If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, you’ll want to check out the Orlando Shakes production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” running at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center through December 29.
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, will perform Jack and the Beanstalk, a new family musical by Michael Andrew, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center from April 4 – May 4, 2019.
From the urban jungle to the quaint countryside, Jack is well-known for his sense of adventure – or at least in his daydreams. When it’s up to our hero to rescue new friends, his bravery will be put to the test.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Peter and the Starcatcher from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy by providing a deeper understanding of the events leading to an orphan becoming the infamous Peter Pan.
On Sunday afternoon, we went to see the Orlando Shakespeare Theater production of James and the Giant Peach. It’s a well-known story, so I was curious about how this theatre company would make it come alive. They did not disappoint.
The pre-show is always entertaining, and it was this time as well. Mr. Grasshopper and our tour guide, were so much fun! The kids enjoyed this part of the show and it raised the excitement for the rest of the show.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present the World Premiere of Bad Dog from April 8 to May 3, 2015.
After ten years of sobriety, Molly Drexler tumbles “off the wagon” by driving her Prius through her house. Her family tries to cope with her wreckage, but end up running headfirst into their own demons. Old wounds are re-opened and new ones are made in this biting new play that takes family dysfunction to the extreme.
Written by Jennifer Hoppe-House (Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, DirecTV’s Damages, and Netflix’s upcoming Grace and Frankie), Bad Dog features Ginger Lee McDermott (Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s The Crucible, Northlight Theatre’s World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility, and Mad Cow Theatre’s Other Desert Cities) as Molly.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, presents its Fall Children’s Series offering, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, from October 23 – November 22, at Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
In this family-friendly production, Flat Stanley is Stanley Lambchop, who is just like everyone else. That is until he makes a wish to be as flat as a pancake, and the wish comes true.
With his new two-dimensional form, Stanley becomes the ultimate exchange student, scouring the globe to do something the world has never seen before. Learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes in this whirlwind musical travelogue.
Casting for The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley includes Michael Sheehy (Flat Stanley), John DeLisa (Arthur and others), Sarah Caroline Billings (Samantha and others), Ryan M. Skiles (Mr. Lambchop and others), and Melissa Mason (Mrs. Cartero and others). The Orlando Shakes production team includes Director/Choreographer Rob Winn Anderson, Scenic Designer Robbin Watts, Lighting Designer Jason Tollefson, Costume Designer Mel Barger, and Sound Designer Britt Sandusky.
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF presents The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, March 27 through April 27, at Lowndes Shakespeare Center at Loch Haven Park in Orlando.
This production offers audiences the opportunity to hear the wolf’s side of the story in this dynamite rock musical for the entire family.
Alexander T. Wolf (aka the Big Bad Wolf) is accused of deplorable crimes. Facing a jury of his piggy peers and a tough-as-nails judge with a weakness for musical theater, can the Wolf ever hope for a fair trial? The audience decides the ending of this play – guilty or not guilty?
Directed by Steve MacKinnon, this musical features actors Sophie Bell, Bridgette Hoover, Chris Metz, Jeffrey Todd Parrott, and Seth Wallen.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced their schedule for the 2013-2014 season, and it has a wide variety of offerings.
Opening night will be September 28, and the program will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, and Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), conducted by Christopher Wilkins. An opening night dinner gala will be hosted by the Friends at the Sheraton Downtown Orlando beginning at 6pm.
Here are the rest of the performances scheduled:
October 12, 2013 – Super Series Pops: An American Salute
October 21, 2013 – Focus Series: Genius of Georges Bizet
October 25 & 27, 2013 – Opera Series: The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
November 16, 2013 – Super Series Classics: Beethoven 7
November 30, 2013 – Super Series Pops: Home for the Holidays
December 9, 2013 – Focus Series: Venetian Vespers
January 11, 2014 – Super Series Pops: Michael Cavanaugh – The Songs of Elton John & More
February 8 & 9, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Russian Romance
February 17, 2014 – Focus Series: Old Wine in New Bottles
February 22, 2014 – Super Series Pops: A Louis Armstrong Tribute
March 8, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Music of the Ballet
March 22, 2014 – Super Series Pops: The Broadway Tenors
April 5, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Olivera Plays Brahms
April 28, 2014 – Focus Series: Italian Symphony
May 9 & 11, 2014 – Opera Series: La Traviata (Verdi)
Most of the concerts will take place at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, with the exception of the Focus Series, which will be held at the Margeson Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Tickets are available in subscription packages now. Individual tickets will go on sale in August 26, 2013.