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The Garden Theatre announces its 2017-18 season, Disenchanted! returns home for a run at the Plaza Live, plus more performing arts news



Winter Garden's Garden Theatre recently announced six full-length shows for 2017-2018, which will be the historic venue's 10th season since its restoration. The lineup includes musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame; rotating male and female versions of The Odd Couple; and two edgy "Avant Garden" offerings: consulting director Rob Winn Anderson's original Southern Gothic drama A Tennessee Walk and Martin McDonagh's gory black comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore, produced by Beth Marshall. Garden Theatre will also present a pair of "boutique experiences" based around Audrey Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock during the summer. Current subscribers can renew now at or 407-877-4736; new subscribers can join starting May 1, and single tickets go on sale June 1.

In the six years since Dennis T. Giacino's Disenchanted! debuted at the 2011 Orlando Fringe, the princess parody musical has been performed off-Broadway, licensed to dozens of theaters around the world, and translated into multiple languages, including Mandarin. Now these fairytale feminists are coming full circle, as the North American tour takes over Orlando's Plaza Live from April 11-20. The touring cast features Shelby Ringdahl as Snow White, Madison Hayes-Crook as Cinderella, Daniella Richards as Sleeping Beauty, Miriam Drysdale as Belle, Cherise Thomas as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog and Ann Paula Bautista as both Mulan and Pocahontas. Tickets start at $35, and are available at or 877-987-6487.

Now Playing:

Creation: Births of Mythology, through April 16 at Valencia East ... Three Sisters, through April 16 at Mad Cow ... Oklahoma!, through April 23 at Ice House ... Peter and the Starcatcher, through April 23 at Theatre Winter Haven ... Antony and Cleopatra, through April 30 at Orlando Shakes ... Proof, through May 5 at Tierra del Sol, the Villages.


Orlando Fringe Local Previews, April 17 at Orlando Shakes ... Spotlight Cabaret: Shawn Kilgore, April 19-20 at Winter Park Playhouse ... Playwrights Round Table presents [Miss], April 21-30 at Orlando Shakes ... Guys and Dolls, April 21-May 14 at Athens Theatre ... Urinetown the Musical, April 21-29 at Rollins College ... Bay Street Players present Cabaret, April 21-May 14 at Historic State Theatre ... Cabaret Series: Tim Evanicki, April 22 at Parliament House ... Into the Woods, April 28-May 28 at Garden Theatre.

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