Overheard in Orlando: Fringe lottery, Stonewall bartenders and Universal’s Beetlejuice’s demise

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The Fringe Jackpot!:
The Fringe lottery is complete, and although the wait list is long, a lot of your favorite local Orlando LGBT performers are set to have their own shows. Although most artists don’t announce the actual name of the show until after the new year, Watermark was able to get the inside scoop for some. Yow Dance will return with a dance revue, Logan Donahoo will be performing another one man show that he promises to be semi-educational and of course entertaining. We have Michael Wanzie, who will be revisiting his very first Fringe show, a drama about two soldiers stuck in a foxhole, one gay and one straight. There will be a show about Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Comedian, Disney fan and Movies Out Loud host Jeff Jones is writing a comedy, this time not set in hell, but a sit-com style show about four Disney animatronics living together as roommates called Animatronicans; the show will feature the Polar Bear (from the now closed Maelstrom), Abe Lincoln (the Hall of Presidents), the Dreamfinder (Journey to Imagination) and John (Carousel of Progress).

They Tend Bar for the Money:
With the new addition to Stonewall Bar comes some new bartenders, including Thomas Cail, last seen a tending bar at PH. Thomas had taken a break a while back from the gay-bar scene. Now everyone’s favorite tattooed Canuck is part of the team to the newly renovated Stonewall Bar. Thomas joins Taylor Bulloch at Stonewall, who happens to be a contender for Real Radio’s Orlando’s Hottest Bartender Photo Contest – the voting process has started & the winner will receive a “$500 Tip.” Not to worry ladies, this contest includes an Orlando’s Hottest Female Bartender as well!

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!:
On the theme park note, Universal Orlando announced the final nail on the coffin for Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue that opened at Universal Studios Florida in 1992. It featured the title character of Beetlejuice and several Universal classic monsters with updated modern looks and the gift of musical talent. The theme park show has seen a number of Orlando entertainers performing in a variety of the monster roles, including Joey Fatone (before he had NSync strings attached). Although fans were distraught of show’s demise in favor of the upcoming Fast and Furious: Supercharged attraction (mmmm, Vin Diesel), many can now breathe a sigh of relief in knowing that Universal has delayed the show’s final curtain. The show will end its run (finally) on Jan 5. Now you got time to say Beetle-Bye Felicia!

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