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Sanford Wine Walk
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sanford Wine Walk

If you love great wine and tasty food, the Sanford Wine Walk is for you! Wine tastings, food pairings, shopping, fun with friends and you have the makings of a delicious evening in historic downtown Sanford. Join us Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00-9:00pm and enjoy wines in over a dozen designated tasting locations in and around historic 1st Street.

The Sanford Wine Walk, benefitting Theater West End, is a single-price admission event that includes a wine glass and printed guide to tasting stations positioned at local merchant locations. Each tasting station has a sponsored winery and light food bites. A great night of wine, food and exploring historic downtown Sanford!

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Once On This Island
Oct
11
to Oct 27

Once On This Island

Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties are about to get spooky! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and who knows what else, all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya!

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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A Christmas Story, The Musical
Dec
6
to Dec 22

A Christmas Story, The Musical

SPONSORED BY INNOVATIVE TITLE SERVICES

From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage!

Following a successful Broadway run garnering three 2013 Tony Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Joseph Robinette) and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), along with six Drama Desk nominations, and two Outer Critics Circle nominations, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is set to take historic downtown Sanford by storm!

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Jan
24
to Feb 9

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park! When Pippi, the “stripper on the run,” comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.

"A sparkling, sharp irreverence lights up this musical and makes it one of the most laugh-out-loud shows in town." - Broadway.com

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Green Day's American Idiot
Apr
10
to Apr 26

Green Day's American Idiot

CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties heating up the night! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and who knows what else, all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya!

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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If/Then
Aug
16
to Sep 1

If/Then

If/Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led. Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

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CHICAGO (High School Edition)
Aug
2
to Aug 4

CHICAGO (High School Edition)

Theater West End's Musical Theater Intensive presents CHICAGO High School Edition.

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties heating up the night! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and who knows what else, all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya!

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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Disney's Frozen JR.
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Disney's Frozen JR.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Frozen JR. is part of our Rising Stars program, specially designed for 2nd-8th grade students with a passion for performing. 

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Student Showcase: Jazz, Fame, Fortune
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Student Showcase: Jazz, Fame, Fortune

Theater West End’s High School Intensive students will showcase their talents in an evening of music. Selections musical theater come together to inspire our students and audiences.  This event is a powerful learning experience for our students, and a helpful opportunity to raise additional money for our educational programs at Theater West End.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties heating up the night! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and who knows what else, all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya!

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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Ghost: The Musical
Jun
14
to Jun 30

Ghost: The Musical

This iconic musical is adapted from the 1990 Academy Award winning film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It follows the story of Sam and Molly, a young New York couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

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Carrie the musical (High School Cast)
May
17
to May 19

Carrie the musical (High School Cast)

Theater West End's Musical Theater Intensive presents Carrie The Musical.

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…

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KaraJokeY, by Let's Get Real Improv
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

KaraJokeY, by Let's Get Real Improv

KaraJokeY, a karaoke/improv hybrid, will have two teams of performers battle it out on stage for the audience’s vote to determine who the winning team is. Each member of the teams will sing a song live, karaoke style, and that song will be the inspiration for the opposing team’s following scene. It is sure to be a fun, energetic night and singing along is highly encouraged!

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
May
3
to May 12

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Apr
27
10:00 PM22:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties heating up the night! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and who knows what else, all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya!

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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Student Showcase!
Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Student Showcase!

Theater West End’s High School Intensive students showcase their talents in an afternoon of music. Selections from all eras of musical theater come together to inspire our students and audiences on the powerful meaning of tolerance and acceptance.  This event is a powerful learning experience for our students, but also a vital fundraiser for our educational programs at Theater West End. 

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The Wild Party
Mar
29
to Apr 14

The Wild Party

Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem of the same name, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party tells the story of a vaudeville dancer named Queenie and a vaudeville clown named Burrs—her passionate and violent lover. Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage, which eventually leads to his own demise. Queenie is left to decide what is next for her in this violent and tragic 1920s world.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Mar
23
10:00 PM22:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties heating up the night! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and take their clothes off all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya! Guest stars, and special treats from sponsor Premier Couples Superstore - you can be sure of a fantastic night out!​

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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Let's Get Real Improv
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Get Real Improv

Let's Get Real is an improv showcase show featuring some of the best acts in Central Florida!

Each month, teams gather at historic downtown Sanford's Theater West End to perform their acts. Each show will end with a long-form narrative improv scene featuring performers from that night's teams, the host, and perhaps a special guest!

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West Side Story (High School Cast)
Mar
8
to Mar 10

West Side Story (High School Cast)

Join us for West Side Story (High School Cast)! Theater West End’s Musical Theater Intensives are programs specially designed for 9-12 grade students with a passion for performing, and a strong desire to work in a professional setting. These intensives focus on providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves into challenging material alongside a professional rehearsal process, preparing them for their next steps in their theatrical endeavors.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties are headed to Sanford! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and take their clothes off all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya! Guest stars, and special treats from sponsor Premier Couples Superstore - you can be sure of a fantastic night out!​

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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Let's Get Real Improv
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Get Real Improv

Let's Get Real is an improv showcase show featuring some of the best acts in Central Florida!

Each month, teams gather at historic downtown Sanford's Theater West End to perform their acts. Each show will end with a long-form narrative improv scene featuring performers from that night's teams, the host, and perhaps a special guest!

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West Side Story - EXTENDED!
Feb
8
to Mar 3

West Side Story - EXTENDED!

Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York's West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.

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Melissa Vasquez in 'Screaming Koalas the Musical'
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Melissa Vasquez in 'Screaming Koalas the Musical'

Theater West End is proud to continue its 2018-2019 Cabaret Series, highlighting some of Central Florida's most talented performers in an evening of musical performances and storytelling. Melissa Vasquez has been telling stories and dazzling audiences for over three years with her fun and heart warming comedic cabarets. Check out her newest cabaret, Screaming Koalas the Musical!

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JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play
Jan
25
to Jan 27

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.

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Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Corsets & Cuties, a Burlesque Cabaret

Corsets & Cuties are headed to Sanford! A little song, a little dance, maybe a Cutie in your lap. Unexpected fun and surprises await! Lovely ladies and some not-so-gentle men sing, dance, and take their clothes off all for your entertainment pleasure! Whether you're celebrating with the one you love or out on the prowl, the Cuties are ready to ya! Guest stars, and special treats from sponsor Premier Couples Superstore - you can be sure of a fantastic night out!​

NOTE: The show is intended for adult 18+ audiences.

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6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett - SOLD OUT!
Jan
17
to Jan 19

6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett - SOLD OUT!

A LOVE LETTER TO MUSIC. 6 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well. There are plenty of laughs too! Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes that only a life playing music can give. These balance out the moving stories each deliver about how music has touched their lives and made them a better person along the way. You don’t need to play music to love this show. You just need to love music.

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Let's Get Real Improv
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Get Real Improv

Let's Get Real is an improv showcase show featuring some of the best acts in Central Florida!

Each month, teams gather at historic downtown Sanford's Theater West End to perform their acts. Each show will end with a long-form narrative improv scene featuring performers from that night's teams, the host, and perhaps a special guest!

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The Bridges of Madison County
Nov
2
to Nov 18

The Bridges of Madison County

One of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time, Tony Award-winning musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges Of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

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