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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Out and About: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

This week, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at Dr. Phillips Center, and I had the opportunity to see the show opening night.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

The musical tells the story of singer-songwriter Carole King, starting with her teenage years in the 1950’s when she met her husband Gerry Goffin and the two began writing songs together.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Plays Dr Phillips Center May 3-8

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts May 3-8, 2016.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, starting with her teenage years.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Elephant and Piggie Select Dates Through May 7

Orlando Shakespeare Theater will bring the celebrated children’s Elephant and Piggie books to life with Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” on select dates through May 7.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater - Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play!" cast - Photo by Tony Firriolo

Who are Elephant and Piggie? Only the best of friends! In this toe-tapping musical, best friends Elephant Gerald (Jacob Valleroy) and Piggie (Corynne Wagener) sing and dance their way through pachydermal peril and swiney suspense as they face fundamental questions.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike Through May 1

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents Chris Durang’s Broadway smash Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, select dates through May 1, 2016.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike tells the story of three hilariously dysfunctional siblings.

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Out and About: Dirty Dancing a Fun Stage Version of the Movie

I had the the Time of My Life last night, as the touring production of Dirty Dancing debuted at the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando.

Dirty Dancing

Based on the classic movie, the stage version turned out to be just as high-energy and full of great dancing. The production even worked in a bunch of songs that were cut for time from the movie.

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Mad Cow Theatre’s Second Annual Black & White Bash is set for April 24 at Kres Chophouse

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its second annual Black & White Bash is set for Sunday, April 24, at Kres Chophouse, Mad Cow’s neighbor on West Church Street in downtown Orlando.

Mad Cow Theatre's Second Annual Black & White Bash

This unique event supports Mad Cow Theatre, downtown Orlando’s only professional theatre company.

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Broadway in Orlando Presents Dirty Dancing at Dr Phillips Center Starting March 29

Dirty Dancing, the hit Broadway musical, is coming to Orlando for shows at the Dr. Phillips Center from March 29 through April 3, 2016.

Dirty Dancing

Based on the classic movie of the same name, this production tells the story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

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Mad Cow Theatre Presents the 2016 Science Play Festival March 24-26

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the 2016 Science Play Festival will run March 24-26, and will explore in three play readings, the many intersections between art and science.

2016 Science Play Festival by Mad Cow Theatre

This year’s three plays – each to be read by a cast of Mad Cow regulars – will be Nick Payne’s Constellations, Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, often called Stoppard’s greatest work.

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Dr Phillips Center Presents STOMP March 23-24, 2016

A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP comes to the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando, March 23-24.

STOMP

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats during this inventive stage show that has taken audiences by storm worldwide since it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1991.

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Mad Cow Theatre presents ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Starting March 18

Mad Cow Theatre will present Eugene O’Neill’s dramatic masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night, select nights March 18 through April 17, 2016.

Mad Cow Theatre presents Long Day's Journey Into Night

Widely considered the masterwork of one of America’s most respected playwrights, Long Day’s Journey Into Night blends dramatic autobiography with poetic designs to create one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century.

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FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Announces 2016/2017 Season at the Dr. Phillips Center

Last night the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announced the roster of shows for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2016/2017 season.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2016/2017 season at Dr Phillips Center

In addition to the previously announced three-week engagement of the blockbuster Wicked, the line-up includes seven other acclaimed and award-winning productions and musicals.

Here is the complete roster of 2016/2017 shows coming to the Dr. Phillips Center:

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents 8th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial March 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will hold its 8th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial on Tuesday, March 15.

8th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial - Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Hailed as live theater meets Judge Judy, the Mock Trial assembles a panel of celebrity judges to hear a case based on one of the season’s Signature Series productions and argued by notable attorneys in Central Florida.

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Out and About: Shadayim Sneak Preview

With its unapologetic language and use of cleavage, Shadayim is a dramedy that centers on a family during the Jewish mourning period of Shiva.

Shadayim sneak preview - cast

The eldest, Michele, is on edge after being thrust into the role of matriarch upon her mother’s passing and having to deal with her sister’s online shenanigans. Her sister, Zoe, is not afraid to flaunt her sexuality and copes with death in her own way. Their strongly devout cousin, Sarah, and Sarah’s religiously rebellious sister, Leah, stay with Michele and Zoe as they mourn the loss of their mother to breast cancer.

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FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Kinky Boots at the Dr. Phillips Center Feb 23-28, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical Kinky Boots struts into the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando February 23 through 28, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Kinky Boots

Featuring a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a hilarious book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, and Tony-winning choreography and direction by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is inspired by true events.

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