Tag Archives: FSCJ Artist Series


HEADLINED BY THE TONY AND GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING BEST MUSICAL DEAR EVAN HANSEN The FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, is proud to announce the 20/21 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites, headlined by the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Theater album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The upcoming season’s Broadway lineup also includes CATS, COME FROM AWAY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and MEAN GIRLS. All performances will be at the Times-Union Center. “I am pleased to announce our 20/21 Broadway in Jacksonville Season – our …

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Rob Clove Talks Bandstand: The Musical, Presented by FSCJ Artist Series

EU Talks with Bandstand’s Rob Clove Before each performance of the award-winning Bandstand: The Musical, Rob Clove takes pause to tap into the struggles facing young African American men returning home from war in 1945. He digs deep into the pressures of working hard to rise above the societal pressures and make a meaningful mark on the world. Clove found inspiration in his character, Jimmy Campbell who discovers music as a way to  cope with the horrors of war in his generation. “I have a ritual. At the beginning of each show, I just take a moment to myself and …

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Hamilton Tickets Go On Sale at FSCJ Artist Series

THE FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS HAMILTON PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 FOR PERFORMANCES MARCH 17 – 29, 2020 AT TIMES-UNION CENTER Producer Jeffrey Seller and FSCJ Artist Series announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 24 at 8 a.m. (ET) in person at the (300 Water Street) and 10 a.m. (ET) at fscjartistseries.org. Tickets for Hamilton will not be available for purchase by phone. Tickets will be available for performances March 17 – 29, 2020. There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household/account for the …

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FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville, Cody Jenkins, Juan Luis Espinal, Coleman Cummings

FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville

Interview with RENT cast member Cody Jenkins It has been over 10,518,984 minutes since RENT first measured the value of friendship, the weight of artistic integrity, and the struggle to keep them intact while living and loving fiercely among the rising tides of addiction and the AIDS epidemic. The 20th anniversary tour of the groundbreaking musical by the late Jonathan Larson celebrates the friendship of seven young artists struggling to pursue their dreams without selling out. The tour stops in Jacksonville January 14-19th at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Ground breaking, inspiring, hopeful, celebratory – all are descriptors used to measure the impact …

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A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics, Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics

Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo There’s nothing magical about traveling during the holidays, especially when the caravan includes two tour buses for cast and crew and two semi-trucks full of lights, rigs and various other pieces of stage equipment. The cast of A Magical Cirque Christmas endures the hectic schedule to share the delightful family show with audiences across the country. “With this show, it’s very gratifying,” says vocalist Therese Curatolo. “It makes it all worthwhile.” Presented by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists,” A Magical Cirque Christmas brings together the world’s greatest entertainers for …

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The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Allison Bailey in the North American Tour of WICKED, Photo by Joan Marcus

The Magical Part of Playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked

Interview with Touring Broadway Actress Allison Bailey It has the bones of the classic of good vs. evil, but, at its core, Wicked is the story of an unlikely friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, long before Dorothy dropped in to the magical Land of Oz. The musical sensation opens the 2019-20 Broadway Series November 20-December 1 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. You can purchase tickets at www.artistseriesjax.com. EU Jacksonville caught up with Allison Bailey, who stars in her “dream role” as Glinda the Good Witch. The Pensacola native is thrilled for the homecoming of sorts and excitedly …

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High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience with the Newsies, The Musical by Disney, Newsies, FSCJ Summer Theatre

High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience with the Newsies, The Musical by Disney

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The and the are presenting the 14th annual with the staging of Disney’s Newsies during July 19 – 28, 2019. This wonderful summer program was created by , Director of the Wilson Center and Managing Producer of the Summer Musical. The center is located at 11901 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida.  Newsies began as a musical film in 1992, was adapted for the stage in 2011, and debuted on Broadway in 2012, winning Tonys for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. The extravaganza is filled with energetic singing and dancing combined with history.  The story is based …

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Little Black Dress, FSCJ Artist Series, Jacksonville, Florida, Photography by Dahlia Katz

Defining Relationships: Best Friends and Hilarious Experiences on Stage with ‘Little Black Dress’

Interview with writer Danielle Trzcinski There are certain things every woman should have in their back of tricks; the perfect shade of red lipstick, a favorite pair of comfy PJs, a best friend who’s seen you at your worst and loves you any way and that little black dress that moves seamlessly from day to night, wedding to funeral and work-party to after-party. ”Little Black Dress” is the musical equivalent of a girl’s night out with chocolate, martinis and maybe strippers. The presents the feverishly funny production June 25-27 at the . Audiences are introduced to Dee and her best friend …

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Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical Brings Nostalgia, Seduction, and Scandal to Jacksonville

The 90’s are making a comeback in a big way. What better way to celebrate the nostalgia of the era than revisiting the seduction and scandal of “Cruel Intentions,” the cult classic film that made household names of stars Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical is a hilarious romp back in time with a killer score that includes such hits as Bittersweet Symphony, The Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears. The musical production is presented by the May 16-18 at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Based on the …

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Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show!

Although there will never be another Prince, Purple Reign delivers an authentic experience that captures the magic and the music of the artist formerly and forever known as the Purple One. In the dynamic tribute show Purple Reign, Jason Tenner is more than a Prince impersonator. His performance transports audiences back to 1984 when The Kid broke barriers and firmly established his place in the cultural lexicon. Purple Reign with Tenner and featuring special guest performers such as Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Apollonia and Vanity is presented by the one night only, May 3rd, at the . EU Jacksonville spoke …

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