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Be SuperHero, Volunteer!

Posted in Art Festivals, Art Outreach, Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, Children's Education, Community Theater, Community Theater Bonita Springs, Community Theater Southwest Florida, Exhibitions, Special Events, Things to do Bonita Springs, volunteer, Volunteer, Youth Theater with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs


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There is no secret that today’s super heroes are seen on TV as characters with super strength, laser vision, that can fly and even leap tall buildings with a single bound, but we never see a super hero with the best super power… The power of Volunteering!!!

Yes, volunteering is in fact a super power and here at the Centesr for the Arts we have a league of super heroes using their super powers every day.

They use it to help our staff with daily tasks that have to be done in a flash, they help with stage and lighting production with amazing strength and precision. They help our instructors with super hearing and anticipating all the little summer camper’s wants and needs.

Yes, being a volunteer for the Centers for the Arts is a SUPER and POWerful way to dedicate your time. Volunteering promotes positive leadership skills for our teen volunteers, offering everyone the opportunity to learn amazing new skills, and get the chance to make a difference in our community and in doing so, inspire others to also volunteer.

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So, if you want to be seen as a community super hero, consider volunteering at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs.

For more information on becoming a volunteer and other CFABS community events, please visit www.artcenterbonita.org.

Who: Local Community
What: Volunteering
Where: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Visual Arts Center – 26100 Old 41 Rd.
Performing Arts Center – 10150 Bonita Beach Rd. SE
When: All Year Around

 

MAKE THIS YOUR MOST ARTFUL SUMMER EVER Art-Theater-Dance & Music Summer Camps at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Posted in Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Children's Education, Things to do Bonita Springs, Uncategorized, Youth Theater with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Summer Camp Art Classes at CFABS

By Patrice Shields

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (CFABS) are poised to make this a summer to remember for hundreds of local youth with art, dance, theater and music Summer Camps that begin June 8 and run through August 12, 2016. Full and half-day, week-long camps offer opportunities for students to attend one or more their 130 creative camp offerings for children ages 4 and up. Small age specific camp classes of 15 students or less provide opportunities for children to explore classes that include “Ready Set Sew,” “Intro to Acting,” “Cookonomics,” “Wheel Throwing,” “Graffiti Art” and many more. CFABS mission is to provide affordable opportunities to experience the arts and offer generous scholarships and discounts to families so children can enjoy a summer full of art.

“Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children in our community to experience the arts without financial constraints,” says CFABS’ Youth Education Director Alana Nanz. “We offer generous discounts and scholarships to everyone who applies. Applying for a scholarship is simple and confidential. Last year we awarded over $100,000 in scholarships, making experiences in the arts a possibility for hundreds of local children.”

Families with young children can chose a themed “Young at Art” class. Designed for children four to five years old, “Young at Art” opens up an art and craft closet full of activities including singing, movement, storytelling, art, crafts and game playing. There is something new each day your child arrives at camp, making drop-off a tearless experience.

Some of CFABS’creative camps include:

Theater:

  • Musical Theater Master Class
  • Intro to Improv Skills
  • Improv Skills and Performance
  • Intro to Acting
  • Stagecraft: Set & Costume Design
  • Stagecraft: Light & Sound Engineering

Dance & Music:

  • Create Move and Relax
  • Dance and Acrobatics
  • Dance Around the World
  • Dance and Acrobatics
  • Music Lab-Beginner & Intermediate
  • Makin’ Music

Painting & Drawing:

  • Art Show
  • Color My World – Paint with Watercolor
  • Cartooning
  • Paint Like Picasso
  • The Art of Pastels

Film & Photography:

  • Digital Photography
  • Clay Animation
  • Movie Makers

Clay:

  • Clay Creations
  • Cool Clay
  • Wheel Throwing

Design:

  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Drawing and Animation
  • Fashion Design Elements
  • Trashin’ Fashion

Other Camps include:

  • Robotic Arts
  • Artful Architect
  • Gardening & Garden Design
  • Brick by Brick Legos
  • Cookonomics
  • Duct Tape Everything
  • Graffiti Art
  • In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Steamroller Printmaking
  • Ready, Set, Sew

Your child’s summer will be alive with the sound of music when they audition for CFABS Free Youth Theater production of “The Sound of Music Jr.” The production is open to children ages eight and up and there is no cost to participate. Auditions are being held June 7 & 8 from 4:00-7:00pm and can be scheduled by calling 239-495-8989. Performances are August 19-21.

Morning classes run from 9:00am to noon and afternoon classes start at 1:00pm and end at 4:00pm. There are classes designed to inspire and engage budding artists as young as four years old and classes challenging and interesting enough to inspire teens. The Center’s summer art camps are designed so that families can choose just a 3-hour morning class for their child to attend while running errands or for working parents and those looking for a full day of enrichment for their children, morning and afternoon classes are offered with a supervised lunch in the middle for an additional $15. You can also drop your camper off as early as 8:00am or take advantage of the after-camp that includes games, drawing and videos in a supervised setting up until 5:30pm. After camp cost is $25 per week.

Stop by the Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs and pick up a catalog or go on-line to www.artcenterbonita.org for a listing of classes for children and adults. Great scholarships are available.

Those who join the Centers for the Arts for the first time as an individual member receive a free 4-, 5-, or 6- week class (includes Summer Camp Classes), and those who join for the first time as a family member receive a free 4-, 5-, or 6- week class and two free tickets to a Live! performance. The Centers for the Arts offers this benefit for first time members and it is for a limited time only. The class and performance must be used before December 31, 2016.

IF YOU GO:

WHO: The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs
WHAT: Summer Art, Theater, Dance and Music Camps
WHEN: June 8- August 12. Morning Camp: 9am-Noon, Afternoon Camp 1-4pm. Early morning drop off: 8am, Lunch: Noon-1pm, After camp 4-5:30pm
WHERE: The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs 34135
PRICE: Varies per session. Great discount and scholarships are available.

 

NOW THAT’S ITALIAN MAMA COOKS IT UP – THE HILARIOUS ITALIAN MUSICAL Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs

Posted in Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, Comedy Bonita Springs, Comedy Southwest Florida, Community Theater, Community Theater Bonita Springs, Community Theater Southwest Florida, Things to do Bonita Springs, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 12, 2016 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

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By Patrice Shields

Join The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs for a big Italian style performance with the comedic musical hit “Mama Cooks It Up,” Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs (CPABS.) The CPABS’ Hinman Auditorium will transport you to “Mama’s Restaurant” where you will watch the entertaining chaotic dynamics of an Italian family restaurant as a virtual “tableside” audience.

This fun show delivers loads of laughs and packs the two-hour performance with audience interaction and toe tapping numbers! As a virtual guest at Mama’s restaurant you will laugh out loud and sing along to cherished Neapolitan favorite songs including Volare, That’s Amore, Mambo Italiano, Pepino The Italian Mouse and many more. You can almost smell Gnocchi as you fall in love with “Mama” and the family that works along side her. So tuck your white napkin in your shirt collar, then sit back and enjoy this heart-warming show will have you laughing for days.

Tickets for “Mama Cooks It Up,” are $45 for Premium Seats, $40 for Center Seats and $35 for Side Seats. Tickets for “Mama Cooks It Up” can be purchased on-line at http://www.artcenterbonita.org or by calling the Center for the Arts at 239-495-8989.

Those who join the Centers for the Arts for the first before time as an individual member receive two VIP tickets to a select Live at the Center performance including “Mama Cooks It Up.” The Centers for the Arts offers this benefit for first time members for select performances. This offer is valid through May 31, 2016.

The Centers for the Arts offers a full performance series including “Tuesday Art Talks,” April 5, 7:00pm, “Helios Swingtet Big Band Orchestra,” April 15, 8:00pm, “Patchouli & Terra Guitar: The Landscape of Guitar,” April 22, 8:00pm and “Films for Film Lovers” foreign and independent film series on Monday evenings. Tickets for all of the events listed can be purchased at http://www.artcenterbonita.org or by calling the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 239-495-8989.

IF YOU GO:

WHO: The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs
WHAT: Mama Cooks It Up – An Italian Musical

WHERE: Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2016; 7:30pm
COST: Tickets: $45 Premium Seats, $40 Center Seats, $35 Side Seats

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN FOR GUITAR LOVERS GUITAR LEGENDS – THE GRAHAM GILLOT BAND Thursday, November 5, 2015; 8:00pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs

Posted in Concerts Bonita Springs, Concerts Southwest Florida, Live Music, Things to do Bonita Springs with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

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Guitars lovers now is your chance to climb the stairway to heaven to the Graham Gillot Band’s performance of “Guitar Legends” Thursday, November 5, 8:00pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs’ Hinman Auditorium. The Guitar Legends Show features the music of the world’s greatest guitarists of all time: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Moore, Jimi Page (Led Zepplin), Eric Clapton, The Edge (U2), Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), George Harrison (The Beatles) and even the Gypsy Kings.

guitar-legendsThis tribute show takes the genre up a notch as each song is expertly performed with the greatest attention to detail in order to recreate the unique sound and feel of each of these legendary players. Virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer Graham Gillot played lead guitar for Rodriguez, star of the 2012 Oscar winning film “Searching for Sugarmann” and was featured on NBC’s #1 show of the summer “America’s Got Talent.”

Graham Gillot Purple BackgroundGillot has performed in shows, festivals, theatres, concerts and stadiums internationally around the world including the US, UK, Dubai, Turkey, Spain and South Africa. After accomplishing a study record by obtaining Grade 8 Classical Guitar in just two years of study through Trinity College London, he is considered to be a new century guitar maestro. Graham has written and composed several albums with hit singles on radio and featured on various compilation albums.

Tickets for “Guitar Legends,” are $40 for Premium Seats, $35 Center Seats and $30 Side Seats. Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://www.artcenterbonita.org, by calling 239-495-8989 and at the door 30 minutes before the performance.

Those who join the Centers for the Arts for the first time as an individual member receive two VIP tickets to a select Live at the Center performance. The Centers for the Arts offers this benefit for first time members for select performances including “Meet the Composers.”

The Centers for the Arts offers a full performance and film series including “Improv Tonight,” November 7, 8:00pm, “Night Train 1950’s Dance Party,” November 12, 8:00pm, “Acoustic Storytellers – Music & Stories from Around the World,” December 3, 8:00pm and “Films for Film Lovers” foreign and independent film series on Monday evenings. Tickets for all of the events listed can be purchased at http://www.artcenterbonita.org or by calling the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 239-495-8989.

IF YOU GO:
WHO: The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs
WHAT: Guitar Legends – The Graham Gillot Band
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2015; 8:00pm
WHERE: The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
PRICE: Tickets: $40 Premium Seats, $35 Center Seats, $30 Side Seats

TAB BENOIT BRINGS THE BAYOU TO BONITA SPRINGS Wednesday, October 21, 2015; 8:00pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs

Posted in Concerts Bonita Springs, Concerts Southwest Florida, Live Music, Things to do Bonita Springs with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

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Three-time Grammy nominated Blues Guitarist Tab Benoit brings the Bayou to Bonita Springs with a performance that blends Cajun flavored Zydeco music with up-tempo Blues and Rock on Wednesday, October 21, 2015; 8:00pm at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. A dynamic and skilled singer, song writer and vocalist, Benoit is a four-time “Entertainer of the Year” and five-time “Contemporary Male of the Year” Blues Music Awards winner.

Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born in Houma, Louisiana, Benoit began playing guitar since his teen years and hanging out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends.

Benoit landed a recording contract with the tiny, Texas-based Justice Records and released a series of well-received recordings, beginning in 1992 with Nice and Warm, an album that prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite the hype, Benoit has done his best over the years to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots.

Crowd Waiting Tab BenoitIn 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards) in Memphis.

Tickets for “Tab Benoit,” are $45 for Premium Seats, $40 for Center Row Seats, $35 for Side Seats. Tickets may be purchase on-line at http://www.artcenterbonita.org or by calling the Centers for the arts at 239-495-8989.

Those who join the Centers for the Arts for the first time as an individual member receive two VIP tickets to a select Live at the Center performance. The Centers for the Arts offers this benefit for first time members and it is for a limited time only.Tab Benoit October 2015_8

The Centers for the Arts offers a full performance and film series including “Who Killed the Rabbi? Murder Murder Mystery Brunch October 18, 11:30am “Deb & the Dynamics,” October 17, 8pm, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show, October 30, 8:30pm, “Meet the Composters Classical Music Series,” November 1, 3pm, “Guitar Legends,” November 5, 8:00pm and “Films for Film Lovers” foreign and independent film series on Monday evenings. Tickets for all of the events listed can be purchased at http://www.artcenterbonita.org or by calling the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 239-495-8989.

IF YOU GO:
WHO: The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs
WHAT: Tab Benoit – Delta Blues
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 8:00pm
WHERE: The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
PRICE: Tickets: $45 Premium Seats / $40 Center Seats / $35 Side Seats