Tag Archives: Michael Wanzie

December 01

Review: ‘Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail “Living Nativity” Christmas Spectacular’

Actor and playwright Michael Wanzie delivers an all-new holiday classic with Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail “Living Nativity” Christmas Spectacular. From the mind that brought you Ladies of Eola Heights and Wanzie’s Glittering Star-Studded A Christmas Carol, Wanzie offers up high-camp, variety-show style numbers and an unedited take on the first Christmas. This unconstrained depiction combines […]

October 31

‘A Tired Old Whore’ | November 1 – 22, 2014

Tired Old Whore Taffy is coming to Parliament House’s Footlight Theater after a successful run at 2014’s Orlando Fringe Festival. Taffy(Doug Ba’aser) is retiring after 40 years in the “business” & boy does she have stories. In this hit play, written by John Ryan, Jeff Jones, David Lee and Michael Wanzie, the old gal reminisces […]

April 30

2014 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival | May 14 – 27

Now in its 23rd year, Orlando International Fringe Festival is an institution, the highlight of the theater year. A defining feature of the Fringe Festival, is all the LGBT acts by local favorites as well as international fare. In fact, Fringe was listed as one of the reasons Advocate voted Orlando one of the gayest […]

December 04

Wanzie Presents… ‘A Trailer Trash Christmas’ | November 30 – December 21, 2013

The plot revolves around the Christmastime eviction of an eclectic group of stragglers who failed to vacate the premises when first notified the dilapidated Carolina Moon trailer park would be demolished to make room for a gay time share complex. The oddball residents join forces to raise money for their legal defense fund as they […]

August 19

Lizzie Borden: A New Musical | August 23 – September 8, 2013

The newly re-imagined musical production of Lizzie Borden, from the minds of Rich Charron and Michael Wanzie, debuts at the Theatre Downtown beginning Friday, August 23. In this latest incantation, the writers take you into a modern day setting, where the murders of Lizzie and Emma Borden’s parents are sensationalized along with the trial, by […]

August 15

The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode

Only 2 dates remain for this parody play inspired by the popular 80s sitcom, which plays at The Footlight Theater at the Parliament House August 16 & 17. He’s tackled Joan and Christina Crawford, Hannibal Lechter and Clarice Starling, and the Sugarbaker gals of Atlanta. Now he has his sights set on the girls at […]

May 21

Fringe Review: Celebrity Match Game: The Musical(And A Game Show)

Sometimes even the best art benefits from reinvention…but as they say, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ In Michael Wanzie’s latest incantation – a reworked version of last year’s award-winning Celebrity Match Game – Celebrity Match Game: The Musical (And a Game Show), a lot of music, a bit of game show and little […]