Central Florida actor Joshua Roth takes on the titular character in the Footlight Theatre’s production of ‘Jeffrey’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Most people, when trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives, have that go-to person they talk it out with: a parent, a best friend, maybe a guidance counselor. For Central Florida actor Joshua Roth that person was a bit more removed than that.

“I went to New York with some friends and had a really amazing conversation with this random woman on the subway for like an hour,” Roth recalls. “This woman just came into my life at the right time and she asked me what I love, and I told her that I love singing and dancing and she asked me ‘then why aren’t you doing it?’”

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The Parliament House Footlight Theatre 2017-2018 Season Program

By : Jake Stevens
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All of the amazing theater shows happening at the Footlight Theatre!

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Keri Hilson closed out a huge Gay Days weekend at the Parliament House

By : Danny Garcia
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Despite the Central Florida skies pouring rain down upon us all weekend long, and it being the last day of Orlando’s big gay party, the Parliament House was able to pack the courtyard for a huge concert by R&B performer Keri Hilson who performed many of her major hits.

Before Hilson took the stage, the ladies and gentlemen of the Footlight Theatre gave a stellar performance, including a cannon ball by Jazabelle Barbie Royal off of the stage and into the pool.

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Lady Bunny brings her one-woman show, ‘Trans-Jester,’ to the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre

By : Jeremy Williams
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Lady Bunny is one of only a few pre-Drag Race queens whose talent has become so large that her name transcends the LGBTQ community. She is not only a world famous drag queen, but also a DJ, actress, singer/songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire.

Bunny’s latest comedy show, Trans-Jester, which she launched last year at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, is coming to the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre May 19 and 20. Bunny chatted with Watermark ahead of her Sunshine State visit about what we can expect to see from her show, what she thinks about the current state of drag and why she can’t stand the damn “word police.”

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Queen of the Night: Parliament House’s Darcel Stevens and the importance of being current

By : Billy Manes
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When you scroll through your Facebook feed, you might find live feeds or videos of Darcel Stevens removing his makeup at the Parliament House post-drag. You really should, too, because it’s great and honest. But Stevens took on a new role, one without sequins and wigs as Orlando fell to violence over the summer. We caught up with Stevens in the dressing room of Parliament’s Footlight Theatre. The foundation was going on.

“I think that, for the most part, it’s my faith,” Stevens says about his community presence. “Most people don’t realize that I have a strong Christian background, and that’s the foundation of everything that I do.”

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David Lee steps up as Manager in Charge of Show Procurement at the Footlight Theater

By : Chris Muscardin
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Orlando – Hold on to your pumps, because Hedwig and her angry inch may be returning to the Parliament House.

As mentioned in the last issue, local theatre acting and directing icon David Lee (arguably most famous for his 2002 ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ production) has recently accepted the position of Manager in charge of Show Procurement for the Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre. Effective as of the Fringe Festival, Lee will be taking over for Drew Sizemore, who previously held the position.

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