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NOISES OFF Brings Big Laughs to the Arts Center Photo NOISES OFF Brings Big Laughs to the Arts Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2021

Appropriately labeled 'the funniest farce ever written' by the New York Post, this Tony Award-winner is a hilarious way to relaunch live theatre this New Year, running Feb. 2-28 at the Arts Center.

BWW Review: 'THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP‚Ä"A Penny Dreadful' at Orlando Shakes Photo BWW Review: 'THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP‚Ä"A Penny Dreadful' at Orlando Shakes
by McKenzie Lakey - Oct 19, 2018

Howls of laughter echoed down the halls of Orlando Shakes last weekend as the spooky satire, 'The Mystery of Irma Vep-A Penny Dreadful', opened just in time for the Halloween season. From the title alone, the expectations for a show filled to the brim with satire and comedy are fairly high. (If you're unaware of the anagram that lies within 'Irma Vep', I'll let you discover that through the spectacular fashion that it's revealed in thanks to one of the two men who command the stage throughout the entirety of the show.) But straying from any further potential spoilers, let's explore the finer elements that make this show sing-or perhaps, scream.

Photo Flash: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Opens At Orlando Shakes Photo Photo Flash: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Opens At Orlando Shakes
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 10, 2018

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian princess make for an exciting start to married life for Lady Enid, Lord Edgar's second wife. Set in mystical Gothic England, audiences will die laughing at this melodramatic farce - a quick-change marathon in which two actors play all the roles.

Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' IRMA VEP Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Orlando Shakes' IRMA VEP
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2018

A two-man comedy, Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from October 10 - November 18, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

IRMA VEP - A PENNY DREADFUL Comes To Orlando Shakes Photo IRMA VEP - A PENNY DREADFUL Comes To Orlando Shakes
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

A two-man comedy, Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from October 10 - November 18, 2018 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical.

BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Serves a Feast for the Senses at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by April Montgomery - Feb 28, 2016

It isn't often that an experience touches the complete range of emotions that we are capable of feeling as human beings. We buy a ticket for a show and think we might laugh at a comedy, shed a few tears in a drama or perhaps fall in love with a romance. But, is it possible to thoroughly feel all of these emotions from the same show? THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES indeed makes this joyride of sensation possible and seamlessly entranced a willing audience at Orlando Shakespeare on opening night.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST Delivers a Wave of Top-Notch Talent at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by April Montgomery - Feb 15, 2016

A tale of mysticism, betrayal, love and the ultimate choice. THE TEMPEST is arguably one of Shakespeare's most cohesive works, with its central plot all taking place on the same day in one location. The storyline is easier to follow than some of the Bard's earlier plays, which is brought to light by the acting and direction in the Orlando Shakespeare production that opened in Central Florida on Friday night.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater & UCF to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES, 2/24-3/26
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 21, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE TEMPEST
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest from February 10 - March 27, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare's late masterpiece, The Tempest. Tickets to The Tempest are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 29, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a modern verse translation of The Adventures of Pericles from February 24 - March 26, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Pirates and shipwrecks, combat tournaments, and murder plots set the stage for Shakespeare's romantic adventure, Pericles. Tickets to The Adventures of Pericles are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 7, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents The Tempest from February 10 - March 27, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare's late masterpiece, The Tempest. Tickets to The Tempest are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

People's Light Presents THE THREE MUSKETEERS (THE LATER YEARS): A MUSICAL PANTO
by Nora Dominick - Oct 30, 2015

People's Light continues its trademark holiday tradition with The Three Musketeers (The Later Years): A Musical Panto, running from November 18, 2015 through January 10, 2016. Associate  Artistic Director Pete Pryor directs. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.  For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org.

BWW Review: Clippity Clop Orlando Shakes' SPAMALOT Rises to Expectations 9/18 7pm
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 21, 2015

Ten years ago MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Now to kick off Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 27th Season, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT clippity clops its way to the Orlando stage with great enthusiasm. Monty Python fans and theater fans alike will be find this show royally entertaining. With laugh out loud surreal comedy and great music, SPAMALOT is everything it needed to be for a season opener.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Stages SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from tonight, September 9, through October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater.

BWW Interview: Dee Roscioli Chats Orlando Shakespeare's SPAMALOT, WICKED, Hawaiian 'Vog'
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 7, 2015

Dee Roscioli has a knack for playing powerful women. Having performed the role of WICKED's 'green girl' Elphaba more than any other woman, Roscioli is now taking on the mysterious Lady of the Lake in Orlando Shakespeare's production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT, running from September 9th-October 11th. Visit Orlando Shakes' website to get tickets to see Roscioli and long-time PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Davis Gaines in his Orlando return.

BWW Interview: Going Medieval with Brad DePlanche of OST's Upcoming SPAMALOT
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 2, 2015

BWW @kmoy126 Interviews @OrlandoShakes hilarious Brad DePlanche #Spamalot Patsy #Coconuts

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage SPAMALOT, 9/9-10/11
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from September 9 - October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by Artistic Director Jim Helsinger with musical direction by Steve MacKinnon and choreography by Billy Sprague, Jr., the production will headline the Theater's upcoming 27th Season Signature Series. Tickets to Monty Python's SPAMALOT are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

BWW Review: Orlando Shakespeare Goes unto the Breach with Masterful HENRY V
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 25, 2015

One of the great benefits of having a professional Shakespeare company in town is that they are able to invest in productions of some of the Bard's works that don't often get produced at traditional theatres. While Orlando Shakespeare certainly produces great plays not found in the First Folio, the fact that they are able to bring performances of shows like TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and PERICLES to the stage is a tremendous boon for Central Florida theatre fans. Productions of HAMLET, ROMEO AND JULIET, the Scottish Play, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will never go out of style, but it is truly special when you are able to attend an artistically satisfying production of one of Shakespeare's lesser seen works; like the masterful HENRY V, running through March 22nd at Orlando Shakespeare.

Photo Flash: First Look - HENRY V Opens Tonight at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

William Shakespeare's Henry V opens tonight, February 18, and continues through March 22, 2015 at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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