Can't get enough of musicals? The be sure to get tickets to Defying Gravity: Stephen Schartz and Friends in Clermont on Sunday as they explore some of the music and lyrics he wrote or collaborated on. Another musical treat is “Nunsense the Musical” at the Tavares Community Theater through Nov. 19. And, if you love the smooth sounds of the Platters, make a trip to The Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale Saturday for a Platters Salute. Take a roller coaster ride of 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare* (*abridged),” at the Moonlight Warehouse Theater in Clermont.

Don't forget to put the upcoming shows on your calendar.

Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz and Friends

Triple Oscar winner and four time Grammy winner, Stephen Schwartz along with Tony winner Debbie Gravitte, Broadway star Liz Callaway and award-winning vocalist Scott Coulter will take a lyrical journey through musical theater from “Godspell” to Wicked” and beyond 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clermont Performing Arts Center, 3700 U.S. Highway 27 South.

Music and lyric writer Schwartz has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for current Broadway hit “Wicked”and has also contributed music and/or lyrics to “Godspell,” “Pippin,” “The Magic Show,” “The Baker's Wife,” “Working” Rags,” and “Children of Eden. He will be sharing anecdotes about the musicals he's written and sing some of the hit songs from those musicals.

Cost: $49 to $99. Silver tickets include a meet and greet with Schwartz and Gravitte. Details and tickets:

The Platters Salute

The smooth sound of The Platters featuring Miles Savage will croon hits like “Only You,” “Twilight Time,” “Harbor Lights” and more at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. Cost: $30 to $34. Details:

“Nunsense the Musical”

Tavares Community Theater will perform a milestone with the opening of its first musical, “Nunsense, the Musical,” Saturday with performances through Nov. 19. The production tells the story of five nuns trying to correct a tragic error when Reverend Mother puts a new plasma television before burial and four of 52 recently demised nuns have to go on ice. Their attempt to entertain in the school gym, which is decked out for the kids performance of “Grease,” is a chain of mishaps. It all ends in a hand-clapping, head-bobbing tribute.

Cost: $12 and $14 online at Evening shows are at 8 p.m. Saturdays, and matinees are at 2 p.m. on Nov.19 and Sundays November 6, 13, & 20.  Details: 352-343-9944. 

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare* (*abridged)”

Join the Moonlight Players for comedic parody though all Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild, hysterical ride – that's 37 plays in 97 minutes at the Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater, 735 W. Minneola Ave. through Nov. 20. The play was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre.

Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $18 for adults, $15 for children. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations.


Nov. 18-Dec. 11 the Bay Street Players fly across the stage and into Neverland with “Peter Pan.” Details:

Nov 18 - Dec 11 “Man of La Mancha” takes the stage at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse in Mount Dora. And, if you've wondered if the footlights were your calling, for a $75 donation you can play a walk-on role as a tortured prisoner or sadistic guard for one night only – or – select another person thrown into the dungeon on behalf of your donation. Details:

Dec. 2-18 the adventures of “Mame”, a free spirited woman in the 1920s whose guardianship of her 10-year-old nephew turn her life up-side-down plays at the Melon Patch Theatre in Leesburg. Details: