| May 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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-...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Even if Josh Mesnik hadn’t turned his South Florida adventures into a play, they would still make one hell of a story.
The New York actor moved here in 2005 for alcoholism rehab and ended up working at a Boca Raton escort agency. He wrote a comedy...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Over the past decade or so, Baltimore has experienced a boom in small theater companies founded by young college grads dedicated to producing adventurous, contemporary plays. The boom continues.
Making its debut this week is the Interrobang Theatre...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Hard to believe, but the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is right around the corner. As in years past, three distinct preview shows will help theatergoers get a jump on planning their schedule.
The Fringe, centered in Loch Haven Park,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Nearly two years after her death in a car accident days after graduating from Yale, Marina Keegan's essays and stories are being published by Scribners in a book released on Amazon this week called "The Opposite of Loneliness."
The stories and essays...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:39 PM
During the Orlando Cabaret Festival, local singers perform during the daytime or in the early evening before the headliners. Shows are at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando; check the schedule at orlandocabaretfestival.com Tickets are $20-$25....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
In an Orlando art studio parking lot, children with cardboard, tape, scissors and imagination made forts and robots and crowns and bracelets.
Eight-year-old Sam Innes wore a cardboard crown that said "I'm the King" and carried a cardboard scepter that...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Ron Legler, a key leader of Orlando's arts scene and advocate for downtown Orlando, will leave Central Florida this spring to run a performing-arts center in Baltimore.
"It's such a huge loss I don't even know where to start," said Barbara Hartley,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:38 PM
The legend of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their Scientology-approved, celebrity-fueled marriage made for one of the better shows of 2013. Now “The TomKat Project” (which played at the New York International Fringe Festival this summer...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
During the 22nd annual Orlando Fringe Festival last May, attorney Barry L. Miller challenged the Fringe to raise $10,000 in donations — promising his foundation would match the amount.
After a few months, the Fringe met that challenge, and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Monday night saw the yearly emotional roller coaster that is the lottery for the Orlando Fringe Festival. As the Fringe is an unjuried festival, the shows presented each spring are chosen by the old-school method of drawing names out of a hat....