| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Even if Josh Mesnik hadn’t turned his South Florida adventures into a play, they would still make one hell of a story.
The New York actor moved here in 2005 for alcoholism rehab and ended up working at a Boca Raton escort agency. He wrote a comedy...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Hard to believe, but the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is right around the corner. As in years past, three distinct preview shows will help theatergoers get a jump on planning their schedule.
The Fringe, centered in Loch Haven Park,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Nearly two years after her death in a car accident days after graduating from Yale, Marina Keegan's essays and stories are being published by Scribners in a book released on Amazon this week called "The Opposite of Loneliness."
The stories and essays...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:39 PM
During the Orlando Cabaret Festival, local singers perform during the daytime or in the early evening before the headliners. Shows are at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando; check the schedule at orlandocabaretfestival.com Tickets are $20-$25....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
In an Orlando art studio parking lot, children with cardboard, tape, scissors and imagination made forts and robots and crowns and bracelets.
Eight-year-old Sam Innes wore a cardboard crown that said "I'm the King" and carried a cardboard scepter that...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:38 PM
The legend of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their Scientology-approved, celebrity-fueled marriage made for one of the better shows of 2013. Now “The TomKat Project” (which played at the New York International Fringe Festival this summer...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Ron Legler, a key leader of Orlando's arts scene and advocate for downtown Orlando, will leave Central Florida this spring to run a performing-arts center in Baltimore.
"It's such a huge loss I don't even know where to start," said Barbara Hartley,...
| 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....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For more than two decades, the mile-long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood known as Theatre Row has served as home to the city's densest plot of live theaters, drawing audiences to a diverse array of stages run by scrappy companies.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:37 PM
"Loon," a big hit at the Orlando Fringe Festival, is back this weekend — and there are still a few tickets left. At the Fringe Festival last May, the show won two top Critics' Choice Awards: for best show and best female performance.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Christopher Alan Norton performs his newest cabaret, "Where I Belong" in the popular Spotlight Cabaret Series at the Winter Park Playhouse Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 20.
Playhouse musical director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano....