Tag Archives: 2015 Winter/Spring Performing Arts Guide

Actor Profile: Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin has a drive that ripples through every aspect of his personal and professional life. As the Communications Manager for the , Austin is a tireless promoter of the city’s creative community. In his personal life, he indulges his passion for acting as part of the city’s local theatre scene. “I fill my day with efforts to convene and promote the local arts community, and fill my nights with rehearsals and performances,” says the San Diego native who relocated to Jacksonville two and a half years ago. He attended high school in St. John’s County and graduated with a …

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Theatre In Schools: Teaching performing arts

Priceless Success In his 30 years teaching Theatre at , has helped cultivate the next generation of talented actors, directors, set designers, playwrights and educators. But no student marked him as deeply as Melissa, a young girl he met during his college teaching internship. Labeled by the state as educationally handicapped, Melissa was able to attend one mainstream class outside of her special education curriculum. Grove wasn’t sure how she had ended up in drama. She was terrified by the notion of standing in front of the class, much less performing. One project involved the adaptation of traditional fairy tales …

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Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

283 College Drive, Orange Park, 276-6815 www.thcenter.org Feb 6 PARENTS NIGHT OUT Parents Night Out is an “instant audience favorite,” delighting theatre audiences around the country. Karen Morgan, a Southern belle, and Jim Colliton, a Boston Irishman, are both comedy veterans and parents who are married. Through stand-up comedy, improv and hilarious audience participation, Jim and Karen give parents of all ages a chance to laugh at the trials and tribulations of parenthood, marriage, family and everyday life in America. Parents Night Out is clean comedy for grownups.   Feb 22 RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE: DON QUIXOTE  Based on an …

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Theatre Jacksonville: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

2032 San Marco Blvd., 396-4425, www.theatrejax.com March 6-21 THE MIRACLE WORKER Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, …

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St. Mary’s Little Theatre: Winter/Spring schedule

1100 Osborne Road, St. Mary’s, GA., 912-729-1102, www.stmaryslittletheatre.org Feb 27-March 1 AS THE TREE FALLS The guest for freedom in the War of 1812. March 13-15 OLIVER This classic is presented by the St. Marys Children’s Theatre. April 17-26 CRIPPIN On the heels of Jack the Ripper, Dr. Crippin, an American, was one of the most infamous murderers in British history. Historically riveting with a touch of musical whimsey. September 18-27 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA October 16-25 WIZARD OF OZ is presented by the St. Marys Children’s Theatre.

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Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum: 2015 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

829 N. Davis Street, 807-2010, www.ritzjacksonville.com Feb 7 SYL JOHNSON IN CONCERT Born Sylvester Thompson he migrated to his family to Chicago in 1950’s, blues guitarist son and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold and Junior Wells to mention a few.  Billboard R & B charts in 1069 for “Is it Because I’m Black. Feb 15 REIGNITING THE REVOLUTION: THE GIANTS WHOSE SHOULDERS WE STAND UPON A historical journey through the Civil Right’s movement. See excerpts of the first African-American Marines that fought our country to fight for our country winning WWII. Feb 20 REBIRTH BRASS BAND …

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Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

1050 A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, 471-1965, www.pvconcerthall.com Feb 5 GLEN HANSARD Glen Hansard is renowned for his work as the songwriter behind Once, the musical and the movie, which has garnered its fair share of awards. Hansard is also known for his work as principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group, The Frames. Recently, Hansard released his first ever solo album, Rhythm & Repose.   Feb 6 AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH TRAVIS TRITT Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his …

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Players by the Sea: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

106 6th Street N., Jacksonville Beach, 249-0289, www.playersbythesea.org Feb 13-28 A LESSON BEFORE DYING It’s 1948 in a small plantation community deep in the heart of Cajun country, and an innocent black man is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. This disturbing injustice is the springboard for spiritual growth and redemption in Romulus Linney’s uplifting drama “A Lesson Before Dying” — a hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Ernest J. Gaines’ highly praised 1993 novel. April 10-25 VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Vanya and Sonia, middle-aged bitter siblings sharing a home in Bucks County, PA, are suddenly caught off guard …

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Orange Park Community Theatre: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, www.opct.org Feb 6-22 A TOBY SHOW Toby rights the wrongs and saves the day in this lively country bumpkin version of Cinderella based on Americana Tent Shows of the early 1900s. Down-Home fun for the whole family…whether you are 5 or 105…y’all will love “A Toby Show”! Family friendly. April 10-26 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY This comedy begins with plans for a wedding which becomes complicated when her ex-husband shows up; a magazine article covering the wedding includes a reporter with whom she has a fling; and her father’s scandalous behaviors are the talk of …

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The Florida Theatre: February schedule

128 E. Forsyth Street 355-2787, www.floridatheatre.com Feb 6 THE PIANO GUYS  Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos including One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Since joining forces in early 2011, they have made more than 35 videos and released a self- titled hit album with classical remakes by popular artists Coldplay, Usher, Bruno Mars, and more. Feb 8 ALTON BROWN LIVE – EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR Famed Chef Alton Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage. The two …

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