Theatre UCF presents TITANIC THE MUSICAL

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Story and Book by Peter Stone • Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston Directed by Michael Wainstein. Yeston and Stone’s Tony-winning musical examines the lives of passengers— first class, middle class and steerage—aboard the doomed luxury liner. 

Theatre UCF presents THE STREET OF CROCODILES 

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Based on stories by Bruno Schulz • Adapted by Simon McBurney and Mark Wheatley Devised by the Company. A feather falls from a book and consumes Joseph with childhood memories of woodworking, family dinners, an attic aviary and an upholstery shop. Inspired by the life and work of Polish writer Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles is a shifting mirage where people become birds, books fly and Death collects train tickets.

Theatre UCF presents OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

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By Timberlake Wertenbaker. In 1789, a young lieutenant directs the first play ever staged in Australia. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts and a leading lady who may be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal. Winner of the 1988 Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award. 

Theatre UCF presents OF MICE AND MEN 

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By John Steinbeck. Drifters George and Lennie arrive at a ranch hoping to earn enough to buy their own place. When a woman is found dead, it’s obvious the man-child Lennie has accidentally killed her. George faces a moral dilemma: should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him?

Theatre UCF presents HOT MIKADO

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A hilarious update of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial classic, Hot Mikado combines Japanese design with popular American song and dance. In a land where laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, jazz, blues and gospel are spoken fluently.  Book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell • Music adapted and arranged by Rob Bowman.

Theatre UCF presents SHE KILLS MONSTERS

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By Qui Nguyen. A comedic romp into fantasy role-playing games and ’90s pop culture, Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister Tilly. Finding Tilly’s notebook, Agnes stumbles into a journey of discovery and adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

Theatre UCF presents Human Error

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Seen in PlayFest 2017 at Orlando Shakespeare Theater—When a fertility clinic mistakenly implants Madelyn and Keenan’s embryo in somebody else, an unlikely relationship is forged between two couples with wildly different backgrounds. A shared pregnancy with Heather and Jim brings out the best and worst in each of them, as they all work to understand one another and build a friendship that at first seems a complete impossibility.

Orlando Comes Together Following Tragedy #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong

OrlandoUnited

In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.

The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 3, 2016: The Ravenous Pig, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, CaddyShanks

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, limited menus, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

The Ravenous Pig

The Ravenous Pig has ended their lunch menu and are now only serving a dinner menu. The good news is they have also launched a new summer dinner menu with items like King Salmon, Seminole Pride Beef, Raw Oysters and Brandade Ravioli. (Above photo courtesy The Ravenous Pig)

Sister restaurant Cask & Larder is now open on Mondays starting June 6. To celebrate the first Monday, they are offering Pig Head Carnitas Steam Buns & 2 Beers for $25

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Orlando Dining Round-Up April 9, 2016: Emeril’s, Tako Cheena, F&D Cantina

In this week’s dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, limited menus, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Emeril's New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp

Emeril’s at Universal Orlando has a new head chef, Doug Braselman, and he’s introducing a new spring menu that will feature a lot of locally bought ingredients.

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Celebrates UCF Location Opening with Free Pizza on September 4

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is opening across from the main UCF campus, and to celebrate, the restaurant is offering FREE build-your-own artisanal pizza on September 4.

Blaze Pizza

From 11am to 11pm, anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook can grab a free made-to-order pizza.
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Fitz & The Tantrums to Rock CFE Arena September 11, 2014

Fitz & The Tantrums

High energy band Fitz & The Tantrums are bringing their show to Orlando for one night only at the CFE Arena at UCF on Thursday, September 11.

The group formed in 2008, in Los Angeles, and released their debut studio album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, in 2010. They have been a hit with both critics and fans since, but it was this summer’s mega-smash single, “The Walker,” that catapulted them into just about every playlist out there (not to mention a few dozen commercials).

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DoubleTree by Hilton Opens New Orlando Location Near UCF

DoubleTree by Hilton UCFThe DoubleTree by Hilton lodging brand announced it has opened a new Orlando location near the University of Central Florida main campus on August 13.

Located at 12125 High Tech Ave, this hotel underwent an multi-million dollar eight-month conversion process from the former Holiday Inn that occupied the spot. The six-story building features 246 renovated rooms with an updated exterior and lobby as well.

The guest rooms and suites are equipped with an ergonomic desk, Serta Perfect Sleeper beds and contemporary electronic door locks, along with DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, a large outdoor swimming pool, a complimentary 24-hour business center, and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

It is also home to the upscale Mingos Restaurant & Lounge in the Orlando area. Executive chef Luis J. Negron, originally from the downtown location, is shaping the menu, which will offer popular steak and seafood dishes prepared with a creative flair and using locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood brought in daily by local day boats.

For more information, or to make a reservation, visit orlandoeastucfarea.doubletree.com or call 407-275-9000.

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