Sunday, November 24, 2013

THE MAXWELL C. KING CENTER: Committed to Culture, Community AND Kids!

MAXWELL C. KING CENTER: 
Committed to Culture, 
Community AND Kids!
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Located in Melbourne, 
Florida,The Maxwell 
C. King Center for the 
Performing Arts has 
maintained a consistent 
commitment to, culture 
and community since 1988.
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I recall fondly my first King Center experience in 1990 — a live stage production of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I attended the show with my buddy Doug and his (then) five-year-old son, David and it was an awesome family event. Good times, to be sure. And their recent summer youth theater productions of such iconic musicals as Oklahoma! and Hairspray have been absolutely superb.

Yes, not only does the annual King Center schedule offer an array of popular adult-appropriate concerts, stage productions, comedians and more — they also continue to host a variety of youth-oriented events. And they've got some most excellent ones in store for the community in early 2014. Check it out...

THE KING CENTER 
THEATRE FOR YOUTH 
AND OUTREACH PROGRAM  

STEAM TRUNK CIRCUS STORIES:
THE VANISHED VAUDEVILLIAN
Tues / January 14th / 10:30AM
Ticket Price: $11
(inclusive of ticketing fees)
Appropriate for: K – grade 5

Comedy, magic, juggling (plus a 
mysterious book and a hat belonging 
to Harry Houdini!) are brought 
together in this hilarious show 
featuring fantastic feats of fact 
and fiction. “Storyologists” Page 
Turner and Kenny need the help 
of the audience to unravel riddles, 
figure out clues, and solve the 
mystery of the “Vanished Vaudevillian.”


ALICE ROCKS WONDERLAND
Tues / January 28th / 10:30 AM
Ticket Price:  $11
(inclusive of ticketing fees)
Appropriate for: K – grade 8

The audience will sing, dance, and 
rock along in this rock and roll style 
musical adaptation of Alice’s 
Adventures in Wonderland. This 
high-energy show encourages 
reading and features original music 
combined with Lewis Carroll’s poetry.


VOCAL TRASH
Tues / May 13th / 10:30AM
Ticket Price:  $11
(inclusive of ticketing fees)
Appropriate for: General audience

An electrifying theatrical show features 
a cappella harmonies, awarding-winning 
urban-style break dance and drumming. 
Described as "Glee Meets Stomp," this 
green-minded ensemble delights audiences, 
globally, on a relentless pursuit to bring 
people together utilizing the universal 
language of song and dance.  
Think, "Urban Broadway." 

Tickets may be purchased by 
visiting kingcenter.com or 
by calling 321.242.2219.

These shows all look so fun and so cool, I'm planning to check 'em out myself. And I'm not even close to joking. Hey, "Alice Rocks" and so do I. I just hope that they won't be checking IDs!

-Christopher Long
(November 2013)


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