Friday, June 23, 2017

Fringe hit 'Ominous George' gets encore performance at Maxine's on Shine this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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We here at Orlando Weekly are among playwright-producer Steve Schneider’s greatest fans. Not just because he has staged Orlando Fringe hits like Escape From Baldwin Park and The Wait List Murders; not only because we stand in awe of his encyclopedic knowledge of KISS minutiae and grammatical rules; but – full disclosure – because he was a major part of OW’s editorial team for several years as film and arts editor and even now still writes a weekly film column for us. But those are the reasons we’d go to the show; why should you? Well, this is a one-night-only remounting from last month’s Fringe festival, at which Ominous George won Patrons’ Pick in their venue and the Critics’ Award for Best Original Score/Music. Schneider says the cabaret-style show is “like a concept album come to life: as if the great producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, KISS) had helped a band work up a song cycle for the stage instead of the recording studio.” And as well as a snappy local beer list, Maxine’s is one of the most picturesque cafés in town. This might be the most Orlando-in-the-know evening you’ll ever experience.

7 p.m. Sunday, June 25 | Maxine’s on Shine, 337 Shine Ave. | | $10

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