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People Who Died 2013: Orlando theater devotee Myron Blattner

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Orlando theater devotee Myron Blattner

Orlando's theater community mourns the passing of Myron Blattner, arguably the staunchest supporter of theater Orlando has ever known.
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Theatre Review: Fringe Year-Round presents Kevin Thornton’s “Stairway to Kevin”

October 10, 2013
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Last weekend’s “Come Out With Pride” parade and associated events were a fabulous celebration for Orlando’s GLBT community, and/or a huge traffic headache if you live downtown. I avoided the mob scene at Lake Eola, but I did pay an alternative observance to the event by enjoying proudly out actor/musician Kevin J. Thornton’s Stairway...
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KEY OF E Soundtrack now streaming online for free, Encore performances start at The Venue this weekend

August 19, 2013
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As reported in this month's installment of Culture 2 Go, the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival hit KEY OF E is currently holding a Kickstarter to complete production of an original cast album for Andy Matchett & Corey Volence's post-apocalyptic rock musical. Recording of the album is finished, and you can listen to the entire...
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Fringe 2013: A Modest Volunteer Proposal

May 29, 2013
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In my post-mortem wrap-up of the recently-concluded 2013 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, I neglected to mention the lifeblood of the festival: the volunteers. The Fringe's corps of volunteers is mostly amazing, dedicating thousands of man-hours each year to keep the event running smoothly. The only problem with volunteers is that there are never...
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2013 Fringe Festival Postmortem

May 29, 2013
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After fourteen days, hundreds of performances, and countless thousands of beers, the 22nd Annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival finally came to a close last night. My brain, butt, and liver are exhausted after this epic entertainment marathon, but I have just enough neurons left to share a few final thoughts on Orlando's largest-ever...
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Fringe Review: Shut Up, Emily Dickinson

May 19, 2013
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Emily Dickinson (Tanya O'Debra) was a poet, recluse, and the most annoying person ever born. If you decide to spend an hour with her, be prepared to part with a healthy sum of your patience. The preceding isn't my own opinion; it comes verbatim from the opening lines of Shut Up, Emily Dickinson. But...
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Fringe Review: Dark Fantastic

May 19, 2013
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I thought that writer/performer Martin Dockery's previous solo Fringe outings (Wanderlust, The Bike Trip, Bursting Into Flames) were out of this world, but his latest is like something from a parallel dimension. I won't even attempt to describe Dark Fantastic's surreal Möbius strip of a storyline, which switches from first to second to third...
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Fringe Review: See Rock City and Other Destinations

May 18, 2013
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A waitress (Kelly Coy) and wanderer (Sage Starkey) meet-cute in an all-night diner and take off to see the widely-advertised Rock City. A geeky guy (Wesley Slade) waits alone in Roswell for the aliens to land. An adoring granddaughter (Kelly Coy) takes her ailing, inarticulate Grampy (James Meadows) to the Alamo to reunite with...
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Fringe Review: LOON

May 18, 2013
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Every year at Fringe I seem to find a fantastical freak-show of physical theater to fall in love with, like Miss Hiccup (who returns to the Festival this year), Poofy Du Vey, or Schave & Reilly. This time around, Wonderheads won my Fringe Crush fealty with their touching triumph LOON. When we first meet...
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Fringe Review: Blue and Tod: In the Black

May 18, 2013
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Fringe Review: Blue and Tod: In the Black

I stumbled across a nude portrait of Bea Arthur embedded within a Yahoo News article Thursday evening. As my eyes gazed upon the matronly bosoms of Dorothy Zbornak, I truly felt that I was prepared for the anything-goes atmosphere of the Fringe Festival. However, I still wasn’t prepared for Blue’s voice, though I was...
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