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Tickets for the 2020 Tulip Festival Night Show, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, will be on sale starting Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Tickets will be available at the Orange City Chamber Office starting at 8:00 a.m. that day. An option to buy online is also available this year and can be purchased here: ONLINE TICKETS (octulipfestival.com/tickets). Tickets are available for $25 each.
In addition to the May 14-16 lineup of showings with a start time of 8:00 p.m., there will be an additional show this year, taking place on Tuesday, May 12. The Tuesday and Wednesday shows will begin at a special time, 6:30 p.m., creating a family-friendly time frame for all to enjoy.
Boasting a long history, the Tulip Festival Night Show is a must-see attraction for all ages. The show is performed in the Unity Christian Knight Center, located at 216 Michigan Avenue SW in Orange City.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, New Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II .
Orchestrations by Danny Troob, Music Adaptation & Arrangements by David Chase, Additional Lyrics By Douglas Carter Beane, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac
R&H Theatricals (Licensor) represents the stage performance rights to over 100 musicals by more than 200 writers. These include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein (including OKLAHOMA!, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE SOUND OF MUSIC), Rodgers & Hart (PAL JOEY, BABES IN ARMS), and Kern & Hammerstein (SHOW BOAT), as well as musicals by Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, WHITE CHRISTMAS), Andrew Lloyd Webber (CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Adam Guettel (THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, FLOYD COLLINS), Kurt Weill (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, LADY IN THE DARK), such perennials as BIG RIVER, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and FOOTLOOSE, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway — SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ — and Off-Broadway — I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Recently added titles include IN THE HEIGHTS, A CATERED AFFAIR, IT’S ONLY LIFE, [title of show], LOVE MUSIK, FACE THE MUSIC, REEFER MADNESS, ALTAR BOYZ, BERNARDA ALBA, MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, and BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY. R&H Theatricals is an Imagem company: www.rnh.com.
Artwork and special order tulips offered in celebration of 80th Tulip Festival
The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce a commemorative framed artwork set for the 2020 Orange City Tulip Festival, slated for May 14-16.
The artwork selected for the 80th annual Tulip Festival are three framed canvases, each showcasing a different piece of downtown Orange City’s tulip mural located at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street NE.
“We look forward to offering these art pieces as a celebration of the 80th Tulip Festival,” says Cristi Kelch, co-chairman of the Steering Committee. “We are excited to give residents and visitors of the festival a unique piece of Orange City to enjoy in their own homes throughout the year.”
Though all three pieces coordinate and showcase the full downtown mural, the individual framed canvases can be purchased and displayed separately. One 10.25-inch by 10.25-inch framed canvas costs $50.00, or all three can be purchased for a discounted price of $125.00.
The 21- by 100-foot tulip mural downtown Orange City was painted by Mark Alsum in 2011, and depicts a bed of vibrant red, yellow and purple tulips as well as a Dutch windmill. The mural was inspired by the bright tulips that bloom each year at the annual Tulip Festival. The mural was commissioned by the Orange City Arts Council and the Orange City Betterment Board contributed funds to the project.
“This mural is a great representation of this year’s festival theme of ‘Vibrant Together. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.’” says Kelch. “The mural itself was inspired and completed by multiple organizations in Orange City that all worked together to make what is now an iconic landmark in Orange City and a beautiful backdrop for our festival each year.”
In order to re-create the mural artwork on canvas, hours were spent color-correcting and making sure each detail of the mural was accurately represented. Ken Fry of Centrum Foto and Taylor Reynolds of the Orange City Chamber in Orange City provided their expertise for this process.
The canvases can be ordered by calling the Tulip Festival office at 712-707-4510.
To coordinate with the canvas artwork, a special mix of tulip bundles are available for purchase. The special 80th Anniversary Special Tulip Bundle include red, yellow and purple tulips. Each bundle includes 20 bulbs for $25. To order the 80th Anniversary Special Tulip Bundle, contact Tulip Town Bulb Company at 712-737-3670.
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