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Pride & Prejudice, Northeast Florida Conservatory

No Prejudice for this Pride-Worthy Performance by Northeast Florida Conservatory

With performances at Mandarin Presbyterian Church before moving to Atlantic Blvd., the presents the classic Pride and Prejudice, running through July 21. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, it is set in the early 1800’s England and is a romantic sparring match touching on manners and morals. It is time when women were expected to marry, because bloodlines – and money – passed only from father to son. An ever-harried Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet, whose life revolves around marrying off her daughters, are hilariously portrayed by  and . The daughters number five: Jane (Madeline Crawchuk), who is heartbroken …

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NE FL Conservatory, Three's a Family

NE FL Conservatory Grows its Repertoire with Three’s a Family

This past weekend, the NE Florida Conservatory debuted its first non-musical (straight) show as they expand their artistic stage outreach beyond vocalists by adding straight plays to their repertoire, Three’s a Crowd, a comedy written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, opened on Broadway in 1943. It has not been widely performed, which is sad, as it is a very funny script. I don’t know how director Bill Di Stanisloa found this gem. Sam () and Francis Whitaker (Ralin Trosclair) play off each other well sharing their two-bedroom apartment with Francis’ sister, Irma, for two years. Very soon it becomes a …

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School of Rock The Musical at The Island Theater

Performances:  April 28th – May 6th, 2018 Directors:  Tricia Williams & Evan Bowen Who says that school can’t be fun?  Certainly not anyone who experiences the rockin’ good time delivered by the outstanding cast performing at this May.  The students of Horace Green are accustomed to rules, discipline, and the merit system.  Although all of these qualities are admirable, it takes a slacker with a passion for music to rock their worlds.  The production starts out with Dewey’s band ‘No Vacancy’ performing the song I’m Too Hot for You.  When the band members kick Dewey () out of his own …

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