Love Musicals, Like Footloose and West Side Story? Click here!

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) Come out and audition for the classic musical West Side Story running at Osceola Arts September 18th – October 4th. More Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 26th. Sign-in will begin at 6 PM. All roles in the show are available and will be unpaid. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song and come prepared to dance. An accompanist provided, so arrive with sheet music. Email Garrett Sanders at garrett@osceolaarts.org for more audition information and/or questions.

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3) FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL IS DANCING OUR WAY THIS MONTH! Get ready to shake your tail feathers! In one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory to burst onto the live stage, Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town. Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school, but nothing could prepare him for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her tough boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about him. The show runs July 31st-August 16th. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 PM. Sunday showings are at 2:00 PM. We will be having a special Thursday showing on August 6th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available for purchase online on our website or at our box office an hour before the show.

Bye Bye Birdie Poster4) Come see our summer youth show, Bye Bye Birdie, Jr.Young Performers Edition at the Berlinsky House in Downtown Kissimmee! Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. The Young Performers’ Edition is a one-hour adaptation specially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged children. This satire was crafted with the fondest affection telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Show dates are July 24th at 7 PM, July 25th at 2 PM & 7 PM, and July 26th at 2 PM. Buy tickets here!

11401576_1092743224072603_4259328051508239825_n5) Call to Hispanic artists! Osceola Arts is hosting the Celebrating Hispanic Artists & Culture Juried Art Show this fall. The show is open to Hispanic artists living in Florida or depiction of Hispanic culture by non-Hispanic Florida artists. Cash Prizes. Artists can submit up to 3 artworks for consideration.The submission deadline is July 31st, 2015 and the application fee is $30. The exhibit will be on display from September 1 – November 1, 2015. The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6 PM-8 PM at Osceola Arts.

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

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