Theatre and Film
(Note: expanded listings are COCA member organizations.)
North Florida’s premiere entertainment and convention center featuring a 12,500-seat arena, 54,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, luxury suites, club seats, and the Spotlight Grille, an arena-view restaurant. Hosts a variety of events including concerts, family shows, Tallahassee Broadway Series, comedy shows, FSU Basketball and more.
The Irish Repertory Theatre is a group of notable community actors who, in Ensemble, perform plays written by Irish playwrights. Their purpose is to promote and preserve the wealth of Celtic history, music and literature, by bringing it alive on stage with works by well-known and obscure Irish playwrights. This is accomplished by productions staged at Tallahassee Little Theatre and with Celtic Knots, an annual playwriting contest. Winning contest entries are performed at the FSU Studio Theatre during the New Horizons Festival of New Works.
The Laughing Stock is a professional theatre company based in Florida's Capital City, where they draw upon local, state, national, international news and gossip for their original musical parodies. Current events are given a musical spin in cabaret style shows. You'll hear Old Standards, Country tunes, Broadway melodies, Doo Wop and Rock and Roll hits with lyrics given satirical twists and turns. Elise Judelle and Peggy Brady do all the writing for the troupe's material and make no apologies for its lack of "political correctness." The two have been working together on one theatrical thing or another since the '80's. Throughout the year, the troupe finds itself busy with conventions and contract shows around the U.S. and Canada and can be contracted for events locally with enough lead time.
Founded in 2008, Leave Your Mark Productions is an entertainment company that reaches to everyone possible through their entertainment needs. Sports, movies, theatres, concerts, clubs, and more, all avenues of entertainment are used by Leave Your Mark in order to “Help Everyone Out.” Leave Your Mark is committed to making a difference through the entertainment industry to change the injustice of the world.
Tallahassee’s tongue-in-cheek answer to a certain unctuous rodent in Orlando, often billed as "community theater for the weird community." Performs fun cabaret-style shows in the Mickee Faust Clubhouse in Railroad Square. Tickets can be bought online at www.mickeefaust.com. Come early and listen to the live pre-show music under the Mulberry tree in the backyard. The group is open to all, and especially committed to creating opportunities for people with disabilities.
Resurgens Theatre Company is committed to challenging, educating and entertaining our audiences through the revitalization of English verse drama for a twenty first century audience, the production of seldom performed plays of non-Shakespearean Renaissance playwrights (such as Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, John Ford, John Webster, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher), and the engagement of our audiences through a commitment to "original practices."
Florida State University, Fine Arts Building
One of the top-ranked theatre training programs in the United States, the School of Theatre at Florida State University produces an annual season of classic plays, musicals and new works in the Fallon Theatre, Lab Theatre and Conradi Studio Theatre. Nationally recognized for its extensive undergraduate and graduate programs that produce theatre professionals who go on to distinguished careers in television, film and the Broadway stage.
Florida State University
850-644-7670, box office 850-644-6500
Seven Days of Opening Nights is a performing-arts festival that takes place each February and spotlights Florida State University's commitment to the arts — music, theatre, dance, visual art, film and literature. The 2011 festival marked Seven Days’ return to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, which has undergone a mammoth $35-million renovation to become one of the finest concert halls in the Southeast. The festival also uses other on-campus venues – such as the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, Opperman Music Hall, Museum of Fine Art and Student Life Cinema – as well as off-campus venues, including Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium, Florida A&M University’s Lee Hall, Pebble Hill Plantation and the Tallahassee Museum.
Presents foreign, independent, and documentary films on a limited-showing basis. Regular screenings at the (inside the historic Amtrak station). Annual memberships include free passes and discounts at IMAX, FSU's Student Life Cinema, and the Regal Miracle Five Theater.
Has provided quality theatrical experiences to local artists and audiences for more than 50 years. Productions range from family fare like Peter Pan, to groundbreaking dramas such as Angels in America, to sheer entertainment like My Fair Lady. Also produces intimate Coffeehouse shows on a second stage, collaborates with other arts groups to present original work, offers a Readers’ Theatre series, and highlights visual artists in its gallery.
North Florida’s premiere musical theatre company, offering fall and summer musicals annually at Tallahassee Little Theatre. Most productions are Tallahassee premieres, and include a unique assortment of contemporary musicals, cult classics, and Broadway hits. Has received national recognition for its commitment to producing the works of Stephen Sondheim.
Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive (map)
All Theatre TCC! productions take place in Turner Auditorium, which boasts 480 seats with plenty of leg room, great sight lines, and fantastic acoustics. When you combine some of the region's best directors, designers, and technicians with a state-of the-art performance space – and unbeatable ticket prices – it's easy to see why our productions have become "must-see" events amongst Tallahassee's cultural attractions.