Tag Archives: Performing Arts

Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare’s intern program

Here’s an audition notice with a catch: Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s intern program needs one young man:

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Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare 2011-2012 season

Here’s an audition announcement for Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 2011-2012 season:

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Architect’s hand to be lopped from arts center?

Barton Myers plan for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Interesting little snippet of a story today by Mark Schlueb in the Sentinel, in which Barton Myers, architect of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, worried that his design will be screwed up if it’s built the way planners are talking about it now.

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Wayne Densch Center looking for volunteers

Sanford’s Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center is holding two volunteer-orientation sessions coming up. Here’s more:

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Circus auditions: Cirque du Soleil

Here’s an audition announcement for athletes and circus performers from Cirque du Soleil:

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Dr. Phillips Center gets another $1-million gift

Chuck and Lynn Steinmetz, an Orlando couple who pledged $1 million to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in 2007, have pledged another $1 million.

Chuck Steinmetz recently joined the Dr. Phillips Center board of directors. He was the longtime owner of Middleton Lawn & Pest Control, which he sold to Massey Services in 2005.

This week the Steinmetzes also pledged $5 million to the University of Florida to create five new permanent endowments in UF’s Department of Entomology and Nematology. The couple live in Winter Park.

Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ gets its reviews

After 2-1/2 months of previews and three opening nights postponed, theater critics from the country’s major newspapers have stepped in and written their reviews of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the $65-million musical that has become a running joke on Broadway.

And the word is not good.

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Theater auditions: ‘Xanadu’ at Pointe Performing Arts

Here’s a brief audition notice from FantasyLand Theatrical for its production of Xanadu at Pointe Performing Arts Center on International Drive:

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Theater auditions: ‘The Ritz’ in Eustis

An audition notice from the Bay Street Players in Eustis:

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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 Fringe needs you for its 20th-reunion photo

It’s the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival’s 20th anniversary this year. Some of us remember it when it was just a baby, and we remember when you didn’t have to put “Theatre” in its name because we all knew there was a whole lot of theater going on.

Anyway, the celebrations are already starting, and one of them is a so-called class picture to fit in with this year’s theme, which is the 20th high-school reunion.

The group photo is being shot at 4:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 7 in front of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. Any Fringe fans are welcome.

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Theatre auditions: ‘Equus’ at Pointe Performing Arts Center

Here’s a brief audition announcement from Lowrie Fawley at Pointe Performing Arts Center on International Drive for its production of Equus:

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A nice treat for the holidays

The producers of Dickens by Candlelight (that would be the Olson family, Terry and Robin) are offering a sweet deal for Christmas plays.

Just bring your ticket from one of the other Christmas shows around town to a performance of Dickens by Candlelight, and you’ll get $5 off.

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Improv Festival to hold a day of workshops

Note: These workshops will be at Neon Forest Gallery, 1741 S. Orange Ave., Orlando.

Aspiring improv comedians may want to take a lesson or two from the day of workshops to be held as part of the new Orlando Improv Festival Sept. 19.

The lineup for the workshop includes Atlanta’s Ian Covell (a founding member of Orlando’s late, lamented Them), Boston’s Will Luera, Seattle’s Jed Rose and Sak Comedy Lab’s Chris Dinger.

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Faith Prince officially in ‘Billy Elliot’ tour

As we heard over the weekend, Faith Prince is out of the Orlando Philharmonic/Mad Cow Guys and Dolls because she’s joining the national tour of Billy Elliot as the dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. The official word came today.