WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS for Thursday September 27th – October 3rd

Events all over Central Florida!

(Now no one can say there is nothing going on!) From Central Florida Theatre in Process!

(This is what you might have missed last week)


“FRINGE FIRST MONDAY featuring CHASE PADGETT” – Orlando Fringe – Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803). Tickets are $10 cash at the door; doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Reserve your tickets now through Nicole atnicole@orlandofringe.org or by calling 407-648-0077


“FRINGE FIRST MONDAY ARTIST WORKSHOP”- Orlando Fringe – FREE and open to the public. Join us at the Mandell Theater in the Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Monday, October 1st at 8:30pm(after Chase Padgett performs) for our first Fringe Artist Workshop: Applications, Lottery, Venues and Guidelines! No reservations necessary.



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“Oleanna” – Valencia College Humanities Speaker Series, Valencia College Black Box (Orlando) David Mamet’s searing play about power and sexual exploitation on a College Campus. TWO FREE PERFORMANCES and TALK BACKS – Sept 27 @ 7:30 / Sept 28 @ 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/270801333037098/#!/events/270801333037098/272899709493927/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity – Rating Mature audiences

“The Miss Firecracker Contest”  by Beth Henley – Annie Russell Theare, Rollins College (Winter Park)
A glittering explosion of laughs sparkle throughout Beth Henley’s story of one small Mississippi town’s biggest annual celebration: the 4th of July Festival and beauty pageant. Carnelle has quite the reputation as a less-than-respectable young lady of Brookhaven. But she is determined to trade in her undesired (yet deserved) nickname of “Miss Hot Tamale” for the glamorous coveted title of “Miss Firecracker.”
Box Office: 407-646-2145
Discounts available for current students with valid ID; group rates available


‘Savage In Limbo’ – Art’s Sake Resident Ensemble Production/ Art’s Sake Studio (Winter Park)
Five lost souls, one last call — John Patrick Shanley’s “Savage” offers a unique view into the lives of five 32 yr-olds in a Brooklyn bar trying to negotiate their mangled lives, romances, demons, disappointments and friendships. Runs Fridays and SaturdaysRun continues, 28th, 29th, Oct 5th, & 6th @ 8 pm /savagereservations@gmail.com or 407-494-5425
$12 general admission/ $10 students & seniors
Mature themes & language – adult audience only

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TWO great shows from The Orlando Shakespeare Theater

“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” – Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando) The Three Stooges meet the History Channel when three merry men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. September 12 and runs through October 7, 2012. Tickets, priced at $20-$40, are on sale now (407) 447-1700 or http://www.orlandoshakes.org. RATING: General Audience.

*$10 off evening performances on September 26, 27, and 28th only with Coupon Code: ABRIDGED. Fine Print: Tickets subject to availability. Cannot be combined with another offer.

 “The Exit Interview” – Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando) – Nothing is taboo in this raucous comedy about The Big Three—Religion, Sex and Politics. One of the funniest and smartest contemporary comedies in years, “The Exit Interview” stars Michael Marinaccio, Anitra Pritchard, Alex Mrazek, and Janine Klein in this National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. September 27 through October 21, 2012. – ½ price tickets to The Exit Interview available for September 29 and 30, October 4. Coupon Code: EXIT Fine Print: Tickets subject to availability. Cannot be combined with another offer. Tickets, priced at $22, are on sale now (407) 447-1700 orhttp://orlandoshakes.org.
RATING: Recommended for adult audiences only.

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“Pete ‘n” Keely”, Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park) Musical comedy – American’s favorite singing couple reunite live on national television, five years after their divorce. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Industry discounts available at every performance while tickets last. Reservations recommended 407-645-0145www.winterparkplayhouse.org

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TWO great shows from Baystreet Players

“Wait Until Dark” –Sept. 21 – Oct. 14 — Bay Street Players (Eustis) — Box Office Phone 352-357-7777or book online at baystreetplayers.org. The historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis. A blind woman plays a deadly game of survival…. An intense thriller; may not be suitable for young children.

“God of Carnage” — Bay Street Players Second Stage, Downtown Eustis — Yasmina Reza’s comedy of parents behaving badly — September 30, October 7, October 14 at 7:30pm — 352-357-7777 or book online at baystreetplayers.org — Contains adult language and mature themes

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“Wit” opens Friday with a pre-show reception to benefit and raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Free food and drink and a fantastic show! http://www.pointearts.org

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SAK COMEDY LAB – TONS of shows (see below for schedule)
SAK Comedy Lab Conveniently located at the CityArts Factory’s second floor Eola Capital Loft, on the corner of Orange Ave. and Pine St. SAK performs LIVE improv comedy shows that are fun and suitable for ALL AGES. Tuesday through Saturday.
29 S Orange Ave  –  407.648.0001   www.sak.com for more info
Thursday Night- “Skooled & Served” if you’re a student, work in the industry or hospitality, tickets are only $5 with proof!
7:30- Duel of Fools   9:30- Gorilla Theatre
Friday Night- $15 GA, $12 FL resident, student, military, seniors
7:30- Duel of Fools  9:30- Gorilla Theatre  11:30- Mash Up!
Saturday Night- $15 GA, $12 FL resident, student, military, seniors
7:30- Duel of Fools  9:30- Duel of Fools  11:30- Early Show
Tuesday Night- $5
9pm- Lab Rats
Wednesday Night- $5
9pm- Generation S new show King of the Hill!

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“THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS”:- September 6-30, 2012 at The REP (Orlando)! Tickets start at just $11 with public performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 5:30pm. OPENING SATURDAY BOGO: Buy one adult ticket and get one child’s ticket FREE to either performance in the opening Saturday, September 8, of The Paper Bag Princess! Call 406.896.7365 http://www.orlandorep.com/Index.aspx

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s essential Shakespeare training
If you are an actor who is afraid of Shakespeare, you just haven’t met the right classes… It’s truly not intimidating once you learn the basics. Our classes are designed to eliminate your “Shakesfeare.” No Shakespeare experience is required.
Dates: October 9 – 30, 2012 (4 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 7 – 10 p.m.
Tuition: $150
The first rehearsals of any Orlando Shakes production are devoted to paraphrasing. In this class, actors will learn how to paraphrase Shakespeare into modern speech, find an emotional connection to the lines, and translate those discoveries to Shakespeare’s text.
Register at www.orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700 ext 208.

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6-WEEK SCENE STUDY CLASS WITH BETH MARSHALL – Starving Artist Studios (Altamonte Springs). Tuition fee $300. Meets Thursdays from 6-9PM. www.starvingartiststudios.comhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/events/441060262602314/ This class is intended for adults ages 18+

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THEATRE WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS for Thursday, September 20th-26th 2012

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