"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."

Maria Montessori

Theatre Department

The Theater Arts program at Innovation Montessori Ocoee offers a unique and unparalleled integrative arts experience for students at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels.

Students in Elementary will attend drama class as part of our enrichment program. Classes meet once a week and will cover a variety of topics.

Students in Middle School and IMHS may select Musical Theatre One or Musical Theatre Two as an elective. Classes meet 4 times per week.

Productions

Innovation Montessori also offers a chance to stretch the wings of the performer with two full-scale productions per year to be performed for the school community.  Students audition and are cast to their strengths.  Students may also opt for technical jobs including, lights, sound, props, costumes, and stage managing.  Past favorites have included "Aladdin", "Beauty and the Beast", "Alice in Wonderland", and "We're on our Way".

Cast Central

Find information about upcoming productions, audition materials, and cast information.

NEW 2019 - 2020 Season

We are excited to announce that our 2019 Fall production is A Wrinkle in Time presented December 6th and 7th at Orlando Shakes Theatre.

Auditions for A Wrinkle in Time are SEPTEMBER 9, 11, and 16. Please see IMiTA Calendar for details and times. Auditions are open to all students in grades 4th through HS.

One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

Our 2020 Spring production will bring everyone's favorite ogre to life in Shrek the Musical presented at the Garden Theatre March 27th and 28th.

Auditions for Shrek the Musical  are October 16, 23, 30. Please see IMiTA Calendar for details and times.

Audition Materials will be available soon here.

2019 Fall Play

Innovation Montessori in The Arts! is excited to announce A Wrinkle in Time as our 2019 Fall production.

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ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE

BY

JAMES SIE

FROM THE BOOK

BY

MADELEINE L’ENGLE

A Wrinkle in Time is produced by special arrangement with Crosswicks, Ltd and Stage Partners.

(www.yourstagepartners.com)

2020 Spring Musical

Innovation Montessori in The Arts! is excited to announce Shrek the Musical JR as our 2020 Spring production.

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Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig

BOOK AND LYRICS BY

 DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE    

MUSIC BY

 JEANINE TESORI

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford. “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond

“I’m A Believer” (Neil Diamond) (c) 1966 Stonebridge Music, Foray Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (SESAC), on behalf of Stonebridge Music, and by Foray Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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2019 Summer Stage

presented by Innovation Montessori in the arts!

The 2019 Summer Stage presented their production of Great Moments on Broadway comprised of 26 musical numbers from two dozen shows.

Past Productions

Spring 2019 Aladdin JR

Innovation Montessori Ocoee presented their 2019 production of Aladdin JR on April 6th and 7th at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, Florida.

Special thanks to all of those the contributed to this amazing production.

You can watch the production of Aladdin and a special behind the scenes video via our YouTube Channel HERE

Our productions are made possible by Innovation Montessori in The Arts!

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Music by

ALAN MENKEN

Lyrics by

HOWARD ASHMAN, TIM RICE and CHAD BEGUELIN

Book by

CHAD BEGUELIN

Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker

Synopsis:

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

Winter 2018 The Enchanted Bookshop

Innovation Montessori Ocoee presented their 2018 production of The Enchanted Bookshop on December 14th and 15th at Quest Church in Gotha, Florida.

Special thanks to all of those the contributed to this amazing production.

Watch the production via our YouTube Channel HERE

Synopsis:

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?  Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

Summer 2018 Alice in Wonderland JR

Camp Lakewood at Innovation Montessori Ocoee presented their Summer Camp production of Alice in Wonderland, JR. Twenty performers learned a full show in less than 2 weeks and performed in front of an enthusiastic audience to rave reviews!

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Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico

Based on the 1951 Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" and the novels "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll

Spring 2018 Beauty and the Beast JR

Innovation Montessori Ocoee presented their 2018 production of Beauty and the Beast JR on April 9th and 10th at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, Florida.

Special thanks to all of those the contributed to this amazing production.

Please visit THIS LINK to view photos of our dress rehearsal and performance courtesy of Jennifer Zenkle.

You can watch the production of Beauty and the Beast via our YouTube Channel HERE

Our productions are made possible by Innovation Montessori in The Arts!

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Beauty and the Beast JR

Music by Alan Menken     Music by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice     Lyrics by Linda Woolverton

Originally Directed by

Robert Jess Roth

Originally Produced by

Disney Theatrical Productions

Credits


SHREK THE MUSICAL JR, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR, ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR, and ALADDIN JR
are presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International
423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684
www.MTIShows.com