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September 29, 2018

Phantasmagoria Orlando/DiDonna Productions is proud to present the ninth ALL ORIGINAL installment in their Critically Acclaimed “Whimsically Macabre” Halloween Celebrations PHANTASMAGORIA IX “HOMECOMING”

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PHANTASMAGORIA AS FEATURED NATIONALLY ON PBS 

Called One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.”  by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in multiple cities and states Phantasmagoria is proud to present their next main stage installment of this long running critically acclaimed series PHANTASMAGORIA IX “Homecoming” to celebrate the 2018 Halloween Season and its ninth year of ongoing production! 

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past eight year’s installments - as well as special events and appearances throughout the year the brand new  PHANTASMAGORIA IX thunders on to the stage in five Florida counties with all new stories of terror!  Live performersPhantastical dance, explosive stage combat, large scale puppetry, aerial performance and haunting storytelling combine to create a tapestry of macabre and whimsical horror!   

Join Phantasmagoria’s evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on their newest and perhaps darkest journeys yet through literary tales of terrorand horrific folk stories, legends, and myths. Enter with us into dark and sometimes whimsical tales from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas HoodMexican FolkloreVictorian Poetry and Song, an ancient centuries old  Irish Vampire and much, MUCH more  – all to set the tone for a truly Phantasmagorical Halloween season!     
  
Special VIP Experience!  Available in select cities The VIP show experience will include  Specialty actappearances by members of the Phantasmagoria  troupe woven together to top the evening off in the best and darkest of ways (also includes drink, Phantasmagoria souvenir and more - VIP available in Orlando, Eustis, Sanford and Deland only) 
Under the creation, writing and direction of John DiDonna, with co-direction by Kevin G. Becker, the choreography of Mila Makarovaand others, fight direction by Bill Warriner, all new original music and soundscapes by Les Caulfield and Tod Kimbro, lighting by Jerry Klein, costumes by Shelly Henriott, projections by Dana Mottpuppet direction by Rebekah Lane, and with photography by Chris Bridges, Graphics by Ozelle Sabado, and puppetry/props by Darkvale Studios and Halfmoon Creative Works this new installment presents us with a truly “Phantasmagorical” way to spend a macabre, whimsical, and terrifying Halloween! 

Information and Ticketing can be found on our website at www.PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com or by clicking book now on our facebook page www.facebook.com/PhantasmagoriaOrlando 

WHO:Phantasmagoria/DiDonna Productions 
WHAT:Phantasmagoria IX “Homecoming” 
WHERE/WHEN:     PERFORMING IN 5 COUNTIES! 
ORLANDO, FLORIDA  - ONLY FOUR SHOWS 
October 12, 13, 14, 15  All shows 8pm 
Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Loch Haven Park – Orlando, FL 
Tickets online NOW at orlandoatplay.com / Phone (407) 476-5121 
VIP Tickets available for Friday and Saturday only 

EUSTIS, FLORDA  
October 19, 20 All shows 8pm 
Historic State Theatre109 N Bay St, Eustis, FL 
Tickets online at www.baystreetplayers.org / Phone  (352) 357-7777 
VIP Upgrade available. 

SANFORD, FLORIDA 
October 26th 7:30pm performance 
 Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 
Tickets online NOW at www.wdpac.com  /  Phone  (407) 321-8111 
VIP Upgrade available. 

OCALA, FLORIDA 
October 27th  7:30pm performance 
Reilly Arts Center500 NE 9th St, Ocala, FL 
Tickets online NOW at www.reillyartscenter.com / Phone (352) 351-1606 

DELAND, FLORIDA 
Nov 3rd 7:30pm performance 
Athens Theatre, 124 N Florida Ave, DeLand, FL 
Tickets online NOW at www.athensdeland.com / Phone (386) 736-1500 
VIP Upgrade available. 

TICKETING - Pricing and times vary per location. For information you may also visit www.phantasmagoriaorlando.com for ticket links to all venues.  
PARKING:Varied by venue Lot on site, additional lots and street parking in close proximity 
TICKETS:Varied by Venue. Ticketing on venue websites as well as full menu at             www.phantasmagoriaorlando.com  
  
PHANTASMAGORIA ORLANDO 
Selected Reviews and Media Quotes from Shows and Special Events 

“One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” – Good Day Atlanta 

If I were to write that it was a good performance, I would be making a vast understatement. They were spectacular to state the least. . .I could and would go back to see them again and again.”  
– Nightmare News 

“The entire atmosphere changes. You can feel the hairs on the back of your neck standing up as though there is someone right behind you. . ..”  - Orlando Sentinel 

“Phantasmagoria is visually addictive.  Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.” 
– Maryland Theatre Guide 

“This was the circus every punk and goth kid wanted to run off with in their childhood.” 
–Watermark 

“They keep getting better and better every year!” – Good Day Orlando 

. . .they’ve become masters at quietly placing that cold, dank hand on the back of your neck in that dark theater, just when you least expect it”  FreelineMediaOrlando 

Phantasmagoria is truly a wonderful, unique sight to behold  . . .the audience feels like they have become ensnared by Phantasmagoria’s ghostly tale, and there’s no way out until it’s been finished.  
-  Lion’s Pride Newspaper 

Something wicked this way comes in the form of “Phantasmagoria – Orlando Sentinel 

“A realm of beauty, elegance . . .an adult Halloween treat for the senses!”   TheDailyCity.com 

“. . .blends literature, dance, puppetry and poetry into a wonderful post-modern theatrical tapestry.” 
 WESH.com 
“You may think you've done theater... but you've never done theater like THIS! . . . 
Phantasmagoria is a mesmerizing, transformative experience that tantalizes the eyes, 
ears, mind,and soul.” – Dawn Sabato, ComeSeeOrlando.com 

“Phantasmagoria manages to bring us back to the purest form of storytelling; in which every whisper, every stomp, and every raised inflection has a purpose. The power invoked in their words not only gives these stories life, but aids to entrance the viewer deeper into the haunting brilliance of their world.” Citysurfingorlando.com 


Gothic Horror, and Theater: truly a combination that, when stirred together into the magnificent talent conglomerate known as Phantasmagoria, . . .On every level, it is Phantasmagorgeous.   Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine 

Twisted and engaging, . . .a production that shouldn’t be missed.” – Orlando Weekly 

All are brutal, all are creepy, and all are aimed to keep you on the edge of the chair. And that’s where you spend the evening. . . It’s elegant and mysterious. .  .” – Ink19 

ADDENDUM: PHANTASMAGORIA  
UPCOMING SPECIALEVENTS and PERFORMANCES  
Join Phantasmagoria at these upcoming Central Florida Events!  
  
OCTOBER 2018 
October 14th: Appearance at the Orange County Library, Downtown Branch – 2:00pm  
October 18th: Special Performance Dia de los Muertes – 6:00pm 
October 19th : Creative City Project Immerse 5:00pm  
October 20th: Lake Mary Museum – Lake Mary, FL  
October 20th /21st : Steampunk Industrial Show – Mount Dora, FL  
October 26th – 28th Spooky Empire Walk Through Experience – Orange County Convention Center 
October 30th and 31st – Higgins House/Phantasmagoria Walk through experience – Sanford, FL 
(NOTE: Additional Halloween Season and November appearances TBD)