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.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, from December 3-28, 2014.
Artistic Director Jim Helsinger has adapted this Christmas classic for Orlando audiences. “This new adaptation begins with a family sharing the story of A Christmas Carol with their youngest child for the first time,” said Helsinger. “Soon both the family and audience are swept into the beloved tale, complete with carolers, holiday dinners, foggy London streets, haunting graveyards, and the infectious spirit of Christmas.”
A Christmas Carol features local actors Steven Lane as Brother/Bob Cratchit (Nicholas Nickleby and Into the Woods), Anne Hering as Mother/Mrs. Cratchit (The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge), Sarah Caroline Billings as Middle Daughter/Ghost of Christmas Past, and Danielle Reneè as Daughter/Belle (Les Misérables), Chris Crawford as Son/Fred (Palm Beach Dramawork’s The Lion in Winter and American Stage’s The Foreigner), Parker Sims Chin as Youngest Son/Tiny Tim (Mad Cow Theatre’s The Who’s Tommy), and Carly Swain as Youngest Daughter/Fan (Orlando REP’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer).
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF cools down this summer with “Christmas in July” on Friday, July 25.
During the single-day promotion, the Theater will offer $25 tickets for all seats to select performances of “A Christmas Carol,” playing December 3 – 28, 2014.
Orlando Shakes’ annual “Christmas in July” promotion celebrates the Theater’s commitment to providing affordable theatrical experiences to patrons of all ages. On Friday, July 25 from 12:00am to 11:59pm, all seats to the following performances of “A Christmas Carol” are just $25 each: December 18, 19, & 20 (7:30pm); December 21 (2pm); December 23, 24, 26, & 27 (7:30pm); and December 28 (2pm). Regularly priced single tickets for A and B level seating are $45 and $35 respectively.
Discounted tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org using the code word July25, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).