| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Here's a new way to help the Central Florida arts community — help yourself when buying tickets to Orlando's touring Broadway shows.
United Arts of Central Florida, in the midst of its annual Campaign for the Arts fundraiser, this week expanded...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Mad Cow Theatre: Update for Season 18 Auditions!
Audition dates and times for Mad Cow Theatre's season 18 auditions have been updated. Please review the times below when requesting an audition...
| 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....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Christiane Noll apologizes when she answers her phone. The Broadway star is finishing up an important transaction: She's buying makeup at a New York department store.
Noll, who will perform the first weekend of the Orlando Cabaret Festival, is...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Mad Cow Theatre has announced even more star power for its Orlando Cabaret Festival this spring: Tony award-winner Laura Benanti will join the lineup, which already features Tony nominee Christiane Noll.
Benanti won her Tony for a star turn in the...
| 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.