Image via Wikipedia
It was fun to read my former colleague and friend Matt Palm’s take on Saturday night’s Red Chair Affair: He and I had a lot of the same reactions to an evening that was full of artistic surprises.
Used to be that Red Chair was full of exactly what we expected — little bits and pieces of the tried and true. Not so much this time around — not with spoken wordsmithing from my buddy Tod Caviness and a Jersey Boys re-creation from the Orlando Gay Chorus. And not with some real thrills from a bunch of familiar faces:
Posted in Cabaret, Comedy, Dance, Improv, Orlando theater, Other arts
Tagged orlando ballet, orlando gay chorus, orlando philharmomic orchestra, orlando repertory theatre, power chords, red chair affair, Sak Comedy Lab, sovereign brass, tod caviness
With the Red Chair Affair almost upon us, the 2010-2011 arts season can’t be far behind.
But right now is time for you to get your tickets to Red Chair, a preview to some of the best that the Orlando arts season will have to offer. And it’s time to bid on a red chair for your very own self, to help raise money for the Arts & Cultural Alliance, will provides support for, you guessed it, local arts and culture.
Posted in Children's theater, Circuses, Comedy, Dance, Fundraisers, Improv, Orlando theater, Other arts, Regional theater
Tagged arts and cultural alliance of central florida, bach festival society, bay street players, cirque du soleil, CityArts Factory, emotions dance, la nouba, orlando ballet, orlando gay chorus, orlando philharmonic, orlando repertory theatre, orlando shakespeare theater, red chair affair, Sak Comedy Lab, tod caviness, varietease, winter park playhouse, yow dance
It’s only the middle of July, but you ought to be filling up your calendar for August and September, when the arts season unofficially gets under way. (I hadn’t noticed it stopping for the summer, but that’s another story.)
Anyway, the self-proclaimed start of the arts season is the Red Chair Affair, set for Aug. 28. Then there’s the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Gala and the Orlando Improv Festival, both set for September. Here’s news about all three – first, Red Chair: