Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘The Jungle Book’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Children’s Theater: What were you raised by, wolves? In Mowgli’s case, the answer is yes! Taken in by Mother Wolf as a baby, the now 11-year-old boy has grown to know the Jungle Law and the ways of the wild. When a cunning tiger seeks to settle an old score, it’s up to Mowgli and the pack to outsmart him. This retelling of the classic tale takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the Indian jungle! Adapted by April-Dawn Gladu | Based on the story by Rudyard Kipling.

Shows: Two shows Saturdays only plus one extra show Sunday, November 11, 2018

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian princess make for an exciting start to married life for Lady Enid, Lord Edgar’s second wife. Set in mystical Gothic England, audiences will die laughing at this melodramatic farce – a quick-change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. “If Charlotte Brontë were to spend an afternoon bingeing on Hammer horror flicks, medicinal sherry and Jiffy Pop, perhaps she could dream up a tale as delirious as that of Irma Vep.” (The New York Times).

Shows: Wednesdays through Sundays, plus Tuesday Oct 30 & Nov 6.

Into the Woods

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets start at: $15

Into the Woods is presented by students in the Musical Theater Production summer program at Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award®–winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Orlando Shakes Hosts 30th Anniversary Season Gala Sept 16, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

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.

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Orlando Story Club Presents ‘What A Mess!’ at The Abbey July 18, 2018

Orlando Story Club returns to The Abbey on July 18, giving anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance. The July event theme is What a Mess!

Orlando Story Club returns to The Abbey on July 18, giving anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance.

The July event theme is “What a Mess!,” 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.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Gets New Name @orlandoshakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to “Orlando Shakes,” as a way to better represent the theater’s mission and diverse body of work.

As the theater company, in partnership with UCF, has evolved over the last 30 years, the Board of Directors felt that a fresh brand direction was needed to encompass the breadth of the company’s productions.

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Bring It! LIVE

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets start at: $37
DELUXE VIP PACKAGE Price: $109
The deluxe VIP package includes premium seating, a souvenir tour program and photo opportunity.

After two consecutive years of bringing down the house, “Bring It! LIVE” is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Orlando. Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! will be coming with an all new “Bring It! LIVE” 2018 summer tour.

In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage for the first time with an incomparable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that inspired fans of all ages and left them clamoring for more. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2018 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans. New episodes of Bring It! can be seen on Lifetime Fridays at 9/8c or anytime on mylifetime.com. “Bring It! Live” is produced for Lifetime by Mills Entertainment, the leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Children’s Theater Production: Curiosity killed the catfish… A precocious young mermaid dreams of visiting the Landside. Against the advice of her friends, she makes a deal with an evil sea witch for the chance to earn the love of a human prince. Danger is imminent, but how can she ignore what’s in her heart? Adapted by Brandon Roberts | Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.

Shows: Select dates – June 16-17; June 20; June 22-24; June 27; June 29-30; July 1; July 6-8; July 11; July 13-15; July 18; July 20-22; July 25; July 27-29

David Blaine Live

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets start at: $50
VIP Package start at: $225

David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has set and broken several world records.

Out and About: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Lights Up Stage at Dr. Phillips Center

The iconic musical RENT is celebrating 20 years with dates at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, June 10, 2018, and it's a feast for senses.

The iconic musical RENT is celebrating 20 years with dates at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, June 10, 2018, and it’s a feast for senses.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. In the end, they realize the only thing that matters is love.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Fresh Take on Little Mermaid June 14-29, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Brandon Roberts in the Goldman Theater select dates from June 14 - July 29, 2018. Photos by Megan Pridemore featuring Jillian Gizzi and James Putnam.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Brandon Roberts in the Goldman Theater select dates from June 14 – July 29, 2018.

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FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: start at $34.25

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.

Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Raises More Than $630,000 Via 25th Anniversary Season Gala  @OrlandoPhilOrch

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its recent 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its recent 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration, which will be invested in the programming of the organization, helping it to continue to enrich the community and inspire audiences through the power of live music.

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Dancer’s Pointe Presents Out on the Town

Bob Carr Theater in Orlando

Tickets from: $27.75

The Dancer’s Pointe presents its 28th annual student showcase, featuring dancers of all ages. “Out on the Town” is the theme, and energy will abound with hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, tap, jazz, musical theater, and ballet – there’s something for everyone. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping your toes and singing along!

Catch a preshow performance at 12:45 p.m.

2018 Applause Awards Showcase

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets start at: $25

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Applause Awards celebrates the achievements of area high school teachers and students involved in musical theater. To participate, schools register to have their musical theater production reviewed by a qualified team of adjudicators, who provide directors with valuable feedback. During the spring of each adjudication period, Dr. Phillips Center hosts an awards showcase to recognize the outstanding achievements of high school musical theater productions and students.

Modeled after the Tony Awards, the showcase will feature outstanding performances from participating high schools. This event showcases the enthusiasm, dedication and talent of high school musical theater programs and encourages participating schools to grow and continue improving their programs.

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