- $23 for one ticket to see Chris Mann (a $46.28 value)
- When: Sunday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
- Seating: rear orchestra, rear mezzanine, or balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
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Chris Mann performs during his A Mann for All Seasons PBS concert in 2013<p>
When Chris Mann crooned the Josh Groban hit “You Lift Me Up” in the final round of the second season of NBC’s The Voice, he left the room breathless, speechless, and panting for more. Coach Christina Aguilera burst into a shower of proud tears, while Cee Lo, in a pinch to describe what he’d just heard, defined Mann’s pipes as “incomparable.” It’s an apt description of the classically trained singer-songwriter, whose exemplary and flexile vocal skills have taken him far from his Kansas roots. Some singers are only suited for pop music, while others are adept at opera, but Chris Mann effortlessly meshes both into his favorite genre – classically based pop music.
With his debut album Roads, Mann rocketed up Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart while straddling the Top Five on the Classical Chart, a feat not accomplished since Beethoven’s White Album. He’s also serenaded the President and First Lady, landed his own PBS special, and recorded a top-selling holiday EP, Home for Christmas. Most importantly, he’s made opera and classical music cool for younger audiences while giving pop music an extra dose of grace. Live, he performs a wild-card set of modern hits, original songs, and arias, effortlessly weaving works such as “Ave Maria,” Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind,” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” into a seamless sonic tapestry.<p>
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Who says thespians and jocks can't coexist? Coral Springs Center for the Arts was once an old gym, after all—and following a 1996 renovation that saw the installation of a 1,471-seat theatre and the removal of all the abandoned bodybuilder nests, the venue became the culturally rich institution it is today. Now approximately 200,000 patrons migrate to its riverside confines annually for Broadway shows and performances by comedians, jazz luminaries, and pop stars. However, that theater isn't the only venue on the premises. On the third floor, an 80-seat cabaret-style Black Box Studio draws audiences into a more intimate, personal style of performance—and VIP packages grant access to the closest of the really close seats. Right below that studio is the Center's Coral Springs Museum of Arts, which showcases both a permanent collection of visual arts and traveling exhibits.