PHANTASMAGORIA VIII “The Chains of Fire”

Phantasmagoria Orlando/DiDonna Productions is proud to present the eighth ALL ORIGINAL installment in their Critically Acclaimed “Whimsically Macabre” Halloween Celebrations (Photos: Chris Bridges)

PHANTASMAGORIA VIII

“The Chains of Fire”


Called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.” by Good Day Atlanta, and direct from its successful sold out performances in Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore, Ocala, Deland and Eustis with its third touring show, Phantasmagoria is proud to be presenting their next main stage installment of this long running series PHANTASMAGORIA VIII “The Chains of Fire” to celebrate the 2017 Halloween Season and its eighth year in Central Florida!

With the ongoing critically acclaimed success of the past seven year’s installments – as well as special events and appearances throughout the year– the brand new PHANTASMAGORIA VIII thunders on to the Mandell Stage at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center with all new stories of terror! Live performers, “Phantastical” 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 terror, and horrific folk stories, legends, and myths. Enter with us into dark tales from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Charlotte Perkins Gilman among many others – all to set the tone for a truly Phantasmagorical Halloween season!



This year Phantasmagoria also shakes up our Special VIP Experience! The VIP show will occur BEFORE the main stage show on select nights only (Fri/Sat nights and Halloween) as we introduce our “Phantasticaly Phantabulous Sideshow Extravaganza!” Specialty acts, special guests, and appearances by members of the Phantasmagoria troupe weave together to start the evening off in the best and darkest of ways! This year all VIP seating can be RESERVED (for the first time) upon coming to the door to ensure prime seating for all our VIP guests. At the end of the show, the VIP audience member will also be treated to a final encore especially designed for them! VIP also includes a glass of wine or soft drink, a take home gift and more!

Under the creation, writing and direction of John DiDonna, with co-direction by Seth Kubersky, and Kevin G. Becker, the choreography of Mila Makarova, Serafina Schiano and 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 Mott, and with photog