| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Winter Garden's Garden Theatre has a sleigh full of holiday-themed performances planned this month, under the umbrella heading of "Holiday Fruitcake — A Recipe for Seasonal Fun." The theater decided not to present a play, but instead is offering...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:43 AM
AUDITION NOTICE FROM MICHAEL WANZIE
I will be holding auditions for two shows at the same time. I will be casting the all female comedy LADIES AT THE ALAMO which I am directing and will play The Footlight Theatre Saturdays February 22 and March 1, 8 &...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The Orlando Ballet has chosen its third executive director in three years.
Ron Legler, president of Florida Theatrical Association and owner of downtown nightclub The Abbey, will be the ballet's interim leader, the dance company confirmed Monday. Legler...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:32 AM
It's the time of year for looking back on 2013's memorable moments and trends from Central Florida arts scene.
• Star of the Year: God. We had a lot of religion on our stages this year. Theatre Downtown presented "Godspell" with Vine Theatre....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island.
But the hardware...
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Some see God in a magnificent sunset or in the face of a sleeping baby.
But comedian Mike Delamont found the Almighty in a dress and an accent. A Scottish accent, to be precise. That's important.
"I tried a British accent and it just didn't work," the...