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Opera Orlando Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Opera Orlando Announces 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2021

Opera Orlando's 2021-22 season celebrates one of opera's greats: Giuseppe Verdi. The Company kicks off its season with his beloved classic, La Traviata, on the MainStage at Dr. Phillips Center. Stephanie Rhodes Russell, making her Opera Orlando debut, conducts musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, with artistic director Grant Preisser directing this original, updated production that takes inspiration from the life and experiences of Molly Bloom and is set in the glitz and grit of an underworld New York.

THE SECRET RIVER Piano Workshop Announced at Mead Botanical Garden Photo THE SECRET RIVER Piano Workshop Announced at Mead Botanical Garden
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Last season, Opera Orlando announced the development of its first commissioned opera, The Secret River, and this past Saturday, April 24, Orlando audiences got a sneak peek at this new work.

BWW Review: Lyricist-Librettist Mark Campbell Brings His Vision of the World to NY Fe Photo BWW Review: Lyricist-Librettist Mark Campbell Brings His Vision of the World to NY Festival of Song
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2021

Whether he‚Äôs writing about soldiers in World War I (SILENT NIGHT with Kevin Puts) or immigrants landing on Ellis Island (A NATION OF OTHERS with Paul Moravec), setting a ‚Äėpenny dreadful‚Äô-inspired story (ELIZABETH CREE with Puts) or looking inside a mad genius of technology [THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS with Mason Bates], Mark Campbell brings his unique vision of the world to whatever he does. He gave us an inkling of the depth and breadth of his skills in the concert for the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS)‚ÄĒheard first the other night on YouTube and available through May 15.

Opera Orlando Presents A Piano Workshop Of THE SECRET RIVER Photo Opera Orlando Presents A Piano Workshop Of THE SECRET RIVER
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2021

Last season, Opera Orlando announced the development of its first commissioned opera, The Secret River, based on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' book of the same name.

Opera Orlando to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Photo Opera Orlando to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021

Opera Orlando has been approved for a $10,000 (ten thousand dollar) Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Opera’s world premiere production of The Secret River. This project will build a foundation for creating new opera for the Company and will feature the Opera’s first commission by a female composer.

Opera Orlando Announces OPERA ON THE TOWN Series Update Photo Opera Orlando Announces OPERA ON THE TOWN Series Update
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

The Opera has had to postpone the piano workshop of its first commissioned opera, The Secret River, and will now launch the Opera on the Town series with the world premiere of Death of Ivan Ilych in partnership with Thompson Street Opera Company.

Opera Orlando Announces ON THE TOWN Series Photo Opera Orlando Announces ON THE TOWN Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2020

As a complement to Opera Orlando's 2020-21 'On the Mainstage' series that includes Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat, Hansel & Gretel, and Carmen, the Opera announces its 'On the Town' series, featuring original productions throughout the City Beautiful.

A Classic Theatre Presents CROSS ROADS - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings And Norton S. Baski Photo A Classic Theatre Presents CROSS ROADS - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings And Norton S. Baskin In Unguarded Moments
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

CROSS ROADS: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings & Norton S. Baskin, an original work by playwright/director Deborah Dickey, brings to life a crucial period in the career and private life of the acclaimed author of The Yearling and Cross Creek. In a time before e-mail and social media, the letters between the author and second husband Norton Baskin reveal a deepening friendship and affection, as she comes to rely more and more on the humor and irresistible charm of the gentleman from Alabama.

Board Changes Announced At A Classic Theatre Photo Board Changes Announced At A Classic Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2019

With the Fall season, change is in the air and A Classic Theatre announces the retirement of its founder, Jean Rahner, and Technical Director, Tom Mangan from the Board of Directors.

BWW Feature: AYCKBOURN AT 80 Photo BWW Feature: AYCKBOURN AT 80
by Michael T. Mooney - Apr 5, 2019

Ayckbourn's plays have proven to have worldwide appeal, and naturally New Jersey is no exception. Although sandwiched between busy theatrical hubs New York City and Philadelphia, the New Jersey has substantially contributed to Ayckbourn's popularity with numerous productions throughout the Garden State.

A TEA WITH ZORA AND MARJORIE to Return to A Classic Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the return of A Tea with Zora and Marjorie by Tallahassee playwright Dr. Barbara Speisman for a limited run on July 15 & 16.

A TEA WITH ZORA AND MARJORIE to Return to A Classic Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the return of A Tea with Zora and Marjorie by Tallahassee playwright Dr. Barbara Speisman for a limited run on July 15 & 16.

BWW Interview: St. Augustine Playwright Brings THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD Home to Panama
by Michael Lipp - Aug 29, 2016

While St. Augustine playwright, Deborah Dickey, was in Central America researching her new play about the role of women in the construction of the Panama Canal called THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD, a chance meeting with a new friend would open up an exciting and totally unexpected opportunity.

Pigs Do Fly Productions Presents INVASION OF PRIVACY
by Carol Kassie - Aug 9, 2016

In 1943 Zelma Cason filed a ground-breaking lawsuit against Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Yearling) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cason claimed Rawlings had invaded her 'right to privacy' in the author's recently published book, Cross Creek. The suit - the first of its kind ever filed in Florida -  used 'the right of privacy defense'.  At that time the state didn't even recognize the existence of that right.

Pigs Do Fly Productions to Present INVASION OF PRIVACY at The Abyss Stage
by Carol Kassie - May 24, 2016

Pigs do Fly Productions is on the move! The company's September production, Larry Parr's Invasion of Privacy will run from September 8th through September 25th at The Abyss Stage Wilton Manors.

VIDEO: Remembering Composer Michael Leonard's THE YEARLING With Three Barbra Streisand Recordings
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

While THE YEARLING was short-lived on Broadway, Barbra Streisand turned in classic performances of three of the score's songs.

BWW Feature: Dezart Performs' INVASION OF PRIVACY Heads To Florida
by David Green - Jun 8, 2015

Dezart Performs' award winning production of 'Invasion of Privacy' will be produced in Florida June 18-15 in the 606-seat Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Dezart presented the West Coast Premiere of the thought-provoking drama by Larry Parr, about a painful and dramatic episode in the life of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Yearling.' The drama is set in Florida's 'alligator country,' where Rawlins had settled after her novel's enormous success, and not far from where playwright Parr lives and works today. And now, after its huge success in California, 'Invasion of Privacy' heads to Florida, taking part of the Dezart Performs production with it.

Photo Blast From The Past: Malcolm McDowell & Mary Steenburgen
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2013

Today, we're featuring Malcolm McDowell with Mary Steenburgen, circa 1980.

Dezart Performs to Open 2013-14 Season with West Coast Premiere of EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, 11/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Dezart Performs opens its 2013-14 season with the West Coast Premiere of "Exquisite Potential," the award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan on Friday, Nov. 22 to open the 2013-14 season of Dezart Performs. "Exquisite Potential" will run for two weekends, November 22-24 and November 29-December 1, 2013 at Dezart Performs' theatrical home in downtown Palm Springs, the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club. The premise: What would happen if a man and his wife went to visit their rabbi to discuss the naming service for the new baby they're expecting-and the man announced that he believes their 3-year-old son is the Messiah? And produced a list of 997 miracles that would prove his conviction? Kaplan's amusing but thought-provoking comedy is directed by Joan McGillis.

Dezart Performs Opens 2013-14 Season with West Coast Premiere of EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, Now thru 11/24
by David Green - Nov 22, 2013

Dezart Performs opens its 2013-14 season with the West Coast Premiere of 'Exquisite Potential,' the award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan today, Nov. 22 to open the 2013-14 season of Dezart Performs. 'Exquisite Potential' will run for two weekends, November 22-24 and November 29-December 1, 2013 at Dezart Performs' theatrical home in downtown Palm Springs, the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club.

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