| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:32 AM
It's the time of year for looking back on 2013's memorable moments and trends from Central Florida arts scene.
• Star of the Year: God. We had a lot of religion on our stages this year. Theatre Downtown presented "Godspell" with Vine Theatre....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have run a multicontinent theater empire, directed a number at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and swum with great white sharks off the coast of Southern California and Guadalupe Island.
But the hardware...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Some see God in a magnificent sunset or in the face of a sleeping baby.
But comedian Mike Delamont found the Almighty in a dress and an accent. A Scottish accent, to be precise. That's important.
"I tried a British accent and it just didn't work," the...
| 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 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 —...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: With Rick absent from work, the Forrester board discovered poor financial decisions he had made, prompting Taylor to suggest to Eric that Thomas be made president. Already threatened by Taylor's newfound power, Brooke took desperate...
| 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 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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two hit shows from the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival are back this weekend with encore performances at The Venue in Orlando's Ivanhoe neighborhood.
"Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer" and "Rhubarb The Bear, Maximum fuR'n'B" — both from the brain of...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:03 PM
"If you think this is going to be a history lesson, you've come to the wrong place," says a character at the top of Alex Paul Young's "Pink Milk," a highly imaginative and wrenching vision of the life (and ultimate suicide) of Alan...