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Apalachicola 2014...Dixie Theatre continues to celebrate 100 years...that is until April, when we turn 101 - yikes!! Professional Season 17 has much to entice you, so come on and help us entertain you!! Help us make you smile with many new faces and some of our favorite old friends returning, you're sure to find something you want to see and/or hear at the Dixie. We have Big Band sound, 50's fun, 2 performers that ranked in the Top 30 Female Vocalists on The Alternate Roots list - wow! Familiar Old Folkies, a new Old Blue Eyes, North Florida's premiere Ballet, Patsy, Loretta, Tammy & Reba and the Piano Master himself, two Dixie Company shows in Rotating Repertory, the King, et al, Irish and Saltwater music and finally, to help end the season properly: The House Band! Tom Tiffin's incredible ART has been and will continue to grace the Theatre walls, thank you Tom!!! All the schedule details are listed below and Nick is anxiously waiting to help you find just the right seats for your unforgettable experience at the Dixie...we can't wait to see you!
Tallahassee Swing Band
Saturday, January 4 at 3 PM
What an exciting way to start the season! Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble has been playing the 40's, 50's & 60's classics and more for 24 years! Sure to help you relive the best of times, join us and tap, dance and sway to your heart's content.
Sock Hops & Soda Pops
by 34 West Theater Company
January 8, 10, 11 (Wed. & Sat. at 3 PM Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM)
The Big Bopper's back and Murphy's Diner is rockin' around the clock in this outrageous, feel-good musical from the creators of Season 16's We Go Everywhere Together. Back from New York for their 2nd Season at the Dixie, Stephen & Jeff bring Magdalyn Donnelly to help us laugh our cares away, don't miss it cause it's gonna be fun, fun, fun!
Gretchen Peters
Friday, January 17 at 8 PM
This Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter graces the Dixie stage with her poetic language and complex music. Ranked #15 by The Alternate Roots Top 30 Female Vocalists, the evocative sound she creates with her warm-honey voice and sophisticated lyrics assures an evening like no other.
The Old Folkie
Saturday, January 18 at 3 PM
Ken Sizemore returns for his 20 th appearance at the Dixie with his easy style and wit, performing original tunes as well as classic favorites from the 50's, 60's and 70's. An audience favorite, we're thrilled to have him back and look forward to audience request lists and sing-alongs.
It Was a Very Good Year
Saturday, January 18 at 8 PM
Tony Sands makes his Dixie Theatre debut with his uncanny portrayal of old blues eyes Frank Sinatra. He takes the audience on a journey that includes stunning video and graphics with this one of a kind musical tribute to the Chairman of the Board.
Pas De Vie Ballet
Friday, January 24 at 8 PM & Saturday, January 25 at 3 PM & at 8 PM
In their 26 th year, this outstanding dance company and Panhandle favorite has delighted Franklin County Theatre goers for 3 years. We're thrilled to welcome them back for their 4 th season at the Dixie, simply breathtaking!
Tribute to Patsy Cline
Friday, January 31 at 8 PM & Saturday, February 1 at 3 PM & at 8 PM
Our beloved Margo Anderson, back for her 7 th year, brings the talented Encore Band with her portrayal of Patsy. This season includes her tributes to Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire...that hasn't been seen by Dixie Theatre goers in many years, it's remarkable.
Bob Milne Ragtime Piano
Friday, February 7 at 8 PM & Saturday, February 8 at 3 PM & at 8 PM
The top ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist today returns for his 15 th year at the Dixie and no one does it better! In the Library of Congress as a National Treasure, Bob has followers from all over the country so get your tickets early.
2 Dixie Productions in Rotating Repertory...see 2 shows in 1 day!
Mrs. Mannerly
Wednesday February 12 at 3 PM, Saturday February 15 at 8 PM, Friday February 21 at 8 PM, Saturday February 22 at 3 PM, Wednesday February 26 at 3 PM, Saturday March 1 at 8 PM
Jeffrey Hatcher is a genius! We found that out in 2010 with our production of MURDERERS. Well he's at it again, only this time with his memoir "of sorts" recounting his experiences in his 1967 etiquette class. This offering will certainly assure his place as the best of the best playwrights, you'll be amazed.
Almost, Maine
Friday February 14 at 8 PM, Saturday February 15 at 3 PM, Wednesday February 19 at 3 PM,  Saturday February 22 at 8 PM, Saturday February 22 at 8 PM, Friday February 28 at 8 PM, Saturday March 1 at 3 PM
A delightful midwinter night's dream right here on the Forgotten Coast! "Utterly endearing..." -  "Sweet, poignant and witty" - The New York Daily News  "A charmer...unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone's breath on a cold winter's night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone" - The Star Ledger
Elvis & Friends do the Dixie
Saturday, March 8 at 8 PM
Spectacular tribute artist Todd Allen Herendeen returns with his Follow That Dream Band for their 5 th Season at the Dixie. An outstanding and talented performer, Todd is an incredible showman and he and his Family are here one night be sure to catch our much loved friends joined by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and more.
Sligo Line
Saturday, March 15 at 8 PM
Thank you St. Paddy! After the Ned Devines made their final appearance in 2013 right here at the Dixie, we thought Irish music might be tricky. Never fear, Tim Kerns put together some of the best musicians around and a new vocalist to make sure we stay on track and walk the Sligo Line.
Saltwater Music with Del Suggs
Saturday, March 22 at 8 PM
Florida's premiere performer returns for his 4 th Season and we couldn't be happier! Del is an award-winning singer/songwriter/ of those individuals who may come on stage as a stranger, but leaves it a friend. Danica Winter, Pete Winter, Chuck Parker gracing the stage as well, yea!!
Sarah Mac Band
Saturday, March 29 at 8 PM
The "Dixie House Band" back for their 5th season! This band has garnered attention across the Southeast and Sarah ranked #14 on The Alternate Roots list of the Top 30 Female Vocalists. They said of Sarah "something really special...we've never looked at female vocalists the same...a booming voice... refreshes like a cool breeze blowing through a hot smoky nightclub." With Charlie's intricate guitar work and Claire's solid, intriguing bass lines, we feel so lucky to have them back where they the house!
Schedule subject to change
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