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.

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 for “A Celebration of Love” with Internationally acclaimed bass baritone, Doug Renfroe, and Nationally Acclaimed Soprano, Carolann Sanita. Featuring their unique musical talents and vocal blend, they’ll be performing solo and duet love songs with a repertoire including a number of memorable love songs from Broadway to Classics and more.

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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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Eirinn Abu & Manny Lopez
Thursday, February 14, 2019; 7:30pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $35 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Saxophone Recording Artist Eirinn Abu and International Guitarist Manny Lopez come together to showcase their “LOVE STORY” tour performing theme songs to the most beautiful love movies of all time.

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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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Mercury: A Story & Celebration of Freddie Mercury's Life & Music
Thursday, February 21, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $75 Premium Seats* | $47 Center Seats | $42 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
*Premium Seats include: Cocktail Party, Premier Opening Night Film “The King” a Elvis Presley Documentary and Mercury LIVE! Performance
The music is "Queen" however "Mercury" is a story about Freddie's life. It's intimate, personal and operatic.

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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)
‘The French Connection’ concert features well known works by Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin and more. Join Karen Davis, Cathy Frecker, Mel Taub and the Faure Piano Quartet in this concert highlighting the brilliance of French composers. The great works by these celebrated composers during this period were the cradle of modern music!

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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)
The magnificent and well-known Bonita Bay Singers return to the Centers for the Arts sharing the stage with another popular local favorite, The Paradise Coastmen. These two Southwest Florida chorus groups partner in an exceptional concert featuring a repertoire of classical hits we all know and love along with new music created for this unique ‘duo’ performance. Delicious, complimentary tastings served during Intermission. Join us, hear their extraordinary voices in this unique concert.

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The Waverly Gallery
Wednesday - 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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Flamenco Voices
Saturday, May 4, 2019; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $37 Premium Seats | $32 Center Seats | $27 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS Members)
Join Clarita Filgueiras-Flamenco Puro Dance Company's new show "Flamenco Voices," a celebration of flamenco's unfettered soul and individuality with vibrant dancers accompanied by superb musicians on guitar, vocals, and percussion.

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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 for ‘Dueling Pianos’ with well-known artists Karen Davis and Anne Roberts. This high energy concert features popular show stopping numbers, incorporating fresh and exciting musical arrangements, and showcases classical favorites, with music from Kismet, Gershwin and Mozart. Come ready to enjoy and share truly great music. Delicious, complimentary tastings served during Intermission. will play some old and new favorites. Music from Kismet, Gershwin and Mozart.

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Staged Readings:The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You
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)
The link between classical music and jazz so often brings musicians together. Artists incorporate elements or material from both classical and popular music. And, jazz has influenced classical music, particularly early- and mid-20th-century composers, like Maurice Ravel. Our June concert brings you the best of both, with two well-known, very talented artists, Gerhard Samide, Flute and Pat Bracy, Piano, featuring a wonderful repertoire of classical jazz music sure to please.

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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)
Paul and Renata Rozmus are originally from Poland and graduated from prestigious Katowice Conservatories of Music. Singers, songwriters and instrumentalists, they’ve charted numerous albums all the way to the top. Join Paul and Renata and their band as they take the stage. With different characters in their band, their resulting sound is very original – a unique musical experience, a sweet combination of showmanship, musicianship and originality with a dance edge.

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