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The Island Theater Upgrades with 'Be More Chill'

The Island Theater Upgrades with ‘Be More Chill’

‘Be More Chill’ is a phenomenal musical about teen angst, self identity and the impact social disconnection has on the generation Be More Chill may have closed on Broadway this past weekend, but it’s just ramping up at in and how lucky the fan base is that it is. Be More Chill is a musical with a unique history. It opened on Off Broadway and closed without making the leap to Broadway only to be revived two years later by popular demand. It’s second Off Broadway run quickly turned into a more than respectable Broadway run and a Tony nomination …

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Photo by Josh Andrews, Socially Relevant Drama "Sweat" Depicts American Working Life at The 5 & Dime Theatre

Socially Relevant Drama “Sweat” Depicts American Working Life at The 5 & Dime Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS THEATRE REVIEW The 5 & Dime, Jacksonville’s theatre company, , which will remain on stage through August 18, 2019. The production was made possible by the financial support of . The play, written by Lynn Nottage, debuted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015, was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and opened on Broadway in 2017, where it received three Tony nominations, which included Best Play. The story is that of factory workers facing unforeseen and unimaginable changes in what Nottage has described as the American de-industrial revolution. The script is based on two years …

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“LEGALLY BLONDE” at the Orange Park Community Theatre: Filled With Wit And Clever Numbers

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The Orange Park Community Theatre opened the final show of its 47th season on June 9, 2017 with the musical “Legally Blonde.” It will be on stage at 2900 Moody Avenue through July 2. Call 904-276-2599 for reservations. “” began as a novel, was made into a successful film musical starring Reese Witherspoon in 2001, and was transformed into a stage musical in 2007. It remains a popular musical in the USA. The music and lyrics by Neil Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (of “Batboy: The Musical” fame) are upbeat, and along with the book by …

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They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY

REVIEW OPCT chooses a summer musical to close out their theatrical seasons, and for the 2014-2015 season, it’s that preposterously zany laugh riot, “,” which opened on June 5, 2015 and will run through June 28, 2015 at their playhouse on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. The musical is based on the cartoons of the late , whose first published cartoon with the famous characters he created appeared in 1938 in “The New Yorker.” The characters became an enterprise unto themselves, with a sitcom, two animated series, three films, and pinball games. The musical opened in 2010 in New …

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Excellent Performances In “THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The classic “Philadelphia Story” opened April 10, 2015 on the OPCT stage and will run through April 26. Seventy-six years have passed since ’s “The Philadelphia Story” debuted on Broadway in 1939. The play was written for , who starred both in the play and in the film version, which was financed by . Both the play and the film were huge hits. The years have not diminished the grace, charm, and humor of this true classic. In case you have not caught the excellent movie version with Hepburn, , and , or “,” the …

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