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2016-2017 Season Tickets On Sale Now

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Passionate American musicals, bold new family dramas, laugh-out-loud hit comedies, and adventurous and boisterous Shakespeare classics—we’re thrilled to announce Season 28.

Don’t miss a single moment of our 2016-2017 Season! Current subscribers may renew their subscription by calling the Box Office at 407-447-1700 ext. 1 or in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

All Orlando Shakes Subscribers receive our highest priority seating, the same great seats for each show which you can keep or improve every season, early access to Orlando Shakes events, and unlimited free ticket exchanges.

February 24 - April 17, 2016: Renew your season tickets
March 20, 2016: Early Bird Deadline
April 18 - 25, 2016: Changes to Season Tickets
April 26, 2016: Season Tickets for new subscribers go on sale
May 3, 2016: Beauty and the Beast regular tickets on sale
June 21, 2016: Regular tickets for all remaining 16-17 shows on sale


September 7 - October 9, 2016
Book by Arthur Laurents | Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on Concept of Jerome Robbins

Idealistic young lovers Maria and Tony find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin, and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty,” and "America."

October 12 – November 13, 2016
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher From the novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull "respectable" life in 1888 Victorian London. He creates a potion to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but eerily endearing Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll's mundane doctoral career continues -- until Hyde's passions begin to turn up a body count. Equal parts thrilling and deviant, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will captivate those brave enough to step into Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory.

November 30 - December 30, 2016
by Michael Carlton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez original music by Will Knapp

What begins as an annual production of A Christmas Carol, soon devolves into an irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including It’s a Wonderful Life, Frosty, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and more! Three actors (with the help of Santa) send up everything from Dickens to Dr. Seuss in 90 minutes of high octane jollity and frivolity.

January 4 - February 5, 2017
by Steve Yockey

Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother's slide into the grip of dementia. Vivienne recounts memories of her aging mother and the difficult decisions regarding her care. Interwoven with these stories is an evolving, wondrous 21st century Alzheimer's creation myth -- an origin story about a White Egret who tries to protect forest animals as they lose their memories to a blind, oblivious Mole. Blackberry Winter is a moving, occasionally humorous, and deeply human new work.

February 22 - March 24, 2017
by William Shakespeare

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where a young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas. The men soon find that love’s labor complicates and conquers all things in Shakespeare's boisterous romantic comedy about love and marriage.

February 8 - March 26, 2017
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

When Young Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into his glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him. This American classic is a poignant examination of prohibition America, exploring the notions of love, morality, identity, and the corruption of the American Dream.

March 29 - April 30, 2017
by William Shakespeare

The victors of Rome’s civil war have divided the Empire amongst themselves and Marc Antony has traveled to exotic Egypt to take up rule over his corner of the globe. There he encounters Egypt’s mysterious monarch, the irresistibly entrancing Cleopatra. Their impassioned affair ultimately pits their two countries against each other and will change the face of the ancient world forever.


June 16 - July 24, 2016
by Brandon Roberts | Adapted from the story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Set in an enchanted castle in a far away land, Beauty and the Beast spins a magical tale where a young beauty has been locked away by a terrible Beast. The young woman’s honest and enduring love for the unsightly Beast ultimately becomes a gift of kindness that brings magical results.

October 27 - November 18, 2016
Based on the book by E.B. White | Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born into an ordinary New York City human family. Through a series of adventures - a boat race in Central Park, a drive in a gasoline-powered model car, and a chase to find his best friend, Stuart expertly navigates the challenges of being a small mouse in a big world.

April 6 - May 7, 2017
Book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann | Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

Based on the wildly popular children’s book, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Now celebrating ten pinkamazing years!


Click here for our 2016-2017 Signature Series subscription brochure [pdf]

All 7-Show Subscribers receive our highest priority seating, the same great seats for each show which you can keep or improve every season, early access to Orlando Shakes events, and unlimited free ticket exchanges.

Includes: West Side Story, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, Blackberry Winter, The Great Gatsby, Loves’ Labour’s Lost, and Antony and Cleopatra.

As an Orlando Shakes season ticket holder, you’ll receive up to 40% off regular ticket prices and exclusive subscriber benefits:

  • Free unlimited ticket exchanges within your chosen productions with 24 hours notice.
  • Great seats at a great price - reserved for you before tickets go on sale to the general public.
  • Invites to free backstage tours.
  • Discounts on additional single tickets for friends and family including West Side Story.**
  • Immunity to future price increases on hot tickets throughout the 16/17 Season.
  • One free ticket to a PlayFest reading of your choice.
  • Courtesy performance reminders and parking alerts.

** Not valid for senior matinees or preview performance

Our best value by far! One ticket to an evening or weekend matinee performance within the first three weeks of all seven Signature Series productions.

Subscriber Price: $245 (Value: $360)

See the show before opening night! One ticket to the Wednesday or Thursday evening preview performance of all seven Signature Series productions.

Subscriber Price: $126 (Value: $180)

A wonderful weekday outing! One ticket to a weekday senior matinee performance of all seven Signature Series productions. Plus -- no age restrictions!

Subscriber Price: $126 (Value: $180)



Click here for our Children’s Series subscription brochuree [pdf]

All Our Children’s Series Subscription is valid for one ticket to all three of our Children’s Series productions. You pick which public performance dates and times work best for YOU and your family!

Subscriber Price: $42 (Value: $54)
Includes: Beauty and the Beast, Stuart Little, and Pinkalicious

With your Children’s Series Subscription you’ll receive the very best seats at the best prices to all three shows, plus:

  • Significant savings of 22% off regular ticket prices.  
  • Guaranteed priority seating. Your choice of seats will be reserved for you well ahead of time, before performances sell out!
  • Youth classes discount. With a Children’s Series Subscription, you’ll receive 10% off youth and teen acting classes and camps during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Free and flexible ticket exchanges. If you can't make a performance, you can easily exchange your tickets for another date by phone, email, or in person at the Box Office--No hassle and free of charge!
  • Courtesy Show Reminders and parking alerts.
  • Free Backstage Tours. An exclusive opportunity to see some of the magic behind the scenes.


Back by popular demand! We’ve changed the name, but the perks are the same!

Members of Actors’ Equity Association and employees of other non-profit Central Florida arts organizations are eligible to purchase one ticket to each of our seven Signature Series productions.

All we need? Proof of AEA membership or employment at a non-profit arts organization with membership in United Arts of Central Florida. Valid for any performance during the first three weeks of each production based on available seating at the time of redemption. Limit two per person.

Subscriber Price: $63 (Value: $332)


Love New Plays? Purchase a PlayFest Package and experience all seven PlayFest readings as well as the keynote address, playwright panels, and exclusive parties!.

Subscriber Price: $49 (Value: $70)


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