| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:21 AM
The longest-running theater in Central Florida — the Annie Russell at Rollins College — has announced its 82nd season. There's good news for musical lovers: The theater will stage two musicals during the season, the first time that has...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Ever since Central Floridian Davis Gaines announced during his cabaret series at The Abbey that he would be playing Javert in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Les Miserables," I've been wondering who would play Jean Valjean.
The Shakes announced this...
| Jun 12, 2014
"Godspell" has changed from the one you may remember from high school or college: A Pharisee discusses a Tweet as Pharisees are wont to do. Obamacare gets a mention. One of Jesus' followers takes a selfie. Another, playing a judge, references Justin...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
A golden oldie kicks things off Nov. 11 when "Pippin" arrives for a two-week engagement. The Broadway version...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Orlando's brand-new performing-arts center will present an old favorite — enduring musical "The Phantom of the Opera" — as its first touring Broadway show.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which will open downtown this...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:58 AM
The most common question from readers? Is (title of show) suitable for my (age)-year-old? I got one just today about "Rent." It was one of several this week.
I'm always happy to offer an opinion to these parents and, frequently, grandparents in search...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:45 PM
On Monday the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire announced the cast of its upcoming production of the musical “Godspell,” composer Stephen Schwartz’s hippie take on the New Testament. The production directed by Matt Raftery will use the...
| 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....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
“Rags” yields riches at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan.
On the whole, the musical about Jewish immigrants in 1914 — from Old World customs and assimilation to sweatshop unions and political enfranchisement — leaves you with a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black."
Among the scripted...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon.
On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...