HIPPODROME THEATRE
                 25 SE 2ND PLACE GAINESVILLE FL 32601

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2014-15 Season

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Since 1973

the Hippodrome Theatre has been North Florida’s most celebrated professional producing arts organization.

2014/15 SEASON

Your 42nd season is filled with laughter, wonder, mystery, music, and a freshness that represents the Hippodrome as a whole. You’ve got Tony award-winners, a co-production with UF’s School of Theatre and Dance, a Florida premiere, a World Premiere, and even a new holiday musical included in the upcoming season for the very first time in Hipp history! What could be better?





Clybourne Park



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September 3 - September 28

by Bruce Norris
Directed by: Ralf Remshardt

Awards: Tony Award -Best Play, Pulitzer Prize -Drama, Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Play

"Hilariously funny! A master class in comic writing and playing." —New Yorker

"FEROCIOUSLY SMART! A vital, superlative production of the sharp-witted, sharp-toothed Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy." —New York Times

The Hippodrome partners with the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance on this landmark co-production. Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny, entertainingly provocative, and fiercely intelligent play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each, and won nearly every honor the theatre has to offer, including the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Broadway’s hottest ticket will have all of Gainesville talking!



Slasher



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October 15 - November 9

by Allison Moore

"An insider’s view of the horror-movie genre...It’s a job well done!" —San Francisco Examiner

A Florida Premiere! This uproarious comedy will have you screaming with laughter and surprise! Alfred Hitchcock started the slasher genre with the classic film Psycho in 1960, and since then hundreds of horror films have sent thrills down our spines each Halloween, including Friday the 13th, A Nightmare of Elm Street, and Scream. The Hipp is well known for staging the area’s best Halloween-themed productions, and this Halloween comedy takes you behind-the-scenes of a Hollywood slasher movie.



Winter Wonderettes



November 28 - December 21

created by Roger Bean

"The perfect Christmas revue! Crackles with energy and joy!" —LA Weekly

The holidays are meant for music and singing, and this year the Hipp has brought back The Marvelous Wonderettes for a toe-tapping, heartwarming holiday celebration! Featuring beloved holiday classics including “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” this production will be, of course, marvelous! An energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.



A Christmas Carol



November 29 - December 20

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Enjoy a new adaptation of this holiday classic! Infused with popular Christmas carols and a subtle twist of contemporary humor, the famous Ebenezer Scrooge is once again alive with holiday spirit.



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike



January 7 - February 1

by Christopher Durang

Awards: Best Play -Tony Award, Outstanding New Broadway Play -Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Play -Drama Desk Award, Best Play -New York Drama Critics' Circle Award

"Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny." —NY Times

"You’ve only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." —Huffington Post

Regret and sibling rivalry fan the flames of laughter in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up from Tony and Obie Award winning playwright Christopher Durang. Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit by their Hollywood star sibling Masha and her twenty something boy toy Spike. Will Vanya and Sonia ever find happiness? Will Masha sell the Bucks County farmhouse out from under them? And will Spike ever put his pants on?



Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play



February 18 - March 15

by Anne Washburn

"The play is both scary and sweet, funny but dead serious, unique and wonderfully theatrical." —Time Magazine

"Anne Washburn’s hypnotic, sly and fiendishly insinuating Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play...does the improbable: It makes the end of civilization seem like the perfect time to create glowing objects of wonder and beauty." —Time Out New York

The theatrical event of the season! In this dark comedy set 100 years in the future, a new civilization uses current pop culture references including TVs longest-running hit show THE SIMPSONS, to frame its present. Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play explores what will endure when the apocalypse arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding.



The Two Musketeers



April 8 - May 3

by Jon Jory

A World Premiere! When a small acting company eliminates one Musketeer from their production of The Three Musketeers due to budget constraints, the rest of the cast must sally forth bravely with only two. The classic tale of d’Artagnan and his sword-fighting friends is presented with hilarity, romance, wit, and derring-do to spare. This high-comedy adaptation is a witty send-up of Alexandre Dumas’ beloved adventure.



A Summer Musical



May 27 - June 21


We’re saving the best for last with our toe-tapping musical! Stay tuned for the big announcement!