Opening this week:

Here’s a short slate of shows opening this week. If there’s anything else, please let me know!

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre Winter Haven
  • Sleuth at Breakthrough Theatre

Read on:

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, UCF Conservatory Theatre:

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

It’s fierce, it’s ferocious, and it’s a must-see!  Reality TV has nothing on this play!  Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning drama is a one of American theatre’s classics.  Please be advised that this play contains strong language and violent, sexual themes.  It is explicit and excitingly thought-provoking, but it is not for the young or for the faint of heart.  The play scrutinizes a middle-aged couple whose marriage is on the rocks, alcohol-innuendo intended.  This UCF production will seek out possible seeds of redemption in a relationship that seems devoid of love and hope.

Directed by Theatre Department Chair Christopher Niess, the production features Mark Brotherton and Kate Ingram, both of whom are seasoned professional actors and members of the UCF theatre faculty.  Nick and Honey are played by UCF theatre students Robert Svetlik and Lindsay Clemmons.

Don’t miss Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening at the UCF Main Campus, Main Stage Theatre, on July 1  at 8 p.m. The theater is located at 400 Central Florida Blvd., in East Orlando. The production will run from Thursday the 1st  through Saturday the 3rd , and Thursday July 8  through Sunday, July 11, with shows starting at 8 p.m. (except for the one Sunday matinee, which starts at 2 p.m.)

To purchase tickets or for ticket information call the box office at (407) 823-1500. Ticket prices are $19.00 for adults, $17.00 for seniors over 55 and $12.00 for students, with group rates also available. It is strongly recommended to make reservations which are available through the UCF Conservatory Theatre box office. UCF offers accommodations to make the theatre more accessible to patrons with disabilities—for assistance, please call ahead to the box office.

Facts at a glance:
Performances: Thursday, July 1  at 8pm Opening
Friday, July 2  at 8pm
Saturday, July 3 at 8pm
Thursday, July 8  at 8pm
Friday, July 9  at 8pm
Saturday, July 10  at 8pm
Sunday, July 11  at 2pm Closing

Where: UCF Theatre – Main Stage
4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Tickets: Adult $19, Senior $17, Student $12, Group Discounts Available

Accessibility: UCF offers accommodations to make the theatre more accessible to patrons with disabilities—for assistance, please call ahead to the box office.

Box Office Phone: (407) 823-1500
Open 2 hours before all performances

Cast:
George…………………Mark Brotherton
Martha…………………Kate Ingram
Nick……………………Robert Svetlik
Honey………………….Lindsay Clemmons

Director……………..  Christopher Niess
Scenic  Designer……  Vandy Wood
Lighting  Designer..… Bert Scott
Costume  Designer…  Kristina Tollefson
Sound  Designer……. John Valines

Willy Wonka, Jr. at Theatre Winter Haven:

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Jr. comes to Theatre Winter Haven

CampTheatre at Theatre Winter Haven has agreed to open the production of Willy Wonka, Jr. to the public for 3 performances only.

The children’s musical will perform Friday, July 1 at 7:30 and two performances Saturday, July 2 at 2:30 & 7:30. All tickets are $5.00 and all seats are reserved. Tickets are available on line at www.theatrewinterhaven.com or at 863-294-SHOW (7469) when open.

Featuring the hit song “Candyman,” 55 children will showcase their talents as a culmination of three weeks of summer camp theatre training. The children have spent time learning audition techniques, staging, choreography and stage combat. In addition, they have been rehearsing for the final performances of this popular family musical.

Kristina Hartfield has directed the group with choreography by Sarah Claire Smith and costumes by Camille McClellan.  Kyrie Rotolo is responsible for painting and building the scenery. Kent Altman is designing lights and Lesley Payne is Music director.

For further information contact 863-299-2672.

Sleuth at Breakthrough Theatre:

Friday, July 2, 2010-Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 8:00pm

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park
419A W. Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL

In this re-imagination of the Tony Award-winning play by Anthony Shaffer, a rich crime novelist matches wits with the unemployed actor who ran off with his wife in a twisted game with dangerous consequences all inside a New York City penthouse.

Starring Torey Scarbrough, Benjamin Rush, and Joshua Atkins.

Limited Seating Engagement. Reserve Your Tickets NOW!

*MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY*

All shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Prices
$18.00 general admission
$15.00 senior citizens
$12.00 students

4 responses to “Opening this week:

  1. Sleuth at the Breakthrough Theatre!

  2. Doug Ba'aser

    I swear I saw Who’s Afraid just a few years ago at UCF, am I going crazy?

  3. It was done at Valencia in 2006.