Acrosstown Repertory Theatre

A theatre that’s mission is to get the community involved in the arts, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre,  invites anyone and everyone of all ages, ethnicities, and skill to come to the theatre to watch plays as well as engage and develop your own theatre skills as well.  Plays of all topics and genres are constantly playing so you will be sure to find something that you would be interested in seeing from classic stories, to stories about love, history, and even horror. Outside of plays, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre has an after-school program for middle school and high school students to teach students artistic and technical theatre knowledge, leadership, and communication skills. In addition, every last Friday of the month they hold ArtWalk Gainesville in Downtown Gainesville, featuring street performers, actors, musicians, mimes, poets and more. Check out their website to find out which upcoming shows will be playing so that you can be sure to get your ticket in time.

For the live music lovers of Gainesville

Aside from the amazing record stores that Gainesville is home to, sometimes you may be in the mood for some live music. One place that you can always count on having a show going on is High Dive on 210 SW 2nd Ave. From hard-core rock to rap and everything in between, High Dive has several shows every single month. The smaller venue allows for a more intimate, closer to the action experience that most concert halls just could not offer. At High Dive, you are just a few feet away from the performer and jumping up and down with the crowd is an experience like no other. Aside from live music, High Dive has Karaoke every Monday, as long as there is not a show going on, and even comedy acts from famous comedians if you are in the mood for a ton of laughs. So for live entertainment at amazingly low prices, check out High Dive’s website and look up their calendar to see what amazing talent will be performing in Gainesville next!

Shrek – The Musical

Shrek, an ogre finds love with Fiona a fair maiden to reign as queen in his swamp.  This universal favorite is the hilarious and entertaining Oscar winning DreamWorks film finding new life as a musical on the stage of the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.  Presented by Musical Me Theater, Gainesville’s Children’s Theater Company.

Tickets may be purchased online: and one hour prior to each performance.

When: Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2  –  7:30 pm

Phone: 352-234-6228

Where: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32610

A Hipp Double-Feature Movie Night

House on Haunted Hill has suspense, scary experiences for five guests invited by eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife for their “haunted house” party.  Enticed by a ten thousand dollar reward for staying in the house for one night, as the night progresses all guests are trapped inside the  haunted house with ghosts, murderers and other terrors.  Master of suspense, actor Vincent Price as the eccentric millionaire.  Show Time: 8:00 pm

The Shining from author Stephen King, starring Jack Nicholson, about a winter visit in an isolated hotel where evil and spiritual influences force the father into violence as his psychic son envisions horrific things from the past and of the future.  Show Time: 9:30pm

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      Cost of Double Feature: $5.00

The Hippodrome Theater Cinema, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601

Golden Apples Awards Show

Gainesville Community Playhouse celebrates the end of its theatrical season with the annual Golden Apples awards program.  Enjoy a pre-show lobby reception, then the 7 pm show of some favorite musical numbers from the previous season.  Get a sneak preview of the upcoming season’s fabulous line-up of shows! -Lend me a Tenor, Seussical, Intimate Apparel

“I think there is no world without theatre.” Edward Bond

Free admission.  352-376-4949  Suitable for all ages.

For more information visit:

The Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly and goes on a river rafting adventure with the irresistible renegade Huckleberry Finn and the feisty Becky Thatcher.  The Broadway musical adaption of America’s favorite book by Mark Twain, set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, is filled with foot-stomping and toe-tapping songs that will entertain area musical theater lovers from the stage of the Vam York Theater.  This American classic is theater the entire family will enjoy.

Wednesday through Sunday – there are 17 performances through Sunday, August 4, 2013

For ticket prices and times visit:

4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605    Phone: 352-376-4949

Theatre Offerings

November 27 -28, 2012                                                       

West Side Story – a modern day Romeo and Juliet brings the battle of gangs the Sharks and the Jets for control and respect of a New York City neighborhood to the stage of the Curtis M. Phillips Center for two performances.  Love, heartbreak, tragic events, memorable songs by Stephen Sondheim, set to the music of Leonard Bernstein, and great dance routines choreographed by Jerome Robbins are what makes this 1957 Broadway musical hit an enduring favorite. Performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28 at the Phillips Center, 3295 Hull Road at SW 34thm Street, Gainesville, FL 32611 – 352 392-2787   –  for ticket information visit –


November 23 – December 23, 2012                      

Vam York Theatre has a White Christmas – No snow in Gainesville but there will be a White Christmas on stage as a retired commanding general struggling to save his winter resort with the help of two ex-GI buddies, mounts a family musical in which Irving Berlin songs are the stars: Sisters, Snow, Count your Blessings Instead of Sheep, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Ward, I Love a Piano, Let Yourself Go and the all time favorite White Christmas.  Saw the movie? This stage presentation brings back memories and will have you humming along. The story, the music is a holiday “must see treat.”  For times visit – 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32605 – (353) 376-4949