The Kaleidoscope Theater is actually located in Lynn Haven Florida but serves Panama City and Panama City Beach. There are numerous shows and plays going on all year long, however, most December the theater takes a break but in January, it will start up again starting on January 9 with “Said the Spider to the Spy”. This will be held on January 9, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM. There are also many shows on January 11, 18th and 25th at 2:00 PM.

Theater and Plays in Panama City BeachWritten by Fred Carmichael and directed by Sandy Wilson, this comedy spy thriller couples intrigue and hilarious shenanigans. A case of mistaken identity brings forth some of the best comedy ever written. Throughout the play various characters alternate between spy and spy catcher. Tickets range anywhere from $8-$20 depending on the type of performance and time of day. There are also senior and military discounts, as well as student discounts. The Kaleidoscope Theater also offers seasonal tickets, which is a savings of $20 off of regular door prices.

The Kaleidoscope Theater, founded in 1971, offers a variety of musicals and performance plays throughout Panama City Beach. In 1989, the Kaleidoscope Theater had grown to the point of needing a larger facility and open their current facility with the production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Originally a church building (snicker), it now serves as the production support facility and focuses on current fundraising efforts throughout Bay County.

The term “kaleidoscope” was used as the name of the theater for a unique invention that creates patterns of light and color in an ever-changing series of visual treats. The name certainly said the theater’s colorful traditions.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this winter season and are little tired of the beach check out the Kaleidoscope Theater. There’s always something new happening and unique plays and musicals going on year round.

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