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Published by Tarpon Arts, 2017-08-23 12:48:18

2017 2018 Season Brochure

2017 2018 Season Brochure

2017-2018 Season
Season Sponsor


SEPTEMBER 2017

9 Night in the Islands
21 – 24 Lend Me a Tenor

OCTOBER 2017
The Way We Worked – Smithsonian Museum Exhibit
6 – 31 Working in Pinellas County - SPC Photo Exhibit

6 – 31

7 Night in the Islands
10 Lunch & Learn: The History of Sponge Diving

with Nick Toth

14 Salsa on the Sponge Docks

21 A Night on Broadway with the Qol Quartet
24 Lunch & Learn: Mary Jane Safford, MD:
27 – 29 Indomitable Mite with Elizabeth Coachman, MD
Company

NOVEMBER 2017
The Way We Worked – Smithsonian Museum Exhibit
1 – 17 Working in Pinellas County - SPC Photo Exhibit

1 – 17 Company
Changing Violet
3–5
3

5 Gulf Maritime Festival at the Sponge Docks

11 The Great Gatsby Concert & Dance Social with the

Rhythm Kings Orchestra

16 Opera Tune Up with Maestro Constantine Grame

18 Orlando Transit Authority – Chicago Tribute Band

DECEMBER 2017
3 The Nutcracker by Dance Alive National Ballet
Sorry! Wrong Chimney!
7 – 10 The Marriage of Figaro by New Century Opera

8, 10, 13
15 A Night Before Christmas with Maria Zouves

15 – 16 Annual Victorian Christmas at the Safford House
21 Songs of the Season – Tarpon Arts Fundraiser

Tickets & Information:
Ticket Office - 727.942.5605

(Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM)

or Online - TarponArts.org

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JANUARY 2018
Sacred Arts Exhibit
1 – 31
14 Eleanor Roosevelt: The Power of Words
18 A Night of Hits with The Company Men
21 Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

by Aquila Theatre with Pre-show Talkback

28 Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet
30 Lunch & Learn: Odd Scotland with Nancy Lyon

FEBRUARY 2018
Sacred Arts Exhibit
1 – 28 The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan Players

1–4
8 – 11, 14 Funny Valentines
Elvis My Way starring Brandon Bennett
10 –11
17 Rhythm of the Dance
18 Pavlo in Concert

MARCH 2018 Sacred Arts Exhibit

1 – 31

2 Socks in the Frying Pan

3, 4 The Tamburitzans

10 VoicePlay
11 Music from the Silver Screen with the Rhythm Kings

15 Opera Tune Up with Maestro Constantine Grame

16 The Brothers Four

18 Beach Party Boys – A Tribute to the Beach Boys
23, 25, 28 Verdi’s Don Carlo by New Century Opera

APRIL 2018 Sacred Arts Exhibit

1 – 30

5 Dance Heginbotham

12 –15 Bayou Radio Show

13 Let’s Hang On! – A Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Tribute

14 Night in the Islands
15 The Big Three: Gershwin, Berlin, and Porter by the

Rhythm Kings Orchestra
17 Lunch & Learn: Vagabond Muse with Nancy Lyon

20 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience
27 – 29 Libertaire, The Play

May 2018 Latin American Folklife Exhibit
1 – 31 Night in the Islands
Salsa on the Sponge Docks
5

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Tarpon Arts presents stimulating, engaging, and educational
performances, workshops, festivals, concerts, and visual arts that
celebrate the unique heritage and culture of Tarpon Springs and
the State of Florida, while bringing nationally-acclaimed artists to
the community establishing Tarpon Springs as a dynamic cultural

destination. The mission of Tarpon Arts is made possible by:
City of Tarpon Springs Mayor and Board of Commissioners

Mayor Chris Alahouzos • Vice Mayor David Banther
City Manager Mark LeCouris
Commissioner Rea Sieber

Commissioner Susan Miccio-Kikta
Commissioner Jacob Karr

Tarpon Arts, Department of Cultural & Civic Services Staff
Diane Wood, Director
Kelley Riedy, Arts Marketing and Programs Manager
Tina Bucuvalas, Ph.D., Curator of Arts & Historical Resources
Marissa Jo Schumacher, Office Administrator
Michael Raysses, Theater Operations Manager
Marc Jump, Assistant Theater Operations Manager
Helene MacNeil, Arts & Culture Assistant
Lisa Obst, Arts & Culture Assistant
Christina Novak, Arts Leader

Grant Funding and Support Partners

2017- 2018 Sponsors*

Season Sponsor:

*Sponsors at time of printing. Contact KRiedy@ctsfl.us to find

out how you can add your logo to this distinguished list!

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October 6 - November 17:
The Way We Worked
Smithsonian Museum on Main Street*

Documenting our Traditional Culture
St. Petersburg College Photo Exhibit

Special Events for Smithsonian Museum on Main Street:

Friday, October 6: Opening Reception and Our Work, Our Lives
(community presenters)  6:00 PM - 8 PM, Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 24: Working On the Central Gulf Coast: with
Gary Mormino, Ella Schmidt, and Tina Bucuvalas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Cultural Center

Friday, October 27: Films Presentation of Fishing All My Days:
Florida Shrimping Traditions (1986), Every Island Has Its Own
Song (1988) and a commercial 1953 Hollywood film about the
sponge industry filmed in Tarpon Springs  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM,
Library(138 E. Lemon St) Films/dates subject to change without notice.

Sunday, November 5: Gulf Maritime Festival
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sponge Docks

January - April 2018: Sacred Arts

May-August 2018: Latin American Folklife

Bouzouki Workshops: Series of 8 classes:
Sept. 17 • Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 • Nov. 12, 19 •
Dec. 4, 2017 & Feb. 11, 18, 25 • March 4, 11,
18, 25  April 1, 2018 ; 2:00 PM beginners &
3:00 PM advanced at Safford House, 23 Parkin
Court; Classes/dates subject to change without notice.

Florida Stories Walking Tour of Tarpon Springs
This free app for smart phone or tablet will take you on a narrated,
self-guided tour of the Greek Historic District of Tarpon Springs,
including fascinating historical images and music.
To download, visit: www.TarponArts.org/WalkTarpon

*The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit and related programming and the
Florida Stories Walking Tour are funded through grants from the Florida Humanities Council.

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Night in the Islands - SEPT. 9 and OCT. 7, 2017

APR. 14, MAY 5, JUNE 2, JULY 7, AUG. 4, 2018*
SATURDAYS  6:00 - 11:00 PM

Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Blvd. / Free Admission

The City of Tarpon Springs’ Night in the Islands lights up the world-famous
Sponge Docks with an evening of live music by Ellada, the premier Greek
music group in Florida, lively dancing, and delicious dining! This family-
friendly event includes an hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia
Dance Troupe from 6:00-7:00 pm. To reserve a table for dinner, contact

Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos restaurants.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Tarpon Springs and
the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association.

*2018 dates are subject 6to change without notice.


Winner of 3 Tony Awards!

Ken Ludwig’s

Jamie Bierchen, Director Constantine Grame, Musical Director

Lend Me a Tenor

THURS – SAT, SEPT. 21, 22, 23 • 7:30 PM
SUN, SEPT. 24 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $27 | Members: $23

On opening night for Cleveland Grand Opera Company, famous tenor Tito
Mirelli is set to perform. The Manager is beyond stressed and insists that his

assistant watch over Tito’s every move. One catastrophe to the next – an
angry wife, a presumed death, crazy costumes, slamming doors and

mistaken identities – create a perfect comedic disaster audiences will savor!

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Lunch & Learn:
The History of Sponge Diving with Nick Toth

TUES, OCT. 10 • 11:30 AM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $20 | Members: $18 | Includes lunch & beverage

Lunch generously provided by

Toth is a craftsman, artist and the link to his grandfather’s sponge diving
legacy. Using the inspiration of his iconic diving helmets, he continues to
create unique copper and brass art pieces. Listen as Toth tells the story of
his grandfather’s immigration from Greece and his work in the sponge trade,
and shares helmets, tools, and sponges from his own personal collection.

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Salsa on the Sponge Docks

OCT. 14, 2017 and MAY 26 and OCT. 13, 2018
SATURDAYS  6:00 – 10:30 PM

Sponge Docks on Dodecanese Blvd. / Free Admission
From the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City, Orquesta Infinidad has been
performing salsa, merengue, cumbia, Latin jazz, and an array of other Latin
musical genres for more than two decades. Participate in a free dance lesson
by respected instructor Jairo Garcia from 6-7 PM and then dance the night
away under the stars as the band performs from 7-10 PM. To reserve a table
for dinner, please contact Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos restaurants.

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A Night on Broadway with the Qol Quartet

SAT, OCT. 21 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $28 | Members: $24

It’s hard to choose just one favorite musical theater hit from the myriad of
Broadway shows. There’s just too many! The professional singers of the Qol
Quartet will take you on an imaginary trip to New York’s Broadway district for

an evening of some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage from
shows such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Oklahoma
and many more! You’ll love experiencing songs that uplift, inspire and touch
your very soul, performed by four talented singers with exquisite voices.

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Elizabeth Coachman, MD

Lunch & Learn:
Mary Jane Safford, MD Indomitable Mite

TUES, OCT. 24 • 11:30 AM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $20 | Members: $18 | Includes lunch & beverage

Lunch generously provided by

Devour knowledge on your lunch break! Elizabeth Coachman, MD, guest
speaker and author, will tell the intriguing life story of 19th century physician,
writer, feminist, progressive reformer, and lecturer, Dr. Mary Jane Safford.
Safford was the sister of Anson P.K. Safford, the founder of Tarpon Springs
and namesake of the Safford House, but she rose to a fame larger than life.

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Nominated for Record-Setting 14 Tony Awards & Won 6!

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Book by George Furth.

Jamie Bierchen, Director Constantine Grame, Musical Director

Company

FRI & SAT, OCT. 27, 28, NOV. 3, 4 • 7:30 PM
SUN, OCT. 29, NOV. 5 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $27 | Members: $23

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his
unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a
wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse.
The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of
bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

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Healing, Forgiveness and Hope.

Sponsored In Part By

Changing Violet

FRI, NOV. 3 • 7:30 PM

Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Avenue
General & Members: $10

This one-woman piece takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride through the
life of Violet, a young girl from the Bronx. Witness the awkward shifting of a
young woman struggling with the painful realities of physical, sexual, and

mental abuse, and her own abuse of alcohol and drugs as a means of
coping. As Violet's life changes, so do her clothing, her experiences,
her loves, and her attitude. This is a 70-minute show, performed without
intermission with a post-performance question-and-answer session.

Note: This show contains adult content. Not suitable for children under 17 years old.

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1920s Dress Encouraged!

The Great Gatsby Concert and Dance Social

presented by the Rhythm Kings Orchestra
SAT, NOV. 11 • 7:00 PM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $18 | Members: $16

Step back in time to the Roaring 20s, a time when bootleggers and flappers
danced the night away in darkened speakeasies to the sounds of lively jazz
music. Special musical guests, the Rhythm Kings Orchestra, will play tunes

from the Jazz Age as guests mix, mingle and dance. Be sure to get into
character and dress the part - don your best dapper duds and your
dancing shoes! Prohibition is in effect.

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Learn About the Opera Before You See It On Stage!

Opera Tune Up: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

THURS, NOV. 16 • 7:30 PM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $16 | Members: $14

Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this
preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Mozart’s

The Marriage of Figaro. Maestro Constantine Grame is your host for an
evening filled with singing and a variety of interesting information about the

composer, history, libretto and more. You’ll get a “sneak peek” of a few
scenes from the opera and learn about the roles the cast will portray.
Come to this special “tune up” and add to your enjoyment of opera!

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The Greatest Hits of Chicago & Blood, Sweat & Tears!

Orlando Transit Authority

A Chicago Tribute Band

SAT, NOV. 18 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

Orlando Transit Authority, Florida’s premiere Chicago tribute band,
meticulously captures all the nuances of the original recordings performing
mega-hits such as, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Hard
Habit to Break", "Make Me Smile", "Old Days", "Just You 'n Me", "Beginnings"
and many more. If you love the music of Chicago, this is a must see show!

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Sponsored by

The Nutcracker

SUN, DEC. 3 • 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30 | Children (grades K-6): $12

It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker! Bring the family and enjoy this
sparkling production with beautiful costumes and spellbinding sets. The

Dance Alive National Ballet presents The Nutcracker, a ballet for all ages, to
captivate Tarpon Arts’ patrons with the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and
her dazzling Court amid swirling snowflakes and glittering snow. Enjoy the
tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince as they

herald the Christmas season and dance into your heart.

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A lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken
identities and zany foul ups, with a smattering of slapstick!

Rick Kastel, Director

Sorry! Wrong Chimney!

THURS – SAT, DEC. 7, 8, 9 • 7:30 PM
SUN, DEC. 10 • 2:00 PM

Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Avenue
General: $20 | Members: $16

This hilarious Christmas tale is just the light-hearted fun you’ve been looking
for. David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can
buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he's working late at the office,
but when he isn’t there, an affair is suspected. Mistaken identities, hypnotism,
the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and a confused policeman add up to

a rollicking tale that will leave you laughing through New Year’s!

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Mozart’s comic yet insightful look at human nature
and one zany day in an affluent Spanish household.

Executive and Artistic Director, Constantine Grame

The Marriage of Figaro by New Century Opera

FRI, DEC. 8 and WED, DEC. 13 • 7:00 PM
SUN, DEC. 10 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $25 | Members: $20
Sung in English.

New Century Opera presents Mozart’s immortal romantic comedy. Figaro
and his fiancé, Susanna, are ready to marry, but their boss, Count Almaviva,
has his own designs on her. Based on Beaumarchais's 18th century farce,

The Marriage of Figaro showcases some of Mozart's greatest music and
brings to life an engaging story which is funny and deeply moving.

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Maria Zouves, Soprano Sherrill Milnes, Narrator Constantine Grame, Pianist

A Night Before Christmas with Maria Zouves

FRI, DEC. 15 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $25 | Members: $20 | Children (grades K-6): $8

Join exceptional soprano Maria Zouves and opera legend Sherrill Milnes,
accompanied by Constantine Grame, for a special celebration with classic
holiday stories and seasonal music favorites. Bring the whole family for an

evening that celebrates family and the true meaning of the holidays.
Maria Zouves, a Greek American soprano, made her Carnegie Hall

debut in 1997 and is recorded under the VAI label.

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Annual Safford House Victorian Christmas

FRI, DEC 15 • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SAT, DEC 16 • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Safford House Museum, 23 Parkin Court (off of Grand Blvd.)
General: $18 | Members: $14 | Children (grades K-6): $8

Tour the historic 1883 Safford House, elegantly decorated for the holidays in
grand Victorian style, and take a step back in time with the Safford family and
friends. Enjoy live musical entertainment, refreshments, and a festive holiday
gift shop. Children will enjoy making crafts, singing carols and taking photos

with our Victorian Santa! Start a new family holiday tradition with us!

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Madison Kosloski, Director Constantine Grame, Musical Director

Songs of the Season

A Tarpon Arts Fundraiser
THURS, DEC. 21 • 7:30 PM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $20 | Members: $18

Bring the whole family along for holiday fun, laughs, and carols sung by our
wonderful local Tarpon Arts performers. It’s the most wonderful time of the
year and all the funds raised during this concert will be donated back to the

mission of Tarpon Arts. This merry and magical evening will be
directed by Madison Kosloski, with musical direction by the incomparable

Constantine Grame. Come celebrate the holidays with Tarpon Arts.

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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Power of Words

presented by Storysmith® Susan Frontczak

SUN, JAN. 14 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $22 | Members: $18

From the words from her father that gave her strength, to famous words by
her husband that helped the whole nation during the Great Depression; from
her own words spoken to audiences or given over the radio, to observations

and opinions written into her six-days-a-week My Day column, Eleanor
Roosevelt shows how words well chosen can bring attention to a topic,
awaken understanding, and bring the listener to a new point of view.

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Over 60 Chart Topping Songs

A Night of Hits with The Company Men

THURS, JAN. 18 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $40 | Members: $35

The Company Men are a nationally recognized pop vocal group featuring
performers from the Broadway hits of Hairspray, The Lion King, Jesus

Christ Superstar, Camelot and the Emmy Award winning mini-series The
Temptations. The Company Men bring a signature throwback sound,

contemporary look and an all-star band that uniquely interweaves today's
Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades. A Night of

Hits is a hand-clapping, dancing-in-your-seat night not to be missed!

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Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

presented by Aquila Theatre
SUN, JAN. 21 • 2:00 PM*

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $40 | Members: $35

Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic
romantic comedy based on one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels.
Aquila Theatre expands the canon of classical works for the stage by
adapting this story in a bold and exciting new production featuring an
innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound.

*At 1:00 PM before the performance, enjoy a free cast “talk back”
Entry with a paid show ticket only

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A unique blend of vocals and strings
fusing classical music with the pop

music of today.

Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet

SUN, JAN. 28 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

Well-Strung, a New York City-based string quartet, derives their unique blend
of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today.
They have garnered much national attention, including Huffington Post, CBS
News, and The Today Show and have been described by The New York
Times as “a talented quartet of men who” who deliver a show that “brilliantly
fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.”

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Lunch & Learn:
Odd Scotland with Nancy Lyon

TUES, JAN. 30 • 11:30 AM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $20 | Members: $18 | Includes lunch & beverage

Lunch generously provided by

Forget that same old tourist kilt waggle from Edinburgh Castle to Loch Ness.
Join travel writer Nancy Lyon on a tour of Caledonia's quirkiest, from the
renegade Scottish Borders, the Gaelic Western Isles, Viking Caithness,

Orkney and the Shetland Isles. Celebrate the eccentric heart and inventive
mind of a nation whose craze for plaids and pipes covers the world.

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ALL TARPON ARTS’ PATRONS
SAVE WITH SERIES OF 6

Time Sensitive Offer

Get the best seats at the very best price
when you purchase a SERIES OF 6.

Just purchase tickets for 6 different shows on
one order (transaction) and receive 10% off

of the GENERAL ADMISSION PRICE for
each of the 6 shows selected. If you’re a
Tarpon Arts Member, you save an additional
10% off of your already discounted MEMBER

ADMISSION PRICE! Smart cookie!

This offer expires on Halloween, October 31, 2017.
So act now, before the “witching hour,” and save!

Must be purchased through the Tarpon Arts Ticket Office.
Call 727.942.5605, open Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM or visit

the Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs.

No online purchases for Series of 6.

Do you love THEATER/ Are you the CLASSICAL
MUSICALS? Type?
Here are some choices for your Here are some choices for your
Series of 6: Series of 6:
 Ludwig’s Lend me a Tenor  A Night on Broadway with the

 A Night on Broadway with the Qol Quartet
Qol Quartet  The Nutcracker by Dance

 Sondheim’s Company Alive Ballet
 Changing Violet  Mozart’s The Marriage of
 Sorry! Wrong Chimney
Figaro by New Century
 Jane Austen’s
Sense & Sensibility Opera
 Well-Strung: The Singing
 Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado
 Funny Valentines String Quartet
 Verdi’s Don Carlo by New
 Bayou Radio Show
 Libertaire, The Play Century Opera
 Dance Heginbotham

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Do you love CONCERTS? Love the Holidays?
Here are some choices for your Here are some choices for
Series of 6: your Series of 6:
 A Night on Broadway with the  The Nutcracker - Dance

Qol Quartet Alive National Ballet
 The Great Gatsby Concert &  Sorry! Wrong Chimney
 A Night Before Christmas
Dance Social
 Orlando Transit Authority - with Maria Zouves
 Annual Safford House
Chicago Band Tribute
 A Night of Hits with the Victorian Christmas
 Songs of the Season –
Company Men
 Well-Strung: The Singing String Tarpon Arts Benefit Concert

Quartet History buff? Interested in
 Elvis My Way starring learning something new?
Here are some choices for
Brandon Bennett your Series of 6:
 Pavlo in Concert  The History of Sponge
 Socks in the Frying Pan
 VoicePlay Diving
 Music From the Silver Screen  Mary Jane Safford, MD:
 The Brothers Four
 Beach Party Boys – Beach Boys Indomitable Mite
 Opera Tune Up for Mozart’s
Tribute
 The Big Three: Gershwin, Berlin The Marriage of Figaro
 Eleanor Roosevelt: The
and Porter
 Let’s Hang On! Frankie Valli and Power of Words
 Odd Scotland
the Four Seasons Tribute  Opera Tune Up for Verdi’s
 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles
Don Carlo
Experience  Vagabond Muse

Is DANCE one of your
passions?
Here are some choices for
your Series of 6:
 The Great Gatsby Concert and

Dance Social
 The Nutcracker by Dance Alive

Ballet
 Rhythm of the Dance
 The Tamburitzans
 Dance Heginbotham

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Presented by
Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Jamie Bierchen, Director Constantine Grame, Musical Director

The Mikado

THURS – SAT, FEB. 1, 2, 3 • 7:30 PM
SUN, FEB. 4 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $27 | Members: $23

Delight in The Mikado, a two-act comedic opera performed by the
Gilbert & Sullivan Players, unlike anything you’ve seen before. The story of
The Mikado revolves around Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, who
has fled his father’s imperial court and ends up falling in love with a woman it
seems he can not have. At long last a wedding may follow, but at what cost?

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Michael Cote, Director

Funny Valentines

THURS – SAT, FEB. 8 - 10 • 7:30 PM & SUN, FEB. 11 • 2:00 PM
SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW - WED, FEB. 14 • 7:30 PM

Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Avenue
General: $20 | Members: $16

Children's book author Andy Robbins has been an unhappy bachelor since
his divorce eight months before from his former collaborator, Ellen. When she

shows back up 8-months pregnant, all sorts of funny and farcical things
happen, spurred by the fact that Andy seems to be incapable of growing up.
By the final curtain, Andy has grown up just enough to straighten up and win

back the love of his life. This comedy will make the perfect date night!

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Elvis My Way starring Brandon Bennett

SAT, FEB. 10 • 7:30 PM & SUN, FEB. 11 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $40 | Members: $35

If you love The King, you absolutely cannot miss this electrifying Elvis tribute
that is fresh, powerful and spine-tingling. With his pure-bred southern charm,
scandalous dance moves and velvety voice, it’s no wonder Brandon Bennett
was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at
Graceland. This must-see show will traverse Elvis’ vast career. Put on your

blue suede shoes and rock to all of Elvis’ most classic tunes.

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Sponsored by

Rhythm of the Dance

SAT, FEB. 17 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $40 | Members: $35

This 2-hour dance and music extravaganza comes to us straight
from Ireland. The show has won critical acclaim across 4 continents
of the world in 36 countries to over 7 million fans. Relive the journey of
the Irish Celts throughout history. Rhythm of the Dance uses the modern

art forms of dance and music, rich costumes, and amazing stage
technology to marry the contemporary and the ancient.
Be sure to bring the family and experience the magic!

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Sponsored in part by

Pavlo in Concert

SUN, FEB. 18 • 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Two Concerts - Different Music - See Both!

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $40 | Members: $35

Pavlo, the internationally-renowned, award-winning recording artist and
songwriter, is once again bringing his sensationally unique sound to Tarpon
Springs. Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam

he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco,
Latin, and even Balkan flavors – wrapped in contemporary pop.
His shows sell out every time he graces our stage!

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“NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR!!”– Live Ireland Awards
“BEST NEW BAND”– Tradition in Review Awards
“SIMPLY STUPENDOUS”– Irish American News

One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today!

Socks in the Frying Pan

FRI, MARCH 2 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $25 | Members: $22

Hailing from the west coast of Ireland, Socks in the Frying Pan are an
award-winning, electric trio of singers/musicians that are taking the world by
storm. Their sound is described as traditional Irish melodies with innovative

rhythmic and melodic garnish, and their musical ability coupled with their
onstage wit has won hearts across the globe. Be sure to capture their
performance while they’re here and see what everyone is talking about!

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A FAVORITE WITH TARPON ARTS’ PATRONS!

The Tamburitzans - 2 Shows

SAT, MARCH 3 • 7:00 PM & SUN, MARCH 4 • 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

The Tamburitzans are the longest-running multicultural song and dance
company in the country and they sell out every time they stop through Tarpon
Springs. Named after the stringed folk instrument, the tambura or tamburitza,
The Tamburitzans will dazzle you with their elaborate costumes and versatile

musicians, singers, and dancers as they continue the Tamburitzans' legacy
that has been bringing eastern European folklore to the stage since 1937.

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VOICEPLAY- A cappella Sensational!

Enjoy an entire musical production
with nothing but the human voice.

VoicePlay

SAT, MARCH 10 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $27 | Members: $24

Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. Origimagidiculous.
VoicePlay, seen world-wide on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” is unlike
any theatrical experience you’ve ever had. Fit for all ages, this Orlando-based
group recreates the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with
nothing but the human voice. What began as a street corner act has evolved
into an international sensation that must be seen (and heard) to be believed!

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Doug Ritchie, Conductor Dan Fox, Arranger

Music from the Silver Screen

presented by the Rhythm Kings Orchestra
SUN, MARCH 11 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $18 | Members: $14

Spend a delightful Sunday afternoon listening to the songs and themes of the
Silver Screen, as your favorite famous movie tunes and soundtracks come to
life. A Tarpon Springs favorite, the Rhythm Kings Orchestra will take you on a

foot-tapping, cinematic pleasure trip set to great music. Happy memories!

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Learn About the Opera Before You See It On Stage!

Opera Tune Up: Verdi’s Don Carlo

THURS, MARCH 15 • 7:30 PM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $16 | Members: $14

Whether you are an opera aficionado or newfound fan, you’ll enjoy this
preview event before New Century Opera’s production of Don Carlo. Maestro

Constantine Grame is your host for an intimate musical evening filled with
singing and a variety of interesting information about the composer, history,
libretto and more. You’ll get a “sneak peek” of a few scenes from the opera
and learn about the roles the cast will portray. Come to this special “tune up”

and add to your enjoyment of opera!

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The Brothers Four

FRI, MARCH 16 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

Come celebrate the Golden Anniversary and 50 great years of The Brothers
Four, American folk singing group best known for their 1960 hit song
"Greenfields”. The smooth musical sounds of The Brothers Four have

delighted millions for five exciting decades, including four Presidents at the
White House. Since their humble beginnings as four frat brothers at the
University of Washington, they have pioneered the “folk revival” musical

movement and are one of the few groups from that era still performing today.

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A Tribute to the Beach Boys

Beach Party Boys – A Tribute to the Beach Boys

SUN, MARCH 18 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

You are sure to have “Fun Fun Fun” at this interactive Beach Boys tribute
show that will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet. You’ll be

picking up “Good Vibrations” as you sing along to songs like “Surfin USA”,
“Barbara Ann”, “Help Me Rhonda” and so many more.

The Beach Party Boys reproduce the authentic look, instrumentation and
vocal harmony of one of the world’s most famous bands!

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A tale of romantic triangles, political idealism
and life-and-death devotion.

Executive and Artistic Director Constantine Grame

Verdi’s Don Carlo by New Century Opera

FRI & WED, MARCH 23 & 28 • 7:00 PM
SUN, MARCH 25 • 2:00 PM

Sung in English.
Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)

General: $25 | Members: $20
New Century Opera is pleased to present Verdi's thrilling tragedy Don Carlo,

an exciting tale of love, betrayal, and political intrigue, set in 16th-century
Spain. Don Carlo and Elizabeth are engaged and deeply in love, but their
hopes of a life together are dashed when Carlo's father, King Philip, marries
Elizabeth himself. This sweeping, powerful story inspired Verdi to compose

some of his greatest music, captivating audiences worldwide.

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Photos: Liza Voll, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow Dance

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dance Heginbotham

THURS, APRIL 5 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $30 | Members: $26 | Children (grades K-6): $12
Dance Heginbotham is a New York-based contemporary dance company
led by the vision of John Heginbotham, a graduate of The Juilliard School.
The company’s unique blend of inventive, thoughtful and rigorous dance
theater works have delighted national and international audiences alike,
and Tarpon Arts can’t wait to share this special program with you. Dance
Heginbotham is celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality,

and is sure to move you through the “magic of dance”.

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Graham Jones, Director

Bayou Radio Theatre

THUR – SAT, APRIL 12 - 14 • 7:30 PM & SUN, APRIL 15 • 2:00 PM

Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19)
General: $20 | Members: $16

Bayou Radio Theatre presents radio comedies and dramas from a time gone
by, performed live by actors and sound artists on a radio sound stage.

Join us in the intimate 85-seat Cultural Center Theatre and for two hours be
transported back to the Golden Age of Radio, a kinder, gentler time when gas

was 10-cents a gallon and an Emerson Bedroom Radio cost $9.95.
No extra charge for boisterous laughter!

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BACK BY POPULAR
DEMAND!

LAST SEASON’S
SHOW SOLD OUT!

The BEST Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute!

Let’s Hang On!

A Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute
FRI, APRIL 13 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

These seasoned entertainers have faithfully preserved the music and style
of the iconic group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and also paying
tribute to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys, capturing the trademark
vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made
The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time.
Help us welcome them back after last season’s SOLD OUT show.
Come enjoy the Four Seasons’ mega hits by Let’s Hang On!

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George Gershwin Irving Berlin Cole Porter

Doug Ritchie, Conductor Dan Fox, Arranger

The Big Three: Gershwin, Berlin, and Porter
presented by The Rhythm Kings

SUN, APRIL 15 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $18 | Members: $14

The Rhythm Kings Orchestra perform under the direction of internationally-
known arranger/composer Dan Fox. In this matinee performance, they will be
celebrating the iconic works of “the big three”, famous composers Gershwin,
Berlin and Porter. Relax and enjoy as The Rhythm Kings create a wonderful

treasury of music from the golden era.

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Lunch & Learn:
Vagabond Muse with Nancy Lyon

TUES, APRIL 17 • 11:30 AM

Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane (Craig Park)
General: $20 | Members: $18 | Includes lunch & beverage

Lunch generously provided by

In Nancy Lyon’s 33-year travel writer career she has been paid to live in a
primitive cottage on a remote Irish island, sleep in an igloo in the arctic, taste
deadly fugu fish and fried locusts, camp in Egypt’s white desert, deal with a

voodoo doctor in Guadeloupe, and many other not-so-odd things. Get an
inside look into a travel writer’s life through photos, movies and shop gossip.

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7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience

FRI, APRIL 20 • 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $35 | Members: $30

Nashville-based Eagles tribute band, 7 Bridges, is bringing the ultimate
Eagles experience to Tarpon Springs. Fans of the band say if you close your

eyes, you feel like you’re front row at an actual Eagles concert. Using no
backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully recreates the magic of an
Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. You will rock to all of the
major hit singles as well as famous solos from Don Henley and Joe Walsh.

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Elizabeth Indianos, Playwright Michael Amish, Composer

LIBERTAIRE, The Play

FRI & SAT, APRIL 27 & 28 • 7:30 PM
SUN, APRIL 29 • 2:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall)
General: $28 | Members: $25

She was the woman nobody wanted, until two men were fighting for her. This
is the untold story of French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi and newspaperman
Joseph Pulitzer who fought discrimination and indifference for the now iconic

Lady Liberty. The award-winning original screenplay by local artist
Elizabeth Indianos was adapted into a play and premiered at Tarpon Arts in
2017. It was such an overwhelming success that it has been brought back to

delight audiences for another season!

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Prices: Ticket prices are all-inclusive; there are no added fees
or taxes. We are proud to offer the most affordable high-quality
shows in the Tampa Bay area!

Show/Event Details: Please visit TarponArts.org for
complete details and descriptions of all shows and events.

Ticket Office: The main ticket office is located inside the
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19)

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: 727.942.5605 or purchase online at TarponArts.org

The Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 324 Pine Street
(inside City Hall), opens one hour before performances.

Seating: All performances at the Performing Arts Center
and Cultural Center are reserved seating. Heritage Museum and
Safford House concerts are general admission seating. Please
advise the ticket office if you have special seating needs.

Parking: Parking is free at all locations. There are parking
lots and ample street parking on all sides of the Performing Arts
Center. Handicap-accessible entrance is located on the west
side on North Ring Avenue. At the Cultural Center, the ramp is
located on the east side of the building.

Special Needs: Please advise the box office in advance if
there are any special needs in your group. We offer hearing
assistance devices and wheelchair seating. Large-print
programs are available with one week’s notice.

Gift Certificates: Gift certificates are available from the
ticket sales office.

Refunds and Exchanges: All ticket sales are final—NO
refunds will be issued. Tarpon Arts Members may exchange
tickets no later than 24 hours prior to performance.

Concessions: Soft drinks and snacks are available for
purchase in the lobby during intermission of most shows.
Events, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.

Website: www.tarponarts.org Email: info@tarponarts.org

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