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Mount Dora in Lake County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sonnentag Theater at the Icehouse

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, September 7, 2020
1. Sonnentag Theater at the Icehouse Marker
Inscription.  In 1948, The Icehouse Players came into being when a handful of determined folks volunteered six months of sweat equity to renovate the former Mount Dora Ice Company at 120 Charles Avenue into a community theater. The original footprint was on the site of the current marina; approximately a hundred yards from the sculpture.

On February 7, 1949, The Icehouse Theatre theater opened its first show, a light comedy called, Returned Engagement. For the next decade, the Players produced sixty shows in the converted ice plant.

In 1958, on land donated by the City, the current 270-seat Icehouse was opened at 1100 N. Unser Street, at the corner of 11th Avenue. In 2011, a major renovation was launched with a generous gift from the Sonnentag Foundation and the largesse of several other donors. In appreciation the theater was re-christened.
 
Erected by Sonnentag Theater at the Icehouse.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 28° 47.826′ 
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By Jay Kravetz, September 7, 2020
2. Sonnentag Theater at the Icehouse Marker
N, 81° 38.588′ W. Marker is in Mount Dora, Florida, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Avenue and South Terminal Street, on the right when traveling east on Charles Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Charles Ave, Mount Dora FL 32757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakeside Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Joe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line Train Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); The World War (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Mount Dora Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Dora Community Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); John P. Donnelly House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Dora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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