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End: Sometimes it’s okay to tell kids to shoot things

June 29, 2009
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Wanna crush your child’s dream of stardom? There’s no better way to turn a kid off to the entertainment industry than to give them hands-on experience with it. That said, this does look kind of fun. The following is a letter from the Enzian looking for donations for, well, here. Just read it: The...
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Weekend Ahead: June 26-28

June 26, 2009
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Weekend Ahead: June 26-28

And now, a vastly oversimplified Thomas Hobbes contemplates things to do this weekend.   Our Journey In the state of nature, the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. The Orlando School of Cultural Dance’s life, however, has spanned an impressive 20 years. And I’m willing to bet that most of...
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First Shot: Who’s in your other five?

June 25, 2009
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It’s nice to know the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is as worried as anybody else about the decline of newspapers. Because with yesterday’s announcement that the field of Best Picture Oscar nominees is going to be expanded to a full 10, so much ink is going to be spilled that it’s...
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Cattle Call: No, seriously, mostly naked chicks, for real this time.

June 24, 2009
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Cattle Call: No, seriously,  mostly naked chicks, for real this time.

And the coolest part: You can be one of them! This Friday (June 26) from 10:30 pm-2 am, these folks are hosting an Model Open Casting Call at the Dragon Room (I presume for this show). So if you like parading around in your skivvies, then come out and … parade around in your skivvies!
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What you are doing tomorrow: IGNITE Orlando

June 23, 2009
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Three months ago I told you about the first edition of Ignite Orlando, a facinating evening of 5 minute mini-seminars that bring together tech and artistic “creatives” in a entertaining and educational environment. IGNITE returns tomorrowto Wall St. Plaza’sSlingapours, with a few twists. Here’s the details from Gregg Pollack, one of the event’s coordinators:...
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First Shot Extra: My illustrious Alzheimer’s

June 23, 2009
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I had this sinking feeling when I hit “submit” that I had forgotten to mention yet another Orlando-bred show that’s coming to NYC in the next few months: Tod Kimbro’s My Illustrious Wasteland plays the NYC Musical Theatre Festival Sept. 28-Oct. 18.The thanks for spackling over the gaps in my short-term memory goes to...
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First Shot: You’ll be swell, you’ll be great, I’ll be drunk

June 23, 2009
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You hear it backstage at almost every original theatrical production in Orlando that manages to break even: “We could take this thing to New York!”   Yeah, yeah, kid; you and Kermit both.   Only this summer, it’s actually happening – with startling frequency. As we speak, the diva-riffic My Pal Bette (which debuted...
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Sneak peek: Letter to Orlando Peoples Critic

June 22, 2009
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Sneak peek: Letter to Orlando Peoples Critic

You can read Seth Kubersky’s Live Active Cultures column when the June 25 issue hits the streets Wednesday afternoon, but it is too good not to share with you right away. Naturally, I have my own opinions about declaring yourself an anonymous “critic” but read what Seth has to say and we’ll take it...
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Brian Feldman Reads Orlando Weekly in Its Entirety

June 19, 2009
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Brian Feldman Reads Orlando Weekly in Its Entirety

According to the brianfeldmanograph™ ticker in the Orlando Weekly office that keeps us apprised of Feldman’s every move, “Brian Feldman will be reading all 52 pages* of the Orlando Weekly newspaper (June 25-July 1, 2009, issue), out loud, in its entirety — cover to cover, including all ads, photos, comics and page numbers; in...
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First Shot: It’s “more brains,” not “less”

June 19, 2009
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So … ready for a stateside ripoff of Shaun of the Dead? You’ll get your first glimpse at such a thing if you pay to see Year One starting today (and no, that’s not an endorsement), and you get there early enough for the trailers.   Or you could just go here.   Looks...
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