| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...