Opening | September 27
Closing | October 27
John and Jen are always there for each other, but as the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once close siblings. From creators Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald, John & Jen is a two person original musical that honors brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children. It is set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990.
This acclaimed cabaret premiered at The Winter Park Playhouse, and has since toured regional theatres, cabaret venues, and retirement homes all over Florida. Come hear Wesley tackle the famous songs of Mr. Kaye - such as, "Anatole of Paris", "Minnie the Moocher", "Tchaikovsky", "Happy Times", and many more - while giving us unique insights into this famous performer's life and career.
The members of The Villages Musical Theater are back on October 12th with a review featuring the last 10 years of VMT shows. The show will include songs from shows like ‘Chicago’, ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Carousel’, ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, ‘Brigadoon’, ‘The Music Man’, ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘South Pacific’ and six other great Broadway Hits. This 90 minute review is a must see musical event. We bring a cast of your favorite Villages performers, including Billie Thatcher, John Rogerson, Carolyn Hoffman, Bob Stehman, Bob Brandoni, Sue Schuler, Sally Spieth, Tim Casey, Dave and Dellie Saxe, and others. Only one show will be presented at 6:30pm on October 12th at La Hacienda Rec. Center. Don’t miss this wonderful trip down ‘memory lane’. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Sozo Kids.
November 16 | 2 & 7pm
Carousel, a classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein, won the New York Drama Critics Circle award and received unanimous rave reviews after its opening in 1945. The finest musical plays one has ever seen.... was summarized in a review by the New York Times. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein have nothing less than a masterpiece. The theme is timeless and universal....the devotion of two people who love each other but fail to find happiness is the culmination of the story, It has been called imaginative and exciting.
December 7 | 2 & 7:30pm
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
This performance has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian. From Oklahoma! to The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein transformed and mesmerized Broadway with such hits as If I Loved You, Some Enchanted Evening, It Might As Well Be Spring, and Climb Every Mountain. Three sensational singers will take you on an intimate musical journey through the lives and work of these remarkable men in an elegantly staged musical revue backed by live musicians. Join us for a celebration of the greatest songwriting team in the history of the American Musical Theatre.
Opening | January 24
Closing | March 1
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 30-year-old bold, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical follows 10 assassins, eight presidents, and one American Dream. Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. and inspired by true events following the murders of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy, and the crude attacks on other sitting presidents.