Orange Park

Zany Charm & Fun…”LUCKY STIFF”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The and the presents the first show of the 46th season of this all-volunteer theatre company. The show, which opened on September 11, 2015 and will be on-stage through October 4, is the kind that OPCT patrons love; madcap farce with farfetched plots. And music. And dancing. “,” with book and lyrics by , and music by , is making its Florida premiere at OPCT, and will be of interest to many local theater-goers. These two musical geniuses created the music and lyrics for “,” and the book, music, and lyrics for “” and “.” …

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R5 Launches Summer Tour At Thrasher-Horne

  Unless you are a tween or the parent of one, there is a solid chance R5 hasn’t yet landed on your radar. With a new album and summer tour underway, this may be just thing to bring the five-piece band the exposure it deserves. kicks off a U.S. tour, featuring special guests Jacob Whitesides and Ryland, July 7 at the , with stops in Boston, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Houston, San Jose, Phoenix and a special Aug 23 performance at LA’s famed Greek Theatre. Dropping July 10 worldwide, R5’s new album Sometime Last Night is the driving force behind …

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Fourth of July Celebrations on the First Coast

Join the City of Jacksonville for the 4th on the River. Celebrate Independence Day from 5-10pm with live entertainment, interactive activities, food and beverages, and spectacular fireworks displays at three locations along the St. Johns River. The Shipyards on Bay St. Join in the family fun with a water balloon toss, three-legged race, giant Jenga, crafts, face painting, caricature artist, live entertainment, BBQ, Jax Happenings Mini Challenges, fireworks and more! No coolers or outside food allowed. There will be a Free Concert featuring performances by The Band Be Easy and Pop/Rock sensation – Orleans, the 70s Pop/Rock band that brought …

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They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY

REVIEW OPCT chooses a summer musical to close out their theatrical seasons, and for the 2014-2015 season, it’s that preposterously zany laugh riot, “,” which opened on June 5, 2015 and will run through June 28, 2015 at their playhouse on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. The musical is based on the cartoons of the late , whose first published cartoon with the famous characters he created appeared in 1938 in “The New Yorker.” The characters became an enterprise unto themselves, with a sitcom, two animated series, three films, and pinball games. The musical opened in 2010 in New …

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Excellent Performances In “THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The classic “Philadelphia Story” opened April 10, 2015 on the OPCT stage and will run through April 26. Seventy-six years have passed since ’s “The Philadelphia Story” debuted on Broadway in 1939. The play was written for , who starred both in the play and in the film version, which was financed by . Both the play and the film were huge hits. The years have not diminished the grace, charm, and humor of this true classic. In case you have not caught the excellent movie version with Hepburn, , and , or “,” the …

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DUAL CRITICS: OPCT’s “A Toby Show”

Orange Park Community Theatre "Toby Show"

OPCT opened its first show of 2015 on February 6, with the family-friendly comedy “,” which will be on stage through February 20 in. The play was written by the late Aurand Harris who penned over fifty plays, the majority of them geared toward good family entertainment. The play is a throwback to the days before radio and television, when traveling actors played to large and small cities in tent shows. This is a fractured fairy tale. And what is a fractured fairy tale? Well, the popular movie “,” released at the end of 2014, is a perfect example. They …

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Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

283 College Drive, Orange Park, 276-6815 www.thcenter.org Feb 6 PARENTS NIGHT OUT Parents Night Out is an “instant audience favorite,” delighting theatre audiences around the country. Karen Morgan, a Southern belle, and Jim Colliton, a Boston Irishman, are both comedy veterans and parents who are married. Through stand-up comedy, improv and hilarious audience participation, Jim and Karen give parents of all ages a chance to laugh at the trials and tribulations of parenthood, marriage, family and everyday life in America. Parents Night Out is clean comedy for grownups.   Feb 22 RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE: DON QUIXOTE  Based on an …

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Orange Park Community Theatre: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, www.opct.org Feb 6-22 A TOBY SHOW Toby rights the wrongs and saves the day in this lively country bumpkin version of Cinderella based on Americana Tent Shows of the early 1900s. Down-Home fun for the whole family…whether you are 5 or 105…y’all will love “A Toby Show”! Family friendly. April 10-26 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY This comedy begins with plans for a wedding which becomes complicated when her ex-husband shows up; a magazine article covering the wedding includes a reporter with whom she has a fling; and her father’s scandalous behaviors are the talk of …

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Theatre review: Murder Among Friends

opened the 2014-2015 season with “,” a comedy/mystery by . The show opened on October 17, 2014 and will be on stage through November 1 in Orange Park, Florida. This play debuted in New York in 1975, was briefly on , and has been staged by a number of community theatres and dinner theatres on and off. It is a clever little whodunit with many humorous and intriguing twists and turns. The plot revolves around Angela, attractive and very wealthy, who is married to Palmer Forrester, an aging and remarkably grandiose Broadway actor. During the opening scene we learn that …

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2014 Spooks, Fun & Fall Festivals

Through Oct HAUNTED TRAILS Take a half-mile walking adventure through Apocalypse Alley, the Voodoo Gardens and the Old Spanish Trails Cemetery. Pass by the haunted house if you dare! Tours are held from 8-11pm every Thursday through Saturday during the month of October. Old Spanish Trail, 13535 W. Beaver Street, 257-9078, thehauntedtrails.net Thru Oct ZOMBIEFEST is a three-attraction event combining a haunted house with laser tag against live zombies, and a live zombie archery shoot out. Children must be 8 or older to play laser tag. The Haunted Laser Tag is rated PG, and Zombiefest is rated PG-13. Children ages …

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