Sands announces new season in DeLand

Here’s news of the Sands Theater Company’s 2011-2012 season:

Sands Theater Company Announces its Upcoming Season

The Sands Theater Company 2011-2012 Season includes 5 great shows including a joint holiday production with the Sands Youth Theater Company plus a collaboration with Stetson University. Here’s the line-up:

  • Little Shop of Horrors, Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical. June 17-July 3. Auditions 7 p.m. April 4 and 5.
  • The Dixie Swim Club, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Sept. 23-Oct. 9.  Auditions 7 p.m. July 18 and 19.
  • The Foreigner, Larry Shue comedy, Nov. 3-13. Auditions 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7.
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson comedy, a joint production with Sands Youth Theater Company, Dec. 9-18. Auditions 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27.
  • Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon comedy, Jan. 13-29. Auditions 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8.
  • South Pacific (rights pending), Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II-Joshua Logan musical, April 13-29. Auditions 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31.

Sands Youth Theater Company:

  • Peter Pan, Carolyn Leigh-Betty Comden-Adolph Green-Mark Charlap-Jule Styne musical, Aug. 5-14.
  • Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette-Charles Strouse musical. March 8-18.

Season Tickets and New Pricing:
All tickets will go on sale Mar 15. The majority of our seats will be sold at last year’s prices but a new VIP section will go up in price. The VIP section will consist of rows A thru E; those are the first five rows.  As an incentive until April 30, our 2011-12 5 Show Season Ticket Pass will be available for all seats for only $74. On May 1, the VIP Seats will be $92.

A New FULL Season Pass will let you combine Sands Theater Company, Sands Youth Theater Company and the Stetson collaboration for a 20% savings. Individual ticket prices vary as follows:

Sands Theater Company
Musicals – VIP – $25, General Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $10, Groups of 8+ $16
Non-Musicals – VIP – $20, General Admission $16, Seniors $14, Students $10, Groups of 8+ $12

Sands Youth Theater Company
Musicals – VIP – $20, General Admission and Seniors $14, Students $7, Groups of 8+ $10
Non-Musicals – VIP – $15, General Admission $12, Seniors $12, Students $5, Groups of 8+ $8

All Tickets will be available online at the Athens Theatre website,, at Groovy Records, 212 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand (hours Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 7pm) or by calling the Box Office at 386-736-1500. Box Office hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1-5 pm and 1½ hour before live performances.

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