Season Preview: Garden Theatre

There's quite a bit of ballet in the Garden Theatre's season of live performances — a bonus for those who might find they are unable to attend an Orlando Ballet performance during its regular run at the Bob Carr downtown.

On the theatrical side, Beth Marshall Presents offers two classic shows, there's a holiday musical and things start off with the big Broadway musical "Legally Blonde."

The Garden's self-produced show this year is the classic "Wizard of Oz."

For more information on plays, go to GardenTheatre/plays. For Orlando Ballet performances, go to GardenTheatre/dance.

Here's the schedule:

Legally Blonde: The Musical

October 5-28, 2012: Book by Heather Hach, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Produced by TheatreWorks Florida.

• From the producers who brought "Little Shop of Horrors" last October, TheatreWorks Florida returns with "Legally Blonde: The Musical." College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods sets out to make her mark in the world.

• Tickets: $29 ($25 students/seniors) | Subscription Pricing: $18-22

Orlando Ballet - Hansel & Gretel

November 10-11, 2012.

• A classic fairy tale adventure as Orlando Ballet returns to the Garden Theatre.

• Tickets: $25 ($21 students/seniors) | Subscription Pricing: $18-22

A Christmas Survival Guide

November 30-Dec 16, 2012. Written and Conceived by James Hindman and Ray Roderick. Produced by Garden Theatre and Miracle or 2 Productions.

• Armed with a copy of "A Christmas Survival Guide" and an optimistic attitude, this musical revue's characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season.

• Tickets: $29 ($25 students/seniors) | Subscription Pricing: $18-22

Orlando Ballet - Ballet Uncorked

January 18-20, 2013.

Artistic Director Robert Hill takes you "behind the scenes" of an Orlando Ballet upcoming production, with an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with Hill and the dancers.