KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller.  Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III.  Read more

Kokandy Productions’ TOMORROW MORNING runs through August 28, 2016 at Theater Wit

Kokandy Productions is pleased to conclude its 2016 season this summer with the funny, intimate and moving musical TOMORROW MORNING with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe, directed by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Cameron TurnerTOMORROW MORNING will play July 9 – August 28, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.  Read more

BITE: Pride FIlms and Plays Midsummer Adaptation

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary’s Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham’s immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary’s prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary’s Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard’s beloved love stories through a queer lens. Read more


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE’s EMILY GOLDBERG discusses bringing the iconic Saturday morning cartoon learning segments to life as a family friendly musical. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, presented by Emerald City Theatre and Broadway In Chicago, plays the Broadway Playhouse at through August 28. For tickets and more information, visit

Emily Goldberg’s credits include Dogfight- Jeff Nomination & Broadway World Chicago Nomination (Boho Theatre), Loving Repeating- Jeff Nomination (Kokandy Productions), and City of Angels (Porchlight Music Theatre). Emily loves how this show uses music and games on the path to discovery. Read more

Hippodrome PRIDE Night to Support OneOrlando Fund!

 Celebrate Pride Night at the Hipp and give back to the OneOrlando Fund.
The Hippodrome and Pride Community Center of North Central Florida are partnering up to bring our community together to celebrate pride and contribute to the OneOrlando Fund!

The Hippodrome will offer $25 tickets to THE TOXIC AVENGER and $10 of every ticket sold will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families.

THE TOXIC AVENGER is funny, campy, sweet and filled with jaw-dropping talent! Rock the night away in Downtown Gainesville as an unlikely hero sets out to save New Jersey, crush some bullies and win over the prettiest girl in town!
Come see for yourself why audiences and critics alike are saying you “absolutely must” make THE TOXIC AVENGER a part of your summer plans!

Immediately following the performance, everyone is invited to a FREE karaoke night in the Hipp basement with DJ Jared Bowens/Genius Entertainment.

To purchase tickets to HIPP PRIDE NIGHT, please call the Hipp Box Office at 352.375.4477 and mention Pride night, or visit and use coupon code HIPPPRIDE.
Now on stage through July 17, 2016. THE TOXIC AVENGER showtime’s are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5pm & 8:30pm, Sundays at 2pm & 7pm.
THE TOXIC AVENGER is directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell and stars (in alphabetical order):  James Gish, Maria Kerrigan*, Kelly Atkins Morgan*^, Jordan Silver and Nathaniel Tenenbaum*. *Member of the Actors Equity Association. ^ Hippodrome Company Member.
THE TOXIC AVENGER is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan.
ABOUT THE HIPPODROME:  As a cornerstone of Gainesville’s robust cultural life, the Hippodrome has a legacy of providing the very best in artistic excellence through programming on the mainstage, cinema, special events, and its award-winning education program. Now in its 42nd year, the Hippodrome is a non-profit, professional regional theatre serving hundreds of thousands of audience members annually. The Hippodrome is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Ragtime The Musical: In Concert comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts July 9 and 10

Ticket sales open Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. for Encore! Cast Performing Arts’ production of Ragtime The Musical: In Concert, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today. Presented July 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater, this production will benefit USO Central Florida. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 844.513.2014, or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday. (Please note that online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.) Read more

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