There is a great selection of Orlando theater shows to pick from when you feel like catching a dinner and show. For the next few weeks, three shows you might want to see are “Romeo and Juliet and Cymbline,” “Dancing at Lughnasa” and, if you have little ones, “Lyle the Crocodile.”
If you are dining in the downtown Orlando area this week and want to catch a theater production, you can’t go wrong with “Dancing at Lughnasa” being performed at the Mad Cow Theatre, 105 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. This particular performance is in its last week, so don’t miss it! “Dancing at Lughnasa” is a Tony Award Winning story about five sisters living together on a rural farm in Ballybeg, Ireland in 1936. The Mundy sisters are challenged when ancient tribal customs and religious beliefs clash during preparations for the autumn harvest. While the world around them advances technologically, the sisters find the strength to continue in their laughter, hope, and family traditions. Tickets are $32 for adults and $30 for seniors/students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Mad Cow Theatre box office at 407.297.8788 (ext. 1).
Dancing at Lughnasa this week:
- Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
If you are near the Orlando Science Center, every Wednesday through Sunday at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803 you can see the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF present two classic masterpieces – William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cymbeline” – in rotating repertory. Most people are very familiar with Romeo and Juliet’s famous love story. “Cymbeline” is being performed for Orlando audiences for the first time and is a story that covers a couple’s reunion in an adventuresome journey populated with colorful characters, a wicked stepmother, sword fights, and sleeping potions. Tickets are from $15.00 to $38.00 and are available at orlandoshakes.org.
Romeo and Juliet and Cymbeline schedule:
- Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. until Wednesday, March 14, 2012
- Thursday at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday, March 15, 2012
- Friday at 8:00 p.m. until Friday, March 16, 2012
- Saturday at 8:00 p.m. until Saturday, March 17, 2012
- Sunday at 2:00 p.m. until Sunday, March 18, 2012
At another theater in Orlando near the Science Center is the Orlando Repertory Theatre at 1001 E Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803 where you and your family will enjoy “Lyle the Crocodile” for the next month. This is a great production for your kids to enjoy before an evening out at a great Orlando restaurant. This story is about a family moving into their new apartment only to find a crocodile in their bathtub! Lyle is no ordinary crocodile and through an exciting performance teaches those around him to not judge others by their appearance, but to love people (and crocodiles) for who they are. Tickets are $11.00 – $17.00 and can be purchase by visiting www.orlandorep.com.
Lyle the Crocodile schedule:
- Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. until Sunday, March 25, 2012
- Every Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, March 24, 2012
Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to encourage everyone to experience a great Orlando theater production. When you are not visiting these theaters, we’d like to invite you to our theatre. We’ll take care of dinner plans with our delicious dinner buffet with many Italian/American favorites. You’ll not go hungry! Our ticket price (half price when purchased online) also includes parking, drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), dessert, the show and more. Find us on Facebook to read what our fans think of our show. It’s fun for everyone! While the productions in this article will soon end, Capone’s Dinner & Show is open every night of the year! Come see a fantastic dinner show in Orlando! It’s a blast from the past!