Need to get into the spirit of Independence Day? Two more weekends left for the musical “1776” by the Moonlight Players as it continues in Clermont this weekend.
Live country music takes center stage at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale with the Confederate Railroad Friday and Judge Talford Band Saturday.
And, the Moonlight Players Theatre has announced its Musical Theatre Summer Camp Intensive July 20 to Aug. 4 for kids grades 4 through 12. Take advantage of the early registration discount.
Here’s what’s coming up on stage.
The Moonlight Players in Clermont presents “1776” on stage until June 24. The play, a Tony Award winner for Best Musical, follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Charlotte Jardine.
Tickets and details: moonlightplayers.com.
Orange Blossom Opry
The Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale has two shows this weekend. The Confederate Railroad performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. With their high-energy combination of honky-tonk rockers, sensitive ballads, and offbeat humor, they have created an identity that has brought them chart success, multi-platinum sales and continued popularity as a road band. Tickets are $30 to $36.
Take an acoustic journey through time with the Judge Talford Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $22 to $28. Details: obopry.com.
The Bay Street Players’ rendition of Monty Python’s musical parody “Spamalot” is June 29 to July 15. Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd knights who say “ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. Details: baystreetplayers.org.
The Icehouse Players in Mount Dora present “Sweet Charity” July 13 to Aug. 5. It’s 1966. Will dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine find true love at last with a shy accountant named Oscar? Songs include “Big Spender,” “If They Could See Me Now,” and “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This.”
Moonlight Summer Camp
The Moonlight Players have a Musical Theater Summer Camp for grades 4 though 12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. Skills practiced in the camp include acting, improv, vocal, dance techniques, ensemble work, confidence and stage presence. The final performance the last day of camp is a cabaret featuring some of the scenes and musical numbers learned over the week. Tuition: $30 before July 23, $40 after July 23. Extended day is available as early as 7:30 a.m. and until 3:30 p.m. for $35 per week. Students should bring water bottle, packed lunch and pencil. Registration: email@example.com.