Season 2024/2025

The Hippodrome Theatre proudly presents its

52nd Season - IGNITE

Igniting the night with stories – that is the Hippodrome’s 52nd Season.  We are proud to bring to our community a season full of passion, joy, curiosity, challenge, and change. 

We will challenge the status quo in the perfectly balanced sitcom-esq Perfect Arrangement, and take a deep and passionate dive into the document that founded our nation in What The Constitution Means To Me.  We will look for joy through the little things in our lives in Every Brilliant Thing, and two-step the night away with those fabulous gals from the Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular.  No holiday would be complete without our traditional journey with Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and we will explore art, mayhem, and tricky family dynamics in the  brand-new comedy out of Miami, Laughs in Spanish.  In the spring, straight from New York and in one of the most produced shows in regional theater this year, we will find our passion with the characters in Clyde’s as they search for the perfect sandwich in this raucous and startling comedy. And as always, we will reveal our Summer Musical later in the season, one that will be sure to take you on a joyous ride.

Perfect Arrangement

by Topher Payne

August 30-September 22; Previews August 28-29

“Perfect Arrangement” seamlessly merges sitcom laughs with stirring drama to tell the story of two closeted State Department employees struggling to not blow their cover during the Red Scare. Laugh until you cry in this comedy inspired by true stories of the early American gay rights movement.

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

October 11-October 27; Preview October 10

Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? A million? Beginning with  “Ice cream” and “Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose”, a boy’s handwritten list to cheer up his despondent mom takes audiences on a transcendent and tender coming-of-age journey that reminds us to pay attention to life’s smallest joys—and to each other.

What the Constitution Means to Me

by Heidi Schreck

October 11-October 27; Preview October 9

 A Pulitzer Prize finalist and nominated for 2 Tony Awards, this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human love letter to the Constitution breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans.

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

by Ted Swindley

November 29-December 23

Get ready to twirl your tinsel, because “The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular” is here to lasso your heartstrings with a boot-scootin’, yuletide extravaganza! Our three country gals are joined by their new pal, a psychic, gospel soul sister to spread some holiday cheer. So grab your candy canes and get ready to two-step with these sassy ladies right into the holiday spirit.

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens

November 30 - December 23

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

Laughs in Spanish

by Alexis Scheer

January 24-February 16; Previews January 22-23

As Art Basel looms, Mariana finds herself in a sticky situation: her gallery is a crime scene! But fear not, because her quirky support crew is brewing up a plan to save the day. This uproarious blend of who-done-it and telenovela guarantees non-stop laughter in this vibrant, stylish new comedy.


by Lynn Nottage

March 28-April 20; Previews March 26-27

Step into the heart of Clyde’s, where a truck stop sandwich shop becomes the stage for redemption and resilience. Led by an enigmatic chef who believes in the transformative power of the perfect sandwich, this Tony Award®-nominated masterpiece serves up a hilarious and poignant reminder that sometimes heroes emerge from the most unexpected places.

Summer Musical TBA

May 30-July 6; Previews May 28-29

Whether it’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Avenue Q, or Million Dollar Quartet, our famous musicals are the most entertaining thing you can do in Gainesville every summer, and 2024 will be no exception. Stay tuned for our exciting title announcement coming soon.

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