It's been just over four months since the 2015 Orlando Fringe, but applications for next May's 25th annual festival are already available online at orlandofringe.org. All you need to toss your producer's hat into the lottery is a nonrefundable $25 application fee and an idea for a show before Nov. 16. Looking for inspiration for your future Patron's Pick? Australian Jon Bennett is back in Orlando for Fringe Year Round this weekend, Oct. 16-18 (see page 42). If you need further motivation, Movies Out Loud (co-sponsored by the Fringe and Watermark) lets loose Logan Donahoo and Rob Ward on the Warwick Davis trainwreck Leprechaun in the Hood at the Abbey Oct. 16.
Orlando is awash in outdoor art festivals of late, from last month's Art in Odd Places and Artlando to this Saturday's Creative City Project. But don't let CityArts' Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory exhibit (opening this Thursday) slip between the cracks, because over the past five years this has grown into downtown's hippest Halloween art crawl. This edition features performances by Salvador Live, O Mi Lasa, Kattya Graham featuring Ka Malinalli, and Florida Tribal Dance, plus psychic readings, costume contests and much more. The Pine Street party starts at 6 p.m., and the live lineup kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with steampunk storytelling troupe Phantasmagoria.
NOW PLAYING Joe's NYC Bar, through Oct. 18 at St. Matthew's Tavern ... CFCArts presents Into the Woods, through Oct. 18 at Central Christian Church ... One Man Star Wars Trilogy, through Oct. 18 at Dr. Phillips Center ... You Can't Take It With You, through Oct. 25 at Mad Cow Theatre ... La Cage aux Folles, through Oct. 25 at Garden Theatre ... Phantasmagoria VI, through Oct. 31 at Orlando Shakes ... Orphie and the Book of Heroes, through Nov. 8 at Orlando Rep ... Bakersfield Mist, through Nov. 15 at Orlando Shakes.
UPCOMING A Clockwork Orange, Oct. 15-19 at DRIP ... Hair, Oct. 15-25 at Theatre UCF ... Bat Boy: The Musical, Oct. 15-31 at the Abbey ... Sweet Charity, Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Valencia College East ... Bathhouse: The Musical, Oct. 23-Nov. 22 at Parliament House ... My Name Is Asher Lev, Nov. 6-Dec. 6 at Mad Cow Theatre.