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Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center

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701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
863-834-8111 http://rpfundingcenter.com
The Lakeland Center

September 2019

Classic Albums Live Presents The Beatles: Abbey Road

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$33 – $44

September 20th, 8pm, Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center The Beatles: Abbey Road Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians,' Classic Albums…

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October 2019

Benise: Fuego! The Spirit of Spain

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States

The Emmy award-winning “Prince of Spanish Guitar” takes the audience on an adventure through Spanish Flamenco-Cuban- Salsa- Brazilian Samba- Parisian Waltz-exotic drumming- and more!

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Classic Albums Live. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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Classic Albums Live presents the album cut for cut, note for note at the RP Funding Center, 8pm, Oct 18.

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Imperial Symphony Spooky Symphony

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States

Music tells a story and some stories are spooky! Hear some of the most beautiful scary music ever written.

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November 2019

Family Feud Live Celebrity Edition

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$38.43 – $70.03

It’s time to play…FAMILY FEUD LIVE – CELEBRITY EDITION! The RP Funding Center will host America’s favorite TV game show for one fun-filled evening on November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Randomly selected audience members will have the opportunity to join an on-stage “family team” to play a star-powered live version of the wildly popular TV game show alongside celebrity team captains. Dreams will come true when audience members join these celebrity team captains to become their on-stage “family”. Family…

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Terry Fator

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$38.00 – $73.00

Terry Fator ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer and Season 2 Winner of America’s Got Talent winner returns to the RP Funding Center after an 13 year absence on Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 PM. The America ‘s Got Talent winner brings to life a hilarious range of characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice, and lounge singer Monty Carlo.; Vicki the Cougar; President Donald Trump and annoying neighbor Duggie. His amazing vocal impressions include musical…

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$42.00 – $108.00

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to Lakeland’s RP Funding Center on November 20th @ 7:30pm for one unforgettable performance. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, July 22nd at 9:30 am! This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! Cirque Dreams Holidaze has been hailed by the New York Daily News as “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle…

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Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$35.03 – $195.25

An annual Christmas tradition, The Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the RP Funding Center on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. A true Russian performance whose iconic dancers, puppets and hand-crafted costumes define their respective generations and now transcend them, The Moscow Ballet has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible 27 years performing in North America! The Moscow Ballet and The Great Russian Nutcracker as well as their North American Tours started at the Glasnost Festival…

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The Elf On The Shelf

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$37.95 – $73.00

Celebrate the holidays with THE ELF ON THE SHELF – A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL! The RP Funding Center hosts the Christmas musical on November 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the life stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover…

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Sebastian Maniscalco “You Bother Me” Tour

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$49.31 – $114.71

Fresh off a wildly successful, two-year plus run on his Stay Hungry Tour, Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco is back with the You Bother Me tour, which is set to visit the RP Funding Center’s Youkey Theatre on November 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm.   With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, a best-selling memoir Stay Hungry and a role in the award-winning Green Book, 2018 was a milestone year that culminated in comedian, actor, and…

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December 2019

Andrew Peterson: Behold the Lamb of God Tour

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$23 – $34

Join storied Nashville singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson whose Behold the Lamb of God Tour is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this Christmas season will be performing at  the RP Funding Center in Lakeland on December 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM. This year’s edition of the annual Christmas tradition will feature guest artist Jess Ray, along with an all-star cast of Nashville songwriters and session musicians. The concert brings the singing and playing of Peterson’s original folk-roots infused rendition of the…

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Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$40 – $73
Christmas Wonderland

Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey in CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, coming to the RP Funding Center Friday, December 20th at 7:30 in what is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12th at 9:30 am. CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR features glittering costumes, a wonderful cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side…

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

December 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$59 – $77

One night only! Tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stadom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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Beautiful- A Carole King Musical

December 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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The story that inspired the soundtrack of a generation BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is coming to the RP Funding Center December 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in…

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January 2020

Uncle John’s Band- Grateful Dead Experience

January 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$29.77

    Attention all ‘Deadheads,’ come relive the legendary 1977 Grateful Dead concert at (then) Lakeland Civic Center as Uncle John’s Band will be recreating this concert at the RP FUNDING CENTER on January 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Formed in 1989 in Clearwater FL, Uncle John's Band has kept the Grateful Dead fire aglow in the Southeast for nearly three decades. With three generations of fans spread across the U.S., UJB has provided thousands of deadheads with their weekly…

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A Bronx Tale

January 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$59 – $77

One night only! Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

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A Bronx Tale

January 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$59.00 – $77.00

A BRONX TALE, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Be transported to the Bronx from your seat at the RP Funding Center on January 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee…

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The Doo Wop Project

January 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$39.00 – $59.00

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The guys are bringing those songs to the RP Funding Center on January 19th at 6:00 PM. In their epic shows The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences…

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Waitress

January 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$59 – $77

One night only! Jenna is a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. She crafts pies that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. Come see this heartfelt musical.

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February 2020

Jersey Boys

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$62 – $83

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning…

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March 2020

An American in Paris

March 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youkey Theatre at the RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815 United States
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$59 – $77

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Winner of four Tony® Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”

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