IceHouse announces next season

The IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora is announcing its 2010-2011 season, which goes like this:

  • Bye Bye Birdie, July 16 – August 8
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Sept. 17 – Oct. 10
  • Miracle on 34th Street, Nov. 19 – Dec. 19
  • Steel Magnolias, Jan. 21 – Feb. 13
  • Bingo! The Winning New Musical, March 18 – April 10
  • Later Life, May 6 – 29

Here’s the official word:

The IceHouse Theatre announces 63rd Season
The 2010 – 2011 Main Stage

September 17, 2010 – May 29, 2011

An exciting line up of shows, ranging from the witty to the outrageous, wrapped around a heartwarming family holiday classic, are planned for the IceHouse Theatre’s 63rd Season.

Bye Bye Birdie (July 16 – August 8.) The 1960’s smash hit musical.  Rock and roll idol, Conrad Birdie, appears on The Ed Sullivan Show to kiss one lucky girl ‘goodbye’ before he is drafted into the Army.  This family-friendly show introduced “Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do,” “Put On A Happy Face,” and that hilarious anthem of parental frustration and worry, “Kids!”  Music: Charles Strouse, Lyrics: Lee Adams, Book: Michael Stewart.

Little Shop of Horrors (Sept. 17 – Oct. 10.)  Irreverent and outrageously funny, this musical spoof of 1950’s horror movies gives us Seymour, a Skid Row floral assistant, who gains fame and fortune when he discovers a rhythm-and-blues-singing exotic plant species with a voracious ‘appetite!’  Adapted by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the Roger Corman film; screenplay by Charles Griffith.

Miracle on 34th Street
(Nov. 19 – Dec. 19.) A tender and charming Christmas classic for the family.  In 1947, Macy’s Santa, Kris Kringle, is the personification of good will, enchanting children and parents.  When he is put on trial for lunacy, a small girl’s belief and the magic of the holiday are at stake.  Adapted from the film by W. Severin, P. Di Benedetto Snyder, J. Vreeke, from the novel by V. Davies, incidental music by W. Severin.

Steel Magnolias
(Jan. 21 – Feb. 13.) This touching comedic-drama by Robert Harling will linger in your memory.  In Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  With her eager new assistant, Annelle, the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the curmudgeon, Ouiser, the eccentric Miss Clairee, socialite  M’Lynn, and her daughter, Shelby, who is about to marry.

Bingo! The Winning New Musical
(March 18 – April 10.) Filled with big laughs, the story revolves around three bingo-obsessed pals who risk a terrible storm to get to their weekly game: Vern, funny and tough with a heart of gold; Honey, the lovable sex kitten; and Patsy, the superstitious rock star wannabe.  Audiences are invited to play along!  Written by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg.

Later Life (May 6 – 29.)  A smart and sophisticated comedy of ‘chances not yet taken.’  At a cocktail party overlooking Boston Harbor, buttoned-down banker, Austin, rekindles a romance with an exciting old flame, Ruth.  As they rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of free-spirited guests reminds them of the infinite possibilities that life holds.  Written by A.R. Gurney.

Renewing Subscribers must secure their current seats by May 14.

NEW Subscription Values: Choose either the SIX SHOW or FIVE SHOW Series and Get One Show FREE (compared to purchasing tickets individually without subscribing.)  Contact the IceHouse Box Office for full details, 352 383-4616.

Main Stage SIX SHOW Series, July 2010 – June 2011.      $90 – $108.
Main Stage FIVE SHOW Series, Sept. 2010 – June 2011.  $75 – $90.
Main Stage SIX SHOW Series:  (Fixed Seats) $90 Thursdays;  $90.

**Weekend Date Night on Fridays and Saturdays (designated seating only); $102 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (all other seats) and (Flex Passes) $108 Any Day –good for any performance during the season.

** NEW!  “Weekend Date Night” — designated seats are available for $90 for Friday and Saturday Subscription.  “WDN” not available for purchase online; call the Box Office.

Both Series:  Fixed Seat Subscribers can exchange their tickets up to 24 hours prior to a performance with a $2 per ticket service charge.

MainStage FIVE SHOW Series:  (Fixed Seats) $75 Thursdays; $75 **Weekend Date Night on Fridays and Saturdays (designated seating only); $85 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (all other seats,) and (Flex Passes) $90 Any Day — good for any performance during the season.  ** NEW!  “Weekend Date Night” — designated seats are available for $75 for Friday and Saturday Subscription. “WDN” not available for purchase online; call the Box Office.

New Subscriptions will be processed beginning May 17 in the order Subscription Forms have been received.  Contact the IceHouse Box Office, (352) 383-4616, to obtain a Subscription Form by mail, e-mail or in person.

Individual Tickets: $20 Adults; $18 Seniors (62+ Thurs/Sun); $10 – $15 *Students.
*Students:  $10 (5-12 yrs.); $12 (13-18 yrs.); $15 (with college ID).

Group Tickets:  $16 tickets for Groups of 15 or more.

Box Office Information:  Tickets by phone, (352) 383-4616; in person at the IceHouse Box Office at 1100 N. Unser Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757, or online:  www.icehousetheatre.com.   Box Office Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm and one hour prior to show time on performance dates.

The 2010 – 2011 IceHouse Theatre Season is funded in part by donations and grants from United Arts of Central Florida, the First National Bank of Mount Dora, the Mount Dora Community Trust, Florida Hospital Waterman, Waterman Communities, Carpet Works and James and Joann Croson.

The IceHouse Theatre is a non-profit organization offering opportunities for all members of the Central Florida region to engage in the joy of participation in live theatre, back stage, on stage, as ushers, in concessions and with special fundraising events and activities.  We welcome all newcomers who wish to join the Friends of the IceHouse volunteer group, and are proud to provide cultural enrichment to the residents of our community.

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