Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

 

 

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LIVE! at the Centers

 

LIVE! at the Centers offers a variety of entertainments for all ages - musical, theatrical, dance and comedic throughout the year. Refreshments are available at all performances.

 

Reservations can easily be made over the telephone, just call us at 239 495 8989. Or, Monday through Friday, visit either our Center for Visual Arts at 26100 Old 41 Road, or our Center for Performing Arts at 10150 Bonita Beach Road (Iowa Street Entrance). Our Client Services staff are happy to help.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our films and performances.

 

Tickets for most of our performances are available on our website. Click here to purchase tickets for those performances.

Improv Cafe

● Saturday, September 3, 2016; 4:00pm **New Time**

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $10 Adults / $6 Youth

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● Make Saturday afternoon the best time of the week when you bring your family out to “Improv Cafe,” the first Saturday of every month at 4:00pm. Local youth improv groups perform short and long form improv that includes suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you’d like; whether you’re just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you’re on stage as a player! Snacks and beverages available.

Improv Tonight!

● Saturday, September 3, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● Join us the first Saturday night of every month for some of Southwest Florida’s best improvisational comedy. Local improv groups perform short and long form improv that include suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you’d like; whether you’re just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you’re on stage as a player! Beer and wine available.

Southern Gothic Novel: Award-Winning Comedy

● Saturday, September 17, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $22 (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● There are 5,218 people living in the small town of Aberdeen, Mississippi. This is the story of 17 of them, all played by Frank Blocker in this smash hit of a one-man-show. Blocker takes you deep into the south where you meet Viola Haygood, a 23-year-old-virgin who falls in love easily, the newcomer bar owner Odessa (Big Otis) Cole; the dimwitted Jimmy Townsend, who loves Viola and even gave her the television set he won at a chili cook-off; and Mrs. Wong, the owner of what must be Aberdeen’s only Chinese restaurant. Anita Gates of the New York Times said “Blocker is a standout.” Bill Raden of LA Weekly said Southern Gothic is “Incisively funny! Extended parody of Steinbeckian portentousness--the results are priceless.” Beer, wine and refreshments available including the signature offering of “The Southern Gothic Navel.”

Improv Cafe

● Saturday, October 1, 2016; 4:00pm **New Time**

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $10 Adults / $6 Youth

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● Make Saturday afternoon the best time of the week when you bring your family out to “Improv Cafe,” the first Saturday of every month at 4:00pm. Local youth improv groups perform short and long form improv that includes suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you’d like; whether you’re just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you’re on stage as a player! Snacks and beverages available.

Improv Tonight!

● Saturday, September 3, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members)

Click here to purchase tickets for this event

● Join us the first Saturday night of every month for some of Southwest Florida’s best improvisational comedy. Local improv groups perform short and long form improv that include suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you’d like; whether you’re just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you’re on stage as a player! Beer and wine available.

Meet the Composers: Women Composers, Working in the Shadows

● Sunday, October 2, 2016; 3:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $22 (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs is proud to continue our “Meet the Composers” classical music series. Join international artist and lecturer, Dr. Anne McLean the first Sunday of each month as she performs in a multi-media presentation highlighting a great composer’s music, fascinating historical insights and visual images of that unique era.

First in the series is: Women Composers, Working in the Shadows. Why talk about women composers? Are they different from men composers? All music is music, regardless of gender, but the story of women’s contribution to music is radically different from men in history, and needs to be told. Anne McLean will trace the origins of women’s role in music from ancient Greece to present day.

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Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet

● Saturday, October 15, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium

● Tickets: $50 Premium Seats | $45 Center Seats | $40 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor” (Los Angeles Times), he is “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet’s latest CD, The Last Southern Gentlemen, has the sound of classic Jazz played by master musicians. The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative; paying tribute to the humanity and humility at the center of the Southern lifestyle that birthed America’s original music. Built on the intimacy of ballads and the blues, while embracing grooves and up-tempo forays, The Last Southern Gentlemen is a firm acknowledgement of the existence and importance of sweet, gentle sounds.

Frankly Funny

● Friday, October 15, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center

● Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● Frankly Funny Fridays feature character and observation comedy by American playwright and award-winning comedian and actor Frank Blocker. Known for dead-on characterizations in off-Broadway hits Eula Mae’s Beauty, Bait & Tackle and Southern Gothic Novel (Drama Desk Award nomination), Blocker keeps the evening rolling with “expert audience interaction” (NY Times). Monologues, Improv, song, and a guest star or two will pepper the evening of one of these ever-changing performances. Get your most intimate questions hysterically answered by crazy but loving Aunt Pearl. Learn life hacks from a New York City slumlord. You never know what’ll happen, but you’ll go home laughing.

Footloose Country

● Saturday, October 22, 2016; 7:30pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium

● Tickets: $37 Premium Seats | $42 Center Seats | $47 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)

● This entertaining evening begins with a performance with vocalists and two dancers. Then the dancers and DJ take the stage and dance floor and dance along with guests.

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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

● Saturday, October 29, 2016; 8:00pm

● Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium

● Tickets: $45 Premium Seats | $40 Center Seats | $35 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)

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● Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen have had a lasting musical friendship spanning over forty-five years, since their initial meeting in Los Angeles during the early folk and bluegrass movement. In the summer of 1964, Hillman put down his mandolin after being recruited to play electric bass for a new band, The Byrds. Through various Number One hit songs such as Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn!, The Byrds established themselves as a cornerstone in the new cultural and musical movement of the Sixties. Herb Pedersen continued his career in bluegrass, working with the incomparable Flatt and Scruggs, among others. In 1967, Hillman established himself as a songwriter with his first song, Time Between, noted by many as being the first country-rock song. After his tenure with The Byrds, Hillman, along with Gram Parsons, formed The Flying Burrito Brothers, now looked upon as the forerunners of the alternative country-rock style.

 

LOCATING THE NEW CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

 

New Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road SE

 

 

Thanks to our series sponsors:

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

For more information call the Center for the Arts, 239-495-8989.

 

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 Center for Visual Arts: 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida  34135

Center for Performing Arts: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

(239) 495-8989

 

Last Updated: 08/24/2016