$10 for Students and $28 for Adults for Plays
$15 for Students and $35 for Adults for Musicals
Groups of 10 people or more 10% off per person
TAKE FIVE by Michael Hennessey
A hilarious review of a man's life, through the eyes of his five ex-wives.
In the Heights
By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed By Carmen Crusard
16 Dates · Sep 9 - Oct 3
Winner of FOUR Tony Awards (incl. Best Musical), this high-energy musical follows the lives of the mostly Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, NYC.
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New Yorks Washington Heights neighborhood a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Its a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.
The first musical from 3-Time Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton and star of Mary Poppins Returns!
"...when this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge for a year or two.” - NY Times
The Realish Housewives of Fort Myers
16 Dates · Oct 21 - Nov 15
Co-created by renowned comedian Tim Sniffen, with Second City alum Kate James, our ridiculously entitled local housewives will have you rolling in the aisles with their antics.
“Come for the fake smiles, stay for the backstabbing.” - Twin Cities Arts Reader
Half-priced preview nights 10/21 & 10/22 Opens 10/23
24-Hour Playwriting Project 2020
Nov 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Playwrights will receive themes and instructions at 8pm on Friday night. They'll write all night long and then work with directors and actors to produce their plays for your enjoyment on Saturday night, starting at 8pm.
Part of your Season Pass!
A hugely-popular event, book your seats as soon as possible. Seating is very limited.
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY ** SWFL Premiere!**
By Philip Dawkins
13 Dates · Dec 2 - Dec 20
This is the story of the three Fail sisters – Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty – as they head toward the end of 1928...and each of their lives. Told with the use of whimsical music, this unexpected comedic fable will prove that the power of love can overcome all else.
“A wholly wonderful show that is profound, yet at the very same time whimsical beyond all imagining...the strangest yet most beautiful of waltzes.” - Chicago Sun-Times
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES By Jeff Goode
10 Dates · Nov 17 - Dec 22
"When a doe says no, it means no." We all know Santa's famous sleigh-pullers...but in this smart and scandalous holiday show, you'll see Comet, Dancer, Vixen, and all the other reindeer react to charges of sexual harassment levied against the man himself.
"THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES is a fun and laugh-out-loud alternative to the normal holiday offerings." - Behind the Curtain
By Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori
16 Dates · Jan 13, 2021 - Feb 6, 2021
After her father’s unexpected death, Alison chronicles the story of this brilliant but volatile man whose secrets sculpted her family life. Winner of FIVE Tony Awards, including Best Musical, based on Alison Bechdel’s autobiographic graphic novel, this musical weaves comedy and tragedy with exquisitely beautiful lyrics in what is sure to become a classic!
“...a deeply personal story...that will find echoes in many of our lives.” - Hollywood Reporter
Jan. 13 & 14 - Half-price previews Jan. 24 - community talkback immediately following the matinee performance.
BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE
By Jordan Tannahill
16 Dates · Feb 17, 2021 - Mar 13, 2021
Sandro Botticelli is the promiscuous life of the party! While painting his masterpiece The Birth of Venus, the plague rages outside and a conservative preacher is blaming the sodomites. Set in a 15th century that has skinny jeans and cell phones, will the famous artist sacrifice his painting or his young apprentice, Leonardo da Vinci?
“...a celebratory mix of the sacred and profane that is sure to please.” – MD Theatre Guide
This show features adult language, nudity, and mature themes. No one under 18 will be admitted.
Feb. 17 & 18 - Half-price preview nights Feb. 28th - community talkback after the matinee performance
THE COLOR PURPLE
By Marsha Norman, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
15 Dates · Mar 24, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this is the tale of African-American women finding their independence in the first half of the 20th century.
With powerful songs, audiences will join their journey of heart-touching deliverance.
“...a spiritually transcendent theatricalization of the tale that had me silently shouting 'hallelujah' and 'amen'.” - L.A. Times
March 24 & 25 - Half-price preview nights
April 25-29, 2021
By Melanie Payne, based on the true stories shared by members of the Jewish community in Southwest Florida
Three actors will cook onstage, and share their food with the audience; they will tell stories and jokes, they will reminisce about family and difficult times, they will dance and sing, sharing their Jewish cultural heritage with the audience.
The Birds, A Parody
June 3-27, 2021
Continuing its tradition of presenting parodies of classic horror movies of old Hollywood, The Laboratory Theater of Floria is proud to present the world premiere of "The Birds, A Parody" adapted from the original screenplay by Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.
Scream, laugh, and get ready to bombard snooty Melanie Daniels with your very own attack bird.
Performance does contain some raunchy humor.