‘Tis a cool brisk breeze in the air . . . perfect to go see a show!
The Central Florida Theatre in Process weekend choices and picks are in for this weekend, including some new events, productions, and auditions.
Productions opening this weekend include:
* PLAY IN A DAY 2012! Beth Marshall Presents has the 2012 Play-In-A-Day Season Kick-Off benefit in association with Penguin Point Productions and Lake Howell High School. This year’s event offers more plays than ever before, ranging in length from one to five minutes, featuring the talents of more than 50 of Orlando’s most veteran theater professionals working alongside emerging top high school talent to offer up 100 percent original plays all written, rehearsed and fully performed off book within a 24-hour time span!
For information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/508771989146587/?fref=ts.
* THE THIRD ANNUAL JOHN GORING MEMORIAL ONE-ACT FESTIVAL is being presented by the Playwrights’ Round Table at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando. Join the roundtable as they present the latest assemblage of original one act plays in the beautifully refurbished Santos Dantin Theatre at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. Shows run Friday and Saturday, and Nov. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m., with this Sunday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 18 offering matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $12 PRT members, students, seniors and members of the military with an ID. Pay by cash or credit card at the door. Online pre-order tickets can be purchased by logging on to redchairproject.com.
For seating reservations or more information, call 407-761-2683. This production is rated for mature audiences.
For info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/permalink/10151159986234335/#!/events/461022180610243/www.theprt.com
* “Best of Broadway: 1985-1989” at the Breakthrough Theatre in Winter Park — see http://www.facebook.com/events/260182184084484/ for details.
* Steppin’ Out with Irving Berlin is playing at the Winter Park Playhouse. A preview performance will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $15. The show opens on Friday, also at 7:30, continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This is a musical revue, suitable for all ages. Industry pricing is available at all performances when seats are available. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 407-645-0145 or log on to winterparkplayhouse.org for details.
* “God of Carnage and Rounding Third” is a “commUNITY Orlando Event” presented by the Greater Orlando Actors Theatre (GOAT), which is hosting the Bay Street Players inside the Mandel at the Orlando Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St. at Loch Haven Park in Orlando. The shows start Friday at 8 p.m. with “Rounding Third,” a comedy of mismatched Little League coaches by Richard Dresser.
The GOAT box office can be reached by calling 407-872-8451, or book online at goatgroup.org.https://www.facebook.com/events/472583816132697/.
Continuing productions — including some final weekends — include:
* Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen has the farce “Sex Please we’re 60”, a family show despite the title. This show runs this weekend and Nov. 16, 17, and 18, starting at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Call 386-228-3777 to reserve your tickets or visit http://shoestringtheatre.net/.
* Wanzie Presents the Florida Premeire of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, an important, moving, sexual, and illuminating historically acurate drama laced with camp and humor. The show runs Saturday nights on Nov. 10 and 17 at 7 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Footlight Theatre at The Parliament House Resort. Tickets are $15 in advance. For reservations call 407-540-0317. Reservations are accepted 24 hours a day, and no credit card is needed.
If making a reservation on the same day as the show you wish to atend, you must phone in prior to 4 p.m. on that day. Tickets at the door, if available, are $18. This show contains adult situations, but is not at all unsuitable for teens. Youngsters between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian, but must leave the premises at the conclusion of the show. Ticket price includes Parliament House club and female impersonation show admssion for the remainder of the evening for those 18 and over.
* This is the final week for “RACE” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Tickets for all other remaining performances are priced at $16-$40, and can be purchased at 407-447-1700, online at http://orlandoshakes.org, and in person at the box office inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. This show is recommended for adult audiences only.
For info: http://orlandoshakes.orghttp://www.facebook.com/orlandoshakes.
* SAK Comedy Lab is a 200-seat improv comedy theater in downtown Orlando. Conveniently located at the City Arts Factory’s second floor at 29 S. Orange Ave., SAK performs live improv comedy shows that are fun and suitable for all ages Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is a new show on Fridays at 11:30 p.m. The Brawl for all is back! Check out the SAK website for more information at www.sak.com.
* “Love!Valour!Compassion!” is playing at the POINTE Performing Arts Center. Terrance McNally’s stunning comedic drama is beautiful, moving, and funny … and you only have two weeks to see it! Due to adult language, situations, and nudity this show is restricted to ages 18 and up.
For info: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/134530173321991/?fref=ts.
* “GETTING TO KNOW WHO?” is a PLAY DE LUNA/Art’s Sake production, an evening of one-act plays produced, directed and performed by Art’s Sake students! Shows are Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 407-436-2359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For info: https://www.facebook.com/events/467767663274239/.
* “Kilroy Was Here” is a Circle Theatre Company production. The World War II musical comedy by Tim Kelly is being presented in the Black Box Theatre at The Orlando REP on Friday and Saturday. From the Andrew Sisters-style harmonies to the hop and swing of the Jitterbug, to the heart-stirring patriotic numbers — the music of “Kilroy Was Here!” will have you tapping your feet, snapping your fingers, and even leaving a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye.. Tickets are $12-$14. Visit www.circletheatrecompany.com to learn more.
Upcoming auditions include:
* “The Duchess of Malfi” is holding auditions at Valencia College for Michael Shugg’s adaptation of John Webster’s visceral tale of revenge, deception and corruption. The auditions are open to all on Monday, Nov. 12 from 7-10 p.m. This will be cold readings.
For info: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/169664636508335/.
* The Murder Mystery Company is hiring in Kissimmee. Be a part of one of the fastest growing interactive dinner theater companies in the nation. The theater is seeking actors, both men and women, who must have experience with improv, dinner theater and/or interactive theater, a very outgoing personality, reliable transportation and a flexible schedule. Actors are paid for each show they perform in, and get reimbursed for gas. Submit a headshot and theatrical resume to email@example.com, with the subject heading “Kissimmee Auditions” to be considered. Check the theater out at www.grimprov.com.
Educational programs include:
* This Saturday and Sunday, Amy & Diane from Brand Teachers will host a two-day Personal Branding Workshop! This workshop will show you how you can develop your own strategy to stand out from the crowd and remain true to your personal brand.
For info: http://www.truthfulacting.com/registration_wsbnd1112.asp.
* ESSENTIAL ACTING TRAINING is being offered at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. This runs Saturday through Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuition is $150.
For the adult actor, Orlando Shakespeare Theater offers a series of classes designed to prepare actors to succeed in the profession, focusing on skills that are basic, yet essential, ongoing techniques in the actors’ toolbox. In this class, feast on the many ways that actors create a character! Instructors will play with age, time, status, and circumstances to build a character from the inside out. Students will be expected to learn a short two-minute monologue. To register and for information, call the Education Department at 407-447-1700, Ext. 208.
For details, log on to www.orlandoshakes.org.
* Stevie Vallance is coming to Orlando on Dec. 8-9 to teach an animation V/O class. If you want to break into the world of cartoons, this is the class you need. Sign up by logging on to http://toonedin.ca/workshops-skypes–demos.html.
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 at our Facebook group at at www.facebook.com/groups/277284114334/.
Contact John DiDonna at FreelineOrlando@gmail.com.