The Bay Street Players in Eustis open the musical “The Legend of Georgia McBride” on Friday. The story is about an Elvis impersonator whose career is on the rocks in a dilapidated Florida bar. He finds prosperity and learns a lot about life by shifting gears and appearing on stage as Miss Georgia McBride.
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Two tribute acts are in local theaters this weekend with a McGraw tribute on Friday at the Living Drama Theater in Eustis and a Kiss Alive tribute at the Mount Dora Community Building on Saturday.
Take a look at performances for the first week of November in the Upcoming Attractions section.
“The Legend of Georgia McBride”
The Bay Street Players open Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez’s musical “The Legend of Georgia McBride” on Friday at the State Theater in Eustis. The show runs until November 14.
Salvation from the play’s beleaguered Elvis impersonator hero Casey, played by Simon Atkinson, turns out to be a piece of equipment already in his proverbial toolbox – glitter, makeup, and a highly developed skill in lip-syncing, as well as ‘a nice hip pivot. But Elvis’ appeal seems to be fading quickly in the run down Florida bar where Casey worked. When his gig is replaced by a drag show, Casey changes gears to pay the bills, and in doing so, a kind of star is born.
This production is directed by State Theater Resident Artistic Director Carlos Francisco Asse and includes additional performances by Mitch Bozeman, Jordie Harris, Olivia Hern, Andrei Pemberton and Roy Ster Seven.
Tickets range from $ 11 to $ 25 on eustisstatetheatre.org.
Tribute to McGraw
Welcome to Fabulous Vegas McGraw Tribute is Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Living Drama Theater in Eustis.
For tickets and details, visit livingdramatheatre.com.
Tribute to Kiss Alive
In a recreation of the band Kiss at their heyday in the 1970s, featuring period instruments, period costumes, choreography and music, the show pays homage to the super group at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Community Building .
Tickets are $ 25 to $ 30 on mountdoralive.com.
“An enchanted evening”
The Sonnentag Theater at the IceHouse presents songs by Rogers and Hammerstein in “Some Enchanted Evening” on stage from November 12 to December 12. 12.
The show is a celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals performed by five amazing singers. This glorious success parade features favorite show tunes from “Oklahoma!” “,” South Pacific “,” The King and Me “,” Flower Drum Song “,” Carousel “,” Cinderella “,” The Sound of Music “and more. Enjoy a holiday treat for the whole family.
The theater is returning to 100% capacity and face masks are required for everyone regardless of vaccination or antibody status in the building. Face shields are not adequate and should be worn with a cloth or paper mask.
Details and tickets on icehousetheater.com.
Live drama theater
Linda Davis, Grammy Award winner and Nashville recording artist, will perform live with special guests Katie O, Dallas Tyler, Eli Rogers and Khloe Grace at the Living Drama Theater in Eustis at 7 p.m. on November 5. Tickets cost $ 25 for adults and $ 20 for the military. , first responders, elders and students.
Ron Seggi and his 15-piece group will perform a musical tribute at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand at 7:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Living Drama Theater. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 17 for seniors, students, veterans, military, and first responders.
Details and tickets for both shows on livingdramatheatre.com.
Prepare to laugh and cry at Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy show at 8 p.m. on November 5 at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. Over 20 wacky characters come to life thanks to Solomon’s talent with hilarious accents, dialects and storytelling in this quirky one-man show.
Tickets are $ 20 to $ 35 on clermontperformingarts.com.
Mercury – The Story of Queen’s Front Man
Relive the hit songs that made Freddie Mercury famous and get to know the legend through his lyrics and life stories at 7:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Mount Dora Community Building. More than just a concert, this show tells the story of a man who taught a generation to rock.
Tickets are $ 30 to $ 35 on mountdoralive.com.