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.

Stonewall Orlando hosting inaugural comedy showcase

By : Abigail Brashear
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ORLANDO | Stonewall Orlando is bringing the laughs to the party with the debut of its first stand-up comedy showcase Jan. 30.

Hosted by Heather Shaw, the free showcase starts at 9:30 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes beforehand. The inaugural event will feature comedians Shaw Smith, Simon Nash, Christophe Jean, Chris Alexander, Krystal Tholen and Ariana Garcia-Chow.

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Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special gets Twitter buzzing

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Sexuality, gender and the role of comedy headline Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s comedy tour “Nanette,” now presented on Netflix.

Named after a girl Gadsby believed interesting, the hour-long comedy special is a departure from Gadsby’s normal comedy routines, including a “third” part to her story: an ending (Gadsby tells the audience that the difference between a story and a joke is that a story has a beginning, a middle and end, and a joke just has a beginning and middle).

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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!

Ellen DeGeneres recalls how death of girlfriend started her comedy career

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen DeGeneres’ successful comedy career was sparked by a personal tragedy.

In an interview for Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert,” DeGeneres revealed that her girlfriend’s unexpected death pushed her into comedy.

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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