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Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Orlando

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Orlando (more...)
BWW Interview: Kerry Ipema of SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Kerry Ipema of SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon on May 26, 2017 in Orlando

Kerry Ipema makes her Orlando Fringe premiere with SEX ED, a coming of age story told with the help of Disney parodies. This week, I sat down with Kerry to talk about the show, ask advice, and more. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Orlando

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Winter Springs Performing Arts Provides Big Chills with SWEENEY TODD School Edition Winter Springs Performing Arts Provides Big Chills with SWEENEY TODD School Edition
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Orlando

Chills ensue at Winter Springs Performing Arts as they gear up to perform their next musical production Sweeney Todd- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition playing June 1 through June 4. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)
Disney Dedicates Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park Disney Dedicates Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Orlando

In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney's Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. (more...)
Award-Winning High School Duo Debut Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse Next Month Award-Winning High School Duo Debut Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Orlando

Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno command the cabaret stage as they perform a new cabaret Rising Stars: Broadway Bound which will showcase the two graduating High School seniors performing a host of Broadway tunes and standards. (more...)
BWW Review: SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival BWW Review: SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon on May 23, 2017 in Orlando

If you're looking for great storytelling, look no further than SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Kerry Ipema's one-woman show is a coming of age story, complete with parodies of Disney songs. (more...)
Valencia to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Rock Musical NEXT TO NORMAL Valencia to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Rock Musical NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Orlando

Valencia College Theater will present the deeply moving rock musical, "Next to Normal," about a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, at the college's Black Box Theater June 9-18. (more...)
BWW Interview: Travis Ray of SOMETHING STRANGE  at the Orlando Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Travis Ray of SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon on May 22, 2017 in Orlando

SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival is an improvised play based on Netflix's 'Stranger Things.' Each night, a small town faces a different mysterious or other-worldly challenge. I talked with producer/director/performer Travis Ray about the show. (more...)
BWW Interview: Fiona Campbell of DUEL! at the Orlando Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Fiona Campbell of DUEL! at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon on May 22, 2017 in Orlando

DUEL! centers around the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and how two storytellers end up getting the story very, very wrong. I talked with director/producer Fiona Campbell about the inspiration for the show's creation, the stylized hair and makeup, if storytellers change history, and more! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Orlando

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Orlando (more...)
BWW Interview: Beth Marshall of COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Beth Marshall of COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon on May 20, 2017 in Orlando

Beth Marshall Presents' COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival centers around a school shooting. Beth Marshall plays Sarah Havermeyer, the mother of the shooter. I talked to Beth about her connection to the piece, why she chose to act in it, the challenges of her role, and more. (more...)
Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement! Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Orlando

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)
BWW Preview: Excitement Builds at WDW for PANDORA-THE WORLD OF AVATAR and More BWW Preview: Excitement Builds at WDW for PANDORA-THE WORLD OF AVATAR and More
by Marina Kennedy on May 19, 2017 in Orlando

Come along with Broadwayworld.com as we travel to Orlando to preview 'Pandora, World of Avatar,' the newest attraction at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World (WDW) that will open to the public on May 27th. We will also be doing dining and 'Blockbuster Summer' features for our readers. (more...)
BWW Interview: TJ Dawe of ROLLER COASTER at the Orlando Fringe BWW Interview: TJ Dawe of ROLLER COASTER at the Orlando Fringe
by Clarissa Moon on May 19, 2017 in Orlando

This year, Fringe-favorite TJ Dawe is back with ROLLER COASTER, his latest one-man show. I had the chance to talk with TJ about his process, fandoms as religions, the role of a storyteller in a post-apocalyptic society, and getting politically active.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Orlando

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture
by Stephanie Wild on May 17, 2017 in Orlando

Arts and culture funding has been taking big hits nationwide and it seems Florida is the next state to face these struggles. According to the Herald Tribune, the state budget was recently approved by Florida Legislature and now awaits response from Gov. Rick Scott. The budget allocates $29.8 million to four arts and cultural categories, down from $33 million last year. (more...)
Six New Shows Just Booked at the King Center! Six New Shows Just Booked at the King Center!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Orlando

Six new shows have just been announced at the King Center! See the full schedule below! (more...)
Cast, Creative Team Announced for ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre Cast, Creative Team Announced for ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Orlando

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)
NEWSIES, POLKADOTS, MADAGASCAR and More Set for Orlando REP's 15th Season NEWSIES, POLKADOTS, MADAGASCAR and More Set for Orlando REP's 15th Season
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Orlando

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP), in partnership with UCF, has announced its 2017 - 2018 Season! Orlando REP is Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf and Curious George: The Golden Meatball! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Orlando

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Orlando (more...)
BWW Review: Garden Theatre's INTO THE WOODS is their Best Show Yet BWW Review: Garden Theatre's INTO THE WOODS is their Best Show Yet
by Libby Champion on May 12, 2017 in Orlando

'Anything can happen in the woods.' And in the Garden Theater's production of INTO THE WOODS, many, many things happen there. The Sondheim favorite has been adored by theater-goers the world over since it's opening night in 1987. With its combination of fabled fairytales, witty music, and intricate storyline, it's no wonder this show has enjoyed staying power over the years. But staying power can be dangerous as well - a theater never wants a beloved production to start to feel stale or aged. A theatre-goer may love 'Into the Woods,' but how do you make it fresh and new but still keep that beloved quality to the production? (more...)
BWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDA BWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDA
by Kimberly Moy on May 12, 2017 in Orlando

MATILDA is a great story with great characters, so it only makes sense that a musical would be its next iteration. Though the show closed on Broadway on January 1, 2017, the national tour still goes strong and now appears at the Dr. Philips Center. (more...)
Winners for Florida Festival of New Musicals Announced Winners for Florida Festival of New Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Orlando

The Winter Park Playhouse launches it's new Florida Festival of New Musicals August 24 - 27 of this year, and has just confirmed the winning selections for 2017. (more...)
Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Orlando

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)