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IceHouse Theatre offers some truly cool shows

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published July 14, 2006


One of Mount Dora's biggest delights is the Mount Dora Theatre Company at the IceHouse Theatre, about a mile northeast of downtown at 1100 N Unser St.

The 270-seat theater was built in 1958, 10 years after a community theater group had started doing plays and musicals in a converted icehouse elsewhere in town. It has three full-time staffers - an executive director, an artistic director and a marketing manager - as well as five paid part-time staffers.

The theater presents five major shows a year, a special summer show, a youth musical and several holiday events. Each major show is presented 19 to 24 times over a four- or five-week run. Specials run from two or three times to four weeks.

TODAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Once on This Island Jr., a youth musical

July 28-Aug. 20: Greater Tuna, a comedy

Sept. 15-Oct. 15: Singing in the Rain, a musical

Nov. 17-Dec. 10: The Nerd, a comedy

Jan. 12-Feb. 11: Damn Yankees, a musical

March 9-April 1: Neil Simon's Rumors, a comedy

May 4-27: Blithe Spirit, a mystery

Tickets are $18.50 for adults; $16 for ages 55 and older for Thursdays and matinees only; $10.50 for students. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, with some Saturday matinees. Call (352) 383-4616 or buy tickets online at www.icehousetheatre.com.