A comedic salute to the Bard works beautifully in “Shakespeare In Love”

ORLANDO — Finding a way to deliver Shakespeare to mainstream audiences has been a intriguing artistic challenge over the years, particularly for filmmakers, who have come up with some unique ways to convince a television audience to get off the couch and head to the movies — to see Shakespeare!… Continue reading

The Shakes’ “It’s a Wonderful Life” sweeps us back to the 1940s

ORLANDO — The production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” now playing at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater isn’t really about the 1946 Frank Capra movie that starred Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, the savings and loan executive who sacrifices his dreams to help his neighbors, and eventually learns he’s much richer… Continue reading

Phantasmagoria meets Dickens in a new “A Christmas Carol”

ORLANDO — For years, theater director John DiDonna has been a familiar face to Orlando area audiences for his annual productions of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” known as “Dickens By Candlelight” and featuring a three-member cast that played all the roles — by candlelight. DiDonna is back… Continue reading

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