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Central Florida Community Arts: Guys and Dolls

Central Florida Community Arts is proud to present a concert version of Guys and Dolls as its 2015 Summer Broadway Series production.

It’s New York City in the 1950s, and all the hot gamblers in town are depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week’s incarnation of “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.” The only problem is, he needs to scrounge up $1,000 to secure a place for the game. Gambling legend and notorious ladies’ man, Sky Masterson, accepts Nathan’s $1,000 bet that he can’t get Sarah Brown, local missionary, to accept a date with him. Meanwhile, Miss Adelaide, Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée of 14 years, is trying to figure out a way to get him down the aisle once and for all. Featuring the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls features classic songs, including “If I Were A Bell,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat,” and “Luck Be A Lady.”

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the CFCArts Youth Outreach Program.

Guys and Dolls will be held at Northland Church (530 Dog Track Rd., Longwood, FL 32750) at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 10, and Friday, September 11. Tickets are on sale at http://cfcarts.com/guys-and-dolls/. General admission tickets are $10 each, priority seating tickets are $25 each, and children age 3 and under will be admitted for free.

Ticketing problems or questions? Contact Sarah.Mattingly@cfcommunityarts.com

Guys and Dolls September 10 and 11

So how’s the “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York” going to happen without one thousand bucks? Where can they get that sized bundle of lettuce?

Come find out when the Central Florida Community Arts presents their 5th annual Summer Broadway Season production, Guys and Dolls, September 10 & 11, 2015 at Northland Church, a 3,100-seat, state-of-the-art venue in Longwood.

Based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, this concert-style production of Guys and Dolls is directed by Rob Lott, with music direction by Jacob Haines, assistant direction by Ashley Willsey, choreography by Katherine Rivera, and is produced by Joshua Vickery through CFCArts.

Set in the ’50s, Guys and Dolls sets Sky Masterson, ladies man and notorious gambler toe to toe with Nathan Detroit who says there ain’t no WAY missionary Sarah Brown will go out with him (backed up with a thousand dollar bet that would get that floating crap game off and running). With complex staging, imaginative choreography and a slew of catchy tunes, the CFCArts production is, we BET, going to be a huge success.

“There’s a reason Guys and Dolls is considered to be one of the great American musicals,” says director Rob Lott. “It just works.”

Guys and Dolls features classic songs, including “If I Were A Bell,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat,” and “Luck Be A Lady.”

Guys and Dolls features David Kelley* (Sky Masterson), Kelley McGillicuddy* (Sarah Brown), Michael Swickard* (Nathan Detroit), Melissa Mason (Miss Adelaide), Joe Tokarz* (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Kevin Zepf (Benny Southstreet), Timothy Pappas (Harry The Horse), and Thomas Limbacher (Arvide Abernathy), with Amanda Brievogel, Michelle Carroll, Scott Kerill, Scott Leake, Danny Seigler, Danielle Smith, and Tammy Winsor.

The cast also includes 12 dancers, a 70-voice choir, and live music by a full orchestra.

Event Details

Date and times:
Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 11 at 78:30 p.m.
Venue address:

Northland Church
530 Dog Track Road
Longwood, FL, 32750
Tickets are now available online at http://cfcarts.com/guys-and-dolls/. Proceeds from this production benefit local youth arts programs and summer camps.

I Love Lucy Live On Stage at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!
This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Anything Goes at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season:

I Love Lucy® Live On Stage June 23 – 28, 2015

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Ladies and Gents in Concert

Central Florida Community Arts is proud to present Ladies and Gents in Concert, the inaugural performance of the organization’s Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorale.
Join us for an eclectic mix of spirituals, hymns, and songs from the Renaissance through contemporary Broadway showstoppers. The Women’s and Men’s Chorale will also join forces to present a beautiful, haunting rendition of the famous ballad, “When I Fall In Love,” arranged by Derric Johnson, creator and arranger of the Voices of Liberty. Guaranteed to be a beautiful night of music, Ladies and Gents in Concert will have something for everyone!

Ladies and Gents in Concert will be performed at CFCArts’ Central Campus, which is on the grounds of Central Christian Church, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, 32872, at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8. Tickets are on sale now at http://cfcarts.com/ladies-and-gents-in-concert/. General Admission tickets are $10 each, and children age 12 and under will be admitted for free. Please park behind the church, going around the left side of the building, and taking care to turn before I-4 entry ramp, which is next to the church’s driveway.

Ticketing problems or questions? Contact Sarah.Mattingly@cfcommunityarts.com

5 Must-See Orlando Cabaret Festival Performances

In its 13th year, the Orlando Cabaret Festival brings together artists and acts from Central Florida and beyond for two weeks of crooning, swaying and swooning. More than 30 performances of jazz, pop, Broadway and comedy take place during the festival in downtown Orlando, at Mad Cow Theatre‘s two-theater complex on Church Street. The festival kicks off this Friday, April 24 and doesn’t wrap up until May 10, so it should be easy to fit into your calendar. In addition to a jam-packed schedule of evening and weekend performances, make note there are special 45-minute lunchtime performances for the busy downtown workers who need some entertainment to get through the day, and there’s also a special (popular) Mother’s Day Cabaret brunch event as well.

With so much variety that you’re bound to find something to enjoy — whether you’re more into jazz jams or jazz hands, there’s something for your taste.

 

Here are 5 must-see suggestions for this year’s Orlando Cabaret Festival.

 

1. The Broadway Boys

Friday, April 24 at 8:30pm | Saturday, April 25 at 8:30pm | Sunday, April 26 at 3:30pm

(Sunday, April 26 at 6pm – a special appearance at the inaugural Black & White Bash)

Some of Broadway’s finest male singers join together to add elements of pop/funk/gospel/jazz to traditional show tunes to redefine the musical theater genre. The Broadway Boys represent such shows as THE BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN, RENT, JERSEY BOYS, MAMMA MIA, MARY POPPINS, HAIR, ALTAR BOYZ, ROCK OF AGES, HAIRSPRAY, ONCE and many more. They have toured the country, playing venues large and small, and have been seen on “Americas Got Talent” and “The TODAY Show.” The Broadway Boys’ album, “Lullaby of Broadway,” debuted at #6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and their second album “Hark!” was released November 2014.

 

2. Will & Anthony Nunziata

Friday, May 1 at 8:30pm | Saturday, May 2 at 8:30pm

Singers, actors, funny men and arts education advocates Will & Anthony Nunziata sing fresh takes on timeless songs, from pop standards and Broadway to Italian music to Billy Joel, Motown and beyond. Will & Anthony have performed around the world, from Singapore to San Francisco, and have been featured recently on NPR, “The Entertainment Weekly Sirius Radio Show,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” NBC’s The Columbus Day Parade and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” You can count on some good laughs sprinkled in since Will & Anthony trained in improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City (like, where Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen honed their craft). Their musical mission is to keep “America’s classical music” feeling fresh and new.

 

3. The Edge Effect

Friday, May 8 at 8:30pm | Saturday, May 9 at 8:30pm

This group was crowned winners of MTV’s “Top Pop Group” and Boyz II Men’s “Next Great A Cappella Group,” and America’s Got Talent finalists. Regardless of your feelings about reality television competitions, believe these guys are the real deal. The Edge Effect combines pop, R & B, jazz, rock and funk with their signature sound that blurs the genre lines and weaves a tapestry of beats, harmonies and vocal acrobatics in a totally unique show. Their vast repertoire knows no boundaries to style or genre, and the band’s stunning reinterpretations of musical favorites, as well as inventive, contemporary original songs make for an exciting entertainment experience.

 

4. It Was A Very Good Year

club moo pic

Grab a chair as you sip a cool drink in the hottest bar in downtown Club Moo and enjoy It Was A Very Good Year, a celebration of one year in the life of America focusing on the news, the lifestyles, the gossip, and most important of them all — the music. You have two years TO CHOOSE FROM, or don’t choose and enjoy both!

1968

Friday, April 24 at 7pm | Monday, April 27 at Noon | Thursday, April 30 at 7pm | Sunday, May 3 at 2pm | Thursday, May 7 at Noon | Saturday, May 9 at 7pm

Join Mad Cow Theatre, Maestro Philip King and four talented singers for a psychedelic journey back to the sixties. It’s an evening of great songs and nostalgia, looking at the fads, foibles and events of 1968 set against a backdrop of the popular music of the day. Enjoy hits of The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, The Rascals, and Jerry Lee Lewis along with the year’s best from Hollywood and Broadway. You’ll hear Promises, Promises, People Got to be Free, Love Child, Honey, Love is Blue, The Unicorn Song and many more. Anyone with a love of timeless music and a good party is sure to enjoy this unique cabaret… 1968: It Was a Very Good Year!

1978

Sunday, April 26 at 2pm | Thursday, April 30 at Noon | Saturday, May 2 at 7pm | Monday, May 4 at Noon | Thursday, May 7 at 7pm

As the ’70s come to a close, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John rule the silver screen, funky fashion statements rule the streets and a slew of musical talents top the charts. Be there when the melodies of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand are celebrated side-by-side with hits from ABBA and The Bee Gees. You’ll hear all your favorites from 1978 – Take a Chance on Me, Stayin’ Alive, The Gambler, Baby Come Back, You’re the One That I Want, and many more! Join us for this, the newest edition of Mad Cow Theatre’s most popular cabaret series, 1978: It Was a Very Good Year!

5. Mother’s Day Cabaret Brunch

If mom is more the jazz jams kind of lady, treat her to an afternoon of delicious food and spectacular music. The Mother’s Day Cabaret Brunch is in its third year and is very popular. Enjoy brunch at Ceviche at 12:30pm, then walk across the street for a jazz performance at Mad Cow at 2pm featuring Michelle Mailhot & Friends featuring Barry Smith on drums, Chris Rotmayer on piano and Chuck Archard on bass.

 

Artists and schedules are subject to change.

Ticket prices begin at an affordable $20 for evening shows and $12 for lunchtime events.

Tickets are on sale by phone at 407.297.8788 or online: Full schedule and tickets.

Pippin at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season:

Anything Goes May 26 – 31, 2015
I Love Lucy® Live On Stage June 23 – 28, 2015

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Motown the Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season:

Pippin April 21 – 26, 2015
Anything Goes May 26 – 31, 2015
I Love Lucy® Live On Stage June 23 – 28, 2015

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Disney’s Newsies at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season:

Motown the Musical March 10 – 15, 2015
Pippin April 21 – 26, 2015
Anything Goes May 26 – 31, 2015
I Love Lucy® Live On Stage June 23 – 28, 2015

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

The Book of Mormon at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Phantom of the Opera at Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series 2014-2015

This will be the season that starts it all. In November 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open its doors…and then proceed to blow them off! Subscribing today is the only way to guarantee your seats in the new home for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2014-2015 Season.

Only Season Subscribers receive benefits like:
  • The best seats in the house at locked-in prices*
  • Ticket exchange privileges**
  • Lost ticket replacement service
  • Bon Appétit restaurant coupons
  • and more!

The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season:

The Phantom of the Opera December 3 – 14, 2014
Disney’s Newsies January 27 – February 1, 2015
Motown the Musical March 10 – 15, 2015
Pippin April 21 – 26, 2015
Anything Goes May 26 – 31, 2015
I Love Lucy® Live On Stage June 23 – 28, 2015

2014-2015 Season Specials:

The Book Of Mormon December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 12 – 17, 2015

This is the season that makes history. This is the one that people will talk about. The very first. The very best.

Les Misérables at Orlando Shakes

Les Misérables
Book by Alain Boublil | Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg | Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s passionate story of revolution, love, and survival of the human spirit shines in a new staging of Broadway’s longest running musical. Seen on stage by over 60 million people and winner of 96 international awards, Les Misérables will take your breath away.

Please call the Box Office to purchase tickets at (407) 447-1700.

How COOL is this Orlando Shakes Les Mis flash mob video??

Biggest North American Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar Coming to Orlando June 14th!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Rock Opera Expected to Fill Amway Center!

The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Orlando at the Amway Center onSaturday, June 14 with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars.

Tickets now on sale through Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.745.3000 and at the Amway Center box office.  Tickets range from $34.50 to $149.50 with a limited number of Gold Circle seats and VIP Experience packages available. Additional ticket fees may apply.

Brandon Boyd, Grammy® nominated lead vocalist of rock band Incubus, is confirmed for the role of ‘Judas Iscariot’, Grammy® nominated *NSYNC vocalist, JC Chasez, will play ‘Pontius Pilate’, Grammy® Award winner and member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, will take the female lead as ‘Mary

Photo Credit: Duncan Barnes

Photo Credit: Duncan Barnes

Magdalene’, English singer-songwriter and lead singer in Public Image Ltd. (PiL) and Sex Pistols, John Rotten Lydon, will play ‘King Herod’ and introducing British actor and singer, Ben Forster, who won England’s “ITV Superstar” competition in 2012 and played the lead role in the UK and Australian arena tours of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” will revive his role as ‘Jesus.’ With over 50 cast and musicians on stage this is one arena show that can’t be missed!

 

The North American leg comes on the heels of the wildly successful UK and Australian arena tours, which began in the UK in September 2012 and commenced in Australia in May 2013. The Times said, “The show gets the right balance between the spectacular, the jokey and the sincere. The performances from the well-choreographed supporting cast are fine throughout. Honestly, it’s enough to give rock opera a good name.” The Evening Chronicle exclaimed, “the extravagance of the production, a flamboyant spectacle of acrobatics, dramatic flames and provocative pole dancing,” and Liverpool Daily Post claimed,  “Restored to its rock roots, the star-studded second coming of Jesus Christ Superstar is big, brash and bold…” and the Manchester Evening News stated, “from the very opening strains the pounding music, the huge and sophisticated video backdrops and pulsating energy from a talented ensemble cast make this a true spectacle.”

“In 1971 Andrew and I were thrilled by the first-ever Jesus Christ Superstar tour of the United States,” said Tim Rice. “We certainly did not imagine then that 43 years later we would be witnessing another America-wide tour of our first big hit show. We are delighted and grateful that enthusiasm for Superstar has been maintained over the years and this new production presents the work in its most powerful format – as a true rock experience.”

More details @ http://www.jesuschristsuperstar.com/events/orlando-fl/ and AmwayCenter.com