Opera Orlando will be performing a family-friendly musical revue called Baseball: A Musical Love Letter at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre in Ivanhoe Village the weekend of May 19.
According to a press release, the musical “weaves together the history of baseball with music from every corner of the American songbook: opera, musical theater, and jazz.” The cabaret-style performance traces baseball’s history from the 1919 Black Sox Scandal to the rise of the Negro Leagues, to WWII and the founding of the Women’s Baseball League.
The production features special guest Danny Cox, a renowned folk, blues, and roots singer-songwriter with a 55-year career in cinema, theater, recording, and writing who was inspired by the civil rights movement.
Opera Orlando is also teaming up with Orange County Regional History Center on Thursday, May 11 to host a pre-game event called Opera at Bat: An Evening of Baseball, History, and Music, which will feature selections from the show as well as a talk on baseball’s rich history in Central Florida. The event is free to attend and will start at 6:30 p.m. at the History Center. Click HERE for more information.
Tickets to Baseball: A Musical Love Letter start at $50 and are available HERE for purchase.