Osceola Arts introduces Dogfight and other new events this month

Osceola Arts is introducing limited engagement runs of contemporary musicals this season. Up first, Dogfight, a musical with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Peter Duncan. Beginning Friday, Oct. 25, this production will run only two weekends, closing on Sunday, Nov. 3. Based on the 1991 film of the same name, Dogfight takes place in 1963 San Francisco and tells the story of a young soldier as he looks for a last-minute date to a party. Enter kind, simple and trusting Rose, and what starts out as a cruel invitation ends in a timeless lesson of love and compassion.

Directed by Randy Tapper, this musical features a cast of talented actors who are excited to bring this story to life. Tickets start at only $25, with senior, student and group rates available. Showtimes for Dogfight are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. This show contains adult language, themes and situations and is recommended for mature audiences only. Additionally, Osceola Arts is will also offer three other seasonal events this month.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Big Band Fall Concert will be at 7 p.m. This 90-minute free concert will feature a multitude of jazz classics. Finally, straight from New York City, The Rat Pack Undead will hold two shows on Oct. 31. This traveling show features the infamous crooners who are back from the dead and putting a spooky spin on some of their biggest hits. Tickets for the 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows begin at $20. For additional information and to purchase show tickets, visit OsceolaArts.org or call 407-846-6257.

The mission of Osceola Arts is to promote, cultivate and foster interest and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a non-profit organization, is located at 2411 E. U.S. Highway, 192, Kissimmee. For more information, visit OsceolaArts.org.