| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Fourteen years after "The Big Oz" wowed audiences at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jester Theater is reviving the comedy. "The Big Oz" is a film-noir parody of "The Wizard of Oz," the classic family film celebrating its 75th anniversary.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WHAT: Orlando Fringe Festival hit "The Boy Who Stole the Sun" will return for a limited run at The Venue beginning Friday, Sept. 20. The adult fable follows the exploits of 11-year-old Jaxson during one summer in which he finds his first love —...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:16 PM
When "Disenchanted" made its debut at the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2011, it had a different title — one that rhymes with "Witches of the Kingdom."
The change in name aptly signifies how this show has matured, from one that would use a coarse...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Orlando actor Michael Colavolpe answers his phone while lugging a load of laundry back to his rented apartment in New York City.
"I can't remember the last time I used a Laundromat — maybe 20 years ago," he says. "I had to ask people, 'Do they...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: With Rick absent from work, the Forrester board discovered poor financial decisions he had made, prompting Taylor to suggest to Eric that Thomas be made president. Already threatened by Taylor's newfound power, Brooke took desperate...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
“With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two hit shows from the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival are back this weekend with encore performances at The Venue in Orlando's Ivanhoe neighborhood.
"Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer" and "Rhubarb The Bear, Maximum fuR'n'B" — both from the brain of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Mobsters, gangsters, wise-cracking molls: The title may be "The Big Oz," but I don't think we're in MGM's beloved 1939 musical anymore.
"The Big Oz" got its start as an offering from Orlando's SAK Comedy Lab at the 1999 Orlando Fringe Festival. A parody...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:42 PM
"Nashville Hurricane," a one-man show that debuted in the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2012, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at the State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis.
The show was written by...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
"Stones in His Pockets," a play about an American film company invading a community in rural Ireland, has more than a dozen characters, but only two actors. That means a lot of quick switches between genders, ages and, above all, accents.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
For many, the concept extends beyond the bricks and mortar that mark where you lay your head. The feeling of home extends to the nearby streets, the friends next door, that cute little house on the corner. So when a neighborhood changes, that...