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  • Orlando Fringe review: 'The Greatest Musical Never Written by Two Nobodies'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'The Greatest Musical Never Written by Two Nobodies'
    There's a running joke throughout "The Greatest Musical Never Written by Two Nobodies" that Fringe Festival shows start with a concept, but then the creators run out of time before fully developing it. It's a joke that hits too close to home in "The...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Jekyll n' Hyde: A Rap Musical'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Jekyll n' Hyde: A Rap Musical'
    "Something's off/Something's wrong/Something I can't put my finger on…" So goes a hypnotic chorus early in SAK Comedy Lab's production of "Jekyll n' Hyde: A Rap Musical" at the Orlando Fringe Festival. In this entertaining, smartly written show,...
  • Like/Dislike: Gwen Grastorf, actor

    Like/Dislike: Gwen Grastorf, actor
    Ever wonder what the circus was like 70 years ago? Ask the performers of the Happenstance Theater. The visual, poetic theater company will be putting on its own version of what goes down under the big top with "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus,"...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Oyster Boy'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Oyster Boy'
    There are a lot of individual things to like about "Oyster Boy" at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Based on a Tim Burton short story, "Oyster Boy" tells of a couple who fall in love and have a child — born with a strangely misshapen head. The music,...
  • Orlando Fringe Festival previews: The familiar, the new, the shocking

     Orlando Fringe Festival previews: The familiar, the new, the shocking
    If you missed the Orlando Fringe Festival preview shows last night, the Orlando Sentinel recorded the general-audience preview (you can watch it above). Both the general-audience show and the later mature-audience show ran like clockwork, thanks in no...
  • Out-of-town Fringe favorites are back at the fest

     Out-of-town Fringe favorites are back at the fest
    Without a doubt, the Orlando Fringe Festival experience isn't complete unless you take a chance on a performer or show you know nothing about. But each year, Fringe-goers wonder if out-of-town acts they've enjoyed in the past will be back. Here are 10...
  • Orlando Fringe Festival: The place for parody

    Orlando Fringe Festival: The place for parody
    Comedy is a staple of the Orlando Fringe Festival, and this year pop-culture plays a big part in the laughter. Television, movies, books, even comic books provide fertile ground for parody at the 2014 festival. Here's a sampling: The Aqua Saga: Comic-...
  • Jester Theater Co ends 10-year run

     Jester Theater Co ends 10-year run
    My heart is still heavy by the announcement this week that Jester Theater Co. is shutting up shop after a decade of producing comedies. Jester's Jay and Diana Hopkins say they reserve the right to present a Fringe Festival show from time to time —...
  • Burrow Press brings poets to the Orlando Fringe

    This Saturday, May 17, Orlando's Burrow Press brings poetry to the Orlando Fringe Festival with two contemporary poets performing on the Fringe's Outdoor Stage in Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St. The readings by Erica Dawson and J. Bradley are part...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'
    The most striking thing about "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" is how well emo music suits the United States in its infancy. Raw, fearless and expressing big dreams in a big way, Michael Friedman's music captures the spirit of 200 years ago when men were...
  • Beth Marshall Presents announces 2014-15 season

     Beth Marshall Presents announces 2014-15 season
    The 2014-15 theater season from Beth Marshall Presents is headlined by a yearlong collaborative effort exploring the killing of Trayvon Martin and how it relates to society. Trayvon, a black 17-year-old, was shot dead by George Zimmerman, of white and...