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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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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Announcing Our 2017-2018 School Time Series!

With a new year at the Thrasher-Horne comes the announcement of a new 2017-2018 School Time Series! We have put together a lineup of elementary age productions perfect for all your field trip needs. From science to music, technology to yuletide cheer, we have a topic and theme that will fit almost any curriculum. Check out our great show lineup below!

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Friday, October 20th, 2017

Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!
When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” He puts her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets.
“No way,” replies Farmer Brown. “No blankets!”
So the cows go on strike and the chickens join the cows in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously “mooooo-ving” new musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

 

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MR. MOLECULE

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

See Science COME ALIVE!
When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science – Bing! Bang! Boom! – he creates an explosion of learning that K-8 kids can’t resist! All based on core science principals and created by Mr. Molecule right before their eyes! WOW! hmm…aha! Students are astonished to see the fantastic 12-foot tall Foam Monster, the impossible Balloons in Orbit and the hysterically funny Bernoulli TP Challenge, Mr. Molecule’s Bing, Bang, Boom Science Show is a whole new way for kids to discover science and excite their curiosity about the wonder-filled world we live in.

 

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A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 8th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially if you’re the world’s best-loved and fat cat movie star, Garfield.

Coming to you with arms wide open in anticipation of all the Christmas presents he’s expecting, Garfield will light up your holiday this year with his 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 including Nutcracker, Rag Doll, Teddy Bear, and even Angel from the top of the Christmas tree 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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PIANO WITH JASON FARNHAM

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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. 

 An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham delights audiences around the U.S., again and again.  Fans have affectionately dubbed him “Schroeder” from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano 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! Jason is always looking for an interesting spin on the status quo, a way to take a classic and turn it on its ear, soooo… the newest addition to his piano show is Fur Elise with a techno-rock-dance beat: “Fur Crying Out Loud Elise, Let’s Dance!” And Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca has now become “Rondo Alla Techno”. He’s also re-envisioned Autumn Leaves into a fusion of bossa nova and samba styles. Playing the piano while lying upside down Amadeus-style? Check. And always included in the lineup are a handful of Jason’s signature original piano pieces that his fans adore, like his 2008 original instrumental hit, Lisa’s Song (When).

 

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LET’S GO SCIENCE

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza.

Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show, you and your kids will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

 

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!

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

 

How do you know Todrick Hall?

Chances are you’ve seen Todrick Hall sometime in the past eight years and may not have even realized it. From season nine of American Idol, to the Virgin America pre-flight video, to over 403.5 million views of videos on his YouTube channel, you’ve probably seen Todrick around.

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At the Thrasher-Horne, we’ve known about Todrick for a while. Executive Director Denton Yockey remembers hiring him for one of his first stage gigs, long before his meteoric rise to fame had begun. When he was still a relative newcomer to show business, Denton cast a young Toddy as the Doormat in a Ft. Worth, Texas production of Beauty & the Beast. Now a full-fledged star, he owes much of his fame to people like Denton who took a chance on him early in life. As a result, Denton was able to reach out to Todrick’s people and arrange a performance of his brand new, fully updated version of Straight Outta Oz especially for all the Toddlerz in Northeast Florida.

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Todrick has an infectious sort of personality that seeps out into everything he involves himself with, whether it be music, movies, television, or stage. This personal brand is all over Straight Outta Oz. His YouTube signature style involves re-imagining fairy tales into modern mini-Broadway extravaganzas, replacing their tried and true musical standards with arrangements that speak more directly to today’s pop charts. So it’s no surprise that his first large scale musical outing takes the classic story of The Wizard Of Oz – one of the most well known and revered Broadway creations of all time – and spins it into a tale of Todrick’s journey from Plainview, Texas to the bright lights of Los Angeles, California (cast in Straight Outta Oz as Oz Angeles).

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Todrick Hall is one of those names that isn’t going away any time soon. Since landing in Los Angeles, he’s found representation with Scooter Braun at UTA (aka Justin Bieber’s agent), co-starred in videos with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, and can count folks like Beyonce among his growing roster of Hollywood friends and collaborators (the Queen Bey herself recorded a video segment featured in Straight Outta Oz).

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This tour represents a turning point for Todrick. His star is headed to the stratosphere, catapulting him to fame at a level equal to the very musicians and stars he’s spent the first part of his career both parodying and idolizing. And with his recent stint as the lead in Kinky Boots on Broadway, this should be the last time Northeast Florida is asking itself, “How do I know Todrick Hall?”

Tickets for Todrick Hall presents: Straight Outta Oz are available to the general public TODAY. Prices range from $29 to $39 with all fees included. Tickets and more information are available at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.

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The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit 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.

 

SEEN AT THE SCENE – Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Just witness our crowd last Saturday night as we welcomed the dancers and musicians from Rhythm in the Night to our Mainstage for a proper Saint Patrick’s Day celebration! 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 – Lightwire Theatre’s A Very Electric Christmas

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Check out this crowd decked out in their holiday best for A Very Electric Christmas last Sunday afternoon! 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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Wayne Brady: It’s My Line at Thrasher-Horne Center, August 27th

On August 27th, Wayne Brady will make his debut at the Thrasher-Horne Center, premiering his It’s My Line Tour for Northeast Florida audiences. In a way, this performance will be a homecoming for Wayne, who was born in Columbus, Georgia, and raised by his grandmother in Orlando. The Emmy Award winning host of Let’s Make A Deal and The Wayne Brady Show then traded Central Florida life for Los Angeles and an impressive twenty-six year career that spans television, movies, Broadway, and the recording industry. However, Wayne is most easily recognizable from his decades-long stint as a performer (and later Executive Producer) of Whose Line Is It Anyway? His current tour borrows heavily from his extensive experience in improv, most notably the titular nod to his Whose Line roots.

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Wayne’s face is most recognizable from his years of work on television. From 2001 through 2004, he hosted The Wayne Brady Show, a variety show on ABC. He also credits appearances on Reno 911, How I Met Your Mother, Chappelle Show, 30 Rock, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Drew Carey Show, as well as high-profile hosting duties for The NAACP Awards, BET Honors, and the 2002 Miss America Pageant. He has been a judge on So You Think You Can Dance?, the original host of Fox’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics!, and last year was a guest host on The Late Late Show.

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In addition to his television career, he also has a strong background in stage and live performance. Wayne played the role of Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago, and was also a member of an all-star cast of Rent which was directed by Neil Patrick Harris at the historic Hollywood Bowl. More recently, Wayne starred in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, finishing his successful run this past March. Ben Brantley of The New York Times praised his performance, noting

“It is a relief to report that Mr. Brady’s singing and dancing chops are of Broadway caliber. Shimmying and kicking through Mr. Mitchell’s try-this-at-home choreography and belting out Ms. Lauper’s arena-pop score, he radiates stellar heat and good humor.”

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Few entertainers are as multi-talented as Brady. Facebook touts his profession as “Actor, Singer, Improv Comedian, Male Exotic Dancer.” This description accurately summarizes the variety you’ll receive when he hits the stage in Orange Park for this exclusive one-night engagement.

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Tickets to see Wayne Brady live at the Thrasher-Horne on August 27th are available now online (www.THcenter.org) or through the Box Office at (904) 276-6815.