Laser Shows

Laser Shows

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Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium plans on presenting Laser Shows every three months: March, June, September and December. Always watch our website and our Facebook page for the exact dates/times/shows, and use the “RSVP Here” (opens in new tab) form to tell us which shows you would particularly like to see (and “when,” for preference. Your choices for available shows are listed here (opens in new tab). You will need a pencil and paper to record your choices and send them to us in RSVP mail :-)

 


Our next laser shows will be in September, 2017.

 

SAMPLE DATA: To give you an idea of what the schedule is like when we have these shows, our most recent shows were the June Solstice laser extravaganza… Shows were at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm on each of the evenings listed below in the Schedule. Tickets at the door: $10/seat/show. Matinee kid-laser shows were F 6/16 – Sun 6/25 at 4 pm, but not on Saturdays (see below for KidsLaser lineup).  Full show descriptions are listed here (opens in new tab)

Date

Time

Fri Jun 16th Sat Jun 17th Sun Jun 18th Fri Jun 23rd Sat Jun 24th Sun Jun 25th
7 pm darksidemoonPink Floyd DSOTM laser_zepplin_posterLed Zeppelin laser_metallica_posterMetallica thewallPink Floyd TheWall laser_zepplin_posterLed Zeppelin U2
8 pm thewallPink Floyd The Wall laserbeatles_postLaser Beatles laseropolis_posterLaseropolis darksidemoonPink Floyd DSOTM Pink Floyd The Wall laser_zepplin_posterLed Zeppelin
9 pm laser_pop

Laser Pop – B52s,
Smashmouth, etc

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LaserMania

LaserVinylLaser Vinyl

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Laser Beatles

darksidemoon

Pink Floyd DSoTM


ElectroPop
10 pm

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Laser-X

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Hypnotica

LaserMagic

Laser Magic (Dance)

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Laseropolis

Metallica


i-Pop

 

Kid-friendly Laser Matinees at 4 pm, F 6/16 – Sun 6/23:

Friday
orion_laserLaser Legend of Orion
Sunday
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Laser Perseus and Andromeda

Monday
orion_laserLaser Legend of Orion
Tuesday
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Laser Perseus and Andromeda

Wednesday
orion_laserLaser Legend of Orion
Thursday
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Laser Perseus and Andromeda

Friday
orion_laserLaser Legend of Orion
Sunday
orion_laserLaser Legend of Orion

 


Some Show Descriptions, in order of popularity


 

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

darksidemoonRunning Time – 43 min : 32 sec
Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time! Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.
Songs:
Speak to Me
Breathe
On the Run
Time
The Great Gig in the Sky
Money
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse


 

Pink Floyd’s The Wall

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Running Time – 50 min : 01 sec

Truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world! Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon. Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced!
Songs
In the Flesh
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
The Happiest Days of our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall (part II)
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)
Hey You
Comfortably Numb
Stop
The Trial
Run Like Hell

Metallica
laser_metallica_posterRunning Time – 52 min : 06 sec

Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, the musicianship and force of this band has been hailed by critics and fans worldwide. Now Metallica’s tempos, instrumentals, themes and sound are joined with laser lights of the same caliber and style. Your pulse and body will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes.
Song Title
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ain’t My Bitch
Fuel
One
Nothing Else Matters
Master of Puppets
Unforgiven II
Sad But True
Enter Sandman


Laseropolis
laseropolis_posterRunning Time – 47 min: 20 sec
Ancient towers hide the symbols that will transport you to new experiences of sight and sound. Should you survive the journey through the four space-time pillars, a portal will be opened into a previously unseen and unheard dimension! Laseropolis is an eclectic mix of musical themes.
Song Title Artist
Karn Evil 9 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Head Over Feet Alanis Morrisette
Rock Lobster The B-52’s
Firestarter Prodigy
Under the Milky Way The Church
Papau new Guinea Future Sounds of London
Spiderwebs No Doubt
Foreplay Boston
Champagne Supernova Oasis
End of the World (as we know it) R.E.M.
Torn Creed
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
One of These Days Pink Floyd

LaserMania
laser_mania_posterRunning Time: 42:22
This fun family laser concert is a beautiful artistic interpretation for all ages. Featuring music from over five decades — hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the dazzling colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights!

Song Title Artist
Mortal Kombat Theme The Immortals
Blue Eiffel 65
Smooth Santana
Men In Black Will Smith
Man, I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain
That’s the Way It Is Celine Dion
Time Warp Medley
Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
Yakity Yak The Coasters
Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
Stop, In the Name of Love Diana Ross & the Supremes
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees
What I Like About You Romantics
Lets Go Crazy Prince
Desert Rose Sting
Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters Weird Al Yankovic
From a Planet Near Mars
Mixed Bizness Beck
Under the Milky Way The Church
Livin’ La Vida Loca Ricky Martin
All the Small Things Blink 182

Laser Zeppelin
laser_zepplin_posterRunning Time – 51 min : 57 sec
Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and ‘70s. Inde ed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.

Song Title
Song Remains the Same
Over the Hills and Far Away
Good Times, Bad Times
Immigrant Song
No Quarter
Black Dog
Livin’, Lovin’ Maid
Kashmir
Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
Rock -n- Roll

Laser Beatles

laserbeatles_postThe greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.
Song Title
Magical Mystery Tour
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Twist & Shout
A Hard Day’s Night
Nowhere Man
Help!
Yesterday
Octopus’ Garden
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/ A Day in the Life

Laser Vinyl

laser_vinylRun Time: 45 min
This is what laser shows are all about! Laser Vinyl – a program that captures the pure intent of the laser show experience. Accompanying a fantastic musical concert representing the best of classic rock is some of the most beautiful and stunning laser art ever produced! Reminisce, tap your feet and enjoy a truly fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind and soul!
Song Title Artist
 Back in Black  AC/DC
 Karn Evil 9  Emerson Lake and Palmer
 Jump  Van Halen
 Bohemian Raphsody  Queen
 Carry on my Wayward Son  Kansas
 Rock-n-Roll All Night Kiss
 Dream On Aerosmith
 Rock-n-Roll Band Boston
 Separate Ways Journey
 One of These Days  Pink Floyd

Laser Magic

LaserMagicRunning Time: 45 min

This program offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images! This musical compilation is fun for the entire family and includes artists like Joan Jett, The B-52’s, Will Smith, The Blackhearts and much more.

Song Title Artist
Santorini Yanni
Godzilla Blue Öyster Cult
Love Gets Me Every Time Shania Twain
Men In Black Will Smith
My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
Storms of Africa Enya
Money Pink Floyd
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Time Warp Cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Diana (Candle in the Wind ’97) Elton John
Don’t Speak No Doubt
The Hunter Björk
I Love Rock & Roll Joan Jett
Rock Lobster The B-52’s
Tub Thumping Chumbawamba

Hypnotica

hypnotica_posterRunning Time:45 min
Techno music and lasers go together perfectly, and that is the mix that is Hypnotica! This program offers a mixture of techno and ambient electronic music taken directly from the late night rave scene. Reflecting influences from hip-hop, soul and pop, this dance-based program with a rock-band feel will shake your entire body with pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects.
Song Title Artist
Trip Like I Do The Crystal Method
Love Island Fat Boy Slim
Insomnia Faithless
Narayan Prodigy
Joga Björk
Silence Delerium
Music: Response The Chemical Brothers
Acid 8000 Fat Boy Slim
Comin’ Back The Crystal Method
Setting Sun The Chemical Brothers

Laser-X laser_x

Running Time – 46 min: 32 sec

The top alternative songs of the ’90s helped usher in a major cultural shift, as serious-minded, image-free bands blew hair metal and pop off the airwaves almost overnight. Many of these bands have gone on to become the new ruling class of rock ‘n’ roll in the years, and decades, that followed.
Lost Stabbing Westward
Bulls On Parage Rage Against the Machine
Zero Smashing Pumpkins
Park Avenue Girl Against Boys
Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters
Would Alice in Chains
Push It Garbage
Sunshower Chris Cornell
Guilty Gravity Kills
Shame Stabbing Westward
Block Rockin’ Beats The Chemical Brothers
Du Hast Rammstein
More Human Than Human White Zombie