“The season is created to explore a wide diversity of characters as they journey through the vicissitudes of life,” said Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell. “The Hipp’s 46th season will thrust you to the edge of your seat, as you witness the ups-and-downs of human exploration.”
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“We are the Wolves.”
The Hipp partners with the UF School of Theatre + Dance to bring the acclaimed new play The Wolves to the stage. Game on! Ferociously funny, The Wolves is an unflinching depiction of a suburban girls soccer team, and a riveting slice-of-life portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls.
A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play, and winner of the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting, The Wolves was named one of the year’s best plays by The New York Times.
“A firecracker of a play, spilling over with humor, insight and searing pathos.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
CRITIC’S PICK! “Thrilling! THE WOLVES keeps you on the edge of your seat.” – The New York Times.
“I live on blood. But I am not… that… can I come in?”
Oskar, a lonely boy living with his mother on the edge of town, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, never goes to school and rarely leaves home. These two youngsters, sensing in each other kindred spirits, become devoted friends. But when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood, a shocking truth tests their young friendship-and love-beyond all imaginable limits.
“What’s the deal with fruitcake?”
A hilarious, madcap romp for the holiday season! Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung.
If you loved A Tuna Christmas or the Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) you will be laughing in the aisles for Every Christmas Story Ever Told!
“Wackiest, tackiest, and happiest holiday event(s)!” – USA Today.
The perfect way to spend time with your loved ones at the holidays. A lively look at a classic tale, enjoy “A Christmas Carol” with your sweetheart, your children or your parents and share in this holiday tradition at the only place in Florida where it is guaranteed to snow each winter season!
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“I’ll tell you what. I’m not the same person who walked through that door.”
Fresh from its Tony-winning Broadway run, the explosive yet funny sequel to Ibsen’s famed drama comes to the Hippodrome. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora slammed the door on everything in her life. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
“[A] smart, funny and utterly engrossing play” – The New York Times. “[A Doll’s House, Part 2 ] delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, inequality and human rights” – Hollywood Reporter. “Keeps you hanging on each turn of argument and twist of knife. It’s dynamite.” – Time Out New York.
“But isn’t knowing the truth better? Instead of basing our lives on some kind of — a miracle?”
Hippodrome audiences fell in love with Tom Dudzick’s infectiously hilarious and genuinely heart-warming plays Over the Tavern and King o’ the Moon. Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the Nowak family, living in the East Side of Buffalo, New York, where Clara, the family matriarch, happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house. The Nowak family’s faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel, and the results are heartfelt and hilarious.
“Best comedy of the year! A great hook that will keep generations laughing. You have to see it to believe it.” – Examiner.com.
“Sex with Strangers” is a smart and sexy exploration of the conflict between the life you live online and the life you try to live in the real world.
The Hollywood Reporter says, “Sexually and intellectually provocative…A hell of a lot of fun!”
The New York Times says, “A twisty and timely two character drama about lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era.”
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire! Four legends, one night and a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll! Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley have one of the greatest jam sessions of all time in the TONY AWARD WINNING musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” opening at the Hippodrome Theatre Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Inspired by a true event, these four iconic musicians play their hearts out live on stage as they weave a tale filled with broken promises, deception, betrayal and passion.
Featuring legendary tunes like BLUE SUEDE SHOES, I WALK THE LINE, HOUND DOG, and GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.
“It gives us a chance to enjoy some bone-shaking, soul-stirring, good-time classics with a surprising amount of grit and soul.” – Chicago Tribune
“…a straight-up portrait of an extraordinary jam session.” – Washington Post