Garden Theatre announces 2023-24 season

The theater will continue in partnership with Victory Productions for four shows in the upcoming “Broadway on Plant Series.”

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The Garden Theatre has announced its 2023-24 season lineup. 

The theater will continue in partnership with Victory Productions for four shows in the upcoming “Broadway on Plant Series.”

This season's selection includes a world premiere holiday musical, the United States premiere of a musical featuring the much-loved songbook of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame duo "Air Supply" and a season opener starring beloved actor John O’Hurley.

The season will run from September 2023 through May 2024.

“Victory Productions is elated to usher in our second season with the Garden Theatre team," Fernando Varela, founder of Victory Productions and executive producer of "Dreamgirls," said in a press release. "Our upcoming show lineup promises to entertain, provoke thought and inspire. We are committed to leveraging our global network in the entertainment industry to attract world-class talent. This collaborative approach with our robust local talent elevates the quality of our productions and fosters networking opportunities and upward mobility while continuing to pay everyone involved a living wage."

The Broadway on Plant Series will kick off with "Every Brilliant Thing," starring Hurley, known for his portrayal of J. Peterman in “Seinfeld,” a first-year finalist on “Dancing with the Stars” and former host of “Family Feud."

The series will also include "Moonshine & Mistletoe," "Sweet Dreams: The Air Supply Musical" and "Always...Patsy Cline."

“As we move forward, we will continue to focus on creating dynamic theater experiences that speak to the heart of the community," Varela said. "We are here not just to put on a show but to create stories that resonate and experiences that leave a lasting impression. Welcome to the next chapter of Victory Productions at Garden Theatre - the best is yet to come."

In addition to the four full-length theatrical presentations, the season will feature weekend events such as concerts, dance events and comedy shows. The theater's "Encore" fundraising celebration also will return.

Garden Theatre said some of the events will be announced in the coming months.

“The 2023-2024 season will invite our audiences and the arts community to experience and explore a 'Season of Sharing and Song,' as we weave stories and music in a continuous movement through all the program offerings next season,” Keith Davenport, Garden Theatre’s Chief Organizational Officer, said. “In addition to the poignant and inspirational productions, audiences can expect an incredible array of concerts and other artistic programming that further advances the evolution, growth and story of our expansive grouping of Central Florida’s communities with a new initiative to directly partner with other Central Florida performing arts organizations.”

Additionally, the theater's current showing of "Dreamgirls" has been extended through Aug. 13, as a result of "immense demand and consistently sold out shows," according to Garden Theatre.

"Dreamgirls" is the third show in 2023 to be produced with Victory Productions, following "Rock of Ages" and "Something Rotten!"

"We are deeply grateful and thrilled by the overwhelming response to our production of 'Dreamgirls' at Garden Theatre,” Varela said. “This success underscores the hunger for live theater in Winter Garden and beyond, reflecting our cast and crew's hard work and talent."

The Garden Theatre is located at 160 W. Plant St. in historic downtown Winter Garden.

For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at (407) 877-GRDN (4736), or click here.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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