John deHaas, a friend of Broadway producer Randall Wreghitt, sent me this photo of the lights dimmed last night at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre in Randall’s memory.
A former Disney marketing guy and an actor in Central Florida’s theater community, Randall died Wednesday from complications of carbon-monoxide poisoning (apparently the result of a faulty heater in his apartment).
Randall has many other friends in Orlando theater, and we will miss him.
There’s a new cabaret series in town, and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s an audition notice from John deHaas:
More fun to be had at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, which is letting out the details of its Songwriter Spotlights in dribs and drabs. Here’s all the info, finally:
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Hiding away on Mad Cow’s website is the announcement of two more shows for the Orlando Cabaret Festival — Andrea Canny singing Frank Wildhorn and Kevin Kelly singing the music of Maltby & Shire.
I’m a huge Maltby & Shire fan, not so much for Wildhorn. But both Canny and Kelly are wonderful singers, and I’ll be happy to hear them do whatever they please. Plus, we get to hear accompanists Terry Thomas and John DeHaas.What could be bad?
Here are the dates, times and descriptions:
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Tagged andrea canny, david shire, frank wildhorn, john dehaas, kevin kelly, mad cow theatre, orlando cabaret festival, richard maltby jr., terry thomas
John deHaas needs your help — especially if you have a theater space he can use in October to produce Halloween: The Musical. Here’s John:
I received a United Arts grant to produce Halloween: The Musical this year. I was hoping to do it at the Fringe, but I was still on the waiting list as of last week.