May 13-20 – Orlando Sentinel

The 31st Annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival: Experience Orlando’s favorite and most unique cultural event. 6:00 p.m.; May 17; Loch Haven Park, 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando;

Avenue Q: Part flesh, part felt, and filled with heart, “Avenue Q” is the hilarious musical that tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college graduate named Princeton. 7:30 p.m.; May 13-15, 19; Mad Cow Theater, 54 W. Church St. in Orlando; $30 to $52; 407-297-8788;

Be a pirate! : A one man show written and starring Thom Mesrobian is coming to the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. 7 p.m.; May 17-31; Orlando Shakes, 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando;

Magnificent: The Carole King Musical: 2 p.m.; May 14-15; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando

The beauty and the Beast: 7:30 p.m.; May 13-15, 18-19; Garden Theater, 160 W. Plant St. in Winter Garden

Doubt: a parable: Bay Street Players’ Vanguard series features a limited engagement of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning drama “Doubt: A Parable.” 8:00 p.m.; May 13-22; The Historic State Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis; $11 to $21; 352-357-7777;

Jonny and the puppets: Join Jonny & the Puppets for story time fun. Hear great stories, watch puppet shows, sing songs, do wacky dances and more. 10:00 a.m.; May 18; Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road in Astor; 352-253-6180;

Larry Kramer’s Normal Heart: Set during the early years of the AIDS pandemic, “The Normal Heart” is a passionate indictment of a society that allowed the plague to occur. 7 p.m.; May 13-15; The Ensemble Company (in residence at Penguin Point), 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo; $16 to $20; 407-310-8908;

Things to do


An overview of entertainment and sporting events in Orlando and Central Florida.

The Princess Strikes Back: A Wife’s Search for the Space Cowboy of Her Dreams: Hilarious touching. 7 p.m.; May 18; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando; $6 to $15;

The Spongebob Musical: The stakes are higher than ever in “The SpongeBob Musical,” the dynamic musical based on Nickelodeon’s iconic series! 8:00 p.m.; May 13-15; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave. in Orlando; $14.50 to $39.50;

Spotlight Cabaret Series featuring professional artists: This unique form of entertainment features a different professional singer every month in the beautiful lobby bar. 7:30 p.m.; May 18; The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C in Winter Park; $10 to $20;

Theatre: Pump Boys and Dinettes: The Pump Boys sell high octane products on Highway 57 in Grand Old Opry Country. The Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp restaurant next door. 2 p.m.; May 13-14, 19; The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C in Winter Park; $22 to $46; 407-645-0145;

Show of youth theater companies: Details to come. 7 p.m.; May 13; 5700 Trinity Prep Lane in Winter Park;

Valencia College Dance Summer Institute: A Valencia College staple since 2000, this four-week summer program is designed for 20-25 students in grades 9-12. 9 a.m.; May 14; East Campus of Valencia College, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando; $200; 407-582-2091;

VCS Dance Spring 2022 Dance Concert: The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center at The Villages has long been known for providing a variety of popular entertainment throughout the community. 6:00 p.m.; May 13-14; Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main St. in The Villages;

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