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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Movie of the Week

WANZIE:
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
is beautifully animated with amazing attention to detail except in the story-telling department. An onslaught of visually appealing action scenes in rapid succession does not a good movie make. Despite its terrific look and some very clever dialogue, this is only a mildly entertaining film. DreamWorks’ animators need to harken back to Disney animation basics and remember that at the heart of truly good animated film is the story, and that the story needs to have heart front and center, not as an afterthought.
2 ½ Pink Triangles
 

DOUG did not see PENQUINS OF MADAGASCAR.  He saw and reviewed TOP FIVE, which he awarded only 1 ½ Pink Triangles, and begged Chris Rock to “just stop making movies.” Doug said, “The poor man simply can not act. He’s tried enough times. He never gets any better. It’s painful to watch. He needs to stop!”

Sing out Louise” - It’s Christmas, for Chirssake!

LOOK WHAT YOU MAY WIN -

Don’t juice it; juicing removes all the fiber. Don’t blend it; blending leaves big chunks. Extract it with NutriBullet; fully broken down, ready to nourish! A $120.00 system, and no shipping and handling to pay!

You can win everything pictured above at the Holiday Piano Sing-A-Long Party on December 21!

Wanzie will also be giving away:
LOGITECH HD WEBCAM 310

For HD video calling and connecting online. Smoother. Sharper. Richer. Clearer. Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology. It’s what makes a Logitech webcam better. It’s smoother video, sharper pictures, richer colors, and clearer sound in real-world conditions. Go beyond built-in. Flexible and adjustable! Value: $69.95

Or you may win:
XTRAEM SPORT SERIES WRAP AROUND BUDS

Super soft wrap-around tips. Ergonomic design. Noise reduction in-ear buds. Mini-mic. Play control button. Extension cord. Custom-fit ear pads. Deluxe zippered case. Value: $22.95

Or you may win:
INDINA MENZEL – HOLIDAY WISHES CD

Including a duet with Michael Buble

You may win any of the above prizes, and many, many more at THE HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG PARTY hosted by WANZIE with the fabulous KELLY RICHARDS at the piano!

And even though the poster does not indicate it,
the party will include

Susan’s
Holiday Nosh Buffet

Wanzie sez,’ “They canceled this event last year ‘cause I was dizzy. This year they are going to overlook that and have Kelly and me back to reprise our annual holiday song fest where you can be among the singing stars and win free drinks and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes. Do come join us!”

Pictures of the Week

With Long-Time Orlando Actress Gerri Mansfield

On Sale In Our Box Office

FINAL SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE

December 20 at 7:30 PM

Previous 3 Shows Were Sold Out!

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SPECIAL INDUSTRY NITE PERFORMANCE

Monday, December 22 at 8 PM

RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY!

"The biggest surprise might be that even though some jokes don't meet politically correct standards, you likely won't feel guilty for laughing."
-- Matt Palm, The Orlando Sentinel
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December 20 at 7:30PM

Monday December 22 at 8PM

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Now Playing

Friday, December 19
A VERY MARY CHRISTMAS

The Footlight Theatre
$5 Cash at the door

Sunday, December 21
Kelly Richards’ & Wanzie’s

HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG PARTY

Infiniti Lounge at PH: 6 PM – 9 PM

FREE!

Through December 21
PB&J’s

SLEIGH

Fred Stone Theatre at Rollins
$20/$15 under 12 & Matinees

www.pbjtickets.com

Through December 21
A BREAKTHROUGH FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Breakthrough Theatre
$12
http://www.breakthroughtheatre.com

Through December 22
ONE MAN “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

December 19 & 20 @ The Venue
$20/$15 Students & Seniors
www.southernwindstheatre.com
December 21 & 22 @ Bay Street Players
$15

http://baystreetplayers.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=595

Through December 22
WANZIE’S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL “LIVING NATIVITY” CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Footlight Theatre
$18 Advance/$20 Cash at Door

Wanzie Presents Box Office

Through December 22
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Theatre Downtown
$22/$18 Students & Seniors
407.841.0083

Through December 26
INVASION: CHRISTMAS CAROL

SAK Comedy Lab
$12-$15

Through December 28
A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical

$18/$16 Seniors, Students & Military/$12 under 12
407.896.7365

Through January 4
JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD

Mad Cow
$24.25 - $36.75
http://www.madcowtheatre.com

Epcot's Candlelight Processional 2014

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator recounts the biblical account of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the production as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.

This year, an exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few all-new to the Candlelight Processional—are set to lend their voices, including:

  • Ana Gasteyer (NEW!) – December 18 - 20, 2014
  • Marlee Matlin – December 21 - 23, 2014
  • Isabella Rossellini – December 24 - 25, 2014
  • Blair Underwood – December 26 - 27, 2014
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 - 30, 2014

Show times take place 3 times during each day of the event at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM, except on December 7, 2014 when show times will take place at 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM only.

Please note that sign language interpretation will be performed at each show. All celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Processional Dinner Package
Enjoy guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional.
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YARD SALE – BETH MARSHALL PRESENTS’ ANNUAL SALE
Items For Sale include:

Vintage Furniture, Costumes, Set Pieces, Props, Wood, Men’s clothes, Plus Size women’s clothes, Christmas items, household knick-knacks, 24″ brand new in box Insignia Flat Screen TV, Black sofa, Household items, artwork, gift shop items (small holiday presents) art/crafts by local artists, games, cool gothic-y stuff, and surprises. Visit Beth Marshall's FB page for select photos from the sale:
 
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551988981

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20

8 AM-3 PM

(NO EARLY BIRDS)

3372 Hillmont Circle

Orlando, FL   32817

All proceeds benefit Beth Marshall Presents’ 2015 fringe shows:
HOODIES and COMMENCEMENT

THEATER – CHRISTMAS BY COMMITTEE
The annual Citrus Village Christmas show is in a slump. With just the right amount of spunk and holiday know-how, a newcomer in town may just have what it takes to get things back on track. But first she must convince the town’s quirky Christmas committee - a surly band of misfits - that the season is more than just personal agendas and citrus-themed activities. In an original world premiere musical overflowing with song, dance and laughs, the holiday heroine must come to the rescue before it’s too late!

CHRISTMAS BY COMMITTEE

Now Playing Through December 21

Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 2 PM & 8 PM, & Sunday 2 PM

THE GARDEN THEATRE
160 W. Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL

$29/$25 Students & Seniors
$12 Under 12 & Saturday Matinees

http://gardentheatre.org

THEATER – A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Theatre Downtown tradition continues. The annual Christmas classic, now in it’s 13th year (and its final performance at the Theatre’s present location), Christopher Rohner’s stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be presented as no other theater in Central Florida has ever presented it. It’s a lavish production complete with live music and singing under the direction of Rochelle Curbow Wheeler, period dancing with choreography by Darci Riccardi, fabulous costumes by Fran Hilgenberg donned by a very large cast headlined Tim DeBaun giving a most memorable performance under the direction of Frank Hilgenberg.

As the curtain falls on the Orange Avenue chapter of the Theatre Downtown saga during this, their 25th Anniversary year, what better way to show your support for this cherished institution than by coming out and enjoying this highly produced, much loved, traditional telling of Dickens’ immortal Christmas classic.

Arrive early to enjoy pre-show caroling which begins 30 minutes prior to each performance.

 

Through December 22

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 PM

Sundays, November 30 and December 7, 14, and 21
2:30 PM

THEATRE DOWNTOWN
2113 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL  32804

$22/$18 Seniors & Students

407.841.0083

Coming Attractions
In this section you will find opening dates for future attractions so you may plan ahead. Emboldened listings indicate events added as of this edition of your GRAM.


TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

March 10 – 15, 2015

Walt Disney Theater
Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

Tickets Also On Sale For

BOOK OF MORMAN
December 26 – January 4

Disney’s
NEWSIES
January 27 – February 15

Disney's
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
May 12-17, 2015

JAZZ ROOTS SERIES - ORLANDO BALLET
CONCERTS – COMEDIANS - DANCE – VARIETY
BIG STARS!

Details & Reservations:
http://www.drphillipscenter.org

Box Office Hours
10 AM – 4 PM, Monday - Friday

(closed on holidays and weekends)

December 19

Orlando Ballet THE NUTCRACKER

Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
December 21 Kelly Richards & Wanzie’s HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG PARTY

The Infiniti Lounge

At PH

December 26

Torrick Halls’
TWERK THE HALLS

Hard Rock Live!
December 26 THE BOOK OF MORMON Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
December 27 JANINE KLEIN – A JEW DOING A CHRISTMAS CABARET Footlight Theatre
January 2 DANCING WITH THE STARS Bob Carr Theater
January 4 HOWIE MANDELL Hard Rock Live!
January 5 JEREMY JORDON The Abbey
January 10 Orlando Philharmonic: SCHEHERAZADE Bob Carr Theater
January 13 Orlando Ballet UNCORKED The Abbey
January 16 JAZZ ROOTS: PINK PANTHER 40 Dr. Phillips Center
January 17 SPENCER’S THEATER OF ILLUSION Dr. Phillips Center
January 17 JERRY SEINFELD

Dr. Phillips Center

January 21 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Orlando Shakes
January 23

Orlando Ballet
SWAN LAKE

Dr. Phillips Center
January 27 Disney’s NEWSIES

Dr. Phillips Center

January 29

Blue Star in CABARET

The Abbey
January 31 MARK KOZELEK Dr. Phillips Center
February 2 BRET MICHAELS LIFE ROCKS SEMINAR Hard Rock Live!
  POTTED POTTER Dr. Phillips Center
February 6

Wanzie in DOUBT: A PARABLE

The Garden Theatre
February 8 BILL MAHR Dr. Phillips Center
February 8 CELTIC THUNDER Hard Rock Live
February 11 DIANA ROSS - IN THE NAME OF LOVE TOUR Dr. Phillips Center
February 14 HARRY CONNICK JR. Dr. Phillips Center
February 15 JASON MARAZ Dr. Phillips Center
February 17 ALICE COOPER Hard Rock Live!
  SLAVA’S SNOW SHOW Dr. Phillips Center
February 27 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Osceola Center for The Arts
A Note From Wanzie

Dick Cheney is one of the most deplorable Americans to have ever held office. The fact that he is actually crediting the Bush administration-backed torturing of human beings for everything from 13 years of no terrorist attacks on American soil to the Obama administration’s obliteration of Osama Bin Ladin is not only obscene, but is also arrogant beyond belief.

Every shred of evidence and every credible investigation and indeed every conscionable person actually involved in the torturing arrives at the very same conclusion; the torture was a complete and total failure! The torture yielded little to zero credible information being extracted from those victimized by the practices. And every credible source indicates the only truly valuable information came from standard internationally acceptable interrogation techniques.

What we do know we manifested from the Cheney-championed torture is a small number of deaths directly as a result of the practice  (and these people died having not yielded anything worth knowing), and sadly many, many American men and women who have come forward to report they are changed people as a result of the torturing of fellow human beings. These Americans report they are now somehow broken, and are literally haunted and mentally impaired for having taken part in administering the torture. They can’t sleep at night. They can’t focus. They have difficulty working. They can’t face themselves in a mirror. These are seriously wounded people even though they may have never engaged in battle. They will never be the same. And some have said they know they will never recover.

Despite this evidence and testimony and carnage, Cheney has the gall to go on national television and proclaim the torture was a great success, and that he would engage in the practice again in a second – or rather that he would have others administer the torture on his behalf, as I doubt this despicable disgrace of a human being would have the ability to do it himself.

The absolute worst thing about Cheney’s performance on Meet The Press this past week was his constant invoking of the 9-11’s dead. By his logic, it is perfectly acceptable that we strung a guy up naked and allowed him to freeze to death – a guy named Gul Rahman, who, by the way, has since been discovered to be completely innocent and to have been completely uninvolved in terrorized activities; his capture was one of complete and total mistaken identity – but by Cheney’s logic, it is totally acceptable that we detained, tortured, and killed this innocent man because it was not as bad as the killing of 3,000 Americans on 9-11. This type of thinking is MADNESS!

With regards to the practice of torture in general, Cheney’s appalling statement that the ends justified the means is not only delusional since everyone but he seems to have concluded the torture yielded no credible information (at least than any intel that was not also obtained by way of non-torturous interrogation techniques), it exemplifies everything we as Americans abhor about our enemies. It is a statement that says to the rest of the world, it matters not what we, as an international community, have agreed is unacceptable, because when it comes to America achieving what it wants, or when it comes to America desiring to exact revenge, we will simply disengage from our international treaties, and indeed, from morality itself.

When it comes to torture, the ends do not ever justify the means.

And to Mr. Cheney may I say, when it comes to the specific torture that was carried out at your behest, there are no positive ends to even speak of - let alone - defend; only broken, wounded, and dead people. End of fucking story, you Goddamned evil asshole!

I’m WANZIE And That’s All I Wrote!

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