Orange Park

Hal Holbrook – creative Twain

Hal Holbrook, at an impressive 91 years of age, continues his 62 year tour performing his legendary impression of Mark Twain and interpretation of the 19th Century American author’s work. I had the exquisite pleasure of attending his performance at the Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts. The lighting and acoustics in this gem of a theater provided the perfect venue to showcase one of America’s most famous touring actors. While Mr. Holbrook can not be pinned down to a specific program for the audience to follow along to since he says that it would stifle his inspiration, he does …

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THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA PREMIERE OF “ONCE”

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the for a limited engagement of two shows on Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM and 7 PM. This will be the Northeast Florida Premiere for the tour. Tickets for ONCE are available now and can be purchased by calling (904) 276-6815 or visiting THcenter.org. ONCE, which was named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway with …

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RUN FOR YOUR WIFE – An OPCT Comedy Farce

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a very funny comedy with “,” written by , on March 4, 2016, with additional performances scheduled through March 20 at their theatre on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. OPCT is the unofficial home of farce on our local stages. Their loyal patrons love this type of humor, and expect to see at least one farce produced every season. Farces start with plausible premises and build to a fever pitch of delirium in which the world has gone into outrageous and preposterous madness, and they’re filled with …

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Oh! That Magic! Creedence Clearwater Revisited

A revival is defined an awakening of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion. High in the Sierra Mountains of Nevada, and were staging their own revival of sorts, playing the songs of an era as . They didn’t plan to revisit history, but when they did, that old, familiar magic came flooding back. “Stu was living in LA and I was still living in the mountains near the Tahoe area. I invited his family out for the weekend to my house to check it out. There we were jamming in my studio and we decided that …

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Different and cutting edge “WRONG TURN AT LUNGFISH”

Orange Park Community Theatre Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom  [email protected] OPCT opened its first show of 2016 on January 15th with the fresh, original, cutting edge drama/comedy “.” The play runs through January 31st at 2900 Moody Avenue in Orange Park, Florida. Call (904) 276-2599 or visit opct.info for additional information and reservations. This unique show has adult language, sexual references, and violence. If none of that bothers you, be prepared to laugh a lot and probably even cry. “Lungfish,” which debuted in 1993, was written by Hollywood writer and producer (Pretty Woman & Lavern and Shirley) and co-authored …

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Ragtime is enchanting!

Venue: Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Directed & Choreographed By: Starring: as Mother as Father as Little Boy as Coalhouse Walker Jr. as Sarah as Booker T. Washington as Tateh as Little Girl as Evelyn Nesbit as Harry Houdini The talented cast of Ragtime The Musical takes the audience back to the early 1900’s to tell a tale of three classes of people in New York. The first group is an upper class family from New Rochelle led by Kate Turner, Troy Buchwalski, and Colin Myers. Kate Turner, as Mother, leads the first act with her beautiful voice and remains …

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A zany comedy “Insane with Power”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] presents the Florida premiere of the zany comedy “” at their playhouse on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. The production, which opened on November 6, 2015, will be on stage through November 22. The play was written by Indiana playwright in 2007, and was the first play he ever wrote. Since then, he has authored a dozen plus comedies that have been produced by schools and community theatres throughout the country. OPCT has a tradition of staging farces; plays with farfetched plots filled with physical comedy. Regular patrons …

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Been Through The Desert: America at THCA

EU talks to original band member Dewey Bunnell America is giving fans a taste of something old and a few new things sprinkled in with a performance of classics and collection of previously unreleased material at the Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts. The band will play from the well of hits that earned Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for starters. They’ll also play covers from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Brian Wilson, and cuts from their latest release Lost and Found. A pre-show dinner package courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill is …

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Flowers In Transition

A Photography Exhibition Featuring the Fine Art Flower Photography of the Award Winning Susan Michal WHAT:                  Gallery Exhibit of Flowers in Transition  WHERE:              Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, the Jack Mitchell Gallery 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065 WHEN:                 Thursday, October 29th 2015 Private Artist Reception 6:30pm-7:30pm Public Artist Reception 7:30pm-9:00pm Exhibit officially opens on October 30th and runs through January 9th 2016  will be revealing 40 of her much anticipated images at the Flowers In Transition photography exhibition …

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Bill Engvall – Grade: EF (Extremely Funny)

Bill Engvall is a platinum album seller, member of the , and star of the Bill Engvall Show. His witty humor based on his life experiences makes him relatable to a vast number of people. It was obvious that several members of the audience were huge Bill Engvall fans as I was accompanied by laughter in nearly in every line that he spoke. In this evening’s routine, Bill shared his experience of building a house with his wife of 33 years, his time on the hit show Dancing With the Stars, and subsequently his experience of having a knee replacement. Bill Engvall …

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