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TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN by Tennessee Williams_Christopher Watson, Photo by Caryl Butterly, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Actors Collective, ABET

New Theatre Group, Actors Collective, Partners with All Beaches Experimental Theatre for a Unique Experience

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  The has joined in partnership with Actors Collective, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, to present a unique theatre experience during June 29 – July 7, 2019. The full name of the production is One by Tenn Plus Eight: Short Stories for the Stage, and brings multiple theatrical stories to life. Actors Collective (www.ActorsCollective.com) was founded by , who directed the show. Of note, she spent over twenty years immersed in New York’s theatre scene in roles that included producer, director, and actor. She returned to Jacksonville several years ago and has directed a number of …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along at ABET

ABET THEATRE REVIEW DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened the Florida premier of the musical “” on September 9, 2016. The production will be onstage through September 26. The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1981, is based on a 1934 play by and . It hasn’t been staged frequently, probably because it is so challenging for the actors, musicians, and directors. But as far as we know, director embraces challenging works, and this play was no exception. He was ably assisted by actor/director . The book is by , while the music and …

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ON THE VERGE

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened “,” a provocative play by , in Atlantic Beach, Florida on May 6, 2016. The show will run through May 22. Visit abettheatre.com or call (904) 249-7177 for additional information and reservations. The Dual Critics invite you to take a trip with ABET. You only need a ticket to see the play and an adventurous spirit to trek with three Victorian-era American ladies for two hours while visiting the fictional mysterious and unexplored land of Terra Incognita. The three explorers Mary (), Fanny (), and Alexandra (), …

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This delightful quartet of actors delivers THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW opened ’s religious comedy on May 8, 2015 for a four-weekend run, through May 24. The theatre is located at 715 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida; call 249-7177 or visit ABET Theatre.com for tickets and additional information. Disagreements, disputes, and debates about religious beliefs have existed since the beginning of history; public debates about theological truths that began during medieval times were referred to as “disputations.” Currently, the USA has over nine hundred denominations of Protestants alone, and with freedom of religion and speech, we can anticipate that disputes will continue for the foreseeable …

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Lost Twins Reunite in “BLOOD BROTHERS”

“BLOOD BROTHERS” ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened ’s provocative award-winning musical “Blood Brothers” on March 13, 2015. It will be on-stage through March 29 at 716 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach, Florida. For reservations, call 904-249-7117 or visit abettheatre.com Other than a short weekend run at FCCJ almost twenty years ago, this is a brand new musical to the North Florida area, despite the fact that after a debut in Liverpool in 1983, it transferred to London’s West End and won the Olivier Award, Britain’s version of the Tony Award, for best musical. After tours in 1984 and …

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DIRTY BLONDE at ABET

opened its first play of 2014 with the Claudia Shear/James Lapine musical “,” which will be on stage at 716 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida until February 15. Call (904) 249-7177 or go to abettheatre.com for reservations. This is a unique story about the life of entertainer . Since she died before almost everyone involved with this production was born, as well as many of those in the audience, why should this play be of interest to today’s theatergoers? As the play unfolds and reveals the facts about her multifaceted life, we come to understand why she has been …

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ABET’s Songs for a New World

ABET opened its last show of 2013, with Jason Robert Brown’s creation entitled “Songs for a New World.” Mr. Brown put this collection of his songs together several years ago, prior to his achieving fame by winning a Tony for his musical “Parade” (which was staged at Players by the Sea, a few seasons ago). This is a musical but one unlike the traditional musicals we experience, most of which have linear storylines and unambiguous conclusions. The seventeen songs in this two-act production stand alone, and each song has its own plot that unfolds as it is being sung. If …

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