Tag Archives: Damon Martin

DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along at ABET

ABET THEATRE REVIEW DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened the Florida premier of the musical “” on September 9, 2016. The production will be onstage through September 26. The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1981, is based on a 1934 play by and . It hasn’t been staged frequently, probably because it is so challenging for the actors, musicians, and directors. But as far as we know, director embraces challenging works, and this play was no exception. He was ably assisted by actor/director . The book is by , while the music and …

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Let’s Do The Time-Warp! THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

THE 1904 MUSIC HALL THEATRE REVIEW One of the newest additions to the downtown entertainment scene in Jacksonville, Florida opened a two-weekend run of “”, ’s classic musical, on Friday, August 14, 2015. RHS Live Productions, in partnership with the (at 19 Ocean Street), has additional performances scheduled at 8:00 pm on August 15, 21, 22, and at 11:30 on August 15 and 22. For tickets, go to www.1904musichall.com. We have seen a number of live Rocky shows over the years, most recently at in St. Augustine and in 2012 at the in Arlington. This one has the same zany …

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Expect the Unexpected – Players’ current production of “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play”

Players by the Sea’s motto for the last few seasons has been “Expect the Unexpected.” Players’ current production of “,” which opened May 8, 2015 and will run through May 23, certainly delivers on that promise. A dark musical comedy, it is challenging to the talented cast and director as well as to local theatergoers. The play, written by , with music composed by , debuted at the in Washington D.C. in 2012, where it played for almost three months. It moved to the Playwrights Horizons stage in New York City the following year for a brief run. This year, …

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JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND LIVING IN PARIS

DramaWorks at Florida State College Jacksonville, South Campus, presented a four-day run during November 13 -16, 2014 of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris,” a musical featuring the work of the Belgian songwriter and singer. Over the years, we have seen a number of unique plays and musicals staged by , which has brought our community many exciting selections. The Brel musical, “,” debuted off-Broadway in 1968 and ran for over 1,800 performances. Brel wrote and sang in French, but the musical was almost all in English thanks to the translation and production concept of  and . Brel, who was …

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theatre review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

 opened “One Man, Two Guvnors,” a comedy about food, money and sex, on October 24, 2014. Written by English playwright , it will remain on stage through November 9 at 710 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Call (904) 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for additional information.If you planned a visit to England this year but for some reason could not go, well, relax, ABET to the rescue with authentic British comedy. This show debuted in London in May 2011 where, with the exception of a brief tour, it remained until March, 2014. The play was highly acclaimed in the London …

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ABET’s Songs for a New World

ABET opened its last show of 2013, with Jason Robert Brown’s creation entitled “Songs for a New World.” Mr. Brown put this collection of his songs together several years ago, prior to his achieving fame by winning a Tony for his musical “Parade” (which was staged at Players by the Sea, a few seasons ago). This is a musical but one unlike the traditional musicals we experience, most of which have linear storylines and unambiguous conclusions. The seventeen songs in this two-act production stand alone, and each song has its own plot that unfolds as it is being sung. If …

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