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.

SEEN AT THE SCENE – Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Classic country crooner Marty Raybon staged a homecoming of sorts as he returned to the region where he attended high school to present a full evening’s worth of hits on Shenandoah’s 30th Anniversary Tour. Our audience came in droves to witness this hometown hero and sang along energetically to almost every song. The energy in the room couldn’t have been more electric, and Marty was so touched that he spent an hour after the show greeting fans and taking photos in the lobby. 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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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.

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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Tribute Concerts ROCK On The Thrasher-Horne Main Stage!

We’ve listened to your feedback and are excited to announce a return of classic concerts to the Thrasher-Horne Center! Featuring the music of artists you know and love, these tribute acts bring beloved songs from chart-topping musicians that may otherwise be impossible to see on a live tour. Give yourself a chance to relive some of your favorite concert experiences a second time, or create a first time memory you’ll never forget. With our tribute concert series, we offer a front row seat to the show of your dreams!

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First in our lineup is The Purple Xperience, bringing the power and magic of Prince to Northeast Florida on September 30th. The Purple Xperience is a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring around 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. The Purple Xperience brings you the greatest most authentic prince tribute show in the world leaving no one disappointed.

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Up next on March 11th is What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience. As one of the pioneers of Motown, singer-songwriter and producer Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of R&B music and is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Soul man Brian Owens is often referred to as the “second coming of Marvin Gaye.” Owens, who has performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama, dazzles audiences with performances that are full of soul and love well beyond his peers of today. His refined style combining classic soul with a slight modern touch is why audiences everywhere are calling him the new voice of American soul.

 

What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience is Brian’s tribute to the legendary artist and includes music selections that span Gaye’s music-making career. Early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” share space with “You’re All I Need to Get By” and other classic duets. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial (and challenging) crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On” or “Got To Give It Up.” At its heart, Brian’s Marvin Gaye Experience is about “preservation — upholding the tradition of true soul music that is so desperately needed in our culture today.” The show prominently features a suite of pieces from Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album, counted as “one of the most socially important artistic works in the history of American music.” In light of recent events in and around Ferguson Missouri where he resides, Brian says the show also speaks to a heightened sense of urgency and the prophetic beauty of Gaye’s 1971 work.

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Finally, we close out our series with a March 16th visit from Hotel California: A Salute To The Eagles. For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists. This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds…..Relax it’s time to check into the Hotel California.

Tickets for all three of these incredible shows are available starting today via THcenter.org, in person at our Box Office, or over the phone at (904) 276-6815. Join us as we reintroduce audiences to their favorite musicians in a new and unique way!

 

 

 

Family Friendly Entertainment Takes Center Stage In 2017-2018

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, we strive to provide entertainment options for every facet of our Northeast Florida community. To that end, we have put together a fantastic lineup of shows that are perfect for introducing your young ones to the magic of live performances while providing an experience the whole family is sure to enjoy! In our 2017-2018 Season, we will introduce four shows that explore the magic of the holidays, the strength and wonder of the human body, and the limitless possibility of music from world renowned vocalists and musicians.

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Coming first in December is The Martial Artists and Acrobats of China. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world.

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Following closely on the heels of this high energy show is a Christmas spectacular starring everyone’s favorite fat cat, Garfield! A Garfield Christmas will light up your holiday this year with wit, wise cracks and wisdom. Everyone’s favorite feline is a few gifts short of true Christmas spirit. But with the help of Jon, Odie, the Audience, and his new holiday friends, Garfield gets an “enlightening” lesson. This lively holiday musical features timeless Christmas favorites such as “Jingle Bells“, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Deck the Halls“, and many more. Sing along as Garfield’s new friends all work together to bring light to Garfield’s Christmas. Join the fun as the coffee-guzzling, nap-taking, lasagna-loving fat cat Garfield decks the halls with boughs of folly!

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Next up in the new year we welcome Jason Farnham, piano virtuoso and star of his own traveling show: Piano with Jason Farnham. Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show! Piano with Jason Farnham delights audiences around the U.S., again and again. Fans love his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style comedy antics, and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist!

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Finally, we round out your January with an appearance from celebrated UK a cappella group GOBSMACKED!. Direct from sell out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing, next generation vocal show that redefines the limits of the human voice. Featuring the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge, multi-track live looping. Heart stopping singing and jaw dropping beatboxing guarantees the audience will leave with a song in their heart and a smile on their face. GOBSMACKED! is the latest break-out show that everyone is talking about – it’s funny, joyful and uplifts the spirits of all ages!

 

Tickets to all four amazing shows are available today through the Thrasher-Horne Center Box Office. Visit us in person at the theatre or call (904) 276-6815 during regular office hours (Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-3:00PM). For 24 hour access, log on to THcenter.org to purchase your tickets now! Be sure to take advantage of the offer below, and give your family a season of theatrical experiences they won’t soon forget!

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Get 25% off each ticket when you buy 4 or more.
Use code “4Pack” at checkout.