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Plays: 2015-2016 Live Season




April 29 – May 29, 2016

Friday 8pm | Saturday 2pm & 8pm | Sunday 2pm | Industry Night: Monday, May 9 at 8pm

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

Produced by Garden Theatre  |  Directed by Rob Winn Anderson

​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 splash of digital magic and unforgettable songs will shower you with everything you could wish for in this classic hit musical!

Tickets: $33 ($29 students/seniors), $15 for ages 12 and under on Saturday matinees

Special discounted pricing for opening night & Industry Night.

This show is appropriate for all audiences.

Parking Notice: From mid-April until September 2016, the parking lot behind the Garden Theatre will be closed as the City constructs a free public parking garage. For Garden Theatre patrons, a valet program will be conveniently located in the center of downtown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning in late April. The valet will be offered during all weekend performances of Singin' in the Rain.

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


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Book by Ivan Menchell; Lyrics by Don Black; Music by Frank Wildhorn

Produced by Garden Theatre | Central Florida Regional Premiere

September 9 - October 2, 2016

With a mutual craving for excitement and a wish for fame, two small-town nobodies in Depression-era Texas meet and immediately set out to chase their dreams. Together their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Resorting to robbery and murder while on the run, the infamous duo will do anything to survive. This musical, infused with  blues, gospel and fiddle-filled rockabilly, was nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score by the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and for Original Score at the 2012 Tony Awards.

Tickets: $33 ($29 students/seniors)





By Tennessee Williams

Produced by Beth Marshall Presents

October 21 - November 6, 2016

Amanda Wingfield is a faded southern belle who lives in poverty with her restless son, Tom, and her painfully shy daughter, Laura, in St. Louis during the late 1930s. While Tom works in a factory and dreams of becoming a poet, his fragile sister seems unable to find her place.  Believing that marriage will be the answer for Laura, Amanda pushes Tom into finding a male suitor for her. What begins as a promising evening soon unravels, and the fragile fantasy world the family had begun to build is irreparably cracked. Tennessee Williams drew upon his own life to create a poignant tale that has become an award-winning American classic. Winner of multiple awards when The Glass Menagerie was first brought to the stage in 1945, the play was a 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Revival of a Play.

Tickets: $28 ($24 students/seniors)





By Charles M. Schulz; Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson; Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer; By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Person

Produced by Garden Theatre

December 2 - 18, 2016

The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown is overwhelmed by the materialism he sees during the holiday season and wishes to find the true meaning of Christmas. After enthusiastically accepting the role of director for the school Christmas pageant, he soon becomes frustrated by his uncooperative actors and their portrayal of the story. After Charlie Brown selects a pitiful tree for the centerpiece of the play and flees the resulting criticism, all of the Peanuts gang come to realize what is that Christmas-time is here.

Tickets: $23 ($19 students/seniors)





Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Produced by Beth Marshall Presents

February 3 - 26, 2017

In this riotous ride, complete with audience participation, six young people in the throes of puberty candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home life. The tweens spell their way through a series of challenging and off-the-wall words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. Winner of the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Book, this musical continues to charm audiences with its wit and humor.

Tickets: $23 ($19 students/seniors)





By Karen Zacarías

Produced by Garden Theatre | Southeastern United States Premiere

March 17 - April 9, 2017

A telenovela-inspired modern comedy by award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías brings music, high drama and burning passion to the stage. One stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born—one into privilege and the other into poverty. A former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power swaps the babies and the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. Winner of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, this Southeastern United States Premiere is sure to seduce audiences as they travel on a fast-paced ride in this “show within a show.”

Tickets: $28 ($24 students/seniors)





Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Produced by Garden Theatre

April 28 - May 28, 2017

Follow a baker and his wife as they journey into the woods striving to lift a witch’s curse. Along the way they encounter other fairytale characters, each of whom possesses something necessary to reverse the curse. Winner of the 1988 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, Into the Woods explores the consequences of wishes and the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

Tickets: $33 ($29 students/seniors)




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