Summer Arts Preview: 30+ Ways to Explore Orlando Arts & Culture in June, July & August

Orlando Arts Summer Preview 2019

Apply named The City Beautiful, Orlando practically sparkles with green spaces and glistening waters. But it also boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its residents. On stages everywhere from small, independent theaters to the impressive Dr. Phillips Center, performances wow with dance, music, improv and theatrics of all kinds. In short, Orlando’s arts and culture offerings abound, even in the summer months when most arts organizations might go on hiatus. We’re excited to share the best of our city’s artistic side in this NEW seasonal series highlighting the Orlando arts. We hope you enjoy it!

JUNE

Eye of an Era: The Photographic Legacy of Chuck Stewart
Exhibition on display through July 27
Snap! Space, 1013 E Colonial Dr

2019 Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art
Exhibition on display through August 18
Orlando Museum of Art

Music at the Casa
Sundays from noon- 3pm
Casa Feliz, Winter Park

Casa Feliz
Casa Feliz, image credit: Arlene Laboy

ONCE
June 7 – 30
Mad Cow Theatre

Come From Away: The Musical
June 11–16
Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center

Symphonic Broadway
Presented by CFCArts Symphony Orchestra
June 14 – 15, 2019
Calvary Orlando

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
June 14 – June 30
Presented by Osceola Arts

Opera on the Big Screen: Faust
Saturday, June 15
11am
Enzian Theater

Father’s Day Improv Show
Sunday, June 16
Multiple shows
Sak Comedy Lab

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, June 20
6-9pm
Downtown Arts District

Image credit: 3rd Thursdays / Downtown Arts District

Lights Up! The Improvised Rock Opera!
Thursday, June 20
9:30pm
Sak Comedy Lab

Outside Mullingar
June 21 – July 14
Mad Cow Theatre

Local Brews Local Grooves: The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Event
Saturday, June 22
4pm
House of Blues Orlando

Spectacular Spectacular Season Showcase
Friday, June 28
7:30pm
Wayne Densche Performing Arts Center, Sanford

PechaKucha Night Orlando v26
Saturday, June 29
6 & 9pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center

Image credit: PechaKucha Orlando

Edge Effect: Pure A Capella Sound
Saturday, June 29
7:30pm-9:30pm
Wayne Densche Performing Arts Center, Sanford

JULY 

A Chorus Line
Presented by Celebration Theatre Company Presents
July 3–6
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center

Bye Bye Birdie
Presented by CFCArts Theatre
July 5-28
CFCArts Black Box Theatre

Flashdance the Musical
July 5 – July 28, 2019
Garden Theatre

Photo credit: Garden Theatre

Newsies
July 12 – Aug 4
Presented by Osceola Arts

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, July 18
6-9pm
Downtown Arts District

Ballet on the Big Screen: Romeo & Juliet
Saturday, July 20
11am
Enzian Theater

AUGUST

1st Thursdays: Artistically Yours: Twenty Years of 1st Thursdays
Thursday, August 1
6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art

1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art
Image credit: Orlando Museum of Art

Twelve Angry Jurors
Presented by The CFCArts Theatre
August 1-August 11, 2019
Orange County History Center

Legally Blonde, The Musical
August 2–4
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center

Bold, the Musical
Presented by Unity Players, Inc.
August 8–11
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center

Heartbreak House
August 9 – September 1
Mad Cow Theater

FilmSlam
Sunday, August 11
1pm
Enzian Theater

Opera on the Big Screen: La Forza del Destino
Saturday, August 17
11am
Enzian Theater

Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Presents Locals and Legends
Saturday, August 17
7:30 – 9:30pm
Wayne Densche Performing Arts Center, Sanford

Into The Woods
Presented by CFCArts Community Choir & Symphony Orchestra as part of the Broadway Concert Series
August 22 & 23
Northland Church

Photo credit: CFC Arts

Ragtime the Musical
August 23 – September 15
Garden Theatre

Love Your Shorts Re-Wind
Friday, August 23
8-10pm
Wayne Densche Performing Arts Center, Sanford

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Summer Concert
Sunday, August 25
3-5pm
Wayne Densche Performing Arts Center, Sanford

For even more artsy ideas, check out our June event workshop roundup.

FEATURE IMAGE CREDIT: Come from Away c/o Dr. Phillips Center 


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