Orlando Shakespeare Presents The Adventures of Pericles Feb 24 – March 6, 2016

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.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Adventures of Pericles

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.

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Orlando Shakespeare Presents The Tempest Feb 10 – March 27, 2016

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.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest

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.

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Broadway.com Announces Winners of 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards

Broadway.com, which covers theater nationwide, has announced the winners of their 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards, as chosen by its readers.

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards

Among the local winners are Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Grater Orlando Actors Theatre, Garden Theatre, Gen Y Productions, Theathre UCF, Orlando Rep, and Theatre Winter Haven.

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Orlando Shakespeare Presents Dancing Lessons Jan 6 – Feb 7, 2016

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.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons

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.

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Central Florida Cyber Monday Deals Worth Checking Out #ShopLocal

Cyber Monday is the online equivilent to Black Friday, with tons of deals online. But there’s no reason you can’t buy local gifts when shopping online. Here are our picks for great local Cyber Monday deals, which include a few travel deals for staycations:

Orlando Science Center Cyber Monday

Orlando Science Center is offering 15% off of gift memberships which offer a year of admission to all of its exhibits, as well as free Hollywood films, parking, and special events like Otronicon. Visit bit.ly/OSCgifts and use promo code OSCCM15 when checking out.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Peter and the Starcatcher Dec 2 – Jan 3

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Peter and the Starcatcher from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

Peter and the Starcatcher at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

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.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 2015 Playfest November 5-8

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at 2015 PlayFest from November 5 – 8, 2015.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 2015 Playfest

PlayFest is a nationally recognized program, representing one of the strongest commitments to new plays in the United States, and the Orlando version will feature seven readings over the course of the event. Several past PlayFest winners have been turned into full productions.

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Out and About: Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Fun for Families

This weekend, my family and I were invited to opening day of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater‘s production of The Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of The Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens/Photo by Carol Garreans

If you have kids and have read the Magic Tree House books, you remember Jack and Annie, along with the tree house and how it magically travels through time with help from Morgan La Fey, the magical librarian of Camelot.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Oct 22-Nov 20

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.

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens

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.

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Out and About: Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Monty Python’s SPAMALOT With Much Laughter

One of the most outrageously funny musicals produced in recent years is Monty Python’s SPAMALOT and Orlando Shakespeare Theater has chosen it to kick off their 2015-2016 season.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT - King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

I caught one of the preview performances last week, and I have to say they chose wisely. It’s a wonderful production of the wacky, bawdy, and exhuberant stage version of the classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Here’s the Finished Version of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s SPAMALOT Video

A few weeks ago we mentioned Orlando Shakespeare Theater was producing a promotional video for their upcoming production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, and they wanted all of Orlando to perform in it.

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Well, the video is done and available for your viewing pleasure.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 27th Season Gala: A Royal Affair on September 20

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater will host their 27th Season Gala at John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 27th Season Gala: A Royal Affair

For theater lovers, the highlight of the night will be a one-night-only performance by Davis Gaines (LA’s longest-running Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera); Dee Roscioli (record-holder for most appearances as Elphaba in Wicked); and Michael Hunsaker (Jean Valjean in Orlando Shakes’ Les Misérables). The trio also star in the Orlando Shakes version of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, which start September 9.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot September 9 – October 11

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is opening their 27th season in grand style with Monty Python’s SPAMALOT from September 9 to October 11.

The cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Based on the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this saucy musical parody tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table from a Python point of view.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Needs You For a Monty Python’s Spamalot “Sing-a-long”!

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater will be opening their 2015-2016 season with a rousing version of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, and to help promote the production, they’re asking all of Central Florida to join in a massive sing-a-long.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Last year, Orlando Shakes staged a flash mob to promote their production of Les Miserables that has received over 1 million views. They want to go even bigger this year.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts 3rd Annual Free Open House on August 1, 2015

Once again the Orlando Shakespeare Theater will throw open the doors for their 3rd Annual Open House on Saturday, August 1.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Open House

This family friendly event serves to introduce the community to what it takes to put on a theater production, and will include scenic, lighting and sound demonstrations. There will also be an artistic Q&A with Orlando Shakespeare artists.

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