Central Florida Theater In Process In-Cite: Weekend Picks!

The comedy "Sordid Lives" opens Friday at Theatre Downtown.

The comedy “Sordid Lives” opens Friday at Theatre Downtown.

ORLANDO — Central Florida Theatre in Process offers its weekend choices and picks through May 14, with tons of events opening, including free events from Phantasmagoria, Valencia College, and the Orlando Rep! Even a Theatre Yard Sale!

OPENING THIS WEEK
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SORDID LIVES by Del Shores. This outrageous comedy is back at Theatre Downtown by popular demand! A black comedy about white trash, do not miss the fun! May 9 – June 7 $22/$18 Seniors and Students Mature audiences. Call 407 841-0083 for reservations. www.theatredowntown.net
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SHOW ME SOME GLEE, presented by CFCArts’ Children & Youth Arts program. “Songs from the beloved hit TV show appear live on stage as the talented triple threat performers in our Youth Program (grades 7-12) hit the stage in this fun, high-energy musical production. Led by a professional music director and choreographer, our actors will sing and dance to the top of the charts…and your hearts.” https://www.facebook.com/events/288702707960374/
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OPENING: SPOTLIGHT CABARET SERIES featuring KEVIN KELLY at Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL.
Kevin Kelly returns to The Playhouse with his latest cabaret featuring songs made famous by Mr. Frank Sinatra. Kevin is a Spotlight Cabaret veteran with three previous sold-out shows at the Playhouse. He has also performed on the Mainstage in Forever Plaid, Ruthless!, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical), My Way (A Tribute to Frank Sinatra) and many others.
This unique form of entertainment showcases a different professional singer each month up front in the beautiful lobby bar. A truly “New York-style” cabaret, each performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm for General Seating.
May 14, 21 and 28. Suitable for all ages.
Tickets are $18 + one drink minimum. Standing room tickets are available for $10 (with no drink minimum) once seating has sold out.
NOTE: Reservations are STRONGLY recommended as our Spotlight Cabaret series routinely sells out. Please call 407-645-0145 or visit our website to check for current availability.
Tickets and show times: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=42597
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Valencia Acting Gym – FREE LABAN WORKSHOP: SATURDAY, MAY 10TH 1PM – 4PM, LOBBY/ATRIUM OF BUILDING THREE on the Valencia East Campus: Laban Movement Training/Introduction with the amazing Kelly Kilgore! This is a FREE workshop that I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend from Valencia Acting Gym!
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PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING (some final weekends!):
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Freckleface Strawberry The Musical | The REP NOW PLAYING through May 25 at The REP! https://www.facebook.com/events/218532778343737/
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CONTINUING: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY GREATEST HITS at Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL.
Laugh out loud as Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. Featuring David Almeida, Heather Kopp, Ben Ptashinsky and Alyssa Yost. Direction by Roy Alan, Music Direction by Christopher Leavy.
Runs April 25- May 17. Suitable for all ages.
Tickets available at the box office or online (see link below). $38-$18.
NOTE: Reservations are STRONGLY recommended as some performances have already sold out. Please call 407-645-0145 or visit our website to check for current availability. Standby, industry and “$10 at 10″ student rush tickets are often available even when a performance is sold out; check with the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for information.
Tickets and show times: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=33814
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“Boeing Boeing” , the Bay Street Players’ Main Stage production continues at the Historic State Theatre in Eustis on Thursday,May 8th at 8:00 PM and runs through May 11, 2014.
Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Additional performance scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM.
This hilarious, comedic farce is set in a time when beautiful female flight attendants were referred to as stewardesses and men were silly, childish idiots that only thought of them as sex objects! Thank goodness things have changed and men no longer refer to them as stewardesses! The talented ensemble will have you laughing out loud throughout the performance!
Rated PG only because these women are too sexy and beautiful to give it a ‘G’ rating.
The State Theatre is located at 109 N. Bay Street in Eustis.Tickets can be purchased online at baystreetplayers.org or by calling the box office at 352-357-7777.
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“Almost, Maine” , the Bay Street Players’ Second Stage production continues at the Historic State Theatre in Eustis on Sunday, May 11, 2014.
FINAL Performance is Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM.
A Play by John Cariani. Composed of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical place called Almost, Maine. The New York Times called it a “comedy composing almost a dozen two-character vignettes exploring the sudden thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows.” Rated PG-13.
The State Theatre is located at 109 N. Bay Street in Eustis.Tickets can be purchased online at baystreetplayers.org or by calling the box office at 352-357-7777.
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ONGOING: “DRIP” DRIP, industrial bar and show. Dress down, drink up and rock out while dancers tell a love story while dancing in paint, flying water and sand, backed by a LIVE rock band. You will get messy!
Thursdays (followed by a local art night), Fridays, Saturdays
Doors opens at 8pm, show starts a little after 9pm.
Tickets: www.ILoveDRIP.com
$35 DRIP 8747 International Dr. Ste 102 Orlando, Fl 32819
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ONGOING: “SAK Comedy Lab” is a 200 seat improv comedy theater in downtown Orlando. Conveniently located at the City Arts Factory’s second floor, 29 S. Orange Ave. SAK performs LIVE improv comedy shows that are fun and suitable for ALL AGES, Tuesday through Saturday.
NEW SHOW- Friday’s at 11:30pm. The Brawl for all is back! Check out our website for more information. www.sak.com
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OPENING SOON – (and some FRINGE)
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As part of the Orlando Fringe Festival, FIGHT THEATRE is performing it’s newest theatre extravaganza, “The Ride-Along: An Immersive Theatre Adventure for Two”. This show places audiences of two in the back seat of a car driven by a pair of bounty hunters. Adventure ensues as the audience gets up close and personal with a night in the life of these enthusiastic hitmen. Sword fights, cross-dressers, Wendy’s, rock music, and a general sense of holycrapisthisreallytheatrecauseitsfreakingawesome.
Teaser Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NRSAXic-JU&feature=youtu.be
Performance Dates and Times are as follows:
Wednesday, May 14th: 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm
Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th: 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Friday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 25th 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm
There are only 2 seats available for each performance time and only 82 seats available for the entire run of the show. We will have a car leaving from the front of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater every half hour! Come out and support your friends and local theatre makers:
José Pérez IV, Virgil Rodriguez, Tiffany Green, Manuel “Manny” Graves, Taylor Frost, Tim Smolinski, Clare Ghezzi, Mira Strauss, Deanna Braine, and Hastings Henderson as Sgt. Dawson.
Written, Directed, and Choreographed by José Pérez IV Production Manager: Deanna Braine http://orlandofringe.ticketleap.com/ride-along-an-immersive-theatre-adventure-for-two/
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COMING SOON: SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL at Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL.
Journey back to 1960’s London and the liberating days that made England swing! This smashing musical features an irresistible collection of music by Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Lulu and more including “Downtown,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” Featuring Heather Alexander, Natalie Cordone, Sarah Lee Dobbs, Jill Vandereof and Kate Zaloumes. Direction by Roy Alan, Music Direction by Christopher Leavy.
Runs June 20-29 and July 10-19. Rated PG.
Tickets available at the box office or online (see link below). $30-$18.
NOTE: Reservations are STRONGLY recommended as some performances have already sold out. Please call 407-645-0145 or visit our website to check for current availability. Standby, industry and “$10 at 10″ student rush tickets are often available even when a performance is sold out; check with the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for information.
Tickets and show times: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=41613
EDUCATION
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“Writing for Sketch Comedy with The Humor Mill Orlando”, In Celebration of their five year anniversary, Kelly Rands, producer and director of Central Florida’s premier sketch comedy troupe, presents a FREE writing workshop focusing on the “Second City” method or organic scene creation. The writing workshop will focus on solo and group writing techniques designed to stimulate the originality needed to create top notch comedic scenes. The class starts at 6pm on Thursday, May 8th, and will be held at the Orlando Public Library downtown in the Albertson Room. You can pre-register for the class with your valid Orange County library card by going to http://calendar.ocls.info/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp… or, you can just show up and seating will be first come, first served.
For more info on The Humor Mill Orlando, check us out online at TheHumorMillOrlando.com
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AUDITIONS/JOB OPENINGS
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The IceHouse Theatre ALL SHOOK UP Auditions! Mon & Tues, May 19 & 20, 7-9 pm. BY APPOINTMENT. Email me: darlin@icehousetheatre.com with your resume & pic for a time slot and the Audition Notice for all the show and rehearsal info. Prepare 50′s pop song or rock song, (Elvis songs encouraged.) Bring sheet music in your key. Justin Ward Weber is our music director, Francine Barnhill is our choreographer. Going to be bodacious fun!
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Each week Central Florida Theatre in Process will provide resources and links to a variety of events playing in the Central Florida area, along with news and views! To get involved, join the conversation on Facebook by joining our group at
www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/

GREAT FACEBOOK RESOURCES and MEDIA PARTNERS
Facebook has a number of great sources for theatre/event news, and a number of local media outlets have great accessible information as well. CFTiP celebrates its partners!
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CULTURE WORTHY OF YOUR CALENDAR COLUMN – Josh Garrick

http://www.wpmobserver.com/news/2014/may/07/josh-garrick-culture-your-calendar/

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“Central Florida Top 5”
Both on Facebook and on its blog, Central Florida Top 5 carries our weekly column and TONS of local information! www.facebook.com/CentralFloridaTop5 www.CentralFloridaTop5.com/
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“Florida Theatre Auditions & Show Info/Theatre Chat”
A great facebook partner and one of our weekly columns in The Examiner
Post your press releases, auditions, show promo pictures/video via Theatre Chat and reach THOUSANDS of local, national and international qualified Theatre Chat/Arts related subscribers. Email breaking arts news to theatrechat@me.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/29932357899/

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“The Auditioneers Toolbox”
Serving a specific need for our Arts Community, this group will focus on the things actors need to find and get work. Audition notices, job postings for technicians, acting workshop/classes/seminars, photographers with headshot specials, and graphic designers for personalized websites. How many times have missed an audition because we missed the listing, or had to go wading through multiple outlets to find what we need. How many acting classes go unnoticed? This group has been redesigned and reimagined for just this purpose www.facebook.com/groups/234736336594945/
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“Analog Artist Digital World”
See the latest in Thomas Thorspecken’s take on the local arts scene!
www.analogartistdigitalworld.com

OUR FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST
Franklin Ratliff is a self-taught mixed media artist whose work, like that of several other Orlando area artists, evolved as a solution to working in digital and photography while still creating original art pieces. 12 x 12s have become his preferred format. He has exhibited in Orlando and Philadelphia, with work appearing in recent shows at the Orlando Fringe festival, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Acme Superstore, and the Peacock Room. He can be contacted at 407/516-6261 or propsterguy@aol.com.

Contact John DiDonna at Freeline Media at Freelineorlando@gmail.com..

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