By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater
Twenty years ago, if you wanted to see a new(ish) musical in Orlando, you’d have at least a couple of choices. But nowadays, with the deaths of Orlando’s long-lived community and dinner theaters, it’s not so easy. You can drive 20 or 30 or 40 miles to one of the small-town community theaters in outlying areas. Or you can turn to a little company like Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, which, with productions of such shows as Rent and Jekyll & Hyde, is trying mightily to step into the breach.
With Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, GOAT is playing to its strengths – finding casts full of big-voiced young actors and letting them raise the roof. That’s Aida’s forte, but it’s also Aida’s weakness. With so much belting, the musical’s charms have no room to breathe.
Posted in Community theater, Orlando theater, Reviews, Uncategorized
Tagged Aida, David Henry Hwang, Elton John, Goldman Theater, greater orlando actors theatre, Orlando Florida, Theatre, Tim Rice
Here’s a last-minute deal on tickets to tonight’s performance of Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s Aida:
Here’s a note from Greater Orlando Actors Theatre about further auditions for Aida — scheduled for Wednesday:
Here’s the promised audition notice for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre’s production of the musical Aida. The auditions are this weekend:
The Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida is coming up next for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre, which will produce the show Jan. 28-Feb. 13 in the Goldman Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park.
As we heard over the weekend, Faith Prince is out of the Orlando Philharmonic/Mad Cow Guys and Dolls because she’s joining the national tour of Billy Elliot as the dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. The official word came today.