Tony Bennett to return to Sunrise Theatre

FORT PIERCE — Crooner Tony Bennett will return to the Sunrise Theatre in March, the theater announced today.

Bennett’s performance, with daughter Antonia Bennett, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.

The 92-year-old Bennett performed two times previously at the theater, in 2012 and 2016.

For tickets, call 772.461.4775 or visit

A jazz vocalist […]

Nov. 28, 2018|

Sunrise Theatre announces free summer movies

FORT PIERCE — The Sunrise Theatre has announced the schedule for free summer movies.

The movies will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday: July 8, 22 and Aug. 5,12,19 and 26. Full concession service will be featured at each showing.

Sponsored by Humana, the Summer Time Movie Series includes, six free movies: Mamma […]

Jun. 6, 2018|

Assistant to serve as Sunrise interim director

FORT PIERCE — Sharon Engle, the longtime assistant to the director at the Sunrise Theatre, will serve as the theater’s interim director while a search is conducted to replace John Wilkes, Fort Pierce City Manager Nick Mimms said today.

Mimms on April 23 presented Wilkes, 65, a letter of termination from his $128,000-year-job effective […]

May. 7, 2018|

Sunrise Theatre Director Wilkes terminated

FORT PIERCE — John Wilkes, executive director of the Sunrise Theatre since 2007, is leaving his position effective Monday after receiving a termination notice from City Manager Nick Mimms.

Wilkes said in an email sent to friends and associates Thursday night that Mimms notified him during a meeting with him April 23 that he was […]

May. 4, 2018|

Sunrise lineup to sizzle this season

FORT PIERCE – John D. Wilkes, executive director of the Sunrise Theatre, has announced 2017/18 season of dazzling shows that have been confirmed to date.

“We’re thrilled to offer an array of sizzling attractions this year,” Wilkes said. “The Sunrise Theatre continues to expand and enhance our programming with highly sought after and celebrated […]

Aug. 28, 2017|

City seeks members for theater board

FORT PIERCE – City commissioners are looking for civic-minded residents to serve on the Sunrise Theatre Advisory Board. Qualified applicants should reside in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County or a neighboring county and be willing to serve a three-year term.

The board consists of 14 members and was created to ensure the theater’s ongoing fiscal […]

Jun. 26, 2017|

Sunrise Theatre to Host 10th Annual Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Camp

FORT PIERCE- The Sunrise Theatre, in partnership with the Sunrise Theatre Foundation will host four separate, week-long children’s summer programs conducted by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Give your children the best summer-ever! Registration for summer camp begins on March 20 at 10 a.m. Each week-long camp culminates in a public performance, starring local children, […]

Mar. 20, 2017|

Fort Pierce audience saw one of Sinatra Jr.’s last shows


FORT PIERCE — The 550 people attending Frank Sinatra Jr.’s concert at the Sunrise Theatre March 10 got a rare glimpse into the life of his iconic father and what it was like growing up in his shadow. They also saw one of his last performances.

Sinatra, 72, died Wednesday at a Daytona […]

Mar. 17, 2016|