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

Schedule

The Studio Theatre - Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz

March 24th - May 3rd, 2020

Novelist, Brooke Wyeth is about to publish a family secret. Over Christmas in Palm Springs, she tells her parents about her memoir only to find out she has no idea what she is truly revealing.

Finalist of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Jon Robin Baitz tells an American story about a politically divided family and the lines we are willing to cross for those we love.

7:00PM

$15 Preview Performances / $35 Performances

POSTPONED

Level 1: Basics for the Actor

March 30th, 2020 & April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2020 & May 4th, 2020

The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the knowledge and practice of acting. Level 1 will utilize scene assignments consisting of 2-3 actors per scene, assigned by the instructor for the class. By the completion of this class, students will have a working knowledge of the language utilized in the acting profession, an introductory understanding of performing through actions, the ability to read and analyze a script, and the practical skills to memorize and rehearse a scene.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Classes are $100. 10% discount to Villages Residents. 50% discount to high school and college students.

CANCELLED

Level 2: Character and Scene Study

March 30th, 2020 & April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2020 & May 4th, 2020

The goal of this course is to provide students with further training in the knowledge and practice of acting. Character and Scene Study is a practice in creating truthful characters on stage with an emphasis on physicality, listening and responding, playable actions and script analysis. This course will utilize scene assignments consisting of 2-3 actors per scene, assigned by the instructor and/or chosen by the student with instructor.

2:00pm-5:00pm

Classes are $100. 10% discount to Villages Residents. 50% discount to high school and college students.

CANCELLED

Level 1: Online Monologue Coaching

April 6th - 10th, 2020

Location: Online
Instructor: Nathaniel Niemi

Notes: Free Monologue Coaching! Join Sharon Academy instructors Whitney or Nathaniel online over Zoom for monologue coaching! Whip those monologues into shape! Whether you are memorized or not, trying out a new one or brushing up on an old standby, Nathaniel and Whitney would love to help you out!

30minute time slots weekday afternoons 1pm-5pm

First 30 minute session is FREE. Additional 30 minute sessions are $15.

Lobby Lounge Cabaret Presents
Polka Dots and Moonbeams; the Music of Jimmy van Heusen starring Nina Gabianelli

April 16th, 2020

The Sharon's Lobby Lounge Cabaret presents Nina Gabianelli in Polka Dots and Moonbeams; the Music of Jimmy van Heusen will transport you back in time to the era when standards of the American Popular Songbook were created. With hits like; "Imagination," "All the Way," "Swinging on a Star" and so many others, you will experience the brilliance of Mr. Van Heusen's music along with the story of his colorful life; as the chosen composer for two of Hollywood's greatest titans, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Ms. Gabianelli masterfully weaves song and storytelling to create an evening full of joy, humor and lots of love songs!

7:00 pm

$25 (drink not included)

CANCELLED

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Concert

April 21st, 2020

  • Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. Featuring Violist Fabrizio Falasca
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

7:00PM

$30+ | Limited View $25

CANCELLED

The Addams Family
presented by The Villages Charter High School

April 24th - 26th, 2020

The Villages Charter High School Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it's every father's nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before–keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Friday April 24th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday April 25th, 2020 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday April 26th, 2020 at 2:00pm

$10-$20

CANCELLED

VCS Spring Dance Concert

April 30th, 2020 & May 1st - 2nd, 2020

Thursday, April 30th (6:00 pm)
Friday, May 1st (7:00 pm)
Saturday, May 2nd Matinee (2:00 pm)
Saturday, May 2nd Evening (7:00 pm)

$10-$20

Don’t Tell Nonnie
Starring Whitney Morse & Gary Powell on piano!

May 4th, 2020

Join us online for a Special Nonnie Event right from your own home! Join us May 4 at 7:30pm on Facebook Live for a night of singing and celebration from special guests. There will be no live audience gathered that night, but all of you can join us online.

To join us on Facebook Live, go to The Sharon FB Page at 7:30pm. The Live Feed will either pop up automatically or you may have to refresh your screen and press play on the Live Post. Click here for our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonL.MorsePerformingArtsCenter/ Or our FB page can be found by searching: @TheSharonL.MorsePerformingArtsCenter

Streaming starts @ 7:30pm

FREE - Online through Facebook ➤

FB Live Stream!

VCS Band Concert

May 7th, 2020

Performance by the High School Wind Ensemble, Color Guard, and High School Jazz Band under the direction of Hannah Werner, Linda Quinn and Deb Fraser.

7:00pm

$10

VHA Meet the Developer 2020

May 13th, 2020

As always, our family was looking forward to our annual presentation to the VHA and community. There are a lot of exciting things happening and we're eager to share once we've all persevered through this extraordinary time.

For now, we want to thank you, the residents of The Villages, for your amazing spirit. Your commitment to social distancing and following all the CDC guidelines together with your creativity in staying connected to family and friends is incredible. Villagers always find a way to adapt and do the right things and you're doing it once again!

We also want to thank University of Florida Health – could their addition to the community been any more timely? The drive thru testing for COVID 19 at the polo fields, the addition of the new Emergency Response Center and the continued improvements at the UFHealth Hospital in The Villages all combine to bring better care to our residents.

Time: 7:00pm

Free with VHA member ID. Limited to two per person.

Postponed
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    Apr 13, 2020

The Villages Charter School 2020 Choir Concert

May 14th, 2020

Chorale performances by:

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade Honor Choir from the Primary Center
  • 2-5 Grade Honor Choir
  • The Elementary Choir from the Intermediate Center and 4/5 building
  • Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and the Chamber Choir from the High School

6:00pm

$10

Veterans Memorial Concert performed by The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra

May 20th, 2020

Join The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra and Combat Veterans to Careers as the salute our veterans in a memorial tribute to our great nation and those who fought hard for our freedom. This concert benefits Combat Veterans to Careers.

7:00 pm

$30+ | Limited View $25

Kids' Summer Camp: Beauty & the Beast
hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics

June 22nd - 26th, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm

$90 per student ($120 total with optional aftercare add-on). Students receive two complimentary tickets to the performance. Additional tickets to the performance on June 26 are $10

COMING SOON!

Performance: Beauty & the Beast, hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics
hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics

June 26th, 2020

As their beloved books disappear off the shelves, Beauty and her team of local librarians embark on a quest to rescue them from the city sewers. There, they find the Beast and his henchmen searching desperately to cure the curse that has transformed them all into animals of the lowest degree. Amidst dancing pigeons, ticklish books, and enchanted blue roses, Beauty and the Beast learn that it's only by working together that they can save the day.

Join us for the performance of Beauty & the Beast presented by the students of Compass Creative Dramatics! This is the performance they have been working hard on all week during camp! Please reserve your seats online, by visiting The Villages Box Offices, or by calling 352-753-3229.

5:00pm

General Admission $10

COMING SOON!

Kids' Summer Camp: Jungle Book
hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics

June 29th - 30th, 2020 & July 1st - 3rd, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm

$90 per student ($120 total with optional aftercare add-on). Students receive two complimentary tickets to the performance. Additional tickets to the performance on July 3 are $10

COMING SOON!

Performance: Jungle Book, hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics
hosted by Compass Creative Dramatics

July 3rd, 2020

An abandoned baby.
A crew of cheeky monkeys.
One menacing tiger determined to destroy the peace of the jungle.
Join Mowgli, Baloo, Akela, and all of the jungle creatures as they race for survival against Shere Khan and his band of jackals!

Join us for the performance of Jungle Book presented by the students of Compass Creative Dramatics! This is the performance they have been working hard on all week during camp! Please reserve your seats online, by visiting The Villages Box Offices, or by calling 352-753-3229.

5:00pm

General Admission $10

COMING SOON!

Teen Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

July 6th - 10th, 2020

The Sharon Performing Arts Academy announces its first ever Teen Musical Theatre Intensive! This week-long camp for teens going into grades 9-12 offers students a crash course in musical theatre performance. Students will receive training in acting, singing and dancing from theatre professionals while preparing for a showcase night of scenes and songs.

9:00am - 3:00pm

$100, students receive two comps, general admission for Showcase Night $10

COMING SOON!

Performance: Teen Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Showcase Night

July 10th, 2020

Join us for an evening of story and song presented by students from the Teen Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. Students will share what they have been cooking up all week long! Please reserve your seats online, by visiting The Villages Box Offices, or by calling 352-753-3229.

7:00pm

General Admission $10

COMING SOON!

Elegies
by William Finn

August 13th - 15th, 18th - 22nd, 2020

"The living was the prize, the ending's not the story" - Goodbye lyrics from Elegies

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol presents their annual summer song cycle, Elegies by Tony Award-winning composer, William Finn. This 5-person show is inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Elegies is a heartfelt collection of songs about the deaths of various people Finn has known, including some of his closest friends and family members. This work is a commentary on the rewards and woes of being part of a family, a group of friends, and a society in good times and bad. Although the show is all about death and dying, it's no sad trip down memory lane. Never morbid, Elegies is touching, funny, and ultimately buoyant; floating on the spirits of those who inhabit its songs.

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

$15 Previews, $25 Performances

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    May 12, 2020

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 17, 2020- New Subscriptions and Individual Tickets on sale

Time: 7:00pm

$35+ | Limited View $25

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    Jun 17, 2020

The Studio Theatre - Spike Heels
By Theresa Rebeck

September 22nd - October 24th, 2020

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.

7pm & Some 2pm Matinees

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

Jackie Evancho

November 14th - 15th, 2020

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.

Show Time: 7:00 PM

$75+ | Limited View $65

The Studio Theatre - Pipeline
by Dominique Morisseau (2017)

November 17th - December 19th, 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.

7pm & Some 2pm Matinees

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

The Hit Men: Legendary Rock Supergroup

January 15th, 2021

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

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    Oct 21, 2020

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.

7:00pm

$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.

7pm & Some 2pm Matinees

$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

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.

7pm & Some 2pm Matinees

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

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