SEEN AT THE SCENE – A Garfield Christmas

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Last Friday on our Main Stage we had the pleasure of hosting back-to-back performances of A Garfield Christmas, with audiences of the young and the young at heart all decked out in their Christmas best! Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, Pookie, and a cast of holiday guests (including Elfis) taught us the real meaning of the holiday season: appreciating the blessings in your life and not taking your friends and loved ones for granted. And if everyone’s favorite cartoon cat can’t get you into the Christmas spirit, you may want to hibernate through the rest of the year. 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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A CLOSER LOOK – Femmes Of Rock

Some of the most interesting details of a stage production can sometimes only be seen by the people on stage. Here at the Thrasher-Horne, we try our best to give you an inside look at all aspects of our performances. We want you to see all angles of your favorite shows and artists… more than just the view from your seat. If we can get access to it, so should you! It’s with this mentality that we bring you a new regular feature on the blog – A CLOSER LOOK. This will be our opportunity to take you into the spotlights, through the stage door, and into every nook and cranny backstage to show you how your night of entertainment comes to be – from load-in to load-out.

Femmes of Rock took the stage at the Thrasher-Horne on December 1st, 2017, delivering almost two hours of soaring rock music with pounding live drums and scorching electric violin solos. Check out some close-up shots from the performance below. If you were in the audience, you’ll agree – the re-imagining of these classic hits created a powerhouse show that was like nothing our Main Stage has ever seen before!

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For more information or to purchase tickets to our upcoming shows, visit our website at THcenter.org.

SEEN AT THE SCENE – The Martial Artists & Acrobats of China

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. For The Martial Artists & Acrobats of China, our Main Stage Lobby was transformed into a makeshift dojo, as the good people of Middleburg Martial Arts brought some of their best students to perform a pre-show demonstration on our grand staircase landing! Replete with kicks, chops, kitanas, nunchuks, and even a broken board or two, the students provided the perfect atmosphere, setting the stage for the unbelievable performance that followed. 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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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Femmes Of Rock

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Friday evening was a night for rock fans, as the Femmes of Rock brought their powerful Las Vegas stage show to Orange Park! Four gorgeous ladies (backed by drummer Michael Licata) interpreted some of rock’s greatest hits with electric violins and a sea of effects pedals. It was a phenomenal show performed with passion for a phenomenal crowd. 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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Thrasher-Horne Center Food Finds – The Hilltop Restaurant

Hungry for some local food on your way to a show? Want a cool “locals only” spot to visit after the finale for dessert and conversation? Check out these local hot spots recommended by Thrasher-Horne Center staff members, and let us introduce you to the best our area has to offer! With Thrasher-Horne Center Food Finds, we plan to bring you a monthly spotlight that will turn your simple night at the theatre into a full-fledged event that you and your guests will remember for years to come!

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The Hilltop in Orange Park has been a pillar in the community since the 80’s, and for very good reason. The charm and character of the restaurant are qualities you just aren’t going to be able to find elsewhere in the region. After climbing a sizable hill near the Orange Park Mall, you are greeted by a Victorian-style Florida mansion nestled on a lush and sprawling campus canopied by massive live oaks and blanketed with gorgeous landscaping. The feeling of vintage Florida continues inside the building as well, with rooms wrapped in dark woods, decadent tapestries, and lush antiques in every nook and cranny. This is topped off by a massive hand carved bar that is undoubtedly one of the finest in Orange Park. Situated adjacent to the bar, the antique baby grand piano provides a perfect romantic soundtrack throughout the labyrinthine rooms of the mansion.

The Hilltop’s ambiance is highlighted by attentive service and cuisine as well, with options ranging from special-occasion events & dinners for large groups to intimate romantic dinners for individuals, or just a quality meal for friends or families. If you are searching for the perfect spot to dine before a night out at the theatre, or a cozy bar for post-show discussions (coupled with coffee or desserts), look no further. The Hilltop is fully equipped to make your night out a night to remember.

And as an added bonus, Hilltop will offer any Thrasher-Horne guest with a ticket stub 10% off their bill for that perfect pre- or post-show experience!

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The Deets:

Phone

(904) 272-5959

Location

2030 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073

Hours

Tu–Thurs           5:30p – 9p
Fri-Sat                5:30p – 10p
Sun-Mon           Closed

A CLOSER LOOK – Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour

Some of the most interesting details of a stage production can sometimes only be seen by the people on stage. Here at the Thrasher-Horne, we try our best to give you an inside look at all aspects of our performances. We want you to see all angles of your favorite shows and artists… more than just the view from your seat. If we can get access to it, so should you! It’s with this mentality that we bring you a new regular feature on the blog – A CLOSER LOOK. This will be our opportunity to take you into the spotlights, through the stage door, and into every nook and cranny backstage to show you how your night of entertainment comes to be – from load-in to load-out.

Shenandoah took the stage at the Thrasher-Horne on November 3rd, 2017, a homecoming of sorts for led singer Marty Raybon as well as a stunning retrospective throughout the history and music that makes up their phenomenal career. Check out some close-up shots from the performance below. If you were in the audience, you’ll agree – this was Shenandoah at the top of their game, relishing decade after decade of memories and chart topping hits!

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For more information or to purchase tickets to our upcoming shows, visit our website at THcenter.org.

Bill Engvall Makes His Triumphant Return To The Thrasher-Horne Main Stage!

After a near-sold out engagement last October, it is clear that Northeast Florida is Engvall Country! As a thank you to all his diehard Florida fans, we have booked Bill for a return engagement this Fall on our Main Stage!

Don’t miss this comedy legend as he returns with a whole new show to the Thrasher-Horne Center. Bill Engvall: Here’s Your Sign will perform on Saturday, October 14 at 8 PM.  Tickets are available now at THcenter.org or by calling (904) 276-6815.  Prices range from $49 to $129.

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Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy tour and concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.

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Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.

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A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher.  While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte.  Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Bill resides in Southern California with his family.

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The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.