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.

Musical Moments: Back to School the Future
Sunday, September 1, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
A program that highlights outstanding student performers throughout the Southwest Florida region, including competition winners.

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The Steepwater Band
Friday, September 6, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $30 Premium Seats | $25 Center Seats | $20 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. They have been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from Jazz to 50’s Rock n’ Roll Music.

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Funny Shorts Live!
Friday, September 13, 2019; 7:30pm & Saturday, September 14, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $20 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Five funny 10-minute plays make up the Funny Shorts Live performance. The performance includes one LOCAL playwright and many of the plays were published as part of CFABS’ Stage It, an annual 10-Minute Play Competition.

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Terry Sylvester of the Hollies
Saturday, September 21, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $35 Premium Seats | $30 Center Seats | $25 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Terry Sylvester started his musical career at the famous ‘Cavern Club’ with his first group ’The Escorts.’ Terry has been awarded 4 Platinum, 9 Gold, & 6 Silver discs so far in his career and in March 2010 he was inducted into the ’Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.’

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Musical Moments: Spanish Inspiration
Sunday, October 6, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
A program that features Spanish music. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon.

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Just for Laughs - A Comedy Variety Show
Friday, October 11, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
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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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, October 12, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Join us for a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist.

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The Hobbit
Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Join our unlikely hero, Bilbo Baggins, as he grudgingly embarks on an adventure of epic proportions with the wizard Gandalf the Grey.

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Cause & Affection
Thursday - Saturday, October 24 - 26, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
An aging soap star finds his evening plans ruined, needing to help others. While trying to help them solve their problems, a bombshell drops, leaving him with a problem of his own to solve.

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Murder & Mayhem: Live at the Cabaret
Friday, November 1, 2019; 7:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
The season of scary is not quite over! Our new Youth Players Cabaret series will see our Teen Players, with help from talented area adults, presenting an evening of musical theatre numbers about murder, dying, and general mischief.

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Musical Moments: Rock Around the Clock
Sunday, November 3, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $25 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join Night Train Band in a tour of the fun and entertaining music of the 50’s, the Birth of Rock and Roll.

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The Everly Brothers Experience
Thursday, November 7, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Zachary and Dylan Zmed along with their partner and drummer Burleigh Drummond, have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and over seas in prestigious venues.

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Staged Readings
Friday, November 8, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
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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Adrian Legg
Saturday, November 9, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Globally acclaimed by critics and fans alike for his unique acoustic and electric fingerstyle guitar playing, Adrian Legg masterfully blends diverse musical styles, influences and inspirations to create a distinctive sound all his own.

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Open Mic Bonita!
Thursday, November 14, 2019; 7:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $10 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Songwriters, poets, slam poets, performance artists, playwrights, authors and short story writers, and stand-up comedians will take the stage to share their work with the audience.

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Iron Butterfly
Friday, November 15, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.

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Official Blues Brothers Revue
Saturday, November 23, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
There have been many imitators, but there is only one duo in North America sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues.

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Musical Moments: Holiday Potpourri
Sunday, December 1, 2019; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
A program that features holiday classics. Delicious complimentary tastings are served during Intermission. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon.

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One Too Many
Saturday, December 7, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
One Too Many is six individuals who came together through the common love of a cappella music. They specialize in a wide variety of musical genres including pop, indie, folk, oldies, R&B and holiday favorites.

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Funny Shorts Live!
Friday, December 13, 2019; 7:30pm & Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Five funny 10-minute plays make up the Funny Shorts Live performance. The performance includes one LOCAL playwright and many of the plays were published as part of CFABS’ Stage It, an annual 10-Minute Play Competition.

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Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr Dickens Jr
Thursday - Saturday, December 19 - 21, 2019; 7:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019; 2:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they meet the famous, well-off author, Charles Dickens, who has a severe case of writer’s block.

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Brandon Robertson Quintet
Saturday, January 4, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
The Brandon Robertson Quintet presents a program featuring debut album “Bass’d on a True Story” and some classic arrangements from the great American Songbook.

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Musical Moments: European Tour - Ten Countries in Two Hours
Sunday, January 5, 2020; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
A program that features music from around the world. Delicious complimentary tastings are served during Intermission. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon.

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Staged Readings
Friday, January 10, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
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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Villalobos Brothers
Saturday, January 11, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Acclaimed as one of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican groups, the original compositions and arrangements of The Villalobos Brothers masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

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Appalachian Road Show
Saturday, January 25, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
General Public On Sale: August 20, 2019
Appalachian Road Show seek to honor the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and region.

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That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
Thursday, January 30, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
General Public On Sale: August 27, 2019
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.

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Live From Laurel Canyon
Saturday, February 1, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
General Public On Sale: September 10, 2019
"Live from Laurel Canyon - Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock" is a 90 minute retrospective of music and stories of some of the most influential artists who lived in Laurel Canyon between 1965 and 1975.

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Musical Moments: The Great American Songbook
Sunday, February 2, 2020; 3:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
A program that features the most important and influential music from America. Delicious complimentary tastings are served during Intermission. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon.

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Open Mic Bonita!
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 7:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $10 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Songwriters, poets, slam poets, performance artists, playwrights, authors and short story writers, and stand-up comedians will take the stage to share their work with the audience.

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The Kruger Brothers
Friday, February 7, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
General Public On Sale: September 17, 2019
The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music.

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America's Sweethearts
Saturday, February 8, 2020; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
General Public On Sale: September 19, 2019
These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes.

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