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Urine Good Hands at the 5andDime

Urinetown: The Musical, the quirky satirical musical comedy with music by Mark Hollman, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis hit the floor at the 5&Dime this past weekend.  The premise of the show is a time when water is scarce, so it is a privilege to to pee.  Of course, you have to pay for that

Drop ’n’ Dance

Words by Emily Cannon “I thought dance was just an after-school activity for kids.”  In today’s world people are trying to find different ways to work out without just lifting weights and going on a run. I myself have tried a variety of classes trying to find something I enjoyed


December 7, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) opened its second show of the season and its last show of 2011, with “The 39 Steps.” This may be one of the funniest shows ever on ABET’s stage in its twenty-year history. It will be on stage until


December 6, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSON The Alhambra Theatre & Dining has opened the all-time Christmas favorite, Bruce Allen Scudder’s “Christmas Carole.” The production will be on the stage until December 24 at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. This musical version was expressly written for the Alhambra in 1985 and


December 6, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Theatre Jacksonville opened its second show of the 2011-2012 season with the Joe DiPietro/Jimmy Roberts musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” All performances are at Theatre Jacksonville at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville. Call 396-4425 for reservations. To get directly to


December 4, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach offers theatergoers a rare opportunity to experience the Florida premier of Jay Presson Allen’s Tru. The production is a look into the life of literary genius Truman Capote, American author of novels, stories, and screenplays. His best-known

Urinetown: Douglas Anderson theatre

November 27, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Douglas Anderson School of the Arts presented three performances in a weekend of Urinetown: the Musical, on November l7, l8 and l9. This satirical musical comedy opened on Broadway in 2001 and ran for 965 performances. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards and

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

November 22, 2011
by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom The Foundation Academy presented four performances (November 17-20) of comedian Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile on its campus on San Pablo Road in Jacksonville. Martin is best known for the many funny movies he has starred in such as The Jerk, Parenthood

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical

November 11, 2011
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus by Brenton Crozier On the way home from the Times-Union Center, after attending Beauty and the Beast, my four-year old daughter asked, “So why did the witch turn the prince into a monster?” It seems a rather simple allegory of being kind to all despite outward appearances.


November 7, 2011
photo: Bill Belleville by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach has opened playwright Tracy Letts’ comedy/drama with the mouth-watering title Superior Donuts. It will be in the Studio Theatre evenings Thursday-Saturday till November 19th, with a 2 pm matinee on November 13th. This is


November 3, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Players by the Sea opened up its main stage Saturday evening the 29th of October for a two performance showing of local playwright Michael Fixel’s Salamander Stew. The play was very appropriate for Halloween weekend since it had slithering creatures and gnomes and other


November 2, 2011
by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM In a joint effort, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) and Jacksonville University opened Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour on October 28. This classic will be on stage at 716 Ocean Blvd in Atlantic Beach until November 12. Call 249-7177 or visit their website at
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