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Behind the Scenes video from American Idol Live!

Check out this video from the American Idol Live! tour photo shoot. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! more


AUDITIONS- Monday, June 22 @ 12:30 PM for the Summer Musical Theatre Project: Swing!

Calling aspiring singers, dancers, and musicians to participate in this awesome opportunity: The Summer Musical Theatre Project! presented through special arrangements with R&H Theatricals in partnership with the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. There’s a place for everyone.... more


BRIDGE TO GRACE JUST ADDED AS WHITESNAKE SUPPORT

Just Annouced! Brige to Grace will open for Whitesmake on August 1 st . A fixture on the rock music scene, Bridge To Grace has been impressing audiences with their energetic live show performance and songwriting skills since early 2012. In January, they released their second single to radio and... more


PAUL KANTNER OF JEFFERSON STARSHIP SET TO PLAY IN KING CENTER CONCERT

Despite being hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on March 25 th , Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship co-founder, Paul Kantner will be here in concert on April 24 th . Kantner is the only member of the group who has worked with every line-up of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson... more


STEVE OLIVER STEPS IN TO PLAY WITH ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY

Creative guitarist/vocalist, Steve Oliver, has agreed to join Acoustic Alchemy on stage in the Studio Theatre on April 26 th . Due to a family emergency, we regret to inform you that Greg Carmichael will be unable to perform at this concert. The band, not wishing to let their fans down, have... more


ELIJAH WOLF JUST ANNOUNCED AS THE GIPSY KINGS SPECIAL GUEST

Singer-songwriter, Elijah Wolf will be the supporting act on the evening of The Gipsy Kings on June 12 th . The twenty-one-year-old singer has songs brimming with adventure, romance, and homecoming, revealing an impressively broad songwriting palette. Elijah Wolf-Christensen’s musical journey... more


KRISTINA TRAIN JOINS TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND AS SPECIAL GUEST!

Singer, songwriter and musician, Kristina Train has been confirmed as a special guest when the Tedeschi Trucks Band hits the King Center stage on April 21 st . After signing with Blue Note recording, Kristina released her first album, Spilt Milk in 2009 and Dark Black in 2012. She toured the... more


"Weird Al" Yankovic Comedy Central Video!

We are so excited to have such a talented artist AND wonderful person coming to the King Center on August 14! Watch this video of Weird Al performing with autistic children at the Night of Too Many Stars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y2ETZUQhIvU more


Local Group, Vox Audio Just Added to the Sing-Off Live King Center concert!
Also featuring Voice Play, Street Corner Symphony & The Exchange

Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Vox Audio is a Drama Desk award winning vocal group. Born as “Toxic Audio,” they were hired to perform daily at Disney World’s MGM Studios. They won first place in the National Harmony Sweepstakes, were named “Best Pop Group in America” by Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star... more


THE GIPSY KINGS WIN GRAMMY IN THE BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM CATEGORY
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THEIR JUNE 12TH KING CENTER PERFORMANCE

At the 6 th time at bat, the Gipsy Kings have won the GRAMMY for Best World Music Album, SAVOR FLAMENCO at the 56 th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This is the group’s 6 th Nomination, and a record for the most nominations for the World Music Grammy. According to PARADE magazine, this is also the 22... more


Congratulations to Weird Al Yankovic for winning a Grammy for Best Comedy Album!

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC THE MANDATORY WORLD TOUR Coming to the King Center Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! more


The Sing-Off Live! Tour Adds Season Five’s The Exchange To National Tour Lineup

The Exchange, who met on Season 3 of The Sing-Off, will join previously announced VoicePlay and Street Corner Symphony at the King Center on March 10 th . The Exchange are five singers, each with his own distinct voice and style. It’s the fusion of their contrasting roots–R&B, rock,... more


The Piano Guys have just released a new video!

Enjoy this mash-up of Ants Marching and Ode to Joy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17GLE-16_3g more


The Viera High School choir performed on the King Center stage Sunday night with the one and only Susan Boyle!

The students did an amazing job and received a standing ovation from the audience! Warm congratulations to all who participated. more


LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS STARRING DARLENE LOVE

The New York Times raves “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” You’ve seen her at the Oscars – you’ve seen her on Broadway, you’ve seen her in the “Lethal Weapon” movies and “20 Feet From Stardom” – now... more


2nd SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK SHOW JUST ADDED!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Emmy Award - winning 1970's pop culture phenomenon comes to the stage in this high energy show. Through a series of classic songs like "Unpack Your Adjectives", "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction" this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young... more


SUSAN BOYLE’S UPCOMING TV APPEARANCES

TUNE IN to see two-time Grammy nominated singing sensation, Susan Boyle perform live on The Today Show this Thursday morning, October 2 nd and on The Talk on Monday, October 6 th . Make your plans to see her here live on November 2 nd . Be sure to get your tickets soon for this Central... more


ANNOUNCING THE THEATRE FOR YOUTH AND OUTREACH PROGRAM AND THE 2014-2015 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON!

Individual Tickets On Sale Friday, September 5th at Noon CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! more


HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES 3rd SHOW JUST ADDED – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH AT 8PM

HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 TH at Noon Due to the overwhelming popularity of HOTEL CALIFORNIA “A Salute to the Eagles” in the Studio Theatre, a 3rd concert has been added. The new concert date is Thursday, October 16 th at 8pm. This... more


Click HERE to view Studio Theatre Performances

Studio Theatre Performances ! We are adding new shows all the time! Please check back with us to see new and upcoming Studio Theatre shows! Tim Reynolds & TR3 Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM Click HERE for more information. Hotel California A Salute to The... more


ROCK’N’BLUES FEST BECOMES A TRIBUTE

The music world lost a legend last week with the passing of Johnny Winter, one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known. What was originally slated as Rock'n'Blues Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter will now be a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge,... more


Check out these pictures of our talented Summer Musical Theatre Project students rehearsing for Thoroughly Modern Millie!

Three shows only! July 18—7:30 p.m. and July 19—2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss Thoroughly Modern Millie performed by students of the 3 rd Annual Summer Musical Theatre Project presented by the King Center and the Cocoa Village Playhouse! Tickets affordably priced at $17 for adults, $12 for... more


SUSAN BOYLE ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL JUNE 25th

Be sure to catch Susan Boyle as she performs on Live with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, June 25 th . After earning rave reviews for her sell out Scottish and UK Tours in 2013 and 2014, she is very excited to be embarking on the first part of her world tour in the USA. Make your plans to see... more


Congratulations to the winners of the King Center Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program Cover Design Contest

King Center Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program Cover Design Contest In celebration of The Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program 20th Anniversary Winners of the Cover Design contest has been announced As our way of saying thanks, o Winning selection will be on display in the... more


Our It's A Wrap Celebration has been postponed until the Fall.

Further details will be provided at a later date. more


BILL COSBY HONORED AT AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS

America’s favorite dad, Bill Cosby , was recently honored with the prestigious Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the 2014 "American Comedy Awards" which airs on Thursday, May 8 at 9 pm on NBC. The 76-year-old comedian was honored for his outstanding work over the past 50 years... more


The King Center, Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program 2014-2015 season

20 th Anniversary Celebration Starts now! Cover design contest deadline: Thursday, May 8 th , 2014   Calling All Aspiring Artists!   Eligibility Contest is open to all Brevard students (public, private, charter or home schooled) currently enrolled in grades 6-9.... more


FORMER CAST MEMBERS OF THE JERSEY BOYS AND STRAIGHT NO CHASER! Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm

UNDER THE STREETLAMP brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level.  Four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” will provide an electrifying concert with their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona.... more


THE STUDIO THEATRE INTIMATE CONCERT SERIES!

The King Center and Brevard Music Group will soon be announcing more shows in our Studio Theatre Intimate Concert Series. On April 28 th , join us in the intimate setting of the King Center’s Studio Theatre for an evening of music with three great jazz favorites; Jeff Lorber on piano, Chuck Loeb... more


UNDER THE STREETLAMP: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” PBS Special

The “UNDER THE STREETLAMP: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” PBS Special will air on WUCF TV – Central Florida’s PBS TV channel, Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30 pm EST. Enjoy this special broadcast and then see them LIVE on stage at the King Center on April 22 nd with special guests, Gentleman’s Rule... more


FAMILY FUN PERFORMANCE! CHILDREN’S DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PEKING ACROBATS!

The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on Fox's GUINNESS BOOK PRIMETIME TV show where they astounded audiences with their bravery and dexterity as they balanced six people precariously atop six chairs 21 feet up in the air without safety lines!  Bring your... more


JOHN LEGEND – BECOME A MEMBER AND GET TICKETS BEFORE THE PUBLIC!

John Legend is coming on April 28 th for the "All Of Me Tour".  Intimate, raw, and unplugged.  Members can purchase tickets January 28 th – 30 th before they go on sale to the public on January 31 st .  For more information on membership, please visit... more


Friends of The King Center 2013-2014

Friends of the King Center help play the crucial role of providing financial support for King Center programming. For more information,call 321-433-5720. Chairman’s Circle Tony & Sara Catanese, Florida Institute of Technology Community Credit Union—David Brock Carol & John Craig... more


MembersFirst 2013-2014

King Center members make generous contributions to the King Center, and receive priority seating and exclusive benefits. For more information, call 321-433-5720 .   Funded Five Platinum Members Linda & Dale Coxwell Carl & Shirley Ring Sutton Properties   Funded... more


MERLE HAGGARD TO APPEAR ON THE GRAMMYS

Merle Haggard will be making his first time appearance at the upcoming Grammy Awards as he shares the stage with Kris Kristofferson , Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton .  Haggard won a 1984 Grammy for "That's the Way Love Goes" in the category of best male country vocal performance and... more


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RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEATLES MUSIC IN AMERICA

With new sets and new music, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to the US and their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Join  us on January 15 th as this live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and... more


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Congratulations to Thomas and Tina Drago!!

Congratulations to Thomas and Tina Drago, the lucky winners of our 2 nd annual Ticket Raffle! The Dragos have won two tickets to EVERY show in 2014!   more


Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts General Contest Rules

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts General Contest Rules (Contest rules current as of January 30, 2014)   These are the General Contest Rules for the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.'s Facebook, Twitter and other online contests or promotions. The Maxwell... more


The Moody Blues ‘Timeless Flight Tour 2014’ Is coming on March 28, 2014

Tickets for The Moody Blues concert will be going on sale to the public on December 13 th . If you would like to purchase your tickets early, you might like to join our MembersFirst program which allows you to purchase them in advance! Click here for more information. more


HAIRSPRAY Review!

An Epic Space Coast Production! The Summer Musical Theatre Project presents aspiring Space Coast actors and actresses (ages ranging from fifteen to eighteen) with an incredible opportunity  to learn the ropes by working with experienced professionals in a theatrical... more


The King Center is getting a New Look!

The college has a new name: Eastern Florida State College and the King Center is getting a new look! Collins Custom Painting Inc. is working hard painting the exterior of the theatre. Check it out the next time you drive down Post Road or better yet, see it up close when you come and see one of... more


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DREAMGIRLS

The sparkling new high-tech production of the Tony and Academy Award winning musical DREAMGIRLS will electrify audiences in  Melbourne as Big League Productions, Inc. brings this high-energy Broadway hit show to the King Center on May 23, 2013! DREAMGIRLS is produced by Big League... more


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Crosby, Stills, & Nash

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 18th at Noon. More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of... more


The national tour of Dreamgirls, is "exceptionally well produced and performed" - Broadwayworld.com

The national tour of Dreamgirls, is exceptionally well produced and performed. It is an experience that is not to be missed. The stage musical has some key differences from the film version, not the least of which being the vast amount of music that was cut for the film. Large portions of the... more


Jillian Michaels, Coming to the King Center!

JILLIAN MICHAELS ‘MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE’  TOUR LIVE

Tickets starting at .50 (ticket prices inclusive of ticketing fees) Imagine. Believe. Achieve. In this live, intimate and uniquely personal evening, America’s health and wellness guru Jillian Michaels shows how to harness your potential, kick-start your goals and live an exceptional life -... more


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"Strings of Fire" : LORD OF THE DANCE, coming to the King Center

"Strings of Fire" from the new DVD and Blu-ray "Michael Flatley returns as Lord of the Dance"  LORD OF THE DANCE at the King Center Melbourne Florida Sunday, March 17, 2013. http://www.kingcenter.com/events-and-tickets/1540-lord-of-the-dance-created-by-michael-flatley more


Summer Musical Theatre Project - Hairspray the Musical

The awesome talent of the young people participating in our Summer Musical Theatre Project will be showcased as they present Broadway’s musical comedy hit, HAIRSPRAY on July 19th, 20th and 21st.  Come on out and support our strong cast of singers, dancers and other behind the scene roles made up... more


View The KING CENTER Seating Chart

Click below to download a King Center seating chart. more


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The King Center's efforts to meet special needs of patrons with disabilities

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College), was established to enrich the cultural and educational opportunities of Florida’s Space Coast. As a Direct Support Organization of Eastern... more