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Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville, Photo by Maya Adkins

Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Something Rotten at Theatre Jacksonville Theatre Jacksonville officially opened on November 1, 2019 with the North Florida premier of what you will find is the funniest musical ever seen on this historic stage, “Something Rotten.” At least that was our reaction which, judging from the laughter and thunderous applause we heard, was also shared by the full-house audience on opening night.  “Something Rotten” remains on stage through November 17th. The book is by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical officially opened on Broadway in April, …

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Once Upon A Time…”SHREK: THE MUSICAL”

Shrek: The Musical Venue: Orange Park Community Theatre Performances: August 21 – September 3, 2017 Book & Lyrics By: David Lindsay-Abaire Music By: Jeanine Tesori Directed By: Tricia Williams & Vicki Lowe Once upon a time in a land far far away, a young ogre named Shrek () is sent out into the cold cruel world by his parents with a warning that since he isn’t handsome his story won’t have a happy ending. Meanwhile, Princess Fiona () is also seven years old when she is locked in a castle that is guarded by a ferocious dragon (). As the …

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“LEGALLY BLONDE” at the Orange Park Community Theatre: Filled With Wit And Clever Numbers

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The Orange Park Community Theatre opened the final show of its 47th season on June 9, 2017 with the musical “Legally Blonde.” It will be on stage at 2900 Moody Avenue through July 2. Call 904-276-2599 for reservations. “” began as a novel, was made into a successful film musical starring Reese Witherspoon in 2001, and was transformed into a stage musical in 2007. It remains a popular musical in the USA. The music and lyrics by Neil Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (of “Batboy: The Musical” fame) are upbeat, and along with the book by …

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Have an Old-Fashioned Grand Old Time! “HELLO DOLLY!”

Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Do you want to have an old-fashioned grand old time? Then be sure to catch ’s production of ’s “” which opened on April 21 and will remain on stage until April 30, 2017. This is pure escapist fun in an exuberant revival of one of the greatest shows in musical theatre history. The conservatory is located at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200, in Jacksonville, Florida. For additional information and tickets, call (904) 374-8639, or visit www.nfconservcatory.org. NFC also has a Facebook page. Founder …

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“Bye Bye Birdie” a rollicking stroll through the 1950’s

Take a rollicking stroll through the late 1950’s at ’s production of . The American classic is in good hands with director , who’s worked with OPCT since 2001. The original Broadway play is quite different from the beloved 1963 film adaptation starring Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke. Both stories are based on Elvis’s 1957 army draft and the chaos that ensued among crazed teenaged girls of the time. The musical opens in the offices of the Almaelou record company. Agent Albert Peterson, played by , is distraught. He’s entered the office only to find that his company’s biggest star, …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW : MARY POPPINS “lively, charming, strongly cast, delightfully engineered, and engaging”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened , the 2006 Tony Award winning musical, on September 9, 2016, which will run through October 2, 2016. The theatre is located at 2900 Moody Avenue in Orange Park, Florida. Tickets are selling fast. Call 904-276-2599 or visit www.opct.info for additional information. Mary Poppins is based on the popular 1964 Disney film of the same name, which was adapted from an earlier series of children’s books by author P. L. Travers, and is a spectacular and family-friendly musical. Under the direction of …

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JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review The opened the popular family-friendly musical “” on July 29th, 2016. Performances continue August 5th -7th in Jacksonville, Florida at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200. Call (904) 374-8639 or visit nfconservatory.org for tickets and additional information. “Joseph,” by (lyrics) and (music), is truly a show that the entire family, including small children, can enjoy. Many musicals have first acts of an hour or longer, but not so for Joseph; the first act is just over half an hour. The show zips along so …

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Lost & Found – “OLIVER”

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATORY REVIEW Jacksonville’s presented a six-performance run of ’s Tony Award Winning musical “” during July 16-19, 2015. The Conservatory, established in 2010, has presented three previous musical theater classics at their facility in Mandarin, which included “,” “,” and “.” Lionel Bart, born in 1930, was a British composer, who, after achieving modest success as a pop song-writer during the fifties, wrote a couple of little-known musicals, followed in 1960 by “Oliver!” his only notable success, but a real blockbuster. The play had long runs in London and New York, with many successful revivals and tours, and …

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THEATRE REVIEW – “Music Man”

Jacksonville’s newest theatre presented its second show of 2014 during the weekend of November 14 -16 with Meredith Wilson’s affectionate slice of Americana, “The Music Man.” The production was a winning mix of nostalgic laughs, enthusiasm and delightful songs. , with his marvelous vibrato vocals and charmingly arrogant con man attitude is Professor Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who arrives in River City, Iowa in 1912 and persuades the townsfolk that their town is on the road to ruin because the local billiard parlor is installing a new pool table. To divert the youth of the town from this wickedness, …

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