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David Paulk, Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville, Theatre Jacksonville 2019 Awards

Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE’S 99TH SEASON AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS On Sunday August 19, 2019, held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2018 – 2019 season. The celebration was held at the theatre, and combined a membership meeting with the annual awards ceremony.  President presided, beginning with a brief recap of the past season. He had good news to report. The theatre once again finished in the black. Local residents contributed a total of 17,000 volunteer hours during the season. The summer camp program for young theatre students was completely sold out; 200 kids participated. Additionally, RS&H, a national architecture, engineering, and consulting …

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The 5 & Dime, Falsettos, Maya Adkins Photography

‘Falsettos’ on The 5 & Dime’s Intimate Stage is an Unusual Love Story, Heart-Rending Masterpiece

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Downtown Jacksonville’s has opened Falsettos, an award-winning musical. The production opened June 14, and will remain on stage through June 30, 2019. The theatre is located at 112 East Adams Street; additional information is available on the company’s Facebook page. For reservations, call (904) 637-5100 or visit www.The5andDime.org. Falsettos opened on Broadway in 1992, was nominated for seven Tonys, and won Best Book and Best Original Score; a 2016 revival was nominated for five Tonys. The play toured throughout the county during February 2018 -June 2019. The book is by James Lapine, with music, lyrics, and book …

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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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“Black Pearl Sings,” a unique drama/comedy filled with songs

BLACK PEARL SINGS Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre Review opened “,” a unique drama/comedy filled with songs, on November 30, 2015, which will continue through November 15 at their Atlantic Beach Theatre. For additional information and reservations, call 904-249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com. The are always thrilled to review a play which is not only great entertainment but is educational as well. We had seen this play in 2009 while on a weeklong trip to Sarasota, Florida; we saw several plays during this time, and considered “Black Pearl Sings” the best. The play takes the audience back to Depression era of the …

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THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD: Women of the Panama Canal

A Classic Theatre of St. Augustine Review Inc. of St. Augustine, Florida presents the world premier of Playwright ’s “” at the , located at 259 San Marco Avenue. The play opened on October 22, 2015 and will continue during October 28 – 30. For reservations and additional information, visit aclassictheatre.org. The attended the first Sunday matinee of this new work, and noted that a majority of those in the audience were women, who no doubt were as curious as we were about the women of the Panama Canal. We were also anxious to learn more about the canal itself, …

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“an amazing theatrical presentation…” TREPIDATION NATION

REVIEW On its main stage, Douglas Anderson is presenting an anthology of trepidation-inducting phobias, with thirteen scenes running an average of about eight minutes long. We have all experienced trepidation at some point: a big word which encompasses agitation, anxiety, apprehension, dread, fright, nervousness, tremulousness, uncertainty, worry: the list goes on and on. “Whoa!” you say. “That does not sound like much fun!” Ah, but under the skillful and creative direction of , you will experience an amazing theatrical presentation and yes, the evening includes laughs along the way. This stage treat has an interesting history. TREPIDATION NATION debuted at …

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PLAYERS BY THE SEA PELICAN AWARDS 2015

wrapped up its 49th season on August 15, 2015 at their playhouse in Jacksonville Beach, with their annual volunteer celebration and awards ceremony. The have attended a number of the celebrations, but this year’s full house audience seemed particularly lively and excited. The exuberance no doubt reflected Players very successful past season, and the anticipation of the big 50th Season opening in September. and were the Masters of Ceremony, with various actors tapped to present individual awards. A new feature was The Gold Brown Bag Awards, by long-time Players supporter and jack of all trades involving theatre, . She sketched …

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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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THROWING IT OUT THERE

THE FIVE & DIME THEATRE COMPANY MAKES CHANGE WITH SECOND SUNDAY The all-volunteer group is now three years old and in that time this unique group of theatre advocates has produced over a dozen plays at various venues in and around downtown Jacksonville. Several months ago, they launched the Second Sunday program. This event, which is offered on the second Sunday of each month is free and open to the public, provides an opportunity for local actors, authors, poets, and storytellers to get on a stage and present their works in progress to a diverse audience. Afterward, the members of …

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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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