Orlando Fringe Festival Returns To Amaze And Entertain May 16-29, 2017

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

What is the Fringe? It is a 14-day arts festival that is founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored, and accessible. Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and made its way to Orlando where it was started 24 years ago, in 1991.

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Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Orlando’s Mennello Museum of Art will host a new exhibit called Our Orlando from May 19 to June 18, and it will feature the work of five local artists.

Katrina Constantine, Hillery Powers, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Andrew Spear, and Rhett Withey were originally featured in a Pulse coloring book that was available at the museum, as well as the fence wrap that surrounds the Pulse Nightclub.

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Out and About: Disney Princesses Dish it Out During Disenchanted! at Plaza Live! Orlando

Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disney is well known for taking traditional fairy tales and making them more kid-friendly, and at the core is the roster of beloved Disney Princesses. But according to the musical Disenchanted, these princesses have bones to pick with the way they’ve been portrayed in the films.

CitySurfing Orlando caught one of the first shows in its current run at Plaza Live! Orlando last night, and we were laughing from the first song.

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Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical is returning to Orlando for shows at the Plaza Live! Orlando from April 11-20, 2017.

The original production offers an irreverent look at everyone’s favorite Princesses and storybook heroines…one that is definitely not for kids.

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UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s week-long UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 7-14, 2017. Best of all…it’s FREE!

UCF Celebrates the Arts encompasses theater, music, art, and more, with several different productions each day, as well as exhibitions in the Dr. Phillips Center lobby.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost Starting Feb 22, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Love's Labour's Lost

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, presents William Shakespeare’s comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, from February 22 – March 24, 2017.

Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the misadventures of the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents The Great Gatsby Starting Feb 8, 2017

Orlando Shakes - The Great Gatsby cast

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, from February 8 – March 26, 2017

When Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into a glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him.

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Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando Season Line-Up

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced the upcoming line-up of shows for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando season

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced the upcoming line-up of shows for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando season, as well as giving us a peek at one of the titles coming during the 2018-2019 season.

The 2017-2018 season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, followed by the celebrated revival of On Your Feet!, the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Comes to Dr Phillips Center Feb 7-12, 2017

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Comes to Dr Phillips Center Feb 7-12, 2017

The most celebrated musical of the 2013 – 2014 Broadway season, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for performances February 7-12, 2017.

Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary.

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Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Everybody knows the story of The Wizard of Oz as told from Dorothy’s point of view. But the hit musical Wicked tells the story from the witches Glinda and Elphaba (aka “The Wicked Witch of the West”) point of view.

This show has been a bucket-list item for years, and last night, I finally got to experience it at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It was everything I thought it would be and more.

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Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando when Wicked takes the stage at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts January 11-29, 2017.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy dropped in.

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Out and About: An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center is ‘S Wonderful

Out and About: An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center in Orlando - Jerry and Lise

The hit Broadway show An American in Paris opened last night at the Dr. Phillips Center, and it truly brought a vintage view of the City of Light to life.

Based on the 1951 film of the same name, the show is a musical telling of life in Paris just after WWII for a trio of men in love, and the women who bewitch them. American soldier Jerry Mulligan (played by Garen Scribner channeling Gene Kelly) opts to stay in Paris after the war as an artist, and it’s love at first sight when he meets a mysterious woman in passing named Lise Dassin (Sara Esty). He meets her again later, discovering she is a ballerina.

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Catch An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center Dec 13-18

Catch An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center Dec 13-18

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts December 13 -18, 2016.

Inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl, in the European City of Love, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.

Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.

During this annual event, the museum is transformed into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning holiday décor, suitable for visitors of all ages.

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