Thrasher-Horne Center presents touring performances, concerts and visual arts in its theater as well as banquets, receptions and meeting spaces in its conference center. The Center is owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.
Average Visit Time:
2 - 3 hours,
Disabled Traveler Information:
Average Visit Time:
2 - 3 hours
Disabled Traveler Information:
Hours of Operation:
Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Suitable for Ages:
Closest Airport Jacksonville International Airport,
Distance from Airport 31 miles,
Driving time to nearby lodging 6 miles
Parsons Dance is a New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. The company has toured to more than 383 cities, 22 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.” In addition to choreography and performance, Parsons Dance engages audiences of all ages through education and outreach programs, including national tours such as this one.
Known for their rema
kable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance delivers positive life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide. Flawlessly fusing the gestures and movements that comprise contemporary dance with the discipline and precision of a classical company. Parsons Dance is always a favorite that can bring exuberance, joy and passion to any stage.
"One Night in Memphis" is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll music performed live and backed by an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show, "Winter Dance Party" this show has met with the same accolades, sell out shows and audience standing ovations. Be a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music 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 with acclaimed national talent, all performed live without tracks and guaranteed to get any audience rocking and rolling!
For Mature Audiences Only. Tracy Morgan is BACK with his “Picking Up the Pieces” Tour. Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field starring in Saturday Night Live and for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show 30 Rock. He recently wrapped production on Fist Fight which he stars in alongside Ice Cube and Charlie Day. Morgan will also star in the Weinstein Co.’s Richard Pryor biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.
Into the Woods - The Acclaimed Fiasco Theater Production
November 26, 2016
Venture back INTO THE WOODS as the Dodgers (Jersey Boys, Matilda) team up with Networks (Phantom, War Horse, South Pacific) to present the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production that became New York’s surprise hit of this season. Unanimously acclaimed, extended twice at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theater, the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has been mounted with boundless imagination. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is INTO THE WOODS like you’ve never seen it before!
Including dazzling songs like “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone,” this thrillingly clever new version made Ben Bran
ley of The New York Times fall “head over heels.” Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.
Billy Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman.
Best known for his role of Officer Mike Biggs on the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY, Gardell is also
the host of a new game show, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRE'S CLUB, based on the hit board game and produced by the team behind Deal Or No Deal. Gardell also co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series "Lucky." His other television credits include "Yes Dear" and "Judging Amy," on the Network, "My Name is Earl," "The Practice," "Monk" and "Gary the Rat."
As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. In addition he makes regular appearances on "NFL Today" on CBS Sports.
Winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy The Slut (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose.
This event contains adult language and content. Not suitable for children.
Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mi
chievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts.
Acclaimed late-night TV host Jay Leno brings his stand-up comedy to Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
“Jay Leno marks the first announcement of many top-notch performers we have planned for this next season,” said Thrasher-Horne Center Executive Director Denton Yockey. “We look forward to his comic style that has entertained so many on ‘The Tonight Show’ for so many years.”
Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” His career has included top-rated TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporat
speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist.
Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. After resuming hosting the program following its one-time interruption, he made it once again the consistent and uninterrupted ratings leader for late night.
An indefatigable performer, Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100 live appearances in nightclubs, theaters and stadiums each year. His “everyman”-style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide.
Tickets for Jay Leno are currently on pre-sale to Thrasher-Horne Center Members. Tickets will be available to the public starting Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10 AM. Ticket prices range from $69 to $129 with all fees included. Tickets and more information are available at (904) 276-6815 or online at THcenter.org.
The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.
Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal
January 28, 2017
GRAMMY Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis. The enduring country and pop icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his long list of hits which comprise 24 Number Ones includi
g “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Buy Me A Rose.”
It's hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired! Based on the cult classic movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, this adventurous roller skating zany musical spoof is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Roll and sing along to along to the hits “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu,” all composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having th
time of their lives!
With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!