Archive for the ‘After Dark’ Category

Freeline Media Review: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

ORLANDO — The Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” attempts two very interesting challenges — both, I think, successfully. The first is to take a very literate script (adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson) that manages to [...]

As Halloween approaches, “Phantasmagoria” is ready to chill local audiences

ORLANDO — When John DiDonna, the creator of the long-running “Phantasmagoria” series, took his troop of 40 performers on the road, he got a strong reaction from audiences outside this region, getting their introduction to the series. “We did Atlanta, we did Baltimore, we did Eustis and Ocala,” DiDonna said. “We’re doing a lot of [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Party”

ORLANDO — The plot set-up for “Party,” the play now being performed at the Footlight Theatre in Orlando, feels familiar at first, vaguely similar to one of the earlier gay-themed plays, Mart Crowley’s “The Boys In The Band.” Set in the apartment of gay roommates Kevin and Peter, there are drinks, chips and card games [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Avenue Q”

ORLANDO — There was definitely a “Broadway” crowd at the Mad Cow Theatre on the afternoon I went to see their new production of “Avenue Q.” More than a few of the patrons told me about how they had seen this very popular show on Broadway, in all its splendor. I stood out, in a [...]

“Murder Sleep” wins the Patron’s Pick at the Orlando Fringe festival

ORLANDO — Freeline Productions’ original thriller “Murder Sleep” won the Patron’s Pick award for its venue, and did a seventh performance on Memorial Day at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. The play, written by Michael Freeman and directed by Laurel Clark and Jim Cundiff, featured Steven Johnson, Mickey Layman and Sara Cutlip as three [...]

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