CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS November 1st – 7th

PICKS for Thursday November 1st – Wednesday November 7th (and beyond with upcoming events)! Now no one can say there is nothing going on! From John DiDonna’s Central Florida Theatre in Process!

New categories have been added which include Productions Opening, Continuing or Upcoming, as well as

Educational/Auditions/etc. Also included are our facebook/media partners and sites to visit for even more theatre news – please visit them the entire week!

PRODUCTIONS OPENING:
“PLAYFEST! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays” – Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando). A fast-paced weekend packed with world premiere plays, playwright panels, fun parties, and networking events, PlayFest is the perfect opportunity to converse with artists, establish lasting connections, and absorb groundbreaking new works. November 2 – 4, 2012. Tickets start at $5 and are on sale at 407-447-1700.
http://www.orlandoshakes.org/playfest
RATING: Varied
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Liz Langley’s THE QUEEN AND I, announced INDUSTRY NIGHT – JUST ADDED – MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 at 8PM – Very Final Performance of this comedy rif of Sleeping Beauty starring Elizabeth Murff, Addison Taylor, and Josh Eads-Brom. All tickets only $10: Wanzie.com
RATING: Adult Show Footlgiht Theater at The Parliament House

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Wanzie Presents the Florida Premeire of THE TEMPERAMENTALS – A Secret Society of “homosexuals” in 1950’s Hollywood. The start of a political movement. A love story. A gay rights initiateve 20 years before the Stonewall Riots. An important, moving, sexual, and illuminating historically acurate drama laced with camp and humor. Saturday nights November 3, 10, 17, 2012 at 7PM. Monday November26 at 7:30PM.
The Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House. Tickets $15 advance. For reservations please dail 407.540.0317 (reservations accepted 24 hours a day, no credit card needed. If making a reservation on the same day as the show you wish to atend you must phone in prior to 4PM on that day). Tickets at the door, if available $18.
RATING: Adult situations but not at all unsuitable for teens. Youngsters between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian but must leave the premises at the conclusion of the show. Ticket price includes Parliament House club and female impersonation show admssion for the remainder of the evening for those 18 and over. 407.540.0317

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“Love!Valour!Compassion!” – Opening this week at the POINTE Performing Arts Center – Terrance McNally’s stunning comedic drama. This piece is beautiful, moving, funny…and you only have two weeks to see it!
RATING: Due to adult language, situations, and nudity this show is restricted to ages 18 and up.https://www.facebook.com/events/134530173321991/?fref=ts
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“GETTING TO KNOW WHO?”– PLAY DE LUNA/ Art’s Sake (Winter Park)
an evening of One-Act Plays produced, directed and performed by Art’s Sake students! Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th at 8:00 pm and Sunday Nov. 11th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10, Reservations: 407-436-2359 or playdeluna@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/467767663274239/
No Rating Provided
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“Kilroy Was Here” – Circle Theatre Company is proud to present the WWII musical comedy, Kilroy Was Here! by Tim Kelly in the Black Box Theatre at The Orlando REP on November 2-4 and 9-11. From the Andrew Sisters style harmonies to the hop and swing of the Jitterbug to the heart-stirring patriotic numbers; the music of Kilroy Was Here! will have you tapping your feet, snapping your fingers, and even leaving a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye.. Tickets $12-$14 www.circletheatrecompany.com
No rating provided
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PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING (some final weekends!):

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“The Painter” by Roger Floyd a dramatic on Jack the Ripper – Greater Orlando Actors Theatre (Winter Park). at GOATS home located in the Crealde Business Center at 2431 Aloma Ave suite 300 Winter Park.
For tickets go to www.goatgroup.org or call 407-872-8451
Tickets $18 general/$15 students and seniors.
Event invite www.facebook.com/events/284523828324847
RATING of show mature themes – adult audience only Last three shows Nov 1, 2 & 3 at 8pm.

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“Chasing George Washington” continues this week at The REP (Orlando) and plays through November 18. Just in time for election season, this new musical follows 3 kids on a field trip to the White House where they meet George Washington himself and learn about the events that made America the place we know today. The REP – 1001 East Princeton St, Orlando. Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm and 5:30pm. Tickets starting at just $11. Call 407.896.7365 or visit orlandorep.com. http://www.facebook.com/OrlandoRepertoryTheatre?ref=hl
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Final two weeks – “RACE” – Orlando Shakes is offering their first ever Pay-What-You-Will performance this Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m. for “Race”. Pay-What-You-Will tickets are available starting Friday 11/2 at 12PM at the Orlando Shakes Box Office window ONLY and will be distributed on a first come basis. Limited to two tickets per person. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets for all other remaining performances, priced at $16-$40, may be purchased at (407) 447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org/, and in person at the Box Office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. RATING: Recommended for adult audiences only.
http://orlandoshakes.org/
http://www.facebook.com/orlandoshakes
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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.
SAK also is having a special Halloween Torture show on Wednesday, October 31st at 7:30pm! Tickets are $10, $8 if you show up in costume.
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“The Twilight Zone” – Breakthrough Theatre (Winter Park)
http://www.facebook.com/events/468696269817076/
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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” – Dark Side of Saturn (Orlando)-
*For advance tickets, groups, and reservations, please send requests to HedwigOrlandoTickets@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
*Mondays now $10
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REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL TINAL WEEKEND continues this weekend at Theatre Downtown. Four shows this weekend. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00! Come see the show that Matt Palm says is “smokin’!” Call 407 841-0083 for tickets.
High School and up.
Reefer Madness is a crazy musical romp about the “evil demon weed”! Audiences and critics agree – it’s a gas!!!
www.theatredowntown.net
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AUDITIONS

Auditions by Appointment for PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL! in Orlando, FL
Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00pm at Orlando Shakes
http://www.facebook.com/events/439813879410790/

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PLAYWRIGHTS’ ROUND TABLE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR LAUNCH 2013

Auditions for Launch 2013 will be held from 12-4pm on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, at Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Shows, located at 8267 International Drive in Orlando. Up to 16 roles are available, with age ranges generally from the early 20s through mid-50’s. We encourage actors of all ethnicities and gender to attend. Please bring 2 copies of your current headshot and resume. Please sign in when you arrive and be prepared to cold read from the scripts with other actors. All roles are unpaid. We are looking to fill the following roles:
“93 Days” by David Strauss
Wyatt – 30s, younger brother of Matt; desperate, agonized
Matt – 30s, older brother of Wyatt; confident, happy
“Last Call” by Hal Corley
Eric – 50s, male – Dylan’s father, a shaken man in a collapsing world
Dylan – 20s, male or female – A recovering institutionalized alcoholic, trying to hold on
“Every Inch Counts” by Irene Pynn
Jeffrey – 30s, male – single geek male who has a strange obsession and desire for stuffed animals
Jackie – 30s, female – attractive sexual thrill seeker, trying out the nerd convention crowd for a change.

“The Gatekeepers” by Daniel Kaplan
Edward –late 30s-early 40s, works at a drive-through and probably always will
Victor – 20s, his co-worker at the fast-food restaurant;smart, academic (note: this role is also open to women)
“Prosperity” by Rod McFadden
Johnson – a homeless person, 20-50s
Michaels – also homeless; a little older and smarter than Johnson
(Note: one or both of these roles are open to women)
“Battle Tactics” by Andy Haynes
Aldwynn the Cunning – 20s, male or female — A thief whose skills basically that he’s good at running away from a fight
Pragus the Illuminator – 20s, male or female — A magician who really, really, really likes lighting things up
Taelor the Pantsless – 20s, male, must be in good shape —- A muscular yet inept fighter
Sandane the Leader – 20s-30s, male or female — Their, er, leader. Who leads them.
“The Book of Love” by Michael Weems
Tara – 20s, female – A love machine who’s going a little overboard with her efforts to have a baby
Will – 20s, male – her husband, who loves her but is having difficulty with her behavior

Launch 2013 will be performed Jan. 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 8pm and Jan. 13th and 20th at 3pm, in the Santos Dantin Theatre (formerly known as Studio B) at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando. For more information, please contact us at 631-987-4508 or 407-739-0757, or e-mail at info@theprt.com.

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The Murder Mystery Company is hiring in Kissimmee, FL! Be a part of one of the fastest growing, interactive dinner theater companies in the nation!
We are seeking actors (Male/Female) who must have: experience with improv, dinner theater and/or interactive theater, a VERY outgoing personality, reliable transportation and a flexible schedule.
Actors are paid for each show they perform in, and we also reimburse gas for drivers.
Auditions will be held Wednesday October 17th! Please submit your headshot and theatrical resume to murdermysterydan@gmail.com, with the subject heading “Kissimmee Auditions” to be considered.
Check us out at www.grimprov.com
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EDUCATIONAL
“Improvisation with Al Hubbs” 8 weeks – at Truthful Acting Studios in Orlando –
Improvisation is a vital skill for actors. At auditions, on film sets, in the theater, and in commercials, it is common to be asked to improvise. Over 8 weeks, Mr. Hubbs will guide you through essential improvisational exercises, leaving you with useful and practical skills you can use throughout your acting career.
www.truthfulacting.com/registration_imprv.asp

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ESSENTIAL ACTING TRAINING at Orlando Shakes!
The Character
Dates: Nov. 10 – Dec. 1, 2012 (4 weeks)
Time: Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuition: $150
For the adult actor, Orlando Shakespeare Theater offers a series of classes designed to prepare actors to succeed in the profession, focusing on skills that are basic, yet essential, ongoing techniques in the actors’ toolbox. In this class, feast on the many ways that actors create a character! We’ll play with age, time, status, and circumstances to build a character from the inside out. Students will be expected to learn a short two-minute monologue.
To register and for information, call the Education Department at 407-447-1700 ext. 208.www.orlandoshakes.org
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Stevie Vallance is coming to orlando Dec 8th and 9th to teach an animation V/O class. If you want to break into the world of cartoons then THIS IS THE CLASS YOU NEED! Sign up here!!

http://toonedin.ca/workshops-skypes–demos.html
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Each week Central Florida Theatre in Process will provide resources and links to a variety of events playing in the Central Florida area, along with news and views! To get involved, join the conversation at our facebook group by joining our group at
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