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Kaiser Consultation Results in Staff Additions and Intensified Focus for Opera Orlando Kaiser Consultation Results in Staff Additions and Intensified Focus for Opera Orlando
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Orlando

Michael Kaiser, chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management and president emeritus of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, recently completed a six-month organizational analysis of Opera Orlando. He worked closely with the organization's board and staff to create a five-year strategic plan. (more...)
Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Orlando

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman, presented in The Harriett Theatre September 22 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. (more...)
Film, Music & Testimony Come Together in ONE VOICE ORLANDO: A YEAR IN REFLECTION Benefit Film, Music & Testimony Come Together in ONE VOICE ORLANDO: A YEAR IN REFLECTION Benefit
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Orlando

Orlando will never be the same. The events that took place in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016 caused the citizens of Central Florida, and perhaps the entire nation, to search for answers to questions we had hoped we would never have to ask. (more...)
GROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow Theatre GROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Orlando

Voyages of discovery - of places and people, of others and of self - will captivate, entertain and transform audiences in Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21, which downtown Orlando's resident professional theatre company will open Sept. 22, 2017 in Mad Cow's home at 54 W. Church St., Orlando. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Marshall Ellis Dance School Starts New Programs For Young Students Marshall Ellis Dance School Starts New Programs For Young Students
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Orlando

Marshall Ellis Dance School in Orlando is launching even more classes for young children, with the goal of inspiring a love of performing arts in the early years. New miniME, tumbling and drama classes are geared for ages 4-12, and Mommy and Me classes are designed for 18 months and up. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 9/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW on September 20, 2017 in Orlando

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Orlando (more...)
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 25th Anniversary Season with Two Performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 25th Anniversary Season with Two Performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Orlando

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, marking a pivotal moment in the organization's history with the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend: Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St. (more...)
BWW Review: Seizing the Day with DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Orlando Repertory Theatre BWW Review: Seizing the Day with DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Orlando Repertory Theatre
by Kirsty Johnson on September 20, 2017 in Orlando

Ain't it a fine life?! sing the rag-tag group of boys of all ages, outfitted in worn boots, overalls, and dirty faces the instantly lovable gang of Newsies captures the hearts of audiences from the first time they run onstage. (more...)
King Center Announces Eleven New Shows King Center Announces Eleven New Shows
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Orlando

King Center is announcing 11 new shows today and there is something for everyone. For Broadway fans they have Kinky Boots and the world's best-selling magic show, The Illusionists. (more...)
Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Orlando

In support of Hard Rock International's continued global expansion, the two powerhouses known for their deep-rooted music heritage are uniting to put a radical new spin on the traditional presidential suite by integrating vibrant life-sized content, mixed media and memorabilia featuring the world's most iconic music artists. Sony will also bring their unique musical aesthetic to various facets of properties worldwide, ranging from design elements and original content creation to experiential events and innovative music integration into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino properties. (more...)
BWW Review: Audiences Won't Need a 'Bailout' from FIRST DATE at The Abbey BWW Review: Audiences Won't Need a 'Bailout' from FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by Danielle Ashley on September 20, 2017 in Orlando

You know what they say, the show must go on! The same can be said of Generation Productions' latest show, FIRST DATE, which opened at The Abbey in Downtown Orlando last week shortly after the visit from Hurricane Irma. (more...)
BWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REP BWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REP
by Clarissa Moon on September 19, 2017 in Orlando

J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. (Jack Kelly) and Daniel Tracht (Davey) star in the Orlando Repertory Theatre's production of DISNEY'S NEWSIES. We talk about the show, play a game, and take on the push-up challenge! (more...)
Diana Krall Turns Up the Quiet this February at Dr. Phillips Center Diana Krall Turns Up the Quiet this February at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Orlando

Multiple GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, is kicking off the third leg of her Turn Up the Quiet World Tour across North America. The concert will arrive in the Dr. Phillips Center's Walt Disney Theater on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public September 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $55.50 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 17 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 17
by Audition Roundup on September 17, 2017 in Orlando

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 17, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
ONE VOICE ORLANDO - A YEAR IN REFLECTION Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irma ONE VOICE ORLANDO - A YEAR IN REFLECTION Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irma
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Orlando

The Friday, September 22 at 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm benefit presentations at the Timucua White House in response to the June 12, 2016 tragedy have been canceled due to the impact of Hurricane Irma upon Central Florida. (more...)
Tickets Now On Sale for Opera Orlando Season Tickets Now On Sale for Opera Orlando Season
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Orlando

Individual tickets for all three Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts productions offered by Opera Orlando will go on sale Friday September 15, 2017 at www.drphillipscenter.org; 844-513-2014 or the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Box Office: 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in downtown Orlando (no fees). (more...)
Discover Even More Magic This Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort Discover Even More Magic This Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this holiday season as theme parks and resort hotels sparkle with jolly decorations that bring the spirit of the season to life. Here's a sampling of the holiday fun in store for guests: (more...)
BWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes BWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
by Clarissa Moon on September 15, 2017 in Orlando

Laura Hodos is currently starring as Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. We talk about her character, corsets, dream roles, brownies, and more! (more...)
Ailey II Announces 2017-18 World Tour with Stops in Atlanta, France, Spain and More Ailey II Announces 2017-18 World Tour with Stops in Atlanta, France, Spain and More
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Orlando

Ailey II kicks off a 32-city world tour this Today, September 16th, continuing through March 11th. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ALL HANDS ON DECK at Winter Park Playhouse Photo Flash: First Look at ALL HANDS ON DECK at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Orlando

The Winter Park Playhouse opens its new series of professional musicals with a Central Florida Premiere salute to 1942 wartime entertainment in the popular patriotic production of All Hands On Deck! September 16-October 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Works by Caridad Svich, David Jacobi, Winter Miller and More Set for NNPN's 2017 Showcase of New Plays Works by Caridad Svich, David Jacobi, Winter Miller and More Set for NNPN's 2017 Showcase of New Plays
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Orlando

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to announce the 16th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP). (more...)
Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Orlando

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman, presented in The Harriett Theatre September 22 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. (more...)
Theater for Social Change: An Interview with John DiDonna Theater for Social Change: An Interview with John DiDonna
by Clarissa Moon on September 14, 2017 in Orlando

This is the first video in a series of interviews I'm doing about theater for social change. I talk with John DiDonna, the Theater Program Chair at Valencia College. John is well known for doing docudramas - plays about social issues based on interviews. We discuss Division (his docudrama about the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis), his new play Transition (about people transitioning between genders), the angel action wings, and more! (more...)
Orlando Fringe Reinvents Halloween with a Spin on a Cult Classic Orlando Fringe Reinvents Halloween with a Spin on a Cult Classic
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2017 in Orlando

The Orlando Fringe has been listening. Patrons say that they miss the Halloween Fringe event of years past. Orlando Fringe announces its return to the Halloween season with their spin on a cult classic with Young FRINGEnstein. (more...)