Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Theater auditions: Orlando Shakespeare 2011-2012 season

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

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Theater review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Orlando Shakes

By Elizabeth Maupin
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The young aristocrats in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s new Midsummer Night’s Dream loll about in what looks like a hipster’s fantasy of a Grecian villa – all sun dapples and decadence. An underling sings part of Pink Floyd’s “Money,” and even the audience might be forgiven for never wanting to venture out into the woods, where life is a little more unruly and you just might need bug spray and galoshes.

Director David Lee’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes those differences to heart. For the city folk, the course of true love never does run smooth. But their angst-ridden characters and their citified ways stand in such contrast to the airy fairies of the forest – and the city folk are so much funnier – that you may find yourself wishing everybody would just stay in town.

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Shakespeare gala to open season

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For those of you who are able, here’s a swell big-ticket event to usher in the new Orlando Shakespeare Theater season. The annual gala is at 5 p.m. Sunday evening, with lots of food and drink, auctions and a preview of the season’s first show, The 39 Steps.

Arts patron Alan H. Ginsburg will serve as the auctioneer for the live auction.

Here’s the official word. (Note: While this press release says the event is black tie, my invitation says cocktail attire. Now you know.)

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Play the Moment wants you away from that keyboard

I know I’m not the only one who spends too much time on Facebook, so lots of you may be interested in Play the Moment’s round of discussions next weekend, all of which are devoted to how Facebook interacts with our lives in the arts.

As a precursor to a show called Project F (F stands for Facebook), which is now scheduled for January 2011, Play the Moment is presenting a trio of programs about Orlando artists and creative types and, not so incidentally, how they relate to Facebook. The results will go into the making of Project F.

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