CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND CHOICES and PICKS December 6th–12th

Guest Post!  John DiDonna’s Central Florida Theatre in Process! Events/Productions/Auditions/Education!

PRODUCTIONS OPENING:

Opening THIS Thursday, Dec 6 at St Margaret Mary Winter Park, Central Florida Vocal Arts presents Amahl & the Night Visitors. Appearing in venue

s throughout Central Florida, in December on select Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Suggested $10 Donation, $20 for families.http://www.facebook.com/events/395498927189944/?ref=ts&fref=ts
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Playwrights’ Round Table 2nd Sundays Play Reading Workshop, 1pm-3pm this Sunday, 12/9. Free to the public, at Sleuth’s, 8267 International Drive.
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CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES, presented by Central Florida Community Arts.
Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30pm
Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Rd., Longwood
General Admission seating, $10 per ticket (ticket prices are intentionally kept low to help make the Arts in Central Florida more accessible)
Age 3 and under admitted for free Appropriate for all ages.
Join the Central Florida Community Choir, over 220 voices strong, as it presents Christmas at the Movies, a family-friendly concert of songs from holiday-themed movies and TV specials from the early 1900’s onward – from White Christmas to The Polar Express to Charlie Brown, they’re all there!
Directed by Joshua Vickery, backed by a live orchestra and with participation from the Central Florida Community Dance Team, Christmas at the Movies will help you relive some of your most favorite televised Christmas shows and movies!
More info, and ticketing link at http://www.cfcommunitychoir.com/home/index.php/component/content/article/10-blog/events/65
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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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OPENING NEXT WEEK
Dickens By Candlelight 15th Anniversary – A true Orlando tradition, an event that begins with caroling and continues into an immersive theatre experience complete with tea and cookies played out in candlelight. Sat Dec 15th – Sun Dec 23rd (varied times) at the Dr Phillips Center at Lake Ivanhoe.
All tickets $35 – Group rates and specials available
Website: http://www.dickensbycandlelight.com/Dickens_By_Candlelight/Welcome.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/250936321702167/?fref=ts
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PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING (some final weekends!):
Cabaret closing weekend at Seminole State College Dec December 7th and 8th at 7:30 p.m. and December 9th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets : General Public: $10
Seminole State students and faculty: FREE
Senior citizens (60+) and students of other schools: $8 Box office: (407) 708-2040http://www.facebook.com/events/363199247103707/
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL continues every Thursday – Saturday @ 8:00 and Sunday’s @ 2:30 at Theatre Downtown. Come see this holiday classic now in it’s twelfth year! Call 407 841-0083 for reservations. Tickets are $20.00 and $16.00 (Students and Seniors). Many shows are already sold out so call now!
www.theatredowntown.net
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A Tuna Christmas continues for the next 2 weekends Thursdays @ 7pm Friday and Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm. Come see this hilarious 2 man show that features 22 characters! It’s Christmas in the small town of Tuna Texas. Who will win the radio station sponsored Christmas yard display contest? Will the infamous Christmas phantom ever be caught? Come find out and giggle your way straight into the bathroom! For more information click the link below!!http://www.facebook.com/events/350647175030922/ or visit www.MoonlightPlayers.com
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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 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. 407-645-1045www.winterparkplayhouse.org. Reservations strongly recommended. 407-645-1045 www.winterparkplayhouse.org
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“THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC 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 Cabarethttps://www.facebook.com/events/300145460102994/
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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.
www.baystreetplayers.org
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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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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.

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/#

AUDITIONS
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The Princess Theater, downtown Sanford…AUDITIONS FOR “A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES” by John Patrick, Directed by Larry Stallings
SUNDAY DEC 9 –and– MONDAY DEC 10
Auditions begin at 7:00 both nights… actors should plan to arrive between 7:00 and 8:00.
The cast consists of 4 women and 3 men, all over the age of 35. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
The Princess Theatre, 115 West 1st Street, downtown Sanford. Performances: January 25 – February 10, 2013 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
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Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre is holding auditions for the musical “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND”. Looking for all types, ethnic preferable. All roles are available. All roles are unpaid.
Click on the link below for details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/173806152762377/
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CASTING NOTICE / GODSPELL
The Vine Theatre in partnership with Theatre Downtown presents GODSPELL. Auditions will be Saturday 12/8 and Friday 12/14 at 6:00 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday 12/15. Auditions will be held at The Space @ Orangewood, 1300 Maitland Blvd, Maitland 32751. Looking for male and female actor/singers 20 – 40 years of age. Playing any type of musical instrument is a plus (please bring). Keyboard and drums provided. Please prepare a one minute monologue of your choice and 32 bars of a song to be sung acapella. This production will open 2/22/13 and run for 4 weeks at Theatre Downtown. Rehearsal info will be posted at the audition. All roles available. Compensation is provided. Email thevinetheater@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/aradhana-tiwari/casting-notice-godspell/10152299892185198
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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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EDUCATIONAL
The Humor Mill Orlando Sketch Comedy troupe announces our Winter 2013 Class offerings including Sketch Comedy for Actors, Sketch Comedy for the High School Actor and our Professional Sketch Comedy training program Level One Auditions. www.thehumormillorlando.com for more info on class pricing and dates and times of classes.
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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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