Orlando Rep Holiday Celebration

ORLANDO — Is everybody ready for the holiday season? Here’s some good news: the Orlando Repertory Theatre is already geared up for it.

The 8th Annual Holiday Celebration at the Orlando REP is on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. The fun also serves as an introduction to the REP’s new holiday production, True North: A Magical New Holiday Musical.

What Happens at the 8th Annual Holiday Celebration?

Orlando REP is calling this event “a tradition to be enjoyed by every generation of your family,” on their website, and there will be 90 minutes of fun before the 3 p.m. curtain rises for the performance of True North: A Magical New Holiday Musical.

Prior to that show starting, guests will be able to:

  • Decorate cookies
  • Enjoy festive snacks and treats
  • Capture memories in a 360 photo
  • and take photos with Santa.

“We can’t wait to see you there, and create memories your family will cherish for years to come,” the REP noted.

What is the Musical True North?

True North at Orlando REP

True North opens on Monday, Nov. 14 and will run through Dec. 22, and this Broadway-bound play will be making its theater debut here in the City Beautiful.

“Be a part of something very special at Orlando REP this holiday season as we produce a show that is setting its sights on a Broadway engagement,” the REP noted. “Orlando audiences will be the first to see this magical new holiday musical!”

The story follows one family’s unique journey during the holiday season.

As the REP described it: “Step inside the world of a family who finds the holidays joyful—and challenging. Faced with the uncertainty of their father’s deployment, young Ben and his big sister’s already turbulent lives are shaken again. With a wish, a letter, and some unique seasonal help, the Patterson family discovers what just an ounce of belief can do. True North is a magical and insightful story about being authentic, accepting change, and holding an unwavering hope in the magic of Christmas.”

The Orlando REP is at 1001 E. Princeton St. in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park. Call 407-896-7365 for tickets for more information.

Michael Freeman is an Orlando journalist, playwright, and author of the book A Christmas Eve Story. Contact him at Freelineorlando@gmail.com.

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