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The Toxic Avenger, Players By The Sea in Jacksonville Beach, Photos by Josh Andrews

“Rocky Horror” Fans will Love “The Toxic Avenger” at Players by the Sea

Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea opened the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger” on October 25, 2019, which runs through November 10, 2019. The theatre is located at 106 6th Street North in . For reservations call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. This classic has its beginnings in a non-musical film released in 1984. Three sequels followed; none were hits. However, the story found a receptive audience as a musical, which made it to New York in 2009, and received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off-Broadway Musical. The work was crafted by (lyrics) and David Bryan (music). The …

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Players By The Sea Theatre, New Voices Young Voices

Two Young Promising Playwrights Bring their Scripts to Life with Players By The Sea’s New Voices Program

A Dual Critics Review opened the third edition of New Voices on June 7th at their theatre in with the staging of the world premiere of two one-act plays, running through June 16, 2019. The performances were sponsored by and Troy Spurlin. is a unique educational program designed to support selected new playwrights and involves a lengthy process which provides the writers with the support of a dramaturg, a director, actors, and other theatre-related resources. The current staging is the third time we have had the pleasure of reviewing the results, which included the premier of Madame Bonaparte by , Sentences by …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: 'Arsenic and Old Lace' at Theatre Jacksonville

DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Theatre Jacksonville

Theatre Jacksonville began the 2018-19 season with the staging of Joseph Kesselring’s “” as the selection for its annual Classic in San Marco series (September 14 —30, 2018). Good reviews followed the play’s debut in 1941 and it has remained popular. It is one of the best dark comedies of all time; a comedy filled with hilarious frenzied activity, and the funniest play we have seen this year. As we waited for the opening scene, we were impressed by the interior of the Brooklyn mansion created by Tim Watson, the theatre’s Scenic, Lighting and Technical Director. The setting, which portrays …

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A Genuine Classic “THREE TALL WOMEN”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Beach’s , with support from sponsors Scott and Nancy McLucas, has opened a revival of “,” the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning play by the late Edward Albee (1928 – 2016). The opening was on April 28, and the production will remain on stage until May 13, 2017. Visit playersbythesea.org or call 249-0289 for reservations and additional information. This is only one of the many great plays written by in a career which included “The Zoo Story” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (which …

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Check In For Laughs “Arsenic & Old Lace”

Mental Brothers, Murderous Aunts and 13 Dead Bodies in the Cellar: Normal Family Affairs in “Arsenic and Old Lace”    A single teaspoon of arsenic mixed in wine. Not in tea, as it leaves a suspicious odor, calmly advises sweet old Aunt Martha her astounded nephew Mortimer of her deadly concoction. The quiet inanity of the whole scene provokes laughter. In fact, that belly-hurting amusement is all I can recall from the first time I saw Arsenic and Old Lace, a 1941 play by Joseph Kesselring. I was with a bunch of university friends – all of us cheering for …

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Smooch the Pooch: Celebrating 35 Years of the Amazing (But Humble) Watch Hound

BY BRADLEY AKERS, Associate Director at Players by the Sea ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by plays. A man wearing glasses, a spotted dog suit, and a warm smile appears on the television screen to welcome people to his “weekly growl.” That man, dubbed the Amazing (but humble) , set out in 1980 to promote the exciting theatre here in Jacksonville to the community through public access television waves. Thirty-five years and thousands upon thousands of shows and reviews later, we celebrate the work of in harmonious howling. “Dick’s knowledge and love of theatre is simply unsurpassed,” says , longtime …

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The Hottest Play In America – “VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Do you want to see the hottest play in America these days? Then plan a trip to Jacksonville Beach to during the run of “” to see a comedy filled with laughs that is sure to please. It opened on April 10, 2015 and will be on stage at 106 North Sixth Street through April 25. Call 249-0289 for reservations or visit playersbythesea.org. Why is this play so popular? It was written by , known for off-kilter comedy since his college days, who shows that at age sixty-six his wit and play-writing skills remain …

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Jacksonville Beach based  opened ’s  “” at 106 6th Ave N. The show will run through February 28 2015. Call 904-249-0289 for reservations. This play was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and opened Off-Broadway in 2000. Linney adapted Ernest Gaines 1993 award winning novel of the same name. It was also made into an HBO movie in l999 with  and . The play is set in l948, in the fictitious small town of Bayonne Louisiana. An African American man, Jefferson () has been accused of killing a white store owner.  Mr. Raickett gives a moving performance as the condemned …

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