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Box Office (407) 436 -7800

Box Office (407) 436 -7800

54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801

Spring Season
is Here

Photo of Anthony Omen Cabrera (WeFlip’s Floating Statue) by Kirk Moore

Spring Season 2023

Photo of Anthony Omen Cabrera (WeFlip’s Floating Statue) by Kirk Moore

Spring Season
is Here

Spring Season
is Here

Photo of Anthony Omen Cabrera (WeFlip’s Floating Statue) by Kirk Moore

Carrie: The Musical

Carrie The Musical

Fri Feb 3, 2023 - Sun Feb 5, 2023

2 hrs

CARRIE The Musical is a thrilling and engaging retelling of Stephen King’s classic novel Carrie. It tells the story of Carrie White, a teenager from a small town in New England, who is relentlessly bullied at school for being different and is harshly controlled at home by her fanatical mother. It’s gonna be “a night you’ll never forget.”

Music by Michael Gore

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

Based on the novel by Stephen King

Set in the present in the small New England town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie: The Musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).

The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company founded by Harold and Rosy Mills in honor of their late son Daniel offers high quality productions that include work by youth apprentices, and distinguished artists from Central Florida and beyond.

Mature Themes & Adult Language – 13 & up, *Strobe Lights

WTF’s Third Annual One Minute Play Competition & Birthday Bash!

  WTF's Third Annual One-Minute Play Competition & Birthday Bash!

Wed Feb 8, 2023

Join Whiskey Theatre Factory for our third annual one-minute playwriting competition and celebration! Ten writers will have ten minutes to write a one-minute play based on a surprise prompt, which four actors will then perform live for our amusement and voting! Along with the competition, we’ll also enjoy a look back on WTF’s 2022 and all the silliness you know and love. Cheers!

Recommended for ages 13 & up

Bleeding Hearts Club: An Immersive Murder Mystery

Bleeding Hearts Club

Fri Feb 10, 2023 - Sun Feb 12, 2023

2 hrs

The Bleeding Hearts Club is thrilled to welcome you to their first meeting of 2023. Are you looking for a date for Valentine’s Day? Do you have a date but want to check compatibility? Are you just excited to spend a night out enjoying the company of others? The Bleeding Hearts Club promises an evening of fun, games, romance, and perhaps even murder.

In this interactive immersive murder mystery it is up to the audience to discover the killer.

 

About Phoenix Tears Productions:

Phoenix Tears Productions is a women-run, small Orlando based Theatre Company that got its start presenting fandom based shows at conventions around the country. Now we specialize in interactive and immersive productions staged around the Central Florida area. Past productions include the sold-out immersive murder mystery Patron’s Pick for Murder presented at Orlando Fringe in 2018 and immersive audio drama The Witches at Orlando Fringe in 2022.

Our mission is to promote new voices in performance arts and to provide them a platform to express their creativity. We strive to produce new content that feeds the creative mind and we welcome all artists, actors, directors, writers, and designers to join our team.

We are more than just a production company, we are a community. Phoenix Tears Productions works to promote not just our own productions, but also the projects of those around us. Above all else we strive to cultivate and grow the arts in our community. A rising tide raises all boats.

Recommended for ages 13 & up

MIDDLETOWN

MIDDLETOWN

Fri Feb 17, 2023 - Sun Mar 5, 2023

2 hrs and 15 min

“Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation. Glimmers from start to finish.”-New York Times

A deeply moving and funny new play by acclaimed writer Will Eno that explores the universe of a small American town featuring an all-star cast directed by Orlando Fringe Festival Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Lee. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.

Margaret Nolan is the creator of Kangagirl Productions and has been producing contemporary plays and original theatrical productions for over 20 years. Previous projects include: the 2022 Orlando Fringe hit BULLOCK & THE BANDITS, Sex Drugs Rock & Roll, Orlando’s first production of HEDWIG, The After Orlando Project, and Lily & Lila’s Lovely Lesbian Hour.

David Lee (Director and Set Design) is is the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from The Orlando International Fringe Festival where he has participated in over 20 productions since the inaugural year of the festival.  He is the creator and lead singer for the Wild West ghost band Bullock and the Bandits who will be appearing in their new show Back In The Saddle at this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival at The Renaissance Theatre. He is a graduate of The University of Miami and The Yale School of Drama.

Middletown” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. 

Cast 

Megan Borkes 

Felichia Chivaughn 

Daniel Cooksley 

Jessica Hoehn

Janine Klein

Robert Laurita 

 

Cast 

Megan Borkes 

Felichia Chivaughn 

Daniel Cooksley 

Jessica Hoehn

Janine Klein

Robert Laurita 

Michael Marinaccio

Camilo Melendez 

Anitra Pritchard 

Nick Rodriguez

Joe Swanberg 

Barry White 

 

Michael Marinaccio

Camilo Melendez 

Anitra Pritchard 

Nick Rodriguez

Joe Swanberg 

Barry White 

Creative 

Original Music by Matt Lynx

Costumes by Kyla Swanberg

Lighting by Amy Hadley

Set Design by David Lee

Associate Producer Fred Berning

Mature Themes – Ages 13 & Up

A Quarter of a Century...and then some!

A Quarter of a Century...and then some!

Thu Mar 9, 2023 - Sat Mar 11, 2023

60 min

Sponsored by TD Bank

A Quarter of A Century…and then some! from Beth Marshall Presents

Arius has been on this Earth for A Quarter of A Century…and then some! Throughout his evolutions around the sun he has learned so much, but also has unlearned or recalibrated some of those learnings to fit his morality of understanding them. Through brave exploration, vulnerability, self- discovery/reflection/discipline/love/motivation, Arius has found a new hobby that we call… Growth! He continually finds ways to improve on himself, do the inner work, and share his light and joy. Come hither and join him on this next journey. Don’t sit back – get up, don’t relax – get buck, and don’t enjoy the show… eat It UP!

ABOUT ARIUS WEST:

Arius West graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s in Theatre, Education, & Stage Combat. He is a performer, teaching artist, and director around the greater Central Florida area. He has worked on productions and projects at Beth Marshall Presents, The Orlando REP, The Renaissance Theatre Company, CFC Arts, ArtReach Orlando, Michelee Puppets, SeaWorld & Disney, and now The Dr. Phillips Center with students K-12 and adults up to 65+.

In addition, Arius is a Co-Founder of MAC Boys Entertainment whose main prerogative is to increase black talent on stage and black people in the audience, and to entertain the community with stories FOR us BY us because we are more than our pain and trauma. In the near future, the company will help tell all BIPOC stories.

Some of his most notable works are An Octoroon as the lead role of BJJ/George/M’Closky, Lenox Ave as a Principal Performer & Collaborator, Aida as the Choreographer, Theatre Explorers as a Lead Teaching Artist, and The Colored Museum as a Director.

Our Lady of the Tortilla / Nuestra Señora de la Tortilla

Nuestra Señora de la Tortilla

Fri Mar 17, 2023 - Sun Mar 19, 2023

2 hrs

Descolonizarte TEATRO Presents Our Lady of the Tortilla / Nuestra Señora de la Tortilla

This comedy tells the story of an intergenerational, Latinx family in the U.S. struggling with tradition, culture, language, love, and… each other! Everything changes when the pious tia (aunty) sees the Virgin Mary on a tortilla, and family ties are put to the test. Written by Emmy and National Hispanic Playwright Award Winner, Luis Santeiro.

The play is in Spanglish (Spanish and English) with Spanish and English supertitles; features live music.

Descolonizarte TEATRO is a professional Latinx theater organization that promotes the Latin American experience, culture and talent through theater, literary, artistic and educational programming. We work at the intersection of Latinx, Immigrant, and LGBTQ+ identities. We are veteran theater practitioners, educators, activists and facilitators with two main goals: Program accessibility for underserved and underprivileged Latinx communities; and “Decolonization” through theater and the arts: to recognize and return to our roots; tell our own stories; and re-frame and re-tell the stories about ourselves, our bodies, our history and knowledge, and through that, connect across diversity to build community around healing and joy.

Ages 13 & Up

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas

Fri Apr 7, 2023 - Sun Apr 9, 2023

60 min

Winner of the 2022 Best One Woman Show at United Solofest Off-Broadway, 2021 Orlando Fringe Critic’s Choice Award for Best Individual Performance in a Drama and Hollywood Pick of the Fringe (among others)!

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas is a one-woman show inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic 20th Century Opera Singer Maria Callas. The audience eavesdrops on La Divina’s interview with a nonexistant Mr. Wallace and are taken on a journey through trauma, allowed glimpses of an extremely complex and tormented woman, and treated to some operatic gems including “O Mio Babbino Caro”, “Habanera”, and “Vissi d’arte”. The show provides interesting tidbits from the singer’s life — how opera kept her alive during World War II — and delves some into her complicated relationship with Aristotle Onassis, while offering insight into the singer’s own complications.

Ages 13 & Up

The Sound Inside

FTA The Sound Inside

Fri Apr 21, 2023 - Sun Apr 30, 2023

90 min

When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.

Adult Language, Mature Themes, Sexual Content – Ages 13 & Up

what is artspace?

Fringe has been asked by the City of Orlando to activate a 9,100 sq. ft. performing arts space at 54 W Church St. in downtown Orlando.

The space will now be called Fringe ArtSpace and be focused on building a dynamic, inspiring community of artists and arts lovers with the purpose of providing artists a safe environment to create, experiment, collaborate, and showcase their creations.

The type of programming in the space will be a blend of the following:

  • Full theatrical runs with a commitment to a transparent application process that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • An accelerator program that fosters and mentors emerging local arts groups
  • Touring shows that set us as a destination
  • Education programming that invests in and expands on Fringe’s unique educational experiences for artists and patrons of all ages
  • Programming as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival and Winter Mini-Fest
  • The community will have access to rehearsal and performance space
  • Activation of the plaza to help integrate arts into our downtown atmosphere
Parking can be secured in advance at the 55 West Garage on event nights for $11 via ParkMobile Downtown Orlando Prepaid Event.
 
Parking is $6 if you arrive between 5pm and 10pm on non-event nights
 
Patrons can utilize the valet in front of Fringe ArtSpace on Church Street Wednesday through Saturday 6pm-12am.
 
Recommended garages:
55 West Garage – 60 W Pine Street (fills up fast, secure parking in advance)
Central Boulevard Garage – 53 West Central Blvd
Jefferson Street Garage – 62 West Jefferson Street
 
Additional Resources:
  • Tickets to our Showcase Production performances are $27 a person with discounted tickets available to seniors, students, and residents of 55 W for $25 a person.
  • “Pay-What-You-Can” to experience our Studio Series offerings. %100 of the donations for these workshops, classes, artistic development opportunities, and pop-up performances goes back to the artists. 
  • Volunteering at Fringe ArtSpace is a great way to support your local arts community and to help bring these amazing experiences to downtown Orlando.  It’s fun, and a good way to catch a performance for free! If you’re interested, sign up today.

If you’re unable to find the info you need or you require assistance at Fringe ArtSpace, contact our Box Office at (407) 436 -7800. 

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