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.

Lakeland’s ButchQueen and the Bad Habits stress punk rock equality

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Lakeland, Fla., may not be known for its punk rock drag queens, but the performance arts band ButchQueen and the Bad Habits aims to change that with “Bare Grits,” the group’s debut EP released May 5.

“In a conservative town, friction caused a blister which pressure-popped and neglect allowed to fester,” their official release reads. “ButchQueen and the Bad Habits take no prisoners and make no apologies. Fusing energetic live music with bizarre theatrical experiments, this group isn’t afraid of kicking up a little dust.”

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05.03.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

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Whoever said money can’t buy happiness was never a chubby Ohio kid on vacation at Disney World.

At a ripe and round 13, my parents used the money they’d received after my dear grandmother’s passing to take me to the most magical place on earth. It was my first foray into Florida, and while I’d have gladly moved into the castle that day—it was transformed into a birthday cake for its 25th anniversary and I was chubby for a reason—I had no intention of moving here until a decade later.

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John and Jen, the Musical – 7 show times @ the Orlando Fringe Festival

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From composer Andrew Lippa, best known for music and lyrics of Broadway musicals such as “The Addams Family,” “Big Fish” and “The Wild Party,” comes a clever and playful musical about a brother and sister, at different ages and stages in their lives. They play, tease each other, and at times argue; while also engaging concepts of togetherness, social freedom, and the true meaning of family.


With performances at the Orlando International Fringe Festival (LEARN ABOUT THE FRINGE:, in the PURPLE Venue on…

Wednesday, May 17th 8:00 PM
Friday, May 19th 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 21st 2:15 PM
Monday, May 22nd 5:45 PM
Thursday, May 25th 8:45 PM
Saturday, May 27th 10:15 PM
Sunday, May 28th 11:15 AM

The show runs 50 minutes
Tickets cost $10 (plus Fringe button)

Cat Scratch Players presents
John (Jon Jimenez) & Jen (Mikaela A. Duffy)
And live accompaniment by:
Anthony Riley- Keyboard
Ali Valerio – Cello
And Aaron W. Penfield – Percussion

Graphic design by Chris Robinson
Photography by Kara Buck, Alexis Buck, and Buck Buck Photography
Stage Manager Adrian Griffey
Light Design Alex Victoria

John & Jen is a musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwald

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.