A robust schedule of Broadway touring shows is a sure sign things
are back to normal at the King Center.
WINTER 2022: 29
shuttered. The program, renamed
the Titan Youth Theatre, has
returned with programs to
connect and support co-curricular
learning and serve underresourced
students in Title I
schools, as wells as assist groups
that serve youth and young adults.
“As we reimagined our next steps,
we worked behind the scenes with
artists and their management
teams and have selected programs
that will educate, enrich and offer
enjoyment,” said Karen Wilson,
who has led the program for more
than two decades.
On the schedule for next year are
a range of programs that include
The New Shanghai Circus, the U.S.
Coast Guard Band, Trashaganza by
Bash the Trash and South Pacific.
The long journey back to normalcy
began when promoters such as
Roland Guilarte of Brevard Music
Group slowly brought concerts
back. Guilarte, a pivotal figure in
Central Florida’s jazz scene, has
forged a decades-long association
with the King Center.
“Having a 28-year relationship
with our local performing arts
center is key to our success,”
Guilarte said. “Although we
present concerts at other area
venues, the King Center is an A
quality venue and has been so
for 33 years. We are pleased with
how ASM Global Management has
started to move things forward.”
For the center, leaving pandemic
woes behind included the
November reveal of its newly
redesigned and upgraded
members-only Crown Club, a
haven for patrons. The makeover
included a new bar and furniture,
impressive lighting fixtures,
carpeting and unique memorabilia
and art. All in all, the $4 million
With 2,016 seats, the center is in the middle of the sweet spot for ASM Global, which manages an extensive collection of theaters around the world.