The 65th season of the Mount Dora Players serves up music, nostalgia, romance, comedy and suspense. Performances are at the newly renovated Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora.
Things got off to a musical start with a well-received production of "Into the Woods."
Patrons can still buy a season subscription for the remaining five shows in the series. They are $80 - $90. Flex Passes are available for $114 and $95 and can be used for any performances of the season. The season's upcoming productions are:
• Dial "M" for Murder (September 14 – October 7). By Frederick Knott. Plot: Tony has married Margot for her money and now arranges the perfect murder for the same reason. Adultery, deception and blackmail turn into a murderous plot for revenge in this nail-biting mystery thriller! Saturday matinees: September 15, 22; matinee and eve shows, October 6.
• The Winter Wonderettes (November 16 – December 16). Created by Roger Bean. Plot: Following up on " The Marvelous Wonderettes," Suzy, Missy, Betty Jean and Cindy Lou are back harmonizing for the holidays to "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Run, Rudolph, Run," "Winter Wonderland" and 20 other seasonal favorites.
Saturday matinees: November 17, 24 and December 15.
• Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (January 18 – February 17, 2013). Written by Alan Janes. Plot: This record-breaking rock 'n' roll musical celebrates the life of the man who changed popular music forever with hits including "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Oh, Boy!" and "Maybe Baby." Appearing with Buddy Holly are Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper – a trio guaranteed to bring down the house. Saturday matinees: January 19, 26 and February 16.
• The Secret Garden (March 22 – April 14). Music by Lucy Simon, Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, from the novel by F.H. Burnett. Plot: 11 year-old orphan, Mary Lennox, must live with her bitter, reclusive uncle, Archibald and his invalid son, Colin. A magical garden heals the spirits of all three in this glorious, Tony award-winning musical. Saturday matinees: March 23, 30; matinee and eve shows, April 13.
• Perfect Wedding (May 17 – June 9, pending final licensing). By Robin Hawdon. Plot: A man wakes up in the bridal suite on his wedding day with an attractive, naked – and unfamiliar – girl in bed beside him. In a few moments, here comes the bride – and comic pandemonium.
Saturday matinees: May 18, 25, matinee and eve shows, June 8.
As you can see, each show's schedule will include either two or three matinees. The performance schedule for shows will be Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays, 8 pm; Saturdays, 2 pm (1st and 2nd week of each show,) Saturdays, 8 pm (3rd and 4th week of each show,) and Sundays, 2 pm.
Some productions include an additional Saturday matinee and these are noted with each show description.
More on season tickets:
FIXED SEATS: $80 Thursdays, $85 Friday and Saturday (eves), $90 Saturday and Sunday (matinees.) FLEX PASSES: $95, which are valid for any performance during the season.
Fixed Seat Subscribers can exchange their tickets up to 24 hours prior to a performance with a $2 per ticket service charge. Flex Pass Subscribers can exchange their tickets without a service charge.
Contact the box office at 352-383-4616, to obtain a subscription form by U.S. mailor by e-mail, or pick one up in person at 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora.
The 2012 – 2013 Season is funded in part by donations and grants from The McLin Foundation, The First National Bank of Mount Dora, The Mount Dora Community Trust, Florida Hospital Waterman, Waterman Village and United Arts of Central Florida, as well as by individual donors.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun