Tag Archives: Orlando Florida

Opera auditions: Florida Opera Theatre’s ‘Il Barbiere di Seviglia’

Here’s an audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre:

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Theater review: ‘Legacy of Light’ at Mad Cow

Steven Lane (Voltaire) and Heather Charles (Émilie du Châtelet) in Mad Cow Theatre's 'Legacy of Light.' (Photo courtesy of Mad Cow Theatre.)

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

There’s a spark in the eye of Karen Zacarias’s women. You can see it in Émilie du Châtelet, the 18th-century mathematician and physicist at the heart of Legacy of Light, the smart, tender little comedy at Mad Cow Theatre. You can see it in Olivia, the modern-day astrophysicist who’s trying to live her life to the fullest while she has the chance. And you can see it in Millie, a young woman who goes to unusual lengths to build herself a different kind of life.

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Opera auditions: Florida Opera Theatre youth programs

An audition notice from Florida Opera Theatre:

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Mad Cow announces Sondheim opener for new theater

'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' by Georges Seurat

Mad Cow Theatre is just hinting at what will make up its 15th season, which will start out in the two current theater spaces on Magnolia Avenue and move, in January 2012, to 54 W. Church St.

But they’ve opened up about one thing, and it’s a biggie: The musical opening the new theater spaces, from Jan. 27 to Feb. 19, 2012, is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park With George.

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Theater auditions: Two plays at Orlando Shakes

Here’s an audition announcement for three really wonderful roles at Orlando Shakespeare Theater:

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Auditions: MicheLee Puppets for anti-bullying show

Here’s an audition announcement from MicheLee Puppets:

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Fringe posts requirements for new producer

The Orlando Fringe, in case you haven’t heard, is looking for a new producer. Here’s the job description for anyone who’s interested in applying:

Position: Festival Producer
Status: Contract, 9‐months seasonal
Reports to: Board of Directors
Compensation: $30,000 ‐ $35,000

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Gentlemen (and ladies), start your crockpots

Just a reminder that the next theater-community potluck is just a week away. It’s set for 7:30 p.m. (note the new time) Sunday July 24 at the Abbey, the new theater space at 100 S. Eola Drive in the Sanctuary condominium building.

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Dance auditions: National middle-school tour

Here’s an audition notice from John Peros Casting for dancers for a national tour going to middle schools:

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Theater auditions: One male for Orlando Shakes rotating rep

Orlando Shakespeare Theater needs one non-Equity male for its rotating repertory of Romeo and Juliet and Cymbeline. Here’s the audition notice:

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Theater auditions: ‘Suddenly Seniors’

Here’s an upcoming audition for Suddenly Seniors the Musical:

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Dr. Phillips Center gets a boost (and aims to build a concert hall)

Artist's frendering of the Dr. Phillips Center

Davis Gaines, who’s on the board of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, forwarded me this email from Richard Russell, who’s in charge of raising the money to get the center built.

Some of it is from the favorable press the center got during last week’s groundbreaking. And some of it is more encouraging to fans of the project — that the center’s proponents are trying now to go ahead and raise the money to build the shell of the concert hall that will complete the project. That would make us fans of classical music, dance and opera very, very happy. Here’s Richard:

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Ex-Orlandoan working with Second City

David Knoell

A little good news from ex-Orlando actor David Knoell (who got his MFA at UCF and played the title role in Mad Cow’s Amadeus):

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Cirque pledges money to Dr. Phillips Center

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has received another pledge — this one for $250,000 from Cirque du Soleil.

Here’s the official word:

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Theater auditions: Musicals at Mad Cow

Here’s an audition notice for musical-theater folks at Mad Cow Theatre:

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Theater job available at UCF

Here’s a note from Sam Waters about a job available in the UCF theater department:

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Orlando invites public to ground-breaking festivities for arts center

Well, we never thought we’d see it, but next week the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is finally breaking ground.

And you’re invited. Here’s info from the Dr. Phillips Center office about what’s going on. My buddy Davis Gaines will be there — will you?

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Bruun leaving Disney World for Disneyland

Alan Bruun

Alan Bruun, one of the founders of Mad Cow Theatre and the artistic director there for most of its 14-year history, is moving to southern California to work as creative director of entertainment at Disneyland.

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Theater auditions: ‘The Mousetrap,’ by In the Wings Productions

Here’s another audition notice:

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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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