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Venice Performing Arts Center

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1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
(941) 218 3779

January 2020

Cosmic Convergence

January 10 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$27 – $51

Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 7:30pm Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm The Venice Symphony The stars will align as you take a cosmic journey with Troy Quinn and The Venice Symphony. You’ll hear music from Star Trek and Star Wars and Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets. The concert concludes with Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony. Video images will guide you on this out of this world! concert.

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The Reflections

January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$27 – $56
The Reflections

Thursday January 16, 2020, at 7:00pm Tickets: $27 - $56 Opening Act: Sarasota's very own RALLO PUCCI LIVE! The Reflections made history in 1964 with their song “Just Like Romeo and Juliet”, elbowing its way to Billboard’s #1 R&B and #6 Pop in an era where the British invasion was dominating both the charts and the airwaves. Now the reflections bring their tremendous vocal ability to the Venice Performing Arts Center Stage. Terry Stewart, President of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame…

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

January 18 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$22
Brass Quintet

Saturday, January 18th, 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!

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Cash, Killer, and the King

January 18 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Cash, Killer, and The King

Saturday, January 18th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Join us for a Red Hot Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley for a night you’ll never forget. We’ll explore their shared Memphis roots, celebrate their early success, and marvel in the music of these Rock & Roll legends.

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Carousel of Music

January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$12

Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 7:00pm The Venice Concert Band Hop of the carousel as the Venice Concert Band takes you around the world with music from many different countries!  You will visit Cuba, England, Finland, and other countries on this musical tour.

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Broadway Boys

January 24 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Broadway Boys_SOLD OUT

Friday, January 24th at 7PM Tickets: $25 - $60 SOLD OUT! 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…

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Glen Miller on Film

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$35 – $45
The Toronto All-Star Band

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…

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Dick Hyman’s Movie Music

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$28 – $66
Movie Music

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…

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

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$10
the beatles

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…

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February 2020

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

February 1 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$22
String Quartet

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!

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

February 1 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$28 – $66

Saturday, February 1st at 7PM Tickets: $28 - $66 SOLD OUT 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?

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The Limeliters And The Brothers Four

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Limelights Brothers Four

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…

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Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$27 – $51

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.”

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We Shall Overcome

February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$5 – $25

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.

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

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$12 – $18
Charlie Chaplin Double Feature

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…

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Peter Pan and Cinderella: On Ice

February 15 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$26 – $85
Peter Pan and Friends On Ice

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00pm Tickets: $26 - $85 From ICE entertainment 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! VIPA is proud to partner with area agencies to bring awareness to children in foster care and will be hosting a pajama drive for The Twig, a…

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Gershwin… With A TWIST!

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Gershwin With A Twist

Sunday, February 16th at 3PM Tickets: $25 - $60 Starring celebrated pianist Brian Gurl, vocalist Michele Pruyn, and their dynamic jazz / crossover 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 highlight will be several…

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$41 – $99
Tony Danza

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…

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Led Zeppelin Tribute: Zepparella

February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$28 – $66
Zepparella

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…

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Carmina Burana In Motion

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Carmina Burana In Motion

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…

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Are We There Yet?

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$12

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.

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Romeo and Juliet

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$27 – $51

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)

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March 2020

An Evening With Richard Dreyfuss

March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$41 – $99
Richard Dreyfuss

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…

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The Edward Twins Impersonators

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$30 – $80
Edward Twins - Direct From Las Vegas

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…

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

March 7 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$22
Woodwind Quintet

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!

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Tribute To The Big Band Generation

March 8 @ 2:00 pm
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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$25 – $60
Tribute To The Big Band Generation

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,…

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Shen Yun

March 13
Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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2020 Shen Yun

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…

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