From classic productions to new plays, Theatre UCF has announced its 2018-2019 schedule of performances.
The season features everything from John Steinbeck to Titanic The Musical, and is sure to have something of interest for every theater afficionado.
Here is the list of productions for the 2018-2019 season:
Starting in 2018, Theatre UCF presents Pegasus PlayLab, a new summer theatre festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights.
It will offer three staged readings of new plays in the Black Box and one fully-mounted production on the Main Stage. The workshop process will span six weeks from mid-May through the end of June, with performances running through August.
This is your opportunity to be involved in a play development process with playwrights from across the country, and support emerging voices!
Here are the scheduled performances:
Get ready to experience Something Rotten! at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts…the hit Broadway musical, that is…when it plays Orlando April 24-29, 2018.
Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.
Central Florida cinephiles get ready…the Florida Film Festival returns for it’s 27th year from April 6th through 15th, 2018.
The Festival will screen 183 films representing 38 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. Of the films selected, 152 have premiere status, including 23 world premieres. Read more
Orlando Story Club returns to The Abbey on April 4, giving anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance.
The April event theme is “Make My Day,” and those who wish to be storytellers for the evening put their name in a hat. Selected individuals chosen at random get to showcase their story telling for the local community.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts celebrated Pi Day by revealing the two little girls chosen for their big break in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical WAITRESS playing March 20-25.
Delainey Silvestro, age 5, and Ella Helton, also age 5, will make their professional debut on the Walt Disney Theater stage this week.
One of Central Florida’s best free art events is the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy it when it returns March 16-18, 2018.
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF has announced the upcoming productions for their 2018-2019 season, which is also its 30th Anniversary Season.
Orlando Shakes’ season opens in September 2018 with the multi-Tony Award-winning hip hop musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. It received four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Orchestrations, Best Musical and Best Score.
This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Rollins College in Winter Park is honoring its famous alumnus with a self-guided walking tour.
Now through March 20, the tour will showcase Mister Rogers’ memorabilia on display at the Rollins College campus.
Orlando Science Center is throwing a birthday party for Dr. Seuss in KidsTown the weekend of March 3-4, 2018, and your family is invited!
As a creative thinker, Dr. Seuss shared his ideas about learning, imagination and creativity in his books; at Orlando Science Center they encourage creativity because it helps develop STEM skills.
The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 6-14, 2018. Best of all…it’s FREE to enjoy!
Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production, its 41st, that will premiere February 2018 in Tampa called Cirque du Soleil VOLTA.
The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.
Broadway smash Disney’s The Lion King returns to Orlando for an extended run at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts from February 14 through March 11, 2018.
Based on the hit Disney movie, this musical brings to life the entire Serengeti as never before with uniquely theatrical storytelling and stage choreography.
Dr. Phillips Charities presents Paddington Bear’s First Concert, a free outdoor family event with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Winter Park on Saturday, February 10 in Central Park.
Paddington Bear, found at Paddington Station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown, is a polite bear who loves to explore and learn. One day, while visiting his friend Mr. Gruber, he reveals he’s never attended a live orchestra concert.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Cirque de la Symphonie in an all-new program at the Bob Carr Theater for two shows on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, and Titanic, the evening will include the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of the members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.