To inspire the residents of Central Florida to examine relevant issues by elevating them through innovative and intimate storytelling.
Tierra del Sol was formerly a Country Club with performances as a backdrop to the outstanding food and impeccable golf course views. It has since transitioned, bringing the performances to the forefront by evolving into a new Black Box Theatre. The Studio Theatre is now a flexible theatre with ninety-nine seats and options for Thrust, Round, or Proscenium style seating. There will be 100 performances total in the inaugural season (25 performances per each of the 4 shows), that will commence from November 2016 through April 2017.
The Studio Theatre is an extension of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center™, located in The Spanish Springs Town Square™, in The Villages Community. The Sharon® is primarily a touring house hosting a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from concerts and comedians to dance, musicals, and operas. The Sharon seats just over 1,000 guests in a multi-level theater offering state of the art audio, visual, and theatrical rigging systems to create an entertainment experience second to none.
The Studio Theatre will be staffed by The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center's employees as well as a few new members. The Sharon's Educational Director, Trevin Cooper will direct two out of the four shows (Private Lives and Proof) the Artistic Director, Whitney Morse will appear in three of the plays (as Diana in Next to Normal, Cathy in The Last Five Years, and Claire in Proof) while Technical Director, Kenneth Constant; Lighting Director, Dan Hopper; and Audio Director, Eric Mielke will be designing the entire season. Gary Powell will be jumping from The Sharon to The Studio Theatre as Musical Director. The team is excited to produce its own work.