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King Center for the Performing Arts

Dedicated to providing educational and cultural events to the Brevard County community.

King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 N. Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
321.242.2219
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King Center for the Performing Arts Events

Dec 14

STEVE SOLOMON: MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH AND I’M IN THERAPY

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Date: Friday December 14, 2018 through Sunday December 16, 2018
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Comedy
Steve Solomon's smash hit, is inspired by Steve's hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy ... and they succeeded! One part lasagna, one part kreplach, & two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Italian or Jewish to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn & a headache! Come meet Uncle Willie, Stuttering Cousin Bob, Demented Cousin Kenny, Steve’s new therapist Cousin Sal (and Sal’s parole officer) and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each one brought to life on stage by Steve using his gift for creating voices dialects & wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.
Variety says “Steve is Alan King, Billy Crystal, a smidgen of Don Rickles and George Carlin all thrown in,” while WOR Radio calls the show “an hour and a half of laughter, hysterically funny!” Having headlined throughout the United States and Europe for over twenty years, Steve’s stories relate to the wacky side of the human condition. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have seen this award-winning show. This is a “don’t miss” evening of hilarious comedy at its very best. Spend an evening with Steve in his quest to defend himself against those people whose sole purpose in life is to add chaos to his.

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Dec 15

Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2018

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Time: 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday December 15, 2018
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Concert / Live Music
In the course of Chris Isaak's career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures, and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. Isaak’s songs display many of his different musical personas: the rockabilly rebel (“Dancin’,” “Speak Of The Devil”), the brokenhearted crooner (“Wicked Game,” “Somebody’s Crying”), and the breezy acoustic storyteller (“San Francisco Days,” “Two Hearts”). There’s also the swaggering, bluesy rocker “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing” which can be heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. You won’t want to miss an evening with Chris Isaak singing some of his all-time greatest hits along with his favorite Christmas songs!

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Dec 16

Kenny G

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Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Sunday December 16, 2018
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Concert / Live Music
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. He will be performing many of his career hits and as well as songs of the holiday.

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Dec 22

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
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Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Saturday December 22, 2018
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Theatre / Dance
See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never seen it before. This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Wassail Wassail,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” “Away in a Manger,” “Greensleeves,” “The Boar’s Head Carol,” and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic!

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Dec 28

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
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Date: Friday December 28, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Theatre / Dance
Melbourne City Ballet Theatre and National Ballet Theatre of Odessa present America’s favorite fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty, with a live symphonic orchestra accompaniment by Satellite Instrumental Music, at the King Center for the Performing Arts for two performances this December! This is the first time the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa has visited the United States, with 55 of the most talented and the brightest ballet stars to share the stage with Melbourne City Ballet Theatre dancers of all ages! This full-scale production, choreographed by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa, is based on the Brothers Grimm's enchanting fairytale, where love restores life. This production is sure to bring the celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts! A captivating and endearing ballet for the entire family! Be sure not to miss it!

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Jan 4

Jay Leno

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Time: 8:00 pm
Date: Friday January 4, 2019
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Comedy
Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. As if night-time dominance were not enough, Leno has also succeeded in the newest entertainment arena. “Jay Leno’s Garage” of which he is a producer as well as star. The NBC creation, which is viewed on CNBC, gained an international following on the Web, not to mention an Emmy Award and two additional nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. Leno also has a busy schedule of comedy performances in top venues around the United States and occasionally abroad. Make your plans to see him when he makes a stop at the King Center!

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Jan 19

Brevard Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Friends

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Date: Saturday January 19, 2019
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Concert / Live Music
“Our January 19, 2019 program opens our Matinee series with a little of everything. The concert opens with Brahms’s 1st Hungarian Dance, then we feature Russian pianist Sergey Belyavskiy playing the ultra-romantic 1st Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky! After intermission, we have two very familiar pieces – the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. and Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio Espagnol. – a great showpiece for the entire orchestra! In between, we’ll hear the regional premiere of music by acclaimed video game composer Austin Wintory. I’m excited to share this program of diverse and accessible music with our listeners. There truly is something for everyone!” ~Chris Confessore

January 19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Jan 29

Michel Lauziere: Science of Sound

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Time: 10:30 am
Date: Tuesday January 29, 2019
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Concert / Live Music
Michel demonstrates how he uses basic scientific laws regarding sound to build his funny contraptions and original musical instruments. In the “Science of Sound,” Michel’s hilarious homemade musical performances are punctuated with short, simple but instructional explanations about sound and how it works. While entertaining the audience, Michel shows that his bizarre instruments are actually practical applications of the notions of frequency, amplitude, resonance, and more. An artist of universal appeal, Michel Lauzière is one of the few comedian performers who can charm and entertain audiences of all ages, all social backgrounds and all cultures. An entertaining and educational experience!

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Feb 3

Mutts Gone Nuts

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Time: 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday February 3, 2019
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Entertainment
Expect the unexpected, when Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches take the stage in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! A great show for the entire family!

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Feb 17

Mayumana - Currents

Mayumana - Currents
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Time: 4:00 pm
Date: Sunday February 17, 2019
Location: King Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Category: Concert / Live Music
This spectacular show was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world. On stage, we accompany a journey between two troops, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different esthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue, through unique sounds, lights, and visual effects. The show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

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