Live! Performances

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.

John Ford Coley
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $45 Premium Seats | $40 Center Seats | $35 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Best known for his work as part of the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, John Ford Coley is a man of eclectic talents. Most of us who are familiar with him have heard his hit songs, such “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” “Love is the Answer” or “Gone Too Far.”

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Musical Moments: Messiah Sing-a-long
Sunday, December 2, 2018; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment. Messiah Sing-a-long features Voices of Naples.

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Deadly Sugarplums: A Fright Before Christmas
Thursday - Saturday, December 6 - 8, 2018; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Based on the Old English tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve, this new play takes you on a fantastic, heart-thumping ride through a chronology of forgotten tales.

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Improv Tonight!
Friday, December 14, 2018; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us for some of Southwest Florida’s best improvisational comedy. Bonita City Improv performs musical improv, games and scenes that include suggestions provided by you, the audience!

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Tourmaline the Whale
Saturday, January 5, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Tourmaline the Whale blends a variety of musical genres and virtuosic performances with gorgeous live illustrations to create an intensely immersive audiovisual experience suitable for all ages.

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Musical Moments: The British Invasion
Sunday, January 6, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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Staged Readings
Friday, January 11, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches

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Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Show
Friday, January 18, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $49 Premium Seats | $42 Center Seats | $38 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
In ‘The Rocket Man Show,’ Rus Anderson recreates the magic of a young Elton John like no other. Storming around the stage with a fun-loving sense of flamboyance; part diva, part soccer player, killer vocalist, fierce piano player, all rock & roller.

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Dan Heck & Rebecca Richardson Quartet: The Great American Songbook
Saturday, January 26, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $29 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck will present a night of jazz music from the great America Songbook. Join them for what will certainly be a night of jazz to remember.

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John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
Saturday, February 2, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $45 Premium Seats | $40 Center Seats | $35 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Mark Fain and Patrick Sauber – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before.

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Musical Moments: Music to Touch the Heart
Sunday, February 3, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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Improv Tonight!
Friday, February 8, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us for some of Southwest Florida’s best improvisational comedy. Bonita City Improv performs musical improv, games and scenes that include suggestions provided by you, the audience!

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Chatham County Line
Saturday, February 9, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $42 Premium Seats | $37 Center Seats | $33 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
For nearly two decades Chatham County Line the Raleigh, NC-based outfit has consistently crafted top-notch, original modern acoustic music that draws upon American roots forefathers while acknowledging its own members’ backgrounds in rock ‘n’ roll bands.

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Legally Blonde the Musical Jr
Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $15 General Admission | $20 Reserved Seating (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons presented by the CFABS Teen Players.

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The Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet: The Music of Horace Silver
Friday, March 2, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $29 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto as they celebrate the legacy and music of pianist Horace Silver, one of the most important composers and band-leaders in the history of jazz music.

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Musical Moments: The French Connection
Sunday, March 3, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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Funny Shorts Live!
Friday, March 8, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
The Funny Shorts Live series consists of five comedic 10-Minute Plays that are performed throughout the year, and each of these performances includes one LOCAL playwright.

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O Sole Trio: Hooray for Hollywood
Saturday, March 9, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $45 Premium Seats | $40 Center Seats | $35 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
O Sole Trio brings their new show, Horray for Hollywood, for a night of music that will feature beloved songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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An Evening with Jonathan Edwards
Saturday, March 16, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $42 Premium Seats | $37 Center Seats | $32 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends… such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers.

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Gracie & Lacy: Lady Legends
Thursday, March 21, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $35 Premium Seats | $30 Center Seats | $25 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join Gracie & Lacy as they sing and dance this dazzling serenade of popular hits in the style of Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and more!

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Duke Robillard Band
Saturday, March 23, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $50 Premium Seats | $45 Center Seats | $40 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. Duke has carved out one of blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader and more.

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Patchouli & Terra Guitarra: The Landscape of Guitar
Thursday, March 28, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Terra Guitarra and Patchouli. This duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their animated multi-media concert experience.

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Just for Laughs
Friday, April 5, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Enjoy a fun night of everything funny, just bring your laughs to the variety mix. Comedy, music, improv, singing and whatever tickles our funny bone.

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Let's Hang On: Frankie Valli Tribute
Saturday, April 6, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $50 Premium Seats | $45 Center Seats | $40 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Performing to sold out audiences nation wide, Let’s Hang On! has established itself as the premiere experience to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Proudly dubbed America’s #1 Frankie Valli favorite show.

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Musical Moments: Sirens by the Sea
Sunday, April 7, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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The Waverly Gallery
Thursday - Saturday, April 10 - 13, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Gladys, the elderly matriarch of the Green family, has run an art gallery for many years. Always irascible but now increasingly erratic, Gladys is a cause of concern to her family, from whose point of view this poignant memory play is told.

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Stage It! 10 Minute Play Competition
Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
The Stage It! Performances feature ten of the very best 10-minute plays submitted by playwrights from all over the world. Whether selected for emotional impact, or comedic value, each play stands alone and was hand selected for from the hundreds of plays submitted to this year’s competition.

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Musical Moments: Dueling Pianos
Sunday, May 5, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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Staged Readings
Friday, May 10, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches

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Willy Wonka Jr.
Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $15 General Admission | $20 Reserved Seating (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join the CFABS Youth Players as the delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale.

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Musical Moments: Classical Jazz
Sunday, June 2, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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Musical Moments: Summer Sensations
Sunday, July 7, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join us the first Sunday of the month for Musical Moments; international, regional and local artists providing a worldwide tour of composers and entertainment.

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