Imagine If Hendrix Played Violin…

 

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The Thrasher-Horne Main Stage is set to be rocked on December 1st by the raw power of one of the biggest and most accomplished electric violin acts in the nation: Femmes Of Rock. Led by rock violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, Femmes has thrilled audiences worldwide with their blistering solos, unique arrangements, beauty, and charm. Femmes Of Rock is just one of several shows presented by Bella Electric Strings, a group of approximately 30 talented musicians based in several US cities who tour as electronic string quartets in a variety of different productions. Similar to theater’s Blue Man Group and Irish dance’s Lord of the Dance, Bella has multiple themed shows crisscrossing the country, and their roster includes the best of the best in the world of electric violin. These girls have performed with some of the biggest names in the business, including Beyoncé, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Michael McDonald, Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind & Fire, Pitbull, America’s Got Talent Season 1, and many, many more. Currently based in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando, the group will soon make its way to New York City, with plans to expand internationally to Europe and Asia within the next few years.

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Featuring the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more, the Femmes Of Rock show takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and more can be expected in this high-energy show that leaves audiences awed. The only one of its kind, there are no other similar string acts operating at this level of production. Be prepared for something that you have not yet seen the likes of. The girls keep a busy touring schedule and are one of the most sought-after “hard rock” violin acts in the world.

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Tickets for Femmes Of Rock start at $39.00 and are available now through the Thrasher-Horne Center Box Office, by phone at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Nine

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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YOU’VE MADE IT! The month of your wedding, and the end of our Road To Wedded Bliss blog series. There are just a few more minor details to iron out before you head down that aisle. If for any reason you need to revisit our prior checklists, we have them available via these handy links (one, two, three, four, five, sixseven, & eight). If not, we shall continue forward with Part Nine of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find the last steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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THE LAST WEEK BEFORE

Excitement is in the air!

You’ve done everything right and you are good to go. There are just a few last minute items and frankly, you can delegate some of the smaller tasks to people who want to help.

  • Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party. They will appreciate it as much as you.
  • Give readers their scripts. They may want to practice.
  • Finalize payments to vendors. Keeping them happy is essential.
  • Pick up your dress or have it delivered. Try it on so you know it’s perfect!
  • Give directions to transportation drivers.
  • Break in your shoes again. Make sure you can dance the night away.
  • Enjoy the rehearsal dinner and then try to get some rest.
THE BIG DAY

Enjoy your moment

This is a joyful occasion you will remember for a lifetime. Relax, smile and enjoy every amazing moment.  Remember to keep you and your bridal party fed and hydrated so you have energy and gorgeous smiles!

CONGRATULATIONS FROM EVERYONE HERE AT THE THRASHER-HORNE!!!!!

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!

Full Cast Announced for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Tour!

Complete casting has been announced for the 2017–2018 national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Produced by NETworks Presentations, the non-Equity tour of the Tony-winning musical will hit the Thrasher-Horne Center Main Stage on January 5th.

 

The cast will be headed by James Taylor Odom as the eight D’Ysquith heirs and Blake Price as Monty Navarro, with Colleen McLaughlin as Sibella Hallward and Erin McIntyre as Phoebe D’Ysquith.

 

The ensemble comprises Timothy Aaron Cooper, Ashton Michael Corey, Mia Fitzgibbon, Colleen Gallagher, Briana Gantsweg, Kristen Kane, Tyler Lenhart, Conor McGiffin, Ryne Nardecchia, and Rosie Webber.

Gentleman’s Guide concerns Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession—by any means necessary.

Gentleman’s Guide received ten 2014 Tony Award nominations, winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Peggy Hickey will direct and choreograph, based on the original Tony-winning direction by Darko Tresnjak and Hickey’s own original choreography. The design and production team also features scenic designer Alexander Dodge, costume designer Linda Cho, associate director and choreographer Adam Cates, lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier, with casting by Aaron Rhyne and Jason Styres, CSA. Original orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, and vocal arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as music supervisor.

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – The Purple Xperience

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Saturday night wearing a rainbow of purple as we kicked off our 2017-2018 Season with a deliriously energetic performance by The Purple Xperience live on our Main Stage. It was an explosion of Prince’s greatest hits and crowd favorites that had our audience dancing and singing like it was 1999. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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THREE DAYS until The Purple Xperience lights up the Thrasher-Horne Main Stage!

This Saturday night, we begin our 2017-2018 Season with a performance by The Purple Xperience that is sure to be both inspirational and electrifying! And if you haven’t secured your seats yet, you might just be running out of time!

As an added bonus, and as an homage to one of his most successful songs, we have made select seats available for The Purple Xperience for $19.99! These special “purple seats” are available on a first come, first served basis, and can be purchased NOW by contacting the Box Office at (904) 276-6815 ext. 1, or purchasing online at THcenter.org.

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The Purple Xperience is a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring the country since their inception in 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with front-man Marshall Charloff channeling the vocals and movements from the icon himself. They promise to bring you the greatest most authentic Prince tribute show in the world!

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Lead singer Marshall Charloff not only styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano, but also performs nationwide fronting world-class symphonies in most major cities in the US and Canada. Recently, Marshall Charloff teamed up with the famous jazzman Marcus Anderson (New Power Generation, 3rd Eye Girl sax player) in Raleigh, NC to perform with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

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Marshall recorded with Prince on the album for 94 East, (with Marshall on keyboards and bass guitar and Prince on lead vocals). Marshall was discovered by Pepe Willie, who was one of the people responsible for getting Prince’s career up and running. In 2009, Marshall teamed up with Doctor Fink from Prince and the Revolution and Pepe Willie to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert. Additionally, Marshall is a celebrated producer and recording artist who has produced, wrote and recorded for the Commodores.

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…Do You Have Your Seats Yet?

Since opening our first two Broadway shows of the 2017-2018  season to individual ticket sales on Monday, response for Cabaret and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder has been overwhelming! To ensure a prime seat for these outstanding musicals, we recommend you purchase your seats as soon as possible. Prime locations are already selling out, and it won’t be long before seats to our one-night only engagements become scarce.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Northeast Florida premiere of 2014 Best Musical Tony winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, or Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical Tony winner Cabaret. These shows swept the Tony’s their respective years, and now we’re bringing them directly to our community. Bask in the wonder and talent of Broadway from the comfort of your own backyard with the Broadway Orange Park series at Thrasher-Horne Center!

Gentleman’s Guide Tickets HERE

Cabaret Tickets HERE

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Eight

Here at the Thrasher-Horne Center, weddings are second nature. Our massively accommodating Events Center has played host to hundreds of perfect weddings for couples all over the region. As a result, we’ve encountered numerous bridal checklists – all of which provided varying degrees of personal success for the new bride. After witnessing the best and the worst, we’ve assembled the following as your ultimate go-to list, which we’ll be doling out in monthly installments to keep you on schedule until your big day.

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Mother Nature found it necessary to deliver Florida some nasty storms right in the middle of your Month Seven checklist, but hopefully your home and venue weathered the hurricane and you’ve kept up to date on your plans. If for any reason you need to revisit our prior checklists, we have them available via these handy links (one, two, three, four, five, six, & seven). If not, we shall continue forward with Part Eight of our yearlong wedding planning guide. Below, you’ll find your next steps on the path to a perfectly smooth blissful wedding.

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Staying organized will keep you on track while you try to make your wedding memorable, awesome and creative. The items on our monthly checklists are your perfectly portioned must-do’s to make this spectacular event come together in a way that only we know how.

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ONE MONTH BEFORE

Is there something you’re forgetting?

Everything is going great and most of these items are just to ensure that everyone else is on the same page as you.

  • Call vendors to confirm. This is just another check-up.
  • Begin to pack for the honeymoon. Or at least decide what you’ll need for your adventure.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations and agenda.
  • Print menu cards and programs.
  • Final dress fitting if necessary.
  • Practice walking in your shoes. Especially if they are not the type you would normally wear. Purchase a pair of comfortable shoes for the reception. You won’t regret it.
  • Check in with the venue coordinator. They may want to know they have everything exactly as you wish.
  • Schedule a practice hair styling session for the big event. You want to be extra gorgeous on your special day.
  • Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations. Your wedding party will be looking forward to it.

 

white-table-setupThe Ideal Setting for your Wedding Day… The Thrasher-Horne Center, one venue which has it all!

Many stunning weddings have already been held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center! Nestled on the scenic St. Johns River State College campus in Orange Park, this venue provides the perfect atmosphere for your wedding and/or reception, with ample free guest parking, flexible catering choices with a full staging kitchen, and an accessible location right in the heart of Clay County. Comprised of six suites that can provide space in whatever design you envision, such as the Grand Banquet Room with comfortable space for up to 240 guests including enough room for dancing. Additionally, our other banquet or theatre spaces are the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, combining both of your venue needs into one!

Call 904-276-6815 or visit  http://weddingsjacksonvillefl.com to schedule an appointment with a Thrasher-Horne Center Wedding Specialist today!