| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Two dozen arts and cultural organizations received cultural tourism grants from Orange County this week. In total, $1,870,171 was given out by the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs office.
The money is geared toward programs and projects that will...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pop culture takes another trip down the rabbit hole when the Garden Theatre premieres "Alice Lost in Wonderland" this Friday, Oct. 18.
The show, by local playwright Rob Winn Anderson, is just the latest in a long line of plays, songs, television shows...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:22 PM
There are moments in the Mad Cow production of "Venus in Fur" when you can hear a pin drop in the intimate black box theater. It's as though the audience members are holding their breath, leaning forward a little in their seats, eyes glued to the battle...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:47 PM
When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began staging operas, it had a very simple concept: Focus on the music.
That was in 2009, when the Phil presented a concert staging of "Carmen," in partnership with Mad Cow Theatre, after Orlando Opera closed...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Mad Cow Theatre has added an extra performance to its current production, David Ives' "Venus in Fur." The show is running in Mad Cow's black-box theater through Nov. 17.
The extra performance has been added on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:26 PM
WHAT: Mad Cow Theatre opens the Tony award-winning musical "The Light in the Piazza" this Friday, Dec. 6. Set in Florence and Rome in 1953, "The Light in the Piazza" tells of Clara, a young American tourist who falls for an Italian man. Her mother opposes...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:32 PM
A simple set of marble-like arches belies the complexity of "The Light in the Piazza."
The Tony-winning musical, onstage at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre, is a youthful romance. And a look at family dynamics. And an ode to middle-age regret. And a study...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
After a year in its new complex on Church Street, Mad Cow Theatre feels right at home.
"What we've learned is there are a lot of people right here at our doorstep who are excited about having the theater here," says executive director Mitzi Maxwell....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Mad Cow Theatre will open its 17th season with "Other Desert Cities," a 2011 critically acclaimed play by Jon Robin Baitz, who created television's "Brothers and Sisters" and has written for "The West Wing" and "Alias."
Fans of "Brothers and...
| 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 27, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Politics, family, Christmas.
For many, this would be a toxic mix. For the Wyeths of Palm Springs there's an added complication: Daughter Brooke has written a memoir that will shine new light on an old family scandal.
That scandal involves Brooke's...