Bravo Bailamos!

“Bailamos” is the Spanish word for “Let’s Dance,” and dance they did! The Orlando Ballet’s Companies brought forth a diverse program with a Latin flavor. Artistic director Robert Hill and local TV anchor Ybeth Bruzual provided an interesting commentary that helped even the novice ballet patron understand the local professional ballet company’s vision. There were contemporary and classical pieces woven […]

Orlando Ballet welcomes Puerto Ricans to free Latin-inspired show

Orlando Ballet’s upcoming production, “Bailamos!,” is celebrating the premiere of its Latin-inspired show by inviting Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. Orlando Ballet is partnering with the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to offer 1,000 free tickets to its Feb. 16 show, according to a press release from Orlando Ballet. The purpose is to […]

Counting my blessings

When I started writing the O-Town Art articles for the Downtown Community Paper I had no idea how many blessings would come my way. Tuesday night the spirit of Christmas came to the Dr. Phillips Center with the production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” A post WWII America needed Mr. Berlin’s story of love and redemption, and maybe it is […]

Everything is beautiful at the ballet

Without a doubt, the Orlando Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” is beautiful. This year’s production added a lot of sparkle including a replica of the million-dollar diamond, ruby and gold “Hope Tiara” displayed in the lobby. Most of the sets and costumes are familiar, but the dancing was fresh and remarkable for any regional company. There are nineteen professional dancers […]

O-Town art in December

The holidays began in November Every year, the sights and sounds of the holidays begin with the Orlando Museum of Art Council of 101’s Festival of Trees. This year’s theme was the “Most Wonderful Time,” and as always, the festival delivered. It always ends the Sunday before Thanksgiving, which also offers many joyful events. The Central Florida Chapter of the […]

Well Hello, Dolly!

It’s so glad to see you back where you belong. Betty Buckley defines classic Broadway Theater at its best. Her heartfelt love of performing stretches well past the footlights and even to the farthest seat in a full second balcony of the Dr. Phillips Center’s 2,700 seat Disney Theater. Buckley (Dolly Gallagher Levi) and her costar, Lewis Standlen (Horace Vandergelder) […]

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