11.17.16 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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Billy Manes

I fell off the float. I missed a step, as I always do at Come Out With Pride’s extravagant parade, and I landed on my ass: shaken, stirred, embarrassed. To be fair, floats are difficult travel devices anyway and, well, I’m a little top heavy on the hair side, so I fell.

The reason I bring this up is to illuminate the exhaustion and joy many of us felt after parading in front of over 150,000 people in Orlando’s largest Pride yet, the humiliation of an election that is showing signs of rolling back all of our hard-won rights (even if certain Trumps with two mouths promise otherwise), the lasting sting of a June massacre at Pulse.

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Winter Park Playhouse celebrates the life of British playwright Noël Coward

By : Jeremy Williams
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Noël Coward

Dust off your smoking jackets and shine up those martini glasses, because the Winter Park Playhouse is bringing out the best and swankiest hits from British playwright Noël Coward, best known for his comedic plays Blithe Spirit and Private Lives, in the musical revue “A Marvelous Party! The Noël Coward Celebration.”

The three-person show will star Roy Alan, Laura Hodos and Larry Alexander and is directed by Steven Flaa, who directed this show for the first time at The American Stage in St. Petersburg.

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Watermark Giveaway: “A Marvelous Party : The Noël Coward Celebration” at The Winter Park Playhouse

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark is giving away a pair of tickets to see “A Marvelous Party : The Noël Coward Celebration” at The Winter Park Playhouse for any performance from Dec. 1-11.

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Noël Coward

You’re invited to a party as sparkling as a newly-popped bottle of champagne, a dazzling evening of ravishing melody and witty repartee! This effervescent musical revue is a lighthearted romp featuring thirty-three tunes and a bevy of sketches, anecdotes, writings and musings of the incomparable Noël Coward. Devised by David Ira Goldstein, Mark Anders and Patricia Wilcox with musical arrangements by Carl Danielsen.

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