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Dr. Phillips Center gets a boost (and aims to build a concert hall)

Artist's frendering of the Dr. Phillips Center

Davis Gaines, who’s on the board of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, forwarded me this email from Richard Russell, who’s in charge of raising the money to get the center built.

Some of it is from the favorable press the center got during last week’s groundbreaking. And some of it is more encouraging to fans of the project — that the center’s proponents are trying now to go ahead and raise the money to build the shell of the concert hall that will complete the project. That would make us fans of classical music, dance and opera very, very happy. Here’s Richard:

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Orlando Shakes announces its season-opening gala

Oscar Wilde may be absent but he’ll still be the honoree at Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s opening gala this September, which will be known as the Wilde Party.

Here are the details for the gala, set for Sept. 11:

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Theater auditions: Musicals at Mad Cow

Here’s an audition notice for musical-theater folks at Mad Cow Theatre:

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Is there such a thing as too much theater?

Do theater-lovers spend too much time in the dark? Howard Sherman says they might.

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Humor Mill to start offering sketch-comedy classes

Here’s a notice from The Humor Mill Orlando, which produced the recent The Humor Mill Orlando Presents … The War on Terriers at the recent Fringe:

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IceHouse plans its Cubie Awards

It’s the end of most theaters’ seasons, and the IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora is one busily planning its annual end-of-season awards, the Cubies. They’re happening June 18, and if you’re set on going you must RSVP. Here are all the details:

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UCF announces summer season (and the rest of 2011-2012)

UCF Conservatory Theatre has announced the titles in its summer season, which begins June 9 with Barefoot in the Park. Here’s the rundown:

Marshall to leave Fringe

Beth Marshall, producing artistic director of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, announced Sunday night she is leaving the Fringe immediately to devote herself to producing theater.

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Theatre Winter Haven announces ’11-’12 season

Here’s the coming season from Theatre Winter Haven:

Fringe plans Sunday-night graduation party

Fringe is still in full swing on its final weekend, but the Sunday-night “graduation party” — the awards show — is rapidly approaching.

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Radio Rickshaw plans live show at Fringe

For Fringers sitting around with no shows to see on Friday night (that’s tonight, in case you’ve lost track), here’s an alternative: Radio Rickshaw’s live show, to be recorded 6-30-7:30 p.m. from the Outdoor Stage.

Here’s more:

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‘Bitches’ to move to Parliament House for Gay Days

Lisa Sleeper and Robyn Scrivener in 'Bitches of the Kingdom!'

The Oops Guys’ Bitches of the Kingdom!, probably the biggest hit at this year’s Fringe, already has a follow-up date — June 3 and 4 at the Parliament House for Gay Days.

Here’s the full info from presenter Michael Wanzie:

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Wednesday’s news from the Fringe

Fringe is in full swing, with what seem like hordes of theatergoers descending on Loch Haven Park every night. So here’s a compendium of Fringe news from the festival’s George Wallace, beginning with a list of shows that have had sold-out performances. If you’re planning to go to one of these shows, or any other, get your tickets early! They’re available online or at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Orlando Repertory Theatre in Loch Haven Park.

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Fringe Fest seeking outdoor vendors

Here’s your chance to find an audience for those perfect cupcakes or try out your cornbread recipe on a wider public The Orlando Fringe is still looking for vendors to ply their trade (edible or non-) on what producer Beth Marshall calls the Green Lawn of Fabulousness — the green space between Orlando Repertory Theatre and Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Park.

Here’s more from the Fringe:

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Orlando Rep announces 2011-2012 season

Here’s the coming season from Orlando Repertory Theatre, including a world premiere co-developed by the Rep and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.:

Fringe needs volunteers, vendors, artists … and other stuff

Your (increasingly frequent) dose of Orlando Fringe news from Fringe producers (and it’s May 18-30, in case you hadn’t heard):

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Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare’s intern program

Here’s an audition notice with a catch: Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s intern program needs one young man:

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Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare 2011-2012 season

Here’s an audition announcement for Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 2011-2012 season:

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Circus auditions: Cirque du Soleil

Here’s an audition announcement for athletes and circus performers from Cirque du Soleil:

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Garden Theatre needs box-office person

The Garden Theatre has posted this job notice for a box-office associate:

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