Orlando Shakes Invades Lake Eola Park with a Campy Musical Comedy

In all the years we’ve resided in the Central Florida area it’s hard to believe we’ve never been to a live event at the beautiful amphitheater that calls home at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Perhaps now might be the chance! For their second in-person, socially distanced production at Lake Eola Park, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF is taking over Orlando with the hilarious award-winning, musical send-up of sci-fi 50’s movies, Little Shop of Horrors (May 5 – 23, 2021).

“In an outdoor performance at Lake Eola Park, this campy Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical stars a lonely florist and his man-eating plant.”

While we’re not necessarily the biggest fans of this Broadway and Hollywood smash musical (we sorta think of it along the same lines as
The Rocky Horror Picture Show; perhaps a very acquired taste) has unarguably captured the hearts of theater goers for over 30 years with it’s campy telling of a carnivorous plant from outer-space named Audrey II. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.”

“Like Faust on fertilizer, Audrey II is starving to share her story with the citizens of Orlando,” Director Steve MacKinnon said. “Our mean green mother of a musical is going to be a wild, reimagining of the cult classic, as our man-eating plant takes over The City Beautiful.”

Dance, music, and laughter will invade Orlando with this extra(terrestrial)  musical. The vibrant, all-local cast features Ricky Cona as Seymour Krelborn, Lillie Thomas as Audrey, and a talented supporrting cast.


Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available for purchase starting at $27 by phone 407.447.1700 ext. 1 or online at orlandoshakes.org. (Note: These are not affiliate links and we do not receive any sort of compensation resulting from them.)

All events produced by Orlando Shakes attempt to follow health and safety guidelines and policies set by local and national government officials. Safety protocols include social distancing, face coverings, and temperature checks. The most up-to-date safety information for all of Orlando Shakes’ in-person offerings can be found at: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/visit-us/frequently-asked-questions/safety/.

Location deets:
Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL . 32801

(Walt Disney Amphitheater courtesy of the City of Orlando.)

What do you think? Will you venture out to experience this night of theater under the stars?


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