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Review: OLIVER! at Osceola Arts Photo Review: OLIVER! at Osceola Arts
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 4, 2022

'Please, sir. I want some more.' These words, spoken by Oliver Twist at the beginning of Lionel Bart's  musical OLIVER! kick off a tumultuous journey for the young boy, hurling him into a world destined to change his life forever. It’s a story familiar to many, and one that continues to inspire, even today. In its latest production, Osceola Arts presents this classic tale with a dedicated and energetic cast that entertains and excites.

Review: Encore! Performing Arts Celebrates Milestone 20th Anniversary with COME ALIVE Photo Review: Encore! Performing Arts Celebrates Milestone 20th Anniversary with COME ALIVE: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ENCORE at Steinmetz Hall of Dr. Phillips Center
by Albert Gutierrez - Aug 20, 2022

Twenty years ago, a group of Walt Disney World cast members decided they wanted to put their talents to good use beyond their roles within the theme parks. Inspired by an Andrew Lloyd Webber 'Birthday Concert' in which stars got together to celebrate the acclaimed composer, they likewise set out to create a concert setting - all on their own time and dime - to help benefit the Central Florida community they call home. What began as a contingent of nearly seventy players has expanded and grown over the next two decades as hundreds of members come and go at their leisure, based upon the time they can give and the talent they can share. In a world filled with uncertainty and strife, it's a blessing that something as inherently good and selfless as Encore! Performing Arts continues to thrive.

BWW Review: Breathing Fresh Air Into a Cult Classic with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at St Photo BWW Review: Breathing Fresh Air Into a Cult Classic with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Apr 9, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical with somewhat of a cult following much like Hedwig & the Angry Inch, and Rocky Horror Show. Read our critic's review.

Celebration Theatre Company to Present TWISTED THE 3RD Photo Celebration Theatre Company to Present TWISTED THE 3RD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022

Celebration Theatre Co. will kick off its 2022 Season with TWISTED THE 3RD, the latest in the company's series of 'miscast' cabarets, at The Abbey on Thursday, January 20, at 8pm.

Full Cast Announced For One Night Concert Supporting The Orlando Artist Guild Photo Full Cast Announced For One Night Concert Supporting The Orlando Artist Guild
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021

Proceeds from the event will go toward arts scholarships for students in need and in assisting the Orlando Arts Guild in creating brave and inclusive artistic spaces for all.

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Celebration Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Celebration Theatre Company
by Joseph Harrison - May 2, 2021

Settings for musicals range from the rather ordinary to the extraordinary. Audiences can be transported to the pre-war Austrian countryside or the magical world of Oz, or in the case of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Celebration Theatre Company‚Äôs latest production at Dr. Phillips Center, a county spelling bee. And though this may not sound like the most exciting of places to set a musical, this show is filled with quirky (but lovable) characters, a compelling story and great music ‚Äď making for a fun couple hours of theatrical magic that is both touching and funny, and which also illustrates some of the challenges facing young people today ‚Äď parental approval, pressure to excel, first crushes and the intense need to fit in.

Celebration Theatre Co. Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Photo Celebration Theatre Co. Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021

Celebration Theatre Company continues its fifth season with Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn's Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, running from April 30 - May 9, 2021 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts' Alexis and Jim Pugh Theatre.

Next At The Garden: MATILDA THE MUSICAL! Photo Next At The Garden: MATILDA THE MUSICAL!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2020

Audiences in Central Florida will delight in seeing the classic characters of Matilda, Miss Honey, and Headmistress Trunchbull live on stage! Directed by Garden Theatre's Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh, the production will run November 19 - December 20, with an ASL-interpreted performance on Thursday, December 3 and a Sensory-Friendly performance on Saturday, December 12. Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical is presented by AdventHealth.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from the 2011 First Night Honors
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 3, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: The 2012 First Night Honorees, Most Promising Actors and the First Night Star Award winners will be revealed on Monday, July 23, at the First Night Preview Party...details to follow.

Musical Legacy of Garland and Rooney Spotlighted in BABES IN HOLLYWOOD at Gaslight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

The musical review was created by David Grapes (the former artistic director of Tennessee Repertory Theatre), with musical arrangements and medleys by Andrew Philip Herron, and traces the careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney from early on, as the two made their way to Hollywood and became America's Sweethearts, through their sensational careers both in Hollywood and on Broadway.

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STAGE TUBE: Highlights from the 2011 First Night Honors
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 3, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: The 2012 First Night Honorees, Most Promising Actors and the First Night Star Award winners will be revealed on Monday, July 23, at the First Night Preview Party...details to follow.

STAGE TUBE: The Keeton Theatre's CHICAGO trailer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2011

Chicago is presented by The Keeton Theatre, Sept 15 - Oct 1, 2011. For more information call 615-883-8375 or visit www.thelarrykeetontheatre.org. Tickets are $25.00 for dinner and show, $20.00 show only. Patron's special: $10.00 show only tickets on Thursday.

STAGE TUBE: First Night: Honors Gala highlights
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2011

With almost 150 performers taking to the stage of Belmont University's Troutt Theatre on Sunday night, September 4, members of the theater community throughout Tennessee joined together to fete the six members of the 2011 Class of First Night Honorees.

STAGE TUBE: First Night Nashville promo released
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 18, 2011

First Night: The Honors Gala is set for Sunday, September 4, at the Troutt Theatre at Belmont University, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with the Red Carpet Event, hosted by Jennifer Richmond and Trey Palmer, with fashion commentary by Cary Street, Joshua Waldrep and Lisa Garner Harrison. Impresario Johnny Delarocco (aka John Pyka) will produce a special Red Carpet performance by his company just for First Night.