Ar t · Music · Theatre Memphis at the Saenger Theatre April 13 The Saenger Theatre is bringing to its stage the musical Memphis, on April 13 at 7:30 pm. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Tickets start at $48 and are available at the Saenger box office and pensacolasaenger.com. Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary at the Saenger April 14 Global music sensation, Celtic Woman, brings their 10th Anniversary Celebration to Pensacola! The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style. The 10th Anniversary Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women – three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist--along with a full band, The Anotas Choir, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Tickets are $42-$102 and are available at the Saenger box office and pensacolasaenger.com. PLT Presents G.I. Jukebox April 17-19; 23-26 During WWII, Hollywood stars and starlets made it their duty to entertain “the boys.” G.I. Jukebox is a night at the Stage Door Canteen. Harmonies straight from the big band and swing era are the backbone of this nostalgic retrospective of an America we’ll never see again. Step back in time on this musical journey at the Pensacola Little Theatre Mainstage April 17-19 and 23-16. Tickets are $14-$30 and are available at the PLT Box Office, at pensacolalittletheatre.com or by calling 432.2042.
Pensacola Civic Band – Return of John Williams at the Saenger April 17 John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history and the Pensacola Civic Band is returning to the music of John Williams at the Saenger on April 10. Join the Pensacola Civic Band for a night filled with beautiful music that will take you places beyond space and time. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Saenger box office and pensacolasaenger.com. Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s April 20 The Jazz Society of Pensacola presents its monthly edition of Jazz Gumbo held the third Monday of each month at Seville Quarter in Phineas Phogg’s. This month will feature jazz bands from Northwest Florida State College and Pensacola State College. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the concert begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 for JSOP members, $15 for nonmembers, $5 for students and free for military members in uniform. For more information visit jazzpensacola.com. Pensacola Symphony Orchestra – Organ Symphony April 25 Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for Organ Symphony at the Saenger Theatre at 8 pm, April 25. This concert will feature composer Kenneth Fuchs. Musical selections will include Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, Kenneth Fuchs’ Atlantic Riband and Saint Saens’ Organ Symphony. Tickets range from $22-$84 and are available at pensacolasaenger.com. Slipknot: Prepare for Hell Tour at the Pensacola Bay Center April 29 The next North American leg of the Grammy® Award-winning rock juggernaut Slipknot’s phenomenally successful “Prepare For Hell” world tour featuring special guests Hatebreed will head to Pensacola Bay Center on April 29 at 8 pm. Tickets are $41.50 and $52 and are available at the Pensacola Bay Center Rodizio Grill Box Office or at pensacolabaycenter.com. downtowncrowd.com April 2015