| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:59 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The latest cabaret offering from Central Florida Community Arts celebrates the work of composer Jason Robert Brown.
Titled "In Love and War," the cabaret will feature singers Shannon Bilo, Wes Miller, Natale Pirrotta and Becca Southworth.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Theatre Downtown revisits a world of tangled relationships in the 1950s Deep South when it opens "Tiger Tail" on Friday, June 7.
The drama was written by the great Tennessee Williams. Though "Tiger Tail" is not as well-known as the playwright's "Cat...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:37 PM
It was a record run for the largest Orlando Fringe Festival in history, but don't expect it to get any bigger next year.
"We don't want to grow too fast," said festival producer Michael Marinaccio.
More tickets were sold, more families attended the...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Among the shows revived at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival are three Sentinel "best of the festival" winners from years past: "Dance for Grandma" "Onomatopoeia" and "6 Guitars."
In "Dance for Grandma," Scott Whittemore combines endearingly low-key...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
After a month of handwringing, public appeals and lines in the sand, a deal was struck on the future of Broadway touring shows in Orlando.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will co-present touring shows with the Florida Theatrical...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
More than 100 ticketed shows? Additional venues outside Loch Haven Park? An expansion of Visual Fringe?
Yes, it's a huge year for the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, known affectionately as "The Fringe." Its 22nd edition is the biggest...