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Theater Review: Davis Gaines Double Standards at The Abbey

May 30, 2014
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Theater Review: Davis Gaines Double Standards at The Abbey

Thanks to the recently finished Fringe Festival, I’ve seen more than my fair share of out-there cabarets in recent weeks, featuring everything from tap-dancing to drunken improv. Davis Gaines, Orlando ex-pat and long-running star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, arrives at The Abbey this weekend with Double Standards, a straightforward reminder of the artform’s...
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2014 Orlando Fringe Wrap-up and Critics’ Choice Awards

May 26, 2014
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After thirteen days (seventeen if you count previews) of artistic overindulgence, the 2014 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival comes to a close over the next 24 hours with this year’s final Patrons Pick encore performances. While shows continue through Tuesday night, the festival lawn vendors have folded their tents, and many international artists have already...
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Orlando Fringe Review: A Tired Old Whore

May 18, 2014
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Wearing tight unmatched leopard prints and a giant ginger wig, former prostitute Taffy Pinkerbox made her world premiere theatrical entrance at Orlando Fringe on Saturday to rousing applause. That’s not because Taffy just finished servicing an audience member (though he did seem like a satisfied customer); it’s because she is the creation of Doug...
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Orlando Fringe review: My Brooklyn Hamlet: A Meshugenah True Story

May 17, 2014
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Brenda Adelman's one-woman story of family dysfunction and forgiveness is equal parts despair and humor.
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Orlando Fringe Review: Marathon

May 16, 2014
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Despite popular opinion, a reviewer goes into a show hoping — sometimes praying — it will be good. Walking out of stinker of a show, knowing you’re going to have to be honest with your readers, yet not wanting to crush the hearts of artists; it’s not fun. Still, a reviewer does go into...
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Orlando Fringe Review: Jem Rolls Off the Tongue

May 14, 2014
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Orlando Fringe Review: Jem Rolls Off the Tongue

Performance poet Jem Rolls has been in 93 Fringe Festivals, but Off the Tongue is his first time in Orlando, and it's about time this gangly, graying Brit graced our stage with his volcanic presence.
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Orlando Fringe Review: Desperately Seeking the Exit

May 14, 2014
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Orlando Fringe Review: Desperately Seeking the Exit

I’ve suffered my share of humiliations during my days in the theater, but nothing like the international evisceration experienced by Peter Michael Marino, the self-proclaimed actor/writer/director/homosexual behind the manic monologue Desperately Seeking The Exit. The show’s title is derived from a particularly devastating review of his ill-fated attempt to turn Desperately Seeking Susan into...
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Orlando Fringe Review: Tap Me on the Shoulder

May 12, 2014
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Orlando Fringe Review: Tap Me on the Shoulder

“So many raps I have written grew out of the soles of my feet,” says Erika Kate MacDonald at the start of her self-written solo show Tap Me on the Shoulder. And whether you are an old-school aficionado of Nas’ Illmatic (like her) or the complete opposite of a hip-hop expert (like me), you’ll...
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Orlando Fringe Review: Papa Squat’s Store of Sorts

May 12, 2014
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In Papa Squat’s Store of Sorts, singing storyteller Paul Strickland returns to Big Fib Trailer Park Cul de Sac — his white-trash Lake Wobegon that was the scene of last year’s Ain’t True and Uncle False – with another evening of strumming, soliloquizing and slyly insightful silliness. True and False (with their memorably drawn redneck...
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Orlando Fringe Review: Seasons The Musical

May 12, 2014
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Seasons The Musical, which was co-written by Orlando Fringe alumna Katie Hammond and local musician Elaine Pechacek, has previously been performed in New York and England, but is only now receiving its Central Florida debut. Helen (Tiana Akers) is about to accept a medical school scholarship when she discovers she is pregnant, and is...
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