The Orlando Repertory Theatre provides quality entertainment that is age-appropriate for the entire family. The theatre focuses on orienting the experience to show classics in a way that children can understand and learn from. Theatre should be considered an art for all ages. As such, even younger audiences should be included in the magical art-form. By giving them the ability to watch plays and productions at an earlier developmental stage, they gain greater creativity. Below is a trailer for one of their 2019 productions, Seussical the Musical.
The history of the Orlando Repertory Theatre dates back to its origin in 1926 when it was first called Orlando Little Players. Over the decades, it changed several locations and organization names, including being called Orlando Players Little Theatre and Central Florida Civic Theatre. Throughout the majority of its history, the REP theatre has focused on productions which target the youth. Beginning in 1960, they started the Junior Players, which featured teenagers in both onstage and backstage roles. Over time, the Orlando Repertory Theatre began the award-winning Youth Academy. The Youth Academy targets all ages, from Pre-K all the way up to 12th grade. The academy focuses on a series of camps and classes, varying in topic and form. Some focus on improv while others are aimed at auditioning; there is no end to what kids can learn at the Repertory Theatre. Below is a video highlighting their accomplishments during 2018.
The Orlando Repertory Theatre is the only professional theatre for young audiences in all of Florida. Do not miss the opportunity to take your family out for a night of fun and adventure.
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