Liza Mitchell

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics, Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics

Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo There’s nothing magical about traveling during the holidays, especially when the caravan includes two tour buses for cast and crew and two semi-trucks full of lights, rigs and various other pieces of stage equipment. The cast of A Magical Cirque Christmas endures the hectic schedule to share the delightful family show with audiences across the country. “With this show, it’s very gratifying,” says vocalist Therese Curatolo. “It makes it all worthwhile.” Presented by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists,” A Magical Cirque Christmas brings together the world’s greatest entertainers for …

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Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Comedian built a solid career as an observational comic with a razor-sharp wit and enviable improv skills. She reads a room, and when she senses the slightest vapor of a bite, she rides the comet. She’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with on stage. As with many artists of longevity, it’s a challenge to find a new stone to turn, yet Poundstone always manages to approach topics with a fresh perspective. During a recent interview with EU Jacksonville, I decided to follow her lead by going off-script. Like her act, I prepared a loose outline to follow, …

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Beatlemania! Fab Four to Give Audience Magical Mystery Ride at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Beatlemania! Fab Four to Give Audience Magical Mystery Ride at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Interview with Ardy Sarraf performs as Paul McCartney in the Fab Four Beatlemania is coming to Jacksonville! Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents, the Fab Four takes audiences on a magical mystery ride through the years Nov. 22 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (www.pvconcerthall.com). Billed as the ultimate Beatles tribute band, the Fab Four performs uncanny, note-for-note renditions of Beatles classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in The Life,” “Twist and Shout” and “Here Comes the Sun.” The incredible stage performance includes three costume changes from the early, clean-cut years to the psychedelic period throughout …

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The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Allison Bailey in the North American Tour of WICKED, Photo by Joan Marcus

The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked

Interview with Touring Broadway Actress Allison Bailey It has the bones of the classic of good vs. evil, but, at its core, Wicked is the story of an unlikely friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, long before Dorothy dropped in to the magical Land of Oz. The musical sensation opens the 2019-20 Broadway Series November 20-December 1 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. You can purchase tickets at www.artistseriesjax.com. EU Jacksonville caught up with Allison Bailey, who stars in her “dream role” as Glinda the Good Witch. The Pensacola native is thrilled for the homecoming of sorts and excitedly …

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Jacobs Jewelers is a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville

Meet You Under The Clock: Jacobs Jewelers, a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville for 129 Years

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow For over a century (129 years), Jacobs Jewelers has served as the keeper of the past. The iconic clock has measured many moments in the city’s history from its post at the corner of Laura and Adams streets in Downtown Jacksonville. Since 1890, the timeless beacon has kept watch over families dressed in their holiday best as they strolled the downtown streets, gazing at the windows dressed for the season. Children pressed their noses against the glass in wonder, small girls in patent leather shoes picked out their Christmas toys from store windows while their folks …

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Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale', Photo by Joan Marcus

Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical ‘A Bronx Tale’

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical, A Bronx Tale, based on Palminteri’s true life story. A Bronx Tale takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. The musical production is staged tonight, November 13, at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Jacksonville native Trey Murphy stars as Young Calogero, in the Broadway musical. Murphy, 11, shared with EU …

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Jacksonville Film Festival, Actress Christina Wren, Women's Perspective, San Marco Theatre

Putting Jax on the International Map: The Jacksonville Film Festival Returns

2019 Jacksonville Film Festival If you want to reach people universally, you need to speak specifically. For Jacksonville Film Festival’s , art in all its forms is a way of educating each other on our perspectives and our lives. Film as a medium incorporates the individual performance elements that connect us all as human beings in a universal language we all understand. As program director of the , Driscoll mined through hundreds of submissions to create an inclusive schedule that demonstrates humanity in all its forms. The 2019 Jacksonville Film Festival returns November 15-18 at the (www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com).  The Jacksonville Film Festival …

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Jason Woods Teams up with the Vintage Players for "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells”

Jason Woods Teams up with the Vintage Players for “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells”

As a playwright, Jason Woods is always seeking new experiences through whimsical stories, fanciful characters and clever dialogue. Woods’ developed his most recent script “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell” to create an outlet for senior members of the to showcase their talents in a staged reading presented Nov 8-10 at . “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells” is staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ABET, 544 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach. Tickets are $20 and available at www.abetttheatre.com or by calling 249-7177. “I’ve been pushing them a little further and I’ve created this opportunity for …

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Ice Skating Meets Cirque du Soleil: New Show Axel Comes to the Arena Nov 7-10

Cirque du Soleil on Ice: New Show Axel Comes to the Arena Nov 7-10

With any show, audiences have come to expect its signature style of pageantry and physicality. The new show Axel certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s everything audiences have come to expect, with a twist that creates a new level of visual interest – ice. Cirque du Soleil Axel is staged November 7-10 at the . Axel creates a stunning production with gravity-defying feats and a new element of ice skating combined with live music and multimedia projections that mirror the flavors of a graphic novel. Axel sheds its theatrical roots for a new brand of fantasy driven by the art and the …

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Mayport Road gets a New Mural at Word Revolt Art Gallery, Mayport Mural Painting Party

Mayport Road gets a New Mural at Word Revolt Art Gallery

Artists, merchants and property owners in can add a little color to the city and give it a new sense of place. A public art grant is available to encourage businesses along the commercial strip leading to to incorporate their own vision and help redefine the sagging Mayport corridor. Word Revolt Art Gallery located on Mayport Road is the first recipient of the city’s public art grant program adopted last year. Owners Theresa and Todd Rykaczewski will lead installation of a new outdoor mural on the south facing wall of The Shoppes of A1A North with a painting party Nov. …

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