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  • Hollywood's Theatre Row sees exits stage right, left as scene changes

    Hollywood's Theatre Row sees exits stage right, left as scene changes
    For more than two decades, the mile-long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood known as Theatre Row has served as home to the city's densest plot of live theaters, drawing audiences to a diverse array of stages run by scrappy companies. On busy...
  • 'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula

    'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula
    The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
  • Winning 'Loon' returns to Orlando

     Winning 'Loon' returns to Orlando
    "Loon," a big hit at the Orlando Fringe Festival, is back this weekend — and there are still a few tickets left. At the Fringe Festival last May, the show won two top Critics' Choice Awards: for best show and best female performance. It's a...
  • Christopher Alan Norton gives Winter Park Playhouse cabaret

    Christopher Alan Norton gives Winter Park Playhouse cabaret
    Christopher Alan Norton performs his newest cabaret, "Where I Belong" in the popular Spotlight Cabaret Series at the Winter Park Playhouse Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 20. Playhouse musical director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano....
  • Orlando Fringe Festival: How to Fringe in 5 easy steps

    Orlando Fringe Festival: How to Fringe in 5 easy steps
    More than 90 theatrical shows on stages throughout Loch Haven Park and beyond? Yes, it’s time for the 23rd annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. Popularly known as just “the Fringe,” this year’s extravaganza of...
  • 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 —...
  • Fringe Festival will go after foodies with more-sophisticated fare

     Fringe Festival will go after foodies with more-sophisticated fare
    Orlando Fringe Festival leaders think the way to theatergoers' hearts is through their stomachs. When the oldest Fringe festival in the United States opens Wednesday, it will offer an increasingly upscale menu. On weekend evenings, the hungry will be...
  • Fringe Preview Night brings new and returning acts to May's festival

    Fringe Preview Night brings new and returning acts to May's festival
    Vincent Hannam was at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in disguise on Monday night, with a shark mask covering his face. He was trying to get out the word that there’s a bar filled with folks who alternate their time between drinking, shooting the...
  • 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...