About Georgia Williams

Spring time opens up new performing arts season

By Georgia Williams | April 01, 2019

Last month’s column recounted how the Orlando Opera’s Opera Guild was able to bring back a true opera company to our city. Opera Orlando has been able to produce high-caliber performances to sold-out audiences in the Dr. Phillips Center’s Pugh Theater for several years now. Their fourth gala, the “Bel Canto Ball” on April 18, will bring to Orlando the […]

Review: Fiddler on the Roof

By Georgia Williams | March 09, 2019

Watching the most recent musical at the Dr. Phillips Center, “Fiddler on the Roof,” was a very conflicting experience. On one hand, it was an exceptional performance with a stellar cast, but on a deeper level it was haunting because of its connections to historical events in Russia and the Ukraine. Good art, by its very nature, should make one […]

A life full of flavor: Celebrating 50 years of a local chef ’s service

By Georgia Williams | February 28, 2019

He moved to the Orlando area from Washington D.C. amid the chaos of the riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Since then, chef George Vogelbacher has been bringing fine French dining to the Orlando area for decades. “In 1968 we packed up our Mustang and our cat and moved to Florida,” Vogelbacher said. It began when he opened a […]

The women behind the arts

By Georgia Williams | February 28, 2019

Because March is International Women’s Month, it is appropriate to celebrate the women of Orlando who have worked so diligently to enrich the many arts offered here. Some are unsung heroes and others are flamboyant divas, but no matter how they have helped, without them Orlando would never have the rich culture that inspires so many. Harriett Lake, a Tribute […]