Garden Theatre announces Inaugural Season

posted by irvl on August 13, 2007 at 10:55 am

WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre is opening its doors for the first time in over 40 years. The renovated venue in downtown historic Winter Garden is now converted from a single screen cinema to a 299-seat performing arts venue.

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Garden Theatre proudly announce its inaugural performing arts season. In addition to the theatrical productions listed, classic movies and community events will be added to the season. Tickets prices vary $10-$25, and go on sale late November. For more information, visit the Winter Garden Official Site or call Alauna McMillen, general manager, at 407-401-8660.

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!
Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Produced by Jester Theater Company
February 1-17, 2008
This Off Broadway and London hit musical comedy is five musicals in one, each with the same plot but each in the style of a different famous Broadway composer. Having traveled to Germany last year and performed two sold out runs in Central Florida, The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! is the first full production in the renovated Garden Theatre.

Garden Theatre Grand Dedication
Produced by the Garden Theatre
March 1, 2008, 8pm
Join the festivities as the Garden Theatre celebrates opening its doors for the first time in over 40 years.

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
Produced by The Vine Theatre
March 7-22, 2008
Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small community in northwest Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is a comedy-drama about the bond among a close-knit group of southern women who gather there.

Produced by PB&J Productions
April 4-13, 2008
This athletic-based comedy comes to Winter Garden as a team of adaptable players promote and compete under the corporate umbrella of “Slastic,” the worldwide leader of sporting gear.

Tuesdays with Morrie
By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Produced by Orlando Theatre Project
April 25-May 4, 2008
Based on the bestselling non-fiction book, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor.

Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
Produced by Jester Theater Company
May 9-25, 2008

This comedy, set in Hollywood in 1939 and inspired by real events, is a behind-the-scenes account of the collaboration between film producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming and screenwriter Ben Hecht. Trapped in their office for five days surviving on only peanuts and bananas, the three men act out and re-write Gone with the Wind.

Alauna McMillen
General Manager
Garden Theatre


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