The Hippodrome presents Souvenir: Virtual Event Opening Night

  • When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020,  7:00 pm -  9:00 pm
  • Location: Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601
  • Cost: $30

Miss seeing people at the theater? Join us for our Opening Night Party ONLINE! Come and have conversations with the actors, designers, director, and each other before we all get to watch the production together. The Virtual Lobby will open at 6:30 p.m. on July 21 and the performance will start at 7 p.m. The Hippodrome Theatre is excited to launch it’s very first virtual production, Souvenir by Stephen Temperley, which will be pre-recorded and offered completely online!

Souvenir is a side-splitting celebration of the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the real-life singer whose voice made her a legend— for her complete lack of pitch and rhythm.

The Hippodrome had originally planned to stage Rock of Ages this summer but had to cancel the production due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of negotiation with the Actor’s Equity Association, the Hippodrome is currently one of the first regional theatres to be granted this unique contract that allows online viewings of brand new performances.

Souvenir will star Hippodrome Company Members Kelly Atkins as Florence Foster Jenkins and Malcolm Gets as her accompanist, Cosme McMoon.

Souvenir will be available to stream July 21-26. Tickets can be purchased online at For additional questions, patrons can visit our website or call our Box Office at (352) 375-4477 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.