at 3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, 32934 United States
The King Center for the Performing Arts
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988. Since that time, it has had a profound impact on the cultural and artistic landscape of Brevard County and Central Florida. The need for a performing arts center in Brevard County had been apparent for many years. Periodically, task forces were formed to try to garner the necessary funds, but each time the costs were deemed prohibitive and the idea was abandoned. Under the leadership of Dr. Maxwell C. King, former president of Brevard Community College, the means to achieve this goal became a reality. Enrollment patterns at BCC indicated that south Brevard was evolving into the population center of the area. As the Melbourne campus of BCC began to reflect a pattern of growth, the college was then able to justify the construction of an auditorium—one that would not only fulfill the needs of the college, but also the long-identified cultural needs of Brevard County. The 1983 Florida State Legislature provided the funds for preliminary planning and design work for the center. Subsequent legislative funding for construction became available in 1985 and 1986 for the $12.3 million facility. The Brevard Performing Arts Center was completed in the spring of 1988. Designed as a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility, the theatre offered a diverse array of programming, including popular artists, Broadway touring shows, classical artists, ballet and contemporary dance, opera, country music artists, family-oriented events and children’s theatre. Today, the 126,000-square-foot facility includes a 2016-seat performing arts hall, 250-seat Studio Theatre, art display areas, dance studios and rehearsal halls. In addition, the facility is available for meetings, weddings, business functions, graduations and other private events. In the summer of 1989, the Brevard Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the facility the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the college’s president who had been instrumental in making the center a reality. The King Center continues to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life on the Space Coast. Brevard Community College, a state agency, owns the King Center. The facility is managed by a separate 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is a subsidiary of Brevard Community College. In 1990, the King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. was designated a state cultural institution and a direct support organization of BCC. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This Facebook account and page is a resource of an organization affiliated with Brevard Community College. Content on this page may not necessarily reflect the opinions of the College or its leadership. In addition, any and all content posted by "fans" is the property and responsibility of the fans, not BCC, and the College accepts no liability or responsibility for any fan-posted content or target site linked to from this page. While we appreciate the exchange of ideas, conversations will be monitored and/or deleted if threatening, inappropriate, offensive or libelous language is used. Any commercial offers may be removed from the site.
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Congratulations, Michele Capizzi Cielukowski! You have just won a pair of tickets to Guys & Dolls this Friday, PLUS a DVD and book about Frank Loesser! Many thanks to all who shared their favorite Broadway lyrics.
THE SING OFF LIVE is coming to the King Center on March 10 and we have tickets available now! Get your tickets today for the a cappella experience of a lifetime > http://tinyurl.com/qes7u3q
Congratulations Angie Zimmermann! You are today’s winner of a pair of tickets to see the Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest this Wednesday, August 13th at 8pm. It’s going to be a wonderful evening of music in honor of the late, great Johnny Winter. We hope you enjoy the concert!
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS This Saturday night, Classic Albums Live will recreate Creedence Clearwater Revival’s album, Chronicle on our stage. Chronicle contains 20 of the bands greatest hits. To win a pair of tickets to the concert on July 26th at 8 pm, please like our Facebook page and tell us which one of their songs is your favorite. We will randomly select a winner who will be announced on Thursday, July 24th. Contest rules: http://kingcenter.com/news-and-press/112-maxwell-c-king-center-for-the-performing-arts-general-contest-rules http://bit.ly/1r342U9
Congratulations Crystal Markey Hoibraten! You are today’s winner of a family four-pack of tickets to see Thoroughly Modern Millie this Friday, July 18th at 7:30 pm. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of this Tony Award-winning musical includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers that will make for a wonderful evening! We hope you enjoy the show!
Congratulations, Eric Grube! You are the winner of a pair of tickets to the Classic Albums Live Elton John: Greatest Hits concert this Saturday night! Thanks to all who participated in the contest!
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS This Saturday night, Classic Albums Live will recreate Elton John’s Greatest Hits album on our stage. “Your Song” was Elton John’s first top ten single of more than 50 top-40 hits. To win a pair of tickets to the concert on August 16th at 8 pm, please like our Facebook page and tell us which one of his greatest hits is your favorite. We will randomly select a winner who will be announced on Thursday, August 14th. Contest rules: http://kingcenter.com/news-and-press/112-maxwell-c-king-center-for-the-performing-arts-general-contest-rules http://bit.ly/1q6YmX8
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS! The music world recently lost a legend with the passing of Johnny Winter, one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known. The Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest on August 13th is a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. To win tickets to the concert, please like our Facebook page and tell us which one of Johnny Winter’s songs is your favorite. We will randomly select a winner who will be announced on Monday, August 11th. Contest rules: http://kingcenter.com/news-and-press/112-maxwell-c-king-center-for-the-performing-arts-general-contest-rules
2nd SHOW JUST ADDED – 3PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1st at Noon Due to the overwhelming popularity of HOTEL CALIFORNIA “A Salute to the Eagles” in the Studio Theatre, a 3pm concert has been added on October 19th. This dynamic, highly acclaimed show accurately reproduces the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!
Congratulations Randy Schwartz! You are today’s winner of a pair of tickets to the Classic Albums Live concert this Saturday night, July 26th at 8pm. The album they will be recreating is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s greatest hits album, Chronicle. It’s going to be a fun evening of familiar tunes and hits. It will be great to have you with us!
Don't miss Classic Albums Live - Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle, coming this Saturday night at 8pm to The King Center! Click below to purchase tickets! http://tinyurl.com/k9vetjg
ROCK'N'BLUES FEST - A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY WINTER August 13th at 8pm 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, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. The concert will feature separate performances by all of the artists who will be performing their greatest hits interspersed by a selection of Johnny Winter songs. All of the artists appearing on this newly announced tribute are looking forward to sharing some of Johnny Winter's memorable music with fans.