The Sharon | Schedule - The Villages Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center


The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra
2020-2021 Season

September 6th, 2020 - May 5th, 2021

Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003.

On sale dates:

  • May 20, 2020 - Subscription renewals with no changes
  • June 3, 2020 - Subscription renewals with changes
  • June 29, 2020 - New Subscriptions and Individual Tickets on sale

Time: 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

Snack-Size Plays
Bite-size digital theatre experience

September 25th, 2020 - January 22nd, 2021

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol introduces new digital entertainment: weekly 10-minute virtual play readings. A whole play in only ten minutes. These 10-minute plays will be free on Facebook, YouTube and Each week we prepare a crave-worthy, snack-size play. The Studio is delivering big stories in small packages, giving you a tiny taste of The Studio in your own home each week. To keep it spicy, each Friday at 1pm we will be offering a new title. Tune in every week for our short play and snack pairing suggestion.


Chris Botti

January 25th, 2021

For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene.


$85+ | Limited View $75


The Studio Theatre - 9 to 5, The Musical
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick

January 26th - March 6th, 2021

Pour yourself a cup of ambition

9 to 5, the riotous musical comedy, is based on the 1980 movie of the same name and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Violet, Judy and Doralee are three coworkers who concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Set in the Roldex era, these three woman smash the patriarchy in their work-place. This musical is a hilarious story of revenge, empowerment, and unlikely friendships.

Show Schedule

$20 Previews & $40 Performances

An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour

February 4th - 5th, 2021

David Foster seems constitutionally incapable of resting on his laurels, and his relentless drive has propelled him throughout his career.

5:00pm & 8:00pm

$75+ | Limited View $125


Three Tenors Plus One

February 13th, 2021

Viva Amore, this year's Three Tenors Plus One show is featuring Fernando Varela, Edward Washington, Miguel Salas and "Plus One" soprano, Heather Ard. These artists will sweep you off your feet! The love songs of Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso: Be My Love, If You Love Me, Night and Day, That's Amore, Some Enchanted Evening, Song of India, Granada, and so many more! It will be the perfect Valentine treat!

Bill Doherty will direct and accompany this fabulous group of tenors. You'll leave with a song in your heart. All net proceeds contribute to the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program.

3pm & 7pm

$50 & $40


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Pops Celebration Concert

February 23rd, 2021

Selections from John Williams and George Gershwin

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

March 15th, 2021

  • W. A. Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte" Overture K. 588
  • Concertino Op. 13a For Piano and Orchestra, by Luca Moscardi
    Featuring Antonio Pompa Baldi, Guest Pianist
    • Burlesca "Ricordi d'infanzia"
    • Siciliana
    • Berceuse
    • Tarantella
  • W. A. Mozart's Symphony N. 35 in D Major K. 385

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

The Studio Theatre - Ada and the Engine
by Lauren Gunderson

April 6th - May 8th, 2021

The difference between zero and one is the whole world.

Set in the Victorian era among the houses of intellectual elites, we find Ada, a young female mathematician whose invention of binary code shapes our modern world today. Ada and the Engine, written by America's most produced living playwright, Lauren Gunderson, composes the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, poet Lord Byron's daughter. This lyrical play details the life of Ada as she struggles between the traditional demands of her mother and the pull of her mathematical ambition. Ada sees the creative potential in "The Engine" created by her mentor, the scholar Charles Babbage. As pressures mount and feelings grow, these two form a partnership that will change the course of the future. Ada and the Engine is a music-laced story of love and friendship. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Show Schedule

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

April 13th, 2021

  • Beethoven Symphony N.5
  • Giuseppe Bruno, Piano
  • Mendelssohn, Symphony N.3

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Opera Gala

May 5th, 2021

Program and guest artists to be announced.

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

Spike Heels
By Theresa Rebeck

June 1st - 19th, 2021

Walk a mile in her heels.

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol opens season five with Theresa Rebeck's hilarious play, Spike Heels. Pygmalion goes awry in 1990s Boston in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores the absurdity of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are Georgie, a sexy, volatile young woman in heels and three country club types: a writer, a lawyer, and a fiancée in sensible shoes. Georgie proves that sometimes poorly educated, street-smart people know a lot more about life than well-read intellectuals. This scandalous comedy examines the power dynamic between men and women, and reveals issues that are as important today as they were in 1990.

House & Auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to curtain

$15 Previews & $35 Performances


by Dominique Morisseau

July 13th - 31st, 2021

Go to school. Get suspended. Get expelled. Go to prison.

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities her pupils will never have. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident at his upstate private school, her hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him. Now, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent without turning her back on the community that shaped him.

Show Schedule
House & Auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to curtain

$15 Previews & $35 Performances


by William Finn

August 19th - 21st, 24th - 28th, 2021

Elegies has been postponed. All ticket holders will receive a full refund. All ticket holders will be called by a box office representative to process their refund in the coming weeks. If you are not contacted by August, please call 352-753-3229 to update your contact information and receive your performance refund.

NEW DATES: Preview: 8/19/21 | Opening: 8/20/21 | Closing: 8/28/21. All patrons will need to purchase their tickets new for next year's performances to Elegies.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hosting you at the theatre in the future.

2:00pm & 7:00pm - Check individual show dates for times

$15 Previews, $25 Performances

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