Tag Archives: Winter Park Florida

Teachers needed for kids’ classes

Here’s a job notice from Breakthrough Theatre:

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More cabaret shows planned for Winter Park Playhouse

A bunch of familiar Central Florida musical-theater people have signed on for cabaret shows this summer and fall at Winter Park Playhouse:

  • Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos, Aug. 10 and 11 (corrected dates).
  • Kevin Kelly and Kate O’Neal, Sept. 22 and 23.
  • Natalie Cordone, Oct. 26 and 27.
  • Brian and Melissa Minyard, Nov. 10 and 11.

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Tony winner to give workshops at Master Class Academy

Hinton Battle

Three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle — the original Scarecrow in The Wiz, and a Tony winner for Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid and Miss Saigon — will come to Winter Park Oct. 8 and 9 to give workshops in musical theater at the Master Class Academy.

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Orlando Improv Festival (the 2nd annual) set for September

The second annual Orlando Improv Festival is set for September, and the festival’s first fundraiser is coming up. Here’s everything you need to do know (for the moment, anyway):

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Theater auditions: Sondheim revue at Breakthrough

Here’s an audition notice from Breakthrough Theatre:

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Theater auditions: ‘Charlie Brown’ at Breakthrough

An audition notice for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown:

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Dr. Phillips center receives another big gift

Deborah Sciarrino

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced another million-dollar gift today — this one from Winter Park residents Michael and Deborah Sciarrino.

This gift is notable because it comes from somebody who isn’t already on the arts center’s board — and that’s meaningful because it indicates that the arts-center folks are actually getting their message out, something that hasn’t seemed to be happening in recent months.

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Theater review: ‘Hunter Gatherers’ at Art’s Sake Studio

Clarification: Howler’s Theatre is owned by Jeremy Wood and Scott Browning and rented Art’s Sake Studio for this production. It’s not officially connected to Art’s Sake, although Art’s Sake is co-producer of ‘Hunter Gatherers’ and all the actors involved are members of the Art’s Sake Resident ensemble.

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Jeremy Wood as Richard

Every year, when Tom and Richard and their wives get together to celebrate their anniversaries, Richard wrestles Tom to the floor.

Tom never wins. And Richard always has to make the point – every year for 17 years – that he’s the alpha male.

What’s a little wrestling between friends? Well, it’s the least of the primal transgressions in Hunter Gatherers, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s wild and woolly comedy, which is getting an appropriately outrageous production at Winter Park’s Art’s Sake Studio.

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Theater auditions: Breakthrough one-acts

Here’s an audition notice from Terri Giannoutsos at Breakthrough Theatre for two shows in its one-act festival. Auditions are this weekend:

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Breakthrough gives discount for ‘Anne Frank’

For those of you interested in seeing Anne Frank onstage: Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park would like to offer you a deal.

If you see Orlando Repertory Theatre’s provocative production of Anne Frank and Me, and if take your program to Breakthrough, the theater will give you $5 off your ticket for its production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Good deal!

Theater auditions: ‘Closer Than Ever’ at Breakthrough

Here’s an audition notice from Breakthrough Theatre:

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Metropolitan Opera to hold competition in Winter Park

Opera fans may want to get themselves out to Trinity Prep in Winter Park this weekend for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Trinity Preparatory School is off Aloma Avenue just east of Howell Branch Road in east Winter Park.

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