Osceola Arts to open 61st season of theater with Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice

Osceola Arts, whose mission is to promote, cultivate and foster interest in and participation in the arts, will celebrate its 61st theater season when it opens for the 2021-2022 theater season later this month. . From Friday September 24 until Sunday October 10 Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida will be live on the Osceola Arts Main stage.

Inspired by classic Verdi opera, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is a modern pop tale of the transcendent love triangle between a enslaved Nubian princess, an Egyptian princess, and the soldier they both love. As their story unfolds, that of their two rival nations ends with an epic conclusion for all. Directed by Osceola Arts newcomer Desiree Montes, this musical features a diverse cast of talented men and women who are thrilled to bring this production to life on stage. Actors will perform in transparent face shields and all clients will be required to wear face covers, regardless of their immunization status.

Tickets start at just $ 28, with senior, student, and group rates available. The performances of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with an additional morning performance at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. Osceola Arts will present a performance interpreted in American Sign Language on Saturday October 9 at 2 p.m.

Osceola Arts is pleased to also offer three new visual arts exhibitions. Opening September 17, the DIASPORA: Celebration of Hispanic Arts and Culture exhibition proudly features more than 50 works by many local artists. In its 13th year, this exhibit embraces pride in heritage, culture and community, honoring the rich diversity of 55 Hispanic / Latin artists who live and create art in Florida. This exhibition will be presented until November 5 in the main galleries. Embajadores del Arte Oficial or Ambassadors of the Arts is a collective of Hispanic artists united around a shared ideology and a common goal of promoting peace and love through the arts. HISPANIC DNA, an exhibition of works of art created by this group will be on display in the Community Gallery until November 5. Additionally, the Studio Gallery hosts Mi Tierra, an exhibition that features works created by Kissimmee-based artist Carlos Rafael Vega. It will be visible until November 5. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

For more information and to purchase show tickets, visit OsceolaArts.org or call 407-846-6257.

Osceola Arts’ mission is to promote, cultivate and foster interest in and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a non-profit organization, is located at 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Florida 34744. For more information, visit OsceolaArts.org

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