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The 39 Steps has final weekend, also Shakespeare’s Merry Wives coming to Central Florida

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor This is the final weekend for the Osceola Arts production of The 39 Steps. Directed by Jennifer Henderson, and based on the Alfred Hitchcock film, the high-energy adventure, is played mostly for laughs with a cast of four playing the many various  roles. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic

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  • Royal horses are back Feb. 7 at Osceola Heritage Park

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of the biggest horse shows in the country returns to Osceola Heritage Park, Feb. 7. Gala of the Royal Horses, featuring some of the most celebrated breeds of horses in history, will be at the Kissimmee venue for one show only at 7:30 p.m. Created, produced and led by riding master Rene Gasser, will present a show only previously seen at the famous riding

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  • John Wick delivers on action, thrills, coming to Blu-ray/DVD Feb. 3

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor I have never been a big fan of any film where Keanu Reeves has to act. He really has to be one of the luckiest guys in the business thanks to big franchise roles like The Matrix Trilogy and the Speed films where acting of any sort is not a requirement. Reeves is back in his usual minimal acting form in John

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  • The 39 Steps at Osceola Arts

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The 39 Steps, directed by Jennifer Henderson, is now on stage at Osceola Arts, weekends, through Feb. 1. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps. The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film” The 39 Steps” to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay,

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  • St. Cloud to host games, dancing, movies

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:58 am


    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff is eagerly preparing for many February events for all age groups. • Flag Football: The registration period for the Brent Fullwood Adult Flag Football League ends Feb. 2. Team packets are available at the Civic Center (3001 17th St.) and the cost per team is $325. Teams will consist of seven players minimum and 14 players maximum. A mandatory coaches meeting

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  • Oscar-nominated The Boxtrolls is a visual delight

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Maybe it’s because it was released over the Christmas holidays that The Boxtrolls came and left theaters, and I completely missed it. Fortunately, The Boxtrolls was not snubbed by Oscar. The stop-action animation film received a much deserved Best Animated film nominaiton and, now, the film as available on Blu-ray and DVD too (Universal Home Entertainment). This is a really clever film, with a

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  • Astros tickets on sale

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    The Houston Astros spring training tickets are now on sale. The team’s Grapefruit League opener is March 5 at Osceola Stadium against Philadelphia. Five of the Astros 14 games in Kissimmee will fall on weekends, including matchups with the New York Yankees (March 7 and 29), Atlanta (March 8), the Washington Nationals (March 15) and Pittsburgh (March 22). The Astros host weekday home games against St. Louis (March 10), Detroit

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