Hello, Dolly!

August 21 - September 13, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Michael Stewart
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Presented by Bob and Dianna Duffy

When matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is hired to arrange a marriage for the miserly half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, she easily finds him the perfect mate- herself! Full of humor, romance, and exquisite dancing, this blockbuster Broadway hit features some of the greatest songs ever written for the theatre, from “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” and “It Only Takes a Moment” to the irresistible title song, “Hello, Dolly!”

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Ugly Lies the Bone

October 9 - October 25, 2020

by Lindsey Ferrentino

Newly discharged soldier Jess returns to her Florida hometown after three grueling tours of Afghanistan. She brings with her not only vivid memories of the war, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Through the use of virtual reality therapy, Jess builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape from the pain, and begins to restore her relationships, her life, and eventually herself.

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Rescheduled: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

November 20 - December 20, 2020

We had high hopes of resuming our regularly scheduled programming in mid-April. However, as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so do Garden Theatre’s plans. Due to the continued shelter-in-place orders, we have decided to reschedule our production of Matilda the Musical.

We are delighted to share that you’ll be able to celebrate the holidays with Matilda the Musical, presented by AdventHealth! This beloved family musical will now be a part of the 2020-2021 season, replacing It’s a Wonderful Life. The story of George Bailey and his guardian angel will move to a future season at the Garden.

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Parade

January 22 - February 7, 2021

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown | Book by Alfred Uhry
Co-conceived and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

This provocative Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love, hope, and compassion against seemingly insurmountable odds. Ostracized for his faith, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man, is accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. A moving love story, riveting murder mystery, and gripping courtroom drama, “Parade” illuminates a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony, and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension.

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A Raisin in the Sun

February 26 - March 12, 2021

By Lorraine Hansberry

What happens to a dream deferred? In South Chicago, a poor black family struggles to stay afloat as they search for financial stability and a place to call home. Tensions flare as the generations reach for different dreams and prejudice seeps into their lives. Filled with passion, humor, and humanity, A Raisin in the Sun is an iconic piece of African-American dramatic literature that will move audiences of all ages.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

April 23 - May 23, 2021

Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Trapped in her provincial life, an intelligent young woman risks everything to save her father from a terrifying Beast in an enchanted castle. Belle becomes the heroine of her own story as she discovers what home can truly mean. Filled with dancing teapots, gorgeous costumes, and theatre magic, this international best-selling sensation will be reimagined like never before for the Garden stage.

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The Bodyguard

July 9 - August 1, 2021

Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Based on the Warner Bros. film screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Superstar Rachel Marron refuses to believe she’s in danger, but her newly hired bodyguard Frank Farmer thinks otherwise. Each one expects to be in charge, but what they don’t expect is to find their home in one another. An exhilarating romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a list of irresistible hits including “One Moment in Time,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the best-selling songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.”

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