| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Mad Cow Theatre has announced the final play of its 2013-14 season, filling in the "to be determined" gap next summer in its previous season announcement.
I'm going to follow the lead of the New York Times and refer to the dark comedy as the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Mad Cow Theatre has extended the run of its "Collected Stories" a second time. The show will now play through July 28.
Written by Donald Margulies and directed by Denise Gillman, "Collected Stories" tells of the ever-changing relationship between a...
| 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....
| Jul 4, 2013
Many theater buffs have seen the musical "Mamma Mia!" — the show reports that more than 50 million people have watched the show, based on the music of Abba, worldwide.
But there are two reasons Central Floridians can be excited when it plays the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:09 AM
If you notice construction dust at your favorite arts or other cultural institution in the coming months, the work will be in part thanks to this year's Orange County cultural-facilities grants.
In six years of the cultural-facilities program, the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has hired three new staff members in preparation for the upcoming season. The society, which presents visiting classical-music artists and stages its own concerts, has undergone a bit of restructuring as it looks...