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

The gay comedy-drama "Next Fall" opens at the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday.

The gay comedy-drama “Next Fall” opens at the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday.


The Central Florida Theatre in Process weekend choices and picks!
There are tons of openings, continuing shows, upcoming events and auditions/education!
OPENING THIS WEEK
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SUMMER SHORTS 2014, a collection of 7 short original plays by member playwrights, presented as one evening of entertainment, debuts July 25th in the Santos Dantin Studio Theatre at the John and Rita Lowndes Orlando Shakespeare Center. CAUTION: Some adult language and themes, plays may not be suitable for all ages. THE ROULETTE CLUB by David Muschell, directed by Daniel Cooksley — Four anonymous, suicidal strangers come together for an experiment in dying. Featuring Laura Dewey, Logan Curran, Damani Riley and Deena Flowers.
HOW I MET THE SOPRANOS by Irene L. Pynn, directed by Jim Cundiff — Bad endings to good television shows unleash chaos on a civilized world. News at 11! Featuring Bob Brandenburg, Alex Mrazek, and Maria Ragen. FIRST DATE by Katie Thayer, directed by David Strauss — A boy and a girl explore the truly unique and awful world of speed dating. FeaturingJenny Ornstein and Robert HeathenKing Cunha. TRANSFERRING KYLE by Jonathan Cook, directed by Carol Jacqueline Palumbo — Kyle’s existence has been nothing great, so maybe it’s time for someone else to take his place. Featuring Stephanie Leibowitz, BeeJay Aubertin Clinton and Craig Raymond. DENIAL SEAT by Tom Misuraca, directed by Gary Norris — Kenny’s mother pays more attention to the passengers boarding the plane than her gay son’s own pain after a break up, until a new stranger changes their world. Featuring Scott Mena, Stephen Martin, and Ava Tunstall. EXTRA CHERRIES by Rod McFadden, directed by Candy Heller — A lonely older woman helps a young man celebrate his 21st birthday when he comes in for a drink. Featuring Terri Schmidt, Megan Schaffer, andBeeJay Aubertin Clinton. DREAM LOVER by Michael Weems, directed by Kristen Dewey — Julia loves to play in her dreams, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Featuring Christi Carter Griffith and Laura Dewey. SUMMER SHORTS 2014 will be performed in the Santos Dantin Studio Theatre in the John and Rita Lowndes Orlando Shakespeare Center, July 25th and 26th and August 1st and 2nd at 8pm, with 3pm matinees only on July 27th and August 3rd.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for PRT members, seniors 65+, military and students with ID. Tickets may be purchased cash or credit at the door, or preordered online at http://www.orlandoatplay.com/…/11491/Summer_Shorts_2014. Please print out any online ticket orders. Seating reservations may be made by calling (407) 761-2683.
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“Songs for Tomorrow: A Benefit for the Bay Street Players Scholarship Fund” – Bay Street Players (Eustis) – Box Office 352-357-7777 Join us for an evening of music. “Songs For Tomorrow” is a fundraiser to benefit the Bay Street Players scholarship fund. The proceeds will go towards qualifying BSP volunteers who are interested in pursuing a career in the Theater Arts. Tickets $15 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1464756993782190/ Website: www.BayStreetPlayers.org
Rating: Family Friendly!
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Orlando Repertory Theatre presents its Summer Celebration Series, featuring 3 fantastic productions: “Crazy For You” (NOW PLAYING through Aug. 3), “The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and Her Dog!)” (July 23 – August 1), and “Leslie and Lolly Make Stuff Up!” (July 26 & 27 ONLY). Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 shows (special tickets packages are available – save up to 20%). Visit orlandorep.com for tickets and more information! https://www.facebook.com/events/1416297528657613/
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Love theatre? Love a good deal? Here’s your chance to enjoy both with “The History Boys”. Special price ends this week and the show starts soon!
Pre order your tickets for “The History Boys” at www.MadCowtheatre.com before July 25th and get $15 tickets for the first 10 shows! ‪#‎WorthIt‬ ‪#‎NotJustCuzImInIt‬
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Unseen Images Theatre of Orlando, FL (PILLOW TALK Orlando Fringe 2013, SHARKNAMI THE MUSICAL Orlando Fringe 2014) announces its summer production of “Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts to play 9 performances at The Orlando Museum of Art. The 2010 Tony Award Nominated play, “Next Fall”, is a modern day romance that asks the hard questions about commitment, unconditional love, and faith. Luke believes in God and Adam believes in everything else. “Next Fall” portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers. Exploring hot key issues such as hospital visitation rights, being gay and being a Christian, coming out to your parents, and love and acceptance, this play is relevant now more than ever. The production will star Scott Browning as ADAM, Ryan Dowd-Urch as LUKE, Andrea Gentry as HOLLY, Lori McCaskill as ARLENE, Tim Bass as BUTCH, and Keith Newhouse as BRANDON. The cast will be under the direction of Unseen Images Theatre’s owner and founder, Jamie DeHay, with directing assistance by Orlando Fringe President, David Baldree. Unseen Images Theatre has selected 9 charities / non-profit organizations that cater to the initiatives that the play’s content and themes explore, and will donate a portion of each ticket sold back to these organizations. The show will run July 25 – August 8, 2014 at The Orlando Museum of Art’s SunTrust Auditorium in the Loch Haven Park area, just north of downtown Orlando. The address: 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando FL 32803. This show marks the first theatrical performance at The Orlando Museum of Art, so it’s a great opportunity to check out one of Orlando’s more unknown performance spaces. Performance dates and times, as well the host charity / organization for each night that will receive a portion of the proceeds are as follows: Friday 7/25 at 7:30pm – Come Out With Pride Orlando Saturday 7/26 at 7:30pm – Orlando Youth Alliance Sunday 7/27 at 2:30pm – Joy Metropolitan Community Church Thursday 7/31 at 7:30pm – Orlando Fringe Festival Friday 8/1 at 7:30pm – The Zebra Coalition Saturday 8/2 at 7:30pm – Central Florida Softball League / ASANA 2015 Orlando Softball Word Series Sunday 8/3 at 2:30pm – Planned Parenthood of Greater OrlandoMonday 8/4 at 7:30pm – Equality Florida Friday 8/8 at 7:30pm – The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida
Tickets are now on sale at www.UnseenImagesTheatre.org … Advance Sales: $15 Student/Senior, $18 Adult. At the door sales: $18 Student/Senior, $20 Adult.
For more information regarding this event, contact: Jamie DeHay (407) 860-1066 jamie.UIT@gmail.com
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PRODUCTIONS CONTINUING (some final weekends!):
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CLOSING THIS WEEKEND: Orlando Shakes’ 2014-2015 Children’s Series kicks off with a hilarious retelling of ‘Rapunzel’. This unconventional, very hairy fairy tale plays June 19 – July 27 in the Goldman Theater and is suitable for audiences of all ages. Tickets ($9 – $15) are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 or visiting us online at orlandoshakes.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/1450382125202953/
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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. www.sak.com
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OPENING SOON
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COMING SOON: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL. The remarkable life of the legendary actress Ginger Rogers comes to life onstage in this Central Florida Premiere! This intimate musical dances its way through Ginger’s life with unforgettable music, show-stopping numbers and a captivating story that chronicles her journey from hometown to Hollywood. Featuring BambiEllen Fadoul, Katrina Johnson, Daniel Longacre, Jamie Lowe, Christoff Marse and Tara Snyder. Direction and Choreographed by Roy Alan, Music Direction by Christopher Leavy.
Runs August 1-23. Rated PG. Tickets available at the box office or online (see link below). $38-$18. (See website for full pricing breakdown.) $20 Industry Tickets are available for all performances when seating is available. 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 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=41646
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COMING SOON: SPOTLIGHT CABARET SERIES featuring TODD ALLEN LONG at Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL. Todd Allen Long debuts his first solo cabaret at The Playhouse with How Did I Get Here? Our patrons will know Todd from his numerous performances on the Mainstage in shows like Forever Plaid, The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, Dames at Sea, and many more. This cabaret is sure to sell out quickly, so get your tickets for this evening of the twists and turns in life! 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.
August 27 and 28. Rated PG. 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=45496
EDUCATION
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FREE MASTERCLASS THIS WEEKEND: Central Florida Vocal Arts’ is presenting a free Masterclass at Wayne Densch PAC this Sunday, July 27th from 3 to 5 PM. The masterclass will address the complexities of developing a clear character, supported by strong vocal technique in 16 bars. Clinicians include Theresa L. Smith, Holly Sahmel, Danielle Smith & Nishaa Carson at piano. Participants and audience members are free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1401110346832613/
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AUDITIONS/JOB OPENINGS
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NONE THIS WEEK
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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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AuditionCalendar.com
For auditions and coachings check out Auditioncalendar.com
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CULTURE WORTHY OF YOUR CALENDAR COLUMN – Josh Garrick

http://www.wanderingeducators.com/best/traveling/florida-culture-week-july-21-josh-garrick.html

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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

>Contact John DiDonna at Freeline Media by emailing him at Freelineorlando@gmail.com..

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