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

$35+ | Limited View $25

Snack-Size Plays
Bite-size digital theatre experience

September 25th, 2020 & October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2020 & November 6th, 2020

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.


By George Bernard Shaw

October 23rd, 30th, 2020 & November 6th, 2020

When weakness is strength
Candida, a classic comedy of manners, examines the relationship between a husband and wife in the late Victorian era. Candida Morell, a beautiful and charming woman, is married to Reverend James Morell, a dedicated Christian socialist. The couple have taken in Eugene Marchbanks, a young, idealistic poet without a home. Candida finds herself the subject of a tug-of-war between the two men as Marchbanks declares his passionate love for Morell's wife. This lesser known play by George Bernard Shaw questions Victorian notions of love and marriage; asking what a woman really desires from her husband.

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho's performances at The Sharon this fall have been postponed. We are hoping to reschedule her in the coming future. If you currently have tickets, please hold on to your tickets until we can announce her new date, that way your tickets are still valid. If you would prefer a refund now, please call the box office to do so. Patrons looking to purchase tickets to Jackie Evancho, please visit our website in the future for a new date and on sale link! Thank you for your understanding.

A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, becoming a mature young adult with a clear direction as to where she, as a creative artist, is taking her career as a singer. A careers that began with a little girl's fascination with the film soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera and has become an evolving and enduring musical phenomenon.

New date(s) to be announced soon!

$75+ | Limited View $65


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah Classical Concert

November 17th, 2020

Messiah (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

Guest Soloists

  • Julie Batman, Soprano
  • Emily Heumann, Alto
  • Daniel Bates, Tenor
  • Stephen Mumbert, Bass

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

by Dominique Morisseau

November 18th - December 12th, 2020

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

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Concert

December 17th - 18th, 2020

Your classic holiday favorites played by your hometown orchestra!

Guest artists:

  • Julie Batman
  • Alexandra Molnar
  • Marcella Richardson
  • Sean Stork
  • Keith Workowski

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $55

The Righteous Brothers

January 4th - 5th, 2021

With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby's death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley… No one could ever take Bobby' s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard' s show it all came together - I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits - Lovin' Feelin', Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley's Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!

Time: 7:00pm

$85+ | Limited View $65


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

January 8th, 2021

Mozart Piano Concerto N.21

  • Rita Cucé, Piano
Beethoven Symphony N.8

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

The Hit Men: Legendary Rock Supergroup

The Hit Men credentials, showmanship and sheer talent are unmatched by any other group in modern music. They deliver sizzling shows that combine hit after hit after hit with eye-popping videos and reminiscences born from their witnessing and making musical history.

5:00PM & 8:00PM

$55+ | Limited View $50


Jay Leno

January 16th, 2021

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, bestselling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist… it's no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business.

Time: 5:00pm & 8:00pm

$125+ | Limited View $100


Kathleen Madigan

January 18th, 2021

For 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From over 40 appearances on the late night shows to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his NETFLIX series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country. Madigan was recently asked if her career was planned, "Ah, no. It's hard to believe this whole thing started out as a reason to drink and has lasted 30 years. What a great drinking accident."

Her most recent special "Bothering Jesus" is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on NETFLIX. "I love working with them. They're the young people. Network TV will need to adapt quickly to even have a chance to stay in the game. NETFLIX gets it and makes it so easy for us. Instead of it being a battle of content and rules, it's just fun. What it's supposed to be," she says.

Time: 7:00pm

$40+ | Limited View $20


Israel Symphony Orchestra

January 20th, 2021

International Subscription on sale: 7/8/20
Individual tickets on sale: 11/4/20

Established in 1973, The Israel Symphony Orchestra perform regularly throughout Israel. On top of performing in all of the main concert halls of Israel, it has progressed from its provincial beginning to become an artistic body with an international reputation. Hundreds of world-class musicians have performed with The Israel Symphony including Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Shlomo Mintz.

Time: 7:00pm

$50+ | Limited View $25


Ballroom with a Twist

January 22nd, 2021

America's favorite touring dance show is back with all of your favorite, classic numbers along with dazzling new choreography from a super-sized, all-star cast of six celebrity pros from Dancing with the Stars.

If you can't get your fill of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance - here they are, all in one show! Ballroom with a Twist! stars Celebrity Pros from Dancing with the Stars! This star studded performance brings a frenzy of sensational dances, from Rhumba to Salsa to Hip Hop - each with their own special "twist" that brings the audiences to their feet every night! This is an unbeatable evening of dancing by the beloved stars of So You Think You Can Dance, and featuring live vocals provided by powerhouse American Idol finalists. Stars to be announced.

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $20


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 13th, 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

World of Musicals

January 26th, 2021

The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave the audience spell-bound. With beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera along with great up-beat favourites from Dirty Dancing, Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia, there is something in this show for everyone. Highlights from the newest musicals such as Sister Act II will also be featured along with the classics from Golden Age of American Musical Theatre by Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim.

The World of the Musicals is a show for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your favourite and beloved Musicals in one unforgettable evening.

Direct from their Australian and European tours, this select cast of highly talented and accomplished West End performers have been featured in worldwide smash hits on London's West End and Off Broadway such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Celtic Nights, The King and I, Spring Awakening Evita, Rent, and Avenue Q among many others. The World of Musicals was created by a powerhouse team in Dublin who are responsible for Celtic Nights, Gaelforce Dance and On Eagles Wings.

Time: 7:00pm

$30+ | Limited View $20


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


Opera Locos

February 8th, 2021

A comic opera show for all ages! An ego battle full of opera and humor!

An unusual troupe of five eccentric opera singers are about to perform a repertoire of the greatest composers of their genre. Throughout the show they each reveal to us their hidden passions and desires that will bring unpredictable and hilarious consequences. It will be a night to remember!

The Opera Locos is a comic opera show where five exception lyrical singers perform some of the most well-known opera hits sometimes combined in a clever and original way with rock and pop classics.

The Opera Locos wants to push opera closer to a general audience in a new, fresh, and original way with high standards in technique and overall artistic discipline. The show integrates a variety of opera numbers with Yllana’s physical comedy style to create a truly spectacular experience for audiences of all ages.

Time: 7:00pm

$40+ | Limited View $20


Three Tenors Plus One

February 13th, 2021

This year's Three Tenors Plus One will be a Valentine Treat for all ages.Hosted by the Opera Club of The Villages, this concert features love songs sung by Mario Lanza, Enrico Caruso, and Enzio Pinza.

3pm & 7pm

$30+ | Limited View $15

  • Info
  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Dec 9, 2020

Vienna Boys Choir

February 15th, 2021

International Subscription on sale: 7/8/20
Individual tickets on sale: 11/25/20

Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century, and in 1498 - more than half a millennium ago - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and thus the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, concerts, private functions, and on state occasions.

Time: 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $20


Velocity Irish Dance

February 17th, 2021

VELOCITY IRISH DANCE is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions but blasting them feet first into the 21st century, VELOCITY IRISH DANCE breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is to one that is expressive, free, fast-paced and edgy, driven by passion and pride.

Led by Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest Feet in the World, James Devine, and five-time World Champion Irish dancer, David Geaney and joined on stage by a motley crew of mind-blowing live musicians and an old school scratch DJ, it's nothing like you've ever seen before!

Time: 7:00pm

$45+ | Limited View $25


Julian Bliss Septet
A Tribute to Benny Goodman

February 22nd, 2021

Gracing the stages of Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world since their formation in 2010.

Julian Bliss Septet

  • Julian Bliss: Clarinet
  • Neal Thornton: Piano
  • Martin Shaw: Trumpet
  • Colin Oxley: Guitar
  • Tim Thornton: Bass
  • Ed Richardson: Drums
  • Lewis Wright: Vibraphone

Time: 7:00pm

$30+ | Limited View $20


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Pops Celebration Concert

February 23rd, 2021

Selections from John Williams and George Gershwin

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

Jeanne Robertson

March 1st - 2nd, 2021

At 77 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor.

Jeanne tours nationally and appears regularly on the Grand 'Ole Opry. She has nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 90 million YouTube views. The demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include "Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist," "Don't Bungee Jump Naked", and "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store."

Robertson's witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don't miss this performance by a truly funny lady!

Time: 7:00pm

$40+ | Limited View $20


Jersey Boys

March 4th - 6th, 2021

"THE CROWD GOES WILD!" ~ The New York Times
"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" ~ New York Post

Dates and times:
March 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
March 5, 2021 at 7:30pm
March 6, 2021 at 2:00pm
March 6, 2021 at 7:30pm

$65+ | Limited View $45


Cirque Mechanics

March 8th, 2021

Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus, a factory. One where the workers are acrobats and the machines are circus props. Welcome to Birdhouse Factory!

See a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by unicyclists. Be captivated by the trapeze artist powered by the spins of an acrobat inside a giant wheel. Be stunned as the trampoline wall artists defy the laws of physics.

Giggle at the antics of the characters, be impressed by the acro-dancing and enchanted by the story of laughter, love, flight and birdhouses.

Time: 7:00pm

$45+ | Limited View $30


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

March 15th, 2021

  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto N.2
  • Antonio Pompa Baldi, Piano
  • Schubert Symphony

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

Funny Women of a Certain Age

March 16th, 2021

"Comedy often functions as comfort food, and it's good fun to see this collective - who in side interviews decry the idea of female comics being competitive with one another - railing against it all." ~NY Post

Featuring: Caroline Rhea, Julia Scotti, Carole Montgomery, and Thea Vidale

Time: 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $20



March 18th, 2021

BODYTRAFFIC is a world-class contemporary dance company, known internationally for its Los Angeles-grown, contagious vivacity. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC continues to push boundaries and establish Los Angeles as a city known for dance. The company is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices, all while surging to the forefront of the contemporary dance world.

Time: 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $20


Jeff Allen
The America I Grew Up In Comedy Tour

March 19th, 2021

Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today. He regularly appears on television, radio, and venues across the country. With over 140 million video views, Jeff Allen is the world's funniest, most inspiring comedian!

In his new tour, The America I Grew Up In, Jeff's sidesplitting comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life, the ups and downs of marriage, the challenge of raising children, the bliss of the empty nest (followed by the unexpected returns to said nest) and the joys of being a grandparent. Audiences will immensely enjoy taking this journey with Jeff as he nostalgically weaves in how our country has changed since his formative years in the sixties

Time: 7:00pm

$30+ | Limited View $20


Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
presented by L.A. Theatre Works

March 20th, 2021

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom is the hilarious and true story behind one of America's most beloved TV comedies.

Lucille Ball paved the way for many of today's top comediennes, while forcing Hollywood to begin dealing with the rising power and influence of women artists both on-screen and behind the scenes. Her iconic series, I Love Lucy, remains one of the most groundbreaking and influential shows in television history.

Time: 7:00pm

$40+ | Limited View $20


Paul Anka

March 21st, 2021

Paul Anka's concert has been rescheduled at The Sharon to March 21, 2021!

On Sale to Public: December 30, 2020.
Pre-Sale to Previous Ticket Holders: April 15- Dec 29

In the middle of this pandemic, Paul Anka has taken a moment to remind us all how important it is to practice social distancing and compassion at this critical time. In this remake of his most famed "Put Your Head On My Shoulder", Paul sings this ode to social distancing titled "(Don't) Put Your Head on My Shoulder".

Show Time: 7:00pm

$125+ | Limited View $120


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

Illusionist Rick Thomas

April 6th, 2021

Without doubt, Rick Thomas is one of the greatest and most successful illusionists in the world today. He has completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. from sold out performances at Caesars Colosseum to headlining the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Rick Thomas continues to entertain millions of people across the world with his breathtaking magic both on stage and television today!

High honors include the coveted "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts and Magic's highest recognition "Illusionist of the World" by the World Magic Awards. Thomas has also been featured on numerous national television specials including the NBC series "The World's Greatest Magic", Masters of Illusion on the CW, MTV, FOX, TLC, Animal Planet, the History Channel and his own special on ABC.

Time: 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $20


Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

April 13th, 2021

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

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Opera Gala

May 5th, 2021

Program and guest artists to be announced.

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

Escape to Margaritaville

May 10th - 13th, 2021

Broadway Subscription (buy all 4 get 15% off)
On sale: Broadway Subscription on sale October 14th, 2020
Individual Tickets on sale: February 17th, 2021

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all-and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia("My Name is Earl," "Raising Hope") and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O'Malley("Survivors Remorse," "Shameless")ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Fins," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!" So don't let the party start without you.

Time: 7:00pm

$67+ | Limited View $50


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


Summer, The Donna Summer Musical

July 19th - 20th, 2021

Broadway Subscription (buy all 4 get 15% off)
On sale: Broadway Subscription on sale October 14th, 2020
Individual Tickets on sale April 28, 2021

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff," this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

July 19th: 7:30pm
July 20th: 2:00pm & 7:30pm

$67+ | Limited View $50



August 9th - 11th, 2021

Broadway Subscription (buy all 4 get 15% off)
On sale: Broadway Subscription on sale October 14th, 2020
Individual Tickets on sale May 19th, 2021

"If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It's irresistible!" - The New York Times

You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Time: 7:00pm

$65+ | Limited View $50


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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