Actor needed for ‘A Wonderful Life’

An audition notice from Southern Winds Theatre:

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Sak needs a house manager

Here’s a job notice from Sak Comedy Lab:

Sak Comedy Lab is looking to hire a Full-Time House Manager. Experience in Box Office or Theater Management is a huge plus. To submit interest please email – pass it on.

Breakthrough announces season winners

Here’s a rundown on award winners from Breakthrough Theatre’s second season:

Theater auditions: ‘Incorruptible’ in Eustis

Here’s an audition notice for Incorruptible, by Michael Hollinger, author of Opus:

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Fringe posts requirements for new producer

The Orlando Fringe, in case you haven’t heard, is looking for a new producer. Here’s the job description for anyone who’s interested in applying:

Position: Festival Producer
Status: Contract, 9‐months seasonal
Reports to: Board of Directors
Compensation: $30,000 ‐ $35,000

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More cabaret shows planned for Winter Park Playhouse

A bunch of familiar Central Florida musical-theater people have signed on for cabaret shows this summer and fall at Winter Park Playhouse:

  • Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos, Aug. 10 and 11 (corrected dates).
  • Kevin Kelly and Kate O’Neal, Sept. 22 and 23.
  • Natalie Cordone, Oct. 26 and 27.
  • Brian and Melissa Minyard, Nov. 10 and 11.

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Lake Howell to hold a costume sale

James Brendlinger sends this message about a big costume sale at his school, Lake Howell High School, this weekend. Sounds like a great deal (each costume for $1!) for budding theaters. (Note: Lake Howell High School is east of Semoran, out towards Tuskawilla.)

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Dennis Neal to play Louis Armstrong in world-premiere play

Dennis Neal

Orlando actor Dennis Neal will star as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong in the world-premiere production of Satchmo at the Waldorf, author and Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout’s play based on his biography Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.

Rus Blackwell will direct the play, which will have its first production at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando Sept. 15-Oct. 2.

Neal, who has acted extensively around Central Florida (most recently as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Garden Theatre and in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Shotgun), also will play Joe Glaser, Armstrong’s controversial manager, in the play about Armstrong’s final performance before his death.

Here’s information about the folks involved, who also include designer William Elliot:

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Theater auditions: ‘Dixie Swim Club’ in DeLand

An audition notice from the Sands Theater Company:

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Theater auditions: ‘The Graduate’ in Titusville

Here’s an audition notice from the Titusville Playhouse:

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Theater auditions: ‘Hairspray’ in Cocoa Village

Here’s an audition notice from the Cocoa Village Playhouse:

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Theater auditions: Staged readings on AIDS in Lake County

Here’s an audition notice from an LGBT group in Lake County:

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L.A. Acting Workshop needs an assistant

Here’s a job notice from L.A. Acting Workshop:

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‘Ragtime’ still needs one small boy

Here’s a note from Don Hopkinson, musical director of Ragtime in Concert:

Still seeking a young male actor to portray Little Boy in Ragtime in Concert. Age 9- 12, vocalizing to a mid-staff “D.” The show opens in 3 weeks and I need to fill this role ASAP. Thanks, everyone!! Contact Don Hopkinson on Facebook, or

Theater audition: Beth Marshall seeks lead for ‘The Diviners’

Beth Marshall Presents is still looking for a young man to play the lead role of Buddy in The Diviners:

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Orlando Shakes announces ‘Earnest’ cast

Philip Nolen

Orlando actor Philip Nolen — known for such shows as Guys and Dolls, Amadeus and The Big Bang, as well as for his work at Disney — will play the larger-than-life Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced.

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UCF theater renames itself — again

The Theater Formerly Known as UCF Conservatory Theatre has a new name — Theatre UCF.

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Theater auditions: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Breakthrough

Here’s an audition notice from Breakthrough Theatre:

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Orlando Fringe names 2011-2012 board

Here’s a look at the board for the upcoming year at the Fringe:

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Gentlemen (and ladies), start your crockpots

Just a reminder that the next theater-community potluck is just a week away. It’s set for 7:30 p.m. (note the new time) Sunday July 24 at the Abbey, the new theater space at 100 S. Eola Drive in the Sanctuary condominium building.

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