“In the Heights” is pure joy to watch. In fact, the show’s warmth flows in every direction , radiating with love of family, love of one’s culture, love of the energy of New York City and most of all, a love of home.

The nine-piece band captures the Latin flavor of the s...

September 27, 2018

Despite the cool air inside Orlando Shakes, the heat of Washington Heights poured throughout the sold-out theatre on opening night of "In the Heights". The season opener for the newly rebranded theatre's 30th anniversary, packed an abundance of soaring melodies, energe...


Two Tony-winning hits from the last decade are currently enjoying exceptional local revivals, demonstrating once again that Orlando's theaters can be just as great as any on the Great White Way.

When I first saw In the Heights back in 2010,...

September 27, 2018

Director Nick DeGruccio is wise to how audiences will interpret the show today, and presents a masterclass that could be called How to Make a Classic Production More Accessible to Modern Audiences. His progressive cast is among the most delightfully diverse group of pl...

September 27, 2018

Out Director Puts Some Latin Twists on a Classic at TUTS

Nick DeGruccio

Nick DeGruccio previews ‘Guys and Dolls.’ 

By Don Maines

The Hot Box nightclub is muy caliente in the latest Theatre Under The Stars production of Guys and Dolls.

That’s because the show is...

September 25, 2017

ORLANDO – David Gaines cuts a truly commanding presence as Cervantes, the tax collector, playwright and dreamer in the legendary Broadway show “Man of La Mancha,” now being performed at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, that he’s thrilling ever moment he’s on stage.


McCoy Rigby Entertainment and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts have reimagined this gem of a musical in a wonderfully creative way and the result is truly something special. If you are one of the few who has not seen the show before, or if you've only seen it...

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