Category Archives: Cabaret

On this weekend: The Broadway Boys

We caught the Broadway Boys last night at the Orlando Cabaret Festival (at downtown’s Mad Cow Theatre), and we were in heaven.

Don’t miss them. Really.

Shows are at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday), 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

(This post below is too wide to show up on my blog, but you can read the whole thing but clicking on the online link.)

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This week at the Cabaret Festival

Read on to find out what’s going on at the Orlando Cabaret Festival this week. (I’ll be there at five different shows — what about you?)

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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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See K.T. Sullivan for free (sort of)

Mad Cow’s Orlando Cabaret Festival starts Friday, with New York singer K.T. Sullivan, and there are some good deals for ticket packages still available — especially if you plan to see most of the festival during its nighttime shows.

(The lunchtime shows, at $12 apiece, are a good deal no matter how you look at it!)

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Cabaret Festival offers ticket deals

The more tickets you buy to the Orlando Cabaret Festival, the cheaper they’ll be. Nice news, and here’s how that works:

Cab Fest program is online

Here’s a little addendum to the Orlando Cabaret Festival news: The singers for the “It Was a Very Good Year” series this time around are:

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More artists announced for Cab Fest

More fun to be had at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, which is letting out the details of its Songwriter Spotlights in dribs and drabs. Here’s all the info, finally:

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More shows announced for Cab Fest

Hiding away on Mad Cow’s website is the announcement of two more shows for the Orlando Cabaret Festival — Andrea Canny singing Frank Wildhorn and Kevin Kelly singing the music of Maltby & Shire.

I’m a huge Maltby & Shire fan, not so much for Wildhorn. But both Canny and Kelly are wonderful singers, and I’ll be happy to hear them do whatever they please. Plus, we get to hear accompanists Terry Thomas and John DeHaas.What could be bad?

Here are the dates, times and descriptions:

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Get your PlayFest schedule here

It’s the time of year when I start having to synchronize my calendar and make sure my track shoes are at hand. It’s PlayFest time, followed by Cabaret Festival time, followed by Fringe time. Take your vitamins now.

To start, here’s a schedule for PlayFest, set for April 2-11. If you’re like me, you want to try to see every one of these things, and this year Orlando Shakespeare makes it easy with a form to fill out that finds a convenient time slot for each one.

(Note: The error on the link to the form has been fixed.)

To figure your schedule out yourself, here you go:

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Opening this week

Here’s your sort-of-weekly news about this weekend’s theater openings:

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Natalie and Chris are back

A good way to spend a Saturday night:

Natalie Cordone and Chris Leavy are repeating their cabaret show Everybody’s Girl one more time before they take it to New York next month.

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What’s coming up at Breakthrough?

Here’s a rundown of all the stuff coming up at Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park. My, those folks are busy:

Aunt Dottie comes to Breakthrough

Michele Greenwood Bettinger, who worked at Disney in the early ’90s and then moved back to her native Seattle, returns to the Orlando area this weekend with Aunt Dottie’s Sing-Along Cabaret, at the Breakthrough Theatre today through Sunday.

Bettinger performs with pianist Aaron Buckner. Here’s the official word and Aunt Dottie’s own blog:

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