| 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-...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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 —...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Here are Orlando Fringe Festival shows that are getting additional performances post-Fringe.
• "Dance For Grandma" will be perfomed at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Breakthough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park. All...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On a crowded sidewalk outside of Theatre Asylum last weekend, Edna Garrett from "The Facts of Life" was virtually blocking traffic with her huge wig. Nearby, Lurch from "The Addams Family" was darting through the throng to greet a friend, his twinkling...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:44 PM
By the light of the supermoon at Saturday’s Opening Night festivities at the Hollywood Bowl, Patti Austin, John Legend and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Academy Award-nominated...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Local actor Brandon Roberts has adapted the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" for a stage production by Orlando Shakespeare Theater.
The quirky retelling of the classic story of a brave prince, beautiful princess, magical kiss and really long nap is...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The Orlando Fringe Festival is morphing its series of Fringe Happy Hours into a new ongoing program called "Fringe Year-Round." It's a fitting change as the events have gotten more elaborate over time. Yes, there are still happy-hour libations involved,...
| Jun 28, 2013
EUSTIS — When "Hairspray" ran on Broadway in 2002, the big-hearted musical won eight Tony Awards.
Based on John Waters' 1988 film comedy of the same name, the musical followed Waters' lead of casting a male in the role of Edna Turnblad, the mother...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Beth Marshall Presents has announced its sixth season of shows, which will be full of world, national and local premieres.
Among the diverse show topics: high-school shootings, Beethoven's last days, sadomasochism and "Alice in Wonderland."
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Jester Theater Company has announced its 2013-14 season lineup, which includes the classic play "Harvey," adapted into a Jimmy Stewart film.
Here's what's in store from the troupe, which as its name indicates, specializes in comedy.
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Orlando musician Andy Matchett has become a fixture on the local music scene as part of Andy Matchett and the Minks and the retro/sock-hop ensemble the Continentals.
Lately, Matchett has expanded his interests to include theater. He played the lead in...