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Theater review: ‘[title of show]’

There’s something about [title of show] that feels very Fringe.

Not Fringe in that this little musical, at the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre, could likely turn up in Orlando’s annual spring madness – although, if it were a good bit shorter, that could very well be the case.

But Fringe in that [title of show], which is self-aware to the point of narcissism, feels like innumerable shows we’ve all seen at the Fringe, the kind in which some blocked young writer says to himself or herself, “Gee, I can’t think of anything to write about, so why don’t I write about that?”

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On this weekend, off this weekend, on down the line

A bunch of tidbits about what’s happening (and not happening) this weekend and on into July:

First, the opening of Butterflies Are Free at Breakthrough Theatre has been postponed until next weekend — because the lead actor didn’t show up for his final dress rehearsal. (I’d hate to be that guy looking for his next acting gig.)

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Opening this week

Lots going on this week, including the Tony Awards on CBS Sunday night. Here’s a look at what’s happening closer to home:

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Footlight Theatre looking for bookings

Michael Wanzie writes that he’s accepting submissions or inquiries from theater groups and producers for theatrical productions to be presented at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House.

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Celebrate Doug Ba’aser. He’s getting old.

Well, not really — he’ll always be younger than I am. But Doug Ba’aser (otherwise known as Doug Bowser, thank you very much) is turning 50, and there’s a roast to celebrate his birthday Monday night.

The best thing is that it’s a benefit for the Paul M. Wegman Memorial Scholarship for Actors, so your money is going to a very good cause.

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Opening this weekend

Here are some of the shows opening in Central Florida this week. Are there others? Let me know:

  • Doors, Valencia Character Company
  • Rent, UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • School House Rock Live!, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • The Pollock Project, Beth Marshall Presents
  • Leslie Jordan in From Whence I Came, Footlight Theatre, Parliament House Resort

Here’s more on each:

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Leslie Jordan back at Parliament House

TV’s comic actor Leslie Jordan is back at the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre this weekend for a new show, From Whence I Came:

Leslie Jordan’s all new ‘From Whence I Came’ brings popular TV star / movie star / comedian back to Orlando’s Footlight Theatre at Parliament House Resort

Returning to the Sunshine State where he readily admits and embraces the warmth and glowing acceptance of his fan base, beloved Emmy Award winning actor/comedian Leslie Jordan returns to the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House as he premieres his new and latest stage show. Aptly titled Leslie Jordan’s— all new From Whence I Came, Jordan continues to regale adoring audiences while commanding center stage, weaving tales both personal and public about his astonishing life and career.  Jordan is scheduled to appear at the resort on Sunday, March 28 at 8PM.

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Openings this week

Here’s a new feature — a list of local theater openings every week.

Here you go:

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