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Joel Swanson is likely best recognized around Orlando when he’s elbow-deep in a hamphibious diva affectionately nicknamed “Frogpig.” He has been seen in other productions at Orlando Fringe, a couple at Orlando Rep, and spent a few happy years dancing in the streets at the Magic Kingdom. You might have even met his drag persona, Just Jewel, during TIARA: The Brunch at HÄOS on Church. A native Oklahomo, Swanson graduated from the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.

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12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Little Radicals Theatrics Leads Favorite Local Theatre!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; at Little Radical Theaterics Leads Best Ensemble Performance!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Little Radicals Theatrics Leads Favorite Local Theatre!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Full Casting Confirmed For THE FROGPIG CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Live At HAOS On Church


The full slate of guests stars for THE FROGPIG CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Live at HAOS on Church has been confirmed! Joining Joel Swanson as the hamphibious half-breed, Frogpig, are a slew of Orlando favorites including Heather Abood, Megan 'Megbo' Boetto, Nic Nightingale, Charles Stevens, and Kari Ringer.

Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month


Joel Swanson reprises his career-making role as the felt half-breed, himself, and is joined by some very special guests ... including Nic Nightingale as the oaf-ish Ollie and Kari Ringer as Liza Minnelli. Live at HAOS on Church, Upstairs in the LaLa Lounge.

Celebrate The Holidays With Frogpig Live at HÄOS Next Month


Joel Swanson reprises his career-making role as the felt half-breed, himself, and is joined by some very special guests ... including Nic Nightingale as the oaf-ish Ollie and Kari Ringer as Liza Minnelli. Live at HAOS on Church, Upstairs in the LaLa Lounge. Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Doors at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.

THE FROGPIG AND FRIENDS VARIETY HOUR is Back


DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TELEVISION SETS! Frogpig and his friends are back, with the supersized sequel. The half-breed hamphibian at the center of the 2018 Critics Choice Award for Best Solo Show is coming back Upstairs for seconds. And this time, he's sharing the stage with some of his famous friends.

Orlando Fringe Announces Cast, Distancing Details For Holiday Experience


Orlando Fringe released additional details about their upcoming, A Fringemas Carol: A Live Socially-Distanced Dickens-Inspired Journey, taking place December 11-13 in Loch Haven Park. 

BWW Review: Encore Performing Arts Invites You to Come to the CABARET at Osceola Arts


The last time I attended a production at Osceola Arts, the stage had been transformed into 1899 New York City for a production of Newsies. Last night, I returned to Osceola Arts, but now found myself transported thirty-two years later and over four thousand miles eastward to Germany, specifically the Kit Kat Klub of Berlin as immortalized in the 1966 musical CABARET. Although we're now ninety years removed from the Weimar Republic, CABARET still feels timely as ever. Given what regime succeeded the Weimar Republic, maybe that should not be good news. Yet that is why we need shows like CABARET: reminders that the apathy and distractions we think help us get by should actually not be our only outlet for life and livelihood. The Kit Kat Klub becomes less a physical place than it does a state of mind, one that comments upon the action of the musical, but does so without the repercussions and consequences of the narrative, at least until the bitter end.

MADAGASCAR Is Now Playing At Orlando REP


Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) is proud to present Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (February 23 - April 8, 2018). This production is presented by the Universal Orlando Foundation and supporting sponsors Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and DesignZillas.

Review Roundup: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at Orlando Repertory Theatre


DISNEY'S NEWSIES runs at Orlando Repertory Theatre through October 22, and the critics are weighing in!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Disney's NEWSIES At Orlando Rep Theatre


Disney's NEWSIES at the Orlando Repertory Theatre runs until October 22!

Photo Flash: Today's Headline: Meet the Cast of Disney's NEWSIES at Orlando REP


Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) will open its 2017 - 2018 season with the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning Disney's Newsies The Musical (September 5 - October 22, 2017). This production is presented by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, Disney, and supporting sponsor Lean Green DAD. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Photo Flash: Today's Headline: Meet the Cast of Disney's NEWSIES at Orlando REP


Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) will open its 2017 - 2018 season with the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning Disney's Newsies The Musical (September 5 - October 22, 2017). This production is presented by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, Disney, and supporting sponsor Lean Green DAD. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Photo Coverage: PAGEANT Opens at Theatre Tulsa


PAGEANT: THE MUSICAL's beauty queens have it all, and as emcee Frankie Cavalier (local actor, Patrick Hobbs) puts it, there's also 'something extra' in this production of the farcical Off-Broadway hit that's a send up of beauty Pageants - and it's a musical. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Theatre Tulsa opening and brings you photo coverage below

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