With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic of classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAShas produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, Carry On Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind. KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Carry On Wayward Son continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and Dust In the Wind has been played on the radio more than three million times!
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
Puccini’s Tosca is a story about an epic love triangle between opera singer Floria Tosca, artist Mario Cavaradossi, and the power-hungry chief of police, Baron Scarpia. Thrilling audiences for over a century, the intensity of Puccini’s score and this tale of great passion, courage, and devastating jealousy make this an unforgettable opera of frightening power. The opera includes live music by a 40-piece all American orchestra, several soloists who made their much celebrated debut last season, and English supertitles.
These cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes, and large-scale illusions. These modern masters display skills that have taken a lifetime to perfect.
With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, JIM BELUSHI is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy.
The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is celebrated for its interpretations of classical symphony repertoire. Led by distinguished conductor, Yousheng Lin, the concert will feature pieces by Verdi and Dvořák, along with Yellow River Piano Concerto, based on a work by the famous Chinese composer, Xian Xinghai. Concerto soloist Siheng Song was the first Chinese musician to receive the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition award, and has been praised as a leading pianist of the new generation in Europe.
Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating his 62nd year as a recording artist, returns to Daytona Beach, Florida for the first time in many years to perform his greatest hits & personal favorites at the Peabody Auditorium on January 31, 2019. Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice of Romance!
Join the Peabody Foundation and the Mystic Krewe of the XIIth Night Revelers for Mardi Gras for the Peabody – A Party with a Purpose! Admission is only $100 per person and includes two drink tickets, complimentary Samuel Adams bar, Oyster bar, traditional New Orleans fare and Hurricane drinks, dancing on the Peabody stage with DJ and assorted entertainment. Must be 21+ to attend. No refunds.
Cirque Musica’s all new program, Crescendo, will feature spectacular international cirque artists performing a theatrical production in artistic union with the Jacksonville Symphony. Join us for an afternoon of beauty, thrills and majesty, accompanied by a variety of popular classical music selections, including Ravel’s Bolero, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Flight of the Bumblebee from Tsar Saltan by Rimsky-Korsakov, and many more.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring the United States this fall! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
The best of the best London musicians, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is renowned for its fresh, brilliant classical music interpretations, and an incredible lexicon of recordings. One of America’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk, will also serve as the evening’s conductor. Denk has earned high praise for his talents, including from the New York Times which raved about “his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music, and for the generosity of his playing.”
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
Mesmerizing and universally beloved, it has been 8 years since Swan Lake has graced the Peabody stage. The ballet famously brings to life the magical story of Odette as the White Swan and Odile as the Black Swan, along with a heroic Prince and evil sorcerer. The Russian National Ballet will bring its vast performance experience and infinite dedication to the art of dance and classical ballet to this breathtakingly beautiful staging of Swan Lake.
Experience the Grammy® Nominated Celtic Woman on their all-new tour, Ancient Land.Celebrating the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing. Ancient land is sure to capture the hearts of audiences everywhere. Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Peabody Auditorium. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Acade my Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
The GRAMMY® award winning Buffalo Philharmonic returns to The Peabody for a spectacular season finale. The orchestra made history in 1998 by appointing JoAnn Falletta as its new maestra, making her the first female music director of a major U.S. symphony orchestra. This matinee will include Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the fabulous Fabio Bidini, in his third appearance here in Daytona Beach.
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.