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.

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Osceola Arts’ Legally Blonde Supports Animal Shelter Adoption

By: Michelle Saldivar

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Buddy, as Bruiser, with Takara Anderson, as Elle Woods.

Starting May 8th, Legally Blonde the Musical is enrolling at Osceola Arts! With the premiere of this much anticipated Broadway show comes the debut of a very special actor, Buddy, an animal shelter adoptee. Buddy will be preforming as Bruiser, Elle Wood’s four-legged best friend.

Buddy is a two-year old Chihuahua blend that was found by Orange County Animal Services in January of this year. Since Easter weekend, Buddy has been training with SeaWorld domestic animal trainer, Shannon Dennison. With a passion for adopting shelter animals, Dennison has been rescuing and training animals for over 15 years. Through the help of Osceola Arts’ Animal Adoption Ambassador-turned-actor, Shannon hopes Buddy’s performance will inspire many to go out and adopt a shelter pet because she firmly believes they are wonderful animals and will greatly enrich the lives of the families who adopt them.

With the recent celebration of National “Adopt a Shelter Pet” Day (April 30th), Shannon’s one piece of advice for anyone interested in adopting a pet is “to research the animal’s breed to see if the animal’s needs can be fulfilled by your home and lifestyle. For example, some small dogs need more space than larger dogs, which is a misconceived notion. Please do research on breeds, even if the animal is a mixed breed”.

Now that you know more about animal shelter adoption, come see Buddy in his first leading role in Legally Blonde the Musical at Osceola Arts showing May 8th – May 24th. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 PM and Sunday showings are at 2 PM. Osceola Arts will also have a special Thursday showing on May 14th at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $15 – $22 and can be purchased at www.OsceolaArts.org or at Osceola Arts’ box office one hour before the show.

If you have questions, feel free to call Osceola Arts at 407-846-6257 or visit www.OsceolaArts.org.

Get Some Drama for Your Mama!

By: Michelle Saldivar

Don’t know what to get your Mom for Mothers’ Day? Osceola Arts has many great gift ideas for the special women in your life. Read ahead and find the one that works best for her! You won’t want to miss this festivities!

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.

2) It’s the final weekend to come see our current Broadway Series show, Noises Off! Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off! presents a play within a play. This show brings its audience a manic menagerie as an ambitious director and a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On, a silly sex comedy. Throughout the show, doors slam on and off, stage intrigue fills the air, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious play.Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office.

3) This Saturday, come see our Center Singers Concert at 3 PM. Themed “Music and Media, they are doing pieces from the radio, movies, and Broadway. The songs include: On Broadway, Singin’ in the Rain, Les Miserabeles, The Sound of Music, We’ve Only Just Begun, and many more. Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office.

4) 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. Tickets can be purchased on our website or at our box office.

5) 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.

Don’t miss out on these great Mothers’ Day gift ideas! Your Mother will surely appreciate it. If you have questions about the events above, feel free to call us at 407-846-6257.

Purchase your Theatre Ticket Packages NOW!

By: Michelle Saldivar

Hello Patrons! We are excited to announce an amazing list of plays and musicals for our upcoming 2015-2016 Theatre Series, which includes both our popular Broadway Series and our new Stage Left Series. The season begins in mid-September and runs through summer of 2016. Show dates and titles are as follows:

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Our 2015-2016 Broadway Season show logos.

Sept 18 – Oct 4: West Side Story
Oct 23 – Nov 8: Little Shop of Horrors
Jan 15 – Jan 31: Fools
Feb 19 – Mar 6: Gypsy
Apr 1 – Apr 17: How the Other Half Loves
May 6 – May 22: The Producers
Jul 22 – Aug 7: Shrek the Musical

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Our 2015-2016 Stage Left Studio Series show logos.

Oct 3 – Oct 12: True West
Jan 30 – Feb 8: The Graduate
Feb 27 – Mar 7: Doubt
Jun 11 – Jun 20: Merry Wives of Windsor

With the new season comes a wide variety of new theatre package options that will go on sale to the public next week on Monday, April 13th. Current Season Ticket Holders may purchase their packages now. Keep in mind, with Mothers’ Day quickly approaching these packages are a perfect gift for your mother and any special women in your life!

Our ticket package options include the following:

  • Ultimate Arts Experience $145: Includes all 11 shows in both our Broadway and Stage Left Studio Series.
  • Broadway Series $115: Includes all 7 of our main stage shows.
  • Flex Pass $96: Includes 6 shows of your choice – 4 Broadway Series and 2 Stage Left Studio Series shows.

Theatre Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase online on our website, so don’t miss out of this great gift idea and definitely don’t miss seeing our new theatre season starting in the fall!

For more information, please contact our box office at 407-846-6257.

Broadway Series Show Noises Off! Premiering April 10th

By: Michelle Saldivar

The Cast of Noises Off!

Get ready to cackle your way to a six-pack, Patrons! Our upcoming Broadway Series show is the humorous Noises Off!, a 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off! presents a play within a play. This show brings its audience a manic menagerie as an ambitious director and a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing On, a silly sex comedy where young girls run around in their underwear and old men drop their trousers. Sounds like the ideal Friday night! Throughout the show, doors slam on and off, stage intrigue fills the air, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious play. Act One, you see a dress rehearsal. Act Two, you get a Wednesday Matinee performance a month later. Act Three, you see one of their final shows at the end of a 10-week run.

With all the slapstick humor and chaos, will the show ever be truly be ready? Will these “professional” actors get their act together and put on a great show? Sounds like you will get the answer when you purchase your tickets and come see the show from April 10th-April 26th.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM and Sunday shows are at 2 PM. We will have a special Thursday showing on April 16th at 7:30 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at osceolaarts.org, calling us at 407-846-6257, or at our box office an hour before the show. Be there or be square!

Keep in mind, with our new season theatre show line-up comes a wide variety of new theatre ticket package options that will go on sale to the public starting April 13th. Current Season Ticket Holders may purchase their packages now. New package options include the following: Ultimate Arts Experience $145, Broadway Series $115, and Flex Pass $96. Get your family and yourself an Easter present and purchase a ticket package of your liking!

Have a great day!