| May 14, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Touring Broadway musical "Memphis" is larger than life, much like the Tennessee city that gives the show its name. Full of exuberant dancing and rhythm-and-blues wailing, "Memphis" starts rocking from the first glimpse of an underground nightclub and...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Of course everyone knows music enhances the emotion of a story. Just imagine "Jaws" without that duh-na, duh-na, duh-na-duh-na-duh-na… Or Scarlett O'Hara vowing "Tomorrow is another day" without the melodramatic strains of "Tara's Theme."
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:09 PM
If ever there was a powerful warning against vengeance, Verdi's "Rigoletto" is it. In the great tale of revenge gone tragically awry, the title character pays a fearsome price for ignoring his daughter's pleas to forgive his enemy.
In the Orlando...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Musicals based on movies. Musicals constructed around pop songs. The Disney-fication of Broadway.
The major trends in musicals are reflected in the upcoming touring season of Broadway shows presented in Orlando by Florida Theatrical Association.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:26 PM
Everyone loves the idea of being true to oneself, no matter the naysayers. And everyone loves an underdog.
So it's easy to root for the character of Billy Elliot — a young boy from a rough-and-tumble British mining town caught up in the economic...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:30 PM
The title character of Broadway musical"Billy Elliot"is a young British boy who takes ballet lessons in secret, fearful of what friends and family might think.
The Broadway touring production of the show, with music by Elton John, opens Tuesday at the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 9:49 PM
Orlando Ballet bills its latest contemporary-dance program as a competition between the genders, but at Friday's opening-night performance it was more a battle between familiar faces and up-and-comers.
The high point of "Battle of the Sexes III" came...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Next season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will offer two operas, welcome back Andrew Lane and Michael Andrew, collaborate with Orlando Shakespeare Theater and turn its attention to Broadway.
And hang on to your programs: The Phil will also...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Turntable? Who needs a turntable?
The current tour of "Les Miserables" might have left its most famous piece of staging behind, but with the heart, passion and care invested in this production you won't miss it one bit.
At last, Orlando's touring...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, the stage version of "Sister Act" is at times clunky and exasperating. But there's also something relentlessly infectious in Alan Menken's top-notch score and something perkily contagious in the energy of the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel.