Events at University Campus Include Musical, Spring Concert, Egg Hunt

March 31, 2017

Saint Leo University welcomes those near University Campus to come and enjoy any of the following events. Parking is available near Benedictine Hall for the Black Box Theatre, in the campus garage, and in campus surface lots on evenings and weekends. The campus is at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, 33574. That is about four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285).

Advisory: Watch for State Road 52 construction and possible nighttime closures.

Photo of performers in the musical student production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m. and beyond - Performance time for the student production of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  in the Black Box Theatre of Benedictine Hall. Student performers are staging this story of six quirky middle-school students expressing their feelings about an upcoming spelling bee in song. The show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. An interactive element ensures the performances will be original each night. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the theatre program. Another performances is set for Sunday, April 2. Performances resume the following weekend Friday, April 7; Saturday, April 8; and Sunday, April 9. All performance times are at 7 p.m.

To reserve tickets or to get more information, email: The event sponsor is the Department of Language Studies and the Arts, part of the School of Arts and Sciences. 

Monday, April 3, daytime – The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies is sponsoring a half-day of educational programming open to the public called “Antidote to Fear: Catholic-Jewish-Muslim Dialogue on Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism.” Three sessions will take place in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Admission is free. Visitors may join for any or all of the sessions. (Lunch is not included in this program.) The program schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., “Understanding Islam” with guest speaker Dr. Souheil Zekri, administrative director of Mishkah University.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., “Dialogue on Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism,” panel with Dr. Matthew Tapie, CCJS director; Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am, Tampa; and Dr. Zekri.
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., “Understanding Judaism” with Rabbi Rosenberg. 

For more information or special accommodations, please contact Megan Orendorf at or (352) 588-8401.

The views expressed during the event are those of the speakers and not necessarily represent the views of the university.

Sunday, April 9, 2 to 4 p.m. – Families with young children are invited to join Easter-themed outdoor fun at Eggstravaganza in The Bowl overlooking Lake Jovita. There will be an Easter egg hunt, egg toss, egg race, and other games. Candy and snacks will be available. This free event is sponsored by the university’s First Year Experience team and by Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

For more information, contact

Spring Sing Tunes in Bloom Photo

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. - The New Moon Concert Series presents “Spring Sing: Tunes in Bloom” in the Black Box Theatre of Benedictine Hall. This musical showcase features the Saint Leo Singers, Saint Leo Chamber Singers, Saint Leo Rhythm Machine, and Saint Leo Strings and is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. While admission is free, seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Email Megan Orendorf at this address and indicate how many seats you would like to reserve: