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Gainesville Arts Offer Seven Exciting Nights to the Community-minded, Curious and Fun-loving!

A great gift option, the "sampler subscription" benefits local non-profit arts, quality of life and arts education.

Five Gainesville professional arts organizations are partnering to offer Gainesville Entertainment Sampler, a collaborative subscription package that samples highlights from the region's best entertainment options. For $89, you

will receive seven vouchers, redeemable as outlined below:

•    Dance Alive National Ballet (1 ticket)
•    Gainesville Chamber Orchestra (1 ticket)
•    Hippodrome Cinema (2 tickets)
•    Hippodrome Theatre (1 ticket)
•    University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance (2 tickets)


Gainesville Entertainment Sampler subscriptions are perfect ideas for gifts, special occasions or group outings:
• Holiday Gifts
• Cultural Outings for UF and SFC Students
• Welcomed gift for "localvores," socially conscious colleagues and arts enthusiasts
• House-warming Gifts
• "Treat Yourself Good" Gifts
• Corporate Gifts or Awards
• Special Thank-you
• Romantic Annual Date Package
• Special Night-out with Friends
• Social Package for Organizations

For only $89, you get seven memorable experiences in high-quality arts and entertainment.

How it works

1. View the Gainesville Entertainment Sampler brochure to see over 45 different events offered through the collaborating organizations.

2. Order your Gainesville Entertainment Sampler for $89 by calling or visiting the Hippodrome Theatre box office (352-375-4477; 25 SE 2nd Place).

3. You will receive seven vouchers— redeemable as outlined below:

•    Dance Alive National Ballet (1 ticket)
•    Gainesville Chamber Orchestra (1 ticket)
•    Hippodrome Cinema (2 tickets)
•    Hippodrome Theatre (1 ticket)
•    University of Florida School of Theatre & Dance (2 tickets)

4. Follow the instructions on the voucher to redeem your tickets directly from the organizations' box offices.


Below is a list of events offered by the collaborating organizations.



By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
October 5, 9–13 at 7:30 p.m. | Oct 7, 14 at 2 p.m.
Broadway’s smash Urinetown is a wicked satire of municipal corruption and corporate greed set in a time when severe droughts have limited water supply and the authorities have made flushing a luxury.

Agbedidi Dance
By Mohamed DaCosta
November 30 – December 1 at 7:30 p.m. | Dec 2 at 2 p.m.
Powerful dancing spanning countries and continents, from West Africa to the U.S.: a scintillating program created in collaboration with the Center for World Arts and New World School of the Arts and featuring prominent international guests.
A Servant to Two Masters
By Carlo Goldoni
January 25 –26, 29 –Feb 2 at 7:30 p.m. | Jan 27, Feb 3 at 2 p.m.
This timeless comedy is a farcical masterpiece with its roots in the slapstick commedia dell’ arte.
Blood Wedding
By Federico García Lorca
March 29 –30, April 2-6 at 7:30 p.m. | April 7 at 2 p.m.
This explosive tragedy of passion set in rural Spain poetically portrays two past lovers and the depth of their feelings toward each other.

More information at


Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
A tale of obsession told through the magic of dance.
The world premier of PHANTOM, a ballet created by Kim Tuttle based on the novel by Gaston Leroux is a classical/techno production both startling and poignant in its originality. Love and obsession, good versus evil, and a classic love triangle - this is PHANTOM.  Featuring the brilliant Andre Valladon as the PHANTOM.

Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16 at 2 p.m.
The all-time family favorite! Entrancing, enchanting and exciting, The Nutcracker is a ballet for the young at heart of all ages. With swirling snowflakes, tiny toy soldiers, mean mice, the exquisite ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, a handsome Prince and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker will bring a smile to your face and a lift to your spirit.

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
A Celebration of the Senses. The University of Florida orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Raymond Chobaz, joins Dance Alive in a riotous celebration of spring.

More information at



30th Anniversary Season - Making Music Together
March 1, 2013
Evan Haile, Musical Director

Got Beethoven!? Music for revolutionary times
October 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the University Auditorium
The annual celebration of the Titan of Music and the composers he's influenced. Including Berstein's Dances from "On the Town," music of John Cage, and Mendelssohn's mighty "Reformation Symphony."

30th Anniversary Gala
Friday March 1st, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall
Join the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra's PEARL Celebration of 30 Years! Including Richard Strauss's mighty "Don Juan" and Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture.

Around the World with Disney
Friday May 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
A special Season Finale Concert with music made famous by Disney, that ecncompasses World Cultures. Including magical multi-media from The Lion King, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and more!

More information at and (352) 336-5448


October 10 - November 4, 2012
A comedy by Erik Jackson based on the novel by Stephen King
A southeastern premiere! The king of horror’s telekinetic cult-classic about a girl and the worst prom ever, takes on a campy twist for the Halloween season.

November 23 - December 23, 2012
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
A laugh-out-loud holiday sensation.

By Charles Dickens; adapted by Mary Hausch
November 24-December 22, 2012
The heartwarming, holiday family favorite returns to the Hipp stage for the 35th year!

January 9 - February 3, 2013
By David Ives
A sexy, funny, Tony award-winner. Named the "Year’s Best Play" by The New York Times,  The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, & The Associated Press.

February 20 - March 17, 2013
By Tom Dudzick
It’s 1968 in Buffalo, NY and the Pazinski family gathers to honor their late father’s memory, and they quickly become entangled in each others’ problems.

April 10 - May 5, 2013
by Greg Banks
A sword fighting, archery, and hijinks filled adventure for all ages!

May 29 - June 23, 2013
music & lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty
Tony Winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
Don‘t miss Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy AVENUE Q at the Hipp!

More information at and (352) 375-4477



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