Actor Malcolm Gets to visit Santa Fe College

Published: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

For the second year running, Santa Fe College fine arts students will get the chance to learn from the masters.

Actor Malcolm Gets, who grew up in Gainesville, will open the college’s 2014-15 Master Artist Series with a master class on Thursday, followed by a performance.

Gets will perform musical theater selections at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St.

Gets, who graduated from Buchholz High School and the University of Florida, is an actor, dancer, singer, composer, pianist and choreographer who is best known for his role as Richard in the sitcom “Caroline in the City.”

He also appeared on the silver screen in “A Flash of Green” and “Sex and the City,” and on Broadway in “Dreamgirls,” “The Story of My Life” and “Amour.”

For “Amour,” Gets was nominated in 1993 for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

He received an Obie Award in 1995 for his work in two off-Broadway productions.

The Master Artist Series, established last year, offers dance, music and theater students an opportunity to learn the craft from a master for a day or two.

Each master artist concludes his or her stay at SF College with a performance.

After Gets, SF College will bring Ruben Studdard, Rennie Harris Puremovement, the Joffrey Dance Group, Judith Chapman and Leo Kottke, who participated in last year’s series.

Tickets to Friday’s show are $12 to $15 for adults, $9 for seniors, children and SF College and UF students and faculty.

For ticketing information, call the box office at 395-4181 or buy tickets online at

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