World Premiere – Harry’s Angel by Arthur Keyser

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Challenge accepted! The MCP Still Got It Players South is a senior acting troupe designed with the mature actor in mind. Director Debbie Lannen established a troupe like this one in MI and was Artistic Director for 5 years. When she relocated to Orlando, FL in 2014 she realized that this niche of the theatre community wasn’t being fulfilled, so the MCP Still Got It Players South was born. After producing two successful short play festivals, the troupe is ready to jump into a full length comedy and found Harry’s Angel by Arthur Keyser to be just the right fit.

This will be the world premiere of this laugh filled comedy written by an 89 year old retired attorney from Sarasota, FL. Arthur Keyser, a published and produced playwright was looking for just the right troupe to take on his new play and this East Orlando company seemed the perfect fit. He plans to be at the Sunday matinee to personally see how audiences react to his story that features Italian siblings, an aging Jewish deli owner, a bookie and a retired exotic dancer. Mr Keyser comments, “What could these people possibly have in common? Why, love, of course!”

Performance Dates:

Thurs. Dec. 14 – 1pm

Fri & Sat. Dec. 15 & 16 – 7pm

Sun. Dec. 17 – 2pm

Tickets $15 at door and available online www.magiccurtainproductions.com.

Magic Curtain Productions Theatre

2860 South Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32828 Phone 407- 282-8368

World Premiere – Harry’s Angel by Arthur Keyser

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Challenge accepted! The MCP Still Got It Players South is a senior acting troupe designed with the mature actor in mind. Director Debbie Lannen established a troupe like this one in MI and was Artistic Director for 5 years. When she relocated to Orlando, FL in 2014 she realized that this niche of the theatre community wasn’t being fulfilled, so the MCP Still Got It Players South was born. After producing two successful short play festivals, the troupe is ready to jump into a full length comedy and found Harry’s Angel by Arthur Keyser to be just the right fit.

This will be the world premiere of this laugh filled comedy written by an 89 year old retired attorney from Sarasota, FL. Arthur Keyser, a published and produced playwright was looking for just the right troupe to take on his new play and this East Orlando company seemed the perfect fit. He plans to be at the Sunday matinee to personally see how audiences react to his story that features Italian siblings, an aging Jewish deli owner, a bookie and a retired exotic dancer. Mr Keyser comments, “What could these people possibly have in common? Why, love, of course!”

Performance Dates:

Thurs. Dec. 14 – 1pm

Fri & Sat. Dec. 15 & 16 – 7pm

Sun. Dec. 17 – 2pm

Tickets $15 at door and available online www.magiccurtainproductions.com.

Magic Curtain Productions Theatre

2860 South Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32828 Phone 407- 282-8368

The Vagrant

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The Vagrant

By Brett Hursey

Sept 29-Oct 14, 2017 * Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 * Sundays at 6pm

Tickets $15.00 when purchased in advance online. $20.00 cash at the door with a $5.00 discount for students, seniors, military, investment bankers, hot dog vendors, social workers and anyone who has been homeless at one point or another in their lives. Free to anyone who is currently homeless.

Lenny Madison is well adjusted to life on the streets of NYC. He swindles hot dogs from Rodney and takes care of Maggie the bag lady. Mr. Edgeworth provides a lifeline to a reality he’d rather ignore. When he begins cavorting with John and Rachael it suddenly becomes too difficult to hide in plain sight.

Here is a link to the Denver Post review from the 2011 production:

http://www.denverpost.com/2011/06/01/theater-review-the-vagrant-clarifies-human-face-of-the-homeless/

 

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Cast of Brett Hursey’s The Vagrant. Standing L-R: John Sullivan, Sean Delaney, Michelle Jacqueline Papaycik, Larry Stallings, Seated L-R: David Martin, Winnie Wenglewick

Peterson Toscano’s Everything is Connected An Evening of Stories. Most weird, Many True.

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An Early Easter Gift From SunCoast Cathedral MCC to You!

Experience the artful, playful, outrageously funny, and deeply moving storytelling craft of Peterson Toscano. Connecting issues and ideas to bizarre personal experiences, literature, science, and even the odd Bible story, Peterson takes his audience on an off-beat mental mind trip.  A shapeshifter, he transforms right before your eyes into a whole cast of comic characters who explore the serious worlds of gender, sexuality, privilege, religion, and environmental justice. His unique personal journey led him into performance art.

After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to de-gay himself through gay conversion therapy, he came to his senses and came out a quirky queer Quaker concerned with human rights and comedy. He asks himself and his audiences unusual and stimulating questions: Who are the gender outlaws in the Bible? What is a queer response to climate change? and How can comedy help us better understand our most tragic losses? Peterson is on a mission to connect with his audiences in deeply personal ways stirring up hope and purpose in a rapidly changing world. Come to laugh, think deeply, and feel more human.

Bridget Everett: Pound It!

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Bridget Everett has been called “the most exciting performer in New York City” on the cover of The Village Voice and “raw and riotous” by The New York Times. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex and the City, the HBO series Girls and the Judd Apatow-produced film Trainwreck. Everett headlined comedy tours in the U.S. and has taken comedy festivals by storm all over the world. Her television series, Lady Dynamite, appears on Netflix.

NOTE: MATURE CONTENT

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 20, and are available online beginning at 10 a.m., and by phone and in person at the Straz Center Ticket Sales office beginning at 12 p.m.

Second City: Hits Home

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Dr. Phillips Center presents Second City Hits Home

Show date: Friday-Saturday, October 14-15, 2016
Show times: 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $35.00. Prices include taxes.
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
The Dr. Phillips Center is sponsored this evening by Kathie and Bill Hohns.

On October 14-15, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with “The Second City Hits Home,” a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs and improvisation about Orlando, as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This is a must-see night of comedy featuring some of Chicago’s brightest comedy stars in a special two night engagement. Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from Orlando’s history, events and hot button issues to headlines from the Orlando Sentinel and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. The Second City celebrates 55 years of cutting edge satirical revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe.

Comedian Mike Delamont brings judgment, and laughs, with his successful stage series ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’

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Mike Delamont is a critically acclaimed and award winning comedian from the Great White North, and he has sold out show after show at Orlando Fringe and at Fringe festivals across the world. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s because Delamont’s fame doesn’t come from his own name, it comes from his character, which throughout the festival circuit, and a few religious organizations, is larger than life. Delamont is God, but not just any God, he is God the Scottish Drag Queen.

Delamont’s show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, of which he performed Part IV at this year’s Orlando Fringe, has made him the talk of any festival at which he performs. Now, on the heels of filming a television special, Delamont is bringing Parts I and II of his successful God is a Scottish Drag Queen series to the Plaza LIVE. Delamont spoke with Watermark ahead of the show to let us know what we can expect from God and when we might get a peek at the Devil.

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Del Rio’s comedy film ‘Hurricane Bianca’ gets release date

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Bianca Del Rio, the fabulous forked-tongue queen best known for winning season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, finally has a release date for her comedy film Hurricane Bianca.

Del Rio stars as a teacher in a small town in Texas who is fired for being gay. Del Rio is run out of town only to come back as “Bianca” ready to extract revenge on those who ran her off.

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Screened Out – Ghostbusters

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Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey

From the get-go, this reboot of the original Ghostbusters faced questions of legitimacy. The ‘80s classic – though not perfect – is so well loved. The other, uglier spirit haunting this relaunch was the sexist question as to whether female comics could carry the franchise as well as the males did in the first. (We’ll pretend the late-’80s sequel doesn’t exist…)

Well, fear not the unknown, people. The women are wonderful. (Apparently you don’t need a penis to be funny…). Also, the last 45 minutes of this film are excellent. The scenes leading up to the big finale, though, are wispy and dismissible.

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Screened Out – Eddie the Eagle

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Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman

There aren’t any surprises in the Olympic biopic Eddie the Eagle. In fact, “Eddie” Edwards’ story – as it’s slightly modified from fact here – plays a lot like Cool Runnings, in more ways than one. It’s the ’88 Winter Olympics, and champions who never really had a chance somehow capture the audience’s admiration of the underdog. The world falls in love.

Within its rote plot, Eddie does a nice job of aping ‘80s “glory” pics, with a synthesized soundtrack, loopy camera shots, typical plots, and broad characters that would’ve felt perfectly comfortable in 1988. If audiences know that this sort of long-shot athletic story is what’s being sold, they’re going to love what they buy.

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Screened Out – Deadpool

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Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams

We knew we were in for something twisted. In early promos last year, Deadpool said, “Crime’s the disease; meet the cure! Okay, maybe not the cure, but more like a topical ointment to reduce the swelling and itch.”

The film Deadpool delivers! (I’ll even use the rare exclamation point.) It’s likely to fill current addicts to the brim with sick, bubbly joy, as it adds a few more adherents. This gory, action-packed flick punches home the perversion – clearly a niche missing from the current pantheon of noble comic book films.

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OMG! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt films in Orlando

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Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe Netflix mega-hit Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has renewed for a second season, and there seems to be a surprise in the new season. Possible spoiler: a casting call was out for looking for extras for filming to take place at Universal Orlando Resort.

The casting call was looking for extras to appear in the theme park and specifically asked for coaster enthusiasts. The filming started and wrapped mid-January.

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