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CF Announces 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series Line-up

June 26, 2014

The College of Central Florida’s 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series will feature theatre, dance, music, comedy and a children’s show.

“The CF Performing Arts Series is the only chance you’ll have in Marion and Citrus counties to enjoy professional touring artists of this caliber,” said Dr. Jennifer Fryns, associate dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “I am excited to announce that we were able to lower ticket prices this season, so more people will get to experience the charm, wonder, euphoria and belly-aching laughter these performers bring to the stage.”

New lower-priced tickets for each show are $15. Ocala season subscriptions for four shows are $50 and Lecanto season subscriptions for three shows are $38.

The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, with the Alachua Guitar Quartet performing in the Klein Conference Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. A second performance will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m., the CF Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto. The Gainesville-based group performs Brazilian classical guitar music.

Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., AXIS Dance Company takes the Dassance Fine Arts Center stage. AXIS is world-renowned for its contemporary dance performed by dancers with and without disabilities. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Physical comedian Tomáš Kubínek will perform Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dassance Fine Arts Center, and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m., at the Citrus Learning and Conference Center. A “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” Kubínek is a comic genius who leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless and madly in love.

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical, an improvised musical comedy, brings song, dance and laughter to the Dassance Fine Arts Center Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., and to the Citrus Learning and Conference Center Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. In this unscripted show, master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists.

Finally, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Company comes to the Dassance Fine Arts Center. Tickets for this show, which are not included in season packages, are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

This family show begins with a 10-foot cylinder slithering onto stage and imploding. Before long, the entire audience is playing catch with gigantic inflatable props. The big blow-up shapes shimmer, balloon, deflate and bounce in a rainbow of colors. Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo and Daielma Santos mesmerize the audience.

For more information and tickets, call 352-873-5810 in Marion County, or 352-746-6721, ext. 5810, in Citrus County. Purchase tickets online at Tickets.CF.edu.

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