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Audition notice: Forbidden Fruit’s ‘Rent’

Here’s an audition notice from Sean Flynn at Forbidden Fruit Productions:

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Wayne Brady does ‘Rent’ in LA

Our own Wayne Brady, former Orlandoan and Sak Comedy Lab alumnus, gets a nice shout-out in LA Times theater critic Charles McNulty’s review of Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sounds like Wayne’s take on Tom Collins was the high point of the show. Here’s the review.

(Photo: Wayne Brady as Tom Collins with Telly Leung as Angel, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.)

What’s opening this week?

Back in town, and this is a slightly overdue edition of Opening This Week. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in Central Florida theater:

  • The Heiress, Mad Cow Theatre
  • Man Is the Only Animal Who Blushes … Or Needs To!, Winter Park Playhouse
  • Manuscript, I.D.10-t Productions
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Raimbow is Enuf, Breakthrough Theatre
  • Boogie Wonderland, Show Palace Dinner Theatre
  • Footloose, Ocala Civic Theatre
  • Rent, Theatre Winter Haven
  • The Littles, Surfside Youth Players
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., Henegar Center for the Arts

And the full story:

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Where is Orlando Youth Theatre’s ‘Rent’?

OK, here’s an explanation of how to find Orlando Youth Theatre performing Rent — which it will NOT be doing at the Fringe.

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Another Fringe cancellation: ‘Rent’

Orlando groups trying to do Rent have had a tough go of it these last few months, and here’s another instance. Orlando Youth Theatre is having to cancel its production of Rent at the Fringe, but it’s trying to put the production on at its own space at a later date.

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Wayne Brady joins LA cast of ‘Rent’

Orlando’s own Wayne Brady (whom I reviewed at the old Civic Theatre when he was just a high-school kid) is joining the cast of Rent for its performances in August at the Hollywood Bowl.

He’ll play Tom Collins — best character in the show, if you ask me.

Here’s the story.

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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