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Schedule

Snack-Size Plays
Bite-size digital theatre experience

September 25th, 2020 - June 25th, 2021

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol introduces new digital entertainment: weekly 10-minute virtual play readings. A whole play in only ten minutes. These 10-minute plays will be free on Facebook, YouTube and TheSharonStudio.com. Each week we prepare a crave-worthy, snack-size play. The Studio is delivering big stories in small packages, giving you a tiny taste of The Studio in your own home each week. To keep it spicy, each Friday at 1pm we will be offering a new title. Tune in every week for our short play and snack pairing suggestion.

1:00pm

The Gospel of John B.
by Bobbie Bell

May 14th, 2021

Join us for Scripts from Scratch, four plays in two days! Audiences have the unique opportunity to hear a fresh new script, never before produced and partake in its evolution! After the script is read by performers to the audience, a special Questions and Answers session with the playwright will be moderated. Audiences are invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the new work to the playwright.

On the late night hours on the evening before John Brown's execution on December 1st, 1859, John Wilkes Booth has bribed his way into the cell to confront the man whose beliefs he despises but whose actions he admires. Unsure whether he should kill Brown or whether the old man has some secret of mastering a "great act," Booth and Brown wage ideological fencing matches covering topics as wide as the frivolous art of theatre to the justification for terrorism.

3pm

The Specimen
by Brandon Cahela

May 14th, 2021

Join us for Scripts from Scratch, four plays in two days! Audiences have the unique opportunity to hear a fresh new script, never before produced and partake in its evolution! After the script is read by performers to the audience, a special Questions and Answers session with the playwright will be moderated. Audiences are invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the new work to the playwright.

Veteran ranch owner, Louis Desmond, halts all construction on his property after a juvenile T-Rex skeleton is discovered. To figure out the best course of action for dealing with the find, Desmond invites a paleontologist, and an auction curator to his ranch. Desmond will then decide whether to preserve the prehistoric specimen, or sell it to the highest bidder. This play explores the integrity of science versus capitalism, and the absurd lengths people will go to protect their own interests.

7pm

Still Life with Pairs
by Kay Esposito

May 15th, 2021

Join us for Scripts from Scratch, four plays in two days! Audiences have the unique opportunity to hear a fresh new script, never before produced and partake in its evolution! After the script is read by performers to the audience, a special Questions and Answers session with the playwright will be moderated. Audiences are invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the new work to the playwright.

Marriage is a work of art. But some spouses might wonder what life would be like without their better half, would it be "for better or worse"?
Peach and Deke have been married a long time and resentment is building up. With the interference of family and friends, these two start to wonder if " 'til death do us part" is worth speeding up. This funny play intertwines art, deception, and a little murder mystery to paint the perfect picture.

3pm

And the Glory
by John J. Kelly

May 15th, 2021

Join us for Scripts from Scratch, four plays in two days! Audiences have the unique opportunity to hear a fresh new script, never before produced and partake in its evolution! After the script is read by performers to the audience, a special Questions and Answers session with the playwright will be moderated. Audiences are invited to share their thoughts and feedback about the new work to the playwright.

Set in Dublin 1742 George Frideric Handel is producing his newly composed masterpiece, Messiah. With the help of a few esteemed friends he overcomes the obstacles from the church and community to let his new work see the spotlight it deserves.

7pm

Spike Heels
By Theresa Rebeck

June 1st - 19th, 2021

Walk a mile in her heels.

Pygmalion goes awry in 1990s Boston in this contemporary comedy of manners which explores the absurdity of a four sided love triangle. The combatants are Georgie, a sexy, volatile young woman in heels and three country club types: a writer, a lawyer, and a fiancée in sensible shoes. Georgie proves that sometimes poorly educated, street-smart people know a lot more about life than well-read intellectuals. This scandalous comedy examines the power dynamic between men and women, and reveals issues that are as important today as they were in 1990.

House & Auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to curtain

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

Pipeline
by Dominique Morisseau

July 13th - 31st, 2021

Go to school. Get suspended. Get expelled. Go to prison.

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities her pupils will never have. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident at his upstate private school, her hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him. Now, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent without turning her back on the community that shaped him.

Show Schedule
House & Auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to curtain

$15 Previews & $35 Performances

Elegies
by William Finn

August 19th - 21st, 24th - 28th, 2021

TICKET SALES FOR ELEGIES BEGIN: JUNE 1, 2021
NEW 2021 DATES: PREVIEW: 8/19/21, OPENING: 8/20/21, CLOSING: 8/28/21

Elegies was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19. All ticket holders from that time should have been called by a box office representative and received a full refund. If you were not contacted, please call 352-753-3229 to update your contact information and receive your performance refund. All patrons will need to purchase their tickets new for 2021's performances to Elegies. Thank you for your understanding.

2:00pm & 7:00pm - Check individual show dates for times

$15 Previews, $25 Performances

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jun 1, 2021

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra
2021-2022 Season

September 5th, 2021 - May 16th, 2022

Based in Florida's friendliest hometown, "The Villages Philharmonic" is a professional Orchestra presenting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance since 2003.

On sale dates:

  • July 7, 2021 - Subscribers can renew their seats with no changes
  • July 21, 2021 - Subscribers can renew their season subscriptions with changes
  • August 4, 2021 - New subscriptions on sale
  • Individual tickets will go on sale approximately two months before each concert. This allows VPO Management to meet with the venue and see if any changes from the outside world affect the seating chart or capacity of the next concert. On sale dates are listed below for each individual concert.
    • If you want four or more performances, you can be a subscriber and get 5% off your total purchase. If you just want individual tickets, please wait until the on-sale date for the specific concert you wish to attend.

3:00pm & 7:00pm

All Tickets $59.99

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jul 21, 2021

Broadbend, Arkansas
Act 1 (Just One Q) book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, with music by Ted Shen Act 2 (Ruby) book and lyrics by Harrison David Rivers, with music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen

September 28th - October 30th, 2021

How can I protect them from the whole damn world? This beautiful jazz-infused two-person musical reveals a short insightful history of a family whose stories parallel our current social issues. Benny is a Black orderly at a white nursing home in 1961 raising his twin daughters alone. He befriends his boss Julynne as they bond over missing scrabble tiles and plucking chin hairs. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Benny joins the Freedom Riders in the Deep South.Twenty-seven years later, his daughter Ruby is living through similar racial injustice while struggling to understand an incident of police brutality against her 15-year-old son. This exquisite and stunning musical spans three decades and three generations. In Broadbend, Arkansas, Benny and Ruby ask us to contemplate the cycles of violence in this country, and how we will find hope and create change against the backdrop of systemic racism.

2:00pm & 7:00pm

$20 Previews, $40 Performances

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jun 29, 2021

The Cake
by Bekah Brunstetter

November 22nd - December 18th, 2021

Is it ok to stray from the recipe? Jen and Macy are getting married! Macy comes from a Black progressive liberal New England family, while Jen's upbringing is from the white conservative south. When Jen returns home to get married locally she wants to hire her mother's charming best friend and Great American Bake-Off competitor, Della, to make her wedding cake. As a Christian woman, Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to God and her blue-collar husband, Tim. For the first time in her life Della has to think for herself. Her indecision about making a wedding cake for two women leaves Della and Jen at a crossroads covered and smothered in a mess of icing. This funny heartfelt play written by Bekah Brunstetter shows us how we all change when those we love bring us new perspectives.

2:00pm & 7:00pm

$15 Previews, $35 Performances

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jun 29, 2021

Urinetown, The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

January 25th - February 26th, 2022

It's a privilege to pee. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of capitalism, populism, corporate mismanagement, and musical theatre itself. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. So when nature calls the citizens must pay to use the amenities. These public potties are regulated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent megacorporation that profits off of humanity's most basic needs. A hero emerges from the oppressed masses and decides that he's had enough. Our hero plans a revolution, restores Hope, and leads them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown's wickedly modern wit sustains its ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

2:00pm & 7:00pm

$20 Previews, $40 Performances

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jun 29, 2021

No. 6
by T.J. Young

March 29th - April 30th, 2022

Can we weather the unknown together? In 2001, the death of an unarmed Black man by the police has put the city of Cincinnati on edge. This incident has incited a five-day riot setting the citizens against the police force. During these violent protests, twins Felicia and Felix hunker down with their mother in their apartment. In lockdown, Felicia fine-tunes her natural history thesis while Felix, protective of his mother and sister, takes care of the family's needs. Returning from a risky grocery run, Felix brings home more than just dinner; he drags an unconscious white man into his family's apartment. The family attempts to find out who this man is and why Felix brought him home, while the riots grow and move closer. As we learn more about the strange man, this play asks us to confront the changes we all must make in order to avoid Felicia's hypothesis of extinction event No. 6.

2:00pm & 7:00pm

$15 Previews, $35 Performances

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  • On Sale 8:30AM
    Jun 29, 2021

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