| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:24 PM
"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'...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
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....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:48 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:01 PM
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...