Guide to the Arts


An overview of the 2009-2010 Arts & Entertainment season.


Annie Russell Theatre   


October 1-3 Antigone
November 13-21 Cabaret
February 12-20 How I learned to Drive

Mad Cow Theatre


September 11–October 18 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 11–December 20 The Lion in Winter
January 29-February 28 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
June 4-July 4 The Cradle Will Rock 
July 23-August 22 The Heiress
October 2–25 Love Song
December 10-23 Holiday Cabaret
February 19-March 14 Topdog/Underdog
June 18–July 11 Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougement
August 8–29 Macbeth

Orlando Repertory Theatre

September 10-October 11 Charlotte’s Web
October 8-November 8 How I Became a Pirate
November 19-December 20 Dear Santa
January 28-February 28 The Giver
February 25-March 28 The Berenstain Bears
April 15-May 23 Ramona Quimby

Orlando Shakespeare Theater


September 16-October 11 The Big Bang
October 14-November 8 Yankee Tavern
December 2-27 Every Christmas Story Ever Told
January 27-March 13 Hamlet
February 10-March 14 All’s Well that Ends Well
March 17-April 11 Shotgun
October 22-November 21 If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
March 23-April 18 Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Fairwinds Broadway Across America-Orlando


September 29-October 4 Topol in Fiddler on the Roof
November 3-8 The Color Purple
January 20-February 14 The Phantom of the Opera
March 9-14 In the Heights
April 27-May 2 Xanadu
May 18-23 Spring Awakening

Theatre Downtown


September 4–October 3 The Wiz
October 16–November 7 The Seafarer
November 27–December 20 A Christmas Carol

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center


September 15 The Reluctant Dragon
September 19 The Legends Of Doo Wop
September 20 Flamenco Fire
September 25 – 26 Dinner & Cabaret Evening
September 26 The Ugly Duckling
September 27 Orlando Swing Band
October 2–18 Evita
November 1 The Lady Of Bullyburg
November 6–8 The Wizard Of Oz
November 21–22 FAB Follies Show – Sentimental Journey
December 5–6 Makula – Center For Contemporary Dance
December 12 A Dickens Tale
December 12 Sanford’s Got Talent
December 20 The Brave Tin Soldier
December 26 Toxic Audio
January 23 Dueling Divas
February 6 Motown Magic
February 12–28 The King And I
March 20  Phil Dirt & The Beach Boys
March 28 Once Upon A Time
April 10 Let’s Hang On… (To The Sounds Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons)
April 23–May 9 Grease
April 27 Casey At The Bat
June 18–20 To Be Or Not To Be A Pirate 




Bach Festival Society of Winter Park


October 3-4 American Chamber Players
November 6-7 Stradivari Quartet
March 28 Horacio Guiterrez
April 9-10 Red Priest
October 24-25 Mendelssohn's Elijah
December 12-13 A Classic Christmas
February 20-21 Anniversary Mass
February 27 Mendelssohn and Mozart
February 28 Bach's Mass in B minor
March 7 James David Christie, Organ Recital
April 24-25 Masters Go to the Movies

Festival of Orchestras


September 22 Northland VIP Tour
October 30 Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
January 31 Moscow State Radio Symphony
February 12 Detroit Symphony Orchestra
March 7 Russian National Orchestra
March 27 Lang Lang, Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra

The Orlando Chorale


September 26 Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
December 4 Christmas with the Orlando Chorale
February 13 My Funny Valentine
May 2 Bach Mass in B-minor

Orlando Gay Chorus


December 5-6 Fruitcake & Other Holiday Treats
May 22-May 23 And the Envelope Please:  20 Years of OGC

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra


September 26 Ode to Joy
October 10 A Tribute to Benny Goodman
October 26 Haydn’s London Years
October 30 Russian Masters
November 28 Home for the Holidays
January 10 Itzhak Perlman
February 15 String Romance
February 20 Pops ả la Arthur Fiedler
March 6 Hal France Returns
April 3 A Tribute to Lenny
April 17 Color Cathedral
April 26 Baroque – A Pearl of Irregular Shape
May 8 My Fair Lady




Center for Contemporary Dance


September 11-13 Urge
December 5-6 Makulu
January 29-31 & February 6-7 Colors of Courage
April 30-May 2 Icarus

Orlando Ballet


October 16-18 Cinderella
December 12 The Nutcracker
March 19-21 Battle of the Sexes
April 23-25 Le Corsaire
April 24 The Persian Princess

Russian Ballet of Orlando


October 3 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
November 22 Gershwin Greats
December 6 & 19 The Nutcracker

Voci Dance


November 6, 7, 8 The Games We Play
February 4, 5, 6 Warehouse Show 




Cornell Fine Arts Museum


Through January 3 Andy Warhol Personalities 

Mennello Museum of American Art


Through September 27 Florida Folk
August 21-September 27 Southern Folk
November 14-February 7 Regional Dialect  

Holocaust Memorial Resource And Education Center Of Florida


Through September Letters Home
October-December The Story of the Lodz Ghetto Children
January-March Embracing the Dream
April-June In Fitting Memory–Photography by Ira Nowinski

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art


Through September 27 A Brilliant Setting—American Cut and Pressed Glass Tableware 1876-1917 

Orange County Regional History Center


Through October 4 Looking East—A Photographic Exhibition by Steve McCurry
February 6–May 16 Out of This World-Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television

Orlando Museum of Art


Through October 4 Therman Statom: Stories of the New World
Through November 1 Jerry Pinkney: Aesop’s Fables and other Tails
Through December 31 Of Cloth and Culture
Through December 31 Aztec to Zapotec
Through December 31 American Art
Through December 31 Contemporary American Art

Orlando Science Center


September 5-January 2 World We Create
Through September 18 Grossology
Through September 18 Grand Canyon Adventure
September 19–January 2 Amazing Sea
October 24-25 Renewable Energy Expo
November 7 Neanderthal Ball
January 15-18 Otronicon
January 30–May 16 Science in Toyland
Through February Wild Ocean
February 6–September 6 Frogs
June 7-September 1 If A Starfish Can Grow A New Arm, Why Can’t I? 

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens


September 1–October 11 Modern Primitives: Don Howard’s Sculptural Images
October 13-November 15 My Camera Speaks For Me
November 24-April 18 Maidens and Monsters–The Art of Science Fiction, Adventure and Fantasy
February 17-April 4 Decorated Eggs of Europe and America
May 2-16 Paint Out Exhibit
May 25-June 30 An Attraction to Abstraction-The Fluid Life of Bruce Gregory
May 25–June 30 The Hippie House Revisited 

Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts


September 12-December 31 Colored Communities: Post-Reconstruction to World War II
January 23-August 27 Zora Neale Hurston: The Legacy of Inspired Reality



Crealde School of Art


September 26-October 4 Photographic Tour of Switzerland
September 25-November Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, ¬Emerge II: Studio Artists 2007-2009.
November 6-January 9 Alice and William Jenkins Gallery, ¬Granted: A Celebration of United Arts Award Recipients 2006–2008 Opening reception November 6, 7:00–9:30 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 8:00 p.m.
January 15–March 27 Alice and William Jenkins Gallery and Heritage Center Gallery: ¬Bigger Than A Scrapbook: The Talking Quilts of Lauren Austin.
April 2–June 5 Alice and William Jenkins Gallery, Requesting Miracles: Votive Offerings from Brazil’s Diverse Cultures.
April 6–June 26 Heritage Center Gallery, Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art. 

Harry P. Leu Gardens, Garden House Gallery


June 23-September 16 Moth Art and Photography


Comma, An Alternative Art Space And Gallery


Through September 4 Blacks, Whites and Shades of Grey
August 11–September 4 Additional Black, Whites and Shades of Grey
September 8-October 9 Duncan McClellan: An Alchemist Creates Conversations in Fine Art Glass.
October 13-November 6 Ancient Visions
November 10-December 4 Liberties with Compositions
December 8-January 8 4 The Birds  

Matiland Art Center


Through September 9 The Permanent Collection Revisited
September 18-November 1 A Confluence: Gresh, Jones, Mack and McCambridge
November 13-January 3 Concrete Realities: André Smith’s Sculpture
January 15-March 14 RSVP Members Only
March 26-April 18 pARTicipation
April 23-30 Park Maitland Exhibition
May 7–July 4 The MATRIX: André Smith’s Prints and Beyond
July 16-September 5 William Vincent Kirkpatrick: American Impressionist
September 10-October 24 Exquisite Harmony: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson
November 5-January 2 Artist/Architect: Richard T. Reep, AIA, Curator

Seminole Community College Fine Arts Gallery


October 1-29 Chad Pollpeter
November 12-December 14 Faculty Exhibit
January 14-February 4 Scott Thorpe and Donne Bitner
March 18-April 8 Stafford Hiroshi Smith and Dennis Schmalstig
April 15-May 3 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit:
May 13-June 3 Terry Trambauer Norris and Kathleen Kent Chenet

Valencia Community College Anita S. Wooten Gallery


Through September 19 Graphic Arts Faculty Exhibition
October 2-November 5 Famous Faces – Jack Mitchell Collection
November 20-January 8 Fine Art Faculty Exhibition