It seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for Orlando Weekly's first-ever Artlando arts festival, and already the second annual edition is right around the corner. This year's Artlando is 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 26, and will once again bring the best of Orlando's performing and visual artists to Loch Haven Park for a full day of free activities (thanks to our sponsors, who include Sam Flax, CityArts Factory, Orlando Museum of Art, Artegon and the Downtown Arts District). There will be events for kids, pet lovers and people who like to drink, which should pretty much cover everyone. There's still time to sign up as a visual artist, performing artist or volunteer; visit artlando.com for more info.
If you were in Sin City early this month, you might have heard about a hot new vocal duo burning up the Las Vegas Little Theatre a few blocks from the Strip. Of course, Orlando audiences are already familiar with Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore from performances at Theatre Downtown and Winter Park Playhouse. The pair just took Side by Side, the Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé tribute they developed locally, on a well-received tour to Vegas; catch them at their next hometown show before they start charging Celine Dion prices.
Get set to relive your favorite shows from Fringe Fest 24 (or catch up on a few hits you were too busy in the beer tent to see) during next month's Fringe Year Round mini-fest. Six shows (including Critics' Choice Award-winners Autobahn and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll) will get single-performance revivals at Orlando Shakes Sept. 4-6. If that's too long to wait for your Fringe fix, check out Movies Out Loud at the Abbey Wednesday (Aug. 12), as hosts Jeff Jones and Michael Wanzie mock Valley of the Dolls.
Tim Evanicki: Cheaper Than Therapy, Aug. 12-13 at Winter Park Playhouse ... Heathers: the Musical, Aug. 13-23 at Dr. Phillips Center Pugh Theater ... Dames at Sea, through Aug. 22 at Winter Park Playhouse ... Dog Meets God, through Aug. 24 at Parliament House Footlight Theatre ... Clybourne Park, through Aug. 31 at Mad Cow.
Clandestine Arts presents Carrie: the Musical, Aug. 21-30 at Marshall Ellis Theatre ... Tribes, Aug. 21-Sept. 20 at Mad Cow ... Cydney Clark: Coming of Age, Aug. 24 at the Abbey.