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Theater auditions: One male for Orlando Shakes rotating rep

Orlando Shakespeare Theater needs one non-Equity male for its rotating repertory of Romeo and Juliet and Cymbeline. Here’s the audition notice:

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Local movie theaters to screen Shakespeare

Well, I missed the first installment (vacation beckoned), but several Orlando-area movie theaters will screen filmed versions of productions from London’s Globe Theatre this summer.

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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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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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Fringe announces another Patrons’ Pick (and a lot of sell-outs)

David Lee’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), by playwright Will Eno, has been added to the Patrons’ Pick shows at the Orlando Fringe. It will have an additional performance at 3:45 p.m. Monday May 30 in the yellow venue (the Goldman Theater).

Also, congrats to all the folks who made possible shows with sell-out crowds:

Nine plays you shouldn’t miss

Robin Williams, Brad Fleischer and Glenn Davis in Rajiv Joseph's 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.' (Carol Rosegg)

It’s been all Fringe, all the time here lately, so here’s something completely different.

Two theater professors from my college, Nora Hussey and Melinda Lopez, have put together a list of nine plays that theater-lovers should not miss — a bucket list for theater-lovers. It’s an interesting list — some obvious, some not so much.

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Theater auditions: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Kissimmee

Here’s an audition announcement from Osceola Center for the Arts:

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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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Transitions: David Lee to NYC

David Lee

David Lee, who has spent the past half a dozen years as associate director of new-play development at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and as an assistant professor of theater at UCF, is leaving those posts to return to New York, where he’ll teach and direct.

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Theater auditions: ‘Othello’ in Titusville

Here’s an audition notice for the Titusville Playhouse’s production of Othello:

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

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

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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Orlando Shakes announces season of (mostly) classics

Two plays by William Shakespeare and a classic comedy by Oscar Wilde will be among the offerings in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s season for 2011-2012, artistic director Jim Helsinger has announced.

The 23rd season, which will feature Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline and The Importance of Being Earnest, also will include the popular comedy A Tuna Christmas as well as two yet-to-be-announced titles, one of them to be chosen  from this season’s PlayFest shows later this spring.

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Orlando Shakes announces cast for winter rep

Some familiar names and some that are not so familiar will be part of Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s winter repertory season, which will consist of three, count ’em, three shows all playing at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center early in 2011.

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Theater review: ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth may be one of William Shakespeare’s best-known tales, but it’s also one of his most challenging. Theater lore is full of tales of all the misbegotten productions of the so-called Scottish play, and theater legend tells of accidents, injuries and even deaths brought about by a play that is considered cursed.

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On Shakespeare: Did he or didn’t he?

In the Village Voice, Michael Feingold writes a compelling review of what sounds like a compelling book — James Shapiro’s take on the Shakespeare authorship question, and whether the man from Stratford actually did write all those plays. Now I have to read the book.

Happy birthday, Will

In honor of William Shakespeare’s 446th birthday, here’s a little something from Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie: