Here's a June update from the Leesburg Center for the Arts -Check out some of the awesome upcoming family fun art events and workshops taking place in Leesburg, Florida !
Leesburg Partnership Leesburg Chamber of Commerce Downtown Leesburg Business Association Leesburg Public Library Melon Patch Players City of Leesburg, Florida - Government
Melon Patch Players Executive Director Dustin Lavine is here with the latest information on our community theater.
Meet more of the creative team behind Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy
Choreographer Shawn Michael Lowe is a Florida native and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. Lowe has extensive training in contemporary, ballet, modern, jazz, tap and musical theatre, and currently performs and teaches throught Central Florida.
Arranger and Music Director Nishaa Joy Johnson holds both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, as well her Master's from the University of Central Florida. Nishaa has been a proud advocate for the arts and a valued member of the Central Florida Vocal Arts team since 2013. She has programmed, written scripts, music directed and arranged music for CFVA shows and education programs, as well as for other organizations across Central Florida.
Originally from Wi******er, England, composer, arranger, and track production artist Julian Bond graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama with an honors degree in Music Composition, including specialism in conducting, music production and film scoring. He most recently composed and arranged the music for Rise and Shine, the inaugural performance in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Costume designer Coleen Rose Carlson is a 18 year veteran of Central Florida theatre, starting as an actress with Moonlight Players Theatre, before transitioning into a costuming career. She most recently celebrated the closing of her 4th season with Melon Patch Players in Leesburg, costuming Play It Again, Sam. When Coleen isn't behind her machine, or hiding backstage at one of her many theatres, she runs A Mutant Called Wanda, and creates unique costumes and garments for many of Central Florida's cosplayers and burlesque artists.
Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy opens TOMORROW - get your tickets now before time runs out...https://central-florida-vocal-arts.ticketleap.com/melina
Dustin Lavine has the scoop on upcoming events from the Melon Patch Players .
As the season of giving around the holidays kicks off, the Tavares Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our local nonprofit members with a daily showcase. The showcase will run through the month of November on our Facebook site. The virtual nonprofit showcase has been designed to highlight the extraordinary work of Tavares area nonprofits and to provide an opportunity for all community members to learn more about the needs within these area organizations. Our goal is to provide a space for our nonprofits to not only share information, but to also truly connect with those looking for ways to engage and get more involved. Stay tuned for our featured charitable organizations!
Chamber charitable organizations featured include:
Guardian ad Litem - 5th Circuit Florida
CareerSource Central Florida
Community Health Centers
Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
Education Foundation of Lake County
Forward Paths Foundation, Inc.
YMCA of Central Florida
Gridiron Gang of Tavares Inc
Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter The Villages Club
Hope 2 Restoration: Rebuild, ReVive, ReNew Centers
Lake Cares, Inc.
Lake County Museum of Art
Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc.
Lake Technical College
Leesburg Center for the Arts
LifeStream Behavioral Center
Melon Patch Players
New Vision for Independence
Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties
We Care of Lake County
Are you looking for a spine-chilling Halloween adventure? Come by the Melon Patch Theatre this Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm for their Carnival of Frights. Admission is only $5.
Melon Patch Players
Tonight and tomorrow....If you think you have what it takes, come play with us!
Thank you, Thomas Kline, for such a heart warming show. I laughed and cried. Loved it and loved the warm greetings we always receive by cast and crew at Melon Patch. Friends, I highly recommend Melon Patch and Overdue Bills.
Premiering at 1pm on our You Tube channel-this week's brand new edition of the Lake Rpoert-it's pure programming connecting you with whats really going on in Leesburg Florida and surrounding areas of Lake County Florida
Leesburg Police Department Leesburg Center for the Arts Leesburg Partnership Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Downtown Leesburg Business Association Visit Lake FL Leesburg Public Library Melon Patch Players Melon Patch Leesburg Center for the Arts Fruitland Park Word Of Mouth Leesburg's Word Of Mouth Leesburg, FL Word Of Mouth
Have you seen Barefoot in the Park? It opens at the Melon Patch Players August 13th and continues until August 29th. Get your tickets at www.melon
patch players.org. Support our Local Arts!
Does the theater have any drink or food service? Going for the first time tonight.
Just moved to the area... when will the new schedule be posted? Thanks so much!