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A Delightful Production of "A Christmas Carol" at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set, Photos by Maya Adkins

A Delightful Production of “A Christmas Carol” at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL  ‘Tis the Christmas Season and no Christmas – past, present, or future – would be complete without the staging of “A Christmas Carol,” a touching morality story based on the novella by Victorian author Charles Dickens. Publication in 1843 brought him enduring fame, and audiences return to the story again and again, bringing new generations of children with them.  Players’ production, directed by , opened on December 6 and will remain on stage through December 22, 2019. The script is an adaptation by playwright , and is as delightful as Dickens’ original story. Perhaps …

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Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts Delights Audiences with “Into the Woods”

REVIEW: Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts Delights Audiences with “Into the Woods”

Jacksonville University presented four performances of James Lapine’s award winning musical “Into The Woods” from November 1 to 4 at Swisher Theatre. This musical won three Tony Awards on Broadway in 1987. It was made into a movie in 2014 with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp and grossed over 200 million dollars at the box office. This is one of the most unique musicals in that the script combines several fairy tales into one story with the paths of familiar characters crossing and changing their lives. The cast is large and it takes a skilled Director to keep all those …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Providence School

The Providence School of Jacksonville, a private school with an enrollment of almost 1,400 students, presented its annual musical during April 12 -13, 2018 at the school campus on Hodges Boulevard. This year’s production of Cinderella was fantastic, and an admirable showcase for meticulously worked out performances filled with excitement. The production included eighty cast and crew members, and many other students, staff, and volunteers participated in other roles. We counted over fifty people who worked on building the set, which was designed by , and at least thirty student ushers who helped audience members find seating. Producer/Director was also the …

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