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  • Orlando Fringe Festival: How to Fringe

    Orlando Fringe Festival: How to Fringe
    1. The Button: Anyone can relax near the outdoor stage at Loch Haven Park, visit the Visual Fringe art exhibition or participate in the weekend Kids Fringe activities. But if you want to see a ticketed show, you need to have a Fringe button — unless...
  • Theater review: 'Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club' from Theatre Downtown
    Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has resuscitated Arthur Conan Doyle's enduring detective and plopped him into a new mystery, "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club." Part of the mystery though, is what the playwright's aim was: An odd mix...
  • Theater review: 'Reefer Madness' from Theatre Downtown

     Theater review: 'Reefer Madness' from Theatre Downtown
    With the campy musical "Reefer Madness," Theatre Downtown proves you don't need to inhale any mind-altering substance to get a case of the giggles. Theatre Downtown has made rather a habit of these over-the-top musical comedies, in the last few years...
  • Theater review: 'Godspell' from Theatre Downtown and Vine Theatre

    Theater review: 'Godspell' from Theatre Downtown and Vine Theatre
    The 2011 Broadway revival of "Godspell," a 1971 musical with songs by a pre-"Wicked" Stephen Schwartz, brought the Bible-based show into modern times with a high-spirited cast that joked and riffed its way through the Gospel of St. Matthew. The new...
  • ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ onstage at Theatre Downtown

     
    Talk about an out-of-body experience. In “Prelude to a Kiss,” free spirit Rita finally meets the man of her dreams, Peter. But at the wedding, an elderly man kisses the bride and their spirits switch places. Peter leaves the wedding with the...
  • Theater review: ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ from Theatre Downtown

     
    “Prelude to a Kiss” is a not-so-old-fashioned love story: Boy meets girl, they fall in love, marry within a few weeks — and then her soul changes places with that of an elderly man. But “Prelude to a Kiss” is more than that:...
  • 2011 Season Preview: 3 intriguing theater events

     
    For the Orlando Sentinel’s annual Season Preview — in print inside this Friday’s Calendar section — the arts writers came up with three events in various categories that sound intriguing to us. We can’t exactly recommend them...
  • Theatre Downtown opens ‘Avenue Q,’ the adult puppet musical

     
    A few weeks before opening night, the cast of “Avenue Q” is preparing for rehearsal when an actor sends up a distress cry: Princeton has lost his arm. Not a typical problem for an actor, but at least there’s no blood to wipe up....
  • Theater review: ‘Avenue Q’ from Theatre Downtown

     
    Manhattan’s fictitious Avenue Q might be a rundown thoroughfare but Theatre Downtown’s production of the Broadway musical “Avenue Q” is top-notch all the way from A to Z and back again. It’s the first locally produced...
  • UCF’s Knight Winds have concert on Sunday

     
    The Knight Winds, aUniversity of Central Florida music ensemble, will give its next performance on Sunday, Sept. 25. Created in 2009 by Nora Lee Garcia,a UCF professor of flute, and  George Weremchuck, a professor of saxophone, the group is a hybrid...
  • ‘Avenue Q’ extended through Oct. 29

     
    If you couldn't get a ticket to “Avenue Q” — the wait list for cancellations topped 100 — here's a chance. Theatre Downtown has added three more performances of its hit musical. Get the details here: Theatre Downtown extends &#...
  • New logo unveiled for Orlando Fringe Festival

     
    During tonight's Orlando Fringe Festival Fall Fundraiser, we got our first look at the brand spankin' new logo for the annual festival, which takes place at the end of May. The new Fringe logo, of course, will be used on official Orlando Fringe Festival...