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A Beauty of a Start to a 50th Season at Orange Park Community Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast With a rendition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that had everyone laughing, clapping, ooh-ing and aah-ing, kicks off its 50th Anniversary season. For a small stage, this theatre touts big talent. Director brings to life a show that delights the senses of young and old alike, and I say that because the entire audience, with a fairly full house, was clearly enjoying themselves throughout. The characters are well-cast, the vocals (Jeremy McKinnies) and choreography (Javi Fernandez) are wonderful, and there are audible gasps and claps from the audience with the myriad of reveals from …

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Fantastic Interplay Between the Grown-Up Peter and Alice at Self Produced Theatre, Dual Critics Review, EU Jacksonville Newspaper

Fantastic Interplay Between the Grown-Up Peter and Alice at Self Produced Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Peter and Alice Jacksonville’s is staging a four-performance run (August 23-24 and 30-31, with an 8:00 pm curtain) of John Logan’s Peter and Alice at St. Nicholas Park Christian Church, located at 3226 Beach Boulevard. For additional information and tickets, see their Facebook page, visit selfproducedtheatre.com, or call 904-800-8568.  The production is a timely play for Jacksonville theater fans, due to the popularity of two related plays recently staged locally:  at and  at . Playwright and screenwriter John Logan, known for his James Bond films and author of the award-wining play Red (seven Tonys), has created a dramatization …

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“Noises Off!” is comedy chaos at Players By the Sea

“Noises Off!” is Comedy Chaos at Players by the Sea

Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off!” is comedy chaos, set in motion by the simultaneous drama unfolding on stage and behind the scenes as an inept group of stage actors rehearse for a flop called Nothing’s On. Once the action is underway – both scripted and in real time – it’s an entertaining cliff dive of epic proportion. Written by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off!” opens Dec. 7 at Players by the Sea in (www.playersbythesea.org).  “It’s a farce within a farce,” says director Tom Fallon. First staged in the early 80’s, the show was revived countless times and the film version …

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Avoid The Splash Zone: 'Pontypool' at Players By The Sea

THEATRE REVIEW: Ridin’ Out The Storm in ‘PONTYPOOL” at Players by the Sea

Looking around the Players by the Sea Studio Theatre ahead of the opening of its new psychological thriller “Pontypool,” the anticipation for what was to come was building. audiences were warned that there was no intermission and once seated, there was nothing to do but ride out the storm. Set in a fictional Florida town of Pontypool, reworked to bring the destination south from Canada to Jacksonville. The script was edited by local playwright extraordinaire with permission from author Tony Burgess to change the original snowstorm to hurricane – a force of nature all Floridians can relate to and following …

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Avoid The Splash Zone: 'Pontypool' at Players By The Sea

Avoid The Splash Zone: ‘Pontypool’ at Players By The Sea

Players by the Sea is storming its studio stage with an immersive psychological thriller designed to captivate audiences in real time. “Pontypool” tells the story of a massive storm that causes the townspeople to develop strange speech patterns and commit horrific acts of violence. The hour-long show has no intermission. Once the audience is seated and the virus takes hold, there is nothing to do but ride out the storm. “” opens Oct 26 with an original art exhibit entitled “Verba” by on display in the lobby. The featured works are inspired by the production. The production runs through Nov. …

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'James and the Giant Peach' at ABET in its New Neptune Beach Home

DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: ‘James and the Giant Peach” at ABET, All Beaches Experimental Theatre

We attended the festive debut of the brand new home of the at 544 Atlantic Boulevard in , Florida on Friday, September 22, 2018. The theatre was founded by a number of years ago and named the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre; their new name reflects their more expansive audience. Their new home is located in the Neptune Beach Plaza; excellent parking and pre-show dining opportunities are within walking distance. We were greeted with smiles by ABET’s Managing Artistic Director Ceila Frank and ABET board members. The opening show for the venue and the new season is “James and the Giant …

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“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” FSCJ DRAMAWORKS REVIEW

Florida State Community College of Jacksonville presented a four-day run of ’s “” at the during November 5 – 8, 2015. Roald Dahl’s name may be well known to your children, as he has written a number of children’s books. Three have been adapted for the stage: “Matilda,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “James and the Giant Peach,” the delightful show we saw at the Wilson Center during a special showing for school children. The plot was fun to follow and with ’s fantastic sets, special effects, and costumes, it was well received by the large audience of students …

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A Tye-Dye Time Warp “MOONCHILDREN”

presents ’s comedy/drama “” from April 9 through April 12, 2015 in the black box theatre at Wilson Center. The play, written in 1971, and set during the academic year of 1965-66, was like a time machine that took the audience back to another era. The plot revolves around the lives of seven college students, who live together in an apartment near an unnamed private college in the Northeast. After a brief run on Broadway in 1972, the play has been revived occasionally, mainly in college and university settings. In the program, Director has provided a timeline of events related …

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