We here at Orlando Weekly
are among playwright-producer Steve Schneider’s greatest fans. Not just because he has staged Orlando Fringe hits like Escape From Baldwin Park
and The Wait List Murders
; not only because we stand in awe of his encyclopedic knowledge of KISS minutiae and grammatical rules; but – full disclosure – because he was a major part of OW
’s editorial team for several years as film and arts editor and even now still writes a weekly film column for us. But those are the reasons we’d go to the show; why should you? Well, this is a one-night-only remounting from last month’s Fringe festival, at which Ominous George
won Patrons’ Pick in their venue and the Critics’ Award for Best Original Score/Music. Schneider says the cabaret-style show is “like a concept album come to life: as if the great producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, KISS) had helped a band work up a song cycle for the stage instead of the recording studio.” And as well as a snappy local beer list, Maxine’s is one of the most picturesque cafés in town. This might be the most Orlando-in-the-know evening you’ll ever experience.
7 p.m. Sunday, June 25 | Maxine’s on Shine, 337 Shine Ave. | ominousgeorge.tix.com