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Auditions: Online TV show

Here’s an audition notice from Michael Wanzie for an online TV show on stirfryTV:

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Footlight Theater needs plays for 2011

Michael Wanzie is looking for plays and productions to be staged in the Footlight Theater at the Parliament House in the coming year.

Here’s all the info from him:

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Leslie Jordan tickets gone for Friday (but never fear …)

Just received a note from Michael Wanzie, who says that all tickets for the Leslie Jordan show, Deck Them Halls, Y’all, at the Parliament House are gone for Friday night.

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Theater review: ‘[title of show]’

There’s something about [title of show] that feels very Fringe.

Not Fringe in that this little musical, at the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre, could likely turn up in Orlando’s annual spring madness – although, if it were a good bit shorter, that could very well be the case.

But Fringe in that [title of show], which is self-aware to the point of narcissism, feels like innumerable shows we’ve all seen at the Fringe, the kind in which some blocked young writer says to himself or herself, “Gee, I can’t think of anything to write about, so why don’t I write about that?”

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Theater auditions: ‘Fuddy Meers’

An audition notice from Michael Wanzie:

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On this weekend, off this weekend, on down the line

A bunch of tidbits about what’s happening (and not happening) this weekend and on into July:

First, the opening of Butterflies Are Free at Breakthrough Theatre has been postponed until next weekend — because the lead actor didn’t show up for his final dress rehearsal. (I’d hate to be that guy looking for his next acting gig.)

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Ba’aser joins Klein in ‘Bar Star’

Just heard that Doug Ba’aser is stepping in for John Ryan in this weekend’s performance of Janine Klein: Gay Bar Star at the Parliament House.

Since the two are rather different, I’m thinking this will change the show a good deal. Let me know!

For tickets, go here.

Opening this week

Lots going on this week, including the Tony Awards on CBS Sunday night. Here’s a look at what’s happening closer to home:

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Paul Wegman film to be shown during Gay Days

A tribute to the late Orlando actor Paul Wegman will be shown free this weekend as part of Gay Days at the Parliament House. To be screened along it will be the comedy short A Day in the Life of Miss Sammy.

Here’s the news from Michael Wanzie:

Miss P To Be Remembered During Gay Days

Miss Sammy Comedy to be Included in Double Feature Movie Nights at PH


Wanzie Presents double feature – free movies at the Parliament House:

I am pleased to announce that on Gay Day Friday and Gay Day Saturday, both the award-winning documentary Paul Wegman: A Tribute and the award-winning comedy short A Day in the Life of Miss Sammy will be presented as a good old-fashioned double feature bill on June 4 and June 5, 2010 at 8PM in the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House Resort.

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Theater auditions: [title of show]

Here’s an audition notice from John deHaas:

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Footlight Theatre looking for bookings

Michael Wanzie writes that he’s accepting submissions or inquiries from theater groups and producers for theatrical productions to be presented at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House.

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Opening this weekend

Here are some of the shows opening in Central Florida this week. Are there others? Let me know:

  • Doors, Valencia Character Company
  • Rent, UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • School House Rock Live!, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • The Pollock Project, Beth Marshall Presents
  • Leslie Jordan in From Whence I Came, Footlight Theatre, Parliament House Resort

Here’s more on each:

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Leslie Jordan back at Parliament House

TV’s comic actor Leslie Jordan is back at the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre this weekend for a new show, From Whence I Came:

Leslie Jordan’s all new ‘From Whence I Came’ brings popular TV star / movie star / comedian back to Orlando’s Footlight Theatre at Parliament House Resort

Returning to the Sunshine State where he readily admits and embraces the warmth and glowing acceptance of his fan base, beloved Emmy Award winning actor/comedian Leslie Jordan returns to the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House as he premieres his new and latest stage show. Aptly titled Leslie Jordan’s— all new From Whence I Came, Jordan continues to regale adoring audiences while commanding center stage, weaving tales both personal and public about his astonishing life and career.  Jordan is scheduled to appear at the resort on Sunday, March 28 at 8PM.

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