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‘Wicked’ cabaret will help Broadway Cares and Orange arts-ed center

Cast members from the national tour of Wicked, in Orlando for the next month or so, will perform in a cabaret show to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Orange County Arts Education Center.

The place? The new Mezz, the events space owned by Florida Theatrical Association at the corner of Pine Street and Eola Drive in Thornton Park.

Details here:

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‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘La Cage’ to be part of next Orlando Bway series

Faith Prince and Giuseppe Bausilio in the national tour of 'Billy Elliot the Musical' (photo by Joan Marcus)

Billy Elliot the Musical, the Tony Award-winning best musical of 2009, will be only one of several popular favorites included in the 2011-2012 Broadway Across America series at Orlando’s Carr Performing Arts Centre.

Also coming to Orlando next season: The 2010 Tony winner for best revival of a musical, La Cage aux Folles; the 2008 Tony winner in the same category, South Pacific; the multiple-Tony-winning mega-hits The Lion King and Les Misérables; and last season’s hit The Addams Family.

Billy Elliot will be here for a 12-day run and The Lion King for a month.

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Theater review: ‘Spring Awakening’

Every generation has one – that big Broadway musical that tells the story of who you are. For my generation, those of us who grew up in the 1960s, it was Hair (although even in high school I wished for a show that wasn’t quite so dopey). For those who came up in the ‘90s, that musical was Rent. And for those who are hitting their stride now, it’s Spring Awakening, a remarkable show that understands exactly what it is to be young and alienated and yearning for something more.

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Tickets on sale Friday for return of ‘Chicago’

The musical Chicago comes back to Orlando again in June, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:

Chicago is back in Orlando and it’s pure entertainment!
Tickets On Sale Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m.

Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamor on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago is now the sixth longest-running musical production in Broadway history … and shows no sign of ever slowing down!

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