George M. Cohan Tonight!

May 10 - 19 & May 30 - June 9, 2024

Previews: May 9 at 7:30pm & May. 10 at 2:00pm

Conceived, written & arranged by Chip Deffaa / Music by George M. Cohan

Southeastern Regional Premiere!  Meet "The Yankee Doodle Boy" himself in this high energy, one-man journey though the life, music, and artistry of this legendary entertainer.  The Off-Broadway musical is a delightful salute to the man who almost single-handedly invented the American musical comedy!  Featuring hit songs sucha as "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Over There," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "All Aboard for Broadway!"  "...endlessly euphoric" -New York Times

This production is suitable for all audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.

NO LATE SEATING.


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Spotlight Cabaret Series
featuring Bert Rodriguez - VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL DATES: June 7-10, 2024

Bert Rodriguez returns to The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with a new solo cabaret entitled Mi Familia. Using anecdotes from his family history and travels across the globe, Bert will examine how the family we choose is just as important as the family we inherit. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano.

Mr. Rodriguez is a popular vocalist and musical director in the area and has appeared in many theatrical and theme park productions. Playhouse patrons will know Bert mostly recently from A Swingin' Christmas. He has also appeared in numerous Mainstage productions, including Nunsense Amen!, The Andrews Brothers and Breaking Up is Hard to Do as well as the Florida Festival of New Musicals. These popular cabarets sell out quickly so get your tickets today!

This unique form of entertainment showcases a different professional singer each month. A truly "New York-style" cabaret, each performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission.

This production is suitable for all audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.


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Rhythms of the Carribbean

LIVE DATE:

Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 7:30pm

In honor of Black Music Month and Caribbean Heritage Month, The Winter Park Playhouse has teamed up with Barbara Chandler Productions to present Rhythms of the Caribbean, an evening celebrating Caribbean music showcasing Caribbean steel pan and poetry, Caribbean folk songs and Caribbean gospel singers.  This unique one night event will take place in our beautiful lobby bar/cabaret space on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm.

Rhythms of the Caribbean will feature "The Pannist and The Poet" from the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, steel pan player Anthony Lewis and poet Winston Andrews.  The evening will also feature Caribbean gospel singer Stacey "Elevated" Wilson as well as Jamaican storyteller and folklorist Violet Lawrence.  These popular events sell out quickly so get your tickets today!

The performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm for general seating.

This production is suitable for all audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

Julie Bunny Must Die!

Newly Revised/Remastered!

Book, Lyrics & Music by Ned Wilkinson

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 1:00pm

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 3:00pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 5:00pm

Cartoonist Adam Chase wants only to create and sell his independent comic book "Julie Bunny: International Spy" but his real life situations and his imaginary characters threaten to knock him off course.  Will these stumbling blocks stop him from success?  Will help arrive in time?  This whimsical musical marries reality and fantasy, while exploring what it takes to bring art to life.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

Cheer Wars

Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary / Music by Karlan Judd

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:00pm

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5:00pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7:00pm

Halle Bolingbroke is all but guaranteed to become the next captain of the New London Lady Leopard Varsity Cheer Squad.  It's her senior year, she's been cheering all her life, and her mom, Doretha, is both the former captain and current coach.  Halle isn't feeling all that cheerful about her mother's brand of cheering, though, so she has taken a job at the local truckstop diner.  Doretha will stop at nothing to maintain her cheer dynasty, Charmain, the two women face off in a quest for captainhood, power and cheer itself.

Cheer Wars is inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 and the true story of Wanda Holloway.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

Foodies

Book & Lyrics by Michael Kaplan / Music by Michael Kaplan & Jeff Mar

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 5:00pm

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 7:00pm

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 11:00am

A coming of middle-age musical comedy.  A fussy eater who hates vegetables is mistaken for the guest of honor at a Food and Wine Festival.  When he becomes infatuated with the woman running the festival weekend, he has to try and play the part of the honored guest as best as possible, despite the challenges involved.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

Promise You'll Shoot Me

Book by Michael Rogers & Bill Wandel / Music by Bill Wandel

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:00pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 1:00pm

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 1:00pm

The Kevorkians, a secret club of senior citizens living at the Four Season Retirement Home, have botched their attempt to dispatch one of their own.  Failing in their promise to end each other's suffering, the group is at their wit's end when swashbuckling Eddy bursts onto the scene and situational comedy ensues.  In the end, the Kervorkians navigate the curve balls of old age and by embracing hope, friendship and love, they learn that the golden years can really be golden.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

In Emily's Words

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jessy Tomsko

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 11:00am

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00am

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

This original musical tells the story of English novelist Emily Brontë as she writes her magnum opus: Wuthering Heights.  Emily's imagination knew now bounds, and in spite of having seen very little of the world, she was able to craft a sweeping melodrama that has left a legacy nearly two hundred years after her death.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Florida Festival of New Musicals

Carolina Rising

Book & Lyrics by Bryan Leys / Music by Kevin Kuhn

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 1:00pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 3:00pm

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 5:00pm

This kickin' new country western musical follows a woman's journey from local troublemaker to passionate activist, while balancing her feelings for two very different men.  Inspired by a true story, the hero, Crystal Ann McKay, won't be bowed or broken.  She's a firebrand who learns that "Yankee don't mean enemy" and teaches that "country don't mean dumb."

Carolina Rising incorporates an original score featuring country, bluegrass, blues and gospel numbers.

This production is suitable for most audiences. Age Requirements: Ages 15 & older.  For students under 15, please call the box office to discuss show content.


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Ticket Pricing

Mainstage Productions
$20 - $46

Spotlight Cabarets
$20 (plus a one-drink minimum)

Florida Festival of New Musicals
$10 per show
$50 Festival Fun Pass (6 shows for the price of 5)
(Select 1 performance for each new musical and automatically received the Festival Fun Pass price)

Special Events

Prices vary.

Please see individual performances for specific pricing information. 

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

NO LATE SEATING.


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