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Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review: Newsies – The Broadway Musical

A DUAL CITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Northeast Florida Conservatory, in cooperation with the Haskell Company, opened Disney’s delightful “” on July 20, 2018. The production will run through July 29 at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200. For reservations, call 904-374-8639 or visit nfconservatory.org. Under , Founder and Executive Director, the Conservatory opened its doors in 2010, offering private music lessons and a community orchestra. Dickson rapidly expanded programming and began to produce musicals in a neighborhood with little in the way of theatre. Disney’s “Newsies” is the thirteenth musical production staged, each with great success and many sold out performances. …

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Tshidi Mayne as Rafiki in The Lion King

The Circle of Life: Disney’s The Lion King On The Broadway Stage

Interview with South African Actress Tshidi Manye As a veteran of the Broadway stage with years of experience to her credit, Tshidi Manye is living a life many only dream of. But as the actress prepares to get in costume to celebrate the tree lighting, she is suddenly and acutely aware of her audience. “This is different than being on stage. You never know who you are going to touch,” she says. “I hope it goes smoothly. If something goes wrong, I can’t blame it on anybody.” The South African star has the charisma to appeal to all audiences, whether she’s …

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Your Summer Stage Is Set! Theatre Camps

Summer is setting the stage for kids of all ages to experience exciting and creative performing arts camps throughout Jacksonville. From the Beaches and beyond, community theaters are opening the doors to young, aspiring thespians, stage hands and playwrights with a diverse offering of opportunities. Stage Door Summer Camp Stage Door Summer Camp offers creative campers the unique experience of working alongside theater professionals to stage a full-scale show. Campers will have the opportunity to sing, dance, inhabit different characters, and enjoy a variety of acting games. Campers will also receive training in musical theatre-style dancing and Fit for Broadway …

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Disney Star Wars Land

Disney Reveals New Details of Star Wars Land

From the Disney Parks Blog… At a panel discussion today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando entitled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed their unique partnership and shared additional details about the new galactic lands being created at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Everyone in the room got to experience the excitement and commitment this team is bringing to this project. Here’s an exclusive look at a video shared at today’s event which gives some insight into this incredible collaboration. The team shared exciting new details …

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The BFG is “scrumdiddlyumptious”

Running Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes Rated PG Directed By: Steven Spielberg Grade: A With , famed director ’s directorial debut with brings beloved children’s author Roald Dahl’s story to life in a way that is both visually dazzling and emotionally rewarding for all ages. This beauty is enhanced by strong performances from veteran actor as the titular giant and his tiny co-star as Sophie. By now, most families are familiar with at least one of ’s stories which include timeless classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. What makes them (along …

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The Jungle Book – The Classic Story Reborn

Release Date: April 15, 2016 Running Time: 1h 51m Rated PG  Parental Guidance Suggested. Directed By: Jon Favreau Grade: A             Legends are often small in their beginnings and large is their finale. This is the case with Director ‘s . The main character Mowgli is a “man cub.” He is considered strange to the creatures of the jungle. His “family” is composed of wolves that believe in the power of the pack. Shere Khan (voiced by ), is a vicious tiger. A fearsome feline that is not accepting of man or “man cubs” of any kind in his jungle. …

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“ANT-MAN”: Dynamite Comes In Small Packages

Release Date: July 17, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes Rated PG-13 for Science Fiction Action Violence Grade: A- Directed by Peyton Reed Screenplay by Joe Cornish This is your chance to earn that look in your daughter’s eyes, to become the hero that she already thinks you are. Scott Lang is an ex-convict who is trying to get a job so that he can pay child support and visit his young daughter. Unbeknownst to him, Dr. Pym (entomologist/biochemist) is aware of his crime and has been watching him since his release from prison. When Dr. Pym is …

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High School Musical Alhambra

Disney’s High School Musical at The Alhambra

It’s a new year, it’s a new decade, and the still very new Alhambra Theatre opened 2010 with the North Florida premiere of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Originally, High School Musical was a made-for-TV movie that aired on the Disney Channel and became a big hit, followed by the fastest-selling DVD of all time (1.2 million copies were sold in its first six days). The stage version debuted in Chicago in 2007 with a fantastic opening that included Michelle Obama and her kids in the audience. From everything I have read, those who have seen the movie and the stage …

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