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  • 'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant

     'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant
    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...
  • Dance, Vox Audio, Encore! part of Garden Theatre's 'Holiday Fruitcake'

     Dance, Vox Audio, Encore! part of Garden Theatre's 'Holiday Fruitcake'
    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...
  • Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader

    Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader
    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...
  • 'Leveling Up,' about video games, fantasy and cold reality, comes to Theatre UCF

     'Leveling Up,' about video games, fantasy and cold reality, comes to Theatre UCF
    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...
  • Half-price admission to state parks with FSU or UCF gear

    Half-price admission to state parks with FSU or UCF gear
    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...
  • Theater review: 'Leveling Up' from Theatre UCF

    Theater review: 'Leveling Up' from Theatre UCF
    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...
  • Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks

    Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks
    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,...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater takes a chance with biggest-ever production

     Orlando Shakespeare Theater takes a chance with biggest-ever production
    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...
  • Club drug Molly emerges as threat in Orlando

    Club drug Molly emerges as threat in Orlando
    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,...
  • Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop

    Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop
      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...
  • Theater review: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from Theatre UCF

     Theater review: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from Theatre UCF
    "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...