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Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do in Broadway BREAKIN' UP IS HARD TO DO
Winter Park Playhouse
Relive all the excitement and innocence of your first kiss with this delightful, upbeat musical featuring the songs of hit songwriter Neil Sedaka. Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including "Where the Boys Are", "Sweet Sixteen", "Calendar Girl", "Love Will Keep Us Together," and the chart-topping title song.
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Romeo & Juliet in Broadway ROMEO & JULIET
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
This quintessential love story is brought back to life in Robert Hill's brilliantly imagined adaptation. Set to Prokofiev's rich score, this beloved ballet will be an unforgettable marriage of dance and drama.
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A Clean House in Broadway A CLEAN HOUSE
Rollins College - Annie Russell Theatre
A beautiful modern-day fairy tale, Sarah Ruhl sprinkles a bit of magic throughout this serio-comic romance. Forever musing over the creation of "the perfect joke," Brazilian immigrant, Matilde, works as a cleaning lady for two married doctors. Their melodic life is interrupted when the husband falls quickly and deeply in love with one of his cancer patients, claiming to have found his soul mate. As the wife tries to recalculate her life, Matilde teaches them all that laughter and humor are truly the best medicines for any ailment.
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Table Manners in Broadway TABLE MANNERS
The Harriett Theatre
Table Manners, Alan Ayckbourn's award winning comedy, follows the intertwining lives of a group of siblings and their significant others during a weekend in the country. This sidesplitting farce explodes with lust, hysterics, and exasperation as three couples share a weekend in search of love, sex, and the meaning of marriage. A comic feast where chairs and food are scarce, but laughs are served aplenty. "…crippling you with laughter that shakes the body and more subversively, fractures the soul." The New York Times
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The Magical Adventures of Merlin in Broadway THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF MERLIN
Orlando Repertory Theatre
The New Year begins with The Magical Adventures of Merlin (January 23 - February 23, 2014), with book, music, and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. This re-imagined tale shares how a young Merlin meets a young, soon-to-be king, Arthur in mythical, ancient England. Will Merlin choose ultimate magical power- his lifelong dream- or friendship with Arthur and Guinevere? Will Arthur pull the sword from the stone and defeat the bewitching Morgana? Can Merlin become the greatest wizard of the land? Magical surprises provide the answers in this enchanted musical adventure.
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<a href=Meredith Willson's The Music Man in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN
University of Central Florida - Main Stage
Dust off those trombones, we're heading to River City, Iowa, where fast-talking salesman Harold Hill is about to have all of his schemes foiled by Marian, that lovely librarian. This long-beloved musical will be a joint production between the Theatre and Music Departments.
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The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby in Broadway THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
A cast of 27 actors plays over 150 characters in this exhilarating two-part comic masterpiece that captures Dickens' genius for combining exuberant characters, theatrical spectacle, and captivating emotion. Winner of both the Tony Award ® for Best Play and The Olivier Award for Play of the Year, this epic event has never been produced in Central Florida. Left penniless by the death of his father, young Nicholas Nickleby assumes responsibility for his mother and sister and seeks help from his Scrooge-like Uncle Ralph. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by cruel headmaster Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers's most abused young charges, and the two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity's worst and best-greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors. Will Nicholas truly escape from the evil clutches of Squeers? Can he save his sister from the exploitations of his uncle? Stay tuned!
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The Mountaintop in Broadway THE MOUNTAINTOP
The Harriett Theatre
Memphis - April 3, 1968. A gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside. Playwright Katori Hall won the 2010 Olivier Award for this new play hailed as "soul-stirring and eye-opening" by The Daily News.
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