Hot Tickets: Performing Arts

BY November 1, 2022
(Courtesy Artis—Naples)

The Sacred Sisterhood: Steel Magnolias

Nov. 12-Dec. 4 at Gulfshore Playhouse

If you loved watching Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Julia Roberts in the 1989 flick, you’ll want to see this rendition on stage, directed by the playhouse’s CEO and producing artistic director, Kristen Coury. In the show, an ensemble of female forces join forces to use their friendship—and their salon—to navigate the tragedies of life.


The Love Story: Romeo et Juliette

Dec. 4-5 at Artis—Naples

Opera Naples performs the great, albeit tragic, love story. This performance, a pairing between the troupe and the Naples Philharmonic, tells the Shakespearean story in a five-act performance filled with intimate duets. Don’t miss this triumphant display of passion, betrayal, love and loss in Hayes Hall.


The Mythical Musical: Hadestown

Dec. 27 – Jan.1 at Artis—Naples 

This eight-time Tony- and Grammy Award-winning musical journeys through two, ill-fated love stories: Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and Persephone. Expect musical scores infused with elements of folk, jazz and blues from the Broadway tour in Hayes Hall.


The Cult Classic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Feb. 10-Mar. 11 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

A Tony Award-winning show for Best Musical and Olivier Award-winner for Best New Musical, this gritty piece brings gothic London to life with music from legendary lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim. Follow the demon barber as he sets up shop above a little pie place, using his skills to create a dish that’s (literally) to die for. Teens can attend a free performance and get a meet-and-greet with the cast on Feb. 11.


The Family Show: The Sound of Music

Mar. 1-Apr. 2 at The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theater

Welcome spring with this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration, which follows the von Trapp family as they “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and fight against the Nazis for a better and brighter future in this multi-award-winning musical at Blackburn Hall. 


The Ode: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Mar. 24-Apr. 16 at the Florida Repertory Theatre

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the rockabilly artist is honored in this inspired production, directed by Jason Parrish in his 18th season with the company. Hits like “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line”  from the 13-time Grammy Award-winning star shine.

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