BROADWAY AND OFF
5 | MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®
9 | GODSPELL
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| DRIVING MISS DAISY
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| THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES:
A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT
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| THE FANTASTICKS
FAMILY
8 | CLAY COUNTY CHRISTMAS
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| POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER
MUSIC
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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: RUMOURS
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
THE BRONX WANDERERS
TOM WOPAT
CLAY COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND
SCHOOL TIME SERIES
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| THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA AND HARRY
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| RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO: STREET
BEAT DANCE THROUGH THE DECADES
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| LET’S GO SCIENCE SHOW
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| THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES
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| THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
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| JUNIE B. IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS
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| DOKTOR KABOOM!
Cover Photo by Cheryl Mann
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Photo by Sandro
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INFORMATION
14 | TICKET ORDERING INFORMATION
14 | BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
CHART
SEATING
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INFORMATION
MEMBERSHIP
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LEVELS
MEMBERSHIP
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GALLERY
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EDUCATION
ARTS
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28 | CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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PRE-SEASON OPE NER
NAVY BAND OF THE SOUTHEAST
WIND ENSEMBLE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - 7:00 P.M.
Tickets are free. Pre-order your free tickets now with the purchase of a season membership. Free tickets available to the general public August
12, 2013. Please visit THcenter.org to print coupons.
Navy Band Southeast’s Wind Ensemble is a 35-piece group performing a variety of music ranging from traditional marches
and patriotic fare to classical favorites, Broadway tunes and traditional wind ensemble literature. This popular group has entertained audiences throughout the Southeast region since the band’s establishment in 1995. The Wind Ensemble personifies
the quality and professionalism of today’s United States Navy.
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10TH SEASON OPE NER
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA: A RISING STAR
Nicholas Palmer, conductor and Will Hagen, violin
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 7:30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $14.00
Opening the tenth season on a musical note, is the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra’s first- ever performance on the THCA
stage. This pops concert includes classic favorites by Beethoven,
Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Bernstein, John Williams and more, and
is conducted by Nicholas Palmer and features rising star Will
Hagen on the violin.
Twenty-year-old violinist Will Hagen has gripped audiences and
critics across the country with his commanding stage presence
and genuine expression. Appearing as a soloist with numerous
orchestras nationwide, Hagen a native of Utah, began violin
lessons at the age of four. Following initial studies with Natalie
Reed and Deborah Moench, he entered the studio of renowned
master teacher Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where he studied for seven years.
While at Colburn, he participated in master classes with Pinchas
Zukerman and Joseph Silverstein. He studied for two years with
Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School and has returned to study
with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School
Conservatory of Music as a candidate for
a bachelor’s degree in music.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts
and Culture.
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RIVER N OR TH DA NC E C HICAGO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 7:30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $14.00
River North Dance Chicago has established itself as one of the
most popular national repertory companies, receiving critical
acclaim in the U.S. and internationally.
Led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves, the company’s hallmarks
are highly skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music and
bold, commanding choreography.
Chaves’ newest work, Eva, is inspired by, and set to the music
of Eva Cassidy — an American songbird known for her luscious interpretations of jazz, blues, folk and gospel favorites.
Havana Blue is a momentous collaboration between Chaves
and Orbert Davis, the artistic director for the Chicago Jazz
Philharmonic. Through music and dance, they explore their
shared Cuban/Afro-Caribbean roots and bring the culture’s
rich history to life in a contemporary way. Additional pieces
from the company’s rep will also be performed.
Photo by Sandro
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This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
ME N OPAUSE: THE MUSICA L®
COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 - 7:30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $16.00
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not
enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have
you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years!
It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
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C LASSIC A LBUMS LIVE:
FLEE T WOOD MAC’S R UMOUR S
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 7:30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $15.00
Few records stand the test of time like
Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. The energy,
emotion, passion and musical mastery
of this album is just as compelling today
as it was in 1977. To celebrate one of
the greatest, most captivating, Grammy
Award-winning pop albums of all time,
Classic Albums Live will present the album in its entirety followed by a massive set of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest
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hits including “Rhiannon,” “Little Lies,”
“Landslide,” “Tusk,” “Oh Well” (from the
Peter Green era) and many more.
“Songbird” and was chosen as the 25th
greatest album of all time by the editors
of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Rumours is Fleetwood Mac’s 11th and
best-selling album. The record produced
four hit singles for the band -- “You Can
Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “You
Make Loving Fun” and “Dreams”. It also
contains the beautiful and much loved,
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to
experience Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
live performed by the musicians of Classic Albums Live.
HUNGARIAN STATE FOLK ENSEMBLE:
HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY
FRID AY , D EC EMBER 6 - 7:3 0 P . M.
Tickets starting at $14.00
Founded more than 60 years ago, this critically-acclaimed company has been praised for its incredible authenticity, strong
emotion and awe-inspiring technique, and is credited with the revitalization of Hungarian folkloric dance and music. The choreography is based on traditional dances, some collected from isolated villages across Hungary with dance elements dating
back hundreds of years. The dances are complemented by colorful traditional costumes and the extraordinary folk music that
inspired Liszt, Brahms, Bartók and Kodály.
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C LAY C OUNT Y C HRI STMAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 - 7:00 P.M.
Tickets starting at $8.00
The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts will once again assemble Clay County arts groups and ensembles for its premier holiday presentation of music, song and pageantry.
The #1 THCA Member Pick and annual holiday tradition,
Clay County Christmas, features festive performances by
The Clay County Community Band, Diane Combs directing
the Orange Park United Methodist Church Inspirations and
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THCA Executive Director Tony Walsh alongside many talented Clay County students will perform selected scenes
and songs from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Walsh
will bring the holiday show to an end when he directs the
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Nativity Players in a
stunning theatrical reenactment of the Christmas Nativity.
GODSPELL
FRID AY , J A N UA RY 1 7 - 7:3 0 P . M.
Tickets starting at $21.00
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 theatregoers 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.
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POPOVIC H C OMEDY PE T THEATER
SAT U RDAY, JA NU A R Y 25 - 7: 00 P.M.
Tickets starting at $14.00
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
is a family-oriented blend combining the unique
comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich
and the extraordinary talents of his performing
pets. The circus’ 15 cats, 10 dogs, four geese,
eight white doves and two parrots were once
strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they
love to show off onstage by performing a variety
of stunts and skits!
Audiences will be delighted to see this extravaganza of European-style clowns, amazing juggling
and balancing acts and of course, very talented
performing pets. It’s a show that both adults and
kids of all ages enjoy!
The Circus Fans Association of America awarded
Popovich its 2009 Entertainer of the Year award
for his “unique and most enjoyable performance.”
Mr. Popovich and his pets have been featured on
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with
David Letterman, and as a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
The THCA is partnering with The Clay County Humane Society to host a pet food drive. From now
until January 2014, we urge you to purchase dog
food, cat food and cat litter and then each time you
visit the THCA drop it off with our box office staff.
Your simple act of donating purchased pet food will
help the Clay County Humane Society’s Indigent
Program, which provides a pet food bank. The collected pet food will be distributed to citizens who
need assistance, community food pantries, area
animal shelters, local animal rescue groups and
Meals on Wheels.
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DEBBIE RE YN OLDS
FRID AY , FEBR UA RY 7 - 7:3 0 P . M.
Tickets starting at $21.00
In the pantheon of Hollywood’s great
triple-threat performers, you can count
Debbie Reynolds. This icon has been acting, singing and dancing for nearly 65
years. Launched to stardom at age 19,
when she was selected to be Gene Kelly’s partner in the classic Singin’ in the
Rain, she was nominated for an Academy
Award for her performance in The Un-
sinkable Molly Brown and has enjoyed
international success in the movies and
TV, on the Broadway stage and in Las Vegas revues. In her recent definitive memoir Unsinkable, Debbie pens her thoughts
on enduring friendships, unbreakable
family bonds, hitting rock bottom and
rising to the top again and offers unique
and deeply personal perspective on Hol-
lywood and its elite, from the glory days
of MGM to the present.
Join her and her musicians for this intimate evening of song, story and dance
as she shares personal reflections from
a career that has endured more than six
decades.
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DRIVING MI SS DAI SY
SUN DAY , F E B R UA R Y 1 6 - 4 : 00 P.M.
Tickets starting at $16.00
Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s classic
play, is a funny, timeless, searing and ultimately hopeful meditation on growing
old, relationships and loyalty. This iconic tale of pride, changing times and the
transformative power of friendship has
warmed the hearts of millions. Driving
Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize and
the film version of this beautiful story,
starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica
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Tandy, won multiple Academy Awards
including the Oscar for Best Picture.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil
Rights Era, Driving Miss Daisy tells the
story of Miss Daisy and her newly- hired
Chauffeur Hoke. Although Miss Daisy
lives a life of privilege while Hoke lives
the life of an African-American man in
the days of Jim Crow, they discover they
have much in common. Their relationship, spanning a 25 year period, is a reflection of critical changes in American
society. Daisy and Hoke deal with antisemitism, racism, and class differences
while their bond grows ever stronger.
Full of wit and charm, Miss Daisy and
Hoke take audiences on an unforgettable journey. Driving Miss Daisy is moving in more ways than one.
MO SC OW FE STIVA L BA LLE T:
SWA N LAKE
SUND AY , FEBR UA RY 23 - 7:0 0 P . M.
Tickets starting at $16.00
This enchanting fantasy ballet is one of the most magical and deeply emotional works in the classical ballet canon, and a mustsee for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition. In a tragic tale inspired by the ancient German legend of Odette, a
princess is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. With its melodramatic plot twists, Petipa’s gorgeous choreography,
Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score and resplendent costumes and sets, this timeless classic has been enjoyed by ballet enthusiasts and newcomers for generations.
Photo by Larissa Pedenchuk
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ORDERING INFORMATION
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MEMBERS
Orders received by Thursday, August 8, 2013:
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3.
Pick a membership level
Select your performances and take 15% off the ticket
price. (No minimum ticket purchase required)
Total your membership and ticket amount
To guarantee recognition in THCA season playbills, please
order your membership by August 8, 2013
GENERAL PUBLIC
Orders starting Monday, August 12, 2013:
1.
2.
3.
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Total your ticket amount
You can still become a member and receive 5% off your
ticket purchase
* Ticket orders without memberships will not be
processed until August 12, 2013.
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
Phone: (904) 276-6750
Online: www.THcenter.org
Hours: starting Monday, August 12, 2013
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
One and a half hours before each performance
Summer Hours : Monday, July 1 – Thursday, August 8
Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Seating:
Seating requests should be included with your order. The
Box Office will make every effort to accommodate you in,
or as close as possible to, the requested seats.
Want the same seats from season to season? Season members at the Director, Supporter, Producer and Executive
Producer level may renew the same seats during a pre-determined time frame each season. Please inquire with the
Box Office for more information.
Viewing the auditorium: Seating inside the auditorium is
available for viewing by appointment only. Please call the
Box Office at (904) 276-6750.
Special Needs:
The THCA offers both wheelchair seating and accessible
seats with removable arms. Please inquire at the Box Office for a detailed list of these seats in each section. Hearing assistance devices, large print programs and children’s
booster seats are available at the Coat Check. Other services, such as sign language interpreters or Braille programs
are available with at least a three week notice prior to the
performance.
Children:
All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. In consideration of other patrons, the THCA reserves the exclusive
right to determine a child’s ability to sit quietly throughout
the performance.
Group Sales:
Enjoy the THCA with friends, family, social organizations,
church groups or business associates and save money!
Groups of 12 or more receive a 20% discount off the regular ticket price plus NO processing fees on their order. (Excludes school time performances and Section CC.) Payment
is not due until one month before each performance.
Groups also enjoy preferred seating – reserve seats starting as early as Monday, August 5. For more information,
contact the THCA Group Sales line at (904) 276-6766.
Gift Certificates:
Gift certificates for any dollar amount are available at the
THCA Box Office. They may be used for any THCA season
performance and have no expiration date.
SEATING CHART
Wed., Oct. 16 10:15 a.m. $8.00
Sat., Oct. 19
Tue., Oct. 22
Sat., Oct. 26
Tues., Nov. 5
Fri., Nov. 15
Tues., Nov. 19 10:15 a.m. $8.00
Tues., Dec. 3
Fri., Dec. 6
Sat., Dec. 14
Fri., Jan. 17
Sat., Jan. 25
Fri., Feb. 7
Sun., Feb. 16
Sun., Feb. 23
Sat., Mar. 8
River North Dance Chicago
Let’s Go Science Show
Menopause the Musical
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Classic Albums Live - Rumours
The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman
Smells
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Clay County Christmas
Godspell
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Debbie Reynolds
Driving Miss Daisy
Moscow Festival Ballet - Swan Lake
The Church Basement Ladies:
A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement
$44.00
$48.00
$38.00
3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
$38.00
$48.00
$48.00
$60.00
$36.00
$58.00
$20.00
$44.00
10:15 a.m. $8.00
7:30 p.m.
10:15 a.m. $8.00
7:30 p.m.
10:15 a.m. $8.00
7:30 p.m.
$45.00
River North Dance Chicago: Street Beat Through the Decades
7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 12
10th Season Opener:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Section #
A
10:15 a.m. $8.00
Time
Tues., Oct. 1
Date
The Adventures of Bella and Harry
Performance
$32.00
$38.00
$38.00
$48.00
$30.00
$48.00
$16.00
$36.00
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$32.00
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$38.00
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$36.00
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$35.00
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Section #
B
$26.00
$28.00
$28.00
$38.00
$24.00
$38.00
$12.00
$26.00
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$26.00
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$28.00
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$26.00
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$25.00
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Section #
C
$15.00
$16.00
$16.00
$21.00
$14.00
$21.00
$8.00
$14.00
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$15.00
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$16.00
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$14.00
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$14.00
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Fri., Mar. 28
Fri., Apr. 4
Sat., Apr. 12
Sat., Apr. 26
Tues., May 6
The Bronx Wanderers
The Fantasticks
Tom Wopat: I’ve Got Your Number
Clay County Community Band
Doktor Kaboom!
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$12.00
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Add Membership Level
Member - Processing Fee add $3.00 per order
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General Public - Processing Fee add $3.00 per ticket +
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Performances Total
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Members -Subtract 15% through Aug. 8, 2013,
Subtract 5% after Aug. 12, 2013
10:15 a.m. $8.00
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Free 10th Season Anniversary Celebration Performance
Free Admission- General Seating - Sat., September 7- 7:00 p.m.
NAVY BAND OF THE SOUTHEAST WIND ENSEMBLE
FREE PRE-SEASON OPENER:
Fri., Mar. 14
Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire
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Refunds/Exchanges:
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for a THCA gift certificate up to 24 hours before the original ticketed performance. A processing fee of $2.00 per
ticket will be applied to all exchanges.
BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
Lobby:
No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium. The Box Office and lobby open one and a half hours before each perfor-
mance. Seating in the auditorium begins 30 minutes before
curtain time. Late seating will be admitted at the discretion of
the House Manager.
Concessions:
Concessions are cash only; there is no ATM on the premises. Concessions are available in the lobby before and during
intermission for most performances.
Merchandise:
Some performers may have merchandise available for sale in
the lobby at intermission and after the performance. Merchandise sales are cash only; there is no ATM on the premises.
Parking:
FREE Parking is available in the front, back and side of the
THCA. The THCA reserves more than the amount of handicap spaces required by federal law. However, these spots fill
up quickly, so it is recommended to arrive early. A covered
portico is also available for guest drop off.
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THCA A NNUA L MEMBER SHIP
By offering the very best of professional theater, dance, music performances and visual art exhibits, THCA season members make it
possible to develop and nurture the artistic potential and growth
of students, residents and visitors.
When you choose to become an annual THCA season member,
you keep ticket prices affordable for the THCA School Time Series,
ensuring thousands of students in Northeast Florida the opportunity to not only experience a live theatrical performance, but
also to visit the Center’s two visual art galleries. Additionally, your
THCA season membership makes it possible for the Center to partner with many community organizations like the Jacksonville USO.
Members truly make it happen!
PRODUCER’S CLUB
Members joining at the Executive Producer, Producer, Supporter
or Director level can enjoy relaxing in the THCA Producer’s Club.
Located in the Hutson Company Mezzanine, the Producer’s Club is
open one hour prior to most main stage performances. The Producer’s Club’s lounge-like atmosphere features complimentary hors
d’ oeuvres and a cash bar. Additional Producer’s Club passes can be
purchased for $10.00 each.
Concierge Service
This complimentary one-on-one service is available for Executive
Producer, Producer, Supporter and Director level members. The personal concierge representative can be reached at (904) 276-6766
and is available for:
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Ticket orders
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Producer’s Club call-ahead beverage orders
Restaurant and hotel recommendations
Special requests, such as flowers, pre-show announcements,
birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasion celebrations
Tax Deduction Information: The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts is affiliated with the St.
Johns River State College Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation as described under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the THCA qualify as tax deductions under appropriate tax laws. Since the IRS considers benefits given in recognition of a
charitable gift as a reduction in the value of the gift, only a portion of your THCA membership
is tax deductible. Fair market value for the Producer’s Club is $10 per person for each event attended, plus $5 per person for each drink coupon redeemed.
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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
Executive Producer ($2,500)
• Select one of three THCA corporate boxes for the 10th season;
Producer’s Club box seats will be reserved until one month
prior to each performance
• Receive a 15% discount on all tickets purchased all season long
• Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season long;
excludes online ticket orders
• Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
• Producer’s Club membership for 6 guests (additional
Producer’s Club passes can be purchased for $10.00 each per
event)
• 20 complimentary drink coupons
• Use of the THCA member concierge service
• Name or corporate logo recognition on your box and in all
2013-2014 season playbills
• Name or corporate logo displayed in lobby poster case for
entire 2013-2014 season
• 2 VIP parking passes
• Access for a total of 6 people to private executive director
receptions for artists and performers
Producer ($1,000)
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15% discount on all tickets purchased by Aug. 8, 2013; 5%
discount on tickets purchased after Aug. 8
Reserved same seats from season to season; Ticket orders
must be submitted to the Box office by Thursday, July 18,
2013 in order to guarantee your reserved seats
Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season
long; excludes online ticket orders. Ticket orders will be
processed after July 18
Producer’s Club membership for 6 (additional Producer’s
Club passes can be purchased for $10.00 each per event)
20 complimentary drink coupons per season
Use of the THCA member concierge service
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Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
2 VIP parking passes
Access for a total of 6 people to private executive director
receptions for artists and performers
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Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
1 VIP parking pass
Access for a total of 2 people to private executive director
receptions for artists and performers
Supporter ($500)
Star ($150)
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15% discount on all tickets purchased by Aug. 8, 2013; 5%
discount on tickets purchased after Aug. 8
Reserved same seats from season to season. Ticket orders
must be submitted to the Box Office by Thursday, July 18,
2013 in order to guarantee your reserved seats
Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season
long; excludes online ticket orders
Producer’s Club membership for 4 (additional Producer’s
Club passes can be purchased for $10.00 each per event)
10 complimentary drink coupons per season
Use of the THCA member concierge service
Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
1 VIP parking pass
Access for a total of 4 people to private executive director
receptions for artists and performers
Director ($300)
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15% discount on all tickets purchased by Aug. 8, 2013; 5%
discount on tickets purchased after Aug. 8
Reserved same seats from season to season. Ticket orders
must be submitted to the box office by Thursday, July 18,
2013 in order to guarantee your reserved seats
Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season
long; excludes online ticket orders
Producer’s Club membership for 2 (additional Producer’s
Club passes can be purchased for $10.00 each per event)
6 complimentary drink coupons per season
Use of the THCA member concierge service
15% discount on all tickets purchased by Aug. 8, 2013; 5%
discount on tickets purchased after Aug. 8
Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season
long; excludes online ticket orders
Ticket orders will be processed after July 18, 2013
1 VIP parking pass
Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
Friend ($75)
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15% discount on all tickets purchased by Aug. 8, 2013; 5%
discount on tickets purchased after Aug. 8
Ticket orders will be processed after July 18, 2013
Special member processing fee of $3 per order all season
long; excludes online ticket orders
Reception invitations and recognition in THCA playbills
Cast & Crew ($25)
Available only for current SJR State faculty, staff, students,
THCA volunteers and St. Leo employees. Starting one week
before each performance, Cast and Crew members save 50%
on up to four tickets. Discount is subject to ticket availability at
time of order. This discount is not valid online or on Section CC
seating and may not be used with any other special offers or
discounts. Must present valid ID.
Cast & Crew memberships are only available at the THCA Box
Office. Please call (904) 276-6750 to order this level.
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C HURC H BASEME NT LA D IE S:
A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 - 3:00 P.M.
Tickets starting at $15.00
Take a trip to 1960 for the fourth and funniest installment
yet of the Church Basement Ladies. All of the gals are back,
plus the pastor whose fledgling romance has always inspired
mixed reactions. Beverly is turning 15 and gets her first pair
of high heels for confirmation; Karin is finally learning how
to drive; and Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food
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booth at the county fair to raise money. The Church Basement Ladies’ songs are always heartfelt and charming, and
the humor is family-friendly, so if you are looking for some
funny, feel-good entertainment, A Mighty Fortress Is Our
Basement is the production for you.
MIC HAEL LONDRA’S C ELTIC F IRE
FRID AY , MA RC H 1 4 - 7:3 0 P . M.
Tickets starting at $16.00
Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire, starring the renowned Irish tenor,
presents the culture of Ireland, with a focus on Irish dance. Its
electric energy sweeps audiences away to the Emerald Isle—its
culture, its music, its pubs, its heart.
World-class Irish dancers take the stage with brilliant flashes of
speed and exuberance. The jigs and reels they perform with precision are a joy and the innovative choreography is original to this
show, presenting an exciting style of Irish dance that perfectly
complements the live band.
The music of Celtic Fire is traditional at its core, featuring Ireland’s national instruments, such as the fiddle, the great drum;
the bodhran and the uileann pipes.
Michael Londra is a driving force in Irish arts worldwide. He was
named Best Irish Tenor at the 2011 Irish Music Awards and was described as “one of the greatest Irish singers of our time” by Capital
Celtic. He was the lead singer in Riverdance on Broadway and his
Michael Londra Beyond Celtic concert aired on PBS stations nationwide more than 300 times in 2011. He has performed on the
world’s biggest stages, from Madison Square Garden and Radio
City Music Hall, to Kremlin Palace in Moscow and the MGM Grand
in Las Vegas. The video accompanying Londra’s version of Danny
Boy has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube.
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THE BRONX WA NDERER S
FRI DAY , M A RC H 28 - 7: 30 P .M.
Tickets starting at $15.00
A vibrant mix of authenticity and youthful originality, The
Bronx Wanderers take the biggest hits of the 1950s and 1960s
to a whole new level. The five-person group recreates the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Dion & the Belmonts to bring back the ballads and pop classics you know and
love. The Wanderers go beyond the classics, playing dynamic
interpretations of contemporary songs for a Jersey twist on
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some of the top Billboard hits.
With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx
Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and build an energetic bond with their audience, guaranteeing an evening of
toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing in the aisles.
NEBRASKA THEATRE CARAVAN
THE FA NTASTIC KS
Book by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones,
Based on Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand
F R IDAY, APRIL 4 - 7 :30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $16.00
A legend in its own time, The Fantasticks is
the longest running musical in history! A simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, their
meddling fathers and the wall that divides
them, The Fantasticks is crafted with charming simplicity, captivating music and whimsy.
This timeless tale will ignite your imagination,
delight your senses and leave you completely
fulfilled. Whether you are revisiting this beloved musical or seeing it for the first time, it
guarantees entertainment!
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TOM WOPAT
A TRIBUTE TO THE “MAD MEN“ ERA
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 - 7:30 P.M.
Tickets starting at $15.00
All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom
Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more
one listens, the better it gets — from the
way he finds the heart of a song’s story to
his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz–infused rhythms. With his trio,
Tom performs hits from his latest album,
I’ve Got Your Number. Wopat applies his
far-ranging interpretive skills, discover-
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ing new, intriguing musical twists in such
Great American Songbook classics as
“The Good Life,” “The Folks Who Live On
The Hill,” “Call Me,” “Born To Be Blue,”
“I Won’t Dance” and, of course, the title
track. As if that wasn’t enough, he also
takes his listeners on adventurous new
journeys through contemporary songs
from the likes of Paul Simon, Judy Collins,
Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Hornsby and
James Taylor.
A TV star in the late 1970s as Luke Duke
on The Dukes of Hazzard, Tom Wopat
hit country charts in the 1980s with the
hit “The Rock and Roll of Love.” He performed in the Tony Award- winning City
of Angels and Guys and Dolls and also received a Tony nomination in the revival of
Annie Get Your Gun.
C LAY C OUNT Y C OMMUNI T Y BAND
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 – 7:00 P.M.
General Admission Tickets $12.00
Since its founding in 1989, to its being declared the official band of Clay
County in 2007, the Clay County Community Band has continued to develop
and expand upon its mission to provide
an arena for local musicians to come together to share in the joy of music mak-
ing and to develop their talents in both
rehearsal and performance.
memorate holidays and for charitable
fundraising.
Averaging eight concerts a season, The
Clay County Community Band serves
Northeast Florida by performing concerts for pure entertainment, to com-
A favorite with Clay County Christmas
audiences, this is the band’s first solo
concert on the Thrasher-Horne Center
for the Arts stage.
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GA LLERY
JACK MITCHELL GALLERY
Named after noted international photographer Jack Mitchell, The Jack Mitchell Gallery at the Thrasher-Horne Center of the Arts is dedicated to the art of
photography and mixed media, exhibiting and showcasing both regional and
internationally known photographers. In addition, when not touring other
cultural arts centers, the gallery is home to an exquisite collection of Mitchell’s work, which is owned by the THCA.
Jack Mitchell Collection - September 23
Paul Ladnier - February 24
May 2014 visual artists TBA
LEE ADAMS FLORIDA ARTISTS GALLERY
The Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery was created by Mary W. Huntley and
her husband Louis as a bridge between Florida artists of the past, present
and future. The gallery, located in the Mary Ward Huntley Wing, has gained
a regional reputation for its dedication to exhibiting art created by Florida’s
gifted artists. Named in memory for Lee Adams, the gallery is a living testament and showplace for the diverse talent and creativity of Florida artists.
Art Guild of Orange Park: “Applause”
Celebrating 40 Years of Creativity, Art Guild of Orange Park 1973-2013
September 23
Florida Artists Retrospective
Celebrating the Legacy of Mary Ward Huntley
Member and invited guest reception February 14
Public opening February 17
Quest for the Fountain of Youth - May 12
MARY WARD HUNTLEY FLORIDA ARTISTS FUND
Help the visual arts thrive in your community by contributing to the Mary
Ward Huntley Florida Artists Fund. This fund, established by Louis and Mary
Huntley, makes it possible to exhibit first-class Florida artists at the THCA.
Donations are accepted in any amount and are tax deductible.
To make a donation in any amount, please call the Box Office at 904-276-6750.
“Into The Night” by Toni Charneco; mixed media
A R TS EDUCATI ON AT THCA
SUPPOR T EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT THE THCA
Through the generous support of season members, the THCA is able to offer a broad range of educational presentations and continue
its commitment to enriching the lives of students through its School Time Series and Young Masters visual arts exhibits.
Roger and Gail Arrowsmith Education Enhancement Fund
Support arts education in our community by donating to the
Roger and Gail Arrowsmith Education Enhancement Fund. Established in 2006, this fund helps offset ticket cost for students
at designated Title One schools. Additionally, donations to this
fund support educational enhancement programs in both the
visual art galleries and theatre. Donations are accepted in any
amount and are tax deductible.
THCA Young Masters
Created by the THCA Education Committee, the Young Masters program gives students the opportunity to create visual
art works based on the stories that inspire the presentations
of the 2013-2014 School Time Series. Student art is created in
the classroom and then displayed in the THCA Fountain Gallery. This program is a community partnership between the Art
Guild of Orange Park and Clay County Art Enrichment volunteers and is funded in part by the Mary Ward Huntley Florida
Artists Fund and THCA season members.
Storyteller Theatre
You never know what will happen when storyteller Tony Walsh
opens his box of stories, bringing to life the books that inspired
the 2013-2014 THCA School Time Series. Storyteller Theatre is a
free educational outreach program that focuses on the importance
of reading with expression while challenging your students to use
their imaginations. Additionally, Walsh prepares your students for
their field trip to the THCA.
• Storyteller Theatre presentations of Bella & Harry are available
the week of September 16.
• Storyteller Theatre presentations of The Lion, The Witch and The
Wardrobe are available the week of November 4.
Space is limited. To schedule a Storyteller Theatre presentation in
your classroom, you must first schedule your field trip to the THCA.
Once your reservation is confirmed, please contact THCA Marketing Director Kathryn Wills at [email protected]
This free educational outreach program is made possible by the
generous support of our THCA season members and the Roger and
Gail Arrowsmith Education Enhancement Fund.
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2013- 2014 SCHOOL TIM E SERIES
THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA AND HARRY
Tuesday, October 1 -10:15 a.m. - $8.00
The Adventures of Bella & Harry is adapted for the stage from the award winning,
educational children’s book series. Join
these two adventurous Chihuahuas as
they jet to London and dance and sing
their way to such sights as Big Ben and
Stonehenge. The show is interactive as
Bella and Harry invite the audience to participate while everyone learns the local
customs and language -Cheerio!
RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO:
Street Beat Dance Through the Decades
Wednesday, October 16 – 10:15 a.m. - $8.00
The 2013-2014 THCA School Time Series offers
seven entertaining, educational and engaging
performances for students. Through these educational programs, the THCA continues its commitment to enrich the lives of the students the
Center serves.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR THCA FIELD TRIP
To schedule your field trip to one of our exciting
2013-2014 School Time productions, call Box Office Manager Anna Zirbel at (904) 276-6753. In
Clay County, designated Title One school teachers are urged to inquire about the THCA Title One
Ticket Subsidy, which is made available through
the Roger and Gail Arrowsmith Fund and THCA
season members.
• School groups may reserve for performances
beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7
• To qualify as a school group, reservations
must be for 12 or more tickets
• Each full-time teacher attending the
performance will receive two complimentary
tickets
• Payment in full for reserved tickets is due one
month before the performance
• Find out if your school qualifies for THCA Title
One Ticket Subsidy money; available on a
first-come first-first serve basis for educators
at Clay County’s designated Title One schools
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Ideal for VPK- 2nd grade
Ideal for 3rd-6th grade
River North Dance Chicago’s Street Beat: Dance
Through the Decades introduces students to the
Charleston, Hand Jive, Hustle and Funky Chicken
through America’s 20th Century history. Featuring full-costumed performances showcasing dance
from the roaring ‘20s through the hip-hoppin’ ‘90s,
the show contains educational background on the
historical and social context and the impact on the
evolution of dance. This performance is funded in
part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with
the National Endowment for the Arts.
LET’S GO SCIENCE SHOW
Tuesday, October 22 – 10:15 a.m. - $8.00
Let’s Go Science Show is a wacky look at how
things work with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics
concepts through theatrically-based experiments
and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction
with these two legends of the circus, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make
this one science lesson that students won’t want
to miss.
Ideal for K-6th grade
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Tuesday, November 5 – 10:15 a.m. - $8.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites feature three beloved literary characters in one engaging performance. Students will witness The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the
sky and The Mixed Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature.
Ideal for VPK- 1st grade
Directed and designed by Jim Morrow, who ranks among Canada’s most esteemed puppetry
creators, the triple-bill show incorporates evocative original music by Nova Scotian composer
Steven Naylor and innovative “black light” staging techniques which highlight Morrow’s stunning puppets and props. The work follows closely the books from which they are adapted,
providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of theatre and music.
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
From the story by C. S. Lewis & Adapted by le Clanché du Rand
Tuesday, November 19 – 10:15 a.m. - $8.00
Experience all the magic, adventure and life and death struggles of the original in a delightful retelling of the classic C. S. Lewis tale of the triumph of good over evil! A tourde-force performance for two actors, the world of the wardrobe is created with minimal
scenery, costumes or props through the skill of the actors and the imaginations of the audience. Meet Lucy, Peter, Mr. Tumnus, the White Witch, Aslan the Great Lion and all the
characters of Narnia in this fast-paced, innovative two-person story-theater adaptation.
The focus here is on fun, great storytelling and the unlimited world of the imagination.
DOKTOR KABOOM!
Tuesday, May 6 - 10:15 a.m. - $8.00
JUNIE B. JONES
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Tuesday, December 3
10:15 a.m. - $8.00
Ideal for K and up
It’s holiday time, and everyone’s
favorite first grader is back to
celebrate! All of the students in
Room One are happily creating
the perfect holiday party. Except
how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy
anything when she has drawn the
name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May for her Secret Santa Gift!!
But wait -- the Secret Santa gift
is the perfect opportunity to give
May exactly what she deserves…
maybe.
Ideal for 3rd-6th grade
Ideal for K and up
Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive oneman science variety show suitable for
all elementary and middle school audiences. Creatively blending theatre arts
with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling
with laughter. Join him for a sidesplitting
journey of increasingly spectacular, and
often successful, experiments and demonstrations. Using masterful improvisational skills, the artist takes his audience
on a sidesplitting tour of the modern
scientific method while demonstrating
spectacular applications of the physical
sciences.
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CA LE NDA R OF E VE NTS
AUGU S T
S E PTEM BER
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N OV E MBE R
8/5 - Group reservations
10/1 - The Adventures of Bella and
Harry
11/5 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
8/7 - School groups may reserve
seating for School Time Series
performances
9/7 - Navy Band of the Southeast
Wind Ensemble
9/16 - The Jack Mitchell Collection
Jack Mitchell Gallery
10/12 - Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra: A Rising Star
8/8 - Last day to receive
membership recognition
9/23 - Art Guild of Orange Park
Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery
10/16 - River North Dance Chicago:
Street Beat Dance Through the Decades
8/12 - Ticket ordering begins for
general public
11/15 - Classic Albums Live:
Rumours
11/19 - The Lion, the Witch, and
the Wardrobe
10/19 - River North Dance Chicago
10/22 - Let’s Go Science Show
10/26 - Menopause the Musical®
DE C E MB E R
J A NUA R Y
F EBR U A R Y
MARC H
12/3 - Junie B. Jones
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
1/17 - Godspell
2/7 - Debbie Reynolds
1/25 - Popovich Comedy Pet
Theater
2/16 - Driving Miss Daisy
3/8 - The Church Basement
Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our
Basement
Florida Artists Gallery Retrospective
Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery
3/14 - Michael Londra’s Celtic
Fire
2/23 - Moscow Festival Ballet:
Swan Lake
3/28 - The Bronx Wanderers
12/6 - Hungarian State Folk
Ensemble: Hungarian Rhapsody
12/14 - Clay County Christmas
2/24 - Paul Ladnier
Jack Mitchell Collection
A PRIL
M AY
4/4 - The Fantasticks
5/6 - Doktor Kaboom!
4/12 - Tom Wopat: I’ve Got Your
Number
5/12 - The Quest for the
Fountain of Youth Exhibit
Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery
4/26 - Clay County Community
Band
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