Theatre

July Theater & Dance Listings

Through July 10 Anything Goes Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina Beach ameliamusicalplayhouse.com Through July 17 Dial M for Murder Limelight Theatre, St. Augustine limelight-theatre.org Through July 31 The Wizard of Oz Alhambra Theatre & Dining alhambrajax.com July 3 Summer Movie Classics Series: X-Men Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com July 7 Movie Night: Porgy and Bess MOCA Jacksonville mocajacksonville.unf.edu July 8-17 Doctor Dolittle The Island Theater, Fleming Island theislandtheater.com July 8-31 Kinky Boots Players by the Sea Theatre playersbythesea.org July 10 Summer Movie Classic Series: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com July 12 RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com …

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June Theater & Dance Listings

Through June 5 Shawshank Redemption Foundation Academy abettheatre.com Through June 5 Pollyanna The Island Theater, Fleming Island theislandtheater.com Through June 12 42nd Street Alhambra Theatre & Dining alhambrajax.com Through June 12 Little Women Limelight Theatre, St. Augustine limelight-theatre.org June 2-3 “Nurturing the Surreal”: Story and Art Exhibit by Kelli Suzanne BABS’ LAB at CoRK North barbaracolaciello.com June 3-19 August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Players by the Sea Theatre playersbythesea.org June 10-19 Radium Girls Amelia Community Theatre, Fernandina Beach ameliacommunitytheatre.org June 10-26 Ragtime, A Concert Theatre Jacksonville theatrejax.com June 16-19 Native Gardens The Florida Ballet Theatre the5anddime.org June 17-26 The Sound …

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The Rich History of the Ritz

Jay Mafela Located in LaVilla, the Ritz Theatre and Museum is not only a gorgeous venue for concerts and theatrical productions but also serves as a tribute to the lives and contributions of local African-Americans. The Ritz stands on the same spot as the movie theater of the same name built in 1929. At the time, LaVilla was considered by many to be the “Harlem of the South,” attracting performers including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and a young Ray Charles. The original building was eventually torn down with the new Ritz opening in 1999. Today, it …

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