If you have a subscription to our 2019-2020 season, you should have been contacted by our Box Office about your tickets from our cancelled performances (Native Gardens and Rock of Ages). The value of these tickets should have been placed on a gift card or refunded to you. You may use credit from that gift card to buy tickets for Souvenir instead.

If you have not been contacted in regards to your tickets to a cancelled performance, please email or call (352) 375-4477

The Hippodrome Theatre is excited to launch it’s very first virtual production, Souvenir by Stephen Temperley, which will be pre-recorded and offered completely online July 21 through 26!

Souvenir is a side-splitting celebration of the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the real-life singer whose voice made her a legend— for her complete lack of pitch and rhythm.  

“Life holds up a funhouse mirror to art in ‘Souvenir’, Stephen Temperley’s wildly funny and surprisingly touching portrait of real-life musical laughingstock Florence Foster Jenkins… a memorable illustration of the real limits of self-perception.”

Time Out NY

The Hippodrome had originally planned to stage Rock of Ages this summer but had to cancel the production due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of negotiation with the Actor’s Equity Association, the Hippodrome is currently one of the first regional theatres to be granted this unique contract that allows online viewings of brand new performances.

Souvenir will star Hippodrome Company Members Kelly Atkins as Florence Foster Jenkins and Malcolm Gets  as her accompanist, Cosme McMoon.  

Miss seeing people at the theater? Join us for our Opening Night Party ONLINE! Come and have conversations with the actors, designers, director, and each other before we all get to watch the production together. The Virtual Lobby will open at 6:30 p.m. on July 21 and the performance will start at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Meet The Cast

Florence Foster Jenkins….. Kelly Atkins
Cosme McMoon….. Malcom Gets