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Dourone and David Petroni, Photo by Jason Infader Moale, Art Republic, Downtown Jacksonville, ArtRepublic

ArtRepublic: International Art Expo Brings More Murals To Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

ARTREPUBLIC RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE FOR YEAR 2 At the surface, street art is about filling an empty space with something beautiful. But the beating heart of the movement is centered around transformation. Street art invokes inspiration. Concepts develop in technicolor, ideas that stimulate growth and inspire change one bold stroke at a time. With street art, beautiful things can happen. For the second year, ArtRepublic has curated a collection of the most prolific artists to participate in the 12-day exhibition November 1-12 in the . The lineup, as announced exclusively to EU Jacksonville, features artists Faith47, Hush, DALeast, Okuda, …

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SAILING THE NIGHT AWAY—THEATRE ON A MISSION

Theatre on a Mission (TOM) held its annual gala fundraising show on July 31, 2017 at . This is the third year the Alhambra has hosted this annual benefit. Team Coordinator , who has been instrumental in the group’s formation and growth, appeared as Master of Ceremonies. She introduced the group, provided information about its formation, and kept the festivities moving along smoothly. Shelley’s daughter, , and started the group while students at . In 2012, they raised the funds to take a trip to Bondo, Kenya, and invited other interested students to join them. Once there, they offered a …

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SUMMER STAGING: FSCJ’s Summer Musical Theatre Experience Presents WEST SIDE STORY

The Florida State College at Jacksonville High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience is celebrating its 12th anniversary with a presentation of the West Side Story July 21-30 at the . Open to local area high school students, the pairs young thespians with some of the highest recognized local theatre directors, choreographers and musicians for an immersive stage experience. To audition, students must have completed the 7th grade prior to rehearsal. High school graduates may participate if they have just graduated in the current year. This summer, more than 70 student performers and technicians will be directed by in preparation for …

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“MLK BOULEVARD” – Superb Performances by Phase Eight Theatre Company

PHASE EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM The new presented a world premiere of “” in a readers theatre production during May 25-27, 2017. This dynamic ensemble theatrical company, which launched its inaugural season in January and does not have a permanent home as of this review, seeks out interesting venues for its shows. “MLK” was staged at the at 30 E. Adams Street, which many readers will remember was the for many years prior to being replaced by the new library across from . This play was written and directed by …

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A Dual Critics Review: PBTS Opens 2017 with Eurydice

  PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Beach’s opened its first play of 2017 with Sarah Ruhl’s “.” It will run through January 21 in the Grace Darling Studio Theatre at 106 6th Street North. For reservations call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. The original Greek myth dates back for centuries, and has been retold many times in story, song, and film. Orpheus, a supremely gifted musician who charms both men and beasts with his lyre, falls in love with and marries Eurydice, a beautiful wood nymph. She dies …

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A New Addition to the Jacksonville Theatre Scene: Phase Eight Theatre Company debuts “HOT L BALTIMORE”

PHASE EIGHT THEATER COMPANY REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Florida’s newest addition to the theatre scene, , an ensemble based company, staged a two-performance run of “” during December 10-11, 2016 in their performance space at 3674 Beach Boulevard. If the production is any indication of the quality of the work by this new group, theatre fans are in for an interesting year. This play by debuted over forty years ago, before most of the audience members on opening night were even born. The production received both the 1973 Obie Award and the …

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5 & Dime’s “NEVER THE SINNER” Well-Acted in a Uniquely Dramatic Setting

  5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville’s opened “Never the Sinner” on November 11, 2016 at ; it will remain on stage through November 19. The museum is in Springfield at the corner of First and Laura streets. For tickets, visit www.the5andDime.org. The play is the twentieth production by the company, which was founded in 2011. For those who have been fans and supporters since the beginning, it has been a unique ride, as this nomadic group has presented plays in many varied locations in Jacksonville’s core. Venues have included …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Celebrating 51 Years PBTS Opens “INTO THE WOODS”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES AND LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beach’s opened its 50th season with the musical “.” After opening on Broadway in 1987, the play won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. And it probably would have won the award for best musical as well, if “Phantom of the Opera” hadn’t been a competitor. made “Woods” into a film in 2014, starring Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, and Johnny Depp. The film grossed over two hundred million dollars, and ignited a renewed interest in the musical by …

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PLAYERS BY THE SEA PELICAN AWARDS 2016

BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] held its annual on Sunday, August 20, 2016 at its theatre at 106 North Sixth Street, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The name for the awards was chosen many years ago, back when the theatre was located just one block from the ocean, where pelicans were frequent visitors. Players moved into its current expanded home in 1999 and has been ever-changing; delighting theatre-goers with facility upgrades year after year. Look for even more changes in the future, as the entrance will soon have a garden and palm trees. The Pelicans are Players’ version of …

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“BROKE” thought-provoking, well-acted, and excellently directed

The Performers Academy Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] at 3674 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida presented “,” a new play, during August 5 – 7 2016. , the author, is a recent graduate of the ; he will be attending The BFA acting program in New York City in the fall. The are familiar with Mr. Robertson as an actor, having seen him at DASOTA in “Ragtime” and “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” This play was co-directed by the playwright and . When we made reservations to see this play, we wondered …

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