CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS November 29th –December 5th, 2012

Welcome to the new edition of CFTiP – CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS from Thursday November 29th – Wednesday December 5th . From John DiDonna’s Central Florida Theatre in Process! Events/Productions/Auditions/ Education!

PRODUCTIONS OPENING:

OPENING FRIDAY – “THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMA

TIC SOCIETY’S PRODUCTION OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL'” – Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Orlando) presents Dicken’s A Christmas Carol like you’ve never seen it before! Missing actors, a special appearance by Santa Claus, and a few show-stopping tunes guarantee a night the entire family will never forget. Now Playing through December 30, 2012 – Tickets, priced at $16-$40, are on sale now (407) 447-1700
DISCOUNTS: Student/military discounts and rush tickets available.
RATING: PG.
http://orlandoshakes.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/246310802163954/
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Bond Age: A James Bond Themed Cabaret https://www.facebook.com/events/300145460102994/
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An Evening (Wasted) with The Humor Mill Orlando – At the Breakthrough Theater in Winter Park, FL – Our “Best of…” show featuring the best of our original sketch comedy and musical parodies from our almost five years in Central Florida. Three shows only, Friday, November 30th at 8pm, and Saturday, December 1st at 8pm and 10:30pm. $16 per person payable via credit card on our website, or cash only at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/363648153710349/ orwww.thehumormillorlando.com Rating of Show: Adult. Over 18 recommended (Adult language and subject matter)
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Seminole State college production of Cabaret. Opening Friday nov 30. Tickets : General Public: $10 Seminole State students and faculty: FREE
Senior citizens (60+) and students of other schools: $8 Box office: (407) 708-2040
http://www.facebook.com/events/363199247103707/
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Cornerstone Theater Company’s Production of COMPANY opens this Thursday, Nov. 29th at the Mandell Theater (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) at 7 pm. and runs through Dec. 9th. TIckets $20, Students $15 Get tickets here.http://www.cornerstonetheatrecompany.com/#
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Opening Friday Nov 30 – The Florida Premiere of A Christmas Survival Guide at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. This hilarious holiday musical runs Nov 30 – Dec 16. Showtimes are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $29 ($25 students/seniors). Starring Caroline Elizabeth Drage, Amy Martin Cole, Sarah Lee Dobbs, Kevin Kelly, and Alexander Mrazek.
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Opening Friday: A Tuna Christmas at The Moonlight Players. Runs for 3 weeks with an “industry night” this coming Monday! Bring a program with your name in it from a recent show and receive $5 off admission Monday December 3rd! For more info click below! http://www.facebook.com/events/350647175030922/
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OPENING NEXT WEEK
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Wally Doogan’s Holiday Revue opens 12/7/12! Have you bought your tickets yet? Will Kathy successfully put on her long dreamed of Norwegian holiday variety show? Will Todd ever get that 2nd bowl of pudding he so desperately wants? Can Wally Doogan save the day and bring holiday cheer back to Kathy’s theater? Come see the show that will put a holiday smile on your face and a song in your heart! See you at the Princess Theater in Downtown Historic Sanford. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/
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TWO NIGHTS ONLY: Kate Zaloumes brings her holiday cabaret “Singing Myself Home” to the Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Performances are Wednesday Dec 5 and Thursday Dec 6. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 and include a drink at the bar. Seating is limited to 54! Standing room tickets may be available when a show is sold out ($10, no drink included). Reservations strongly recommended. 407-645-0145www.winterparkplayhouse.org
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Boone High School Theater Department Districts Showcase State Benefit 2012https://www.facebook.com/events/389495811127327/
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www.theatredowntown.net
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STEPPIN’ OUT WITH IRVING BERLIN – Musical Revue celebrating the life and works of Irving Berlin. All ages. Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Performances Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Lobby bar opens one hour before show time, live piano bar begins 30 minutes before show time. Industry discount available at all shows while tickets last. Reservations strongly recommended. 407-645-1045 www.winterparkplayhouse.org
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Two from Bay Street Players
CONTINUING through December 9 Bay Street Players’ production of Plaid Tidings at the historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis. The Plaids are back and in a holiday spirit! Call the box office at 352-357-7777 for reservations or book online at baystreetplayers.org.
ALSO CONTINUING on Sunday, December 2 and Sunday, December 9 Bay Street Players’ Second Stage production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at the historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis. Call the box office at 352-357-7777 for reservations or book online at baystreetplayers.org. Adult tickets are $12, students $7. Curtain time 7:30pm.
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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 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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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 this Wednesday and Sunday!
Stages Theatre Company in collaboration with Theatre Downtown present
Summertime A musical tribute to black influence on performance art
http://www.facebook.com/events/432863593434023/
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AUDITIONS: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at IceHouse Dec 1 & 2
https://www.facebook.com/notes/darlin-barry/auditions-the-buddy-holly-story-at-icehouse-dec-1-2/541395249221311
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CASTING NOTICE / GODSPELL
https://www.facebook.com/notes/aradhana-tiwari/casting-notice-godspell/10152299892185198
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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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Call for Artists from Aradhana Tiwari –http://www.facebook.com/notes/aradhana-tiwari/call-for-artists/10152285025220198
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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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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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