DRIP to Close International Drive Location Jan 27, 2018

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it's Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January, 2018.

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it’s Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January 2018.

I first reviewed DRIP shortly after they opened in 2013, and I enjoyed the adult-themed interactive show featuring artistic dancing and lots of paint.

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The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest Returns January 3-7, 2018 #OrlandoFringe

Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest

The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest, a 5-day version of the original Orlando Fringe, returns to Loch Haven Park January 3-7, 2018

This fest will feature a hand-picked selection of award-winning or fan favorites from past Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and new works hand-selected from other Fringe Festivals around the world.

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New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

New Cirque du Soleil Show to Replace La Nouba at Disney Springs

Earlier this year it was announced Cirque du Soleil‘s “La Nouba” would close at Disney Springs at the end of this year, and it’s been revealed what will be replacing it.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will re-team for an entirely new show developed just for Walt Disney World.

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School of Rock The Musical Comes to Dr Phillips Center Dec 26-31

School of Rock The Musical Comes to Dr Phillips Center Dec 26-31

Class is in session as School of Rock The Musical comes to Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts the week of December 26-31, 2017.

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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Book of Mormon Returns to Dr Phillips Center Dec 12-17, 2017

Book of Mormon Returns to Dr Phillips Center

The outrageous musical comedy Book of Mormon returns for another adventure at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Dec 12-17, 2017.

The hit production follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. It is the winner of 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith Dec 10, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith

Orlando Shakespeare Theater will host an evening with actress Anna Deavere Smith, best known for roles on the TV series The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, on Dec 10, 2017.

Through a short performance and interview, audiences will hear about the process of combining a passion for social causes with documentary style theater making.

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The Phantom Returns in Love Never Dies at Dr Phillips Center Nov 21-26, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its Orlando debut at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts November 21-26, 2017.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its Orlando debut at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts November 21-26, 2017.

Love Never Dies picks up 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House. He has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island.

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Festival Of Trees Kickstarts The Holidays At Orlando Museum Of Art Nov 11-19, 2017

The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will look a lot like Christmas when the 31st annual Festival of the Trees returns November 11-19, 2017.

The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will look a lot like Christmas when the 31st annual Festival of the Trees returns November 11-19, 2017.

Council of 101, which sponsors the event, invites you to Jingle All the Way through the halls filled with extravagant, designer-decorated trees, breathtaking displays of wreaths and tabletop trees, gingerbread masterpieces, and appearances by Santa.

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns Jan 12-Feb 19, 2018

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 - February 19, 2018.

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 – February 19, 2018.

Running seven days a week, the festival will feature seminars and workshops from top Disney, local and nationally-renowned artists including classes on drawing animation, photography, the art of making topiaries, and more.

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Out and About: On Your Feet! a Dazzling Musical Telling of Gloria and Emilio Estafan’s Rise to Fame

Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan and Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and Company, ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy

As a fan of Gloria Estefan’s music, I was excited to catch opening night of On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The musical tells the story of her and husband Emilio’s rise to fame. While I was somewhat familiar with their lives, I had no idea how many struggles the duo has faced along the way.

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The King & I Dances Into Dr Phillips Center Sept 12-17, 2017

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, the Broadway revival of The King & I comes to the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando September 12-17, 2017.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, the Broadway revival of The King & I comes to the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando September 12-17, 2017.

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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Finding Neverland Flies Into the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando June 6-11, 2017

Finding Neverland Flies Into the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando June 6-11, 2017
Learn the true story behind Peter Pan when the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 6-11, 2017.

Based on the Academy Award winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind how Playwright J.M. Barrie created one of the world’s most beloved characters.

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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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