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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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Broadway performers to headline Orlando Phil’s Springs concert


Stephen Bogardus (photo by Carol Rosegg)

Broadway singers Stephen Bogardus and Patty Goble will headline the Orlando Philharmonic’s annual Springs concert May 7 in Longwood.


Bogardus is known for performances in lots of high-profile Broadway shows — especially for playing Whizzer in the original Broadway production of Falsettos (a role he created off-Broadway) and choreographer Gregory Mitchell in Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! Goble has appeared in the original casts of Curtains and Ragtime, among others, and has played Christine and Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.


Patty Goble (photo by Carol Rosegg)

Here’s the official word on the Springs concert, including bios of Bogardus and Gable.


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DPAC gets another $1.5 million

Orlando’s performing-arts center project has just announced a new $1.5 million gift from Marc and Sharon Hagle, who already gave DPAC $1 million in 2007.

Best thing about the gift? It’s dedicated toward the acoustic theater, meant to be home to the Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet. That’s good news to members of the Orlando arts community, who have fretted that their needs were not being met with the planned construction first of an amplified hall for touring Broadway shows and popular music.

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Orlando Shakes announces cast for ‘Chaps’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced what sounds like a pretty swell cast for its peculiarly named Christmas show.

Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas will feature Michael Edwards, Philip Nolen, Melissa Mason, Brandon Roberts, Michael Gill and Mark Whitten. (That’s Gill and Mason on the left.)

Here’s the official word:

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You asked for them — more ‘Guys and Dolls’ photos

Here are a half dozen more photos from the Orlando Philharmonic’s David Whitfield of last weekend’s production of Guys and Dolls:

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A glimpse at ‘Guys and Dolls’

The Orlando Philharmonic’s David Whitfield took some great photos of the OPO/Mad Cow production of Guys and Dolls last week. Here are a bunch of them:

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Dance auditions: ‘Guys and Dolls’

An audition notice for the Orlando Philharmonic/Mad Cow concert staging of Guys and Dolls:

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And here’s more on ‘Guys and Dolls’ …

From Zac Alfson at Mad Cow Theatre comes the complete list of the principals for the October concert staging of Guys and Dolls, a collaboration with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra:

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Canny to play Miss Adelaide

And here’s the final announcement for the four leads in the Mad Cow/Orlando Philharmonic Guys and Dolls: Andrea Canny will play Miss Adelaide.

She’ll join Davis Gaines as Sky Masterson, Michelle Knight-Hinson as Sarah Brown and Philip Nolen as Nathan Detroit.

Details: orlandophil.org.

Nolen, Knight-Hinson to be in ‘Guys and Dolls’

The entire cast still hasn’t been announced, but I hear that Philip Nolen is playing Nathan Detroit in the Mad Cow Theatre/Orlando Philharmonic concert staging of Guys and Dolls and that Michelle Knight-Hinson is playing the missionary doll Sarah Brown.

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Prince won’t be Adelaide in Orlando ‘Guys and Dolls’

I hear that Tony-winner Faith Prince has had to drop out of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra/Mad Cow Theatre concert staging of Guys and Dolls, which is set for Oct. 9 at Bob Carr. Prince was supposed to have co-starred with Davis Gaines in the show, as she did in Mad Cow/OPO’s exhilarating staging of Sweeney Todd last year.

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Theater auditions: Mad Cow ‘Company’ and Mad Cow/OPO ‘Guys and Dolls’

Here’s an audition notice for Mad Cow Theatre’s fall production of Company and the Mad Cow/Orlando Philharmonic fall concert staging of Guys and Dolls, which will star Davis Gaines as Sky Masterson and Tony winner Faith Prince as Miss Adelaide:

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Hope you’re celebrating: It’s David Schillhammer Day

This is a music story, not a theater story, but it must be told.

It’s David Schillhammer Day in Orlando.

Schillhammer, executive director of the Orlando Philharmonic, has officially put in 10 years in Orlando, so Mayor Buddy has made it David Schillhammer Day. We should all be celebrating the way I know he is.

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Equity stage manager needed

Here’s a job — Equity stage manager for the Mad Cow Theatre/Orlando Philharmonic concert staging of My Fair Lady:

Mad Cow Theatre is seeking an Equity Stage Manager for My Fair Lady at the Bob Carr in Orlando, Florida. Must be available for rehearsals beginning Tuesday, 4/27 and concluding with two performances on Saturday, 5/8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Two week Equity Guest Artist contract, Tier 2. Call 407.297.8788 ext 13. Out of town candidates welcome.

Theater review: ‘Porgy and Bess’

Theater review: ‘Porgy and Bess’
By Elizabeth Maupin

Say you’re in love, and romance has hit you hard. Can’t you imagine, if only in some parallel universe, that you and your beloved are crooning a duet, and that behind you there’s a full-fledged symphony orchestra playing your song?

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Orlando Phil/Mad Cow announce cast of ‘My Fair Lady’

Can you say “dream casting”?

That’s what I thought, anyway, when I read the names of the principals in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra/Mad Cow Theatre concert staging of My Fair Lady, which is coming up May 8 and happens to be, in my mind, anyway, one of the perfect musicals of all time.

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