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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Performing Arts

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Opera: The Tempest, Nov. 10 & 28

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Dance: Vampire's Ball, Oct. 19-21

Oct. 5-Oct. 28
Legally Blonde: The Musical Omigod you guys, it's totally the TheatreWorks Florida production of the musical about a homecoming queen who decides to go to law school. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm, 8 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; $25-$29; 407-877-4736; gardentheatre.org.

Oct. 5-Nov. 3
Reefer Madness: The Musical Theatre Downtown production of Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney's play based on the campy 1936 anti-drug movie. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 14; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $22; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.net.

Oct. 6-Oct. 27
Liz Langley's The Queen and I Wanzie Presents a twisted fairy-tale reboot about the Wicked Queen's magic "mirror, mirror on the wall." 8 pm Saturday; Footlight Theater, The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $12-$15; wanziepresents.com.

Oct. 6-Oct. 28
Sunday in the Park With George Mad Cow Theatre christens their new space with the Stephen Sondheim musical based on a Georges Seurat painting, directed by Timothy Williams with sets by Cindy White. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $27-$34; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com.

Oct. 10-Nov. 11
Race Orlando Shakes production of David Mamet's courtroom drama challenges notions of guilt, justice and truth. 2 pm, 7 pm Wednesday, 7 pm Thursday, 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Goldman Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $17-$40; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.

Oct. 11-Nov. 3
The Painter GOAT presents a dramatic take on Jack the Ripper, written by Roger Floyd and directed by Paul Castaneda. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday; Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre, 2431 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $15; 407-872-8451; goatgroup.org.

Oct. 12-Oct. 31
Phantasmagoria Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) presents a haunting production of large-scale puppetry, dance and storytelling. Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $15-$20; 407-328-9005; facebook.com/phantasmagoriaorlando.

Oct. 14, Nov. 4
Playwrights' Round Table Workshop Bring and read aloud unproduced scripts and receive feedback from the group. 1-3 pm Sunday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive; free; 407-761-2683; theprt.com.

Oct. 17-Oct. 21
Boom! Student production of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's explosive comedy about evolution. 8 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Rollins College, Fred Stone Theatre, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2145; rollins.edu/annierussell.

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