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Theater auditions: GOAT’s ‘Spring Awakening’

Here’s a set of auditions for a second local production of Spring Awakening, this one by Greater Orlando Actors Theatre.

GOAT’s production is running in August (no definite dates given) in the Goldman Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando, while Breakthrough Theatre is also presenting Spring Awakening at its theater in Winter Park July 28-Aug. 22. Both are non-paying community-theater productions. Sounds confusing.

Here’s the full info from GOAT:

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Theater auditions: GOAT’s Original Playwright Series

Here’s an audition notice from Greater Orlando Actors Theatre:

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GOAT to donate to help homeless and battered women

Read on for an update on GOAT’s attempts to help this charity and others:

Space to Grow, an organization that helps women and children by donating to the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and its Women’s Residential and Counseling Center, will benefit from some of the ticket money from Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s current production of Aida.

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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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‘Aida’ offers last-minute deal

Here’s a last-minute deal on tickets to tonight’s performance of Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s Aida:

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Theater auditions: ‘Aida’

Here’s a note from Greater Orlando Actors Theatre about further auditions for Aida — scheduled for Wednesday:

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Theater auditions: GOAT’s ‘Aida’

Here’s the promised audition notice for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre’s production of the musical Aida. The auditions are this weekend:

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Next up for GOAT: ‘Aida’ this winter

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.

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GOAT boasts Grammy nominee at its Halloween show

Two-time Grammy nominee Elsten Torres will perform at Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s Halloween celebration, called GOAT Resurrection, Saturday Oct. 30 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

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Ticket deal for ‘Some Girl(s)’ — today

Facebook informs me there’s a deal on tickets to today’s matinée of Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s production of Some Girl(s). If you’re a Facebook member, this applies to you:

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GOAT makes opening a Fringe fundraiser

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to see theater groups helping each other out, so here’s good news for everybody involved. Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s opening night of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) — set for this Thursday night — will be a fundraiser for the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.

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Patrons’ Picks: Here are all of them

I’m a little late to the party: Many of these Patrons’ Picks were announced yesterday, when I was at the Fringe all day and night and couldn’t get to my computer to post them.

For those of you who don’t know, the Patrons’ Picks shows at the Fringe are those that sold the most tickets in their respective venues and are awarded a final show on Monday, Memorial Day, before they pack up for next year.

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From the Fringe: ‘Annie Todd, the Demon Orphan of Fleet Street’

Fringe review: ‘Annie Todd: The Demon Orphan of Fleet Street,’ Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, Orlando.

By Elizabeth Maupin

The sun may not come up for Little Orphan Annie in Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s Annie Todd, the Demon Orphan of Fleet Street. But co-writers David Strauss and Nicole Carson ought to be given something – a lifetime supply of Sondheim records? free mangy-dog kibble? – for their idea to cobble together Annie and Sweeney Todd, maybe the two most diametrically opposed musicals in musical-theater history. The result may not be genius, but it’s pretty funny, and it’s especially satisfying that everybody involved, from the dastardly characters to the paying audience, gets what they deserve.

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GOAT looking for idols

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre will hold its own version of American Idol Friday and Saturday nights to raise money to get its back into its own Winter Park theater. The fundraiser, a concert called Broadway Idol, will be at the Breakthrough Theatre, also in Winter Park.

Details right here:

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