This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater, based on the hit movie TOOTSIE, tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.
RESCHEDULED from 2020/2021 season.
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. The musical intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.
RESCHEDULED from 2020/2021 season.
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Read our review.
Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as “smart and big-hearted” while The New York Times declares it “makes you believe in musical comedy again!” THE PROM is a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.
In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
This year in addition to the regular Florida Film Festival (which runs August 7-20 at the Enzian in Maitland), the festival is going online.
Your favorite storytelling hosts, Danielle Ziss and Bobby Wesley, will run the show! There will be storytelling from home. There will be one-liners. There will be not-so-seriousness. There will be a non-competition. All you storylisteners have to do is tune in at 7:00 p.m. on May 13th via Orlando Story Club‘s Facebook page and click on the LIVE video.
As we reported a few weeks ago, The 2020 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival has been canceled, but that’s not stopping Orlando Fringe from fringing.
Starting today, May 12, through May 25, they’re taking the Fringe online for Fringe Today.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced some changes to the upcoming 2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season.
Each day there will be Fringe events, live and pre-recorded, including workshops, live music, games, performances, Q & A’s, and even some cocktail classes. Shows are rated: adults, teens, and Kids Fringe.
Watch via the Orlando Fringe Facebook page, or at orlandofringe.org/fringetoday.
Creative City Project, which produces the fabulous annual Immerse interactive arts festival in downtown Orlando, is currently holding an online “Stimulate the Arts” fundraiser.
The idea is to help local artists who are offering experiences for you to purchase, in three easy steps:
We have sad news for Orlando theater fans: the touring productions of “Miss Saigon” and “A Bronx Tale” have cancelled the remainder of their shows.
This means the FAIRWINDS Broadway In Orlando dates for “Miss Saigon” (March 31-April 5, 2020) and “A Bronx Tale” (April 28-May 3, 2020) at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts have also been cancelled.
The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 7-19, 2020.
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.