Orange Park

Saved by the Smallest of Them All: Orange Park Community Theater Delights Crowds with Seussical the Musical

Theater-goers packed Orange Park Community Theater on Sunday, September 16th for a rousing rendition of Seussical the Musical, the first production of the theater’s 49th season. Whimsical and entertaining, Seussical inspired a heartfelt standing ovation and lifted the spirits of young and old alike. Directed by , the musical runs from August 31-September 30th. The show features local talent and took about 2 ½ months of dedicated work to prepare for opening. “This show has had me excited,” Green says, “It’s such a fabulous group of people to work with and I just love them.” Seussical the Musical is a …

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THEATRE REVIEW: Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) at The Island Theater

To be or not to be. Ah, that is the question. Having seen the first performance of The Island Theater’s rendition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), I highly recommend that you ‘be’ at the theater to enjoy it before it fades away into the annals of history. Directed by , whom I recall as the extremely talented actress who portrayed Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, the hilarious sharing of the works of Shakespeare by three of the most enthusiastic young men I’ve ever witnessed will forever be etched in my mind. Bobby Bickles, Vincent Bonilla, and Matt Felts …

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Pull in to the ‘Bus Stop’ at The Island Theater

By Madeline DeLorie Fleming Island’s The Island Theater opened Bus Stop by William Inge on August 10, 2018.  The production will run from August 10 through August 19 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Bus Stop by William Inge is a classic play known best by area audiences for the movie adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe.  The play itself was written and set in 1955.  The setting is not ignored by set designers Tricia Williams, Dave Baker and Whit Williams as they have created a working 1950’s diner mixed with rural touches of the Kansas Plains …

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✌️WIN TICKETS✌️ Don’t Miss Hippiefest at the Thrasher-Horne Center!

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll! Throwback time when Hippiefest 2018 rocks its way into Thrasher-Horne Center AUGUST 2 at 7:30 PM. This year’s far out lineup includes: Vanilla Fudge – “Thoughts”, “You Keep Me Hanging On”, “Bang Bang”, “Season of the Witch”, “Shotgun” Badfinger featuring Joey Molland – “Come & Get It”, “No Matter What”, “Day After Day”, “Baby Blue” Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels – “Devil With Blue Dress On”, “Jenny Take a Ride”, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”, “Sock It To Me Baby” Rick Derringer – “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo”, “Real American”, “Hang On Sloopy” With over twenty-two Billboard charted …

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The Oak Ridge Boys “Shine the Light” At Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts

For 75 years, the music of The Oak Ridge Boys has delighted audiences around the world. Founded in 1943 as the Oak Ridge Quartet, the current lineup has been together since 1973. The quartet consisting of Duane Allen (lead), William Lee Golden (baritone), Joe Bonsall (tenor) and Richard Sterban (bass) continue to record and tour with the Mighty Oaks Band. I grew up listening to their legendary blend of gospel, blues, and country rock, but never had a chance to see them live until now. Why did I wait so long? The performance opened with a witty introduction by Darrick …

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Brings Laughs To The Island Theater

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Directed by Tricia Williams Choreographed by Javier Fernandez Music Direction by Christine Phillips Monty Python’s Spamalot was entertaining and provided a lot of humorous moments intertwined with amazing choreography and musical numbers. I really enjoyed watching the actors as I tried to figure out the plot.  is loosely based on Camelot. I do not want to spoil it for others that have never watched it on screen before, but I will say it is a bit naughty with some interesting twists. The play was comprised of two Acts. Act I contained 15 songs and Act II 12 songs. I don’t …

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School of Rock The Musical at The Island Theater

Performances:  April 28th – May 6th, 2018 Directors:  Tricia Williams & Evan Bowen Who says that school can’t be fun?  Certainly not anyone who experiences the rockin’ good time delivered by the outstanding cast performing at this May.  The students of Horace Green are accustomed to rules, discipline, and the merit system.  Although all of these qualities are admirable, it takes a slacker with a passion for music to rock their worlds.  The production starts out with Dewey’s band ‘No Vacancy’ performing the song I’m Too Hot for You.  When the band members kick Dewey () out of his own …

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Love Is In The Air: Almost, Maine at the Island Theater

Love is in the air in Almost, Maine. Or is it?  Filled with witty metaphors and peculiar situations, Cariani’s very creative take on life and love in the unorganized town so far north that the residents call it Almost, Maine. The romantic comedy is comprised of eight scenes or vignettes which tell a brief story of two characters with a Prologue, Interlogue, and Epilogue that teasingly winds and wraps around the scenes cleverly creating a ninth vignette. The remaining show times are April 12-14 at 7pm. ACT I Starting with the Prologue, the audience gets a hint that love is …

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“ANNIE” is Delightful at The Island Theater in Fleming Island

Directed by Tricia Williams, Choreographed by Javier Fernandez Annie was delightful. After a long week at the office, I enjoyed the entire production.  I think most everyone is familiar with the rags to riches story of orphan Annie, so I will concentrate my review on the actual play. The lights went down on cue at 7:30 p.m. and after a brief introduction by director Tricia Williams, the show began with a trumpet playing solo with more instruments chiming in to the music of Tomorrow.  It opens with most of the orphans sleeping in their beds and some trying to fall asleep. …

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Dual Critics Review: KISS ME KATE at the Orange Park Community Theatre

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW OPCT opened a delightful version of “Kiss Me Kate” with its first show of 2018, for a run from February 9 – March 4. The theatre is located at 2900 Moody Avenue, in Orange Park, Florida. For reservations, call 904-276-2599 or visit ShowTixNow.com.   For additional information, see www.opct.info.  “” is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” and is a play within a play. The show is set in Baltimore in the 1940’s and tells the story of Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, a divorced couple who have been brought together …

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