Join Alice on a nonsensical adventure. The Central Florida Ballet will perform scenes from their presentation of Alice in Wonderland. This performance was created through a joint collaboration between former Cirque du Soleil artists and choreographers of the Central Florida Ballet. To learn more about the Central Florida Ballet, visit centralfloridaballet.com.
The Nuthouse – Not Your Normal Nutcracker December 1-3, 7:30 p.m. at the ME Theatre.
Synopsis Several years ago on Christmas Eve, Doctor Ebenezer, a caring and passionate inventor that dreams of revolutionizing the mental health industry at Nuremberg Asylum, was making a great discovery in supplemental medicines. The Doctor recognized that his patients served as prisoners in there own illnesses and so, in the hopes of cracking nuts, he began to perform lab experiments in order to create the perfect chemistry of drugs that would cure his patients.
The Doctor continues to seek to provide a medical diagnosis of individuals by an assessment of their symptoms and signs associated with particular types of mental disorders. The Asylum is filled with various patients that suffer from anxiety, bipolar, insomnia, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity, and drug dependence disorders just to name a few. It is no easy task for the staff at Nuremberg Asylum to handle these challenges. However, it is Christmas Eve and the patients have been anticipating the annual Christmas festivities and the arrival of a new patient.
Upon the arrival of Claire, the newest patient, Doctor Ebenezer assures her that she is safe for the general population and he releases her into the recreational room in the asylum. After the annual Christmas traditions have taken place it is back to the usual treatments of recovery. Claire, lost, scared and hopeless, finds herself in the Doctor’s lab. She decides to take action to set herself free. While slipping off into a sleep state she thinks…Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see. She, locked in the asylum, is different but still the same. The patients, nurses and Doctor continue to perform bizarre activities as once I remember. But still ,nothing really matters, anyone can see, nothing really matters, nothing really matters to me.
The Nuthouse will perform at ME Theatre (1300 La Quinta Drive, Orlando, FL, 32809). Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Each show lasts an hour and 10 minutes, including an interactive 15-minute intermission. Beer, wine, water, soda and light snacks are available for purchase. Tickets are $20 per person. Select discounts at the door.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DanceTheatreOfOrlando.com or call 407-816-7080.
Dec 1-3 @ 7:30pm
at ME Theatre
1300 La Quinta Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
Enjoy a live performance of scenes from the classic ballet The Nutcracker. To learn more about the Central Florida Ballet, please visit centralfloridaballet.com.
Award-winning out solo show performer, director and producer Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) returns to the Orlando Fringe in “Show Up” – using his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® Notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life audience experiences into a single vibrant life-story that’s daring and unique each time. Chance elements are increased as audience members are engaged to cue sound, design the set, and direct. Show Up provides a wild, unpredictable ride for the audience as Marino navigates this high wire, simultaneously commenting on social anxiety, depression and performance challenges. Ultimately, Show Up demonstrates that the value of truth in autobiographical performance is totally subjective. And there’s a party!
As part of the Sanford Art Walk, Art is a Drag 2 returned featuring lots of well known Central Florida drag performers invading historic downtown Sanford for the art stroll and ending with a night of drag at the Wayne Densch Theatre.
Throughout the walk and the performance, guests of Art is a Drag 2 were introduced to the 13 Heels Project, which included a special high heel honoring the 49 victims of the Pulse massacre. The funds raised from this specific heel went to The 49 Fund scholarship program.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Sept. 27 that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.
The four-day Massimadi film, art and performance event was supposed to start Sept. 27 in the capital, Port-au-Prince, but organizers said it had to be postponed after a prominent Haitian cultural institution known as FOKAL and other co-hosts were threatened with arson and other attacks.
#SwankSaturdays Invites you to our ABC ‘Anything But Clothes’ Party also Kylie Blak’s Birthday!
NO COVER before 10pm 21+ (18+ Welcomed)
WIN $150 in cash and prizes for the most original ABC costume
Hosted by Roxxxy Andrews, Jade Embers, and Jeffrey Kelly with special performance by Birthday Girl Kylie Blak
Fun Home – A Benefit Concert for Orlando
Show date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Show times: 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $30.00
Walt Disney Theater
FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, will play a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, July 24, 2016. This performance will be a concert version of the musical to raise money for Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando.
All nine of the show’s current Broadway onstage company members, including Tony® Award-winner Michael Cerveris, four-time Tony® Award nominee Judy Kuhn, 2015 Tony® Award nominees Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Cole Grey, Zell Steele Morrow, and Joel Perez, along with the show’s Tony® Award-winning creators Lisa Kron (Book & Lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (Music) and Sam Gold (Director) will be in attendance.
100% of the net proceeds of this benefit performance will support the future work of Equality Florida, and the victims of the Pulse shooting. Half of the money raised will be distributed directly to victims and their families, and half will support Equality Florida’s work to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
ODDITIES is an immersive surreal monthly event combining alternative music and non-traditional nightclub entertainment. Beginning July 15th, every THIRD Friday of each month, ODDITIES will feature mind melting music, human exhibits, and a new performance every 30 minutes on the main stage drawing influences from theater, heavy metal, drag, performance art, and everything odd.
Featured Acts on Opening Night include:
20 Penny Circus
As seen at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and on Ripley’s Believe It or Not
In the grand tradition of vaudeville’s sketchy back alleys, the 20 Penny Circus specializes in entertainment for those with questionable taste. A variety show for grown ups, it’s full of strange feats, insane illusions, cunning stunts, and your favorite socially-inappropriate clowns. Acts are designed to test the limits of the human body, all backed with a soundtrack that is sure to rock faces.
The Haüs of Black with
Victoria Elizabeth Black
Dollya Black (Mason Hartenstein)
Destin’s F*CKED UP GAME SHOW
Mind Melting Music from Ben Briggs
Along with featured stage performances, Oddities will transform Southern Nights TAMPA every month into an immersive outlandish enviroment; Transforming a friday night out into a supernatural landscape.
$5 before 11pm, $10 after
Normal attire is frowned upon.
Drinks Specials and more TBA
Get transported back in time when The Happy Together Tour returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall! Fall in love with the soundtrack of your youth and experience each performance with multi-media highlights that echo back to the time period of these iconic hits. The Happy Together Tour stars The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie (Happy Together, Elenore), Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night (Joy to the World, Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog, One), Mark Lindsay formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders (Kicks, Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)), The Cowsills (The Park and Other Things, Hair),Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (Young Girl, Woman, Woman) and The Spencer Davis Group (Gimme Some Lovin’, I’m A Man).
Break out your Tarzan costume.
Instead of a “Black and White Gala,” The GLBT Center of Central Florida will host a “Welcome to the Jungle” party this year on June 17 at the Orlando History Museum.
The event, which will be headlined by former Pussycat doll J Sutta, includes a silent auction, gambling, dancing, food, drink, stilt-walkers and free professional body-painters.
The Center, whose mission is “to promote and empower the GLBT community and its allies through information, education, advocacy and support,” is attempting something of a rebranding, according to board member Rob Domenico.
What defines the Orlando Fringe festival?
Each Fringe enthusiast might have a different definition, but to me Fringe encompasses the touching, the uncensored and the avant garde. These things can be found not only across the many performance spaces of Fringe, but also in at Visual Fringe, an art gallery that graces the Orlando Shakespeare Theater lobby. Here are 10 of its Fringe-iest pieces.