| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:23 PM
At the beginning of the second act of "Enchanted April," Mad Cow Theatre changes the set before the audience's eyes. The dreary palette of grim England gives way to color, light, a riot of flowers. Even the grimy brick pillars suddenly turn into...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A Tony nominee, a former Elphaba in Broadway's "Wicked" and a one-time Mouseketeer are among the acts booked for the 11th Orlando Cabaret Festival.
Mad Cow Theatre presents the annual mix of music and comedy, which will run April 25-May 12 at the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Ooh, do I sense backstage tension in the cast of Mad Cow Theatre's "Dreamgirls"?
It's early May — a month before the show opens — when I sit down with Orlando actresses Cherry Hamlin, Jasmine Thompson and Jayne Trinette. They'll portray...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:13 PM
There are moments in Mad Cow Theatre's production of "Mrs. Warren's Profession" when you might want to close your eyes — so your only focus is on the voices of the actors.
That's because in tackling George Bernard Shaw's 1893 classic, director...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Central Florida's theaters will be bursting with famous names during February — but they're names from the page, not on the stage.
Plays presented around the region will boast some of the most famed names in literature, from ancient Greek writer...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
After a month of handwringing, public appeals and lines in the sand, a deal was struck on the future of Broadway touring shows in Orlando.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will co-present touring shows with the Florida Theatrical...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
United Arts of Central Florida this morning unveiled its new power2give donation program that allows donors to support specific projects run by arts, science and history organizations.
The program is website-based, at power2give.org, so donors can...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When Shoshana Bean put on the green greasepaint to become Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked," she had a built-in fan base — theatergoers who loved the character and the show.
Parlaying her theater success into a singing career means...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Maybe the dreary rain-soaked atmosphere outside created a longing for something cheerily familiar Thursday at the Orlando Cabaret Festival. Singer-pianist Tony DeSare has a repertoire of original music but he mostly stuck to standards on the opening night...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
There is much to love about this place we call home.
That's why, at this time of year, I like to take a break from the intense and the nonsense to share some of the things that I'm most thankful for in Central Florida.
Last year, readers helped me...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
At the heart of Mad Cow Theatre's three-actor version of Macbeth is a rich vein of twisted malice.
It's there in the way Sophia Wise slowly rocks back and forth on her heels in anticipation of Macbeth's downfall. And the way Michael Sapp's eyes glitter...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Hedda Gabler is one tough cookie to love. Heck, let's set the bar lower: She's tough to like.
Keep in mind I'm talking about the title character of Henrik Ibsen's play, not the current production at Mad Cow Theatre in which there's plenty to like.