Tag Archives: David Dawson

“THE EXPLORERS CLUB” a wild and crazy farce

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the “,” a wild and crazy farce, at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida on April 22, 2016. The production will run through May 7; visit theatrejax.com or call 904 396-4425 for additional information and reservations. Playwright wrote this comedy, which will take you back to Victorian England in the most captivating way. If you are a fan of operettas or episodes, you’ll love this show. Or if you just like frothy, frivolous comedy, this is the ticket for you. The action takes place in an exclusive men’s …

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THE MELVILLE BOYS

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the comedy/drama “” at 2032 San Marco Boulevard on March 4th, 2016 with a run scheduled through March 20th. The play, written by Canadian playwright in 1984, ran Off-Broadway in 1992. One of Canada’s foremost playwrights, he has written over fifty plays; “Boys” was the second one written. Additionally, he is the author of “Watching Jeopardy,” a mystery novel available through Amazon. Foster has left his mark on Jacksonville in the past. In 2013 he not only brought an original one act “On a First Name” to TJ for their …

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Have a love affair with “THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA”

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] and the presented the first production of 2016 with the North Florida premier of the 2005 Tony Award Winning musical “.” Set in Florence, Italy in 1953, it is the first bilingual Broadway musical. Some of the songs are sung in Italian and a bit of the dialogue is also in that language. The story is based on a short novel by , which was adapted as a musical by (music and lyrics) with a book by playwright , whose previous works include “Prelude to a Kiss” and “Reckless.” A 1962 …

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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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Baited With Laughs “THE MOUSETRAP” at Theatre Jacksonville

  , , and are presenting the annual Classic in San Marco. This year’s production is the classic of all classics, Agatha Christie’s “,” which opened on September 18, 2015 and will be on stage in San Marco through October 4. The Mousetrap, which opened in 1952 when Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister and Harry Truman was our President, holds the record as the longest running play in theatre history. It opened in London at the Ambassadors Theatre, where it remained for 22 years, before moving to the St. Martin’s Theatre next door. It is now in its …

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THEATRE REVIEW: Love Goes To Press

Theatre Jacksonville opened its 95th season with the wartime comedy, “Love Goes to Press,” on November 7, 2014. It will be on the stage through November 22 at the Howard K.Smith Playhouse, 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville Florida. Call (904) 396-4425 for reservations or visit theatrejax.com.  is only one of three theaters to do a revival of the 1946 comedy written by  and , two female war correspondents. “” opened in London in 1946 and was well received. It opened on Broadway in 1947, but only played five performances. The play was all but lost forever until 1992, when , …

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The Subject Was Roses – theatre review

 presents Frank Gilroy’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning “,” on stage at 2032 San Marco Boulevard until March 8, 2014. Call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com for information and reservations. This is a glowing and superbly acted revival of one of the best-written plays of all those which have been honored with a Tony. It beat out’s “” which gives you an idea of how well it was regarded. The play is set in 1946 and takes place over an extended weekend. Timmy Cleary has just returned home, safe and sound, after a wartime Army tour of duty. In the …

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Theatre Jacksonville’s Handle with Care

Theatre Jacksonville opened its final show of 2013 with Jason Odell Williams romantic comedy Handle With Care. This is the North Florida premier of this play and in fact the New York Off Broadway opening is in previews right now for a December 15th debut. Tony Award Winner Carol Lawrence (from West Side Story) is the featured actress for the NYC opening. The play is set in an older motel room, clean, but with dated furnishings and a steam radiator, in Goodview, Virginia, a suburb of Roanoke. The opening scene has a young Jewish Israeli woman, Ayelet, who speaks almost …

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