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FSCJ Artist Series presents Capitol Steps Live 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jacksonville, Florida

Climbing The Political Beanstalk with Elaina Newport of “CAPITOL STEPS”

It was the Senate office Christmas party in 1981 when and her fellow staffers first lampooned their political contemporaries in song. Performing a parody of your workplace in front of the boss who also happens to hold a public office is a bold move. Newport waited for the fallout that never came. “We worked up a few songs and we really thought we’d do it once and be told to stop, get fired or both,” she says. “And we were sort of surprised when someone said ‘hey,we have our party next week. Will you do our party, too?’ No one …

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“42nd Street” has it all

DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The in Jacksonville opened 2016 with “,” a Tony Award winning musical and dance extravaganza. This musical about a backstage musical, which is based on a famous 1933 film of the same name choreographed by Busby Berkeley, opened on January 12th and will be on stage at the in downtown Jacksonville through Sunday, January 17th. If you read no further than this, let it be known that if you like musical theatre, this lavish production of “42nd Street” has it all and you are going to love it. Magnificent and precision tap dancing and …

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SUSAN BOYLE IN CONCERT

Superstar singing phenomenon  presented a one-night concert at the  on November 6, 2014. Ms. Boyle has sung for . She has sung for . And now she has sung in Jacksonville, Florida for those of us who were savvy enough and lucky enough to get tickets to this unique musical event. Before we briefly describe the evening, we know that there are three groups of people who are reading this after-the-fact review. First are those who went to the concert, second, those who wish they had gone to the concert, and third, those who are wondering “What is this all …

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On Stage – the Artist Series

The  has been bringing the performing arts to the First Coast for quite a while. They started out with a mission of “making the arts more accessible to students,” but today they are doing that and much more. National and international acts can be found on their stages. From Broadway to dance, from world culture to opera, they’ve fed our appetite for great shows. The 2013-2014 season is their 48th. , Artist Series Executive Director says Jacksonville’s performing arts scene “is vibrant” and gives people of different ages and tastes “lots of entertainment options.” Downtown Jacksonville in particular, says Russos, …

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50 Shades The Musical - Artist Series

50 Shades! The Musical

It was the second coming of the sexual revolution that spiced up the lives of bored housewives and changed the definition of reading for pleasure. Now, the wildly successful book 50 Shades of Grey comes to life on stage – and in song! 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody is making its Jacksonville stage debut in a special, one night only production at 7:30 p.m. December 9 in the . 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody sold out shows in Chicago and New York and earned a four-star review at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The …

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Artist Series Flashdance Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens, photo by Jeremy Daniel

Artist Series presents Flashdance – The Musical

 wasn’t even born when Flashdance first danced onto the silver screen and into our collective pop consciousness, but the young performer feels like she was destined to play the role of Alex Owens. Mueller plays the lead role, first brought to life by Jennifer Beale in the stage adaptation of the classic 1983 film. The show celebrates the 30th anniversary of the film and is presented of the  in Jacksonville Dec. 10-15 in the Moran Theater at the . The national tour of Flashdance – The Musical tells the story of a Owens, a young Pittsburgh steel worker with dreams …

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