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Venice High School Choral Singers Showcase

January 23 @ 5:30 pm

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 5:30pm At The Plantation Gulf and Country Club The VHS Choral Program presents an evening of music! Students will perform a wide variety of vocal solos and ensemble pieces from Classical to Broadway. Your ticket purchase will help send our students for this years trip. Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner is at 6:15pm followed by the concert. The meal is an Italian dinner featuring Baked Chicken with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce.

Broadway Boys

Broadway Boys

January 24 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, January 24th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Broadway Boys is a collection of Broadway's finest male singers. By adding elements of pop/funk/gospel/jazz to traditional show tunes, The Broadway Boys have redefined the musical theater genre. The Broadway Boys represent such shows as HAMILTON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, MAMMA MIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING and many more. Artistic Director: NAACP Award Nominee Jesse Nager Director: Tony and Grammy Award Winner Billy Porter Music Director: Oscar,…

The Toronto All-Star Band

Glen Miller on Film

January 26 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 7:00pm Tickets: $35-$45 The Toronto All-Star Big Band Presents Glen Miller on Film A Concert dedicated to the genius of Glenn Miller with songs performed in the films Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives and tunes from the Glenn Miller Story starring Jimmy Stewart as Glenn Miller. The Toronto Big Band will capture the Glenn Miller sound at its absolute peak of popularity with hits like Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo and many…

Movie Music

Dick Hyman’s Movie Music

January 30 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring Ken Peplowski and Clairdee Thursday, January 30th at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 This dynamic trio of internationally acclaimed performers returns to the VPAC stage after “Playing the Posters” with us in February. This season’s performance will feature music from the many movies for which Mr. Hyman served as music director/composer. His long-standing relationship with Woody Allen led to his scoring such films as Hannah and Her Sisters and Zelig, as well as other films such as Moonstruck, often…

the beatles

The Beatles Weren’t Really So Great…Or Were They?

January 31 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $10, General admission Beatles Vs Stones ticket holders and VIPA Members may call or come in to the box office to receive $5 tickets to this lecture. The Beatles Weren't Really So Great...Or Were They? Educational Lecture Presented by David L. Glass The Beatles influenced everything from lifestyles to hairstyles and politics.  But what about the music itself? Has it stood the test of time? Through the use of recorded and live musical examples…

String Quartet

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: String Quartet

February 1 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

beatles vs stones

The Beatles vs The Stones: The Greatest Show That Never Was

February 1 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 1st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 The story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era comes alive on stage! This thrill-ride of a show is comprised of six alternating mini-sets of the greatest hits on earth—the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people around the world. In the end, the audience will decide who wins- The Beatles or The Stones?

Limelights Brothers Four

The Limeliters And The Brothers Four

February 4 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 4th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Two legendary folk bands come together in this exciting performance. We start the evening with The Limeliters- who have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible musical talent and zany sense of humor for over 50 years. The second half of the performance brings us the smooth, musical sounds of The Brothers Four and their pioneering "folk revival" style music. Coming together to end the show, these two bands will bring you…

Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond

February 7 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm The Venice Symphony Join The Venice Symphony as we shake (not stir) things up with some of the greatest music written for the screen from Oscar-winning composers John Barry, Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti and Adele and more.  Dress up to pose for a photo with 007 and bring a friend, because this concert shouldn’t be “For Your Eyes (and ears) Only.”

We Shall Overcome

February 9 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 The Venice Chorale performs songs of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout history, prayers for a better life, protests for justice, and celebrations of life’s victories have been expressed through song. We Shall Overcome will feature pieces that do all three. The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentice Choir will also be performing.

Charlie Chaplin Double Feature

A Charlie Chaplin Double Feature: A Dog’s Life (1918) and The Kid (1921)

February 11 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 11th at 7PM Tickets: $12 - $18 Featuring photoplay organist, Jay Warren Come back in time as we experience Charlie Chaplin as he was first seen on the big screen- with a live organist! We will start the evening with A Dog's Life. This heartwarming short film stars Mr. Chaplin and the dog, Scraps, as he helps Mr. Chaplin towards a better life. We'll continue the evening with Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature film, The Kid, on the…

Peter Pan and Friends On Ice

Peter Pan and Cinderella: On Ice

February 15 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00pm Tickets: $26 - $85 From ICE entertainment Straight from the Disney storybook, a magical journey awaits! Join Peter, all of his friends & enemies as they travel through Neverland. Exciting encounters and daring adventures await as the characters glide and spin across the stage. Pack your bags for an adventure to Neverland like never before!

Gershwin With A Twist

Gershwin… With A TWIST!

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 16th at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Starring Brian Gurl, Michele Pruyn, and their dynamic band. Brian returns to the VPAC after a successful performance of Moscow Meets Manhattan in 2017. Experience the music of George Gershwin like you’ve never heard it before! From Ragtime to Reggae, Broadway to Doo Wop and Rhapsody In Blue to Rap, this exciting and innovative production reaches across the generations. A unique addition to the performance will be cameo appearances by two…

Tony Danza

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

February 19 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 7:00pm Tickets: $41-$99 Part of VIPA's Stars Series! For one night only, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit show to Venice for the first time. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. The hit live…



February 21 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, February 21st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 Singer Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West and Drummer Clementine make up Zepparella, the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse devoted to sharing the music of the greatest rock band in the world with audiences far and wide. For 15 years, the band has been honing their craft, and the live shows have become legendary for the passion and spirit of improvisation that channels the heart of the original. Based in San…

Carmina Burana In Motion

Carmina Burana In Motion

February 22 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 22nd at 7PM Sunday, February 23rd at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Choral Artists of Sarasota in Carmina Burana In Motion Carmina Burana in Motion features Orff’s popular masterpiece, Carmina Burana, sung by the region’s only professional chorus, Choral Artists of Sarasota, with Sarasota Young Voices and soloists. The Venice Symphony percussion section accompanies the singers and members of Sarasota Contemporary Dance perform original choreography by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott. The program opens with selections by the Venice Symphony…

Are We There Yet?

February 24 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band The Venice Concert Band will present music from around our country.  You will hear a wide variety of musical styles that make up the American musical landscape.

Romeo and Juliet

February 28 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 3:30pm The Venice Symphony Hear how great composers have interpreted Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed love. Indulge in Tchaikovsky’s lush Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Leonard Bernstein’s rousing overture from West Side Story and more. Rounding out the program will be guest piano soloist Daniel Lebhardt on Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major.  (photo of Daniel Lebhardt by Kaupo Kikkas)

Richard Dreyfuss

An Evening With Richard Dreyfuss

March 1 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm Tickets: $41-$99 Part of VIPA's Stars Series! Spend an evening with movie-icon Richard Dreyfuss, as he talks about his life and career while sharing pieces of his favorite films with the audience. His portrayal of an overly ambitious, self-destructive young entrepreneur in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) remains one of his most-praised performances. For director Steven Spielberg, Dreyfuss starred in two of the most popular films of the decade: first as scruffy young marine…

Edward Twins - Direct From Las Vegas

The Edward Twins Impersonators

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30pm Tickets: $30 - $80 Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in An Evening with The Stars. Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette…

Woodwind Quintet

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: Woodwind Quintet

March 7 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

Tribute To The Big Band Generation

Tribute To The Big Band Generation

March 8 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 8th at 2PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Terry Myers Orchestra in a Tribute To The Big Band Generation Terry Myers returns with a brand new show! Mr. Myers wowed audiences with his Benny Goodman Tribute during the 2018-2019 season and he is back for more. This year's Tribute To The Big Band Generation will feature music by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charlie Spivak,…

2020 Shen Yun

Shen Yun

March 13

March 13th and 14th, 7:30 PM March 14th-16th, 2:00 PM Tickets: $80-$200 Special Event!! Shen Yun The world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company performs at the VPAC again this season, an all-new show for 2020. Fascinating stories from 5,000 years of Chinese culture are told through the vivid athleticism and deep expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, one of the most demanding art forms in the world. A groundbreaking East-West orchestra captures the spirit of ancient China. Grand animated…

Dancing Dream

Dancing Dream: A Tribute to Abba

March 21 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 21st at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop super-group from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance", "Fernando", "Waterloo", and many more. Dancing Dream is a 6-piece live band with an arsenal of seasoned New York City musicians.

linda carter

Lynda Carter This Life: My Music, My Story

March 22 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 7:00pm Tickets: $58-$123 Lynda and her All-Star Band join together for a spectacular new concert evening which takes the audience on a journey of her amazing life through her personal stories and music. The show has been captivating audiences with sold out performances across the country.  “Lynda Carter is a Wonder!- NY Daily News

Yesterday and Today

March 23 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band This concert will treat you to melodies from times past as well as the sounds of today, with a strong emphasis on music from both stage and screen.  You will also hear some old Irish favorites, the Beatles, and a lot more.

In Concert with Broadway Star Linda Eder

March 27 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 3:30pm The Venice Symphony Broadway and recording star Linda Eder joins The Venice Symphony for a special concert of classics from stage and screen. Eder has been called “one of the greatest voices of our time” and routinely sells out performances all over the country. We are thrilled to welcome her to Venice. Click here to hear Linda’s transcendent vocals.         *Special event pricing from $38. 

A Mid Summer Night's Dream and Ocean

A Mid Summer Night’s Dream and Ocean

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 29th at 2PM Tickets: $25 - $60 The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's A Mid Summer Night's Dream and Ocean SCBS returns to Venice Performing Arts Center for a springtime triple bill: a ballet interpretation of Shakespeare's beloved "A Midsummer Night's Dream", a stunning original work "Ocean" set to the moving music of Saint-Saëns and for the grand finale, one of classical ballet's most lively romances the grand pas de deux from "Paquita".   All sales are final. No exchanges…

Flute and Harp Duo, Terzetto Di Venezia

The Venice Institute for Performing Arts Presents The Venice Symphony Chamber Series: Flute and Harp Duo, Terzetto Di Venezia

April 4 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 2:00pm Tickets: $22 Please join The Venice Institute for Performing Arts and The Venice Symphony for a brand new Chamber Series in the lobby of the VPAC! Spend your Saturday afternoon enjoying music and stories as told by professional musicians in an intimate setting. Save $10 when you purchase tickets to all five chamber series events!

Frozen Jr

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

April 4 @ 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 6:00pm Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at 4:00pm Island Village Montessori School’s Theatre Star program in collaboration with Venice High School Drama and the Venice Institute for the Performing Arts presents Frozen JR. Do you want to build a snowman? Join Anna, Elsa, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen…

Jazz Divine

Jazz Divine

April 20 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, April 20, 2020 7:00PM Tickets: $5 - $25 The Venice Chorale performs Will Todd’s signature Mass in Blue, along with other pieces sure to delight both choral music and jazz lovers both! The Venice Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentices will also be performing.   All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams

April 24 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 3:30pm The Venice Symphony With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film and music. Hear a full orchestra play these much-loved classics as The Venice Symphony plays selections from the Star Wars series, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, E.T., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, along with a few surprises and special events for our youngest Symphony fans.

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

April 26 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 26th at 2PM Tickets: $25-$60 Back by popular demand! Much more than just your typical tribute band, Good Vibrations celebrates the legacy and spirit of the legendary California icons by re-creating the timeless music; youthful appearance and excitement of seeing the original Beach Boys lineup LIVE once again in their mid-1960’s prime. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

Spring Bouquet

April 27 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band The beauty of spring is a natural time for music to reflect the many joys of this season.  You will hear a wide variety of selections that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.   All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

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