North Florida Community College announces its 2013-2014 Artist Series season featuring seven highly entertaining shows. The season begins in early October and continues through April 2014. All performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium, located on the NFCC campus in Madison, Fla.
OCTOBER 2013: The Bronx Wanderers on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Quite possibly the best two hours of 50's, 60's and 70's rock n' roll that you will experience on one stage... or should we say, EVER! With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and guarantee an evening of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing in the aisles. Their show tells the stories and plays the music that will take you as close as you can get to having lived the actual experience.
NOVEMBER 2013: The Brotherhood on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy the harmonic voices of Brotherhood, an a cappella quintet from Tampa and favorite of the NFCC Artist Series. The group, together since 1988, sings music of the 50s and 60s—offering a mix of jazz, rock, pop, oldies, doo wop and gospel—with pure harmony, ringing high notes, earth shaking lows and amazing talent.
DECEMBER 2013: Dance Alive National Ballet’s “Community” Nutcracker on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Dance Alive National Ballet, featuring an international roster of technically brilliant and entertaining dancers, performs a sparkling production that is truly an all-time family favorite for the holidays. Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and breathtaking snow, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince. Local dance and gymnastic students can audition for parts in this performance on Saturday, Oct. 5 (more information will be available on the NFCC Artist Series website). NFCC has partnered with local dance studio Danceology in Live Oak to bring this “community” production to town; Danceology will be the sponsoring studio assisting with rehearsals for local students.
JANUARY 2014: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage - by performing a variety of stunts and skits! It's a show that both adults and kids of all ages enjoy!
FEBRUARY 2014: California Dreaming on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. A musical journey through the California pop scene of the mid-’60s and early ’70s featuring a group of young dreamers as they converge on the sunny Pacific shore to celebrate the harmonies of a new age. Songs like “I Get Around,” “Surfing U.S.A.,” “Wipeout,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Our House,” “Good Vibrations,” and “California Dreamin’” make this the happiest and most nostalgic stage show in America!
MARCH 2014: Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. With powerful singing and ultra-tight harmony, award-winning songwriter Shannon Slaughter and his band, County Clare bring a fresh sound to the stage. They mix fresh, original songs with recognizable bluegrass and traditional country music, and throw in some good ole' doses of humor for a night to remember. The band focuses on innovative instrumentation and arrangements, while paying homage to tradition.
APRIL 2014: The Fantasticks by Nebraska Theatre Caravan on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss this highly-acclaimed, steampunk version of a classic. The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running production of any kind. At the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. Punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, audiences will find themselves humming along whether they are revisiting the show or discovering it for the first time. Performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
The NFCC Artist Series has traditionally provided quality entertainment at an extremely affordable price and this season is no exception. Season pass holders can enjoy all seven shows for only $65 (reserved seating) – that’s less than $10 per show. Individual tickets are $15 adults; $8 NFCC students; and $8 children ages 17 and under. NFCC and children season passes are $45. An Artist Series add-on option is available this season for pass holders to upgrade to an “Extended Pass”. This includes three NFCC Community Theatre productions for an additional cost of $10 per season pass. Those wishing to further support the arts and arts education can also become an Artist Series Angels sponsor. Sponsorships include season passes and additional perks for individuals and businesses.
More information is available from the NFCC website at www.nfcc.edu (keyword Artist Series) or by contacting the NFCC College Advancement Office at (850) 973-1653 or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu. Season passes and tickets may be purchased by telephone or from the NFCC College Advancement office (Bldg. 32). Don’t miss the 2013-2014 NFCC Artist Series season; it’s going to be another exceptional season of entertainment, arts education and fun.