Asolo Rep proudly announces the final show of our 2015-16 season, the U.S. premiere of the U.K. phenomenon HETTY FEATHER, Jacqueline Wilson’s wildly popular novel adapted into a thrilling theatrical masterpiece; A 2015 Olivier Award nominee for Best Family Entertainment, HETTY FEATHER runs June 2-26 in the Mertz Theatre

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Asolo Rep proudly announces the final show of our 2015-16 season, the U.S. premiere of the U.K. phenomenon HETTY FEATHER, Jacqueline Wilson’s wildly popular novel adapted into a thrilling theatrical masterpiece. A 2015 Olivier Award nominee for Best Family Entertainment, HETTY FEATHER runs June 2-26 in the Mertz Theatre.


“It is very exciting to present the U.S. premiere of HETTY FEATHER, a beloved U.K. theatre sensation now completing a hugely successful run on London’s West End. We look forward to welcoming families and patrons of all ages to this coming-of-age story filled with music, circus magic and a lot of heart.”

– Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director



Asolo Repertory Theatre

June 3-26

Preview June 2

Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson

Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves

Directed by Sally Cookson


Charles Dickens meets Orphan Annie meets Cirque du Soleil in this smashing new play that has taken the U.K. by storm. Based on Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling novel, Hetty Feather is a feisty young 19th century redhead with an indomitable imagination and a zest for adventure. Left at the not-so-tender mercies of the Foundling Hospital as a baby, Hetty’s quest to find her true home takes her from the English countryside to the traveling circus to the mean streets of London, all by way of thrilling aerial and circus feats, live music and spectacular story-telling. A true celebration of the random nature of life, this is a must-see theatrical adventure for all ages.

Family Packages available!


Note special HETTY FEATHER performance times:


Wednesdays at 2pm & 7pm

Thursdays at 7pm

Fridays at 7pm

Saturdays at 10:30am & 3:30pm

Sundays at 1pm & 5:30pm

Purchase tickets here.



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REP SEASON BEGINS IN JANUARY with 3 fantastic shows opening in 3 weeks!


January 6–April 9

All The Way

By Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Emily Sophia Knapp

1964 was a pivotal year in American history and Lyndon Baines Johnson sat at the center of it all in this action-packed, electrifying portrayal of one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history.


January 13–February 25

Living on Love

By Joe DiPietro

Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin

Directed by Peter Amster

There’s only one person with a worse temperament, bigger ego and more flamboyant sense of self-importance than opera diva Raquel – and that’s her husband, the Italian maestro Vito De Angelis. This brand new comedy takes us on a glamorous romp through the worlds of opera, marriage and celebrity.


January 20–April 10

Ah, Wilderness!

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Greg Leaming

A comedy…by Eugene O’Neill? Yes! One of the pillars of 20th-century drama who created some of the most tragic stories for the stage, O’Neill also penned the wonderfully romantic and sweetly funny, Ah Wilderness as his coming-of-age love letter to a simpler time in America.


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Donate to All Faiths Food Bank

If you are attending WEST SIDE STORY on or before December 24, please consider bringing a can of food or non-perishable food item for the All Faiths Food Bank box located outside our box office.



The Liar

December 30 – January 17 | Preview December 29

By David Ives
Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
d by Justin Lucero

“What’s the funniest play ever written? I used to think it was Noises Offbut now that I’ve seen The Liar, I’m not so sure.”
— Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal


“astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences”

— Washington Examiner


“If there’s anything half as entertaining as The Liar onstage hereabouts, I’d be obliged if someone would let me know about it.”

— Washington City Paper


The charming and handsome Dorante is a compulsive liar who thrives on telling extraordinary tales and passing them off as truth. Upon his arrival home in Paris, Dorante quickly falls for the lady Clarice—and just as quickly confuses her name with her friend’s, Lucrece’s. With the help of Cliton, his newly hired servant who cannot tell a lie, Dorante mistakenly pursues Lucrece, thinking her to be Clarice. Meanwhile, Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe, who is overwrought and enraged by misguided stories that Clarice was seen with another man. Chaos ensues and mistaken identities abound as Dorante lavishes lie upon lie in a comedy rife with rampant emotions, passionate love, and unending humor.


Tickets for all FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training tickets are available through the Asolo Repertory Theatre Box Office. Call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388.
Purchase tickets here.


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