Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Stuart Little Oct 25-Nov 16

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of Stuart Little. Photo by Olivia Winslow.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Stuart Little, select dates from October 25 to November 16.

Based on the celebrated children’s book by E.B. White, Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born into an ordinary New York City human family.

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Orlando Philharmonic Presents Opera Candide at The Plaza Live Oct 13-16

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide on October 13, 14, and 16, 2016, at The Plaza Live.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, the first operetta in the Opera Series, on October 13, 14, and 16, 2016, at The Plaza Live.

From the team that brought you last season’s hit production of The Magic Flute, join Maestro Eric Jacobsen and a stellar cast for Bernstein’s operetta, a fully-costumed production sung in English with supertitles.

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Out and About: The Illusionists Thrill on Opening Night at Dr Phillips Center

The Illusionists Thrill on Opening Night at Dr Phillips Center

Last night, The Illusionists – Live From Broadway kicked off the 2016-2017 Broadway in Orlando season at the Dr. Phillips Center, and CitySurfing Orlando was invited to check this enjoyable show.

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ARTlando 2016 Returns to Orlando for Free Show Oct 1

ARTlando - free Orlando Arts festival

ARTlando, an annual free one-day art festival, returns to take over Loch Haven Park on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The day, which starts at 11am, features an art walk and competition, and interactive exhibits, with the Orlando Museum of Art as a base.

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Garden Theatre Kicks Off 2016-2017 Season with Musical Bonnie & Clyde

The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the musical Bonnie & Clyde

The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the musical Bonnie & Clyde. showing September 9 – October 2, 2016.

The production is a musical based on the historical acts of the infamous duo who became romanticized by a nation during the most challenging of economic times.

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West Side Story Kicks Off Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 28th Season

West Side Story Kicks Off Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, kicks off its 28th season with the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story, from September 7 – October 9, 2016

West Side Story, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, tells the epic love story of idealistic young lovers Maria and Tony as they find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.

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Dr Phillips Center Hosts From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando #BroadwayforOrlando

From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

On Monday, July 25, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The one-night only show will be a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims. It features song, dance and special appearances from some of the biggest names on Broadway including:

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Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home, the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, will play a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. You may also know her as one of the women credited with creating the Bechdel Test

This performance will be a concert version of the groundbreaking musical to raise money for Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando.

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Orlando Fringe 2016 Breaks Records

24th Orlando Fringe Festival

According to the official Orlando Fringe Facebook page, this year’s event broke both attendance and artist payment records.

The 25th annual festival, that ran from May 18-30 at Orlando’s Loch Haven Park, distributed 52,279 tickets [up from 42,265 in 2015]; provided $424,446 in artist payments [up from $371,153]; drew 9,500 to Kids Fringe; and sold 32 pieces of Visual Fringe.

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Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Comes to Dr. Phillips Center June 22, 2016

Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, are bringing their “Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way” tour to Dr. Phillips Center on June 22.

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Stars of the ABC hit show “Dancing With the Stars,” Maks & Val are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an honest and unfiltered narrative of their life story with world-class dancing.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 2016-2017 Children’s Series with the beloved fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, select dates June 16 – July 24, 2016.

Adapted by Brandon Roberts (2015’s The Frog and the Princess and 2014’s Rapunzel), the family-friendly production is based on the classic French fairy tale.

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Mad Cow Theater Presents Avenue Q Starting June 3

Mad Cow Theater presents the Tony-winning sensation, Avenue Q

Downtown Orlando’s Mad Cow Theater presents the Tony-winning sensation, Avenue Q, select dates from June 3 to July 3, 2016.

The musical is told through a group of naughty puppets who advise their new friend Princeton on everything from getting a job and finding an apartment to hangovers and internet porn. With unforgettable numbers such as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “If You Were Gay,” and “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” the Q puppets will have you rolling in the aisles and coming back for more.

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Cornell Fine Arts Museum Hosts ‘Displacement: Symbols and Journeys’ This Summer

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park

This summer, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park will host a summer exhibition called “Displacement: Symbols and Journeys.”

Inspired in part by the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, part of the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition looks at multiple manifestations of displacement.

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