Theatre

Hamilton Tickets Go On Sale at FSCJ Artist Series

THE FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS HAMILTON PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 FOR PERFORMANCES MARCH 17 – 29, 2020 AT TIMES-UNION CENTER Producer Jeffrey Seller and FSCJ Artist Series announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 24 at 8 a.m. (ET) in person at the (300 Water Street) and 10 a.m. (ET) at fscjartistseries.org. Tickets for Hamilton will not be available for purchase by phone. Tickets will be available for performances March 17 – 29, 2020. There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household/account for the …

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The Immigrant: An Upbeat, Limited-Set Story at Players by the Sea’s Studio Theatre

The Immigrant: An Upbeat, Limited-Set Story at Players by the Sea's Studio Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville Beaches is always coming up with new ideas. Last year, they created a “Second Season” to expand their offerings. The plays, most with limited sets and costuming, are staged in the Studio Theatre, which has about eighty seats. The first play of this venture was “Memories of Ruby Mae” in September, 2019. Players did not sell tickets for the play but did accept donations. This year they staged “The Immigrant,” during January 9 – 11. “The Immigrant” was written in 1985 by multi-talented Mark Harelik, an American television, film, and stage actor, and playwright. The play …

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Love Letters: A Booth Family Affair at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Love Letters: A Booth Family Affair at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Alhambra_Love Letters_Photography by Jamie Iames Repper_Tod Booth and Lisa Valdini Booth

Love Letters: A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  Jacksonville Florida’s opened “Love Letters” on January 9th, 2020, which remains on stage through February 9th, and is the first of nine golden oldies in the Alhambra’s 2020 season. The play, written by A.R. Gurney, premiered in New York in 1988 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Casting is easy as the play has only two characters: Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Throughout the play, they sit at separate tables on opposite sides of the stage and read cards, notes and letters they have sent to each other over the …

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A New Story for our Local Stages: Shadowlands at Theatre Jacksonville

A New Story for our Local Stages: Shadowlands at Theatre Jacksonville

Shadowlands: A Dual Critics Review    opened the second play of its 100th season with Shadowlands by William Nicholson on January 10, 2019, which will remain on stage through January 26. This true story, new to our local stages, is both a romantic drama and an exploration of challenging theological issues.  The play opened in London in 1989, premiered on Broadway in 1990, and garnered a Tony nomination.  Shadowlands is set in the 1950’s in England, and begins with confirmed bachelor C. S. Lewis (known as “Jack”) carousing with his buddies, a scene meant to show his comfortable carefree life.  He …

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FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville

FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville, Cody Jenkins, Juan Luis Espinal, Coleman Cummings

Interview with RENT cast member Cody Jenkins It has been over 10,518,984 minutes since RENT first measured the value of friendship, the weight of artistic integrity, and the struggle to keep them intact while living and loving fiercely among the rising tides of addiction and the AIDS epidemic. The 20th anniversary tour of the groundbreaking musical by the late Jonathan Larson celebrates the friendship of seven young artists struggling to pursue their dreams without selling out. The tour stops in Jacksonville January 14-19th at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Ground breaking, inspiring, hopeful, celebratory – all are descriptors used to measure the impact …

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New Year’s Eve Gala was a Roar at Alhambra Theatre & Dining

New Year's Eve Gala was a Roar at Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Jacksonville’s fabulous closed out 2019, a year filled with many outstanding sold-out productions, which included their traditional New Year’s Eve Gala. Suggested attire included formal wear and 1920’s flapper era garb, and we saw many many ladies in beautiful dresses this year. The party began around 6:00 pm in the lobby and library with wait staff offering champagne flutes and fine appetizers (best-ever appetizer: Classic Oysters Rockefeller). Seating followed at 6:30. Dinner included Lobster Bisque or Caesar Salad and four entrée choices: the most popular was Filet & Maine Lobster with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Other choices included deviled crab, …

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Major Awards for A Christmas Story at The Island Theater

Major Awards for A Christmas Story at The Island Theater

It’s the holiday season and options are abundant in the Jacksonville community but one familiar classic has landed in Fleming Island and shouldn’t be missed. A Christmas Story at The Island Theater is a beautiful presentation of the beloved movie live on stage. Directed by Shelley Finn, the production is the play version of the hit movie and brings to life all the iconic scenes in an immersive atmosphere that guarantees you’ll feel like you are sitting right in the Parker’s living room. Audience members can sit near the infamous flagpole or sit at the front of the class with …

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Song, Dance, Comedy, and a Holiday Feast: “Elf – The Musical” at the Alhambra

Song, Dance, Comedy, and a Holiday Feast: "Elf - The Musical" at the Alhambra

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Elf – The Musical The  opened its annual Christmas holiday show with the return of “Elf – The Musical” on November 29, which remains on stage through December 24, 2019. Last year’s production of this holiday classic filled with Christmas cheer was sold out in August, and played to full houses throughout the run.  Managing Partner, , decided to reschedule the play this year so theatergoers who were disappointed that they couldn’t get tickets last year could see it. The current production also sold out in August, and Craig says it’s their “fastest-selling show ever.” So …

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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A Dual Critics Review St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre is staging the wildly entertaining “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)” during November 22 – December 22, 2019 in the Koger-Gamache Black Box Theatre. The play, written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, was initially staged in New Jersey in 2003 and has become a popular holiday choice for venues throughout the country.  Limelight’s version is directed by , and features , Cameron Hodges, and , who portray three actors planning a Christmas show. Craig is well known at Limelight for past roles which have included “Heathers: …

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The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked

The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Allison Bailey in the North American Tour of WICKED, Photo by Joan Marcus

Interview with Touring Broadway Actress Allison Bailey It has the bones of the classic of good vs. evil, but, at its core, Wicked is the story of an unlikely friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, long before Dorothy dropped in to the magical Land of Oz. The musical sensation opens the 2019-20 Broadway Series November 20-December 1 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. You can purchase tickets at www.artistseriesjax.com. EU Jacksonville caught up with Allison Bailey, who stars in her “dream role” as Glinda the Good Witch. The Pensacola native is thrilled for the homecoming of sorts and excitedly …

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