When it comes to attending and experiencing theater shows in Orlando, visitors to the area will most likely think of Disney World and it’s large-scale production stage shows like Finding Nemo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Beauty and the Beast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the dinner shows located in Kissimmee and along International Drive.
Orlando locals will quickly think of the new Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center and the touring Broadway shows that visit the area in that venue. Families with young children will think of the Orlando Repertory Theatre that puts on several children’s shows throughout the year.
There is yet another major theatre group made up of rising actors and actresses in the UCF Theatre group at the University of Central Florida that puts on several big production performances throughout the year at a fraction of the costs of attending the theme parks or touring production shows with standard adult tickets costing $20 and $10 for students.
The 2018/2019 fall season for Theatre UCF will start on September 20th, 2018 with the opening of She Kills Monsters and continues with upcoming performances featuring Hot Mikado, Of Mice and Men, Our Country’s Good, The Street of Crocodiles, The Last Paving Stone, and Titanic the Musical. A dance concert from UCF’s dancers, choreographers and designers is also scheduled for the season.
UCF Theatre 2018 and 2019 Season
The shows and dates for the UCF Theatre Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 season are:
She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
September 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm
September 23, 30 at 2 pm
Directed by David Reed
A comedic romp into fantasy role-playing games and ’90s pop
culture, Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister Tilly. Finding Tilly’s notebook, Agnes stumbles into a journey of discovery and adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.
Book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell
Music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman
October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, at 7:30 pm
October 14, 21 at 2 pm
Directed by Earl D. Weaver
A hilarious update of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial classic, Hot Mikado combines Japanese design with popular American song and dance. In a land where laws sentence people to death for almostany indiscretion, jazz, blues and gospel are spoken fluently.
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
November 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm
November 11, 18 at 2 pm
Directed by Mark Brotherton
Drifters George and Lennie arrive at a ranch hoping to earn enough to buy their own place. When a woman is found dead, it’s obvious the man-child Lennie has accidentally killed her. George faces a moral dilemma: should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him?
The Street of Crocodiles
Based on stories by Bruno Schulz
Adapted by Simon McBurney and Mark Wheatley
Devised by the Company
February 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm
March 1, 2 at 7:30 pm
February 24 at 2 pm
March 3 at 2 pm
Directed by Julia Listengarten
A feather falls from a book and consumes Joseph with childhood memories of woodworking, family dinners, an attic aviary and an upholstery shop. Inspired by the life and work of Polish writer Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles is a shifting mirage where people become birds, books fly and Death collects train tickets.
The Last Paving Stone
By Y York
Theatre for Young Audiences Tour Show
March 23, 24
A modem comic fable about being different and sustaining the environment.
Titanic the Musical
at UCF Celebrates the Arts • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Story and Book by Peter Stone • Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
April 5, 6
Directed by Michael Wainstein
Yeston and Stone’s Tony-winning musical examines the lives of passengers— first class, middle class and steerage—aboard the doomed luxury liner.
Theatre UCF Box Office Information and Parking
Theatre UCF performances take place at 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816. Parking for all shows is available in Lot C1. The box office hours are open Monday through Friday from 12 pm until 5 pm and 2 hours before performances. The box office phone number is 407-823-1500.
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