Theater

 

BREAKTHROUGH THEATRE OF WINTER PARK
A…My Name Will Always Be Alice
September 18-October 4
This lively revue created by comedy writers, lyricists and composers offers a kaleidoscopic vision of contemporary women, with songs portraying friends, rivals, sisters and other relationships. Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. $12-$18. 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park. 407-920-4034. breakthroughtheatre.com

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
Fiddler on the Roof
September 29-October 4
Israeli actor Topol brings the iconic Tevye—earthy philosopher, harried husband and devoted father of marriageable daughters—to the stage in the national tour of this musical, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $37-$71. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. 401 W. Livingston St. 1-800-982-2787. broadwayacrossamerica.com

GREATER ORLANDO ACTORS THEATRE
Closer
Through September 19
Set in contemporary London, Closer tells the story of four people in the “body business”—Dan the obituary writer, Alice the stripper, Anna the photographer and Larry the dermatologist—who meet and fall in love. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. $12-$15. 669 Cherry St., Winter Park. 407-872-8451. goatgroup.com

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
September 25-October 17
This comedy by Steve Martin features Albert Einstein and Pablo
Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Paris in 1904, where they debate the value of genius and talent. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m. $12-$15. 669 Cherry St., Winter Park. 407-872-8451. goatgroup.com

ICEHOUSE THEATRE
Sylvia
September 11–October 4
An A.R. Gurney comedy about a couple who find a dog when they move to Manhattan. A street-smart mix of Labrador and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention in their lives. Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $12-$20. 964 N. Unser St., Mount Dora. 352-383-3133. icehousetheatre.com

MAD COW THEATRE
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
September 11-October 18
This two-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a group of young misfit overachievers as they vie for victory in a regional spelling competition, with heart-warming and funny results.  Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. $26-$28. 105 S. Magnolia Ave. 407-297-8788. madcowtheatre.org

MOONLIGHT PLAYERS
Romeo and Juliet
Through September 13
Shakespeare’s tale of doomed romance offers ill-starred lovers, hotheaded street fighters, hard-headed dads and practical moms. Friday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $12-$15. Warehouse Theatre, 732 B W. Montrose St., Clermont. 352-319-1116. moonlightplayers.com

ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
The Big Bang
September 16-October 11
In a borrowed Park Avenue apartment two wannabe producers, played by Philip Nolen and T. Robert Pigott, try to line up backers for The Big Bang, a lavish Broadway musical with a proposed budget of $83 million. Wednesday-Thursday 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Senior matinees September 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. $14-$38. Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St. 407-447-1700, ext. 1. orlandoshakes.org

ORLANDO REPERTORY THEATRE
Charlotte’s Web
September 12-October 11
The magical weavings of Charlotte the spider come to the aid of her newfound friend, Wilbur the pig, in E.B. White’s timeless story of friendship. Saturday 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sonny’s Family Night, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. $11-$17. Loch Haven Park, 1101 E. Princeton St. 407-896-7365. orlandorep.com

PINOCCHIO’S MARIONETTE THEATER
Jack and the Beanstalk
Through September 13
Brave Jack climbs a magic beanstalk and meets a musical giant.

The Fuzzy Freak Show
September 16-September 20
A circus of fluffy, hand-and-rod puppets performs feats of derring-do.

Hansel and Gretel
September 23-November 1
Two curious children, a gingerbread house, and a witch … what could possibly go wrong? Prices vary. Altamonte Mall, 451 E. Altamonte Dr. (S.R. 436), Suite 1389, Altamonte Springs. 407-422-8911. pinocchios.net

STOVER THEATER, STETSON UNIVERSITY

Suffer Fools Gladly
September 24-27
A comic whodunit by Mark Aloysius Kenneally. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Stetson students, faculty, staff and dependents free with a valid I.D. 535 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. 386-822-8700. stetson.edu

THEATRE DOWNTOWN
The Wiz
September 4-October 3
Based on the book The Wonderful World of Oz by Frank Baum, the musical is an African-American version of the tale of Dorothy from Kansas who ends up in very strange place. Songs include the popular “Ease On Down the Road.” The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 p.m; Sunday 2:30 p.m. $15-$18. 2113 N. Orange Ave. 407-841-0083. theatredowntown.net

UCF CONSERVATORY THEATRE
Doubt
September 24-October 11
John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play (recently adapted as a film) delves deep into the changing world of Catholic religious dogma in 1963. The play pits the conservative Sister Aloysius against the forward-thinking, intellectual priest, Father Flynn. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $10-$17. Black Box Theater, 4000 Central Florida Blvd. 407-823-1500. theatre.ucf.edu

WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Reluctant Dragon
September 15
Sir George is hired to slay the ferocious dragon who lives too close to the village, but the dragon is more interested in reciting Shakespeare than fighting. Together, they stage a monumental battle in Kenneth Grahame’s charming story. 10 a.m. $7. 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford. 407-321-8111.
waynedenschperformingartscenter.com

Cabaret Dinner Evening
September 25-26
An evening of cabaret with dinner buffet and wine. 7:30 p.m. $25. 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford, 407-321-8111. waynedenschperformingartscenter.com

The Ugly Duckling
September 26
Lessons for children in good judgment, friendship, bullying and kindness abound in this take on the traditional ugly duckling tale. Unable to blend in with the other ducks, young Zoe relies on help from the audience to overcome problems. 2 p.m. $7. 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford. 407-321-8111.
waynedenschperformingartscenter.com

WINTER PARK PLAYHOUSE
Everything is Rosie—A Cabaret
September 11-13
One-woman show that celebrates the music and style of Rosemary Clooney. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. $22-$32. 711 Orange Ave., Winter Park. 407-645-0145. winterparkplayhouse.org