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Celebrate Mad Cow Theatre’s 20th season like it’s 1776!

1776-1981776, Sherman Edwards’ beloved Tony Award-winning musical, celebrating a revolutionary moment in history has a bold new all-female voice! Truly an excellent choice this election year, 1776 is exact-LEE* the best way for Mad Cow Theatre to ring in their 20th season.

On Friday, September 22, join in on the 20th Birthday Celebration and Opening Night of 1776 (purchase tickets to this special event here). The cocktail party starts at 6pm with restaurant partner Ceviche, followed by the show and wrapping up opening night with a champagne toast with the cast. Tickets are $75 (and just $30 for Mad Cow Theatre subscribers).

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace — two are called a law firm — and that three or more become a Congress.” So begins this patriotic musical depicting a contentious Continental Congress debating the pros and cons of ever agreeing “in the course of human events.”  If you thought bickering politicians was a new thing, you’ve got another thing coming. And this time the musical is presented with females in every role thanks to Mad Cow Theatre’s bold all-female casting.

Performances run Thursdays – Sundays, September 23 – October 23, 2016 in The Harriett Theatre. Save on special preview performances Wednesday, September 21 & Thursday, September 22 at 7:30pm. Visit Mad Cow’s website for additional specials or to purchase tickets.

Our Founding Fathers are seen in a whole new way. Should be one “mother” of a revolutionary tale.

*Enjoy “The Lees of Old Virginia” to get those patriotic juices flowing before the show.

 

One "Mother of a Cast" in a show about Our Founding Fathers

One “Mother of a Cast” in a show about Our Founding Fathers

 

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End 2015 and start 2016 on a generous note

We can all agree that 2015 has been memorable for one reason or another. With only a few hours left of 2015, we wanted to reflect on the past, present, and look toward the future.

For the past six years, we at Central Florida Top 5 have been extraordinarily humbled to partner with and support many local area charities and non-profit organizations. Many of them you will see listed below. We encourage you to support your local community in whatever way you can; some have money to spare, some have resources or even a little bit of time. Any and all help is needed and appreciated.

If you have done your part in 2015, good on you! Our friends at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida share with us their Top 5 Year End Charitable Giving Tax Tips:

  1. Double-check eligibility. You’ll only receive a deduction for organizations that are qualified to receive deductible donations.
  2. Do your research. To make sure your giving is as efficient, ethical, and effective as possible, check up on charities.
  3. Keep records. Get a receipt for all monetary donations, not just for contributions of $250 or more.
  4. You can supercharge the tax benefits of your generosity by donating appreciated stock or property rather than cash. On the other hand, if you’re looking for top-notch property management services for both rental owners and tenants, click here.
  5. Don’t miss the deadline. Your 2015 year-end gift needs to be postmarked by December 31 or made online by 11:59pm.
Remember to check with a tax professional first. Everyone’s tax reporting is different, and a professional may have more tips and pointers for you. 

Have you ever heard of the website CharityNavigator.org? CN are a charity all their own based in the United States. They help giving people of all kinds (like you!) find and support great charities and organizations by rating them with an overall score and 5-star system. Their evaluations take into account Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency, and will also eventually factor in Results Reporting. Charities they grade include public, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charities who need support from individuals and file an IRS Form 990. It’s also worth mentioning, Charity Navigator has a fantastic section featuring Tips For Giving In Times Of Crisis.

Guidestar is another nonprofit, providing up-to-date data and is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

While double and sometimes tripling your donation at the end of the year is always a great thing, charitable organizations and non-profits need your help year-round to keep their doors and hearts open to those who need their services. Below are a small few of the MANY great local and national organizations we like and have supported over the last six years. Some have even personally helped our Top 5 Team and our families. (In alphabetical order);

Local Charities:

A Gift For Teaching: We are Central Florida’s primary provider of FREE school supplies to teachers for their students in need. With a gift of just $50, we can provide a classroom with supplies for every child.  Even better, any gift made in December will be DOUBLED, thanks to the generosity of several local foundations; The Galloway Foundation, the Mary Palmer Family Foundation, Harriett’s Charitable Trust, and The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation, Inc. Donations doubled before midnight December 31st!

A Gift For Music: Using a combination of after school, in-school, weekend and summer programming, AGFM has one of the most comprehensive string music education programs in the state of Florida, tuition-free. A Gift For Music faculty members work with elementary students in six Title 1, low-income schools, teaching them the basics of playing a string instrument while empowering them to explore their creativity, grow their self-confidence and embrace teamwork. Donations also doubled before midnight December 31st!

Albin Polasek Museum, Sculpture Gardens and Capen House: The Polasek is a 501(c)3 public charity whose budget is funded by donations, admissions and memberships. Your contribution is a meaningful investment in an important piece of history, community and natural beauty, such as Penny Stocks. You can support The Polasek with a tax-deductible donation in one of the following areas: Grant Match, General Operating Support, Preservation and Conservation, Gardens, Exhibitions and/or education. Click here to support!

Bike/Walk Central Florida: Promotes walkable and bikeable communities through raising public awareness and advocating for safe, active transportation, and recreation by educating walkers, cyclists, motorists and transit riders about Florida’s road laws, their rights, responsibilities, and courteous behaviors, supporting transportation corridor planning and design using Complete Streets principles, encouraging the development and maintenance of trails throughout Florida and promoting a built environment that supports physical, environmental and economic health, provides for safe transportation choices, and encourages interaction among citizens of all ages, incomes and abilities. Donate here.

Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum: The mission of the Friends of Casa Feliz – to protect, operate and maintain the integrity of the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum and its collections; to educate the public on the life and legacy of noted architect James Gamble Rogers II; and to engage the public through education and advocacy for the purpose of preserving and promoting the community’s rich architectural, historic and cultural heritage – is timelier now than it ever has been.  As a historic home museum, Casa Feliz stands as a beacon to historic preservation in Central Florida. We celebrate the legacy of architect Gamble Rogers (1901-1990), designer of Casa Feliz, now a home museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Donate here.

Central Florida Community Arts: CFCArts exists to enrich our community’s quality of life by making the arts accessible and affordable for all. They provide an inclusive and welcoming creative platform where individuals can connect by joining an artistic family, perform for audiences across the socioeconomic spectrum, and use their talents to serve the community. Shine on, CFArts! Donate here!

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida: Say goodbye to 2015 with a final act of kindness and compassion. There is no better way to end one year and begin another than by making a gift that can change lives. Before the clock strikes midnight, make an easy online donation.

Cocktails & Chemo: The Cocktails and Chemo Foundation’s mission is to create a support network for the often forgotten caregivers of cancer patients by providing one-of-a-kind care packages. The Foundation is focused on making the caregivers feel loved, special and most importantly… not alone. Thanks to the generosity of Xander Blue 8 in Dr. Phillips, C & C hosted a Stay Glam event where 18 caregivers got to relax a little and were pampered for a few hours. I was one of them. Please help them help local caregivers by supporting them with whatever you’ve got here.

Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach: With a mission to extend their hands and hearts to support those needing help by improving the quality of life for them and their families, CHHBCO has provided financial and in-kind services to more than 200 patients in the Central Florida area. 100% of their donations go directly to local breast cancer patients and their families. My family was one of them, and we will be forever grateful to founder Vanessa Echols and her volunteers! Extend a heart and hand to donate here.

Crealdé School of Art: For the Louvre of Loos! Making a donation to Crealdé will help this 40 year old school in Winter Park build new bathrooms! So far they have received $7,925 from planet maids cleaning service, and are very close to reaching their $10,000 goal. Help them make their renovation goal by clicking here.

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Enzian Theater: Serving 110,000 annually with over 1,100 events, including 5 film festivals, community collaborations, and free public programs, Enzian Theater’s big wish is to expand to three screens. Having already updated the theater itself with new seating, carpeting and more, having two more screens will allow for more curated, educational programs for arts organizations, schools and social partners. With this expansion – a new kitchen! Click here to donate to the Enzian Forever Campaign.

Give Kids the World: Over 140,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. No child in need has ever been turned away – and no child ever will. Give Kids The World is a place where families find joy, laughter, serenity, and a lifetime of memories. Through the tireless support of our volunteers, employees and generous partners, we dedicate each and every day to these special families. Donations of all kinds are welcomed year-round!

Harbor House of Central Florida: Harbor House empowers domestic abuse survivors to take control of their lives – rediscovering safety and self-esteem. Offering a 24-hour crisis hotline, shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and other services to literally thousands of people. Harbor House seeks to eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing safety, shelter, empowerment, education and justice. Help Harbor House help neighbors in need here.

Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation: Founded in 2007 by Robin Maynard in memory of her mom, Libby’s Legacy provides comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Libby’s Legacy also helps stage IV breast cancer patients battling by granting wishes in order to create cherished memories with loved ones through the LIVE BIG program. Their annual events mobility scooters 4 Hooters and Ellen’s Walk With the Angels in the Spring are not to be missed! Click here to donate.

Mad Cow Theatre: This magical chance to be part of our first ever Cowathon and double the impact of your gift ends at midnight tonight! Please consider a gift to Mad Cow Theatre to help us start the new year off strong. There’s another wonderful year of outstanding plays ahead! Every donation received by midnight tonight will be 100% matched up to $50,000 thanks to a wonderful, anonymous donor. Click here to give!

Osceola Council on Aging: Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Though the name implies services for just the elderly, our scope of services extend to families as well, helping during crisis to enable generations of residents to cope with challenges. Give the gift of independence here.

Orlando Science Center: OSC turned 60 in 2015! Parents, increasingly in households where all caregivers hold full time jobs, need a place for quality time with their children, to reinforce good educational habits. Your generous donation helps support programs like Orlando Science Center’s Science for All Fund, which provides scholarships for camps, field trips, and family memberships to those in our community facing financial need. Click here to donate.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida: Through the generosity of the community, Second Harvest are driven to close the gap of unmet need in Central Florida in a variety of effective ways. Their core program of distributing tens of millions of meals per year for the clients of more than 550 local nonprofit feeding programs continues to have a growing impact. Click here to Feed Hope Now. 96.9% of your donation goes directly to feeding people in our area.

National Charities:

American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: On a personal note, I had to mention the American Cancer Society. This year has been a very tough one for my family personally, as well as for our Central Florida Top 5 family. The amount of support ACS has provided to my mom in the last year alone – at no cost – is immeasurable. Donation & volunteer information is here.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: IAVA provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community. Through education, advocacy and community building, we strive to create a country which honors and supports veterans of all generations. They are the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. They don’t just support veterans, IAVA empowers them! Connect & donate here.

Sunshine Foundation: A Philadelphia Police Officer took out a boat loans and started the Sunshine Foundation to help dreams come true for young children. 37 years later, the Foundation has opened chapters in Central Florida (Davenport), Cocoa, and all across the United States! Their sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. 80% of every dollar is applied to programs serving children. Help check off their National Waiting List here.

UNICEFUSA.org: Every donation will be matched – $2-for-$1 for a $1,525,000 match – to make TRIPLE the impact for children in need. Make your 100% tax-deductible gift now and it will help provide children with desperately needed water, food, and medical supplies. Of every dollar spent, 90.2 cents goes toward helping children. Triple your impact HERE.

Mother’s Day is in bloom!

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Need a few ideas of where to take Mom on her special day? (We at Central Florida Top 5 think Mother’s Day should be celebrated EVERY DAY!) Here are some options…

Mad Cow Theatre‘s Mother’s Day Cabaret Brunch at Ceviche on Church Street and a jazz performance “You Taught My Heart to Sing” by Michelle Mailhot and friends. Brunch will start at 12:30pm, Concert at 2pm. Tickets start at $40 with brunch, $25 without and are available for purchase by calling 407-297-8788 or by visiting orlandocabaret.com

Enzian Theater‘s Mother’s Day Brunch begins at 11am and features live music by guitar virtuosos The Cook Trio, a delicious brunch buffet with carving station, a complimentary mimosa and will conclude with a special screening of Bye Bye Birdie staring Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret at noon. Individual film + brunch tickets are $35, children 6-14 are $20. VIP tables are also available: table for two is $110 and a table for four is $220.

Infusion Tea is celebrating by hosting a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea date with spots filling quickly! Seating times are 12pm and a later option at 3pm. The cost is $29 per person and includes bottomless mimosas, scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches (herbed cream cheese, egg salad, classic cucumber and a sun-dried special), petits fours, freshly baked cookies, gelato for two and a pot of tea. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 407-999-5255.

Does your mom love meat and fresh made-from-scratch sides with a twist? American Q, located inside the fabulous B Resort and Spa at Lake Buena Vista is an excellent choice! Their vintage Flatbed Buffet is tough to beat partnered with the friendly, knowledgable Cowboy Carvers who deliver table side meats so tender, they will fall right off the knife. The baked potato bar is our favorite alongside Q specialities such as; an omelet station, seafood pot station, take home mason jars, hot and cold sides and more. You can also enter to win prizes including: a B Resort Hotel Staycation, an afternoon at the B Resort Spa and Dinner for 4 at American Q! Prices start at $44.95 for adults, $24.95 for moms and $10 for children 7 chickens high and under!

Pollo Tropical has a “Mommy & Me” meal offering. Two can dine for $9.99, dine-in or take out. This includes: two entree choices of a small Create Your Own TropiChop or Quarter Chicken meal with rice and beans, choice of regular sized yuca sticks, sweet plantains and two regular fountain drinks. Text MOM2015 to 52198 for offer.

FITTPALOOZA5K™ is offering a special Mother’s Day discount on their family run/walk fitness challenge (benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation) on September 13th. When registering use the code MD5OFF for $5.00 off this weekend only.

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is hosting a Season Finale Concert to celebrate their 2014-2015 season at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center at 4pm. A silent auction filled with some great Mother’s Day getaways may make great presents! Auction items include: a Mountain Retreat (6 night stay at a modern cabin in the mountains of western Virginia where you can hike, backpack, camp, fly fish and more), a Disney Adventure (a gift basket with Disney merchandise and four 1-day Park Hopper passes allowing guests to experience all four Disney parks), Four Orlando City Soccer Club indoor/outdoor premium Suite Seats for one game (Package #1: Orlando City v. Columbus Crew, Orlando City v. FC Dallas or Orlando City v. NY Red Bulls OR Package #2 Orlando City v. Columbus Crew, Orlando City v. Philadelphia Union or Orlando City v. Chicago Fire) Single tickets range from $8-$16, series subscription from $28-$57 and can be purchased though fsyo.org or by calling 407-999-7800.

For those in need of more (we’re talking MANY more) options across Central Florida, OpenTable.com wants to help you take Mom out for a special brunch, lunch or dinner. Heck, you can make reservations for all three! Your mom deserves it!

From all of us here at Central Florida Top 5, we wish you and yours a Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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

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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.

‘The History Boys’ to open at Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre (Details+LGBTQ Discount!)

The History Boys runs from August 8 – September 7, 2014 in The Harriett Theatre at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor) in Downtown Orlando. 

Preview Performances are August 6 & 7 at 7:30pm. All tickets are $10.00.

All regular performances begin at 7:30pm Thursday – Saturday, and 2:30pm on Sundays.
Talk Backs occur every Thursday and Sunday following the performance at no extra cost and are free to the public as well.
PRIDE Night is Friday, August 15 at 7:30pm. Members of the LGBTQ community and allies can purchase tickets at 15% off. Online use the discount code PRIDE or mention the code when purchasing tickets through the box office.
Alan Bennett’s brilliantly witty, perceptive tale is of an unruly handful of senior schoolboys, preparing for coveted places at either Oxford or Cambridge under the tutelage of their somewhat “old-school” history teacher. An unusual approach to their studies is questioned when a new young history teacher joins the staff with strong views of his own. The History Boys is a compelling exploration of both the anarchy of adolescence and the very purpose of education itself, but it’s also a wonderful feel-good evening, shot through with Alan Bennett’s masterful wit and abundant humanity – quite simply a must-see.
The cast of The History Boys features Tommy Keesling (Table MannersCat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Headmaster, Philip Nolen (Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Private Lies, Amadeus) as Hector, Peter Travis (CockDeath of a Salesman, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Mass Appeal) as Irwin, Robin Olson (Death of a Salesman, August Osage County, The Road to Mecca) as Mrs. Lintott, AJ Nickell (debut) as Akthar, Adam Reilly (debut) as Crowther, Robert Johnston (The Light in the Piazza) as Dakin, Joshua Roth (debut) as Lockwood, Jeffrey Todd Parrott (debut) as Posner, Sean Michael Flynn (Hair) as Rudge, Matt Lipscomb (debut) as Scripps and Ryan Bathurst (debut) as Timms. 
Mark Edward Smith makes his Mad Cow directorial debut, with stage management by Melissa Cooper (Other Desert Cities, Science Play Festival), lighting design by John Hemphill (The Lion inWinter, 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee, Gone Missing), costume design by Marco T. Magno (debut), set design by William Elliott (Other Desert CitiesTable Manners & Hair), sound design debut by Michael Powers, musical consultant Phillip King (Orlando Cabaret Festival, Hair) and painting by Lisa Buck (Cat on a Hot Tin RoofHair).
WHAT: The History Boys by Alan Bennett
WHEN: August 8 – September 7, 2014. Thur – Sat at 7:30pm, and Sun at 2:30pm. The History Boysz
WHERE: Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor), Orlando, FL 32801. Click here for directions
TICKETS: All regular tickets start at $28.25. Preview Tickets are $10.00 on August 6 & 7.
All ticket prices include a $2 facility fee.
Talk Back after the show every Thursday and Sunday.
Students receive a $5.00 discount with ID.
Active Military receive a $10.00 discount with ID.
Seniors 65+ receive a $2.00 discount.
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Mad Cow Theatre’s Box Office at 407.297.8788 or online.

Orlando’s 12th Annual Cabaret Festival At Mad Cow Theatre to feature Christiane Noll, Nicholas Rodriguez and Laura Benanti

18 Days of Broadway, Pop and Jazz comes to Downtown Orlando!

The Orlando Cabaret Festival runs from April 24 – May 11, 2014 at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor) in Downtown Orlando. Tickets can be purchased through the Mad Cow Box Office at 407.297.8788 or on-line at  orlandocabaret.com.

Joining the previously announced headliner Christiane Noll (April 25-26) are Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1-3) and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (May 9-10).

Nicholas RodriguezThe First Time… with Nicholas RodriguezMay 1-3. All shows begin at 8:30pm in The Harriett Theatre.

 

Local Artists:
Amy Martin Cole
Sarah Hanchar
Margaret CrossOrlandoCabaret
Chris McCabe

It Was A Very Good Year cast:
Ricky Cona
Jennafer Newberry
Monica Titus
Jonathan Fadoul

Special Events:
Education and Community Engagement Fundraiser, April 24 at 6:30pm

Master Class with Christiane Noll. Watch as she coaches local artists Adam Galarza (Assassins), Emily Walton (Next to Normal), Sheryl Carbonel (Dreamgirls), Wesley Slade (Sunday in the Park with George) and two students from Gateway High School.

Mother’s Day Cabaret Brunch – Enjoy brunch at Ceviche’s Tapas Restaurant & Bar followed by a live jazz show featuring Michelle Mailhot & Friends.

Check here for schedule updates: http://www.orlandocabaret.com/

WHERE: Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor), Orlando, FL 32801.

TICKETS: For Headliners tickets are $35.00 – $65.00. VIP Premium seats are available for Headliner performance and include seats front and center and one beverage per person. For complete ticketing information visit orlandocabaret.com.