Comedy

Social Security – Alhambra Dining & Theatre review

The Alhambra opened Andrew Bergman’s comedy “Social Security” for a limited run through June 8, 2014. It is the hottest ticket in town, starring BARBARA EDEN from the long-running television series “I Dream of Jeannie.” This play was on Broadway beginning in 1986, and featured star power there also. With Mike Nichols as Director and Marlo Thomas and Olympia Dukakis in the leading roles, it ran for 388 performances. The plot concerns a feisty, widowed senior citizen Sophie (BARBARA EDEN) who disrupts the lives of her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and David Kahn, by moving into their up-scale New York …

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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone “Twitter is the postcards in my head.” It’s difficult, if not impossible, to predict what will happen when Paula Poundstone takes the stage April 12 at the Florida Theatre. It all depends on what she’s in the mood for and the atmosphere in the room but one thing is certain. You will laugh. Hard. “There should be no injuries if all goes well,” Poundstone says. While no two shows are ever the same, Poundstone has an arsenal of material at the ready. She talks of raising a houseful of kids and animals. She touches on topical issues that …

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Stand-up Comedians

Eternal return, adopted by the likes of , is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space—and  has been doing that pretty much every moment on some TV station in America and throughout the world since the legendary ABC series was cancelled in the mid-nineties. Because of this, just about everyone knows comedian  as the lovable Uncle Joey Gladstone from the ubiquitous sitcom. Most people are also aware that his ex-girlfriend  1995, scorned-woman anthem ‘You Oughta Know’ was written about him. …

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Shrek – The Musical

Stanton Troupe 3929 and The Multicultural Club presented “,” for three performances during March 13 – 15 at . While Stanton is nationally renowned for academic excellence, many theatre fans in the Jacksonville area know the school also has a fine theatre program that consistently produces and stages interesting and exciting events throughout the school year. was a very successful 2001 movie that as adapted into a stage musical by Pulitzer-prize winner , with music by . The musical debuted on Broadway in 2008, where it ran for twelve months. A road show version made a brief stop in Jacksonville …

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Give’m Hell – Hellzapoppin’

by Kristen Birden, performer Mark Twain once said, “You go to Heaven for the climate and Hell for the company.” He must have been talking about Jacksonville. It’s with great pride that this peculiar group of oddities calls this spectacular city their home base. Of course, it hasn’t always been this way. There haven’t always been packed venues, welcoming arms, and a supportive community standing behind . A vision, some street smarts, and a whole lot of determination gave way to the birth of Hellzapoppin. While  sat back to admire his life’s greatest work, some influential and very persuasive Texans …

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