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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

Nov. 1
The Capitol Steps The NPR perennials perform political song parodies and skits. At least it's an election year, so they'll have plenty of material. 8 pm Thursday; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $23.50; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com.

Nov. 1-Nov. 4
PlayFest: The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays Four days of play premieres, industry panels, cocktail parties, guest speakers and networking events. Various times Thursday-Sunday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; visit website for details; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.

Nov. 2-4, Nov. 9-11
Kilroy Was Here Circle Theatre Company presents "a musical salute to the GI Joes and Janes of World War II." Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $12-$14; circletheatrecompany.com.

Nov. 3-Nov. 26
The Temperamentals Wanzie Presents dramatic production about gay-rights organizers in the 1950s – think "Milk meets Mad Men." 7 pm Saturday, 7:30 pm Monday, Nov. 26; Footlight Theater, The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $15-$18; wanziepresents.com.

Nov. 8-Dec. 15
Steppin' Out With Irving Berlin World premiere of a song and dance tribute to the iconic American composer, born in Belarus as Israel Isidore Baline. 2 pm, 7:30 pm Thursday, 7:30 pm Friday, 2 pm, 7:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 12; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $15-$38; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org.

Nov. 9-Nov. 18
Third Annual John Goring Memorial One-Act Festival Playwrights' Round Table presents three original one-act plays including David Strauss' Writer's Block, Katie Thayer's Sex and Almost Christmas by Arthur M. Jolly. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $15; 407-761-2683; theprt.com.

Nov. 28-Dec. 23
August: Osage County Mad Cow Theatre production of Tracy Letts' dark comedy about dysfunctional families opens right after Thanksgiving – take the parents! 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $10-$34; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com.

Nov. 29-Dec. 9
Company Cornerstone Theatre Company presents one of Sondheim's wittiest musicals, about a single man struggling to cope with married friends.
7 pm Thursday, 8 pm Friday, 2 pm, 8 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Mandell Theatre, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20; 407-722-7037; cornerstonetheatrecompany.com.

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