| 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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:32 PM
A simple set of marble-like arches belies the complexity of "The Light in the Piazza."
The Tony-winning musical, onstage at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre, is a youthful romance. And a look at family dynamics. And an ode to middle-age regret. And a study...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Signature arts groups such as the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park will receive more money for operating expenses from United Arts than last year. But others, such as Orlando Museum of Art, the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Politics, family, Christmas.
For many, this would be a toxic mix. For the Wyeths of Palm Springs there's an added complication: Daughter Brooke has written a memoir that will shine new light on an old family scandal.
That scandal involves Brooke's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Two dozen arts and cultural organizations received cultural tourism grants from Orange County this week. In total, $1,870,171 was given out by the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs office.
The money is geared toward programs and projects that will...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pop culture takes another trip down the rabbit hole when the Garden Theatre premieres "Alice Lost in Wonderland" this Friday, Oct. 18.
The show, by local playwright Rob Winn Anderson, is just the latest in a long line of plays, songs, television shows...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:22 PM
There are moments in the Mad Cow production of "Venus in Fur" when you can hear a pin drop in the intimate black box theater. It's as though the audience members are holding their breath, leaning forward a little in their seats, eyes glued to the battle...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:47 PM
When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began staging operas, it had a very simple concept: Focus on the music.
That was in 2009, when the Phil presented a concert staging of "Carmen," in partnership with Mad Cow Theatre, after Orlando Opera closed...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Mad Cow Theatre will open its 17th season with "Other Desert Cities," a 2011 critically acclaimed play by Jon Robin Baitz, who created television's "Brothers and Sisters" and has written for "The West Wing" and "Alias."
Fans of "Brothers and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Orlando actor Michael Colavolpe answers his phone while lugging a load of laundry back to his rented apartment in New York City.
"I can't remember the last time I used a Laundromat — maybe 20 years ago," he says. "I had to ask people, 'Do they...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Mad Cow Theatre's David Mink has difficulty saying no.
At least when he's talking with singers interested in participating in Mad Cow's annual Orlando Cabaret Festival. This year's fest — the 11th and the first in the theater's new home on...