Gen Y Productions concludes their run of The Flick July 12, and $15 student and industry rush tickets are on offer for the remaining performances. I had some issues with the pacing of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning script, but the acting and direction were so strong that I'm still thinking about the show weeks later. If you want the opportunity to see something at the new Dr. Phillips Center other than deep-pocketed national tours, go support this path-blazing local production.
Since Watermark recently stole Billy Manes from us (we miss you!), I'm returning the favor by ripping off their recent interview with actor-director David Lee, who just reprised his Fringe hit Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll at Parliament House. The big news is that Lee has taken over at the club's Footlight Theatre, and is teasing a potential future revival of his best-known role, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The next two acts he's booked are an encore of John Ryan's drama 1969: Stonewall on July 11 and 18, and Jeff Jones' Little Miss Parliament House pageant parody on July 25.
Also on July 25, National Dance Day returns to Orlando at the Cultural Park on Princeton Street, just steps away from Orlando Ballet's studios on McRae Avenue. This year's collaboration between the Ballet and the Center for Contemporary Dance features free outdoor stretching, cardio, and choreography sessions where you can learn the steps to the official So You Think You Can Dance/Dizzy Feet Foundation "Everybody Dance" routine. In addition, nearly two dozen artists and instructors offer complimentary dance classes for all ages and abilities; sign up at NationalDanceDayOrlando.com.
Ain't Misbehavin', through July 12 at Mad Cow Theatre ... Dinner With Friends, through July 19 at Mad Cow Theatre.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, July 9-18 at Marshall Ellis Theatre ... The Importance of Being Earnest, July 10-18 at Theatre UCF ... Tim Evanicki: Corner of the Sky, July 14 at the Persian Room ... Aida in Concert, July 15-16 at Dr. Phillips Center ... Playwrights' Round Table: Summer Shorts, July 17-Aug. 2 at Orlando Shakes ... Phantasmagoria: Wicked Little Tales, July 24-26 at Orlando Shakes ... Dames at Sea, July 24-Aug. 22 at Winter Park Playhouse.