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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. 19-Nov. 11
The Road to Mecca Athol Fugard's powerful examination of destiny, love and race, set against the backdrop of 1974 South Africa, directed by Tad Ingram and starring Marty Stonerock. 8 pm Friday, Oct. 19; 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $10-$34; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com.

Oct. 19-Oct. 21
Vampire's Ball It's back! The campy eroticism of Robert Hill's Vampire's Ball, set to a mix of classical and pop music, returns to sink its fangs into audiences. There are rumors of some aerial work being added to this installment; whether they actually fly or not, these twirling vampires are a Halloween-appropriate cultural choice. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $20-$90; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org.


Oct. 18-Nov. 17
A Year With Frog and Toad Orlando Shakes production of the child-friendly musical about a pair of close friends, directed by Steve MacKinnon. 10:15 am, noon Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:30 am Wednesday, 2 pm Saturday, 4:30 pm Sunday; Margeson Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $9-$12; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.

Oct. 18-Nov. 18
Chasing George Washington Family-friendly musical about three kids touring the White House who accidentally "awaken" a portrait of the first president. 1 pm, 4 pm Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 pm, 5:30 pm Saturday-Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $17; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com.

Oct. 19-Oct. 28
Urinetown: The Musical Student production of the satirical show set in a future in which one must pay to pee. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, 7:45 pm Thursday, Oct. 25; Valencia College Performing Arts Center, East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; $15; 407-582-2900; valenciacollege.edu/arts.

Oct. 24-Oct. 25
Spotlight Cabaret Series New York-style cabaret performance starring Chris Leavy. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Thursday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $10-$20; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org.

Oct. 30-Nov. 4
Million Dollar Quartet Fairwinds Broadway Across America Orlando production of the musical about rock & roll icons Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. 8 pm Tuesday-Friday, 2 pm, 8 pm Saturday, 1 pm, 6:30 pm Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $41-$78; 800-448-6322; orlandobroadway.com.

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