Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair

One of Hippodrome Theatre’s most popular productions is returning with a festive twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout. This ‘whodunit’ is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, murder, and mistletoe!

November 25-December 22

Adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens

Snowflakes and sleigh rides might not be a Gainesville tradition, but the Hippodrome’s Christmas Carol sure is. Become a part of the tradition as we celebrate Scrooge’s redemption through, dancing, laughter, and heartfelt songs.

November 26-December 23

by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Alberto Bonilla

A big, brash, outrageous, brilliantly written, astonishingly realized, altogether electric play about smashing stereotypes and wrestling with the American Dream.

January 27-February 12; Previews January 25-26

The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to present our 2022-23
Season, LIVE on the Mainstage. A fireman questions his role in a dystopian society, family competition turns election night into a comedy of errors, wrestlers dazzle in a theatrical smackdown, neighbors squabble over butterflies and a chain-linked fence, a woman reaches for the stars in a turn of the century men’s world, and the Murder For Two boys return by popular demand – this time with a holiday twist!  These are just some of the characters you will meet in the 50th season at the Hippodrome Theatre, BEYOND LIMITS.

Experience professional theatre, created right here in Gainesville.

Subscriptions and Flex Passes are the easiest and most economical way to experience our 50th Season of compelling theatrical storytelling!

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