June 3-9 – Orlando Sentinel


25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: It’s not easy to learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. 7:30 p.m.; June 3-4, June 9; Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave. at DeLand; $26 to $31; 386-736-1500; athensdeland.com

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Design and Technology Team: Grades 3-9 This theater-focused technical program runs in conjunction with the production camp. 9:00 a.m.; June 6; Garden Theater, 160 W. Plant St. in Winter Garden; $400; orlandoatplay.com

CFCArts Summer Camp Season: CFCArts Summer Camps will include several camps and workshops throughout the summer season. 9:00 a.m.; June 6; Central Florida Community Arts, 1111 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando; orlandoatplay.com

Disney on Broadway: Musical Theater Camp: Join us for this two week musical theater camp. Campers will sing, play and dance to some of Broadway’s most popular shows, Disney-Style. 9:00 a.m.; June 6; 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee; $275; orlandoatplay.com

The Evolution of a Play: Playwright Joseph Reed Hayes The play, “If I had My Way,” will be produced June 16-20 in Orlando. It is a work that was conceived when Hayes was in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2007. 2 p.m.; June 3; ACA Downtown: Harris House, 214 South Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach; free; 321-245-2580; eventbrite.com

Jonny and the puppets: Jonny & the Puppets every Monday at 10 a.m. during our summer reading program. Enjoy picture books, action songs and puppet shows. 10:00 a.m.; June 6; Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42 in Paisley; 352-253-6180; mylakelibrary.evanced.info

Orlando Ballet Summer Camp: With half-day and full-day options, Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Center Dance Camp is designed to provide our young students with intense ongoing ballet training. 9:00 a.m.; June 6; Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Center, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive in Orlando; $575; orlandoatplay.com

Performers Edge Dance Center, Inc.: 5:00 p.m.; June 4-5; Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland; rpfundingcenter.com

Pirate puppet show: An interactive pirate-themed puppet show followed by a balloon artist and craft. 2 p.m.; June 6; Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave. in Tavares; 352-253-6180; mylakelibrary.evanced.info

Shrek the Musical Jr.: The second and eighth graders will stage a fully staged production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” 9:00 a.m.; June 6; West End Trading Co., 202 S. Sanford Ave. at Sanford. in $425; orlandoatplay.com

‘Spells of the Sea’ at the Pegasus Play Lab: “Spells of the Sea,” a new immersive musical for kids four and up, is set to set sail at the University of Central Florida. 7 p.m.; June 4-5; Black Box Theater, UCF Theater, 4000 Central Florida Blvd. in Orlando; $10 to $15; 407-823-1500; ci.ovationtix.com

Summer Institute I: An intensive week-long musical theater training program with an emphasis on vocal development, acting, dance, role study and gaining stage experience. 9:00 a.m.; June 6; Church on Drive, 1914 Edgewater Drive in Orlando; orlandoatplay.com

Theatre: Pump Boys and Dinettes: The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane products on Highway 57 in Grand Old Opry Country. The ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp restaurant next door. 2 p.m.; June 3-5, 8-9; The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C in Winter Park; $22 to $46; 407-645-0145; app.arts-people.com

Waitress: 7:30 p.m.; June 7; Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Rd. in Melbourne

The Young Company: measure for measure: From 9th to 12th grade. The Young Company is an introduction to the world of professional theatre. 10:00 a.m.; June 6; Orlando Shakes, 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando; $600; orlandoatplay.com

Youth Academy Summer Musical: For class students 7-12. Large-scale musical production. 2:30 p.m.; June 6; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St. in Orlando; $625; orlandoatplay.com

Things to do


A look at entertainment and sporting events in Orlando and Central Florida.

Bilingual Baby Shark/Tiburón Bebé Bilingüe: Dance and move to Baby Shark, the catchiest song under the sea. Baila y muévete con Tiburón Bebé, la melodía más pegada bajo el Tue 11 a.m.; June 6; Southeast Branch, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd. ; Orlando; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info

Country Night with DJ KEP: Free online dance lessons. Stick around and listen to DJ Kep play some of the best country tunes. 5:00 p.m.; June 8; Union Hall, 1023 Florida Ave. in Lakeland

Dream by Emergence Dance Company: Dream shows the journey of getting lost and finding ourselves as we try to do something with our lives. The ethereal fantasy is presented in three parts: Dreaming, exploring and discovering. 5:30 p.m.; June 5; ME Performing Arts, 1300 LaQuinta Drive in Orlando; $20; orlandoatplay.com

FDT Session #1 Princess and Superhero Dance Camp: For 3-6 year olds. Mini-showcase at 11 a.m. on June 10. Tuition: $150. 9am-11am; June 6; Florida Dance Theater, 305 W. Main St. in Lakeland; polkarts.org

Learn square dancing: All ages, singles and couples are welcome. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (closed toe and closed heel). 7 p.m.; June 6; Magnolia Building 702 E. Orange St. in Lakeland; free; 863-224-3393; business.lakelandchamber.com

Line dancing lessons: 3:00 p.m.; June 8; Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora; ci.mount-dora.fl.us

Song/dance workshop Six Wives: Join us for a week of Broadway show choreography. Technique, style and “Heart Of Stone”. Henry VIII was a famous dictator, but his SIX wives take center stage in this boot camp. 10:00 a.m.; June 6; Theater South Playhouse, 7601 Della Drive #15 in Orlando; orlandoatplay.com


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