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

Dual Critics Review: “Noises Off” at Players by the Sea

The Beach’s Players by the Sea opened “Noises Off,” a comedy/farce by Michael Frayn on December 7, 2018; the production runs through December 23.  The theatre is located at 106 6th Street North in . For reservations call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. The play opened on Broadway in 1983 and ran for 553 performances. It was nominated for a Tony as Best Play and in 2016 received a Tony for Best Revival of a Play. It’s been staged in the North Florida area several times over the years and has always been a big hit. “Noises Off” is a play …

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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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Theatre Jacksonville’s 98th Volunteer Awards

Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville On Sunday July 22, 2018, Theatre Jacksonville held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2017 –2018 season. The theatre combines the annual awards ceremony with its membership meeting. This year, the celebration was held at the theatre. Board President, , began by summarizing the past season and its accomplishments. He enthusiastically announced that TJ has once again finished in the black, thanks to the many individuals and groups who have generously contributed funds. Contributors included local foundations and non-profit organizations, businesses, and city and state organizations. New members of …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Boeing Boeing at Theatre Jacksonville

The play, by French playwright Marc Camoletti, debuted in Paris in 1960, where it remained on stage for nineteen years. The English translation opened in London in 1962, where it ran for seven years. An American version staged on Broadway in 1965 closed after a short run, but was then made into a successful film with stars Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. The play was revived on Broadway in 2008, and was awarded a Tony for Best Play Revival. Since then, it has become a staple of community and regional theaters. Our beloved community theatre, , opened on April 20th, …

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CONTEMPORARY & INTELLIGENT: “THE GOD GAME” at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW A BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM On March 3rd, 2017 opened “,” a contemporary drama which will run through March 19th at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. Call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com for additional information and reservations. Written by , this intelligent offering opened in 2014, two years before our last Presidential election. She has created a distinctive piece of theater which explores timely topics related to political and religious issues. The story takes place in Richmond, Virginia in the home of Tom and Lisa, who are preparing to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their marriage. Tom …

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a unique, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience – “LAUNDRY & BOURBON and LONE STAR”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s opened a unique, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience on June 3, 2016 by using separate theatres to stage two one-act comedies, “” and “. ” Texas playwright (1951-2011) was known for “The Day They Shot John Lennon” and “Wild Oats,” but these two companion pieces he wrote in the 1970s have been even more successful and are still frequently performed. How it works: you will begin by seeing “Laundry & Bourbon,” which is about one hour long, on Limelight’s Matuza Main Stage. At intermission, you will enter the lobby …

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“ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID” serves up a heaping platter of laughs

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a comedy about brides and bridesmaids with an outstanding all-female cast on November 6, 2015, which will run through November 22. Theatre goers are invited to experience the hilarious festivities through November 22 at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. For reservations and additional information, call the box office at 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. The play was written by the team of , , and , who wrote “The Dixie Swim Club,” which was such a big hit at Jacksonville’s and St. Augustine’s . This play has four scenes which span seven …

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HELLO DOLLY: YOU’RE STILL GOING STRONG

St.Augustine’s opened that wonderful family musical, “” on June 5, 2015; it will run through July 5, 2015 on the Matuza Main Stage. The theatre is located in downtown at 11 Old Mission Avenue, and has ample free parking available for patrons. Tickets are selling fast; call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations and additional information. The musical, with music and lyrics by collaborator , is on everybody’s list of top musicals. The play opened on Broadway in 1964, and was awarded ten Tonys. This classic musical is a joyride through the glory days of early New York and it …

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