Musicals and comedies dominate the Ocala Civic Theatre's 2013-14 Signature series and Ovation series.
The Signature season will begin Sept. 5 with the musical "Les Miserables." Set in turbulent 1800s France, "Les Miserables" follows the trials and tribulations of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean as he struggles to carve a new life.
Two-time Tony winner "The 39 Steps" opens Nov. 7. The play combines elements of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film with huge amounts of comedy to create a fast-paced show with only four actors playing more than 150 characters.
Next up is "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" which was based on John R. Powers' novel, Feb. 6. The musical comedy follows a group of Roman Catholic students through elementary school and then high school, from First Confession to the senior prom.
Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" is set to open March 20. The play is about two mismatched buddies who find themselves living together after their marriages fail.
The season ends May 15 with one of Broadway's most memorable productions, "Camelot," in which the characters surrounding the tall tales of the Round Table are brought to life in song and dance.
A subscription for the five-event series is $88 for adults and $40 for 18 and younger.
Ovation series includes John Cariani's romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" on Oct. 17. The play is a comedic look at life and love in a small, mythical town in far northern Maine during midwinter.
The Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones musical "I Do! I Do!" starts Jan. 9. The play is about a couple's ups and downs during their 50-year marriage. Based on Jan de Hartog's 1952 Tony-winning play "The Fourposter," it was turned into a musical, which opened on Broadway in 1966.
"Spreading it Around," a light-hearted comedy, opens April 3. The story is about a wealthy widow who retires to Florida to enjoy her golden years. She finally grows tired of handing out money to her greedy son and his wife and sets up a foundation to give her money to people truly in need.
The three-show series is $55.
All shows will be at the Ocala Civic Theatre in the Appleton Cultural Center, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. There is $5 discount for purchasing both series.
Details: ocalacivictheatre.com or call 352-236-2274.Copyright © 2015, CT Now