St. Augustine

“THE NANCE” Fast-Paced, Remarkably Versatile, Always Busy, And Always Funny

St. Augustine’s opened the Florida premier of “The Nance” on June 2, 2017 which will remain on the Matuza Main Stage through June 25, 2017. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; call 825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The play, written by , received three Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 2013 with star Nathan Lane in the lead role, and both entertains and educates. “” is set in New York City in 1937. The city is filled with burlesque theatres, which feature performances filled with adult content and allusions to sexual situations by naughty bawdy …

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“I Ought To Be In Pictures” at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The city of is filled with history that attracts multitudes of visitors each year. St. Augustine’s is reenacting a bit of history of their own with a new production of their very first show, staged back in 1992. ’s comedy/drama “I Ought To Be In Pictures” opened April 21, 2017 and will run through May 14 in the . Call the box office at 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for additional information and reservations. Neil Simon has established himself as one of America’s most notable playwrights; he has …

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THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom St. Augustine’s opened “,” a delightful comedy, on March 10, 2017 for a run through April 2.  The play, which was written by (1943 —1987), premiered in 1984, won an Obie Award in 1985 for ensemble performance, and was the most produced play in the United States in 1991. The production is fast-paced and the casting is unconventional, with two actors portraying seven characters, each appearing in both male and female roles. Split-second costume changes are required throughout, along with special effects and props. In the process, …

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Limelight Theatre celebrates 25 years of community theatre in St. Augustine

Limelight Theatre is celebrating 25 years of community theatre in St. Augustine and St. Johns County during its 2016-17 season, which opened in September with the musical Oklahoma!, and continues with six more month-long productions on two stages. A Florida premier of Hedda Gabler is on stage through Feb 19. Other shows on stage during the 25th season are The Mystery of Irma Vep, I Ought To Be In Pictures (“the very first play presented by Limelight 25 years ago,” says Scott Bartosch, the President of Limelight’s Board of Directors), The Nance, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. …

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Review: HEDDA GABLER at Limelight Theatre

A LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM St. Augustine’s opened “,” its first show of 2017 on the Matuza Main Stage on January 27 for a run through February 19. For reservations and additional information, call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org. Director , who is currently the Drama Instructor at St. Augustine High School, is making his Limelight debut with the show. While this classic play by , a Norwegian playwright, was written in 1890, Limelight’s version is a recent adaptation by Mark O’Rowe, an Irish playwright, and is a first for this area. …

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Flashback to Winter Formal Friday

When some of hear “Winter Formal” our minds immediately flashback to the days when it was associated with a school dance surrounded by chaperones & awkward slow dancing. Leave it to X102.9 to make over the “Winter Formal” image by shaking things up! They said to hell with the ball gowns and typical DJ playing non-stop bubblegum or rap by creating a musical celebration with no dress code and some of today’s greatest bands! So we left corsages at the gate, laced up our chucks, and thanks to The 1975, Silversun Pickups, Phantogram, Glass Animals, and Coin we danced the …

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COTTON PATCH GOSPEL

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s staged its final offering of 2016 with the opening of the musical “” on December 1. Tom Key and Russell Treyz wrote the book; Harry Chapin wrote the music and lyrics. The play debuted in 1981, just after the death of Chapin in an auto accident. The play is a contemporary retelling in two acts of the story of the life of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew with a slight update: the story is set in modern times in rural Georgia. The …

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37th annual Lincolnville Festival

  A series of events will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the settlement of and the dedication of Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park at the 37th annual Lincolnville Festival. This year’s festivities will celebrate an important milestone for the Lincolnville neighborhood. Lincolnville: A Historic Timeline will be presented from 6-9pm September 16 by Lift Up Lincolnville Revitalization Corporation and installed in the Galimore Community Center hallway. The program tells the entire story of Lincolnville’s history from Native American hunting ground to today’s fast-growing community. In 1866, Lincolnville was founded by recently freed slaves and later played a major role …

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Conch Me In – Blackfly Cafe and Taproom

For those of you familiar with the Blackfly brand, it may come as no surprise that their newest project, The , is a wild success. An extension of the man behind it all, , the taproom is focused on Caribbean-style cuisine based on quality and authenticity. Cochran, best known for his artwork of all things tropical and his passion for fly fishing, calls the Cafe and Taproom an attempt to share his experiences in the world of angling and in the Bahamian lifestyle. Running a restaurant is nothing new for the brand; the Blackfly Restaurant in St. Augustine quickly became …

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A unique two-person musical “The Last 5 Years”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s and The Fountain of Youth Spa and Laser Center present composer-lyricist ’s unique two-person musical “,” which opened July 29th, 2016. The production will be on stage at 11 Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine, Florida through August 21st. Call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for additional information and reservations. The play, which opened fourteen years ago in Chicago, has gained renewed life in recent years, with the production of a film in 2014 and additional stage productions throughout the world. “The Last 5 …

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