Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thrasher-Horne Center announces upcoming 2016–2017 musicals

Thrasher-Horne Center announces the second season of Broadway Orange Park with four touring
2016 - 2017 OP Musicals
musicals: “Into the Woods,” “Avenue Q, Xanadu” and “Mamma Mia!”  The season starts November 2016 and runs through June 2017.  Subscriptions are currently on sale at the Thrasher-Horne Center Box Office.  is ready to continue Thrasher-Horne Center’s Broadway development.  “This is a season for real fans of musical theater with some offerings that aren’t always seen in a typical Broadway series in Jacksonville,” said Executive Director Denton Yockey.  “Thrasher-Horne Center is trying to provide shows that will complement and build upon the theatre culture already rooted in Northeast Florida.”

Broadway Orange Park begins Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. with the launch of the national tour of “Into the Woods”.  This acclaimed production by Fiasco Theater was such a surprise hit in New York that its run was extended twice over the past year.  Now the company takes this reimagined production on the road rehearsing and presenting the first performance of the national tour at Thrasher-Horne Center.  Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant in the sky in this Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.

The 2016–17 season continues Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. with a stop at “Avenue Q,” the Tony Award-winning and irreverent, laugh-out-loud look at life after college.  Part flesh and part felt, this production is packed with heart as recent Princeton college graduate seeks to find his purpose in the big city.  “Xanadu” takes the stage Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m.  This adventurous, rolling-skating, zany musical spoof is based on the cult classic movie of the same name.  “Xanadu” rolls and sings along to all the same legendary pop-rock songs: “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu.”  All songs composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.  Both “Avenue Q” and “Xanadu” are presented by Slow Burn Theatre, a regional theatre company from South Florida, that is making a name for itself with exciting and fresh theatrical productions.

The season ends on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. with the Farewell Tour from one of the most successful musicals of all times “Mamma Mia!”  “Mamma Mia!” is the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five current musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway.  The show is preparing for its 90+ market farewell tour.

LOCATION:The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS:may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Subscriptions are now on sale for the four show season.  Prices range from $99 to $199 and include options such as swap or drop a show.  Tickets for individual shows will be available in the fall.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is located on the Orange Park campus.

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