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Tickets now on sale for Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour at Amway Center

April 11, 2014
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Tickets now on sale for Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour at Amway Center

As last month’s first-class touring production of Evita proved, there’s still plenty of life left in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s early musicals, and a new area tour is aiming to bring one of his first hits to an entirely new audience. As of 10 a.m. on April 11, tickets are now on sale for Jesus...
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Video: Orlando says farewell to Ron Legler and Andy Springer

April 10, 2014
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In the current issue (4/9/2014) of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find a mention in my Culture 2 Go column of a party held earlier in April at The Abbey. There, Orlando’s arts supporters bade farewell to Florida Theatrical Association president Ron Legler and his partner Andrew Springer, who are departing for Baltimore, where Legler will run...
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Theatre Review: Evita at Bob Carr

March 26, 2014
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Oh what a circus, oh what a show! Even the most dedicated Andrew Lloyd Webber detractor must admit that Evita, the composer's third and final successful collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice, remains his most rich and rewarding work, as aptly demonstrated by the handsome recent revival from Fairwinds' Broadway Across America that's currently on...
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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

March 24, 2014
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Universal Orlando announces 2014 Halloween Horror Nights dates

It’s official, fright-fans: the nation’s #1 haunted theme park event returns to town this fall, as Universal Orlando has announced Halloween Horror Nights dates for the event’s 24th annual edition. Halloween Horror Nights 24 will begin on September 19, and run through November 1, 2014. The event will be held in Universal Studios Florida...
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Universal Orlando unveils new Hogwarts Express information

March 14, 2014
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Universal Orlando’s upcoming Diagon Alley addition to their successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter is sure to draw crowds when it opens this summer. Some of the longest lines are bound to be for the new Hogwarts Express attraction, which will connect the new London-themed area in Universal Studios Florida with the original Hogsmeade...
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Shadows of the Waifs extends through March 24 at The Venue and Hammered Lamb

March 13, 2014
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Following in the footsteps of their first collaboration, last June's Hammers and Lambs, artist Patrick Fatica and choreographer Blue Star have reteamed for a new multi-venue multimedia experience, Shadows of the Waifs, which has been extended through March 24. Like their last production, the evening begins with an art exhibition accompanied by live music...
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Universal Orlando Mardi Gras extends with Robin Thicke on June 7

March 12, 2014
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Last month, a last-minute cancellation due to a “lost voice” scuttled the planned Orlando appearance of R&B superstar Robin Thicke, who was originally scheduled to headline the “media night” concert at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras on February 22. (Media reports shortly after revealed that Thicke had spilt with his wife, and he was photographed...
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Universal Orlando CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks open this week

March 11, 2014
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Tourists with a craving for caffeine and sugar have two new options for filling up on their way to and from Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as the new CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks Coffee open this week. Cold Stone Creamery specializes in hard-packed ice cream hand-blended with a variety of...
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Video: Nuclear Cowboyz opening night at Amway Center

March 9, 2014
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Nuclear Cowboyz, the mesmerizingly meshuggenah mash-up of X-games-style extreme motorcross and Shaolin martial arts, made an explosive entrance at Orlando's Amway Center last night. The show, which I previously previewed, is essentially a high-octane circus aimed at adolescent boys, bringing high-flying stunts and special effects together with a simple B-movie storyline. To be honest,...
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Nuclear Cowboyz stunt show stops in Orlando’s Amway Center this weekend

March 4, 2014
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Motorcycles and ATVs flipping and flying through the air? Check. Shaolin monks cracking steel bars across their skull with Kung-fu skills? Check. Eyebrow singing pyrotechnics and comely chicks cavorting with laser beams? Check, check, and check. If you want to see the feverish fantasies of a teenage boy brought to life (or at least...
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