Quick Hits 04.23.15

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Foundation Academy presents “Once Upon a Mattress” — 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, at the South Campus, 15304 Tilden Road, Winter Garden. If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” you may be in for a big surprise! Did you know Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it wasn’t the pea at all that gave the princess a sleepless night? Complete with wonderful songs and a rollicking spin on the familiar classic fairy tale, “Once Upon a Mattress” gives the audience the tale of royal courtship with some side-splitting shenanigans in a wild and comedic farce. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.  For more, visit foundationacademy.net.

FRIDAY, April 24

Between the Brushes — Adult class will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 24, and the children’s class will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Cost is $35 for either session. Reservations required, (407) 909-1869.


Apopka Art and Foliage Festival — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave., Apopka. A variety of artists and crafters will be featured, presenting works in mediums such as painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, ornamental pottery, sculpture, glassware, gem jewelry and more. Admission is free to the public. Parking is $5 to benefit Boy Scout Troops of America. For more information, visit apopkaartandfoliagefestival.com.


The Ancient Art of Papermaking — 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Tibet-Butler Preserve and Vera Carter Environmental Center, 8777 C.R. 535, Orlando. Ages 7 and older are welcome. This is a two-hour class. The cost is $4 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to make a reservation, call (407) 876-6696.


Garden Theatre presents “Peter Pan” — 8 .m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 1 to 31, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.You know the story, but you’ve never experienced it in this way. Be whisked away with Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John in the timeless Broadway musical that now combines live action with digital immersive theater. Thanks to the magical talents of the Garden Theatre’s digital partners, you can follow James M. Barrie’s characters out the nursery window on a trail of pixie dust to Neverland. This is unique, revolutionary theatre, right here in Winter Garden’s intimate, 299-seat venue. Let go of what you’ve previously known and come fly with us! Tickets are $29 ($25 students/seniors) and $12 for ages 12 and younger on Saturday matinees. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit gardentheatre.org.


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