Carkitt Market Stage
Live Musical Show
Presenting two shows throughout the day: singing witch Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in concert, and a trunk show of Tales from Beedle the Bard, including puppet performances of Tale of the Three Brothers.
I saw both of these shows and thought they were pretty darn good. Basically, "Elestina Warbeck and the Banshees" is a concert-style street performance featuring “The Singing Sorceress” and original music titles created by J.K. Rowling including: “A Cauldron Full Of Hot, Strong Love,” “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart” and “You Charmed The Heart Right Out Of Me”.T he other show is "The Tales of Beedle the Bard." This is a re-telling of the “Tale of The Three Brothers” by Beedle the Bard by actors and puppeteers who bring the story of The Deathly Hallows to life during a live on stage performance using intricate puppets inspired by the feature film’s animation sequences. These two shows are excellent. Beedle the Bard has great acting, detailed props, the puppets are gorgeous in a creepy kind of way, and the way the actors perform while maneuvering them is quite clever, though some of the dialogue can get difficult to understand, especially during the Fountain tale. Celestina and the Banshees is a toe-tapping great time as well and just a great time. Overall, these are both not to bed missed and some of the best live shows in all of Orlando. 8.5/10
I've only seen the Celestina Warbeck show and I'm in love with it. I ended up seeing it 5 times during my last stay. I wish I could buy her record somewhere and she would sign it for me. The life singing is close to Shirley Bassey and the lyrics are fun.
We saw all three shows, with repeat viewings, during our long Universal vacation. All three are excellent. We never cared much for the Hogsmeade outdoor shows, but these three are far more interesting to regular tourists like us who aren't overly into the Harry Potter books & movies, but love what Universal has done with HP in their theme parks.
I saw 2 showings of The Tale of the Three Brothers. Good acting in both forms- as Diagon Alley team members and as characters from WWoHP drama school. The story was as in the movie almost exactly with scripted ad-libs. Props and puppets were nicely detailed.