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Monday Movie Review

WANZIE: I am at a loss for words on this one. On the one hand RULES DON’T APPLY was an utterly fascinating glimpse into the Hollywood Hey Day -era world and eccentricities of famed RKO Studios mogul and aviation innovator Howard Hughes. On the other hand this beautifully art-directed film often settled into a deadening lumbering pace that made it difficult at times to remained focused on the delicious tidbits being served up in sometimes clumsy ways. Yet back on the other hand, there’s not a single misstep in the casting even if the film is peppered with high powered Hollywood names performing smallish roles so very beneath their level of fame and abilities. The intriguing material seemed to take forever to be imparted to the movie goers, and that’s too bad when Warren Beatty was so damned good - impeccable actually - at portraying the enigmatic Hughes.
2 1/2 PINK TRIANGLES

DOUG did not see this film.
Wanzies “CHRISTMAS CURIOSITY” Debuts

OPENING NIGHT THIS WEEKEND!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 at 7 PM

Chef Edgardo Guzman / TaKo Cheena
Proudly Sponsor a Wanzie Presents Production

WANZIES  BARELY  RESPECTABLE
CHRISTMAS  CURIOSITY

Wanzie Performs
BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Written by DAVID SEDARIS

Featuring JOSE’ NAVARRO as The Hillbilly Fiddler

Wanzie Performs
FRONT ROW CENTER with THADDEUS BRISTOL

Written by DAVID SEDARIS

Adapted for the stage and “localized” by MICHAEL WANZIE

Featuring JOSE’ NAVARRO as The PBS Classical Musician

Gidget Galore Performs
MRS. CLAUS IN SANTALAND

Written by MICHAEL WANZIE

Featuring Wanzie as Drunk Santa and Jose’ Navarro as the Elf

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!

Sundays, December 4 & 18, 2016

7 PM

THE ABBEY
Pine Street at S. Eola Avenue
Thronton Park - Orlando

General Admission $18 In Advance
$22 At the door if available

VIP Admission - Reserved Seating at Tables - $25 In Advance
$29 At Door If Available

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There’s A New Level Of Adult Beverage Service In The Village

(Ivanhoe That Is)

IVANHOE CRAFT BAR and PACKY is one of the most innovative craft cocktail bars in the Orlando area, utilizing traditional tools and techniques of craft cocktails with high-quality ingredients and culinary-level integration of produce and fresh products.

Located in the former “Locker Room” sports-bar extension of the Savoy Orlando, the only real challenge this winning concept faces is overcoming that which the space used to be.

IVANHOE CRAFT BAR and PACKY is not being marketed as a gay bar, but instead aims to be a true neighborhood destination where all with a discriminating taste and an adventurous palate can come together to enjoy quality libations in an inviting atmosphere, where easy listening music is played at a volume level conducive to casual conversation and making new friends.

The cocktail chefs at Ivanhoe concoct their own simple syrups, shrubs (vinegar-based derivatives of simple syrups), and juices in- house, and feature many special ingredients like homemade sugar cubes and bitters.

Situated directly opposite the establishment’s long wood-toned bar is an entire wall of bottled liquors available for take-home purchases - thus the “Packy” part of its name which North Easterners will recognize as relating to the term “Package Store”. With a great inventory of liquor in the retail area you can buy and take home what you try at the bar!

The ever-changing Craft Cocktail menu at Ivanhoe is displayed on a chalk board which hangs directly above a glass-doored beer cooler brimming with a diverse Craft Beer selection including excellent locally sourced brews.

The price point for most Craft Cocktails is between $10 and $12, and the professional drinkers at The WANZeGRAM have concluded the fee structure to be an excellent value for the quality of the often theatrically produced concoctions.

Master Mixologists, both male and female, donned in crisp white linen aprons employ such techniques as fire-torching citrus twists and flame-smoking glassware with the fumes of right-before-eyes charred wood chips of varying fragrances.

Lest you think all of this sounds a bit stuffy, rest assured it’s not. Here’s what Master Drinker Wanzie himself reports:

“The really cool thing about Ivanhoe Craft Bar And Packy is the opportunity to enjoy these fahhhbulous and meticulously crafted drinks that are being created with an air of sophistication in a place that is completely devoid of the snobbery one might expect in such a joint. There’s no dress code, and the clientele is consistently neighborly. Nobody is there putting on airs. It’s always a downright friendly crowd, yet you get the feeling that you are visiting someplace special where you are treating yourself or your guests to something special, with prices that are an excellent value for the money. However, being on a budget myself, I like to stop in during happy hour which is from 2 PM to 8 PM every day when all beers are a buck-off and all Craft Cocktails are $2-Off! Every time I’ve visited, Bar Chef/Manager Dane Calder or his real life sister/mixologist Erica Calder, who also tends bar there, have enticed me with a new concoction, and I have yet to imbibe anything I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. The ever-gregarious hostess-with-the-mostess/establishment co-owner Brandon Llewellyn even gets with the program and forgoes his usual bare-chested scantily-clad look popular with Savoy patrons next door, sporting a button down shirt and vest whenever he steps behind the bar at Ivanhoe Craft Bar and Packy."

“This is precisely the type of place the area has been missing,” says Wanzie. “I sincerely recommend checking it out, and I promise if you have even an ounce of class and enjoy superior inventive libations and good company without a well-brand liquor bottle in sight, you won’t be disappointed.”

IVANHOE CRAFT BAR & PACKY
1915 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

HAPPY HOUR 2 PM – 8 PM

Craft cocktails are $2 off & Draft beers are $1 off

407.270.4685

http://theivanhoeorlando.com

Add Sophistication & Unique Taste To Your Holiday Gathering:

We at The WANZeGRAM strong armed our friends at IVANHOE CRAFT BAR and PACKY into sharing with our Subscriber Friends three of the many proprietary recipes for craft cocktails now on offer as season specialties on the continually rotating seasonal menus featured at Ivanhoe Village’s newest and most unique cocktail lounge.

Here are a few sample recipes made by their master mixologists that are sure to add a crowd-pleasing touch of class to your Holiday Party or most intimate get-together:

CU-ED UP

Glassware: Highball

Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 oz Crop Cucumber Vodka
1⁄2 oz of Lime Juice (4 wedges pressed)
2 medium Basil Leaves
1⁄2 oz of Saint Germain's Elderflower liqueur
1⁄4 oz of Simple Syrup
2 Dashes of Celery Bitters
Top with Jamaican Ginger Beer

Preparation:
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a Highball with two square cubes, top with Ginger beer to a dime’s length from glass top

Garnish: (1) cucumber slice & (1) Basil Sprig

You may purchase ALL of the ingredients required to make this beverage - including produce - for $93 + tax at Ivanhoe Craft Bar & Packy, and the bartender will demonstrate how to prepare the drink for your edification. Your purchase will yield approximately 16 Cocktails.

Recipe created by mixologist: Brandon Llewellyn Instagram: @llewey

HOLIDAY PUNCH

Glassware: Coupe

Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 oz Absolut Vodka
1⁄2 oz Simple Syrup
1⁄4 oz Lime Juice
1⁄2 oz Cranberry Juice
Top with Wycliffe Champagne

Preparation:
Shake all ingredients but Champagne and strain into glass, then top with champagne.

Garnish: Twist of Lime staked through a candied cranberry

To make the candied cranberries:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup cranberries

Preparation:
Cook 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water in heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer to top of double boiler. Add cranberries. Cover berry mixture and place over simmering water. Cook 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from over water. Let cranberry mixture stand at room temperature overnight.
Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar on plate. Drain cranberries well. Add to sugar and turn to coat. Let dry at least 30 minutes. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

The approximate cost of purchasing ALL of the in-store ingredients called for in this recipe is $100 plus tax, and will yield you about 25 cocktails. Great for a small party.

Recipe created by mixologist: Erica Calder
Instagram: @therictamonster

Great for entertaining on a budget:
CHRISTMAS  MOSCOW  MULE

Glassware: Copper Mule Mug

Ingredients:
2 oz Smirnoff Vodka
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Cranberry Juice
4 torn up mint leaves
Top with Jamaican Ginger Beer

Preparation:
Pour Vodka, Simple Syrup, Torn mint leaves, and Lime Juice in tin and shake, then strain into glass with ice.  Top with Cranberry juice and Ginger Beer

Garnish: Mint Sprig and Two Cranberries

The approximate cost of purchasing ALL of the in-store ingredients called for in this recipe is only $37 plus tax, and will yield you about 15 cocktails. Great for a small party!

Recipe created by mixologist: Dane Calder Instagram: @saoneus

Add IVANHOE CRAFT BAR & PACKY on social media to get their most up to date menu and recipes for your holiday parties:

FaceBook: @ivanhoeorlando      Twitter: @theivanhoeorlando

Instagram: @theivanhoeorl    SnapChat: @theivanhoeorlando

 IVANHOE CRAFT BAR & PACKY
1915 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804

HAPPY HOUR 2 PM – 8 PM

Craft cocktails are $2 off & Draft beers are $1 off

407.270.4685

http://theivanhoeorlando.com

Buy Yankee Candles for Holidays - Support Orlando Gay Chorus

The Orlando Gay Chorus is partnering with Yankee candle fundraising to help achieve the popular group’s 2016 fundraising goals. Yankee Candles are the world's #1 candle brand and they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and decor items at a range of prices. The most important thing to note is that a whopping 40% of every sale will be donated to the Orlando Gay Chorus when you order online using the special Chorus Group Code indicated below.

Yankee Candle products are perfect for anniversaries, housewarmings, birthdays, and many other occasions. Think - Christmas and Chanukah gifts. Yankee Candles also make the perfect holiday-gathering host or hostess gift.

Here’s all you need do:

Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the Orlando Gay Chorus group number: 990104739 in the Start Shopping Box. Then shop for catalog items and online exclusives to help the Chorus reach their goal. It’s that easy.

Online orders over $100 will receive a flat shipping fee of $5.99.

Start Shopping

www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

Picture(s) Of The Week

Our Unfortunate President Elect just hates this PICTURE OF THE WEEK. The Donald has taken time out from his busy schedule of making 4,600 administrative appointments and his continual tweets about SNL and HAMILTON to let NBC know just how much he dislikes this image of himself and the network’s use of it. Poor baby got his whittle feelings hurt, and as usual can’t keep his mouth shut nor decease his relentless attempts to intimidate and influence our free press.

We at the WANZeGRAM feel this snap captures the personality of the new leader of the free world with insightfulness and an almost spooky level of transparency into his true character and overall sourpuss outlook on life and our country, coupled with his typical scorn of anything and everything that isn’t Trump-created or Trump-approved. The Editorial Staff at the WANZeGRAM feel very strongly THIS specific picture should be used as the basis of and inspiration for his Official White House Portrait.

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My Two Cents

SHALL WE LOOK AT THE FACTS?
By Mike Dorman

"We all know that many of the [anti-Trump] protests are promoted and funded by George Soros," begins a letter in Tuesday's local "news" paper.  If it were true, it would be his (Soros') right to do so; however, other than his long standing involvement with Moveon.org., no one, let alone "we all," knows any such thing.

The letter is among the most singularly self-contradictory I've ever read. The writer claims the Republican platform is based on, among other things, Biblical principles. On the other hand, it continues, the cursed Democratic platform "denies God,” (and among other claims) "Makes government a god and supports many special interests groups"...ad nauseum. My readers are well aware of my feelings regarding organized religion, but sometimes lunacy such as this demands response, not in support of religion, but of facts.  

The USA is a secular state where all are free to worship as they choose to (or not). A Governmental role in religion is specifically proscribed and, as the founders made clear, the inverse is also true. If the author desires to live in a state where political doctrine is dictated by scripture, allow me to suggest Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, or the Vatican. And, coincidentally, the Republican platform shatters what Jesus referred to as the Second Great Commandment - "love thy neighbor as thyself."  It is probably worth mentioning that Jesus omitted the words "Only if they are white, straight, male supremacist, and believe exactly as do you." 

Regarding piety, allow me to remind us all that the current president elect has avoided essentially all involvement with any religious activity since his teens, with the exception of his three  publicly stage managed, grandiose, trophy wife "trade ups." Wife number two, meanwhile, has acknowledged that the marriage was the alternative to her having an abortion, proposed by him, refused by Ms. Maples. This disaffection with religion, and plasticity regarding abortion, ignored by his sycophant fan base, was of course accompanied by incessant slandering of his opponent, herself a lifelong devout United Methodist congregant.

Regarding "special interests," the writer has it backward (again).  Special interests support the government. An examination of the lobbying efforts of Big Pharma, the Energy Lobby, Insurance, and the Banking Industry make this pretty clear. As a matter of curiosity, I did a bit of research (remember "facts?") regarding lobbying expenditures and who gets what from whom. The most sobering statistic was that if one adds all the (declared, as some is almost certainly under the table) lobbying expenditures for 2015 and divides by 535 Senators and Representatives, the math will amaze you.

Total lobbying expenditures for the year were over $4.4 BILLION, which, doing the math, works out to $8.25 + MILLION for every member of the Congress. Of course none of these special interest groups (poor, immigrants, non-white) accounted for any of this money.

Of the ten top industries which lobbied Congress in 2016, seven of them gave the most to just 3 members of Congress. Retirees, Oil/Gas - Cruz (R), Investment banking, Real Estate - Rubio (R), Insurance, Big Pharma, Commercial banking - Ryan (R). Of the top 20 lobbying interests, the only ones which did not give the large majority of its funds to Republicans were specific Democrat PACS and Education.     

While we were being encouraged by those incessant ads on TV to be "Energy Voters" and assured that it was "a non-partisan issue," Ted Cruz was getting much of his $107 million campaign funding from the 90% of gas/oil lobbying which went to Republicans. Now tell me again about those damned Democrats and the special interests?  

Mike Dorman is a man who lives in The Villages who does his research before often correcting misstatements in his local “news” paper by illuminating those pesky things that were once important in political discourse called “facts.”

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Now Playing

TONIGHT - Thursday, December 1

Edgewater Drive is transformed into a winter wonderland! Santa, Snow, Street Perform-ers, Vendors, Live Music, All Stores Open Late: 5 PM – 9 PM

FREE!

TONIGHT - Thursday, December 1
SHANGHAI ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Dr. Phillip’s CFTPA 8 PM
Walt Disney Theater

$35
Click Here for Tickets

Saturday, December 2
B 52’s
Hard Rock Live! 7:30 PM

$67 - $78
Click Here for Tickets

Saturday, December 3
Michelle Knight Tommy Wooten Rebecca Fisher Jazell Barbie Royale Jessica Hoehn Tim Evanicki Drew Sizemore
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CABARET
The Footlight Theater 7:30 PM

$15
Click Here for Tickets

Saturday, December 3
LIGHT UP THE COURTYARD
WANZIE as SANTA
SOUNDS OF FREEDOM MARCHING BAND
Parliament House Courtyard 11:20 PM

FREE!

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC: EMANUEL AX
Bob Carr Theater Saturday 8 PM / Sunday 2 PM

$62 / $44 / $33 / $21
Click Here for Tickets

Monday, December 5
Doug Ba’Aser
A VERY TAFFY CHRISTMAS - HO, HO, HO!
The Abbey 8 PM

$12 Advance / $15 Door
Click Here for Tickets

Monday, December 5
2017 ORLANDO FRINGE LOTTERY
Orlando Shakes - Orange Venue 6 PM

FREE!

Monday, December 5
Mike Delamont
CHRISTMAS IN FLORI-DUH
Orlando Shakes - Orange Venue 8 PM

$18
Click Here for Tickets

Through December 11
MAN OF LA MANCHA
Sonnentag Theatre at The Ice House Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 PM / Friday & Saturday 8 PM / Sunday 2 PM
$21.50 / $9.50 5-17 Years-Old / $19.50 Student over 18
Click Here for Tickets

Through December 11
A MARVELOUS PARTY:
A NOEL COWARD CELEBRATION
Winter Park Playhouse 7:30 PM/2 PM Matinees

$40 / $36 Seniors / $15 Student & Industry
Click Here for Tickets

Through December 18

The Garden Theatre

$23 / $19 Student & Senior / $12 Child
Click Here for Tickets

Through December 18
THE PERFECT GIFT

DANGEROUS THEATRE SANFORD Friday & Saturday 8 PM / Sunday 1 PM

$20 / $15 Students, Seniors, Military, Fringe Buttons /$10 Industry Nite Dec. 5
Click Here for Tickets

Through December 30
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD AND THEN SOME
Orlando Shakes Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 PM / Saturday & Sunday 2 PM
Margeson Theatre

$25 /$30 / $40 / $50
Click Here for Tickets

Through January 26

Orange County Regional History Center 10 AM – 5 PM

$8 At Door

Comming Attractions

Bob Dylan

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Celtic Women: Voices of Angles

The Lady In Red Gala      Esperando La Guardia

Annie Moses Band

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds - The Final Performances

Lillly Tomlin     Magic Men Live

Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

Orlando Ballet: Dracula  

Festival of Bacon   Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dionne Warwick   Alan Cummings

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Lindsey Sterling   Puscifer

Orlando Ballet: The Nutcracker

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone In Concert

The Boston Pops Plays The Beatles

Joe Bonamassa   Pilobolus: Shadowland

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions

Dancing With The Stars Live

Florida Theatrical Association Presents

Fairwinds Broadway In Orlando 2016/2017 Season

At Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
December 13 - 18, 2016

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
February 7 -12, 2017

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
March 7 -12, 2017

MATILDA The Musical
May 9 -14

FINDING NEVERLAND
June 6 -11

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SPECIAL ADDED FEATURE:

WICKED
January 11 - 29, 2017

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In the following area you will find opening dates for future attractions at various venues in the Greater Orlando Area so you may plan ahead. Emboldened listings indicate events added as of this edition of your Gram. Shows and Events opening tonight through this coming Monday are listed in the NOW PLAYING section of this edition of your Gram.

December 8

Orlando Ballet
THE NUTCRACKER

Dr. Phillip’s CFTPA
December 9 NAKED BOYS SINGING Footlight Theatre
December 10 EBI - Jane Javani World Tour Bob Carr Theater
December 10 Orlando Gay Chorus GLAD TIDINGS The Plaza Live
December 12 HERE COMES THE FUNNY TOUR Bob Carr Theater
December 13 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dr. Phillip’s CFTPA
December 17 Central Florida SOUNDS OF FRREEDOM Marching Band & Color Guard “HOLIDAZE" Show Orlando Rep

 

DANCE/THEATER - VarieTEASE WinterBLUE
Winter...when days grow shorter and nights seem darker, and the world slows. We look to the artists and storytellers to fill the nights -until the cold and darkness end- with tales of how the winter came to be, and of ghosts, and of childrens dreams and memories of fairytales and toys and wishes and Christmases from long ago. We come together, and we reflect, and we wait...knowing that winter will end and the light will come again.

This all new VarieTEASE comes with another twist; it will be outside under the stars on the The Venue Little Lawn of Fabulousness. So bring your blankets and bundle up and grab a Hot Beverage to keep you warm.

This show features original music and a very VarieTEASE Soundtrack including Florence and The Machine, Banks, Bastille and a few Vintage surprises! The cast of six includes, Tymisha Harris (The Venues Artist of the Year, Josephine Baker, VarieTEASE) Michelina Wingerter (Improv artist extraoidinaire), Megan Boetto ( Dance Captain, VarieTEASE, Orlando Predators) Lola Selsky (VarieTEASE, Comedic relief) and Jack Kreeger (VarieTEASE, Universal and the guy who does all the lifts!)

Blue Star & Joyce Arbucias
Present A Blue La La Production

VarieTEASE WinterBLUE

6 SHOWS ONLY

DECEMBER 8 - 10 and 16 - 19

8 PM

THE VENUE
Little Lawn of Fabulousness
511 Virginia Dr
Orlando 32803

$15 BYO Blanket or Chair
$20 Seats  / $25 VIP
Reservations: 407.412.6895

NOTE: This is an outdoor performance. Check the weather
forecast and dress accordingly

COMEDY - CHRISTMAS IN FLORI-DUH
Orlando Fringe favorite and internationally acclaimed comic storyteller
MIKE (GOD IS SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN) DELAMONT returns to Orlando just in time for the Holidays with a one-night-only special event that celebrates all of the strange, insane, and truly bizarre news stories that have come out of our great state of Florida.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

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COMEDY - A VERY TAFFY CHRISTMAS: Ho! Ho! Ho!
Doug Ba’aser brings back Orlando audience favorite Taffy for an hour-long cabaret that is sure to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. This is NOT the usual “family entertainment” holiday fare. Taffy is a semi-retired 60 year-old prostitute who still knows how to have a good time! The show is full of special guests and lots of surprises. Abbey regular John B. deHaas will be tickling the ivories for Taffy and her guests. You’re guaranteed to be entertained at this bawdy, sexy, hysterically funny show and, yes, there will be something for the Jewish folks too!

Doug Ba’aser Presents

A VERY TAFFY CHRISTMAS:



Ho! Ho! Ho!

Featuring
Doug Ba'aser,
Tommy Wooten, Janine Klein, Eddie Cooper, And Special Guests

Monday, December 5, 2016

8 PM

THE ABBEY
Pine Street at S. Eola
Thornton Park - Downtown Orlando

$12 Advance / $15 at Door

Click Here for Tickets

THEATER - NAKED BOYS SINGING
Naked Boys Singing returns to the Footlight Theatre. This hilarious revue features 16 original songs, 6 gorgeous guys, and no clothes– a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number “
Gratuitous Nudity,” to the screamingly funny “Bliss of a Bris,” audiences and critics alike have hailed “Naked Boys Singing!” as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. While actors in the show are nude a majority of the time, nothing about the show is pornographic in nature.

Familiar original cast members Kevin Kelly, William Bruce, and Joshua S. Roth are joined by newcomers Wes Miles, Jeremiah Johnson, and Sean Patrick Philibin. New staging and sets, along with new Choreograpy by Fiacco results in an all-new reimagined revival of the show that packed its houses earlier this year. Special Performances are planned for New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, which will include a dessert buffet!

December 9 - March 11

Tim Evanicki Productions Presents

NAKED BOYS SINGING!

Fridays & Saturdays and Valentine’s Day

7:30 PM

THE FOOTLIGHT THEATRE
The Parliament House Resort
410 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805

Patrons must be at least 18 years of age

$20 & $30

 Click Here for Tickets

NAKED BOYS SINGING is a great Bachelorette/Bachelor Party destination or Girls/Boys nights out! For groups of 10 or more, email tim@evanickiproductions.com for discounted rates.

THE PERFECT GIFT
Stacia hates the holidays and how they have become nothing more than a commercial excuse to find the perfect gift for everyone you know. On Christmas Eve she runs into Winter, a homeless friend she often shares lunch with. Together they reminisce about the holidays of their youth. Stacia accepts an invitation to go to Winter
s celebration under a bridge with another homeless friend. There she learns that sometimes all you need to do is listen with your heart and maybe the holidays are not so bad after all.

THE PERFECT GIFT

Written & Directed by
Winnie Wenglewick

Featuring
Winnie Wenglewick   Thomas C. Taffinder   Larry Stallings

December 2 - 18

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 1 PM

DANGEROUS THEATRE SANFORD
(Formally the Princess Theatre)
115 W. 1st Street

Sanford, FL 32771

$20 / $15 Students, Seniors, Military / Fringe Buttons

INDUSTRY NITE
Monday, December 5 at 8 PM
$10 “Theater Folks”

ALIVE AFTER 5 - PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Thursday, December 8 at 8 PM

Every second Thursday is Sanford's monthly “Alive After 5” event from 5 PM to 8 PM taking place just one block from the theatre on 1st Street. Enjoy Alive after 5, then see THE PERFECT GIFT.

Donations collected at the end of the show.
Cash-Only At Door Reservations

407.358.6677

Advance Credit Card Ticket Purchases

Click Here for Tickets

MUSIC - GLAD TIDINGS
A holiday tradition in Orlando continues as
The Orlando Gay Chorus presents its annual Holiday concert:

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 PM

&

Sunday, December 11 at 4:30 PM

THE PLAZA LIVE
425 N. Bumby Ave

Orlando,
FL 32803

$25 / $30 Priority Seating / $10 Child

Click Here for Tickets

Founded on February 14, 1990, The Orlando Gay Chorus boasts  100 singing members on stage led by Artistic Director and Conductor James Rode. The popular group is also composed of 26 associates and 30 support-only members, including straight-ally financial adviser Wayne Dictor. The Chorus strives to inspire individuals, the community, and the world through excellence in musical entertainment. The Orlando Gay Chorus uses music to change images and attitudes, build a stronger community, and make the world a better place.

MUSIC - HOLIDAZE CONCERT
Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard is
Orlandos own LGBT+ concert and marching band. The group’s founding mission is to provide exceptional music entertainment and inspirational services for the community, and to promote LGBT awareness, acceptance and equality in a positive way through performances ranging from parades and concerts to visual arts. The Band will present its winter concert, HOLIDAZE, on December 17. The show will feature beloved holiday music from Halloween to New Years Eve, plus a sparkling silent auction. 

HOLIDAZE

Central Florida Sounds of Freedom
Band and Color Guard

Saturday, December 17, 2016

7 PM

ORLANDO REPERTORY THEATRE
1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando 32803

$10 / Kids FREE!

Click Here for Tickets

THEATER  -  AFFORDABLE REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE
Need rehearsal, meeting, or workshop space? Orlando Fringe has got you covered! Located on the 2nd floor of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center situated within the Fringe office complex is a fabulous 1,960 square foot space complete with a small stage, light tree, sound board, and wired microphones to meet your minimum technical needs.

The space is typically available seven days a week from 9 AM-11 PM.

The facility also features 50 seats, restrooms, folding tables, Wi-Fi, a small kitchenette for storage of hot or cold food, and an elevator for loading and ADA compliance.

Rates are as low as $15/hour. House managers and technicians are available upon request for an additional reasonable fee.

For more information, contact the lovely and always helpful Paula Whigam: paula@orlandofringe.org or call 407-648-0077

A Note From Wanzie

My Christmas show for 2016 is a departure from the norm (as if any of my Christmas shows have ever qualified as being in anyway typical) in format.

With the inclusion of musician Jose’ Navarro in the cast, obviously there will be a touch of class in this year’s production that may not have been in evidence in our Christmas shows of yore, but lest you think you may be cheated out of your annual dose of Wanzie-devised yuletide irreverence, I would ask you simply be mindful of the title which includes the phrase, “Barely Respectable” and the word, “Curiosity.”

The show is somewhat of a throwback to old school TV sketch-comedy variety hours featuring material by one of America’s favorite humorists, David Sedaris, some of which has been slightly tweaked by myself to reflect our local community. Additionally I’ve done a bit of original writing delivered by popular drag persona Gidget Galore as lovable Mrs. Claus.

Once again during this time of year our goal at Wanzie Presents is to serve a dual purpose; to allow you to celebrate the spirit of the season by way of a healthy dose of adult humor, while at the same time offering you a respite from the norms of the often hectic and syrupy-sweet holiday season.

I do hope you will come out and enjoy our efforts. As always it is our pleasure to share them with you, and as always we will be grateful for your support and patronage.

Thank you for your consideration.

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