| Nov 5, 2013
If you've ever found yourself near the corner of Ashland and Foster avenues at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, you've probably seen folks lining up for The Neo-Futurists' signature show, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," which has been...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
“With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Fourteen years after "The Big Oz" wowed audiences at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jester Theater is reviving the comedy. "The Big Oz" is a film-noir parody of "The Wizard of Oz," the classic family film celebrating its 75th anniversary.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Activist Alan Bounville will soon travel from his New York City home to give a talk at Rollins College.
It's not a long trip, a few hours by plane.
That's nothing for Bounville. The former Orlando resident spent two years walking more than 6,000 miles...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Mobsters, gangsters, wise-cracking molls: The title may be "The Big Oz," but I don't think we're in MGM's beloved 1939 musical anymore.
"The Big Oz" got its start as an offering from Orlando's SAK Comedy Lab at the 1999 Orlando Fringe Festival. A parody...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WHAT: Orlando Fringe Festival hit "The Boy Who Stole the Sun" will return for a limited run at The Venue beginning Friday, Sept. 20. The adult fable follows the exploits of 11-year-old Jaxson during one summer in which he finds his first love —...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
On Wednesday (on Thanksgiving Eve), I’ll be running my annual list of “101 Things I’m Thankful for in Central Florida” -- full of my favorites and suggestions from readers as well.
Believe it or not, I can never get everything on...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:16 PM
When "Disenchanted" made its debut at the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2011, it had a different title — one that rhymes with "Witches of the Kingdom."
The change in name aptly signifies how this show has matured, from one that would use a coarse...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
During the 22nd annual Orlando Fringe Festival last May, attorney Barry L. Miller challenged the Fringe to raise $10,000 in donations — promising his foundation would match the amount.
After a few months, the Fringe met that challenge, and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Monday night saw the yearly emotional roller coaster that is the lottery for the Orlando Fringe Festival. As the Fringe is an unjuried festival, the shows presented each spring are chosen by the old-school method of drawing names out of a hat....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Winter Garden's Garden Theatre has a sleigh full of holiday-themed performances planned this month, under the umbrella heading of "Holiday Fruitcake — A Recipe for Seasonal Fun." The theater decided not to present a play, but instead is offering...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:24 AM
"Alvin, an aging comedy writer with one last shot at a network meeting, is trapped under rubble by an LA earthquake. A hilarious look at TV, theater, Heaven and Hell — from one who's been there."
Does it sound like a story line that is, well, a...