Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

Matthew J. Palm

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Matthew J.:

Orlando arts scene: 3 unusual plays and music news to note

In today’s column, let’s look at three unusual Orlando theater productions and then have a few music updates — including honoring some award-winners and noting a concert’s date change. → Read More

Agatha Christie’s ‘Orient Express’ steams into Sanford with murderous style

'Murder on the Orient Express': Review of the Ritz Theater production of Agatha Christie's thriller by Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm. → Read More

At Orlando Rep, deep thoughts from silly ‘SpongeBob’

'The SpongeBob musical': Review of the Orlando Repertory Theatre production by Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm. → Read More

Megan Hilty, PBS stars and more at UCF Celebrates the Arts

This year’s UCF Celebrates the Arts festival in downtown Orlando will conclude with a tribute to a decade of service from Central Florida’s public-television station WUCF. → Read More

Arius West takes over Fringe ArtSpace plus other weekend shows

Arius West stars in "A Quarter of a Century... and then some," with a look at "Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy," "Sweet Charity," "The Addams Family" and more. → Read More

Party with the Oscars and help Orlando’s next generation of artists

An Oscar-watching party featuring Ginger Minj and Gidget Galore salutes Orlando's arts-loving Singhaus family and benefits the arts scholarships given in the family's name. → Read More

‘Pretty Woman’ makes a pretty messy musical

"Pretty Woman" review of touring Broadway show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts by Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm. → Read More

Timucua elevates the text at first Wordplay Festival

Timucua Arts Foundation brings plays, poetry, opera, rock and more to Orlando to celebrate its first WordPlay Festival. → Read More

Cirque-Disney’s ‘Drawn to Life’ changes: What’s in, what’s out — plus Florida discounts

New highflying acts have joined “Drawn to Life,” the Cirque du Soleil-Disney show at Walt Disney World, and Florida residents can buy discount tickets for a limited time to check out the changes. → Read More

‘Middletown’: Like some lives, it starts strong, then fades out

'Middletown': Review of the production at Fringe ArtSpace by Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm. → Read More

‘Strange Loop’ stars head from Broadway to Orlando for CFCArts event

Central Florida Community Arts’ next fundraiser will boast big Broadway talent: Cast members from the Tony-winning best musical “A Strange Loop.” → Read More

Rollins College unveils $8 million Tiedtke Theatre & Dance Centre

Central Florida arts lovers joined Rollins College faculty and students Thursday afternoon to officially open the Winter Park campus’s latest addition: A new $8 million building devoted to theater and dance. → Read More

2 unusual instruments get their chance to shine at Bach Festival

The harpsichord and viola da gamba are front and center this weekend at the Bach Festival, providing a rare musical treat for Central Florida music lovers. → Read More

‘Surviving Pulse’ opens Reel Deal Film Festival

The documentary follows those who survived the 2016 Orlando nightclub mass shooting but still struggle with emotional after-effects. → Read More

After sold-out Winter Park concert, group’s Christian college gig canceled over gay members

The Grammy-winning King’s Singers were barred from performing at a Christian college in Pensacola — because the group has members who are gay. → Read More

Critic’s Pick: Valencia’s ‘Angels in America’ flies to its finish

'Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika": A review of the Valencia College Theatre production by Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm. → Read More

New Ghost Light cabaret series lets performers, audience get personal

"Breaking Our Mold" is a new cabaret series from Joseph C. Walsh's Ghost Light Theatricals. It starts this month at The Mezz. → Read More

Musical madness: Is it Orlando’s busiest music weekend ever?

The weekend is bursting at the seams with options for Central Florida lovers of orchestral and choral music. → Read More

‘Rock of Ages’ extends at Garden Theatre; PRT honors Black History Month

Two more weeks of performances for "Rock of Ages" at the Garden Theatre, last call for the PRTS' "Black History Month Showcase." → Read More

Comic missteps slow but don’t stop this poignant ‘Prom’

'The Prom' review: Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm reviews "The Prom" at Theatre South Playhouse in Orlando. → Read More