Orlando Shakes, in partnership with UCF, takes on the legendary tale “The Three Musketeers” at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, from February 5 – March 22, 2020.
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF invites guests to celebrate the opening of their 2018-2019 Season at their 30th Anniversary Season Gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
The highlight of the evening will be a one-night-only musical showcase featuring select members of the cast of Orlando Shakes’ production of In the Heights.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 8th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial on Tuesday, March 15.
Hailed as live theater meets Judge Judy, the Mock Trial assembles a panel of celebrity judges to hear a case based on one of the season’s Signature Series productions and argued by notable attorneys in Central Florida.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Adventures of Pericles select dates from February 24 – March 26, 2016, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare’s romantic adventure, The Adventures of Pericles, which opens with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, finding himself in mortal danger after solving the puzzle of a murderous king.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest select dates from February 10 – March 27, 2016, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare’s late masterpiece, The Tempest, which begins with Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, stranded on a remote and mystical island with his daughter Miranda.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons from January 6 – February 7, 2016, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Dancing Lessons centers around a young man with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s syndrome) as he tries to navigate a relationship with a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. She learns how to deal with her disabilities while he gets a glimpse of the emotional and transformational power of dance.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents the World Premiere of Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens October 22 through November 20.
Based on the book A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by New York Times bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne, the Children’s Series production is co-written by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne with lyrics by Will Osborne and music and lyrics by Randy Courts.
Ambrose Bierce defines Magic as “an art of converting superstition into coin,” and that is exactly what creator and director, John Didonna, has done in the sixth year of Phantasmagoria’s production, Phantasmagoria VI: The Darkness Awakens.
The show is set some time after Byron, the troupe’s leader, had sacrificed himself for the dancer Pandora. Cyril, the new leader, has since forbidden the troupe from bringing the stories to life, causing them to be thrown out into the streets by the theater’s Manager for not being able to perform anything with which he’d be able to make a profit.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will present Les Miserables from September 10 – October 12 in the Margeson Theater at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
This award-winning classic tale by Victor Hugo, is set in early 19th century France. It tells the tale of a French peasant named Jean Valjean and his years-long quest for redemption after serving almost two-decades in prison for stealing a loaf of bread.
Featuring a talented mix of Broadway veterans and Orlando Shakes favorites, this will be the largest musical production in the OST’s history.
The cast is headlined by Orlando native Davis Gaines (Javert), a veteran of the stages in New York and Los Angeles, and the longest-running Phantom in the L.A. productions of The Phantom of the Opera.
During this event, theater staff will lead guests on a tour of the building, providing them with behind the scenes access, insider info, and fun facts about Orlando Shakes. Visitors will also enjoy a sneak peek rehearsal of this fall’s highly anticipated production, Les Misérables, and may enter to win tickets and prizes from Orlando Shakes and other local arts organizations.