Josh Recommends – Interesting Orlando Acts Everyone Should See in September

Disney On Ice performance

Children and parents alike will feel like part of Disney’s 100 years of magic as “Mouseter” of Ceremonies” Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, and a party of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana, and Snow White. This performance has the most Disney characters assembled in one ice show – 56! – and it will debut at the Amway Center in Orlando. Visit

September 6 to October 1

Orlando Shakes Presents The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Set during the festivities of Mardi Gras and featuring New Orleans Jazz, Zydeco and Delta Blues music, Shakespeare’s farce of LOVE, mistaken identity, and two sets of twins separated at birth invites us to get swept up in the carnival celebrations. Follow the Duke as he takes a vacation from ruling and join our heroes as they face the timely question of what happens when the enforcement of moral laws flexes its power. Dig out those Mardi Gras beads and “let the good times roll.” Call 407.447.1700 or visit

September 8 to October 8

Orlando Family Stage Presents The Magic School Bus

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, the young heroes learn to pull together or be lost forever in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series by Scholastic. Call 407.896.7365 or visit

September 9 at 7:30 pm

Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra and VoxO Present Through a Child’s Eyes

VoxO, Orlando’s newest vocal ensemble, will join the Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra to bring a series of premiere compositions for chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble. “Through a Child’s Eyes” explores the adventures, joys and sorrows life can bring “as seen through the eyes of a child.” The magical program will include five world premieres – one of which includes the mystique of Tibetan bowls. Visit

September 9, 2023, to January 7, 2024

The Orlando Science Center and “Art for All Spaces” Present Eureka Squared! – A Fine Art Exhibit

Art Director Brad Biggs, Director of Art for All Spaces, is known for his clever themes that invite the public to experience new ways to view art. This fall, his group exhibition deals with the thrill of discovery while celebrating the magical ‘ah ha!’ moments accompanying scientific breakthroughs. Eureka Squared!!! is included with admission to the OSC, $24 for adults and $18 for youth (ages 2-11). For more information, visit or email

September 15

Dr. Phillips Center Presents Shane Gillis Live

Shane Gillis is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who won Philly’s Funniest at Helium Comedy Club in 2016, “Up-Next” Comic at Comedy Central’s 2019 Clusterfest, and “New Face” honors at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 2021, Gillis released his comedy special

Shane Gillis: Live in Austin on YouTube at this time viewed over 6 million times. In the upcoming season of Peacock’s Bupkis, he plays ‘Gilly’ opposite Joe Pesci and Edie Falco.

September 20, 27, and October 4

Orlando Philharmonic Presents A Young People’s Concert Symphony in Space

In an out-of-this-World Musical Adventure, the 13 Billionth Annual Milky Way (Young Peoples’) Olympics are underway, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting the games! Join the musicians as they encounter comets, asteroids, planets, and a few aliens during their mission to crown an Interstellar Superstar. Check out Mozartean moonbeams, Beethoven’s Big Dipper, and Stravinsky’s stardust as you climb into your space suit for an out-of-this-world adventure.

September 21 to 24

Orlando Ballet Presents Reflections: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

In the aptly named Reflections, the Orlando Ballet begins its 50th Anniversary Season with the premiere of an anniversary film that tells about the victories – and missteps – that occurred along the way. Then the company will perform two iconic ballets considered innovative and timeless. “Company B” by Paul Taylor is filled with good, old-fashioned American optimism set against the realities of war. The company will close the program with George Balanchine’s Serenade, presenting the elegance of 28 dancers acknowledging the choreographer’s fame for precision and grace inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky.

September 22 to 30

The Rollins College Theater Department Presents The 39 Steps

The Rollins College Theater Department will open its 91st incredible season with a murderously funny and deeply ‘tongue-in-cheek’ mash-up of an Alfred Hitchcock film masterpiece and a classic spy novel. They promise to blend inventive stagecraft — including (an onstage plane crash!) and virtuoso performances (4 actors play 150 characters!) in this mix of intrigue and over-acting. Parental Alert — 39 Steps contains violence, gunshots, fog effects, sexism, and xenophobia. For tickets, call 407.646.2145 or email

September 30 at 8 pm

Goldman Productions Presents Jive Talkin’ USA

Jive Talkin’USA is an “All Live” tribute to the music of the Bee Gees from the ’60s through the ’90s. Featuring vocalist William Cintron as ‘Barry Gibb,’ Jive Talkin’USA has been thrilling audiences with songs like ‘I Started a Joke’ to the decade-defining “Stayin Alive,” Standing ovation audiences are astounded at the authenticity of the group’s delivery of the Bee Gee’s classic hits – including the “ultimate falsetto.”

Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 1, at 3:30 pm

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, with Eric Jacobsen Conducting

Opening the 2023-2024 Classics Series, Maestro Eric Jacobsen and the Orlando Philharmonic presents their celebratory opening concert featuring Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” If ever there was music written to relate to fine art, this is it – and in Ravel’s brilliant orchestration. Find the paintings in your mind — including the haunting “Catacombs of Paris” and “The Great Gates of Kiev” thrilling with the bells in the grand finale. Bella Hristova is the Guest Artist for Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Dai Wei’s The Dancing Moonlight begins the evening.

Program: DAI WEI– The Dancing Moonlight

BARBER– Violin Concerto

MUSSORGSKY – Pictures at an Exhibition

Visit or call 844.513.2014 unless otherwise indicated.


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