CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS for October 4th–10th 2012

THEATRE WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS for Thursday October 4th– Wednesday October 10th (and beyond with upcoming events)! Now no one can say there is nothing going on! From Central Florida Theatre in Process! 

Guest post by John DiDonna (CFTiP) is an actor, director, producer and playwright who has worked in Florida for the last 22 years. He is currently the co-artistic director of The Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration), and the founder of the Phantasmagoria troupe.  John is a full time professor of theatre at Valencia College!

PRODUCTIONS OPENING:

“A Fashion Show (ROCK + ART + MUSIC)” – DRIP/DRIP’s new Art & Music Venue (Orlando) – Friday October 8th ONLY!  Join us for the premiere pre-opening event in DRIP’s new art and music venue on International Drive. Watch models walk the runway to LIVE music by a variety of bands including Tavie, Funk Alchemy and Primary Colors! Fashion lines by Edit Clothing and Collective Symmetry will be featured as well as a preview of Corinne Walsh’s merchandise designs that were made exclusively for DRIP’s new venue. DRIP will be giving the audience a sneak peak performance from their new show scheduled to open in November.
https://www.facebook.com/events/454596041252107
www.ILoveDRIP.com

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“Rent” by Jonathan Larson – Baggy Pants Theater at the JCC in Maitland Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical about a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. For information call (407)494-1622 or go to www.baggypantstheater.com http://www.facebook.com/events/347197325367615/ Rated R for mature content

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“13 the Musical” The Jason Robert Brown Musical.  Breakthrough Theatre (Winter Park) opening this week! http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/438031909573098/?fref=ts

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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” – Dark Side of Saturn (Orlando)-
*For advance tickets, groups, and reservations, please send requests toHedwigOrlandoTickets@yahoo.com
TIMES: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)LOCATION: Majestic Theatre & Lounge
375 South Bumby Avenue Orlando
TICKETS:General Admission at the Door: $15 Tickets Reserved via Email: $12
https://www.facebook.com/events/156688194469832/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Side-of-Saturn/369443203130468?ref=ts&fref=ts
Rating: Mature

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“Glass Menagerie” – Seminole State College (Sanford/Lake Mary) opens this Friday at directed by Bobbie Bell.. http://www.facebook.com/events/290220304415501/

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“Reefer Madness: The Musical” – Theatre Downtown (Orlando)
This hysterical show is based upon the film Reefer Madness, a cult classic from the 1930’s. This sure to be hit shows the evil that men (and women) do after taking a toke! Theatre Downtown – 2113 N Orange Ave- Opening this weekend! Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00, October 20 & 27 at 11:30, October. 14 at 2:30, Halloween: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 – Tickets $22/$18> 65 and students
Mature themes. High School and up.
www.theatredowntown.net

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PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING:

 

“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. CLOSING WEEKEND! Friday and Saturday Oct 5th, & 6th @ 8 pm / savagereservations@gmail.com or 407-494-5425

$12 general admission/ $10 students & seniors

http://www.facebook.com/events/502098236486814/

Mature themes & language – adult audience only

 

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“Wit” continues this weekend Fri-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm at the POINTE Performing Arts Center with donations accepted for Ovarian cancer research. Tckets ar $15-$20 http://www.pointearts.org

 

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“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” – Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando)   Continuing.  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.  Continues through October 7, 2012. Tickets, priced at $20-$40, are on sale now (407) 447-1700 or http://www.orlandoshakes.org. RATING: General Audience.

 

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 “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, in this National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. September 27 through October 21, 2012. Tickets, priced at $22, are on sale now (407) 447-1700 or http://orlandoshakes.org.
RATING: Recommended for adult audiences only.

 

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

 

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 “Wait Until Dark” –Continues through – Oct. 14 — Bay Street Players (Eustis) — Box Office Phone 352-357-7777 or 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.

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“God of Carnage” — Bay Street Players Second Stage, Downtown Eustis — Yasmina Reza’s comedy of parents behaving badly – Continues 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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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

 

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PRODUCTIONS OPENING NEXT WEEK

 

“Phantasmagoria III  – Something TRULY Wicked This Way Comes” – Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando).  The third all original installment in this Victorian Steampunk Horror storytelling/dance/puppetry halloween event! October 12 – 31st  –  Thursdays – Sundays @ 8:30pm, special shows Oct 29th and Oct 31st. For will call reservations please call 407.328.9005 / credit card purchases atredchairproject.com

Rating: All audiences, some scary stories and minor risque humor with Punch.

Join our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PhantasmagoriaOrlando

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433185886729107/

 

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EDUCATIONAL

“Singing for Actors”
Voice Clinic/Singing Workshop
The workshop “Singing for Actors” will focus on developing a marketable singing voice for actors (even those who may not have ever sung on stage) and for accessing a singing technique that works across the various genres, which is imperative for modern musical theatre. Limit 25 participants See Event on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/522498437764690/?ref=ts

 

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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.
Paraphrasing
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.com https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/441060262602314/ This class is intended for adults ages 18+

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