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Coney Island Christmas: What it Means to be an American During the Holidays

LIMELIGHT THEATRE IN ST. AUGUSTINE Nostalgia and tradition take center stage in the classic holiday production, Coney Island Christmas. Based on the short story by Grace Paley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Donald Margulies tells the timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Coney Island Christmas is staged through December 23rd on the Matuza Main Stage at the . A Jewish author and activist, Paley taps into the true spirit of Christmas, with two hilarious kid pageants layered into a heartwarming story of acceptance. “There is a whole undercurrent throughout the entire show,” says …

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LIMELIGHT THEATRE, The Full Monty, Patric Robinson, St. Augustine

Limelight Theatre Review: The Full Monty

DUAL CRITICS THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened its 26th season with the revealing comedy “The Full Monty” on September 21. It will remain on the Matuza Main Stage through October 22, 2017. The musical is based on a 1997 British film of the same name, set in Sheffield, England. Playwright Terrance McNally created an Americanized version set in Buffalo, New York, a steel town much like the original. He wrote the book, the music and lyrics are by David Yazbeck. The show opened on Broadway in 2000, was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and ran for 700 performances. …

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Cash In: “Ring Of Fire” at the Limelight Theatre

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s opened its 24th season on September 18, 2015 with ’s “,” a musical revue of hits, which will run through October 18. The show will be on the Matuza Main Stage, at 11 Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine. For reservations and additional information, call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org. This musical revue features 32 songs associated with the late Johnny Cash, who died at age 71 in 2003. He was a multi-faceted entertainer, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. And while …

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A Full-Blown Madcap Farce – “NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened “” on April 17 on the Matuza Main Stage. It will run through May 10, 2015. Call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The show is a full-blown madcap farce but is a bit of a history lesson as well. Read on. The play, written by and , opened in in 1971, and reflects the concerns and values of the era. The comedy was a big hit in England, and played until 1987 at three different theatres. It is set in the small town of Windsor, England, in an upstairs apartment; a business, the National …

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St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a polished revival of one of the better American plays of the past century on January 23, 2015, with “Sweet Bird of Youth,” by Tennessee Williams, which initially opened on Broadway in 1959. Chance Wayne (), after a brief period of military duty, has become a drifter and gigolo, who depends on odd jobs and friendships with older women for support. However, he is not without ambition; he wants to be a film star. He has persuaded Alexandra (), an aging and fading film star he met while working as a pool boy in California, …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Clybourne Park”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened one of the hottest plays now on stage in the USA with “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris. The play won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony for Best Play. Norris has based the framework of the story on “,” by . Hansberry’s 1959 classic was made into an 1961 movie. The play was revived in the Jacksonville area last year by Stage Aurora, and on Broadway with Denzel Washington. In Hansberry’s play, Lena Younger, a widowed African-American, purchases a home for her family in Clybourne Park, a white Chicago neighborhood. Karl …

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