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Reasons to be Pretty, Self Produced Theatre, Photo by Kenggy Bravo, Jacksonville, Florida

A New Intimate Atmosphere for Performances: ‘Reasons to Be Pretty’ at Self Produced Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Self Produced Theatre, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, chose Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute for the first main stage show in their new theatre, with four performances during April 26 – May 4, 2019. The company, which was founded by Tyler Lewis, has been nomadic, staging productions in hospitable venues throughout the area. Their permanent home is now at 1840 Southside Boulevard, Unit 3B. Of note, the space includes a cafe with coffee bar; an official opening of the Black Box Cafe is planned in the near future. LaBute’s play was Tony-nominated for best …

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Alhambra’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Review

The Alhambra Theatre opened the second show of the 2011 season, with the family friendly musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It continues through May 22, with performances every evening except Monday, and matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Although this musical debuted on Broadway, this is the first North Florida production. Why? The musical features great dance numbers, requiring many dancers. Unless you live in a very large city, like New York or Chicago, there are just not enough dancers for Community Theater to mount a production. Director Tod Booth selected his dancing and singing talent from all over the …

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High School Musical Alhambra

Disney’s High School Musical at The Alhambra

It’s a new year, it’s a new decade, and the still very new Alhambra Theatre opened 2010 with the North Florida premiere of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Originally, High School Musical was a made-for-TV movie that aired on the Disney Channel and became a big hit, followed by the fastest-selling DVD of all time (1.2 million copies were sold in its first six days). The stage version debuted in Chicago in 2007 with a fantastic opening that included Michelle Obama and her kids in the audience. From everything I have read, those who have seen the movie and the stage …

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Orange Park Community Theatre Greetings

Orange Park Community Theatre’s Greetings

The Orange Park Community Theatre opened its 2nd show of its 40th season, with Tom Dudzick’s Greetings. This play jumps starts the holiday season, but I supposed you guessed that with a title like Greetings. It will be on stage until December 5th. Call 276-2599 or visit them at www.opct.org. The program says it is set in present day, but I would place it back in the 80s, since there are no cell phones, no computers and not even a television set. It all takes place in the comfortable living room of a lovely house in Pittsburgh designed by Lee …

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