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NE FL Conservatory, Three's a Family

NE FL Conservatory Grows its Repertoire with Three’s a Family

This past weekend, the NE Florida Conservatory debuted its first non-musical (straight) show as they expand their artistic stage outreach beyond vocalists by adding straight plays to their repertoire, Three’s a Crowd, a comedy written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, opened on Broadway in 1943. It has not been widely performed, which is sad, as it is a very funny script. I don’t know how director Bill Di Stanisloa found this gem. Sam () and Francis Whitaker (Ralin Trosclair) play off each other well sharing their two-bedroom apartment with Francis’ sister, Irma, for two years. Very soon it becomes a …

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Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATORY The Northeast Florida Conservatory opened the tenth production of its series of outstanding musical theater shows with “The Wizard of Oz” on August 11, 2017. It will run through August 20. You have probably seen one or more versions of what has become one of America’s most popular family musicals, enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. When L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful World of Oz,” a children’s novel first published in 1900, he could not possibly have envisioned its future success as an enduring classic capturing both the hearts and …

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Tommy-guns & Tootoos: “THE ODD FATHER”

TURNING POINT OF DANCE REVIEW Turning Point of Dance held its annual showcase on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Parker Auditorium on the campus of Middle School. , initially founded by in 1984, has been active in Jacksonville for over twenty years. After Nelson’s death in 2011, , who had just recently moved to Jacksonville and just happened to have some thirty-five years of experience as a musical theatre performer, director, and dance instructor, stepped in to take over teaching, and has remained ever since, continuing the tradition as Artistic Director. Turning Point of Dance is located at , 3674 …

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