| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The title of "Pluto" provides clues as to what the new play is about, but they are far from obvious.
On one level, director Mark Routhier says, it's a reference to the celestial body once deemed a major planet by scientists but later downgraded to...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Local theater director and producer John DiDonna remembers Monica Spear as a dedicated, career-focused student and compassionate young woman.
Spear, the former Miss Venezuela who was murdered in that country late Monday, attended Seminole Community (now...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Hardcore video gamers face a tough lesson about fantasy vs. reality in "Leveling Up," which opens Thursday at Theatre UCF.
The contemporary play looks at 20-something roommates who share a love of video games.
But when the National Security Agency...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:46 AM
Gator fans aren't going to like this deal.
Get half-price admission on Monday-Thursday this month at Florida state parks to celebrate the Florida State Seminole's BCS National Championship win and the University of Central Florida's victory in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Through imagination, theater can transport an audience to any exotic time or place. But sometimes, to ponder the big questions of life, you need only go as far as a nearby basement.
That's where the three buddies of "Leveling Up," which opened...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:02 AM
One of the most innovative additions to Central Florida's theme parks this year uses a decidedly old-fashioned form of transportation: the train.
Trains have been a theme-park staple since the original Disneyland opened in 1955, with the steam-powered,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Jim Helsinger wanted to celebrate the 25th season of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater with something monumental, something that would quiet critics of Orlando's arts scene.
How about a 6-and-a-half-hour play, in two parts, that's so daunting to produce...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Pop icon Rihanna sings about Molly and moonshine.
Rappers Lil Durk and Wiz Khalifa named one of their collaborations "Molly Girl."
And in her hit "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus sings of dancing with Molly.
Molly, a drug popular in the club scene,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:36 PM
"The Drowsy Chaperone" is a fizzy little show, a love letter to fans of old-time Broadway musicals, shows from back when the expression "a gay wedding" meant nothing more than a good time.
At the University of Central Florida, where "Chaperone" opened...