Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
PERFORMING ARTS: Our cultural organizations pull out all the stops, offering the best theater, classical music, dance of all disciplines, and comedy
Published: September 25, 2013
Venus in Fur Don’t clutch yer pearls, Myrtle; it’s not a straight adaptation of the 1870 novel that gave the culture the term “sadomasochism.” This is Mad Cow Theatre’s production of David Ives’ Off-Broadway hit, a spooky, sexy metacomedy in which Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s work is a play-within-a-play. Tables are turned, and overturned; the audience may feel lasting unsettling effects. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $28.25; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com.
Oct. 24-Oct. 25
Spotlight Cabaret Series Starring Chris Leavy. 7:30 pm Thursday-Friday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $18; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org.
Oct. 25-Oct. 26
The Absent Friends Present The Rocky Horror Picture Show Watch a shadowcast showing of the film, complete with costumed actors, singalongs, dancing and props. 9 pm Friday, 11:30 pm Saturday; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $12-$17; 386-736-7456; athensdeland.com.
Oct. 19- Nov. 10
The Book of Mormon If the thought of the first Broadway musical by the creators of South Park and Team America: World Police, isn’t enough to get you excited, perhaps you’ll enjoy the idea of a super-hummable song with the catchy refrain, “Orlando, I love you!” Mormons were more of a hot topic when the musical by Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez first hit Broadway (what with Big Love on HBO and ol’ Mittens Romney on the campaign trail), but their fish-out-of-water/coming-of-age tale of a Utah missionary sent to Uganda is still fresh. Broadway Across America Orlando presents the touring production, which is likely to sell out well ahead of time – don’t say we didn’t warn you. 8 pm Tuesday-Friday, 2 pm, 8 pm Saturday, 1 pm, 6:30 pm Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $50-$160; 800-982-2787; orlandobroadway.com.
Nov. 1-Nov. 9
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood Circle Theatre Company comedic production set in Sherwood Forest. 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $12; 407-947-8465; circletheatrecompany.com.
National Theatre Live: Othello Broadcast of the play starring Adrian Lester. 11 am Saturday; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $20; 407-629-0054; enzian.org.
Nov. 7-Nov. 10
PlayFest! Weekend-long theater festival with world premiere plays, panel discussions, networking events and parties. Various times Thursday-Sunday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; visit website for details; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.
Puttin’ On the Ritz Live show and fundraiser for the WDPAC. 6 pm Saturday; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $50; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.