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Orlando Philharmonic brings Broadway back to Bob Carr Theater

ORLANDO — For years, touring Broadway productions always made a stop in Orlando at the Bob Carr Theater, until those shows shifted to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. On Saturday, though, Broadway made a return to the Bob Carr Theater, courtesy of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, which revived classic songs from [...]

Freeline Productions to host special performance of Living Room Theater

ORLANDO – The name of this performance art trio is Living Room Theater — and yes, it means just that. The concept is simple: rather than perform on a stage in an auditorium, how about bringing community theater directly to one’s own living room? On Saturday, Oct. 29, Michael Freeman, the editor and publisher of [...]

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 [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Phantasmagoria VII: The Cards They Are Dealt.”

ORLANDO — If it’s October, it’s a safe bet that Central Florida will do its best to get people into the Halloween spirit. It’s hard to imagine the month going by without Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, for example, or the availability in Altamonte Springs of A Petrified Forest, the watch-out-behind-you field of marauding [...]

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 [...]

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