Orlando Shakespeare Theater's recent production of "Sleeping Beauty" broke ticket records to become the most attended show in the history of the Goldman Theater, the midsize theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Outselling last year's summer hit "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty" performed at 99 percent capacity, exceeding the Shakes' goal by 8 percent, executives said.
Recent adult-oriented shows in the Goldman have included David Mamet's "Race" and Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus."
The quirky retelling of classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" was written by Brandon Roberts and directed by Patrick Braillard, starred actors Jillian Gizzi, Morgan Price and Joshua Roth. It ran June 20-July 28.
"Longtime Orlando Shakes actor Brandon Roberts provided us with a charming and unique script. We couldn't be more thrilled by this successful run," said Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. "The success of this summer's 'Sleeping Beauty' is a great way to kick off our very special 25th-anniversary Season."
During its 45-show run, "Sleeping Beauty" was seen by 5,271 patrons, nearly 300 more than saw the Shakes' production of "Cinderella" last year. The Goldman Theater seats 118 people.
"Sleeping Beauty" is part of Orlando Shakes' Theater for Young Audiences Series, which also includes the new jazz musical "A Night in New Orleans: A Magic Tree House Adventure" and "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" later this season. Both shows are currently on track to continue breaking attendance records for the Theater.
For more information about upcoming Theater for Young Audiences shows, as well as productions in the Shakespeare Theater's Signature Series and Harriett's New Play Series, call 407-447-1700 or go orlandoshakes.org
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is supported by United Arts of Central Florida through funds from its annual Campaign for the Arts, and by the State of Florida's Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council.Copyright © 2015, CT Now