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.

It’s Christmas in July and here’s our gift to you!!

The time has come for our annual
Holiday Show Announcement!
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3 REDNECK TENORS:

Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR

Sunday, December 10 at 3 PM 
Member Pre-sale starts now!
Public On Sale starts Monday, August 21 at 10 AM
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‘ Twas the night before Christmas and all through the trailer…
Grab the family, saddle up the ‘ol sleigh, and come on down for an unforgettable night of music and laughs. What better way to bring families together than to enjoy a special Christmas with the boys? Take a magical, musical Christmas journey with the 3 Redneck Tenors to liven up your holidays this year.
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These real-life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to rock your holidays with a deep-fried feast of musical delights. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler – it’s infused with vitality, energy and passion. The familiar Christmas tunes in the show include classics like:
· “Sleigh Ride”
· “White Christmas”
· “I’ll be Home for Christmas”
· “Santa Baby”
· “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
· “Blue Christmas”
· “O! Holy Night”
· “Winter Wonderland”
· “Jingle Bells”
· “Silent Night”

You’ll also enjoy Christmas spoofs like:

· “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”
· “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

and a few other great surprises, too!

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The 3 Redneck Tenors join our already announced A Garfield Christmas to provide holiday fun for Thrasher-Horne fans of all ages! Pick up your tickets to A Garfield Christmas today by visiting THcenter.org, or become a member for as little as $75 a year and get access to tickets for both shows immediately! Give your family and friends a gift they’ll never forget… two wonderful nights of entertainment at the Thrasher-Horne Center!
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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Vicki Lawrence & Mama

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Check out the crowd last Saturday night as we hosted Vicki Lawrence & Mama in a hilarious two-woman show on our Mainstage! 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: Jay Leno featuring Emily West

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.

Jay Leno took the stage at the Thrasher-Horne on January 14th, 2017, with good friend Emily West as his opening act. Check out some close-up shots from the performance below. If you were in the audience, you’ll agree – it was a night of side splitting comedy and soaring vocals!

For more information or to purchase tickets for our upcoming shows, check out our website at THcenter.org!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE: Jay Leno featuring Emily West

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Check out the smartly dressed crowd filling our lobby and theatre last Saturday evening for Jay Leno and Emily West! 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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Emily West Hits The Thrasher-Horne Mainstage With Jay Leno!

The big announcement earlier this year for the Thrasher-Horne Center was that we were bringing Jay Leno to our mainstage on January 14th. But what seemed to slip through the cracks was Jay’s opening act: Emily West. Signed to Capitol Records Nashville, she debuted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts in early 2008 with the single “Rocks in Your Shoes”. This song peaked at No. 39 early in the year, and is the first single from a self-titled EP. She entered the country charts a second time with “Blue Sky”, a duet with Keith Urban, in 2010.

In 2012, West guest-starred in Body of Proof. In 2014, she competed on the 9th season of America’s Got Talent, where she finished as the runner up to magician Mat Franco. Since her success on the show, West has toured extensively throughout the United States, first with her one-woman show and then with America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! Now she’s hit the road with Jay Leno, bringing you a delicious appetizer of sultry songstress prior to your comedy main course.

Check out these incredible torch songs that prove why Emily West is quickly becoming a household name!

 

Tickets for Jay Leno and Emily West are available through our Box Office by calling (904)276-6815 or by visiting THcenter.org.

 

 

A CLOSER LOOK – Billy Gardell

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.

Billy Gardell took the stage at the Thrasher-Horne on December 3rd, 2016, with good friend Joey O’Connell as his opening act. Check out some close-up shots from the performance below. If you were in the audience, you’ll agree – it was a side splitting night of comedy!

For more information or to purchase tickets for our upcoming shows, check out our website at THcenter.org!

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