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Dec 29: “Guys and Dolls” at Lakeland Center

Guys and Dolls is a 1950 musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.  Considered by many to be the perfect musical, it is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories. The show ran for 1200 performances and won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Since […]

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Dec 30: “The Book of Mormon” at the Dr. Phillips Center

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s The Book of Mormon, […]

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Jan 6: Frank Lloyd Wright and More in Lakeland

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the all-time great American architects, left a fabulous legacy to the citizens of Central Florida—no fewer than 18 buildings designed as part of an integrated campus at Florida Southern College in nearby Lakeland.  Twelve buildings were completed between 1938 and 1959 (the year Wright died). The 13th was completed just […]

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Jan 8: Florida Orchestra and Picasso/Dali in St. Pete

This tour offers you both the performing arts and the visual arts as you hear a Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert in the morning and tour the extraordinary  “Picasso/Dali Dali/Picasso” exhibit at The Salvador Dali Museum in the afternoon. Florida Orchestra Concert There are not many orchestras that offer morning concerts, including a pre-concert conversation with […]

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Jan 13: Pine Island and a Stroll on Captiva

This is a (slightly modified) repeat of one of our most successful and enjoyable trips. If you missed it then, here’s another chance to go. On this tour, Captiva Cruises owner Richard Finkel will take us once again to one of Southwest Florida’s few remaining unspoiled natural attractions and one of its best kept secrets […]

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Jan 16: Pink Panther at 50–a Tribute to Henry Mancini

Come with us and help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic film The Pink Panther at Orlando’s spectacular new Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts with the music of the 20-time Grammy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini. This tribute features not only a bevy of outstanding performers reviewing his amazing music but also film projections from Mancini’s many hit films […]

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Jan 21: Manatee Tour on the St. John’s River with Kenny Boyd

We have had so much fun on our previous kayak tours that we just had to do it again. This time, we have picked a different location to paddle and so, even if you have been on one of our earlier tours (24 April and 14 October 2014), this one provides the perfect excuse for […]

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Jan 23: Ybor City: Past, Present, Future

Historic Ybor City in northeast Tampa, once known as the cigar capital of the world, is today a National Historic Landmark District. And Seventh Avenue, Ybor City’s main commercial thoroughfare, has been named one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. On Friday, January 23, Orange Blossom Tours will give you a […]

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Jan 27: “Newsies” at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines — direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding […]

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Jan 28: Tour the Everglades Agricultural Area

On this farm tour, we’ll learn about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) —700,000 acres of unusually fertile farmland located directly south of Lake Okeechobee and directly north of the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) that drain into Everglades National Park. But if this farm tour is to take place, we will need your help–more about that later. […]

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Feb 1: “Crazy for You” at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

Broadway Palm’s offerings — both food and show — are consistently good.  That’s why we keep going back. Our next visit takes place on Sunday, February 1; we will be attending the 1:15 matinee. Crazy for You is a romantic love musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony […]

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Feb 4: “The Rat Pack Lounge” at Winter Park Playhouse

Central Florida Premiere! Frank, Dean and Sammy are up in heaven, but they left some unfinished business back on earth and have only one night to make it right. With over 30 hit songs including “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” and “My Way,” this swingin’ musical will have you savoring the unforgettable days of highballs and […]

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Feb. 3: Avon Park As You May Not Know It

You may be surprised that we are offering a tour of Avon Park. Sure, you can go the short distance to Avon Park on your own, but there are a lot of interesting places to see that are best experienced on a group tour or that aren’t accessible except to a group. So please read […]

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Feb 6: Circus Sarasota

Once again this year, Orange Blossom Tours will be attending Opening Night at Circus Sarasota on Friday, February 6, and once again, we will have ringside seats. This year, it’s an especially big event because high wire artist and Sarasota native Nik Wallenda will be performing. You will recall that Wallenda’s latest incredible feat occurred […]

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Mar 16-20: 5 days in Historic St. Augustine

St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, also holds the distinction of being one of the most charming. It boasts attractions like military forts, stately castles, historic lighthouses, scenic nature trails and tranquil beaches. Historical reenactments, recreations, artifacts and relics can be found on every corner, bringing to life the timeless stories of other eras. Stroll Saint Augustine’s […]

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