Top 5 Summer Inside Activities
'Dog Sees God,' Margaret Cho, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,' Drew Carey and 'Jacksonville by Design'
DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
8 p.m. June 14-15, 19-22, 11 p.m. June 15 and 22
Players By the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach
Tickets: $20, $17 for students, military and seniors
Written by Bert V. Royal and directed by Bradley M. Akers, “Dog Sees God” follows main character CB as he starts to question the existence of an afterlife after his dog dies from rabies. New York Magazine said of the play, "’Dog Sees God’ doesn't feel like the same old high-school-warfare schlock. The characters — teenage and reckless — are both genuinely sympathetic and unquestionably cruel.”
8 p.m. June 29
The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown
Tickets: $35, $45
On tour with her brand new stand-up show “Mother,” comedian Margaret Cho makes a stop in Jacksonville benefiting JASMYN and Oasis. The show offers an untraditional look at motherhood and how women are viewed in “queer culture.” Cho includes observations on race, drugs, sexuality, celebrities, culture and politics. “Ms. Cho put on a hysterically funny 90-minute set,” Bust magazine said of her performance. “It was the most explicit and painfully honest performance I’ve ever seen from her giving it 100 percent.”
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT
June 12-Aug. 4
Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside
An Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice, “Joseph” is based on the biblical saga of a young man who wears a coat his mother made, a miasma of color and fabric. With little spoken dialogue (almost entirely sung), the play touts a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music. "It's been a long time since the Alhambra has done this show, and with our new technology, we'll be able to make it even better than folks remember it," Alhambra Managing Partner Craig Smith said on the theater’s website.
8 p.m. July 12, 8 and 10 p.m. July 13
The Comedy Zone in Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin
Tickets: $35, $40
American actor, comedian and game show host (“The Price Is Right”), Drew Carey makes his way to the River City for three standup performances. Carey starred in his own ABC sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show” for nine seasons starting in 1995. He hosted an American version of the British improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” from 1998 to 2006.
JACKSONVILLE BY DESIGN: AIA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE
Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank
Admission: $10 adults, $8 kids ages 3-12, seniors and active military
Presented by MOSH in partnership with the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, “Jacksonville by Design” presents the past 100 years of architecture in Jacksonville, from the Great Fire of 1901 to today. It’s displayed in The Loft Gallery on the museum’s third floor.