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  • 'Lizzie Borden' lives again in musical's revival

     'Lizzie Borden' lives again in musical's revival
    Lizzie Borden took an ax And gave her mother forty whacks… So begins the gruesome rhyme used for generations by children skipping rope. It's the prose that piqued the curiosity of local playwright-director Michael Wanzie and composer Rich...
  • Theatre Downtown presents Orlando premiere of 'Clybourne Park'

     Theatre Downtown presents Orlando premiere of 'Clybourne Park'
    Home. For many, the concept extends beyond the bricks and mortar that mark where you lay your head. The feeling of home extends to the nearby streets, the friends next door, that cute little house on the corner. So when a neighborhood changes, that...
  • Theater review: 'Clybourne Park' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'Clybourne Park' from Theatre Downtown
    Chicago is home to the Clybourne Park neighborhood, Bruce Norris' Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play of the same name tells us. But really, Clybourne Park could be any place where people are prejudiced without realizing it, folks dance around issues of...
  • Theater review: 'Lizzie Borden' from Wanzie Presents/Theatre Downtown

     Theater review: 'Lizzie Borden' from Wanzie Presents/Theatre Downtown
    Every high-profile trial gets labeled "the crime of the century" by some breathless commentator, but the 1893 trial of Lizzie Borden was the real deal. Accused of killing her father and stepmother with an ax, Lizzie was acquitted after a trial that drew...
  • Theatre Downtown extends 'Lizzie Borden' run

     Theatre Downtown extends 'Lizzie Borden' run
    Theatre Downtown is extending the run of "Lizzie Borden: The Musical," a co-production with Wanzie Presents. Additional performances of the musical, which examines what led up to the murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother, as well as the...
  • Theaters are ready for Christmas

     Theaters are ready for Christmas
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on stages around Central Florida. Theaters are getting a jump on the holiday by presenting festive fare before the Thanksgiving turkey has been carved. Mid-November sees the curtain rise on two shows adapted...
  • Theatre Downtown 2013 season includes classics old and new

     Theatre Downtown 2013 season includes classics old and new
    Theatre Downtown has an eclectic season planned, opening with a revival of "Lizzie Borden," an original musical by Michael Wanzie and Rich Charron. Also on the schedule: two shows from classic books, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "A Christmas Carol," and...
  • Theatre Downtown adds 'Bus Stop' performances

     Theatre Downtown adds 'Bus Stop' performances
    Theatre Downtown has added two performances to its run of "Bus Stop," the William Inge play currently in production. Tim DeBaun directs the show, which will now run through Aug. 10. "Bus Stop" tells of a group of weary long-distance bus travelers...
  • For William Inge centennial, Theatre Downtown opens 'Bus Stop'

     For William Inge centennial, Theatre Downtown opens 'Bus Stop'
    Celebrating the centennial of William Inge's birth, Theatre Downtown will present his play "Bus Stop" this summer. It opens Friday, July 12, in a production directed by Tim DeBaun. Playwright Inge was born in Kansas on May 3, 1913. Among his other plays...
  • Theater review: "Sordid Lives" at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: "Sordid Lives" at Theatre Downtown
    People are people, the platitude goes, and in Del Shores' comedy Sordid Lives, we peer into a family similar to many: Sisters squabble, an aunt struggles to quit smoking, a gay son worries about coming out. Oh, there is a gay-transvestite brother locked...
  • Review: 'Vampire Lesbians of Sodom' at Theatre Downtown

    Review: 'Vampire Lesbians of Sodom' at Theatre Downtown
    VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM: Watching this show was like seeing an Orlando Fringe Festival production rise from the dead. At about 75 minutes long, Charles Busch's comedy is suitably Fringe-length. Plus you have the men in drag, the campiness of it all, the...
  • Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown
    Lies. Gossip. Accusations. Spite. These are the things that live in the shadows of our lives, lurking and waiting to spring forth whenever the ugly side of human nature allows. Theatre Downtown's production of "The Crucible" shines a light on this...