The Agony and the Ivories

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Comedian, pianist, SAK Theatre alum and award winning actor Bill Larkin stands behind his keyboard for an evening of original comedy songs focusing on everything from aging to homosexuality to social media. At the Brown Venue of the Orlando Fringe Festival. Seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”. Intended for mature audiences.

Southern Nights Orlando to host holiday benefit for The Trevor Project

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ORLANDO | Southern Nights Orlando hosts the 11th annual Broadway Christmas cabaret, presented by Kai’ja Adonis and Jose Marrero and benefiting The Trevor Project, Dec. 20.

Adonis and Marrero began Broadway Christmas in the mid-2000s after they lost a friend to suicide.

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Scissor Sisters frontman out with catchy new solo record

By : Thom Murphy OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Like the emcee in “Cabaret,” Jake Shears invites us into his new eponymous solo debut album, a smart, eccentric and at times outlandish record that feel like its own self-contained cabaret performance.

Shears is best known as a founding member of the pop group Scissor Sisters. The group went on hiatus in 2012 following the album “Magic Hour,” a Billboard No. 1 album on the Top Dance/Electronic chart which featured the single “Let’s Have A Kiki.” Shears has since appeared alongside Kylie Minogue in the 2015 single “The Other Boys,” published a memoirand made his Broadway debut in “Kinky Boots” — coincidentally in the same role played by Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie last summer. But in his first solo album (out last week), the 39-year-old singer seems interested in branching out from his previous work, experimenting with country and blues.

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Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Death Part 7: The Last Word

By : Maia Monet
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The barely-anticipated final installment in Jack Trinco’s “Death Series”, this darkly comic and irreverent cabaret act takes you on a journey to the underworld through outrageous comic storytelling and killer songs from contemporary songwriters including Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, William Finn, Barry Manilow, Michelle Shocked and more. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in NYC, Death Part 7: The Last Word plays the Orlando Fringe one week only!

Central Florida’s Overheard: Willkommen im Garten

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The Garden Theatre, a Central Florida landmark, got its start in 1935 bringing those new fangled talkie films to Central Florida. After it closed in 1963, and spent some time as a farm supply store, the theater was restored and reopened in Feb. 2008 to bring live theater to the area.

Three years before the Garden Theatre was originally built, Broadway legend Joel Grey was born. Now after more than 80 years the theater and the legend came together to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Garden Theatre’s restoration.

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Legendary performer Joel Grey headlines the Garden Theatre’s 10-year anniversary celebration

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Few entertainers are as synonymous with a character they have portrayed as legendary actor Joel Grey is with the Emcee from Cabaret. Grey does not so much act the part as embody the character and become the master of ceremonies at the fictional Kit Kat Club in 1930s Berlin.

Grey performed in the original Broadway run of Cabaret as well as the 1972 film version, winning a Tony Award and an Academy Award for the same role. He is one of only nine performers to do so.

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Savoy Orlando’s Starlite Room gets into the theater game

By : Jeremy Williams
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Savoy has been the LGBTQ bar with a small town feel for more than a decade. In fact, it celebrates 13 years as Orlando’s small town gay bar this month.

In the last few years Savoy has undergone renovations and upgrades to its interior, and while the main bar has maintained its success with cool drinks and hot dancers, the other half has struggled to find its identity. Enter Orlando’s theater god Michael Wanzie.

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#KanderAndEbb

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#KanderAndEbb is where Broadway showtunes, celebrity gossip, & kinky sex meet!  After winning critical/audience acclaim in Toronto, at Montreal’s Mainline Theatre, at New York City’s cabaret hotspot Don’t Tell Mama and winning the 2016 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Cabaret/Solo concert, the hilarious, touching hit from Canadian cabaret star Ryan G. Hinds comes to Orlando Fringe (Purple Venue).

What happens when a lifelong fan finds himself semi-close to legendary songwriters John Kander & Fred Ebb’s world? Discover their unique writing process, how a queer kid from Toronto found himself in a rehearsal studio with Liza Minnelli, the secret sexiness behind one of their most wholesome shows, and why you should always meet your heroes as Hinds performs iconic and lesser-known songs from CABARET, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, FUNNY LADY, CHICAGO, THE VISIT,  FLORA THE RED MENACE,  STEEL PIER & more…as you’ve never heard them before! Featuring Giustin MacLean on piano.

“Blends personal anecdotes with a powerful performance and indelible tunes; after Hinds pays his visit, you may never be the same again!”

-Brandon Voss, NEXT MAGAZINE

 

“A great cabaret evening: blissful & moving! Hinds sings superbly”
-Joe Rogan Jr, Theatre Pizzazz