By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is presenting nine amazing concerts and shows as they end one year and begin another.
Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. This is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season! (Show runs 80 minutes with intermission.)
Tickets start at $44.52
Note: There will be a meet-and-greet with the cast one hour before the show. Guests will receive photos, games, and a gift-bag. This can be purchased as an add-on with any ticket by using the code CHARMG.
The Sound of Music Sunday, December 30 at 7 p.m.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “sparkling, fresh and lively,” the “Hills are Alive” as this brand new production comes to Coral Springs. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when it aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Tickets start at $63.60
Salute to Vienna Monday, December 31 at 7 p.m.
Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. An 18-year Coral Springs tradition, this year’s concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet, and live symphony orchestra. The first effortless notes of the eternal Blue Danube Waltz will welcome the audience into a triumphant 2019.
Tickets start at $49.50
Swan Lake Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Ballet in four acts with one intermission) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. This full-scale production of Swan Lake, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The first visit to the United States of America, the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 talented and brightest ballet stars bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life.
Tickets start at $44.52
Tusk – Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m.
No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, Tusk recreates the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other tribute band on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Concert scheduled for 120 minutes.
Tickets start at $27.56
Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Are you still lonesome for the energy, charisma, and the incredible voice of the King of Rock-n-Roll? Then join us for Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash, a dynamic full production tribute that shares the incredible story of “the shy humble country boy who became the King of Rock-n-Roll” through highlights of several stages of his iconic career: the early years, the movies, the black leather ’68 comeback, the white fringe ’70 Vegas concerts.
Tickets start at $28.62
Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
The hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, Masters of Illusion is a huge stage phenomenon featuring the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers. Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before – filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done……or can they? Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions, and laugh out loud at the hysterical comedy magic as performers from around the world combine fantasy, fervor and flair with magic created in front of their very eyes.
Masters of Illusion has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the US for the past seven years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world. It recently premiered in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for a limited engagement at Bally’s Las Vegas in a brand-new show for the whole family.
Tickets start at $42.50
The Machine – America’s Premier Pink Floyd Show Sunday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Machine has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out large clubs, theaters and Arts Centers across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Germany’s Rock of Ages.
Tickets start at $27
Jeanne Robertson Sunday, January 27 at 7 p.m.
At 71 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor. With eight nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 28 million YouTube hits, the demand for Robertson’s family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist, Don’t Bungee Jump Naked, and Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store. Robertson’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don’t miss this performance by a truly funny lady.
Tickets start at $26.50
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 954-344-344-5990 or going online to www.TheCenterCS.com.
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is truly unique in all that it offers as a cultural resource for North Broward and South Palm Beach Counties. Easily accessible from the Sample Road exits off I-95, the Florida Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts draws audiences preferring an intimate theater experience and museum visit closer to home. For more information, please call 954-344-5990 or visit the official website at www.TheCenterCS.com.
The state-of the-art performing arts center is 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, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.