• SAT FEB 23, 2019, 7PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

    Becca Mancari

    Hailed by NPR as a “lyrical and raw” singer-songwriter, Mancari followed a circuitous path to success – working as a janitor in South Florida, hopping trains with down-and-out songwriters in Virginia, seeking spirituality in India. It’s a route that’s worked, landing her several successful tours and an album that recently hit Rolling Stone’s ’40 Best’ list.
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  • FRI MAR 1, 2019, 8PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

    Dana Cooper

    Cooper has logged millions of miles engaging audiences with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, received the Spirit of Folk Award, and perfected a strumming style that is legend among guitarists. Celebrating the release of his 26th(!) album, this folk mainstay brings his storytelling to Key West.
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  • TUE-FRI MAR 5-8 & WED-SAT MAR 13-16, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Alligator Alley

    Oscillating between bitingly funny and heartwarming, Alligator Alley follows two childhood friends as they navigate the dystopian sprawl of Florida City and the wilds of the Everglades. Headstrong Mayer and her close friend Becca attempt to escape their current surroundings and start a new life beyond the Glades.
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  • TUE MAR 12, 2019, 7PM/SHOW

    Passepartout Duo

    Passepartout Duo, a percussion and piano collaboration, seeks to revitalize contemporary music through immersive events and compelling interdisciplinary projects that blur cultural and aesthetic borders. While in Key West for their residency, Nicoletta and Christopher presents a live set featuring new compositions inspired by their time on the island.
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  • SUN MAR 17, 2019, 1-10PM/EVENT

    Piano Marathon to Benefit Hugh’s View

    Enjoy an afternoon and evening of continuous piano music, courtesy of the fingers of eighteen pianists from Key West. This Piano Marathon benefits Hugh's View, The Studios rooftop visual and performing space opening to the public in 2020.
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  • THU MAR 21, 2019, 7PM & 9PM/SHOW

    Otherworld, Jeffrey Chappell & Friends Album Release

    The contemporary quartet, Otherworld, blends jazz, classical and Middle Eastern influences into a unique sound that defies easy categorization, featuring intricate, cinematic compositions and soaring improvisations. This concert features music from their new album and favorites from their debut album, which placed in the top 10 at the Global Music Awards. 
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  • CANCELLED

    Gospel of a Good Time with Tatah Dujour & Key West Burlesque

    We could all use less bad news and more good times. Tatah Dujour leads the charge with a Sunday ‘service’ offering live music, dancing, comedy and other light-hearted variety fare. Check the bad vibes at the door and join Dujour and company for an uplifting, riotously funny end to the weekend.
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  • SUN MAR 31 & MON APR 1, 2019, 7:30PM/SHOW

    Underwater: Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams

    Continuing to present lesser unknown works by the great American playwright, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth - two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. With Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson. 
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  • WED APR 3, 2019, 7PM/EVENT

    The Courage to Fail, An Evening of Storytelling with Diana Nyad

    Famed long distance swimmer Diana Nyad captured the heart of Key West in 2013 when she emerged on Smathers Beach, having completed her historic swim from Cuba to the US, Havana to Key West. As an athlete, author, former sports broadcaster, and fitness icon, Nyad’s life reads like a riveting collection of stories. The Courage to Fail gives audience members the opportunity to absorb the tales of an incredible public figure in an intimate setting.
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  • FRI APR 5, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Key West Burlesque, Tatah Dujour & Company

    World-class performers, cheeky comedy, and aerial acrobats come together to create an extraordinary production that has become a tradition in Key West. In its 12th year, Key West Burlesque, founded by Christa Hunt (aka Tatah Dujour), is still finding fresh ways to continue its legacy of burlesque art.
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  • SAT APR 6, 2019, 4PM/SHOW

    ReMARCable Dance Project

    The ReMARCable Dance Project combines the talents of Dance Key West and MARC, a local non-profit serving adults with developmental disabilities. The MARC clients nurture their creative voices, work on coordination and develop the courage to present their work. Join us for one of the most popular programs of the year!
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  • SAT APR 20, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Celebrate Cuba with Cortadito

    Cortadito brings explosive energy to early 20th century Cuban arrangements, evoking a time when Cuban music was influencing sounds throughout the globe. Occasionally, guest musicians back Cortadito, creating a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Celebrate the release of the ensemble’s latest album, Canciones de Julio, with house-made mojitos and cigars hand-rolled on site.
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  • FRI APR 26, 2019, 8PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

    Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

    Tara O’Grady’s music, which encompasses jazz, blues, folk and Americana, can be heard around the globe. The songstress channels the style of the 1920s and the energy of the 1950s in her foot-tapping live shows.
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  • FRI MAY 3, 2019/EVENT

    Mermaid Truth or Consequences: A Survivalist Game Show with Elizabeth Doud

    This interactive game show, hosted by radical mermaids, spills out of a parked Airstream allowing visitors the chance to strike up conversations with environmental experts. An irreverent approach to climate change conversation, this event is one-part game show, one-part science jam, and one-part mermaid magic. A wildly imaginative approach to tackling a difficult topic!
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  • FRI MAY 10, 2019, 4PM/SHOW

    Key West Songwriters Festival

    The largest festival of its kind in the world celebrates its 23rd year as both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.
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  • SAT MAY 18, 2019, 7:30PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

    Cottage Concert with Seth Glier

    Glier brings his congenial stage presence back to Key West to perfect his songwriting skills in an artist residency. Taking a break from the creative process, he presents a stripped down outdoor show featuring favorite foot-stompers and new works. Join Glier “at home” on the back deck of the residency cottages for a unique springtime show.
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  • WED-SUN MAY 22-26 & TUE-SAT MAY 28-JUN 1, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Prime Time

    Blake Hunter has penned a new musical following a female TV Executive in the 1970s who fights to keep her variety show afloat, her star husband in check and temptation at bay. Under the direction of Murphy Davis, the script takes off, propelled by commanding performances and a whiff of classic TV nostalgia.
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  • TUE-FRI JUN 4-7, 2019, 7PM/SHOW

    The Pride, Presented by Fringe Theater

    The Pride, a contemporary British drama, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, examines changing attitudes to sexuality between the late 1950s and current times. The story counterpoints two parallel love stories, one in 1958, the other in 2008. The Pride premiered in 2008 at Royal Court Theater to critical acclaim, winning the Laurence Olivier Award before making its Off-Broadway debut in 2010.
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  • MON JUN 10, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Twice Told Tales

    The hit of Summer Stage returns for a third round of dueling monologues! Can the same words mean more than one thing? Twice Told Tales provides a fresh twist on a theatrical staple. Each monologue is presented by one director, but two actors, giving two wildly different takes on the material.
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  • SUN JUN 23 & MON JUN 24, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

    Classics of Comedy

    Nichols and May. Abbott and Costello. Brooks and Reiner. Bob Newhart. Monty Python. Burnett, Korman, and Conway, and more! Theatre XP's Summer Stage celebrates the giants of classic comedy by faithfully recreating their most famous bits and sketches. Join us for a night of belly laughs...punctuated by a few awkward chuckles.
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  • SAT JUL 13, 2019, 7PM/SHOW

    Ben Wahlund

    "Mile Marker Zero" is a recital length solo marimba work comprised of fifteen short, audience friendly pieces - a potpourri of musical memories collected around Key West as part of the Residencies at Key West Studios program. Ranging from jazz, to rock, funk, classical and more, Ben Wahlund's eclectic voice on marimba and compelling storytelling for each piece is sure to engage audience members of all ages and backgrounds. (75 minutes)
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