ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
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After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

Dax Shepard insists ‘CHiPS’ film is homophobic in ‘fun and challenging’ way

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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“CHiPS,” the film remake of the ’77-’83 buddy cop comedy series, has plenty of gay jokes but Dax Shepard says the film is homophobic in a “fun and challenging way.”

Shepard stars as Jon Baker opposite Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. Ponch is shown being disgusted by two men hugging in their underwear and refusing to hug Jon in his underwear. Another scene shows Ponch panicking after he accidently brushes his face against Jon’s crotch while carrying him.

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Screened Out – Fences

By : Stephen Miller
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Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson

If we’re to believe his stories, Troy Maxson could’ve been one of the greatest American baseball players ever. Unfortunately, he was born to early, and he had to play the Negro League, while white players stirred people’s praise. Sports segregation laws stole Troy’s glory from him.

By the 1950s, Troy is an old, bitter Pittsburg garbage man. So, he can only watch as younger men capture fame and break down racial bias. Sure, Troy has a dutiful wife, a loyal best friend, and a son who only wants his father’s approval and love.

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‘Daughters of the Dust’ gets 25th anniversary release

By : Brian T. Carney of the Washington Blade, courtesy of National Gay Media Association
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Timing is everything. Just ask Tim Lanza, vice president and archivist of the Cohen Film Collection. Last spring, he and his team were working on the restoration of Julie Dash’s ground-breaking 1991 film “Daughters of the Dust” for its 25th anniversary.

Then Beyoncé suddenly dropped her visual album “Lemonade,” which included many visual references to Dash’s groundbreaking film, and interest in the restoration project soared. The anticipated home video release grew into a limited theatrical release, the first since the film premiered in theaters in 1992.

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Screened Out – Hacksaw Ridge

By : Stephen Miller
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Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington

Continuing my coverage of the Oscar-nominated…

Let us forget for a moment that director Mel Gibson hates “Jews” and other minorities. Let’s talk about his oeuvre as a whole. Wow, Mel sure LOVES his violent films where one moral person stands against prevailing culture. Braveheart, Apocalypto, and especially The Passion of the Christ – all thoroughly bloody and with a martyr as the hero.

Hacksaw Ridge continues that. In fact, this might be the bloodiest, goriest WWII ever made (putting the first minute of Saving Private Ryan to shame). And yet right in the center is an unflappable hero standing up against the world for what he believes in.

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Screened Out – Moonlight

By : Stephen Miller
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Alex R. Hibbert, Naomi Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monaé, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Trevante Rhodes

The small and gritty Moonlight is a film that every LGBT and ally should see. Because it’s an eye-opener. This movie utilizes three periods in a life to tell the story of a poor, young, black man trying to negotiate his sexuality in the drug-infested streets of Miami. Because of this, Moonlight is that gorgeous type of film that shows us the universal struggles by being very specific to its characters, their lives, and their personal battles.

Everything is suffused with a painful sense of realism.

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Screened Out – Manchester by the Sea

By : Stephen Miller
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Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, C.J. Wilson

It’s an extraordinarily rare gift when a film is so beautifully, so honestly acted. Tragic things may happen – and a heaping lot of tragedy strikes Manchester by the Sea. Yet the film fills us with joy.

We watch damaged humans do silly and honest things. And then we say to ourselves, “Ah, yes, that’s exactly what would happen.”

There’s no doubt that Manchester deserves its Oscar nominations for picture, director, writer, actor, supporting actor, and supporting actress.

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ lead diverse 2017 Oscar nominations

By : Felicia Roopchand
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La La Land dominated the 2017 Academy Award nominees with a total of 14 nominations, tying Titanic and All About Eve for most nominations in Oscar history.

Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone helped tally up the nominations for the film, each respectively up for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and “Best Actress in a Leading Role.”

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