By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is presenting eleven concerts and shows for March and April appealing to a wide range of comedic and musical tastes. Find out how to buy tickets below.
Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. Turnstiles The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel
If you consider the definition of “Tribute” as being an acknowledgment of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven band leader Tony Monaco to form Turnstiles. As a young man, Monaco became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. As a result, Billy’s style has been forever imprinted on his musical soul, much like that of Ray Charles and many others have been imprinted on that of Billy Joel.
Tickets start at $27
Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Benise’s Fuego!
Featuring the passion and grace of Flamenco dancing combined with fiery Spanish guitar, plus a beautifully charming and romantic Spanish village is the backdrop as Benise reinvents the classics that celebrate Spain: Granada, Adagio, Malaguena, Asturias, and Aranjuez to name a few. Armed with his Spanish guitar and backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, Benise captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. This is an unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Cuban Salsa, Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Parisian Waltz, Brazilian Samba…and more.
Tickets start at $32
Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Bobby Collins
Bobby Collins has performed in hundreds of theatres and venues, hosted VH1’s Stand-up Spotlight, acted in television and movies, and authored a best-selling book. He’s a popular Keynote for Fortune 500 Corporate events, been on day and night talk shows, appeared at charity events, and even garnered a Grammy nomination. Collins toured with such titans of entertainment as Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton, and has worked alongside Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as other contemporary comedians. Bobby is a funny guy… and a proud, tried and true tribesman of New York City.
Tickets start at $39.59
Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Jackie Evancho
Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S. Along the way, she has also made history – the youngest solo platinum artist, the youngest “Top 5” debut artist ever in the U.K, the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center, the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. With the release of Two Hearts, the amazing journey of Jackie Evancho reaches an exciting new place, both creatively and personally. The album’s title says a lot about growth: Jackie’s heart is always in the classical crossover singing her fans love, but she is discovering another facet of her work, her range and, thus, her heart – a love of songwriting and a new, expressive pop sound. Jackie Evancho is any many ways a typical teenager: she lives in Pittsburgh with her family, where she recently got her driver’s license. She is continuing her education in the midst of touring and recording. And her heart opens itself to more than music: Jackie is a proud supporter of her transgender sister Juliet and the struggle for transgender equality.
Tickets start at $42.80
Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. One Night in Memphis A Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
One Night in Memphis is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950’s rock and roll music performed live and backed by an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Be a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring the hits, Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shaking Going On, Shake, Rattle, and Roll, Hound Dog, and many more with acclaimed national talent, all performed live without tracks and guaranteed to get any audience rocking and rolling.
Tickets start at $27.00
Friday March 22 at 8 p.m. Live and Let Die The Music of Paul McCartney
Tony Kishman, a veteran of the Broadway musical Beatlemania who has toured with the world renowned Classical Mystery Tour, stars in this musical tribute to Paul McCartney. Live and Let Die features Kishman on vocals as well as playing bass, guitar, and piano. He is accompanied by a group of excellent musicians, who will play complete in every detail hit songs from the Beatles catalog and McCartney’s solo works. Songs include Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Live and Let Die, Yesterday, My Love, Uncle Albert, Let It Be, Maybe I’m Amazed. Hello Good-Bye, Long and Winding Road, Silly Love Songs, Jet, and many more.
Tickets start at $27.00
Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Defending the Caveman
Written by comedian Rob Becker over a three-year period, during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology, Defending the Caveman turned what was intended to be a limited six month visit to New York into a two and a half year run on Broadway. Caveman’s record being unsurpassed, as the longest running solo play in Broadway’s history, has gone on to established itself as a worldwide, rock-solid tour-de-force with productions in 30 countries, including openings in over 60 North American cities this season.
Defending the Caveman offers a prehistoric look at the original battle of the sexes. Full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, Caveman is a must see for anyone who is, has ever been, or would like to be in a relationship. In addition to winning the hearts of audiences worldwide, Caveman has also garnered praise from a multitude of marriage and family therapists across the nation for its humorous exploration of the gender gap.
Tickets start at $62.06
Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. The Rat Pack
Hailed as the “Best Show of the Year by Broadway World, Sandy Hackett’s The Rat Pack Tribute is a critically acclaimed production that has been presented in the finest performing arts centers across the country. Having their own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed the producers to tell this story like no one else can.
Tickets start at $27.00
Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Sarge and The Twins Super Stars of the ’80s
The Edwards Twins appear in this tribute to Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John, Billy Joel & George Michael. Direct from Legends In Concert in Las Vegas, these Master impersonators will blow you away with their dead on impressions of these amazing performers. World renown Anthony Edwards of The Edwards joins them onstage with some of the biggest duets of the 80’s. Sarge is a highly sought after motivational speaker and for the last seven years has been working in treatment centers and recovery residences bringing a revolutionary and groundbreaking modality of “Comedy Therapy” to people suffering from addiction with incredible results. His first comedy recovery film Sarge Behind Bars, shot entirely on location of the Casper Wyoming Reentry Prison, has been selected for award consideration at the upcoming “REEL Recovery Film Festival” in New York and Los Angeles slated for October of this year.
Tickets start at $55.64
Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Price Is Right Live Hosted by Jerry Springer
The Price is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. Play classic games just like on television’s longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™ to The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, The Price Is Right Live™ has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 12 million dollars in cash and prizes in this exciting, live (non-televised), on-stage version of the show. Jerry Springer will host the 2019 stage show in Coral Springs. Throughout an illustrious career, Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition to host of The Jerry Springer Show, now in its 25th season, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster, country recording artist, and international emcee and TV personality. Springer has been in movies and on Broadway, he’s a progressive talk-radio broadcaster and also won America’s heart with his ballroom dancing on Dancing With The Stars.
Tickets start at $43.87
Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Vic DiBitetto
An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto leaves his audiences breathless with laughter. A successful national headliner who has sold out theatres up and down the East Coast, DiBitetto has appeared on television’s America’s Funniest People (ABC), where he was a $10,000 Grand Prize winner, Stand-Up Spotlight (VH1) and Last Laugh at Pips. He also acted in a pilot with Woody Allen and Danny Aiello.
Tickets start at $39.59
How to Get Tickets:
Tickets for all concerts and shows at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts are now available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to www.TheCenterCS.com located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.