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Johnny Dee & The Starlights
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Johnny Dee & The Starlights
Johnny Dee & The Starlights

On Stage:  Wed, June 10 at 7:30 pm | Thurs, June 11 at 7:30 pm
Price: Adults - $16 | Subscriber - $14 | Full Time Students - $8 | Marion Players - $5
On Sale: Mon, May 11, 2015

Live in concert at Ocala Civic Theatre … it's Johnny Dee and The Starlights! Calling themselves "your time machine back to the early days of rock 'n' roll," this Florida band features music made famous by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Elvis Presley, among many others. Songs include classics like "Runaround Sue," "Only the Lonely," and "Unchained Melody." Come hear the hits of yesteryear played the way they were meant to be played!

Johnny Dee and The Starlights play the music of the '50s and '60s with such passion, intensity, and authenticity that you'll swear you've been transported back in time. Much more than your average cover band, Johnny Dee and The Starlights are out to change the way you think about tribute performances. Featuring popular actor and musician Andy Matchett as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, and his own alter ego, Johnny Dee – along with a five-piece band, including the lovely Starlettes – this is a performance you will not want to miss!

Fresh off three consecutive sold-out runs as the title characters in both The Buddy Holly Story (at Icehouse Theater and Theater Winter Haven) and Hank Williams' Lost Highway (at Icehouse Theater), Andy Matchett has quickly become one of the most sought-after and acclaimed performers in the Southeast.

According to Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel, "Andy Matchett can evoke a performer's spirit without resorting to Vegas-style impersonation, and his charisma captivates an audience's attention… Singing with a focused intensity, Matchett lets us see into Williams' soul." Rick Runion of the Lakeland Ledger offers similar praise for Andy's work as Buddy Holly: "Andy Matchett grabs the heart and soul of Holly and serves it to the audience with equal parts sensitivity, humor, and fine-tuned musical skill… and the audience loves him. Somewhere, Buddy Holly is smiling." In addition to three full sets from Buddy, Roy, and Hank, Johnny Dee and The Starlights will close out the night with a full set of '50s & '60s classics from Elvis, Dion & The Belmonts, Chuck Berry, and many more! If you're looking for an genuine escape to the classic style, attitude, and, especially the music of the 1950s, Johnny Dee and the Starlights' Legends in Concert is the show for you!

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Harvey Awards
The Annual Harvey Awards

On Stage:  Saturday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
Price: Everyone - $10
On Sale: Mon, May 11, 2015

The annual Harvey Awards, Ocala Civic Theatre's version of the Tony Awards, will be held on Saturday, June 13 to celebrate the best of the 2014-2015 season! The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour (cash bar) and entertainment. The awards ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m. Awards are given for excellence in acting, technical aspects, and volunteer service. Join us to recognize the outstanding work of our volunteers and designers! Everyone is welcome to attend the Harvey Awards. Dressy to semi-formal attire is suggested. Ticket sales will be cut off at 300, so don't wait to buy your ticket. For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274, stop by the box office or click the GET TICKETS button below. Don't miss this special evening – it's the social event of the season!

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Gift Certificate
Gift Certificates Available NOW!

Gift certificates are on sale now!

Tickets to enjoy the magic of live theatre are a great gift idea for family, friends, clients, co-workers, or that special someone. With a wide variety of shows, we have something to suit everyone's taste. You can customize your ticket packages – and best of all, they're always the right size and color! Gift certificates are good for any show, class or youth production presented and produced by Ocala Civic Theatre.

Or, are you looking for that special gift for a budding young actor? Why not give the gift of theatre education? We offer gift certificates for all of our youth classes. Check out the current class brochure banner to the right for class information and prices. Brighten up the day for the theatrically inclined among your family and friends!

For more information or to purchase gift certificates, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office.



 
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