CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS- Thanksgiving Day Edition 2012

 

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Day edition of CFTiP – CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS from Thursday November 22nd – Wednesday November 28th . From John DiDonna’s Central Florida Theatre in Process! Events/Productions/Auditions/Education!

Sending all of you love, care, and breath on this Thanksgiving day.

PRODUCTIONS OPENING:
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Opening This Saturday – Wanzie’s GLITTERING STAR-STUDDED A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Dickens’ Inspired Celebrity Cavalcade Holiday Spectacle. With special guest star RYAN GOSSLING as Scrooge. Liza Minnelli as Tiny Tim. Marlee Matlin as Bob Crachit and his wife played by Joan Crawford. It’s the most twisted version of the Dickens’ classic you’ll ever see, and see it you must as this is the Very LAST YEAR for this production. Also starring Carol Lee, Doug White, Gidget Galore, Miss Sammy, Wanzie and puppet master Doug Ba’aser. Saturdays November 24, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 7:30PM. Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House. Ticket price includes complimentary club admission for the remainder of the evening: $16 Advance / $20 at the door if available: Reservations: 407.540.0317″God Help Us, Everyone” An f-bomb here or there, but no nudity, violence, or adult content. Totally safe for teens. Those 13 years old and up are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. Those under 18 must exit the complex after the show.
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OPENING
Theatre Downtown presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL! This classic telling of the Charles Dickens beloved story has something for everyone. Music, dance, and all the characters you’ve grown to love (or hate!) from the mind of Charles Dickens.
November 23 – December 23
Curtain is at 8:00 but arrive early for caroling in the lobby!
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors and Students
Performances are Thursday – Saturday with Sunday matinees on Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 2:30.
This show is for all audiences.
Call 407 841-0083 for reservations. Book now for the holidays!
www.theatredowntown.net
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OPENING
Bella – ME Dance, Inc. November 23, 24, 25, of 2012 at John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center – The Mandell Theatre
ME Dance, Inc. is the Newest Professional Dance Organization located in the heart of Central Florida.
Come and experience true beauty of dance on November 23-25, 2012. Bella – The Beauty of ME Dance, Inc. Human experience of love is designed for the sole purpose of showing you what you truly are; it is designed to illumine the nature of your true beauty and the Bella of Dance.
To reserve your tickets please visit http://MEdance.org/. ME Dance, Inc. is a Not for Profit Arts Organization. Patrons like you the will help the Arts strive here in Central Florida.
November 23, 2012 –8pm, November 24, 2012 –8pm, November 25, 2012 –7:30pm
Ticket Prices:$20 General Admission
John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center – The Mandell Theatre
Orlando Shakespeare Theater 812 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803
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OPENING! Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol presented by Bay Street Players at the historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay Street, downtown Eustis. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Jacob Marley’s Point of View. November 25, December 2, December 9. All performances at 7:30pm. Directed by Joel Warren.

PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING (some final weekends!):

Junior Claus continues this weekend at The REP! This weekend ONLY, we will be running our “Turkey Ticket Offer” – Buy one ticket to “Junior Claus” (Saturday Nov. 25 or Sunday nov. 25) and get 2 tickets of equal or lesser value FREE! Perfect for bringing family and friends to the theatre after feasting! http://www.facebook.com/OrlandoRepertoryTheatre
http://www.orlandorep.com/event/junior-claus/
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FINAL WEEKEND “Best of Broadway: 1985-1989” – Breakthrough Theatre (Winter Park)
http://www.facebook.com/events/260182184084484/
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CLOSING: Final performance of the Florida Premeire of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, an important, moving, sexual, and illuminating historically acurate drama laced with camp and humor. Monday, November 26 at 7:30PM. Produced by Wanzie Presents at The Footlight Theatre, 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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SAK Comedy Lab is a 200 seat improv comedy theater in downtown Orlando. Conveniently located at the City Arts Factory’s second floor, 29 S. Orange Ave. SAK performs LIVE improv comedy shows that are fun and suitable for ALL AGES, Tuesday through Saturday.
NEW SHOW- Friday’s at 11:30pm. The Brawl for all is back! Check out our website for more information. www.sak.com
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AUDITIONS

Auditions for Bay Street Players production of AVENUE Q Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 7-10pm by appointment only at the State Theatre in downtown Eustis. All roles available. Prepare 16-32 bars of song in the style of the show. Bring sheetmusic in the correct key. No CD accompaniments, please. Prepare a 1-2 minute comic monolog. Call the box office at 352-357-7777 for appointment or email boxoffice@baystreetplayers.org. If you email, please put AVENUE Q AUDITION in the subject line.
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Auditions for Les Miserables in Concert
When: December 3rd, 7:30 – 10 pm
Where: Church of the Messiah, 241 North Main Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Who: All roles are open
How: Sign Ups Required – Go towww.byyoursideministries.com to sign up and receive audition materials by email
Director Dave Gillum played several roles in Les Mis on Broadway, in addition to understudying Michael Crawford as the Phantom of the Opera and playing the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar’s Broadway tour.
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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

FRINGE PRODUCER WORKSHOP
A fantastic workshop opportunity for all you budding theatre producers or recent Fringe Lottery Winners! Tickets now available online – get them now! https://www.facebook.com/events/282267711887041/
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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
Here’s an eTalk interview with LA Casting & Voice Director for Animation, Stevie Vallance
http://youtu.be/TAEoXzj9Mns
If you’re a comedian or a ‘character actor’ check out Stevie’s workshops on ANIMATION VOICE-OVER ACTING on Dec 8 & 9 in Orlando, FL! 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
www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/

GREAT FACEBOOK RESOURCES and MEDIA PARTNERS
Facebook has a number of great sources for theatre/event news, and a number of local media outlets have great accessible information as well. CFTiP celebrates its partners!
“Central Florida Top 5”
Both on Facebook and on its blog, Central Florida Top 5 carries our weekly column and TONS of local information!
www.facebook.com/CentralFloridaTop5 /www.CentralFloridaTop5.com/
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“Freeline Media”
Carries our weekly picks column every Thursday
Freeline Media, the online magazine that covers the communities you live in, work at, and play in, the region your family calls home, and does so with a special emphasis on one thing: finding the positive, upbeat and encouraging news about what’s happening in Central Florida. http://freelinemediaorlando.com/
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“Florida Theatre Auditions & Show Info/Theatre Chat”
A great facebook partner and one of our weekly columns in The Examiner
Post your press releases, auditions, show promo pictures/video via Theatre Chat and reach THOUSANDS of local, national and international qualified Theatre Chat/Arts related subscribers. Email breaking arts news to theatrechat@me.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/29932357899/
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“The Auditioneers Toolbox”
Serving a specific need for our Arts Community, this group will focus on the things actors need to find and get work. Audition notices, job postings for technicians, acting workshop/classes/seminars, photographers with headshot specials, and graphic designers for personalized websites. How many times have missed an audition because we missed the listing, or had to go wading through multiple outlets to find what we need. How many acting classes go unnoticed? This group has been redesigned and reimagined for just this purpose www.facebook.com/groups/234736336594945/
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“CommUNITY Orlando”
Artists and arts organizations from the greater Orlando area UNITING to bring you terrific events through wonderful collaborations
https://www.facebook.com/CommunityOrlando