Wicked Little Tales – Orlando


“Wicked Little Tales”

Phantasmagoria Orlando and DiDonna Productions,

Present the first ever “Tour Version” of the Critically Acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe

 ORLANDO – June 22, 2015 – The critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA,in collaboration with DiDonna Productions, will premiere its new touring show, PHANTASMAGORIA “Wicked Little Tales” with a limited engagement weekend of only 3 performances at the Mandell Theater of the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, July 24th, 25th, and 26th before leaving for its first Atlanta Performances.  Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8:00pm. Prices are $15.00 for students and $20.00 for general admission with a $5.00 per ticket add on for VIP guests. (VIP after show to immediately follow main stage performance)

PHANTASMAGORIA “Wicked Little Tales” will thunder onto the stage at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center with its haunting and whimsical stories of horror, “Phantastical” dance, live music, explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry and enthralling storytelling.

Join this evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on their journey through their most popular tales of terror from diverse authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens and many others including horrific folk tales, legends and myths from around the world.

Stare into the darkness of Poe’s classic “The Raven”;  journey to another continent as we live the Bantu tribe’s tale of the orphan boy Adjani – and his darkest revenge; laugh out loud at the cannibal appetite of Dickens own “Captain Murderer”; cower in a thunder filled room as a figure of darkness draws close in “Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood”; and come face to face with Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” –  a creature better left to the imagination – and much, much more.

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past five years’ installments in Orlando, Florida – as well as ever popular special events and appearances throughout the year –  PHANTASMAGORIA “Wicked Little Tales”will feature the troupes first ever “Best Of” the last five years of sold out shows that have enjoyed rave reviews.                       


Something wicked this way comes in the form of Phantasmagoria, . . .

Scary never seemed so stylish.”  – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel


“. . . Phantasmagoria blends literature, dance, puppetry and poetry into a

wonderful post-modern theatrical tapestry.” – WESH.com


“A realm of beauty, elegance and just the right amount of spookiness. . .

one of my favorite productions of the year! . . Gorgeousness and Gothic,. . .

Don’t miss it!” – Denna Eramo, The Daily City


“. . .another astounding show filled with storytellers, dancers, and chorus

based on tales of terror from Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens,

among folk tales, legends and myths. . .” – Michael Gavin, InsidetheMagic.net

 Under the creation and direction of John DiDonna, with additional direction by Seth Kubersky, and Kevin G. Becker, the choreography of Mila Makarova and Dion Leonhard, fight direction by Bill Warriner, and all original music and soundscapes by Les Caulfield (including additional original music by Tod Kimbro), costumes by Shelly Henriott (with original designs by Jennifer Bonner) and projections by Dana Mott, this new “Best of” installment presents us with a truly “Phantasmagorical” way to spend a whimsical, macabre and exhilarating evening of theater.

Featuring members of our Phantasmagoria Troupe including Chris Prueitt, Josh Geoghagen, Stephen Lima, John DiDonna, Sara Costello, Kim Hough, Mila Makarova, Gina Makarova, Dion Leonhard, Bill Warriner, Serafina Schiano, Mary Beth Spurlock, Kaitlin Elizabeth Baxter, and Keisha Delva

As a very special celebration VIP guests will be treated to early entry/choice of seats, an autographed tour poster, as well as a post show entertainment of dance, fire performance, and an additional story!

WHO:            Phantasmagoria Orlando/ DiDonna Productions

WHAT:         “PHANTASMAGORIA –“Wicked Little Tales”

AGE:             Phantasmagoria “Wicked Little Tales” is appropriate for all ages. Due to some

                     horror elements, children 8 and above is suggested.

WHEN:           Limited 3-show Orlando engagement

July 24th, 25th and 26th only

Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings at 8:00pm (VIP show follows)

WHERE:         The John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center – Mandell Theatre

(Loch Haven Park, Orlando – corner of 1792 and Princeton)

TICKETS:       General Admission $20.00 / Student $15.00 / $5.00 per ticket VIP add on

Will Call Cash Only at Door: 407.328.9005

Credit Card Orders: www.orlandoatplay.com (Note, for VIP additional $5.00 cash at door for Credit Card Orders)

                        (If available tickets will also be available at the door at the time of performances.)

PARKING:      On premises in parking lot of theater.

WEBSITE:      For more information on Phantasmagoria please visit: www.PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com / www.facebook.com/PhantasmagoriaOrlando



Phantasmagoria “Wicked Little Tales” will perform at AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse for a 4 show limited engagement July 31, Aug 1 and Aug 2, with evening performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm, (each followed by VIP performances)




Atlanta Workshop Players is proud to present a 5-day workshop with the creators of PHANTASMAGORIA July 28th – August 1st 10am – 6pm each day (Culminating in Performance).

In this 5-day intensive workshop participants will work with PHANTASMAGORIA creator/writer/director John DiDonna, Fight Director Bill Warriner, Choreographer Mila Makarova, Principal dancer Dion Leonhard and Vocal Coach Kevin G. Becker. Workshops will include auditioning, storytelling, dance, ensemble movement, puppet work, and all the skill sets necessary for a production of PHANTASMAGORIA. During the 5 days a PHANTASMAGORIA preshow will be cast, rehearsed and staged with all students, to be presented along with the troupe’s Saturday, August 1 matinee showing. Workshop includes talk back, meet and greet and shadowing with the full touring troupe and attendance at their technical rehearsals at AWP’s Barefoot Playhouse.

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