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November 2018

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
$45.00 – $83.00

    RETURNING TO THE RP FUNDING CENTER Best Selling Christmas Artist of all Time to Perform in Cities Across America In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. Directed by Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis the show will feature classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting.  Having…

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December 2018

The King and I

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$51

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

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THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
George Jenkins Arena, RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$21.00 – $88.00

The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating 92 iconic years of basketball artistry, side-splitting comedy and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. The Globetrotters are amazing basketball entertainers and some of the greatest athletes on the planet, and the live show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots and unequaled on-court interaction with the fans, it’s a must-see event that is guaranteed to entertain the…

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January 2019

TAPESTRY – The Carole King Songbook

January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$40

Tapestry – The Carole King Songbook not only presents the record-breaking, Grammy winning album of the same name, but is a retrospective of the iconic songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and King, and her hits that continued into the 70’s. The show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience and transports you back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.

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Spamalot

January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$51

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the classical film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

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THE MIDTOWN MEN

January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$39

From Boys to Men. THE MIDTOWN MEN reunite Stars from The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. After sharing the stage for over a thousand performances, Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer decided to take their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits.

The New York Times says, “Sidling up to the microphone, the singers had the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act rolled into one,” while the New York Daily News proclaims, “The Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits. Their voices blend together so flawlessly on stage.” After a recent performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Oklahoman praised the Midtown Men for “a joyous and nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960s with terrific orchestral charts,” adding, “this high-spirited evening kicked the audience’s adrenaline into overdrive

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February 2019

THE LORDS OF 52ND STREET LEGENDS OF THE BILLY JOEL BAND

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$35

The Lords of 52nd Street band made up of musicians who recorded with Billy Joel from 1976 to 1981, a period in which Billy Joel released the recordings The Stranger, 52nd Street and Glass Houses will be performing live at the RP Funding Center on February 13th at 7:30 pm.  The band includes long time members multi-instrumentalist Richie Cannata, drummer Liberty DeVitto and guitarist Russell Javors.

They are New York’s favorite band, selling more than 150 million records, they helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound and they continue to perform their legendary hits such as “You May Be Right”, “Still Rock n’ Roll to Me”, “Big Shot” and My Life” still to this day.

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The Piano Guys

February 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$45

Jon Schmidt (piano) and  Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist) whose posting of piano and cello compositions combining classical, contemporary, and rock and roll music that have surpassed one billion views on their YouTube channel will be performing live on February 18th at the RP Funding Center at 7:30 pm.

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Finding Neverland

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$51

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony-Award winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR)

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March 2019

The Sound of Music

March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$51

The Hills are Alive! A brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Lakeland. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and of course, the title song.

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April 2019

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! King for a Day

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, 33815 United States
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$29

Daniel and all his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be a King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. 

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