Category Archives: College and university theater

Annie Russell plans conversation about ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

Rollins College‘s Annie Russell Theatre has set up a panel to address the controversial military policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” to follow the matinee of Biloxi Blues this weekend:

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Workshops needed for Florida Theatre Conference

Gary Cadwallader from Orlando Rep sends along this notice about the upcoming Florida Theatre Conference:

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Theater auditions: ‘Forum’ at Seminole State

Here’s an audition notice from Bobbie Bell at Seminole State College:

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Auditions: ‘Anna in the Tropics’ and ‘Dearly Departed’ in Daytona

Here are auditions for two plays, Anna in the Tropics and Dearly Departed, both at Daytona State this fall:

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Theater auditions: ‘Carousel’ at Valencia

Here’s an audition notice from Valencia Character Company:

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Tony Kushner coming to Rollins

A big deal for the theater community: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, whose masterpiece Angels in America is being revived this coming season in New York, will be at Rollins next spring as a guest of the Winter Park Institute.

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Valencia looking for new plays

It’s time again for Valencia Community College’s annual quest for Florida plays — and specifically for one to be given a full production next spring at the Valencia Character Company’s home on Valencia’s east campus.

Here’s the deal:

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Opening this week:

Here’s a short slate of shows opening this week. If there’s anything else, please let me know!

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre Winter Haven
  • Sleuth at Breakthrough Theatre

Read on:

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Seminole State announces coming season

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, August Wilson and Lanford Wilson will be highlighted in Seminole State College’s 2010-2011 theater season, which also will feature a musical, dance and a holiday celebration. Here it is:

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Opening this week

Here’s a slew of shows opening this week:

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Opening this week

Lots going on this week, including the Tony Awards on CBS Sunday night. Here’s a look at what’s happening closer to home:

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Opening this week

This week the big-deal event in Orlando theater is the Orlando Cabaret Festival, opening Friday night with New York singer K.T. Sullivan and a bunch of Orlandoans, including Kevin Kelly performing the songs of Maltby and Shire, the It-Was-A-Very-Good-Year singers and Cabaret House Party, the best open-mike night around.

But there’s other stuff going on, too, so read on:

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Opening this week

Here’s a roundup of what’s starting up this week in Orlando and area theater:

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Another opening this weekend

One show that was left off my list yesterday: Playhouse Creatures, April De Angelis’ play about women in Restoration theater, being produced by Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins. Jennifer Cavenaugh directs.

Here are the details I’ve got:

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Opening this weekend (and soon thereafter)

Now that PlayFest is over there’s lots else going on, and here’s a look:

  • Torch Song Trilogy, Breakthrough
  • Comic Potential, Seminole State
  • The Odd Couple, Osceola Center for the Arts
  • Spring Awakening, Queer Quills
  • Project Spotlight, UCF
  • The Boys Next Door, Theatre Winter Haven
  • Yow Dance
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, Patchwork Productions
  • Ramona Quimby, Orlando Rep
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man, Storybook Theater
  • Beauty and the Beast national tour, Daytona Beach
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio’s

And here are specifics:

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Playwright to offer free seminar

Julia Gagne at Valencia Community College tells me she has two or three spaces still open in a playwriting seminar to be offered Friday by Arlene Hutton, right, the award-winning playwright who wrote Last Train to Nibroc, See Rock City, Gulf View Drive and Letters to Sala, which will be produced at Annie Russell Theatre next season.

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Opening this weekend

Here are some of the shows opening in Central Florida this week. Are there others? Let me know:

  • Doors, Valencia Character Company
  • Rent, UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • School House Rock Live!, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • The Pollock Project, Beth Marshall Presents
  • Leslie Jordan in From Whence I Came, Footlight Theatre, Parliament House Resort

Here’s more on each:

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