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A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: "Cabaret" at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Cabaret” at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a revival of “Cabaret” (September 20 – October 21, 2018) on the Matuza Mainstage. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; ample free parking is available. Visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164 for reservations. John Kander and Fred Ebb created this enduring musical, which received eight Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 1966. A film adaptation followed in 1972, which received eight Academy Awards. The story explores the rise of the Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany, and is as relevant today as when it debuted over fifty years ago. As you …

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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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“CITY OF ANGELS” real-life and reel-life stories

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM in Jacksonville Beach Florida opened its first show of 2017 with “,” a musical which will be on their main stage through February 25th. Call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for reservations. “City of Angels,” with book by and music by opened on Broadway in 1989, ran for 879 performances, and received 11 Tony nominations, winning Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. London productions also garnered awards. But the only production locally was in 1993 at Theatre Jacksonville. So why hasn’t it been …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along at ABET

ABET THEATRE REVIEW DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM dualcritics@comcast.net The opened the Florida premier of the musical “” on September 9, 2016. The production will be onstage through September 26. The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1981, is based on a 1934 play by and . It hasn’t been staged frequently, probably because it is so challenging for the actors, musicians, and directors. But as far as we know, director embraces challenging works, and this play was no exception. He was ably assisted by actor/director . The book is by , while the music and …

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Be transported to the fantasy world of “PETER PAN”

in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which has a Music & Arts Ministry, has become a springtime destination for lovers of musical theatre during the past six years. Last year, the church delighted patrons by staging ’ fabulous original production of “.” Mr. Woods is back this year with his adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, “,” a beloved classic which is now in public domain. While “The Sound of Music” was initially planned as the 2016 production, a new choice was required due to unexpected issues with obtaining the rights. And as with “St. George,” Woods is again totally involved …

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