Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach: Home Beach Home

Atlantic Beach is one of those rare geographical locations that only occupies a single side of a major roadway. If you straddle the middle yellow line at the foot of Atlantic Boulevard, you can put one foot in and the other in . For me, the last 20 years of my life existed south of the yellow line. It wasn’t until last spring that I officially stepped beyond the divide and into life in Atlantic Beach. I’ve lived in a dozen tiny beach apartments since migrating across the in the early 90’s. Each had its own peculiar blend of salty …

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This delightful quartet of actors delivers THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW opened ’s religious comedy on May 8, 2015 for a four-weekend run, through May 24. The theatre is located at 715 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida; call 249-7177 or visit ABET Theatre.com for tickets and additional information. Disagreements, disputes, and debates about religious beliefs have existed since the beginning of history; public debates about theological truths that began during medieval times were referred to as “disputations.” Currently, the USA has over nine hundred denominations of Protestants alone, and with freedom of religion and speech, we can anticipate that disputes will continue for the foreseeable …

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Lost Twins Reunite in “BLOOD BROTHERS”

“BLOOD BROTHERS” ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened ’s provocative award-winning musical “Blood Brothers” on March 13, 2015. It will be on-stage through March 29 at 716 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach, Florida. For reservations, call 904-249-7117 or visit abettheatre.com Other than a short weekend run at FCCJ almost twenty years ago, this is a brand new musical to the North Florida area, despite the fact that after a debut in Liverpool in 1983, it transferred to London’s West End and won the Olivier Award, Britain’s version of the Tony Award, for best musical. After tours in 1984 and …

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Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre: 2015 Winter/Spring Schedule

716 Ocean Blvd., 249-7177 www.abettheatre.com ABET’s mission is to bring the excitement of live theatre to diverse audiences. There is an emphasis on new and original plays and neglected classics, and on developing new talent. We seek diversity in all aspects. Many roles are race/gender neutral. We invite everyone to get involved – volunteer, join the  Guild, buy a subscription, make a donation, audition for a play, or take a drama workshop for adults or children. March 13-29 BLOOD BROTHERS The captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate, and …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS”

ABET presented a three-performance run, beginning January 30, 2015, of the biographical one-woman play about Ann Landers, world famous advice columnist. , Executive Director of , called upon Fernandina Beach actress to bring this work to the stage for its Jacksonville debut after the production that was originally scheduled during this time period had to be cancelled. Ms. Nichols motto should be “has play, will travel.” She has previously performed “,” the story of , at ABET as well as throughout the United States and Ireland. She took a break from her solo shows in July, 2014 when she appeared …

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theatre review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

 opened “One Man, Two Guvnors,” a comedy about food, money and sex, on October 24, 2014. Written by English playwright , it will remain on stage through November 9 at 710 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Call (904) 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for additional information.If you planned a visit to England this year but for some reason could not go, well, relax, ABET to the rescue with authentic British comedy. This show debuted in London in May 2011 where, with the exception of a brief tour, it remained until March, 2014. The play was highly acclaimed in the London …

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Walking the Tightrope of RENT

There are few truths so universal that they speak to every generation in any language. The Broadway smash holds those truths up to the light, exposing the bones and the heart in all of us. Players by the Sea stages the ground-breaking musical July 18 through Aug. 9 at 106 N. 6th Street in Jacksonville Beach. Call 248-0289 or visit www.playersbythesea.org for ticket information. It’s a first for director , who oversees all of the theater’s educational programming. Rodriguez was only seventeen when he was initially introduced to the characters struggling to fuel their passions and battle the demon HIV …

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Red – theatre review

The  opened John Logan’s “,” winner of six 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Play. It will be on stage through March 29, 2014 at 716 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Call (904) 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for reservations. The play is about abstract impressionist painter . Now, you may not be familiar with him or the play and may be wondering about the relevance of a drama about a man who died over forty years ago and whose work is not as widely known as, for example, that of . Well, let us pique your interest. In 2007 Rothko’s …

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ABET’s Songs for a New World

ABET opened its last show of 2013, with Jason Robert Brown’s creation entitled “Songs for a New World.” Mr. Brown put this collection of his songs together several years ago, prior to his achieving fame by winning a Tony for his musical “Parade” (which was staged at Players by the Sea, a few seasons ago). This is a musical but one unlike the traditional musicals we experience, most of which have linear storylines and unambiguous conclusions. The seventeen songs in this two-act production stand alone, and each song has its own plot that unfolds as it is being sung. If …

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