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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 review: GOAT’s ‘Aida’

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.

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