Tag Archives: Performing Arts

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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Orlando Shakes announces its season-opening gala

Oscar Wilde may be absent but he’ll still be the honoree at Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s opening gala this September, which will be known as the Wilde Party.

Here are the details for the gala, set for Sept. 11:

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Melon Patch gives its Sara Awards

Leesburg’s Melon Patch Theatre handed out its annual Sara Awards last weekend. Congrats to all the winners:

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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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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Auditions: Casting call for web serial

Here’s an announcement of a casting call for a web project needing actors good with Elizabethan English:

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Theater auditions: Beth Marshall Presents

Here’s an audition notice for Beth Marshall’s coming season:

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Is there such a thing as too much theater?

Do theater-lovers spend too much time in the dark? Howard Sherman says they might.

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UCF announces summer season (and the rest of 2011-2012)

UCF Conservatory Theatre has announced the titles in its summer season, which begins June 9 with Barefoot in the Park. Here’s the rundown:

From the Fringe: (Almost) final count of sold-out shows

From Fringe producing artistic director Beth Marshall, her count of the Fringe’s sold-out shows (missing some of the Patrons’ Pick shows that may sell out today but haven’t yet). Congrats to all involved!:

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Marshall to leave Fringe

Beth Marshall, producing artistic director of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, announced Sunday night she is leaving the Fringe immediately to devote herself to producing theater.

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Theatre Winter Haven announces ’11-’12 season

Here’s the coming season from Theatre Winter Haven:

Fringe plans Sunday-night graduation party

Fringe is still in full swing on its final weekend, but the Sunday-night “graduation party” — the awards show — is rapidly approaching.

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Radio Rickshaw plans live show at Fringe

For Fringers sitting around with no shows to see on Friday night (that’s tonight, in case you’ve lost track), here’s an alternative: Radio Rickshaw’s live show, to be recorded 6-30-7:30 p.m. from the Outdoor Stage.

Here’s more:

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‘Bitches’ to move to Parliament House for Gay Days

Lisa Sleeper and Robyn Scrivener in 'Bitches of the Kingdom!'

The Oops Guys’ Bitches of the Kingdom!, probably the biggest hit at this year’s Fringe, already has a follow-up date — June 3 and 4 at the Parliament House for Gay Days.

Here’s the full info from presenter Michael Wanzie:

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Wednesday’s news from the Fringe

Fringe is in full swing, with what seem like hordes of theatergoers descending on Loch Haven Park every night. So here’s a compendium of Fringe news from the festival’s George Wallace, beginning with a list of shows that have had sold-out performances. If you’re planning to go to one of these shows, or any other, get your tickets early! They’re available online or at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Orlando Repertory Theatre in Loch Haven Park.

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Fringe Fest seeking outdoor vendors

Here’s your chance to find an audience for those perfect cupcakes or try out your cornbread recipe on a wider public The Orlando Fringe is still looking for vendors to ply their trade (edible or non-) on what producer Beth Marshall calls the Green Lawn of Fabulousness — the green space between Orlando Repertory Theatre and Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Park.

Here’s more from the Fringe:

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Orlando Shakes needs wardrobe personnel

Here’s a job announcement from George Hamrah at Orlando Shakespeare Theater:

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Orlando Rep announces 2011-2012 season

Here’s the coming season from Orlando Repertory Theatre, including a world premiere co-developed by the Rep and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.:

Auditions for shows on Norwegian Cruise Line

Here’s an audition notice for singers, dancers and actors from Norwegian Cruise Line for its Hawaii cruises:

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