Clint Holmes

With a versatile collection of rousing covers and toe-tapping original songs, every Clint Holmes performance is refreshingly unique. Holmes has been praised by his fans and critics for his soothing, yet powerful voice and commanding stage presence. A veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, Clint Holmes puts on unforgettable, energetic performances that are best seen live and up-close. Don’t miss the chance to see Clint Holmes on The Lyric stage this March.
 
Born in England to an African-American jazz musician and a British opera singer, Clint Holmes was introduced to musical training at an early age. By the age of 8, his mother had taught him professional classical voice techniques, while his dad had taught him to scat sing in local jazz clubs. This unique musical upbringing gave Clint Holmes the signature vocal style that he is known for today. Clint has produced a range of CDs and songs, from romantic ballads such as “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shouldn’t It Be Easy By Now” to thought-provoking ruminations like Holmes’ “Let My Son See Africa.” 
 
More than just a performer, Clint Holmes has a visible legacy in the entertainment industry. Serving briefly as a co-announcer on the Late Show, Holmes was initially recognized as a talent by the Hollywood celebrity Joan Rivers. Holmes eventually developed a highly successful talk and variety show on WWOR-TV called New York at Night, winning an Emmy for his work. Holmes has appeared in People’s Choice Awards, Miss America Pageants, and the Emmy Awards, providing world class entertainment to millions of television viewers.
*Opening Act*
Ms. Kelly Clinton
Singer-Dancer-Comedienne Kelly Clinton headlines at the exclusive Stirling Club at Turnberry Towers where she also serves as entertainment director.  She also stars and hosts the Celebrity Open Mic Cabaret Night at Las Vegas’ prestigious supper club.  The New-Jersey born performer has performed and traveled with Engelbert Humperdinck and Wayne Newton and now husband Clint Holmes.  She has headlined her own one-woman show, which is an eclectic presentation of song, comedy, dance and characters.  She is currently developing her own autobiographical show called “80 Year Old Bones.

Conrad Tao

Only 18 years old, Conrad Tao has astonished critics and audiences alike with his innate ability to breathe extraordinary life into a variety of classical pieces. The only musician to appear on Forbes’ prestigious 2011 “30 under 30” list of young people changing the world, Tao is arguably the foremost pianist in the United States today. Already touring the globe and amassing dozens of awards, Conrad Tao is an artist to keep your eye on.
 
Born in Urbana, Illinois, Conrad Tao displayed remarkable musical abilities before he could even walk. At the age of 18 months, Conrad was discovered playing children’s songs on the piano with no evidence of formal training. The young prodigy developed his talents further, giving his first piano recital at the age of 4, and debuting in his first concerto at age 8, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major. Now attending Columbia University and Juilliard School, Conrad Tao has received an incredible amount of attention around the world. Tao appeared as a soloist in the United States with the Russian National Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra. He’s toured Europe extensively, performing solo concerts everywhere from Berlin to London.  He’s continued his global tour, performing with orchestras on almost every continent. In 2012, Conrad was celebrated for his performance of Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
 
At such a young age, Conrad Tao has managed to receive more awards than most people do in a life time. In 2011, the young pianist was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts and received a YoungArts gold medal in music from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts. Additionally, he was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor only awarded every 2 years to the most promising American pianists of the generation. As a composer, Tao has won 8 consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards since 2004. His compositions have been in high demand, drawing the attention of high profile orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Conrad Tao has been asked to compose a piece commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy as well, which is planned to be debuted this year.

Travis Tritt “Solo Acoustic Tour”

TONIGHT! Travis Tritt ~ Solo Acoustic Performance – at The Lyric!

Country music superstar, Travis Tritt makes his highly anticipated return to The Lyric to reprise last year’s sold-out solo acoustic performances.  Tritt, notoriously labeled a ‘renegade’ and a ‘bad-boy’, will take take the stage, armed with only his guitar to share a stripped down, honest and reflective performance as one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era.  Travis Tritt’s impressive career thus far boasts more than forty hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride” and “Best of Intentions.”  Seven of his albums (counting the Greatest Hits) are certified platinum or higher, and he’s had 15 additional top ten singles.    ”At 50, to still have a career and be able to surprise people with music – I’m humbled and very thankful. It’s a God given gift.” Which is another way of saying that for Travis Tritt, it’s nothing but clear skies, open windows and dry pavement ahead.

Rhythm of the Dance

Celebrate the rich tradition of Irish dance and culture this March with a special musical performance by the National Dance Company of Ireland. Featuring 30 dancers, a full traditional Irish band, and The Young Irish Tenors, Rhythm of the Dance is the foremost authentic traveling step dancing show, sticking to its Celtic roots and portraying the native dances of Ireland with integrity and passion.
 
Anticipating the National Dance Company of Ireland’s first American Public Television show, Rhythm of the Dance has embarked on a 2013/2014 tour of the United States, showcasing their incredible musical and rhythmical talents. Already their tour has received wide critical and popular acclaim, selling out venues from the West to East coast in anticipation of their PBS special. Starting in 2014, Rhythm of the Dance will begin incorporating multimedia to enhance their already enthralling show. From the Celtic Step to the rare Sean-Nós dance, a tradition stemming from the ancient island of Innishbofin outside of Galway, Rhythm of the Dance is as real as it gets.
 
Setting themselves apart from the widely recognized Irish step dance traveling shows, such as Lord of the Dance and Celtic Thunder, Rhythm of the Dance avoids overly glamorous set designs and inauthentic contemporary pop infusions. Instead, the National Dance Company of Ireland strive to represent the true Celtic tradition and modern Irish character, employing dancers who have trained extensively in the Irish step dancing tradition since they were children. Not only are their dancers authentic, but Rhythm of the Dance stresses musical authenticity as well, incorporating a variety of traditional Irish instruments, such as the Celtic Bouzouki, the Cittern, tea whistle, and Pennywhistle flutes. The step dancing company has taken over the world, performing in 59 different countries for a total of 4.8 million people.

Hair

HAIR
THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE ROCK MUSICAL

HAIR – The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original production – all played live by The Tribe.

 Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of individuality, experimentation and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today.

All the chart-topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back including “Aquarius,” Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard”.

Bold! Brash! Angry and defiant! This new production returns to its rebellious and provocative roots! 

Join the revolution – it’s the dawning of a new age!  

 
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Hair

HAIR
THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE ROCK MUSICAL

HAIR – The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original production – all played live by The Tribe.

 Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of individuality, experimentation and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today.

All the chart-topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back including “Aquarius,” Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard”.

Bold! Brash! Angry and defiant! This new production returns to its rebellious and provocative roots! 

Join the revolution – it’s the dawning of a new age!  

 
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Made possible in part by the generosity of our sponsors:
Boyes & Farina

Travis Tritt “Solo Acoustic Tour”

Country music superstar, Travis Tritt makes his highly anticipated return to The Lyric to reprise last year’s sold-out solo acoustic performances.  Tritt, notoriously labeled a ‘renegade’ and a ‘bad-boy’, will take take the stage, armed with only his guitar to share a stripped down, honest and reflective performance as one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. 

Travis Tritt’s impressive career thus far boasts more than forty hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride” and “Best of Intentions.”  Seven of his albums (counting the Greatest Hits) are certified platinum or higher, and he’s had 15 additional top ten singles.  

 ”At 50, to still have a career and be able to surprise people with music – I’m humbled and very thankful. It’s a God given gift.” Which is another way of saying that for Travis Tritt, it’s nothing but clear skies, open windows and dry pavement ahead.

Former White House chef John Moeller cooks three-course meal, talks about feeding First Families

By Zaimarie De Guzman
Posted February 3, 2014 at 11:05 p.m.

Former White House chef John Moeller served three presidents and their families during his time as a White House chef from 1992 to 2005.

He talked about his interactions with the First Families and cooked a three course meal for guests Monday evening at Piper’s Landing in Palm city. The private event was a preview to his appearance Wednesday evening at The Lyric Theatre in Stuart, in which he will cook on stage as part of his book tour promoting “Dining at the White House.”

Guests Monday dined on winter squash soup, roasted filet mignon and a warm chocolate tarte with raspberry sauce.

“He’s so impressive,” said Irene Luneski, house manager of The Lyric and Moeller’s aunt.Moeller had been visiting Luneski in the spring when she introduced him to John Loeser, the Lyric’s executive producer.

“I could see the lightbulb go off over (Loesser’s) head when I told him my nephew was a White House chef, Luneski said. “He was so excited to bring him to The Lyric.”

Loesser joked about going to visit Moeller at his home in Lancaster, Pa.

“I found myself running around Lancaster searching for natural potatoes with him,” Loesser said.
At the end of Monday’s gathering, Moeller answered guests’ questions, telling the crowd of more than 60 that of the three presidents he served, President George H. W. Bush and his family had the most expansive pallets because they were so well traveled.

President Bill Clinton and his family would come late to dinner most often, he said, and President George W. Bush was a simple “meat and potatoes kinda guy.”

Conversation with Chef Moeller
What: A Conversation With (former) White House Chef John Moeller
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 4
Where: The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart
Cost: $25 general admission; $50 premium ticket, which includes a copy of “Dining at the White House”
Information: 772-286-7827; www.lyrictheatre.com

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Hair

Nearly 50 years later, Hair is still relevant today. The defining rock musical, Hair swept Broadway with its revolutionary condemnation of the Vietnam War and shocked audiences with brash depictions of sexuality, drug use, and profanity. A celebration of youth and an exploration for peace, Hair, the musical, remains a critically relevant commentary on American society.
 
Debuting on Broadway in 1968, Hair follows the lives of a group of politically active hippies living a bohemian life in the hustle and bustle of New York City, struggling to avoid the draft and to find love in the meantime. A search for peace, truth, and love, Hair gave a voice to the Baby Boomers of the 1960s and 70s. Coining popular songs such as “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” and “Good Morning, Starshine,” Hair was a perfect vocal outlet for a discouraged generation searching for answers.
 
Nowadays, people are still searching and Hair, the musical, is still providing generations of young adults with an outlet for societal frustrations. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards over the past five decades, Hair finally won Best Revival of a Musical in 2009, proving the increasing relevance of an expression of rebellion and sexual liberation. Now revived all over the world in many forms and venues, Hair speaks to more than just an American population, capturing audiences with its daring statements and catchy lyrics.
 
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Sweet Charity

From the creative minds of Bob Fosse and Neil Simon, the Tony Award winning musical Sweet Charity arrives at The Lyric Theatre this March. Sweet Charity follows the ups and downs of a dancer-for-hire working at a dance hall in Times Square. The wild and crazy 1960s musical is a quintessential piece of Broadway history, enjoying several successful revivals and off-Broadway productions.
 
Based on the Federico Fellini’s screenplay, Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity transforms the piece into a crazy adventure featuring the distinct stylings of the legendary dance choreographer, Bob Fosse, and the intelligent hilarity of writer Neil Simon. With music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Sweet Charity was a result of some of the greatest creative minds musical theater has to offer. Following the original production starring Bob Fosse’s own wife, Gwen Verdon, Sweet Charity was revived over 10 times, including the release of a major motion picture starring Shirley MacLaine and Sammy Davis, Jr.
 
Always the optimist, Charity Valentine works a not-so-glamorous job at the Fandango Ballroom in New York City. Although chances seem slim, Charity hopes for a better life and a chance to find real love. The hired dancer feels that her luck just might be changing when she meets Oscar, a decent guy with a heart of gold. They hit it off and Charity embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love. There’s just one thing: Oscar doesn’t know what Charity does for a living. Can Charity finally find a new life with this new man of her dreams or will her secret destroy their relationship? 
 
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