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Plays: 2014-2015 Live Season




May 1 - 31, 2015

Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm

By James M. Barrie | Produced by Garden Theatre

Presented by Florida Hospital Winter Garden

2014-2015 Season Media Sponsor - THE WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER

Supporting Sponsor - Duke Energy

Supporting Sponsor - Seacoast National Bank

Supporting Sponsor - Insight Credit Union

Promotional Sponsor - Toole's Ace Hardware

Digital Partners - Nth Degree Design & Visual FX, Birket Engineering, Inc., Goodtheory, Inc., Winfield Murdock Creative Works, InTelesis, Phoenix Rising, LLC, Purple Cow Productions, Inc., Valencia College, Alcorn McBride, Inc, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.

You know the story, but you've never experienced it in this way. Be whisked away with Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John in the timeless Broadway musical that now combines live action with digital immersive theatre. Thanks to the magical talents of the Garden Theatre's digital partners, you can follow James M. Barrie's characters out the nursery window on a trail of pixie dust to Neverland. This is unique, revolutionary theatre, right here in Winter Garden’s intimate, 299-seat venue. Let go of what you've previously known and come fly with us!

Tickets:$29 ($25 students/seniors) $12 for ages 12 and under on Saturday matinees

This show is appropriate for all audiences.

Seating Chart

Peter Pan is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.


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September 25 – October 25, 2015

Book by Harvey Fierstein | Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman |Based on the play by Jean Poiret

Produced by Garden Theatre

Set against the glitter of a Saint-Tropez nightclub, a middle-aged gay couple agree to hide their relationship when their son returns home with his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents. Feathers get ruffled and households upended in a poignant tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves. This is the first show to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical three times. With a hit film adaptation, The Birdcage, with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, La Cage Aux Folles has become a classic musical comedy.

Tickets: $25 - $33



A Puppet Musical created by John R. Mason III

October 30November 1, 2015

Friday 7pm | Saturday 11am, 12:30pm & 3pm | Sunday 3pm & 4:30pm

It has been 25 years since the king of Pumpkinville mysteriously disappeared. Each year, young pumpkins leave their village hoping to find him, but return empty-handed. Will things be different when a young pumpkin named Earnest is finally allowed to search? Join Earnest and a colorful cast of creatures on a musical quest for the truth about Pumpkinville. Bring the whole family! Ideal for ages 6-12.

Tickets: $11 ($7 for ages 12 and under)



December 4 – 20, 2015

A Play from a Novel by Valentine Davies | Based on the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture "Miracle on 34th Street" | Adapted by Mountain Community Theater

Produced by Garden Theatre

Six year old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

Tickets: $15 - $33



January 29 – February 21, 2016

Book by Doug Wright | Lyrics by Amanda Green | Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green

Produced by TheatreWorks Florida

A new musical made in America. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Inspired by true events, and infused with a "fresh roots-rock vibe," this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream. This Central Florida regional professional premiere featuring the truck used on Broadway was nominated for numerous awards, including Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Book of a Musical, and three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.

Tickets: $25 - $33



March 18 – April 3, 2016

By Samuel D. Hunter

Produced by Beth Marshall Presents

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. This Central Florida regional premiere play was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. It won a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play and won a Drama Desk Special Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre.

Tickets: $21 - $28



April 29 – May 29, 2016

Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green | Songs by Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed

Produced by Garden Theatre

This musical has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen. Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. A downpour of unforgettable songs and dancing make this classic a favorite!

Tickets: $15 - $33



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