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October 2-18, 2020

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March 12-28, 2021

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Clue: On Stage

Based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and the board game from Hasbro, Inc.

The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.

When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth (the butler), Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up.

Clue is the comedy whodunnit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out . . .
WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!


[PG] for some suggestive humor, mild language, scary situations, and thematic elements

Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

Directed by Dustin Lavine

Produced through special arrangement with BROADWAY LICENSING

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

Online Ticketing for this event is currently suspended, please call to purchase tickets.

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October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020
October 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2020
October 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2020

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

Rumors

Written by Neil Simon

Sneden's Landing, 1988. At a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse in Palisades (north of New York City), the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples gathered for a dinner party at his home are about to experience a severe attack . . . of farce!

Having invited a motley crew of familiars together for their tenth wedding anniversary dinner, the Deputy Mayor now lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. The host's lawyer Ken and Ken's wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity!

An enjoyable romp that has been staged countless times all over the country, Rumors is one of Neil Simon's most celebrated comedies!

Directed by Jennifer Mendez

[PG-13] for adult humor, some strong language, and thematic elements

Produced through special arrangement with CONCORD THEATRICALS

December 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2020
December 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2020
December 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2020

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m.
Sun @ 2 p.m.

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$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

Adjustments to selected seats may have to be made by management depending on social distancing guidelines at the time of performance

Enchanted April

England, 1922. The country is still reeling from the effects and collective losses of World War I.

Feeling forgotten and lost in the shadows of marriage, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for the month of April — an idyllic spot "for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine" — as a chance to escape their own downtrodden existences on a ladies-only holiday away . . . reluctantly also recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and the experience.

Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash at first, then begin to bond and bloom as sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope . . . and with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance begins to bloom once again for all.

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel, Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April is a gentle and romantic comedy which offers a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal to both characters and viewers alike.


[PG] for some adult topics and mild thematic elements*

Written by Matthew Barber From the novel by Elizabeth Van Arnim

Directed by Martha Blair

Produced through special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

Adjustments to selected seats may have to be made by management depending on social distancing guidelines at the time of performance

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January 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2021
January 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2021
January 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

It's Only A Play

Written by Terrance McNally.

It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre—and for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for. [PG-13]


[PG] for sexual humor, adult topics and situations, drug use, partial nudity.

Directed by Laney Clark

Produced through special arrangement with DRAMATIST PLAY SERVICE, INC

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

Adjustments to selected seats may have to be made by management depending on social distancing guidelines at the time of performance

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March 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2021
March 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2021
March 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

Play It Again, Sam

Written by Woody Allen

Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart’s technique . . .

The recently-divorced young Allan is bookish and insecure with women. Luckily his hero "Bogey" comes to the rescue with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences.

In the real world, fixed up by friends with gorgeous women, Allan is so awkward that even Bogey's patience is tried. Allan mostly resembles a disheveled, friendly dog . . . and this is what ultimately charms his best friend's wife Linda into bed.

It's a tough life, making it in the world of beautiful people, but if you can't be a hero, it helps to have one!


[PG-13] for suggestive humor, adult situations, and other thematic elements*

Directed by Tom Kline

Produced through special arrangement with CONCORD THEATRICALS

$20 Adults
$10 Students w/ID

NO ADDITIONAL FEES for online purchases!

For discounted rates on groups of 15 or more, please call the box office: (352) 787-3013

Adjustments to selected seats may have to be made by management depending on social distancing guidelines at the time of performance

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May 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2021
May 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2021
May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2021

Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m. Sun @ 2 p.m.

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