By Dawn Krebs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Sunrise Theatre hopes to entertain both young and old as the New Year kicks off.
The last musical group to perform at the theater and close out a busy year is Three Dog Night.
The rock band is best known for its mix of rock and pop music and became famous with songs such as "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Mama Told Me Not to Come" and "Black and White."
Over its career, the group reached the Billboard Top 40 a total of 21 times and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000.
The New Year will kick off with the musical stylings of B.B. King on Jan. 4, when the music legend himself takes the stage. Winner of 15 Grammy awards, B.B. King has been performing music for the past seven decades.
With hits like "The Thrill is Gone," the "King of the Blues" is best known for his complex skills on the guitar, whom he calls Lucille.
Only a few days later, the Nutopians will perform the music of John Lennon.
This group, who has performed many times at the Sunrise Theatre, was given their name by Mr. Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. The group combines storytelling, singing and music into the performance, which features new looks at Mr. Lennon's best and least- known works.
Since the theater season began, almost a dozen new shows have been added to lineup, and executive director John Wilkes is pleased to add more shows for the community.
"We will continue to add shows throughout the season," Mr. Wilkes said. "We want to offer something for everyone."
Three Dog Night is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets start at $49. "An Evening with B.B. King" will take place at 8 p.m. on Jan. 4. Tickets start at $65. "The Nutopians - Celebrating the Music of John Lennon" will perform at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the Black Box Theatre. Tickets start at $30. Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 Second St. in Fort Pierce.
For more information, call (772) 461-4775.