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  • GOAT, Theatre Downtown stage 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

     GOAT, Theatre Downtown stage 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'
    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," the one-woman show by Lanie Robertson about the legendary Billie Holiday, opens Sunday night at Theatre Downtown. The production is a collaboration between Theatre Downtown and GOAT, the Greater Orlando Actors'...
  • Upcoming play recounts the history of Lady Day

    Upcoming play recounts the history of Lady Day
    There’s no question, Paul Castaneda noted, that Billie Holiday was one of the most amazing talents ever to grace a stage.  Even today, 55 years after she died on July 17, 1959, Holiday continues to strongly influence Jazz and pop music with her...
  • Orlando's Theatre Downtown opens 'Sylvia'

     Orlando's Theatre Downtown opens 'Sylvia'
    In A.R. Gurney's comedy, "Sylvia," a human actor plays a dog — the title character of the story. When Sylvia the canine comes into the lives of Greg and Kate, she causes a ripple in their relationship. Greg is besotted with the pooch. Kate is not...
  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Peabody Auditorium

    Peabody Auditorium
    The auditorium, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, programs theater, dance, classical and other music, comedy and more. Details: 386-671-3460 or PeabodyDaytona.com. See other listings for programming in non-theater genres. MAMMA MIA!: Nov. 6....
  • Theatre Downtown 2014 season

    Theatre Downtown 2014 season
    You can't say "Theatre Downtown" doesn't offer variety: Going from Tracy Lett's "Killer Joe" to "A Christmas Carol" is a definite change of mood. But before the theater gets to those productions, it presents the comedy "Sylvia." Tickets are $22 per...
  • Sara Jones' Fringe cabaret returns for 1 night

     Sara Jones' Fringe cabaret returns for 1 night
    You can't keep a good Orlando Fringe Festival show down in this town. The latest from the 2014 fest to get an encore is Sara Jones' entertaining cabaret, "Big In Winter Park." Jones, a veteran Central Florida performer, performs with vivacious style and...
  • Theatre Downtown opens 'Crimes of the Heart'

     Theatre Downtown opens 'Crimes of the Heart'
    WHAT: In "Crimes of the Heart," three sisters from a dysfunctional family gather after an abusive husband drives one to take justice into her own hands. The tragic comedy opens Aug. 1 at Theatre Downtown. Beth Henley's 1978 play didn't make it to Broadway...
  • Theater review: 'Crimes of the Heart' from Theatre Downtown

     Theater review: 'Crimes of the Heart' from Theatre Downtown
    In Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," Meg Magrath has come home to small-town Mississippi to reunite with her sisters — but it's no happy family reunion. Meg has returned to her childhood home to lend a hand to her sister, Babe, arrested after...
  • Five things for Friday, August 1

    Five things for Friday, August 1
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. Welcome to August. 1. The search continues for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery. Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team and the Marine Unit are set to continue...
  • Orlando audition notice: 'Sylvia' from Theatre Downtown

    Theatre Downtown's AUDITION NOTICE Sylvia by AR Gurney Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school...
  • Zany and poignant comedy makes a return to Theatre Downtown

    Zany and poignant comedy makes a return to Theatre Downtown
    Comedy, Frank Hilgenberg noted, can sometimes pose a greater challenge for a theater director than a drama does. “They both have their difficulties,” he said, “but there’s a timing issue with comedy. I think comedies are...