Past Events

December 3, 2017

The Nutcracker Ballet

Performed by DanceAlive National Ballet. The Kathleen Monahan Foundation is an annual show sponsor for the Nutcracker at the Performing Arts Center.  The event was sold out again this year, with 248 seats sold.

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July 15 & 22, 2017

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Little Mermaid was an acting workshop for youth at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. The Kathleen Monahan Foundation provided scholarships for 6 youth participating in the workshop. They did 2 sold out performances, 240 seats.

The children in the camp, ranging from age 8 to 16 years old, will culminate 10 weeks of theater training with this professionally produced show. –TB Newspapers Weekley

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November 12, 2016

Mermaid Masquerade Fundraiser

The Mermaid Masquerade, a fundraiser costume party like no other, was held at the Heritage Museum of Tarpon Springs. Masters of Ceremony were John and Mary K. Wilson. Honorary Chairs Christopher and Kelly Still attended the fundraiser along with Tarpon Springs Mayor Chris Alahousoz and KMF board members. All proceeds benefited the Kathleen Monahan Foundation’s ongoing support of the arts. This under-the-sea festivity offered a fun filled evening with the likes of a tropical buffet dinner and drinks, dancing to the music of the Amanda Keller Band, photo opts with live mermaids, and prizes for best costume and mask.

Mermaid Masquerade

A special thanks to Joan Jennings for the use of her wonderful photographs.

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October 24, 2015

Beats on the Bayou Gala

Our annual fundraiser event was held at the Heritage Museum in Tarpon Springs (Craig Park). Hosts were John and Mary K. Wilson, two of the most well-known entertainers in the Tampa Bay area – seen for years in our finest concert halls, parks, community centers and television. They were joined by Tarpon resident and world-renowned artist Christopher M. Still who unveiled his new art installation at the gala, and the multi-talented Bus Stop Band who provided the best in pop, R&B and soul music for a fun evening filled with great food, cocktails, art, music and lots of dancing.

Bayou Gala

Artwork courtesy of Christopher M. Still: Caladesi Sunset, 2007, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in.

 

February 17, 2014

Driving Miss Daisy

The Foundation purchased tickets for a group of underserved community members to attend the Walnut Street Theater’s production of Driving Miss Daisy.

Driving Miss Daisy

 

November 2, 2013

Harry Antonio – One Voice One Guitar

Presented by the Kathleen Monahan Foundation for the Arts to raise funds for arts programming in Tarpon Springs, 2011 The X-Factor winner Harry Antoniou sings American popular favorites and Greek songs. After winning the third season of the Greek X Factor singing Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful to Me,” Antoniou was awarded a two-year contract with Sony Music.

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April 19, 2013

From Pizza to Puccini!

The evening kicked off with Pizza, antipasto, and wine and beer, followed by introductory remarks from Randy Hutchisson. After which, benefit performers, Katie Saunders and David Ott, took the stage.

Soprano Katie Saunders is a classically trained vocalist with a degree in music from Indiana University. She has performed in European opera houses and with international symphonies and orchestras. She also teaches German diction and vocal coaching.

Dr. David Ott is an internationally recognized composer and conductor whose impressive works have been performed and recorded by some of the most notable orchestras in the United States and Europe. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Music Alive Award, co-sponsored by American Symphony Orchestra League and Meet the Composer. He received his Doctorate in Music Theory & Composition at the University of Kentucky.

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June 23, 2012

Hot 8 Brass Band Brings New Orleans to Town

June 23, 2012, a day  filled with the energy of the Big Easy’s music, culture and food.  Children from the Citizen’s Alliance for Progress enjoyed crafts and other activities with New Orleans’ own Hot 8 Brass Band. The jazz group headlined events and lead an enthusiastic group in a New Orleans traditional “second line” parade. Beads and other trinkets were available, heightening the Mardi Gras vib. During evening events at the Performing Arts Center participants enjoyed hot jazz and tasty Cajun fare.   Read more about the day’s events.

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