5 Things to do at Osceola Arts This Weekend!

BY: MICHELLE SALDIVAR

Hello Patrons! Here is your weekly update on all things Osceola Arts!

1) Since announcing our 2015-2016 theatre series, a variety of theatre ticket package options have gone on sale. Theatre Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase online on our website or by calling our box office.

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2) Want to be a part of one of our shows? Musical Auditions are THIS weekend! All roles are on a volunteer basis. For musicals, please prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to learn a dance/movement combination. An accompanist will be provided.

Check out the audition dates below.

Footloose the Musical
Audition Dates: May 31 & June 1 at 6 PM
Show Dates: July 31-August 16

SUMMER CAMP WITH WRITING3) Summer Camps are coming to Osceola Arts! Remember the good ol’ days when you had zero worries and were a carefree child? Your summers were filled with the promise of the adventure and new friends? Now, you can sign up your kids for those very same experiences here at Osceola Arts! This summer, we are offering a host of summer camps that you can sign up your children for. Our first camp, Contemporary Arts, starts June 8th, so sign up your kids NOW! Click here for a breakdown of the camps available onsite and offsite.

MM Jr - Logo4) Our Youth Theatre is presenting Music Man, Jr! The show runs June 5th-7th. The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s powers just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. Click here to buy tickets.

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“The Gate”. Photograph by Mary Anne Anayas Grimme.

5) Attention Osceola County! This month, Osceola Arts has been hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a long tradition in Osceola County, this show enjoys continued support from the community. Artists from around the state submitted art pieces and they were judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. The exhibition will run May 11th-June 7th. Do not miss this traditional community event and support your Floridian artists here in your own backyard! Click here for the list of winners. For more information, visit the Visual Arts page on our website.

VOTEALSO, We just received the honor of being nominated in the 2015 Macaroni Kid Kissimmee-St. Cloud Gold Daisy Awards for Best Art Classes/Lessons! If you think we’re worthy of a win, please vote for us by clicking here. By doing so, you will be entered to win a $25 Visa Gift Card to use at a local business.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter. 

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Want to be a part of one of our shows? Auditions coming up. Cast of Legally Blonde tells all!

By: Michelle Saldivar

Hello actors!

I recently was able to chat with the very talented cast of our current, sold-out, Broadway series show, Legally Blonde the Musical, to learn more about their experience here at Osceola Arts.

Here is what they had to say:

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Takara Anderson (Elle Woods).

Takara Anderson (Elle Woods): “Playing Elle Woods has been rewarding in many ways.It has been a whirlwind experience. I have grown as an actor. It has been a joy to work with this cast. The cast has been nothing but positive and supportive of each other. Our director, Rusty Smith, has been amazing. Very encouraging and supportive in all ways. This is actually my first musical theater experience ever, so earning the lead role has been a joy and I love it.”

Lizzie Klem (Vivienne): “This experience has been pretty amazing. We have an amazing cast who have been great to work with. We have a lot of laughs backstage. This is my first show with Osceola Arts and they have been very welcoming to me. It has made the whole process really great.”

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Takara Anderson (Elle Woods), Jasha Vaughn (Serena), Tara Osborne (Margot), Lorena Abreu (Pilar), and Ensemble.

Courtney Buck (Elle Woods US/Ensemble): “I have had an incredible experience. This cast has been so ridiculously supportive. I have done musical theater my entire life and I have never had this feeling of community as I have had here. This show has such positivity behind it that it is infectious. I am super excited to be a part of it. Snaps, you guys!”

Jasha Vaughn (Serena): “I am so happy to be back at Osceola Arts. My experience has been amazing and I am excited to be a part of this talented cast.”

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Jasha Vaughn (Serena), Tara Osborne (Margot), and Lorena Abreu (Pilar).

Tara Osborne (Margot): “I am delighted to be returning to Osceola Arts’ stage. I have had a lot of fun playing Margot alongside this awesome cast.”

Lorena Abreu (Pilar): “I am so happy to be a part of this great cast. I have had a great time.”

JohnPaul Castrianni (Professor Callahan): “My experience has been very positive. For me, it’s been fun because I play a villainous character, so this is a role that was designed for me. It matches my personality. I look forward to the rest of the shows and hopefully to play this role again.”

Hopefully, hearing their experiences will inspire you to come and audition for one of our upcoming shows.

All roles are on a volunteer basis. For musicals, please prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to learn a dance/movement combination. An accompanist will be provided. For plays, you will be asked to participate in a cold read from the script.

Check out the audition dates below.

footlooseFootloose the Musical
Audition Dates: May 31 & June 1 at 6pm
Show Dates: July 31-August 16

Don’t forget to come to and see Legally Blonde the Musical and our Stage Left Series Show, Agnes of God, on their FINAL WEEKENDS starting today.

VOTEALSO, We just received the honor of being nominated in the 2015 Macaroni Kid Kissimmee-St. Cloud Gold Daisy Awards for Best Art Classes/Lessons! If you think we’re worthy of a win, please vote for us by clicking here. By doing so, you will be entered to win a $25 Visa Gift Card to use at a local business.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter.

Top 5 Things to do at Osceola Arts This Weekend

By: Michelle Saldivar

Hello Patrons! Here is your weekly update on all things Osceola Arts!

1) Since announcing our 2015-2016 theatre series last month, a variety of theatre ticket package options have gone on sale. Theatre Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase online on our website or by calling our box office.

smmer-camp-postcard2) Summer Camps are coming to Osceola Arts! Remember the good ol’ days when you had zero worries and were a carefree child? Your summers were filled with the promise of the adventure and new friends? Now, you can sign up your kids for those very same experiences here at Osceola Arts! This summer, we are offering a host of summer camps that you can sign up your children for. Click here for a breakdown of the camps available onsite and offsite.

lboa2 small3) FINAL WEEKEND! Don’t miss out on seeing the highly-anticipated muscial, Legally Blonde. This light-hearted musical, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, follows UCLA Delta Nu president, Elle Woods, during her senior year in college. She appears to have it all. She has a heart of gold and a gorgeous mane to match it. Then, out of nowhere her life is turned upside-down when her long-time boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, dumps her to start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Desperate to win him back, Elle studies hard and manages to be accepted into Harvard Law. Watch as Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world as she defends fitness queen and friend, Brooke Wyndham, during her murder trial. The musical will run from May 8th- May 24th. Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office an hour before the show.

agnes-web-poster4) FINAL WEEKEND! Did she murder the baby or not? That is the question. Agnes of God tells the story of Martha, a psychiatrist, who becomes more in touch with herself and her view of the world while she is analyzing Agnes, a teen novice nun who gives birth in the convent. She is now accused of murdering her baby and insists that the child was the result of a virginal conception. The play will run from May 16th-18th and May 23rd-25th. Tickets can be purchased at our website or at our box office.

5) Attention Osceola County! This month, Osceola Arts has been hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a long tradition in Osceola County, this show enjoys continued support from the community. Artists from the around the state submitted art pieces and they were judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. The exhibition will run May 11th-June 7th. Do not miss this traditional community event and support your Floridian artists here in your own backyard! For more information, visit the Visual Arts page on our website.

VOTEALSO, We just received the honor of being nominated in the 2015 Macaroni Kid Kissimmee-St. Cloud Gold Daisy Awards for Best Art Classes/Lessons! If you think we’re worthy of a win, please vote for us by clicking here. By doing so, you will be entered to win a $25 Visa Gift Card to use at a local business.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter. 

Summer Camps at Osceola Arts!

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By: Michelle Saldivar

Remember the good ol’ days when you had zero worries and were a carefree child? Your summers were filled with the promise of the adventure and new friends? Now you can sign up your kids for those very same experiences here at Osceola Arts!

This summer, we are offering a host of summer camps that you can sign up your children for. Below is a breakdown of the camps available here on-site:

For Students Ages 7-14 – Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM
Lunch and Afternoon Snack provided. Before and After Care available upon request.
$115 for Visual Arts Camps – 1 week
$225 for Musical Theatre & Strings Orchestra Camps – 2 weeks

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Contemporary Arts – Campers will work to put together an Art Showcase at the end of this one week session featuring painting, drawing, mixed media, and clay pieces focused around the Contemporary Arts!

Musical Theatre – June 15-26
Superhero Spectacular – This exciting musical adventure will feature superheroes and villains from all of your favorite comic books and movies! During this two week musical theatre event campers will look at all of the different aspects of musicals including singing, acting, dancing, and much more!

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Movie Magic – Hollywood’s movie musicals are always a treat for fans of the stage and screen! Join us for a two week magical journey into the movies. Campers will discover some of the most beloved movie musicals of all time through singing, acting, dancing, and much more!

Strings Orchestra – July 13-24
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. This two week music intensive camp focuses on the techniques and style of Orchestral String Music. Experience the fun of string music while working on solos, quartets, and ensemble pieces with instructors Rechel Nganga and Mark Roberts as they lead both beginner and advance level students toward a recital for family and friends to enjoy at the end of the camp!

Musical Theatre – July 13-24
Blast From The Past – Rock around the clock, move to the groove, and disco into the night with this two week musical theatre camp! Featuring the songs and dances from the 70s, 80s, and 90s campers are sure to love this Blast from the Past! Join us for singing, acting, dancing, and much more!

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Classic Arts – Campers will work to put together an Art Showcase at the end of this one week session featuring painting, drawing, mixed media, and clay pieces focused around the Classic Arts!

If none of the camps above spark your excitement, we are also offering three different, four-day summer camps at both Bellalago Academy in Kissimmee and Narcoossee Community School in Narcoossee. Visit our website for more information.

FOR ADULTS, we will be having one-day Bob Ross Workshop called “Wish Upon a Star” on June 13th from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM. This class will be taught by Bob Ross Certified Instructor, Bernie Oropallo, and tuition will be $80.

There will also be a pottery class. Details coming soon!

Hope to see your munchkins and you here this summer!

If you have questions about any of these events, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257 or visit our website.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter. 

LOOK OVER HERE! Weekly Event Guide (May 13th)

Hello Patrons! Here is your weekly update on all things Osceola Arts!

1) Since announcing our 2015-2016 theatre series last month, a variety of theatre ticket package options have gone on sale. Theatre Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase online on our website or by calling our box office.

Juried Art Show2) Osceola Arts will be hosting its 2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibit to celebrate the diversity of Florida artists. With a tradition in Osceola County, this show enjoys continued support from the community. Artists from the around the state submit art pieces and they are judged on quality, originality, concept, design and technique. The exhibition will run May 11th-June 7th. A reception will be held on TODAY from 6 PM-8 PM. Do not miss this traditional community event and support your Floridian artists here in your own backyard! For more information, visit the Visual Arts page on our website.

lboa2 small3) This weekend again, get ready to bend and snap! Legally Blonde is enrolling at Osceola Arts. This light-hearted musical, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, follows UCLA Delta Nu president, Elle Woods, during her senior year in college. She appears to have it all. She has a heart of gold and a gorgeous mane to match it. Then, out of nowhere her life is turned upside-down when her long-time boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, dumps her to start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Desperate to win him back, Elle studies hard and manages to be accepted into Harvard Law. Watch as Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world as she defends fitness queen and friend, Brooke Wyndham, during her murder trial. The musical will run from May 8th- May 24th. Tomorrow we will be having a special showing at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office an hour before the show.

4) On Monday, May 18th, Osceola Arts will be having a Youth Choir Concert in the Main Theater at 7 PM. This concert concludes the season of the youth choir. The theme is Contemporary Choral Gems and it features the choir as well as vocal soloists, an instrumental solo, and several small ensembles. Music includes old pop favorites “Gimme Some Lovin’ “, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, contemporary settings of American folk songs “Old Dan Tucker” and “Set Down Servant”, and a salute to note-worthy composers of today, such as Eric Whitacre, Daniel Gawthrope, and Frank Ticheli, among others. Tickets for adults are $10.00 and $5.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at our website or at our box office.

agnes-web-poster5) Did she murder the baby or not? That is the question. Agnes of God tells the story of Martha, a psychiatrist, who becomes more in touch with herself and her view of the world while she is analyzing Agnes, a teen novice nun who gives birth in the convent. She is now accused of murdering her baby and insists that the child was the result of a virginal conception. The play will run from May 16th-18th and May 23rd-25th. Tickets can be purchased at our website or at our box office.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, follow our Marketing Intern and Resident Blogger, Michelle Saldivar, on Twitter.