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Thrasher-Horne Briefs 9/29/22

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Pink Ribbon Symposium’s ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ coming Oct. 1ORANGE PARK – Comedian Gwen Templeton will be the guest speaker at the 15th annual Pink Ribbon Symposium …

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Thrasher-Horne Briefs 9/29/22


Pink Ribbon Symposium’s ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ coming Oct. 1
ORANGE PARK – Comedian Gwen Templeton will be the guest speaker at the 15th annual Pink Ribbon Symposium on Oct. 1 at the Thrasher-Horne Center.
The program will include health care providers on breast cancer survivorship, healthy lifestyle tips, a health fair and silent auction. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Laughter is the Best Medicine.”
For more information, visit

Psychic Medium Matt Fraser appear at Thrasher-Horne next month
ORANGE PARK – Matt Fraser is America’s Top Psychic Medium and star of the hit television series on E! Entertainment.
His readings lead guests through a rollercoaster of emotions from laughing to crying, turning skeptics into believers with stunning details. His dynamic readings frequently include names, dates, and locations he couldn’t possibly know, only adding to his long-established reputation.
Fraser will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
Matt’s uncanny abilities and extreme accuracy have allowed him to reach millions worldwide from A-list celebrities and influencers to everyday people looking to get in touch with those they have lost.
He will be performing live readings at the show.
Tickets, which start at $36, are available at Fraser also is offering two VIP packages. The M&G and Merchandise packages include one premium ticket in the first 10 rows, early entry, a signed copy of “We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife,” a limited edition Matt Fraser candle and commemorative VIP laminate, while the M&G package also includes an exclusive meet, greet and photo with Fraser.

Plain White T’s headed to Thrasher-Horne Center on Oct. 15
ORANGE PARK – Since emerging in 1997, the GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum Chicago quintet – Tom Higgenson (vocals), Tim Lopez (lead guitar and vocals), Mike Retondo (bass) and De’Mar Hamilton (drums) – has amassed an enduring, engaging and enigmatic catalog, spanning two gold-certified offerings “All That We Needed” and “Every Second Counts” and unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum “1,2,3,4” and platinum “Rhythm of Love.”
Plain White T’s will make a stop at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. for a one-high concert. Tickets, which start at $39, are available at
Among the discography, “Hey There Delilah” went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY Award nominations in the categories of “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” Along the way, the five-piece logged countless miles on the road in front of sold-out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe. After a whirlwind tour cycle supporting 2015’s American Nights, the guys hunkered down and began writing the ideas that would eventually comprise Parallel Universe, slated for an August 2018 release.
The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions.

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band to play at Thrasher-Horne’s Studio Theater
ORANGE PARK – J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before.
The group will perform at the Thrasher-Horne Center’s Studio Theater on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship.
This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
Tickets, which start at $35, are available at

Peter ‘Herman’ Noone headed to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama.
At 15, Peter achieved international fame as Herman, lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,”,“Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “Wonderful World,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “The End of the World” and “Dandy.”
Noone will revive many of those classic hits when he appears at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Oct. 28. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold more than 60 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year”.
As “Herman”, the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of top-rated television programs and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. He also starred in ABC’s musical version of The Canterville Ghost, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s presentation of the classic “Pinocchio” (in which he played the title role) and three highly successful feature films for M-G-M: “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Hold On!” and “When The Boys Meet The Girls.”
Throughout the 1970s, Noone performed, composed and produced recordings with such artists as David Bowie, Debby Boone and Graham Gouldman. His album with the Tremblers, “Twice Nightly” and his solo effort “One of The Glory Boys” were both critically and commercially successful. With characteristic zeal, Peter took on leading roles in full-scale theatrical productions of Dick Wittington, Aladdin, and Sinbad The Sailor. These live stage spectaculars were mounted at major theatres throughout Great Britain and Noone was highly praised for his outstanding work.
Tickets, which start at $35, are available at

Craig Morgan brings his ‘God, Family, Country Tour’ to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan, has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran.
One of country music's best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Soldier,” “Wake Up Loving You,” “That's What I Love About Sunday” and his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.” Craig received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Morgan will be making a one-night appearance at the Thrasher-Horne Center on
Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at or by calling (904) 276-6815.
Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent 17 years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America's military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.

The Marshall Tucker Band’s 50th-anniversary tour coming to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribe on a key to their original rehearsal space – and they've been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since.
Plus, the band's mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over, and the band will bring it to the Thrasher-Horne Center on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of hits like the heartfelt singalong "Heard It in a Love Song," the insistent pleading of "Can't You See" – the signature tune of MTB's late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell, the testifying "Fire on the Mountain," the wanderlust gallop of "Long Hard Ride" and the explosive testimony of "Ramblin," to name but a few.
Tickets start at $39 and can be found at or by calling (904) 276-6815.

Paula Cole, Sophie B. Hawkins to perform on Nov. 20
ORANGE PARK – In 1996, Paula Cole released her self-produced, second album “This Fire”. It was incendiary, a double-platinum smash. The first single, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” catapulted to the Top 10. Her songwriting was loved by traditionalists, feminists, the LGBTQIA community, the whole world.
Sophie B. Hawkins burst onto the international music scene with her 1992 platinum-selling debut album, Tongues and Tails, which included the indelible hit song "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover", and earned her a Best New Artist Grammy nomination.
Both will perform on Nov. 20 at the Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., at 7 p.m. Tickets, which start at $29, are available at or by calling (904) 276-6815.
Cole was nominated for 7 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be nominated as Producer of the Year with no collaborators. Her second single, the anthemic “I Don’t Want to Wait” dominated charts for a year and then lived again as the well-loved theme song for “Dawson’s Creek.”

Always … Patsy Cline musical headed to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – “Always…Patsy Cline” has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine. “Always…Patsy Cline” has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the United Kinghdom and Australia.
The group will perform at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Jan. 8, 2023.
“Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight” – 27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
Tickets start at $29 and can be found at or by calling (904) 276-6815.

Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Rumours, to perform in January
ORANGE PARK – Rumours, lead singer Mekenzie Jackson, in the part of Stevie Nicks was bewitched by the music of Fleetwood Mac at a young age and as it turns out she can duplicate the iconic singer’s voice so well that she and Rumours effortlessly transport audiences to the height of Fleetwood Mac’s amazing success. The sensational voices of Rumours accomplished musicians recreate the signature harmonies; and along with their expert instrumentation, stage moves and wardrobe, replicate those magical moments in music history that Fleetwood Mac fans cherish and can relive when they play at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Jan. 19, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
The passion for the music of Fleetwood Mac is what makes Rumours a success. The band’s members have been influenced by and admirers of Fleetwood Mac for many years and strive to not only recreate their unmistakable, enchanting sound but to give it the honor it so rightly deserves. Fans attending Rumours concerts can feel the love.
Rumours are composed of band members Mekenzie Jackson (lead vocals), Denny Hanson (lead and backing vocals, guitar and percussion), Alex Thrift (lead guitar), Adrienne Cottrell (keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Nick Whitson (bass) and Daniel Morrison (drums).
Tickets, which start at $29, can be found at or by calling (904) 276-6815.

Thrasher-Horne books Irish dance production WINGS
ORANGE PARK – WINGS is a new Irish dance production created in Ireland by a critically acclaimed artistic team. Like no other genre, WINGS features exquisite Irish and World champion dancers together with Ireland's finest musical and vocal virtuosos. The group will perform at the Thrasher-Horne Center on Jan. 31, 2023.
Complete with original music and choreography, this ground-breaking production, infused with world dance and musical influences, will thrill audiences with its transformative emotional energy and imaginative design.
A vivid and illuminating production portraying rich Irish heritage themes, in spectacular dance and musical performances by this superb cast.
Witness the dexterity and skill of these world champion tantalizing Irish dancers in this awesome captivating spectacle as they defy gravity.
Tickets are available at or by calling (904) 276-6815.

Blue Man Group coming to Thrasher-Horne on Feb. 4
ORANGE PARK – More than 50 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it’s your turn to see the popular group on Feb. 4 at the Thrasher-Horne Center on the St. Johns River State College Campus, 283 College Dr. in Orange Park.
The show will be part of a limited engagement on their new North American tour.
It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group – signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy – the men are still blue but the rest is all new. Featuring pulsing, original music, custommade instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
Blue Man Group is the global entertainment phenomenon, known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters and multiple creative explorations. Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas, with an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and World tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide.
Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. A part of the pop culture zeitgeist, Blue Man Group has appeared countless times on hit shows including Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show, Arrested Development, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Schlag den Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan) and Caldeirão do Huck (Brazil). Additionally, Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil. Continuously identifying and developing new ways to impact the entertainment industry, Blue Man Group has contributed to various film and TV scores, and released multiple albums including the Grammy-Nominated Audio. The rock concert parody, “Megastar World Tour” played arenas across the globe. The book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.
Tickets, which start at $39, are available at

Vicki Lawrence brings her ‘Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show’ to THC
ORANGE PARK – Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show.” “I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America,” Lawrence said of her Burnett Show training.
Lawrence will bring her comedy, music and observation of real life to the Thrasher-Horne Center on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are available at, start at $29 for “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.”
In the seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or “Mama” as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in “Mama’s Family,” which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. “Mama” has attained almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers, who still enjoy her in reruns twice daily throughout most of the country and the world.
No stranger to television, Vicki perfected her hosting skills on her own daytime talk show, "Vicki!," from 1992 to 1994. She received critical acclaim when she was the only talk show host since Oprah was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in her freshman year. Through the years Lawrence has made appearances on other television programs, such as Laverne & Shirley, Major Dad, Roseanne, Hannah Montana (Hannah’s Grandma Stewart), and Yes, Dear. Lawrence has also appeared with Burnett, Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives.
“My show is not a retrospective,” she explains. “The show is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.”

Ted Vigil brings his tribute to John Denver to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of 10 throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer.
Vigil will perform his tribute to the legendary John Denver on Feb. 10, 2023, at the Thrasher-Horne Center. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at
In 2006 Ted Vigil went on to Laughlin, Nevada, to win the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. He then went on to win KOMO TV 4’s NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest in Seattle. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, Colorado.

Michael Feinstein to salute Judy Garland’s 100th birthday at Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Legendary performer Michael Feinstein salutes and celebrates the great Judy Garland on her 100th birthday on Feb. 11 at the Thrasher-Horne Center.
Executive produced by Liza Minelli, audiences are invited to join a nostalgic and spectacular musical journey of Garland’s illustrious career. Filled with special surprise moments, Feinstein and audiences will come together in celebrating Garland’s unparalleled talent and charisma. No one could break or lift your heart like Judy Garland.
Feinstein will lead you on a historical journey through Garland’s amazing life, telling stories that he has learned from Liza Minnelli and other close friends. Audiences will be treated to recently discovered, previously unheard musical arrangements, as well as gain rare insight into the enduring Garland mystique.
Tickets, which start at $49, are available at or by calling (904) 276-6815.

Olivier Award nominee Dragons and Mythical Beasts coming to Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.
Dragons and Mythical Beasts will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center on March 10, 2023. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets ( start at $19.
Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon.
This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from the West End, from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life.

Thrasher-Horne to host Chicago tribute band, Brass Transit
ORANGE PARK – Brass Transit was formed in 2008 and brought together eight of the most talented and accomplished award-winning musicians. Their sole purpose was to pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest and most successful pop/rock groups of all time, Chicago.
Since then, the group has toured North America dazzling audiences with their flawless performances and spectacular attention to every detail of the Chicago songbook. The band will make a stop at the Trasher-Horne Center on March 23, 2023.
Hits like: “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re the Inspiration” have left crowds in awe and on their feet more than once during a show, evoking comments like “spine-tingling,” “brought me back to my youth” and “perfect in every detail.”
Brass Transit goes far beyond just imitating the songs, they embody the music. They recently produced their first CD taking top hits from the 70s and recording them with horns in the CHICAGO style. A result is a fresh approach to some of the greatest hits of that era. They have also just recently scored their show for full Symphony with luscious orchestral arrangements that are truly spellbinding. Brass Transit will bring you back to the most memorable times of your life.
Tickets are available at or at (904) 276-6815. Prices range from $59 to $29.

Beatles cover band ‘1964’ coming to Thrasher-Horne on April 13
ORANGE PARK – The band "1964" focuses on the quintessential moment in history when The Beatles actually played before a live audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who saw them live, who felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim.
Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor-quality film and video.
The cover band hopes to rekindle those magical moments with a one-night show on April 13 at the Trasher-Horne Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
"1964" meticulously re-creates the live Beatles' performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those that never saw The Beatles live and always wanted to know what it must have been like ... this is as close as anyone could get to feeling the magic.
For more than 30 years, "1964" has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians, who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note-for-note sound of an actual LIVE Beatles performance. “1964” recreates the early ‘60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. “1964” is: Mark Benson as John Lennon Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney Tom Work as George Harrison Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr.
For tickets, which start at $29, visit