Events held in the Theatre for the Performing Arts
South Florida State College began presenting evening performances in the fall of 1984. The season consists of ten performances that run from November through March. The Artist Series features a wide variety of quality entertainment focusing on orchestras, musicals, pops, dance, and comedy. Internationally acclaimed entertainers have graced the auditorium stage for over 20 years, including Victor Borge, Roger Williams, the Smothers Brothers, Rich Little, Bob Newhart, Paul Anka, Engelbert Humperdink, Anne Murray, Marie Osmond, and Doc Severinsen.
Originally named the Senior Enrichment Series, South Florida State College began presenting the afternoon performances in the winter of 1980. The series presents ten performances which are held every Tuesday afternoon for ten consecutive weeks from early January to March. The Matinee Series features performances by outstanding local and regional talent as well as well-known names such as JoAnn Castle, The Diamonds, and John Davidson.
Events held in the University Center Auditorium
The SFSC Jazz Series began in November of 2003 with a performance by vibist Tom Toyama. The Jazz Series season showcases five outstanding performances featuring a wide variety of jazz styles. Recent performances include the Salty Dogs Jazz Band and the Four Freshmen.
The Kaleidoscope Series is a newer addition to our wide variety of programs. This compelling new series features storytellers, musicians, scholars, and other thought-provoking presentations. Recent performances include Bobby Horton - Songs and Stories of the Civil War, and a Japanese storyteller by the name of Kuniko Yamamoto. This series began in the 2005-2006 season.