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.”

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.  

Important Ticket Information

Tickets are valid only for the date of the performance purchased.
The show will be available to watch all day for the date you purchase.
Ticket sales will be cut off at 11 a.m. the day of the show. 
If you would like a ticket the day of please call the Box Office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (352) 375-4477.
The box office will send you the Vimeo link, password, and the instructions below at 11am the day of the performance. 
To guarantee you are sent the link and password, please purchase your ticket before the day of the show.
How To View Souvenir:
On Your Computer:
-Click the Vimeo link in the second confirmation email (sent 11 a.m. the day of the show you have tickets for)
-Enter the password to access the video and press play
-If you would like to see the show on your TV simply connect your computer to your TV using an HDMI cable
On Your TV (using SmartTV/AppleTV/Roku/FireStick/etc.):
-Create a Vimeo account on your computer or phone web browser and log in
-Click the link in the second confirmation email (sent 11am the day of the show you have tickets for) and enter the password to access the video
-Press the clock icon in the upper right corner of the video to save it to the “Watch Later” playlist on your Vimeo account
-On your TV download the Vimeo app and log in
-Go to your “Watch Later” playlist and select the video for Souvenir (if you don’t see it immediately try again by reopening Vimeo on your TV and making sure you’re logged in)
-Press play and enjoy the show!

Meet The Cast

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