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“The Best Theater in Orlando (and there are some great ones)”

Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Ranked #84 of 421 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Orlando Shakespeare Theater produces classic, contemporary, and children's plays providing innovative experiences that enrich our community.
Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Best Theater in Orlando (and there are some great ones)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Not just Shakespeare but a great variety of highly professional performances. The Shakespeare is as great as anywhere and the effort to present unusual and new plays is greatly appreciated.

Visited May 2012
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Groveland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always wowed by the shows.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We've attended a number of productions at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. I'm always amazed by what they can do with very simple backdrops. The costumes are always so sumptuous. We've seen everything from "MacBeth" to "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" and each production has been a delight. It's a three-sided theatre, so there isn't a bad seat in the house. We've given standing ovations for all productions.

Visited March 2012
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Fullerton, California
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“TERRIFIC THEATRE AT ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Central Florida only has one visionary company of international note committed to the Bard —but it is a beauty. Working in partnership with the University of Central Florida, Orlando Shakespeare has transitioned over 23 years from a playful band shelter on the bank of the city’s Lake Eola to the lovely Lowndes Shakespeare Center at Loch Haven Park.

Helmed by OST Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, the plays are passionate, clever, and, at times, laugh out loud funny. Who knew? Why one of America’s premiere LORT theatres hasn’t grabbed hold of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger is beyond me. Well into his 2nd decade in Orlando, Helsinger has created one of the most successful theatre operations in America, added a new play component (always a favorite of theatres seeking to bolster their national profile), and built an institution and community partnership that rivals the best of the USA’s nonprofit theatres. For now, one of the best kept secrets in regional theatre.

Visited March 2012
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General Santos, Philippines
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“Upcoming 2012 at Orlando Shakespeare Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

The theater is a center for literary feast and theatrical freedom. Compounded with a feel good ambiance and a stellar cast, you would really be leaving the theater with catharsis. For more information about the theater and for the upcoming shows, please do click here: http://www.discountvacationrentalsonline.com/2012/01/orlando-shakespeare-theater/

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Brilliant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2011

Recently saw the latest interpretation of A Midsummer Nights Dream at the OST. Amazing. This is a great venue to see some great works...and I think this is playing until March so get your tickets now!

Visited February 2011
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