2014 Performing-Arts Reviews

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  • Theater review: 'The Book of Mormon' Broadway tour in Orlando

    Theater review: 'The Book of Mormon' Broadway tour in Orlando

    Rest assured, Central Floridians: Denée Benton has done us proud. The graduate of Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park is starring in the touring production of "The Book of Mormon," now onstage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. "The Book of Mormon," a...

  • Review: 'The Nutcracker' from Orlando Ballet

    Review: 'The Nutcracker' from Orlando Ballet

    Orlando Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" has moved to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In its new home, it hasn't lost any of the visual qualities that make the production such a treat: eye-catching costumes, a handsome set, clear-sighted staging and a dollop of holiday...

  • Theater review: 'Invasion! Christmas Carol' from SAK Theatre Company

    Theater review: 'Invasion! Christmas Carol' from SAK Theatre Company

    Just when you've think you've seen every version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," along comes one featuring Velma and Daphne from the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon series. Strictly speaking, the show is "Invasion! Christmas Carol," onstage downtown from SAK Theatre Company. And, also strictly speaking,...

  • Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come knows how to make an entrance. In the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol," devised by artistic director Jim Helsinger, the spectre looms mightily and mystically over Ebenezer Scrooge. Its otherworldly appearance is the highlight of...

  • Theater review: 'James Joyce's The Dead' from Mad Cow Theatre

    Theater review: 'James Joyce's The Dead' from Mad Cow Theatre

    I hope you've been fortunate enough in your life to attend at least one party as warm-hearted as the gathering depicted in "James Joyce's The Dead." Guests sing and tell stories, laugh and dance. As presented at Mad Cow Theatre, the cheeriness envelopes the audience. It's a party that no one wants...

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