Open Mic Bonita!

Thursday, September 1, 2022; 7:00pm
Thursday, October 6, 2022; 7:00pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022; 7:00pm
Thursday, December 1, 2022; 7:00pm
Thursday, January 5, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, February 2, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, March 2, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, April 6, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, May 4, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, June 1, 2023; 7:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 2023; 7:00pm

Songwriters, poets, slam poets, performance artists, playwrights, authors and short story writers, stand-up comedians (authors, short story writers and stand-up comedians) …we want YOU! If writing words is your art, we want to give you five minutes of stage time to share with our audience AND there are prizes. The event is free for performers.

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Staged Readings Series


Friday, October 7, 2022; 7:30pm

Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches, the inside of fortune cookies, or anywhere else we feel the written word might be made more impactful as read by local thespians. Each staged reading will be unique, powerful, funny and thought provoking evening of entertainment as actors take on different roles.

Watch the transformative power of acting as directors and actors introduce all of us to works that may illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities. After readings, you’re invited to meet the cast and discuss the play with director and actors. This lively and informative discussion brings new insight to the art of theater.

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Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical - Reserved Seating Youth Production

October 14 - 16, 2022

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde.

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Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical - General Admission Youth Production

October 14 - 16, 2022

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde.

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A Lovely Day to Kill Your Spouse

October 20-23 & October 27-30; 2022

Proper British power couple Gloria and Graham embark by rowboat for an intimate celebration of their anniversary only to discover that each plans to kill the other. More clumsy than clever when it comes to the actual deed, they are capsized and stranded on an island. Their respective black sheep siblings find them, complicating matters all around until finally. Will love sail into the sunset? Or will family be the death of them?

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Just for Laughs - A Comedy Variety Show


Friday, November 4, 2022; 7:30pm

Another fantastic evening of everything funny we can find, including four professional comedians, vocalists and actors accompanied by pianist Lin Hart in a variety show format, minus the sequins (though there may be a few). This show is meant for mature audiences who want to laugh…a lot…and then laugh some more.

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NightBird: The Ultimate Tribute to Stevie Nicks

Saturday, November 12, 2022; 7:30pm

Stand Back! NightBird, the Southwest Florida-based, 7-piece Stevie Nicks tribute band featuring vocalist Angela Chang, is back by popular demand. NightBird covers Stevie Nicks songs from the ’70s, ’80s & ’90s—from her years with Fleetwood Mac, right on through her solo career. You'll hear a Landslide of Stevie Nicks hits, all in one captivating concert!

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Live at The Garden: A Tribute to Billy Joel

Friday, November 18, 2022; 7:30pm

Every month since 2014, Billy Joel has headlined a sold-out show at world-famous Madison Square Garden. After 33 Top 40 Hits, all of which he wrote, there’s no sign of his slowing down. But if you can’t make it to his show at The Garden, there is no group that delivers the experience like David Clark and his Billy Joel tribute band. David has performed with Billy Joel’s musicians Larry Russell, Rhys Clark and Don Evans, just because they “like performing with him so much!”

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Riders in the Sky

Saturday, November 19, 2022; 7:30pm

Join America’s favorite (funny) cowboys on a trail ride through the thrilling days of yesteryear with a wacky, way-out Western music revue! Riders in The Sky, the world’s premier Western recording group of today, continues the musical tradition passed down by the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rodgers and The Sons of the Pioneers.

Standing hats and shoulders above the rest, these charismatic singing cowboys have become modern-day icons by branding the Western music genre with their own wit and humor, straight off the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Throughout their rhinestone-studded career, the Riders in The Sky have performed in 10 different countries and all over these United States, appearing in venues from the Nashville National Guard to Carnegie Hall, and from County Fairs to the Hollywood Bowl. Their enormous talent and comedic flair made them favorites of TV talk and variety shows—over the years, the silver screen beckoned, and they have appeared with everyone from Penn & Teller to Daffy Duck!

Though it may be ‘The Easy Way’ to call it quits after 40-years, it’s not ‘The Cowboy Way!’ —and so, for these white-hatted heroes, the saga of the never-ending trail ride continues!

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Off the Walls!

Friday, December 2, 2022; 6:00pm

Everyone is a winner in this amazing ‘lottery’ event, hosted annually by Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, our signature fundraiser, ‘Off the Walls’ creates scholarships that are awarded to thousands of local youth throughout the year.

Those who have attended this unique event in the past know what a great evening it is---the amazing selection of art, collections and collectibles. No auction, no bidding. Your purchased ticket enters you into a random drawing for beautiful artworks, collectibles, travel experiences, cuisine adventures, décor and luxury living items valued from $275.00 to $6,000.00.

Which unique, beautiful object will you select? Every ticket is a winner as all tickets are drawn. But wait, what if you are the last ticket drawn that evening? No worries, we always install many more terrific items than tickets sold. And, you’ll receive a ticket to next years ‘Off the Walls!’ absolutely free! As we said, everyone is a winner!

Enjoy Off the Walls 2022 and enrich thousands of children’s lives!

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Funny Shorts Live!


Friday, December 9, 2022; 7:30pm

10-Minute Plays will be performed throughout the year, every four months, in rotation with The STAGED READING SERIES and JUST FOR LAUGHS. Each series will include five 10-minute plays (total of 15 performed through the year), and each of these performances includes one LOCAL playwright such as Leslie Sanderson and Peter De Fresco. Many of these plays were published as part of CFABS' Stage It, the annual international 10-Minute Play Competition where 200+ plays were entered in the 2021 competition. And by "Funny Shorts LIVE!" we also mean "funny shorts!" We will give away free tickets for upcoming shows at Center for the Performing Arts to the person wearing the funniest shorts!

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Staged Readings Series


Friday, January 13, 2023; 7:30pm

Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches, the inside of fortune cookies, or anywhere else we feel the written word might be made more impactful as read by local thespians. Each staged reading will be unique, powerful, funny and thought provoking evening of entertainment as actors take on different roles.

Watch the transformative power of acting as directors and actors introduce all of us to works that may illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities. After readings, you’re invited to meet the cast and discuss the play with director and actors. This lively and informative discussion brings new insight to the art of theater.

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Monroe Crossing

Saturday, January 14, 2023
7:30pm

Monroe Crossing performs an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass and some surprising selections outside the bluegrass genre. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, Monroe Crossing’s superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

For over 20 years this Minnesota based band has averaged over 100 shows a year performing in intimate rooms, community theaters, major venues and outdoor festivals. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!

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Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS - General Admission Youth Production

February 3 - 5, 2023

The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Featuring a host of colorful characters and songs from the movie. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the jungle. The two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns and our heroes must rally the animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

This performance is approximately 35-minutes, there is no intermission.

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Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS - Reserved Seating Youth Production

February 3 - 5, 2023

The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Featuring a host of colorful characters and songs from the movie. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the jungle. The two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns and our heroes must rally the animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

This performance is approximately 35-minutes, there is no intermission.

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The Hit Men of Country: The Ultimate Country Concert!

Friday, February 10, 2023; 7:30pm

If you love Country Music, you’re in for a treat—The Hit Men of Country are coming to Bonita! This Country Music mashup features five of the finest musicians who have performed, toured or recorded with Country’s greatest artists—hitmakers like Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, Jason Aldean and more. This superb show delivers hit after hit, including fan-favorites like “God Bless The USA,” “No One Else,” “Somebody Like You,” “Big Green Tractor,” and “I Swear,” plus, you’ll hear great backstage stories about being on the road with the legends they have worked with. It’s a County Music lover’s dream come true!

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Just for Laughs - A Comedy Variety Show


Friday, February 17, 2023; 7:30pm

Another fantastic evening of everything funny we can find, including four professional comedians, vocalists and actors accompanied by pianist Lin Hart in a variety show format, minus the sequins (though there may be a few). This show is meant for mature audiences who want to laugh…a lot…and then laugh some more.

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Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats

Saturday, February 18, 2023; 7:30pm

Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. He has since been named “Greatest of All Time” in Bass Player Magazine’s 2022 listing of the top 100 bassists ever. Come hear Lee and his band perform Stray Cats hits like “Sexy and Seventeen,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town,” plus lots of other rockin’ songs Lee performed post-Stray Cats with music legends—from Ringo Starr and George Harrison to John Fogerty and The Rolling Stones.

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One Night in Memphis

Saturday, February 25, 2023; 7:30pm

One Night in Memphis is a live concert tribute to legendary recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. You’ll hear more than 90-minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure ’50s rock ‘n’ roll music, performed live and backed by an authentic rockabilly band. Witness a rock and roll royalty jam session featuring the hits, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole lotta Shaking Going On,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and many, many more!

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Funny Shorts Live!


Friday, March 10, 2023; 7:30pm

10-Minute Plays will be performed throughout the year, every four months, in rotation with The STAGED READING SERIES and JUST FOR LAUGHS. Each series will include five 10-minute plays (total of 15 performed through the year), and each of these performances includes one LOCAL playwright such as Leslie Sanderson and Peter De Fresco. Many of these plays were published as part of CFABS' Stage It, the annual international 10-Minute Play Competition where 200+ plays were entered in the 2021 competition. And by "Funny Shorts LIVE!" we also mean "funny shorts!" We will give away free tickets for upcoming shows at Center for the Performing Arts to the person wearing the funniest shorts!

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Alan Doyle

Saturday, March 11, 2023; 7:30pm

There are few artists capable of appealing to music fans of all stripes, and Alan Doyle is one of them. From the moment he burst onto the scene in the early 1990s with his band Great Big Sea, Canadians fell in love with the pride of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, whose boundless charisma and sense of humour was eclipsed only by his magnetic stage presence.

His influence is now being heard in a new generation of artists as his solo work continues to endear him to roots music fans everywhere.

As we enter a new decade of music, connecting with as many listeners as possible continues to be Alan’s top priority. That’s clearly evident on Alan’s new EP Rough Side Out, which finds him collaborating with Canadian country music superstars Dean Brody and Jess Moskaluke, while at the same time offering his own distinctive interpretation of contemporary country.

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The Divine Sister

March 23-26 & March 30 - April 2; 2023

The Divine Sister pays homage to nearly every film involving nuns, such as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God. This outrageous comedy tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior, who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she must deal with a young postulant experiencing ‘visions,’ sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die!; Psycho Beach Party; and another audience favorite Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.

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Footloose - General Admission Youth Production

April 14 - 16, 2023

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont. Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont, who has convinced the town to outlaw dancing. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country boy who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

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Footloose - Reserved Seating Youth Production

April 14 - 16, 2023

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont. Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont, who has convinced the town to outlaw dancing. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country boy who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

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Just for Laughs - A Comedy Variety Show


Friday, April 14, 2023; 7:30pm

Another fantastic evening of everything funny we can find, including four professional comedians, vocalists and actors accompanied by pianist Lin Hart in a variety show format, minus the sequins (though there may be a few). This show is meant for mature audiences who want to laugh…a lot…and then laugh some more.

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Staged Readings Series


Friday, May 5, 2023; 7:30pm

Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches, the inside of fortune cookies, or anywhere else we feel the written word might be made more impactful as read by local thespians. Each staged reading will be unique, powerful, funny and thought provoking evening of entertainment as actors take on different roles.

Watch the transformative power of acting as directors and actors introduce all of us to works that may illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities. After readings, you’re invited to meet the cast and discuss the play with director and actors. This lively and informative discussion brings new insight to the art of theater.

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Stage It! 7 - 10 Minute Play Festival

Now in its seventh year, the festival will adjudicate short plays sent in from around the world. Twenty to thirty plays will be chosen for publication in our ongoing book series, and at least 10 short plays will be performed at the festival, which always boasts a great turnout, and is always memorable.

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Staged Readings Series


Friday, June 9, 2023; 7:30pm


Featuring poignant selections of written works carefully selected to enthrall and amuse, Staged Readings come from short stories, essays, plays, speeches, the inside of fortune cookies, or anywhere else we feel the written word might be made more impactful as read by local thespians. Each staged reading will be unique, powerful, funny and thought provoking evening of entertainment as actors take on different roles.

Watch the transformative power of acting as directors and actors introduce all of us to works that may illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities. After readings, you’re invited to meet the cast and discuss the play with director and actors. This lively and informative discussion brings new insight to the art of theater.

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Just for Laughs - A Comedy Variety Show


Friday, July 14, 2023; 7:30pm

Another fantastic evening of everything funny we can find, including four professional comedians, vocalists and actors accompanied by pianist Lin Hart in a variety show format, minus the sequins (though there may be a few). This show is meant for mature audiences who want to laugh…a lot…and then laugh some more.

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The Odd Couple

July 27-30 & August 3-6; 2023

Female version of the Neil Simon classic. Perfect Felicia has been dumped by her spouse and escapes to her slovenly friend Olive's place to stay. If it's going to work long-term, some things are going to have to change. The play retains its heartfelt look at those suffering from the end of a marriage and reminds us that even a stormy friendship can help us weather anything.

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