| 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...
| 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 10, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Mad Cow Theatre's 17th season will include recent Broadway hits "Venus in Fur" and "Other Desert Cities," as well as classics, including Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the 1970s rock musical "Hair." The annual Orlando Cabaret Festival...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Orange County Regional History Center wants to start speaking in Spanish.
The downtown Orlando museum is raising money to produce a Spanish-language version of its audio tour. It's aiming to raise $7,000 through the social fundraising site...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Mad Cow Theatre has added an extra performance to its current production, David Ives' "Venus in Fur." The show is running in Mad Cow's black-box theater through Nov. 17.
The extra performance has been added on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.