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Theatre Jacksonville’s 98th Volunteer Awards

Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville On Sunday July 22, 2018, Theatre Jacksonville held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2017 –2018 season. The theatre combines the annual awards ceremony with its membership meeting. This year, the celebration was held at the theatre. Board President, , began by summarizing the past season and its accomplishments. He enthusiastically announced that TJ has once again finished in the black, thanks to the many individuals and groups who have generously contributed funds. Contributors included local foundations and non-profit organizations, businesses, and city and state organizations. New members of …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Company” at 5 & Dime Theatre

Downtown Jacksonville’s The 5 & Dime Theatre went back to 1970 – almost five decades ago – to present Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” which opened on April 20th, 2018. Remarkably, this Tony Award winner is just as relevant today as when it first opened on Broadway. The production runs through May 6th, 2018, with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays, a matinee on Sunday, April 29th, and both a matinee and an evening performance on Sunday, May 6th. See their Facebook page for tickets and additional information and tickets. “Company” revolves around Bobby, a New York man-about-town who is celebrating his …

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Brighten Your Day With “GREY GARDENS” at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened its 98th season with a Broadway quality production of the musical “Grey Gardens.” It opened November 3, 2017 and will remain on stage through November 19. The theatre is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard, in Jacksonville, Florida. For reservations and additional information, call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com “” has a history. It began as a 1975 documentary, filmed by Albert and David Maysles, who were known for their style of “direct cinema” – instead of having their subjects rehearse, the film makers let the story unfold as the camera rolled. …

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Ron Shreve Brings “A NEW BRAIN” to the 5 & Dime

5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The  opened its very first musical in their new location at 122 Adams Street. The company and sponsors Rob & Donna Banks opened the Florida premier of the dynamic musical “A New Brain” on April 21, on stage until May 7, 2017. We wonder if anyone has written a book about where composers and playwrights find their subjects. If yes, the story of “,” which debuted in 1998, certainly would be included in that book. When composer experienced dizziness and partial paralysis in 1992 (the …

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Fundraising through Song at The New 5 & Dime

  For the first time, is raising a curtain of its own. The five-year-old theatre company has just announced its new permanent home on East Adams Street in , adjacent to the former and locations. Of the theatre company’s new home, Managing Director says, “we are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “We are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “Five and a half years ago, …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Celebrating 51 Years PBTS Opens “INTO THE WOODS”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES AND LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beach’s opened its 50th season with the musical “.” After opening on Broadway in 1987, the play won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. And it probably would have won the award for best musical as well, if “Phantom of the Opera” hadn’t been a competitor. made “Woods” into a film in 2014, starring Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, and Johnny Depp. The film grossed over two hundred million dollars, and ignited a renewed interest in the musical by …

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5 & Dime Theatre Cabaret: An Evening of Song

presented a two-night benefit cabaret on April 14 – 15, 2016 at their theatre home at 700 East Union Street, in Jacksonville, Florida. This was the finest evening of song we have ever heard in thirty-six years of covering the theatre scene in this area. Oh, we have seen some fine cabaret shows over the years but none with TEN featured singers performing! Before we comment on the show, just a few words about this event and similar productions by community theatres in North Florida. The cost of everything is going up, and that includes the cost of putting on …

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