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Theater West End secures its future for now, Parkland parent takes the stage, plus more Orlando performing arts news

America’s gun violence crisis will hit home at House of Blues on Sunday, Jan. 19, when activist Manuel Oliver, the father of a slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, makes Disney Springs the sole Orlando stop on his national tour of Guac: My Son, My Hero. Oliver’s one-man multimedia performance traces the aftermath of his son Joaquin’s murder, which led Manuel and his wife, Patricia, to found Change the Ref, a grass-roots awareness-raising organization intended to help future leaders counteract the NRA’s influence.…

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