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There is always something happening at The Winter Park Playhouse and we are so excited to share that with all of you. The newest announcements and featured articles can be found under the News tab. Reviews will, of course, feature the latest coverage of our incredible line-up of musical theatre productions. If you're looking for photos or video, try the Media tab; while under Press, you'll find links to the latest press releases and more. Thanks for your interest in The Winter Park Playhouse; please contact us if you have any further questions about Central Florida's only professional musical theatre.

 

NEWS

 

With new festival and grant, things are hopping at Winter Park Playhouse

"It's shaping up to be quite a year for Winter Park Playhouse — and 2017 has barely begun." Read the full Orlando Sentinel story here

 

Announcing the inaugural edition of the Florida Festival of New Musicals!

The Winter Park Playhouse is proud to announce the launch of the Florida Festival of New Musicals! The festival, slated for August 2017 and led by Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan, will be the first of its kind in the region. Read the full story here

 

Winter Park City Commission votes to provide $25,000 a year to the Playhouse

The commission, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency’s board of directors, voted to start providing the $25,000 to the Winter Park Playhouse. 
Read the story from the Orlando Sentinel here

 

Winter Park Playhouse Receives Grants to Bring Arts to Underserved Children

Thank you to the Gracia Belle Livingston Foundation and United Arts of Central Florida for awarding grants to The Winter Park Playhouse that will bring our REACH programming to underserved children in Central Florida! Read the full story here

 

WINNER of TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence

We are proud to announce that The Winter Park Playhouse has received the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award for consistently earning great reviews on TripAdvisor!
As always, you can add your own rave review on TripAdvisor or Yelp to suggest The Winter Park Playhouse to other theatregoers.

 

The Winter Park Playhouse is EXPANDING!

Keep an eye out as our lobby will soon be nearly doubling in size, including more restrooms and a more comfortable cabaret setting. For more about our upcoming growth, see the Orlando Sentinel feature by clicking here.

 

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REVIEWS

 

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 
January 20 - February 18, 2017

"delights audiences"
-Kelli McGurk, Broadway World

"everything reflects an attention to quality"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

A Marvelous Party! The Noël Coward Celebration
November 11–20 & December 1–11, 2016

"It's marvelous, simply marvelous."
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

All Hands on Deck
September 16 - October 9, 2016

"transports the audience back ... with classic tunes, hilarious jokes, and so much more"
-Libby Champion, Broadway World

 

I Love My Wife
July 29 - August 21, 2016

"believably comedic"
-Kimberly Moy, Broadway World

"The taste for nostalgia ... makes 'I Love My Wife' a perfect fit"
-Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly

 

The Fantasticks
May 13-22 & June 1-18, 2016

"the ideal marriage between a first-rate show and talents"
-Michael Freeman, Freeline Media

 

Showtune!
March 18-19 & March 31-April 23, 2016

 "top-notch singers project the joy... in heartwarming waves over the audience"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"it's not just a musical revue, it's a party, folks"
-Michael Freeman, Freeline Media

 

I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett
January 22 - February 27, 2016

"everything we could want in a Tony review"
-April Montgomery, Broadway World

 

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
November 13-22 & December 3-19, 2015

"constant laugh-out-loud experiences"
-April Montgomery, Broadway World

"excels because of its razor-sharp fast pace and delicious humor"
-Michael Freeman, Freeline Media

 

The Marvelous Wonderettes
September 11 - October 10, 2015

"cause to sit up straight and take notice"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

Dames at Sea
July 24 - August 22, 2015

"an ideal summer production"
-Michael W. Freeman, Freeline Media

"Dames at Sea is certain to entertain..."
-April Montgomery, Broadway World

"...we're here for tap dancing."
-Carl F. Gauze, Ink19

 

Putting It Together
April 17 - May 9, 2015

"this production is a treat for any fan of well-crafted theater"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"WPP's production makes each of Sondheim's beloved songs feel fresh, exciting"
"remarkably talented five-person cast
"
-Matt Tamanini, Broadway World

 

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
March 6-28, 2015

"sets the tone of nostalgia mixed with laughter at which the Playhouse specializes"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"musical bundle of joy"
-Matt Tamanini, Broadway World

 

The Rat Pack Lounge
January 16 - February 14, 2015

"top-notch cast that sells it all the way"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"show you won't want to miss"
-Matt Tamanini, Broadway World

 

Isn't It Romantic?
November 14 - December 13, 2014

"[an] enchanting stroll down memory lane"
-Michael W. Freeman, Orlando Sentinel

 

They're Playing Our Song
September 12 - October 4, 2014

"charming chemistry"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

AnchorBackwards in High Heels
August 1-23, 2014

"a diverting, energetic production"
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
June 20 - July 19, 2014

"The hairstyles and positively groovy outfits set the mood even before the first song begins, and the work of five excellent actresses help transport us back ..."
-Michael W. Freeman, Orlando Sentinel

 

Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits

"... [the] actors nail each comedic beat."
-Kimberly Moy, Broadway World

"Warning: Be prepared to laugh all evening long!"
-Barbara Solomon, The Park Press

"so much fun"
-Carl F. Gauze, Ink19

"There are plenty of good laughs here..."
-Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

"It’s a pleasure to rediscover the joys of Swing music,
especially when performed by three supremely gifted voices."
-Michael W. Freeman, Orlando Sentinel

"it’s hard to imagine anyone not loving this"
-Carl F. Gauze, Ink19

 

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

“'Breaking Up is Hard To Do' nicely captures the spirit of an innocent era, as Sedaka’s songs so brilliantly do, when puppy love was the only thing that mattered. It’s a feel-good show matched by some timeless songs.”
- Michael W. Freeman, Orlando Sentinel

 

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PRESS

 

► With new festival and grant, things are hopping at Winter Park Playhouse

► Carol Stein returns with her latest cabaret "Travels with Carol"

WPPH's The Fantasticks is extended by popular demand

► Priscilla Bagley brings "Saucy Broads" to Spotlight Cabaret Series

► Kevin Kelly premiers new Sinatra cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse

Showtune! celebrates the words and music of Jerry Herman

 

 

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Winter Park Playhouse Receives Grants to Bring Arts to Underserved Children

Thank you to the Gracia Belle Livingston Foundation and United Arts of Central Florida for awarding grants to The Winter Park Playhouse that will bring our REACH programming to underserved children in Central Florida! Read the full story here