Boeing, Boeing for liftoff off at Alhambra

BOEING, BOEING, currently onstage at the Alhambra, is listed as the most performed French play in the Guinness book of world records.  Marc Camoletti’s play (translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans) is a farce: a comedy that seeks to entertain by being exaggerated, improbable and absurd.  The trick and challenge to producing a good farce is that the actors

The Wonderment of Disney’s FROZEN

As the last show in this season’s FSCJ Artist Series, FROZEN is Downtown Jacksonville April 27-May 4th.  With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, the show is based on the 2013 film. I previously wrote about my conversation with Lauren Nicole Chapman (Anna) from the


April 3, 2024
On Tuesday SIX, THE MUSICAL opened at the Performing Arts Center as part of the FSCJ Artist Series.  This show lives up to hype around it.  It is 80 minutes of high-energy entertainment that will have your eyes glued to the stage. Without giving away fun twists to this unique

Cain’t Say No to OKLAHOMA! at the Alhambra

February 24, 2024
The first collaboration of the writing duo of Rodgers (music) and Hammerstein (book and lyrics), OKLAHOMA! is the epitome of a “book musical”, where dialogue and music intertwine seamlessly to move a story forward.  The show may have been written over 90 years ago, but it provides today’s audience with

Best Barista — Elias, Tetherball Coffee

January 18, 2024
Best Barista Elias, Tetherball Coffee Avid coffee drinkers know how vital it is to start the day off right with a nice, hot cup of joe. They also know that making a good cup of coffee can easily go very wrong in inexperienced hands. At Tetherball Coffee, Elias not only

Best Speakeasy — Volstead

January 18, 2024
Best Speakeasy Volstead Shrouded away on Adams Street, hidden under the guise of an old-timey barber shop is the moody speakeasy Volstead. Volstead is the cream of the crop when it comes to speakeasies in Jacksonville, and consistently stays true to the tradition of dark lighting and misguided entrances. Once
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