| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:30 PM
I hesitate to tell you that "Legacy of Light" contains philosophical musings, references to Voltaire's "Candide," discussion of Sir Isaac Newton's science and a mini-lecture on dark matter.
I hesitate because I fear you will think if you don't have a PhD...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:14 PM
"I'm not bitter," explains the title character in thecomedy "The Understudy." In fact, he explains it repeatedly, you know, in that way that makes you doubt the truthfulness of that statement.
Harry (Josh Geoghagan) has reason to feel that way: He's a...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:46 PM
There was a time when people were taught not to discuss religion and politics in polite company. (Of course these days, the two topics so often seem to be the same.)
There was a good, common-sense reason for such a policy: No one ever agrees 100 percent...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:17 PM
"The Drowsy Chaperone" is a love letter to the good (and the bad) of musical theater told through the eyes of one devotee, speaking for all the fans of the genre.
For those fans, the best thing about Mad Cow Theatre's uneven production of the 2006...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Writer and arts critic Terry Teachout first encountered jazz great Louis Armstrong on "The Ed Sullivan Show" — thanks to his mother. It was the mid-1960s, and Armstrong was singing "Hello, Dolly!"
He recalls: "My mom called me in and said, 'This...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:31 AM
When the new producer of the Orlando Fringe Festival did his first show at the festival back in 1997, it was an eye-opener.
"It was one of the first things I did outside of educational theater," said Michael Marinaccio, who follows Beth Marshall as...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities."
It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:36 PM
When the Mad Cow Theatre planned its 2011-12 theater season, the name Trayvon Martin was not yet a household name. But now as the nation watches the real-life developments in the Martin case, Mad Cow presents a fictionalized courtroom drama in Reginald...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:25 PM
When it comes to construction, arts leaders have found it's a long, complicated road to opening night.
A tangle of regulations, financing and artistic decisions must be overcome before the curtain rises, though projects in several high-profile Central...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Don't be surprised if starting Monday you hear the occasional round of applause on the streets of downtown Orlando. Each day during October, a different live performance will take place on the city's sidewalks, in plazas and parks. A pianist will tickle...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:43 PM
It has been a long time coming, but on Saturday Mad Cow Theatre will finally open its new Church Street digs — above Five Guys Burgers, a block off Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.
"You've probably heard us mention an opening date, then move...