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Fall in for Arts

Your program for some of the most anticipated Arts & Culture offerings coming to Greater Orlando this fall.

To hear outsiders tell it, our community is sorely lacking when it comes to culture—but as far as we’re concerned, they don’t know Greater Orlando. Dig past the theme parks, nightclubs and restaurants, and you’ll find stupendous stage shows, masterful musical performances and amazing art galleries that do our community proud, and they’re getting ready for a new fall season that might just be their best yet. Don’t want to miss any of it? The following guide highlights more than 20 different arts & culture-related happenings slated to take place throughout the City Beautiful in the months ahead, including showcases for a select few. So, on with the show; this is it!

PERFORMING ARTS

Sep 29 – Oct 7
Annie
The classic musical about the plucky, positive little orphan, Annie, comes to life in Sanford this fall. Attendees can follow Annie in one fun-filled adventure after another as she searches for her parents, foils Miss Hannigan’s machinations, finds a new family—and even befriends President Franklin Roosevelt. Venue:Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Show Times: Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Admission: $20-$27. Sanford, WDPAC.org, (407) 321-8111
 
Nov 21-26
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns (National Tour)
This all-new production features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater, with a book written by Webber and Ben Elton. Set 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House, Love Never Dies tells a tale opera fans won’t want to miss. Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Show Times: Tue-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. Admission: Varies. Orlando, Orlando.Broadway.com, (800) 448-6322
 
Sep 5 – Oct 22
Disney’s Newsies
Venue: Orlando Reparatory Theatre. Show Times: Sat-Sun 1:30 & 6 p.m. Admission: $15-$25. Orlando, OrlandoRep.com, (407) 896-7365
 
Sep 22 – Oct 22
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Venue: Mad Cow Theatre’s Harriett Theater. Show Times:Mon-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. Admission: $23-$47. Orlando, MadCowTheatre.org, (407) 297-8788
 
Sep 22 – Oct 8
Of Mice and Men
Venue: CFCArts Blackbox Theatre. Show Times: Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 & 7:30 p.m. Admission: $12-$25. Orlando, CFCArts.com, (407) 937-1800
 
Oct 11 – Nov 19
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Venue: Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Goldman Theater. Show Times: Wed 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat & Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25-$50. Orlando, OrlandoShakes.org, (407) 447-1700
 
 Oct 13-29
The Odd Couple
Venue: Garden Theatre. Show Times: Mon/Wed/ Thu/Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Admission: $25- $29. Winter Garden, Garden Theatre.org, (407) 877-4736
 
Oct 17-22
On Your Feet!: The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical
Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Show Times: Tue-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. Admission: Varies. Orlando, Orlando.Broadway.com, (800) 448-6322
 
Oct 19 – Nov 17
Showtime With Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure
Venue: Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Margeson Theater. Show Times: Sat (Various). Admission: $14-$20. Orlando, OrlandoShakes.org, (407) 447-1700
 
Oct 20 – Nov 19
Grounded
Venue:Mad Cow Theatre’s Zehngebot-Stonerock Theater. Show Times: Thu- Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Admission: $30-$40. Orlando, MadCowTheatre.org, (407) 297-8788
 
Oct 23 – Nov 19
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Venue: Orlando Reparatory Theatre. Show Times: Sat- Sun 2 & 5:30 p.m. Admission: $15-$25. Orlando, OrlandoRep. com, (407) 896-7365
 
Oct 27-29
Swan Lake
Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Show Times: Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Admission: $19-$99. Orlando, OrlandoBallet.org, (407) 426-1733
 
Nov 15 – Nov 29
La Bohéme
Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Show Times:Wed-Fri 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Admission: $35.48- $71.48. Orlando, OperaOrlando.org, (407) 512-1900
 
Nov 17 – Dec 17
Daddy Long Legs
Venue: The Winter Park Playhouse. Show Times: Various. Admission: $15-$42. Winter Park, WinterPark-Playhouse.org, (407) 645-0145

 

MUSIC

Oct 8
Star Wars: A New Hope –In Concert
Fans of a galaxy far, far away will feel the Force with Orlando’s first-ever live performance of Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert. As the full-length film plays on the big screen, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform John Williams’ iconic score, bringing George Lucas’ opus to life like never before. Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Show Times: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $49-$99. Orlando, OrlandoPhil.org, (407) 770-0071
 
 Sep 17
Sanford Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert
Venue:Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Show Times: 3 p.m. Admission: $10-$15. Sanford, WDPAC.org, (407) 321-8111
 
Oct 15
Russian String Orchestra
Venue: Rollins College’s Tiedtke Concert Hall. Show Times: 3 p.m. Admission: $40-$65. Winter Park, BachFestivalFlorida.org, (407) 646-2182
 
Oct 21-22
Verdi Requiem
Venue: Rollins College’s Knowles Memorial Chapel. Show Times: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25-$65. Winter Park, BachFestivalFlorida.org, (407) 646-2182
 
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
 
Sep 15 – Jan 7, 2018
Time and Thought: Art of the United States From the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
In partnership with Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum, this exhibit is organized by Cornell’s curator, Amy Galpin Ph.D, and focuses on the rich history of American art. Featured artists include Albert Bierstadt, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John Kensett, Jacob Lawrence, Thomas Moran, Grandma Moses and Ed Ruscha. Venue: The Mennello Museum of American Art. Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission: $5 and under. Orlando,MennelloMuseum.org, (407) 246-4278
 
Sep 12 – Dec 3
Captured in Paint: Central Florida in Art
Venue:Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun 1-4 p.m. Admission: $3-$5 (children under 12 free). Winter Park, Polasek.org, (407) 647-6294
 
Sep 15 – Dec 31
Baggage Claims
Venue: Orlando Museum of Art’s Brooker Grand Gallery. Hours: Tue-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-4 p.m. Admission: $5-$15 (children 3 and under free). Orlando, OMArt.org, (407) 896-4231
 
Sep 15 – Jan 13, 2018
The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka
Venue: Crealdé School of Art’s Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Hours: Tue-Thu 12-4 p.m., Fri 12-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission: Free. Winter Park, Crealde.org, (407) 539-2680
 
Sep 22 – Dec 31
Limited Edition
Venue: Snap! Space. Hours: Thu-Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: Free (donation requested). Orlando, SnapOrlando. com, (407) 286-2185
 
Through Sep 23
Spectrum
Venue: Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Hours: Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-4 p.m. Admission: Free. Mount Dora, MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org, (352) 383-0880
 
Sep 29 – Dec 31
Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science
Venue: Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Art Museum. Hours: Tue 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wed-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m. Admission: Free. Winter Park, CFAM.Rollins.edu, (407) 646-2526
 
Through Sep 23, 2018
Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum
Venue: Morse Museum. Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Admission: $1-$6 (children under 12 free). Winter Park, Morse-Museum.org, (407) 645-5311
 
Through Oct 8
Roberto Edwards: Cuerpos Pintados – Painted Bodies
Venue: Museum of Art –DeLand’s Downtown De- Land Gallery. Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.  Admission: $5. DeLand, MOArtDeLand.org,  (386) 279-7534
 
Through Oct 29
Bravo! Chris Raschka
Venue: Orlando Museum of Art’s Magruder Gallery II. Hours: Tue-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-4 p.m. Admission: $5-$15 (children 3 and under free). Orlando, OMArt.org, (407) 896-4231
 
This article originally appeared in Orlando Family Magazine’s September 2017 issue.
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