Is Orlando’s ambitious ‘Secret Library’ the theater of the future?

Improv comedy. A mystery. Interactive theater. An escape room. “The Secret Library” is all of these.

The new online experience is also one of the most ambitious digitally driven projects to come out of Orlando’s arts scene since the coronavirus first shut down theaters and theme parks alike.

“We’ve got big dreams,” says producer Todd Zimmerman, who hopes the experience can “offer an escape to those who dare to go on an adventure but would like to stay safe at home.”

But could a show ideal for stay-at-home coronavirus times also be the show of the future?

Zimmerman thinks so. He owns Orlando-based Odd-O-Ts Entertainment, which has created shows for SeaWorld, Legoland Florida, Busch Gardens in Tampa and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines among others. The company also is home to Gromalot Theatre Company, a troupe specializing in physical comedy.

With Zimmerman’s theme-park background, he first pictured “The Secret Library” as

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