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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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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CLICK CLACK MOO

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.

 

The Road To Wedded Bliss – Part Six

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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The heat is on… literally and figuratively. It’s now mid-July, and you’ve diligently checked off all the boxes on the first, second, thirdfourth, and fifth month’s lists. You are past the halfway mark in planning your dream wedding, and you can almost see the finish line coming up on the horizon. And here we are, like clockwork, to provide you with Part Six 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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3 MONTHS BEFORE

Don’t get nervous…

The items on the checklist during this period are decisions you definitely want to make together with your fiancée.

  • Plan the ceremony and reception seating. Don’t forget about your single friends and where they will be seated. You want all of your guests to enjoy the evening.
  • Purchase wedding favors. Keep them themed if you have one.
  • Make a list of the people giving toasts.
  • Finalize readers and readings.
  • Decide if you are going to write your own vows.

 

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!

It Pays To Be A Thrasher-Horne Center Member!

VIP status is right at your fingertips with a Thrasher-Horne Center membership! We offer multiple levels of benefits to fit your needs perfectly, and create an entertainment experience that is fully customized from beginning to end. Why merely see a show, when an annual membership provides you with a complete show experience?

Membership benefits begin with priority ticket availability, meaning you receive first dibs at snagging that perfect seat for yourself or a loved one (and certain levels also include discounts on those must-see shows). But that’s only the tip of the iceberg! There are so many more great perks available, from VIP parking to free drinks to a private club to call your own. Check out all the bonuses below!

Friend ($75)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition

Donor ($150)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges

Contributor ($300)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges
  • One VIP Parking Pass
  • 15% discount on ticket purchases

Silver Circle ($500)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges
  • One VIP Parking Pass
  • 15% discount on ticket purchases
  • Circle Club access for four guests
  • 10 complimentary drink coupons

Gold Circle ($1,000)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges
  • One VIP Parking Pass
  • 15% discount on ticket
  • 10% discount on rentals of conference center and theatres at Thrasher-Horne Center
  • Circle Club access for six guests
  • 20 complimentary drink coupons
  • Your reserved seats available during most Member Pre-Sales

Platinum Circle ($1,500)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges
  • 15% discount on ticket purchases
  • 10% discount on rentals of conference center and theatres at Thrasher-Horne Center
  • Circle Club access for up to eight guests
  • 30 complimentary drink coupons
  • Your reserved seats available during most Member Pre-Sales
  • One VIP parking sign reserved with your name

Diamond Circle ($2,500)

  • Member Ticket Pre-Sale
  • Membership recognition
  • Free Ticket Exchange Privileges
  • 15% discount on ticket purchases
  • 10% discount on rentals of conference center and theatres at Thrasher-Horne Center
  • Circle Club access for up to 14 guests
  • 50 complimentary drink coupons
  • Your reserved seats available during most Member Pre-Sales
  • One VIP parking sign reserved with your name
  • A portion of your membership donation will go towards the Arrowsmith Education Fund. This fund helps underwrite tickets for children and families that are not otherwise able to attend a performance.

Pick your level to get the experience that’s right for you and begin your annual membership today! Best of all, a portion of each membership dollar contributes to the future of the Thrasher-Horne Center. Membership donations work to bring you MORE by supporting programming, outreach, events, capital improvements and venue operations.

So pick up those discounted front row seats before everyone else, park in your designated space and enter through your own private member’s entrance, and relax in our lounge-like atmosphere featuring complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar before settling into your private reserved seat for the show! Art and entertainment have never been easier or more accessible than with a Thrasher-Horne Center membership!

All Membership Benefits are good for regular Thrasher-Horne Center presentations for one year from the date of purchase. For some performances, member benefits may be subject to artist contract approval. Contact the Box Office for further details at (904) 276-6815.

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!

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

 

SEEN AT THE SCENE – MAMMA MIA!

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Tuesday night dusted off their white platform boots and boogied on down to catch MAMMA MIA! live on our Main Stage. It was a two and a half hour ABBA explosion which saw our sell-out crowd dancing and singing along to all their favorite hits. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org (especially our newly announced 2017-2018 Broadway Orange Park season) and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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