Osceola Arts will celebrate its 62nd theater season by opening its doors for the 2022-2023 theater season later this month. From Friday, September 16 through Sunday, October 2, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will be live on the main stage at Osceola Arts.
Directed by Christopher Robinson, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is a horror parody musical based on the 1974 film of the same name and also written by Brooks. Follow Frederick Frankenstein as he hopes to carry on his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With the help of his servant Igor and his assistant Inga, Dr. Frankenstein must decide whether to stay in Transylvania or flee the town that hates the name Frankenstein. This musical features a cast of talented men and women who are thrilled to bring this production to life on stage.
Tickets start at just $28, with senior, student, and group rates available. The showtimes for Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Osceola Arts will present a performance interpreted in American Sign Language on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. This production is rated PG-13 and contains mature language, humor and action.
Osceola Arts is pleased to also offer three new visual arts exhibits. Opened September 17, Art Without Borders: Celebrating Hispanic Arts and Culture proudly showcases the works of many local artists. Now in its 14th year, this exhibit embraces pride in heritage, culture and community, honoring the rich diversity of Hispanic/Latin artists who live and create art in Florida. This exhibition-competition will be on display until November 6 in the main galleries. The Ties That Bind, an exhibition of woodcuts, etchings and paintings created by Alberto Gomez will be on view in the Community Gallery through November 6. Additionally, the Studio Gallery hosts The Art of Collecting: The Mateo Blanco Collection, an exhibition that features works created by Colombian artist Enrique Grau. It will be on display until November 4. A free artists’ reception will be held for all three exhibitions on Saturday, September 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information and to purchase show tickets, visit OsceolaArts.org or call 407-846-6257.
Osceola Arts’ mission is to promote, cultivate and foster interest and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a nonprofit organization, is located at 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Florida 34744. For more information, visit OsceolaArts.org.