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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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ABET, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Alice in Wonderland, Photo by Susan Roche,

Alice in Wonderland is a Fantasy with Music at All Beaches Experimental Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS ABET THEATER REVIEW The opened Alice in Wonderland on May 10 at 544 Atlantic Boulevard in . The show, sponsored by The Mary E. Haverty Foundation and John and Beverly Johnson, runs through May 26, 2019. Visit abettheatre.com or call 249-7177 for additional information and reservations. The book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was written by Charles Dodson and published in 1865 under the pen name of Lewis Carroll. The book became a publishing sensation; Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde were avid fans. It has never been out of print, has been published in over ninety languages, and continues …

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“THE NANCE” Fast-Paced, Remarkably Versatile, Always Busy, And Always Funny

St. Augustine’s opened the Florida premier of “The Nance” on June 2, 2017 which will remain on the Matuza Main Stage through June 25, 2017. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; call 825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The play, written by , received three Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 2013 with star Nathan Lane in the lead role, and both entertains and educates. “” is set in New York City in 1937. The city is filled with burlesque theatres, which feature performances filled with adult content and allusions to sexual situations by naughty bawdy …

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Holiday Ghost Tales: ABET’s “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM ABET opened the theatre’s final show of 2016 with a unique version of Charles Dickens’ “,” which will be on stage In Atlantic Beach until December 20, 2016. Call 249-7177 for reservations or visit abettheatre.com. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18. Of note, the play is a one-act and doesn’t have scary moments, so you can bring children of any age; the continuous action will hold their attention. Dickens’ famous story, well-known to most adults and many children, is frequently performed …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along at ABET

ABET THEATRE REVIEW DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] 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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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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Lost Twins Reunite in “BLOOD BROTHERS”

“BLOOD BROTHERS” ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened ’s provocative award-winning musical “Blood Brothers” on March 13, 2015. It will be on-stage through March 29 at 716 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach, Florida. For reservations, call 904-249-7117 or visit abettheatre.com Other than a short weekend run at FCCJ almost twenty years ago, this is a brand new musical to the North Florida area, despite the fact that after a debut in Liverpool in 1983, it transferred to London’s West End and won the Olivier Award, Britain’s version of the Tony Award, for best musical. After tours in 1984 and …

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THEATRE REVIEW: Love Goes To Press

Theatre Jacksonville opened its 95th season with the wartime comedy, “Love Goes to Press,” on November 7, 2014. It will be on the stage through November 22 at the Howard K.Smith Playhouse, 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville Florida. Call (904) 396-4425 for reservations or visit theatrejax.com.  is only one of three theaters to do a revival of the 1946 comedy written by  and , two female war correspondents. “” opened in London in 1946 and was well received. It opened on Broadway in 1947, but only played five performances. The play was all but lost forever until 1992, when , …

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“33 VARIATIONS” The 5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW

The  in partnership with the  opened ‘s “” on July 18th, 2014 for a limited run through July 27th. The play debuted on Broadway in 2009 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Performance by a leading actress ().This play with a strange title is based on true events in musical history. It begins in Vienna in 1819 with the story of music publisher Anton Diabelli (brilliantly played by , who returns to the stage after too long an absence). Diabelli, who was also a part-time composer, completes a short waltz and invites the cadre …

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Alhambra & JSO’s Oklahoma

The Jacksonville Symphony under the baton of Michael Butterman and the Alhambra Theatre directed by Tod Booth combined their talents for the third time in as many years with four inspired performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma September the l8th to the 20th. Previous joint productions of The Music Man and Westside Story were well received by enthusiastic audiences and Oklahoma was equally as popular with the audiences in Jacoby Hall at the Times Union Center for the Arts in downtown Jacksonville. You may have read that the Alhambra Dinner Theatre has closed, at least temporarily, but it appears that a …

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