“This was an impressive quartet of performers and their professionalism showed brightly at every turn and nuance at the Kirby Center. The dynamic performers yielded a seemingly unending stream of masterpieces. Whether it was the passion from selections from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or lighthearted numbers from CATS, THE BEST OF BROADWAY turned out to be just that both in program content and presentation.” – Citizen’s Voice
Ragtime won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score in 1998.
“That’s one of the most joyful things about this band. Everybody is so conscientious. I mean, you’ll notice when somebody’s playing solos, everybody’s doing whatever they can do to make that soloist sound as good as they can.” – Joe Spivey
“This is my destiny to continue his legacy and keep his name alive and his work heard. No one on this planet can present and feel more connected to him and his music more than I can. I have done this for over 10 years since his passing and a lot of bands have come and gone. But I am still here presenting his music to the masses around the world. It makes sense when you see my concert live in order to understand. You can feel as if my father were still alive right there in the concert hall!” Tito Puente, Jr.
Peter Story is touring the country bringing his one-man show — a fusion of stand-up comedy, theatre & storytelling — to a city near you.
The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Performing “Cirque Peking” ~ Monday, December 1st at 5pm & 8pm
Straight from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China are coming to Stuart for an evening of high flying acrobatic entertainment. Founded in 1951, the troupe has become one of the most acclaimed acrobatic groups in all of China, touring in over 500 cities in 70 countries across the world. In Cirque Peking, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will demonstrate some of their most famous acts including “Aerial Bungee Tumblings” and “Global Motorcyling.”
“Spontaneity is everything to me, working without a net.” – Regis Philbin, NYTimes
“I love to do stand-up, I really enjoy it. There’s no money in it, but I just do it because it’s a wonderful proving ground. It’s a laboratory for comics to work out. I look forward to doing it.” Steve Solomon
Dec 10, 2014 7:00 pm “The Rabbi and The Italian” walked into a theater…and comedy genius was born! Starring Rabbi Bob Alper and legendary stand-up comedian Dick Capri, “The Rabbi and The Italian” combines all of your favorite Jewish and Italian humor in a clean and family-friendly context. With an incredible 60+ years of combined entertainment experience, Rabbi Bob Alper and Dick Capri are a comedic force to be reckoned with. In “The Rabbi and The Italian,” the two veteran entertainers bring together two cultures for a night of hilarity perfect for all ages. An ordained rabbi with a doctorate from Princeton, Bob Alper served congregations for over 14 years before pursuing a career in comedy. Since his break out on the entertainment scene, Alper has performed over 200 shows across the country, impressing audiences with his fast-paced tempo and impeccable timing. Alper has played in some of North America’s most respected comedic venues, including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Chautauqua Institution in New York, and the Hollywood’s Comedy and Improv Store. Featured on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” and CNN, Bob Alper is also the author of three books, including “A Rabbi Confesses” and his latest release, “Thanks, I Needed That.” Known for his smart and sophisticated routine, Rabbi Bob Alper has become a favorite in universities, performing arts centers, and comedy clubs across the country. First gaining international recognition for his 1973 comedy tour with Englebert Humperdinck, Dick Capri has continued to perform sold-out shows every year, keeping audiences laughing with his signature comedic style. Capri has performed in a variety of venues across the world, including Radio City Music Hall, the Minskoff Theater in New York, and the Palladium in London. In addition to his career as a stand-up comedian, Dick Capri has also performed in musical theater and on television. In 1991, Capri made his Broadway debut, performing in the critically-acclaimed run of “Catskills On Broadway,” which sold out shows for an impressive 14 months in a row. The veteran comedian was also featured on Comedy Central’s popular special, the New York Friars Club Roast in Honor of Drew Carey.