“Josh Recommends” for February 21, 2020 by Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for February 21, 2020 by Josh Garrick 

“If the Bees Go, We Go” hosted by Mills Gallery 
OPENING TONIGHT -- Feb 21 beginning at 6:30 pm to Feb 28 
The harsh reality is if the bees disappear from the earth, mankind would lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all the animals that eat those plants, and so on up the food chain. Artist Kristy Lee Green brings awareness to our fragile eco-system through her encaustic art, a mixed media technique that uses heated beeswax to which colored pigments have been added. She will be joined by members of the ‘Florida Wax Group’ at 1650 Mills Ave in Orlando. Visit thegalleryatmillspark.com 

“If the Bees go, We Go” hosted by Mills Gallery

The Orlando Philharmonic Presents
“Havana Nights: Camille Zamora & the Mambo Kings”

Feb 22 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Bob Carr Theater
Conducted by Albert George Schram, join the Orlando Philharmonic as they turn back the clock to those steamy nights in Old Havana. Hailed as the leading interpreter of Classic Spanish song, Soprano Camille Zamora and the Mambo Kings present a sultry and passionate evening of Latin Music direct from Spain and Cuba including both orchestral and vocal selections from the classical Spanish Zarzuela period combined with the throbbing, toe-tapping Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Mambo Kings. Call 407.770.0071 or visit orlandophil.org 
The Orlando Philharmonic Presents “Havana Nights: Camille Zamora & the Mambo Kings”
The Orlando Philharmonic Presents “Havana Nights: Camille Zamora & the Mambo Kings”

BEEHIVE -- The 60's Musical at the Winter Park Playhouse 
FINAL WEEKEND -- NOW to Feb 22 
Created by Larry Gallagher and told from the perspective of six women who came of age in the 1960s, this Off-Broadway musical recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power! In a semi-concert format, with comments about the period between songs, the show celebrates iconic female singers like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Connie Francis and Lulu, and over 30 of the most memorable songs of the era. Call 407.645.0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org 

BEEHIVE -- The 60's Musical at the Winter Park Playhouse

BEEHIVE -- The 60's Musical at the Winter Park Playhouse

Dancing with the Stars – LIVE at the Dr. Phillips Center 
Feb 23 at 3 pm & 7 pm 
For one day only this show will feature the professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars” in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance from Tango to Foxtrot, Cha-Cha to Waltz – and everything in between. Experience the glitz, glamour and excitement you see every Monday night LIVE on-stage in our beautiful Dr. Phillips Center. The all-new production is already wowing audiences by performing fan-favorite routines from the TV series and new numbers choreographed for live audiences. Call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org 

Dancing with the Stars – LIVE at the Dr. Phillips Center
Dancing with the Stars – LIVE at the Dr. Phillips Center

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Presents “Mean Girls”
Feb 25 to March 1 at the Dr. Phillips Center 
Direct from Broadway, “Mean Girls” is the hilarious hit musical from the award-winning creative team of Tina Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Neil Benjamin, and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up in Africa, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home in suburban Illinois. This naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of ‘frenemies,’ led by the beautiful (but ruthless) Regina George. Cady soon learns you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Presents “Mean Girls”

Spamilton: An American Parody
Feb 25 to March 5 at the Dr. Phillips Center 
This “convulsively funny” (NY Times) parody was created, written, and directed by 
Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit “Forbidden Broadway.” After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Orlando for a limited time. And the best part is, “you don’t have to have seen Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.” (Huffington Post) Call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org 

Spamilton: An American Parody

 

“End of the Road - An Evening with Jack Kerouac" at Penguin Point in Oviedo Mall 
Feb 28 & Feb 29 at 7:30 pm 
This one-man show finds American literary legend Jack Kerouac in the green room of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” drinking and arguing with his ghosts as he prepares to give his final televised appearance. He – and his ghosts – recall his life from the childhood loss of his brother to his failed marriages and on to taking care of his mother. Performed by David McElroy, who has a very special talent for the one-man-show format, the Orlando Sentinel called this play “a solid representation of American literature’s antihero.” Call 407.310.8908 or visit penguinpointproductions.com “End of the Road - An Evening with Jack Kerouac" at Penguin Point in Oviedo Mall
“End of the Road - An Evening with Jack Kerouac" at Penguin Point in Oviedo Mall

“BEN-HUR” 
Feb 28 to March 15 at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
Consider if you will the ‘challenge’ of creating a CHARIOT RACE on-stage as comedy author Patrick Barlow gives us a ‘back-stage look’ at what happens when an amateur theatre troupe attempts to perform the epic story of BEN HUR!!! As the actors struggle with the overwhelming tale of the Jewish prince – and the first Easter – offstage rivalries and romances interfere with the chariot races and sea battles. This new adaptation is a light-hearted, comedic take on a timeless story. Call 407.877.4736 or visit gardentheatre.org 
“BEN-HUR”

Windermere Fine Art Show – a FREE Event 
Feb 29 and March 1 
Please join the good citizens of Windermere as they celebrate their 5th Annual Windermere Fine Art Show. In addition to perusing the works of over 100 Fine Artists from around the country, the day will also feature Irish Dancers, singers, food and wine trucks and more. This FREE event has entertainment for the entire family in beautiful Downtown Windermere. Visit windermerearts.com or call 407.808.0665. Windermere Fine Art Show – a FREE Event

Gladys Knight at the Dr. Phillips Center 
March 4 
Over the last fifty years few Singers have matched the unassailable artistry of Gladys Knight. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Knight has recorded more than 38 albums including four solo albums during the past two decades working with producers Randy Jackson, Gary Brown, Jon John, Jamey Jaz, Tom Dowd and Tiger Roberts. Call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org
Gladys Knight at the Dr. Phillips Center

“ABBA the Concert” at the Dr. Phillips Center 
March 8 at 7:30 pm 
‘21st Century Artists’ has been presenting its ABBA tribute show for well over a decade known as “ABBA the Concert,” and Audiences and the Press all agree – “This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life, dazzling all who see this fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” and “Dancing Queen.” Come dance, sing, and “have the time of your life” at this ultimate tribute celebration. Call 844.513.2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org
“ABBA the Concert” at the Dr. Phillips Center
“ABBA the Concert” at the Dr. Phillips Center

“Last Train to Nibroc” by Arlene Hutton 
NOW to March 8 at Mad Cow Theatre 
“Last Train to Nibroc” is the first in a trilogy of plays by Orlando native, Arlene Hutton. Set in December 1940, May is on an east-bound train where she shares her seat with a young man unable to enlist because of a medical condition. In this boy-meets-girl romance, two young people navigate the tough times of a country at war while discovering what they have to give up to get what they really want. Tickets start at $15 at madcowtheatre.com 

“Last Train to Nibroc” by Arlene Hutton

The Three MUSKETEERS, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
NOW to March 22 at Orlando Shakespeare
Get ready to “swash your buckles” as Orlando Shakes presents “The Three Musketeers,” adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. This often-comic, action-packed, ‘swashbuckler’ follows young d’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they fight to protect the ones they love from evil. This story of double crossings, kidnappings, and secrets comes with lavish sword fights and the “romance” of a time when love and honor (supposedly) ruled the world. Visit orlandoshakes.org or call 407.447.1700 x1 

The Three MUSKETEERS, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

“Spring Bloom” at the Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower 
NOW to March 31 -- 10 am to 4 pm 
Truly “gilding the lily” of Central Florida’s most beautiful historical mansion, experience Pinewood Estate in full bloom with fresh floral displays throughout each of the 20 magnificent rooms of the home created for the Charles Austin Buck family. Tour the home and learn about the estate’s history including its Mediterranean-Revival architecture, furnishings, gardens and the cultural impact of the 1930s, 40s and 50s told through the stories of the first owner and family. Tickets: $5 members/ $7 non-members
Visit boktowergardens.org 

“Spring Bloom” at the Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower

Josh Garrick is the Floria Arts Editor for Wandering Educators

 

 

 

 

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