Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ocala Civic Theatre’s Second Round of Fall Classes Begins Oct. 19 – Nov. 19 by Michael J. Roberts

The second round of Fall 2015 after-school classes for ages 4-12 begins October 19 and runs through November 19. For the Apprentice Level (ages 4-7), we have Let Me Entertain You, Mad Scient…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ocala Civic Theatre stages THE KITCHEN WITCHES Nov. 5- 29 by Michael J. Roberts

The comedy The Kitchen Witches will be live on stage November 5-29 at Ocala Civic Theatre. Isobel Lomax (Laura Bradford) and Dolly Biddle (Joy Newkirk) are two “seasoned” cable-televisio…

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Ocala Civic Theatre Adds Oct. 3 Performance of MARY POPPINS by Michael J. Roberts

What supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news! Due to tremendous popular demand and sold-out shows, one more performance of Ocala Civic Theatre’s smash hit production of Mary Poppins has be…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Andrea Canny Kicks off the Monday Night Cabaret Series on October 5 at The Abbey by Michael J. Roberts

Andrea Canny will kick off the Monday Night Cabaret Series at The Abbey October 5 at 8 p.m. with What a Difference a Year Makes! sharing songs and stories of the journey of healing a broken…

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Horror Film Line-Up Haunts the Hippodrome Cinema this October by Michael J. Roberts

Hippodrome Cinema patrons are in for a treat during this year’s festive programming in October. All month long, the cinema will feature recently-released horror films as well as specia…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER HOSTS NATIONAL YOUNG COMPOSERS CHALLENGE by Michael J. Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will host the 2015 National Young Composers Challenge on October 18, 2015 beginning at 1 p.m.in the Walt Disney Theater.  With the immense po…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sundance Alums Create First-Ever Fantasy-Thriller Musical Film Featuring Performers From The Orlando Ballet by Michael J. Roberts

Close Up Experience and The Goodnight Darlings (Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo) announce their new Short Musical Film, EMPIRE VAMPIRE. The innovative new Fantasy-Thriller Musical short film…

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH & CHEYENNE JACKSON AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION by Michael J. Roberts

RELATED:  SHOWBIZ NATION INTERVIEW WITH CHEYENNE JACKSON RELATED: SHOWBIZ NATION INTERVIEW WITH GENA ROWLANDS & CHEYENNE JACKSON Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced to…

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Monday, August 31, 2015

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Director ANDREW CRUSSE by Michael J. Roberts

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Director Andrew Crusse Director Andrew Crusse discusses his upcoming production of MARY POPPINS at the Ocala Civic Theatre. For more information visit Oca…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ocala Civic Theatre’s MARY POPPINS Runs Sept. 3- Oct. 4 by Michael J. Roberts

The musical Mary Poppins is live on stage to open the 2015-2016 season at Ocala Civic Theatre from September 3 – October 4, 2015. There’s only one word to describe it: “Supercalifr…

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DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATES 11,000 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE 2015/2016 SEASON by Michael J. Roberts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America® announced today that Mary Ann Derleth of Orlando is the 11,000th s…

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Monday, August 24, 2015

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Broadway’s MARY TESTA by Michael J. Roberts

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Broadway Belter MARY TESTA from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. Broadway powerhouse MARY TESTA discusses her new album HAVE FAITH which she has collaborated wit…

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Tix For Orlando Ballet’s THE NUTCRACKER Now On Sale; Performances Dec. 17-20 at Dr. Phillips Center by Michael J. Roberts

If the heat and humidity have you down, turn your thoughts to visions of sugar plum fairies. It’s never too early to make plans for the holidays. Orlando Ballet tickets for The Nutcracker …

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DORIS DEAR Direct from NYC on September 21 at The Abbey by Michael J. Roberts

Marty Madden and Double D Productions bring the Perfect American Housewife, Doris Dear, to The Abbey September 21 at 8 p.m. after a sold out run in New York City. Doris’ appearance is par…

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARTURO SANDOVAL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 by Michael J. Roberts

Arturo Sandoval, one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer will play the Walt Disney Theat…

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“BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA” INVITES YOU TO GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON “THE BALANCING AC by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway Across America’s collaboration with the award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®,” on the Lifetime® Channel continues with the Season Two premiere of the six-part seri…

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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Hippodrome’s PETER & THE STARCATCHER Runs Sept. 4-25 by Michael J. Roberts

The Hippodrome Theatre and the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance will co-produce PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the Tony award-winning play by Rick Elice, directed by Lauren Caldwe…

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Hippodrome Fall Play Observership: A Behind-the-Scenes Look into All Girl Frankenstein by Michael J. Roberts

It takes months of planning and dozens of theatre professionals to produce a play on the Hippodrome mainstage. The Hippodrome Play Observership offers the opportunity for the public to go be…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dr. Phillips Center Announces Six More Shows for 15/16. Single Tix On Sale Aug. 7 by Michael J. Roberts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces exciting upcoming performances for the 15/16 fall and winter season.  Single tickets go on sale Friday, August 7 for Martin Lawrence Li…

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Friday, July 31, 2015

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Tony Award Winner JOHN RUBINSTEIN by Michael J. Roberts

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Actor/Composer JOHN RUBINSTEIN from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. Broadway’s original Pippin, JOHN RUBINSTEIN discusses his incredible career on stage, …

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OCALA CIVIC THEATRE HOSTS TRIP TO CANADA’S SHAW THEATRE FESTIVAL September 16-20, 2015 by Michael J. Roberts

Ocala Civic Theatre will host its third trip to Canada’s Shaw Theatre Festival from September 16-20, 2015.  The tour group, accompanied by executive director Mary Britt, will depart f…

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Ocala Civic Theatre’s Production of MARY POPPINS Runs Sept. 3- Oct. 4 by Michael J. Roberts

The musical Mary Poppins is live on stage to open the 2015-2016 season at Ocala Civic Theatre from September 3 – October 4, 2015. There’s only one word to describe it: “Supercalifr…

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Gen Y Productions Presents Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: The Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center August 13 – 23 by Michael J. Roberts

Gen Y Productions announces the Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: The Musical, playing at the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts August 13 – 23.…

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Monday Night Cabaret Series Summer Special Cydney Clark’s Coming of Age Cabaret on August 24 at The Abbey by Michael J. Roberts

Produced by Beth Marshall Presents, Cydney Clark will be performing her Coming of Age Cabaret at The Abbey August 24 at 8 p.m. Clark’s appearance is a special performance of The Abbey’s …

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BAT BOY THE MUSICAL Playing at The Abbey October 15-31 by Michael J. Roberts

Based off a Weekly World News story, the hilariously thrilling BAT BOY THE MUSICAL will be playing at the Abbey October 15 – 31. BAT BOY is a musical comedy/horror show about a half bo…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Casting Announced for 80s Musical TOTALLY ELECTRIC Playing at The Abbey September 10 – 28 by Michael J. Roberts

Grab your parachute pants, banana clips and homework assignments, and head back to the 1980s with TOTALLY ELECTRIC, a hilarious new show featuring the hits from the 80s, playing at The Abbey…

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Ocala Civic Theatre’s Youth Production of INTO THE WOODS Runs Through Aug. 2, 2015 by Michael J. Roberts

The youth production of the musical Into the Woods is live on stage for only four more performances through August 2, 2015. Once upon a time in this magical musical, a baker and his wife wis…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

THE FLICK Intellegently Spotlights Socio-Economic Conflicts by Michael J. Roberts

RECOMMENDED Few recent plays have generated such critical debate as that of Ann Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning, three-hour plus melodrama, The Flick.   The plot, though simplisti…

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Monday, June 22, 2015

OCALA CIVIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2015 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS by Michael J. Roberts

Ocala Civic Theatre is pleased to be able to provide several college scholarships each year to students planning to pursue a degree in the performing arts. Many local students get their star…

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

BRICK CITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOSTS “KID’S ART CAMP” BY ARTIST HUB OF OCALA July 7-31 by Michael J. Roberts

Brick City Center for the Arts will host “Kid’s Art Camp” by Artist Hub of Ocala.  Please call Sheila Ramos for details and to register at 352-867-9660. Reception and Chil…

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DANCE ALIVE NATIONAL BALLET PRESENTS GOLDEN 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON by Michael J. Roberts

50 years of Nutcrackers – 50 years of artistic creations – 50 years of children learning to appreciate dance – 50 years of enriching the community – 50 years of blood, sweat and …

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