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How the big band stole Christmas

Thank you everyone for a SOLD OUT 2023 season! Stay tuned for updated sponsor info on 2024 as well as dates. Please book early for private events in 2024.

An annual holiday tradition since 2014, we are proud to present "How the Big Band Stole Christmas," a co-production with the Florida Music Academy. This full theatre production features a variety of world-class singers, instrumentalists, performers, dancers, and even Santa Claus himself! Available for hire, this show does travel and there are multiple opportunities to see us live. Available for both public and private events, book early!

Special thanks to:

Title Sponsor: EAI South

Presenting Show Sponsors:

Ballroom on Amelia: 12/22

Carey & Carmen Jones: 12/23 (matinee)

Our holiday show can be customized as needed. We are also available for a variety of private and public events with the ability to provide trios, variety bands, a 14-piece big band, and/or the full orchestra.


Make this season a memorable one and consider hiring us for your next event! 

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Christmas Album

Did you know we're on Spotify? Our full holiday album is available on all streaming services including Amazon Music as well. Find playlists for the Holiday Shows, or listen to some of your favorite songs from seasons past!

Sponsorships Available

Crescendo Amelia is seeking community partners for our annual production of How the Big Band Stole Christmas featuring a full 18-piece jazz orchestra with world class singers, actors, dancers, and more! Over 25 world-class performers will share the stage for a family-friendly tradition for all ages. Print & digital media options available! The 2023 information is coming soon, please email or call for more info!

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Printed Program Advertisements 

Program ads will be published for all ticketed theatre shows and your ad reaches all three performance cities. They are a perfect way to show your support for our mission and to advertise to potential customers. 

hire the band

Explore your options with our client sheets

- Linda McClane, Managing Director, Amelia Community Theatre.

We have had the pleasure of having Crescendo Amelia Big Band at our theatre for sold out concerts on two occasions. Band members were easy to work with, being both reliable & professional with great enthusiasm for their music. The audiences at our 170 seat theater ranged in age from children to senior citizens and all agreed that it was a terrific concert, and that they would return to hear the band again.

- Cass & Wilford, guests.

I can't begin to tell you how much my Dad and I loved the show last night! We have already decided that it MUST be our new family holiday tradition. From the musical selections that were chosen to the range of vocal stylings within the genre, to the fabulous surprises (swing dancers - INSPIRED!; aerial ballet - THRILLING!) to the wonderful rapport of the performers with each other - it was a holiday gem for ALL ages. This was my Christmas present to my Dad and he said "no other gift will surpass it.

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