The Asolo Repertory Theatre season has begun and is entering its third year saluting America. “The American Character” project is a five-year-long endeavor seeking to showcase productions that “explore, embody, and attempt to define what it truly means to be an American,” according to Asolo representatives.
As always this season will be supplemented by pieces performed in conjunction with the Florida State University (FSU)/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. In total, 12 shows are scheduled for this season which runs from November until June.
The first show of the season is the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “South Pacific.” The show runs from Nov. 11 to Dec. 28. Funny and heartbreaking in turn with memorable tunes, “South Pacific” is a must see classic that Asolo members perform spectacularly.
A full list of shows can be found online at www.asolorep.org. Ticket prices range depending on theatre and seating, but there are deals for full time students 25 or younger looking to attend shows at a cheaper cost. Some shows offer student rush tickets. Come an hour before show time and pay $10 for a seat in Mertz Theatre or $5 for a seat in Cook Theatre. Student advance tickets are also available. Show a valid student ID at the box office window and receive 50 percent off. Students can also purchase a Youth Play Pass for $35 and attend as many mainstage or FSU conservatory shows as they would like. According to Asolo representatives, “if a performance is more than 75 percent full or sold out, seating cannot be guaranteed.” Students should call the box office ahead of time to see what deals are available for a particular show.