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Bewitchingly 'Bell, Book and Candle' at Orange Park Community Theatre

Bewitchingly ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ at Orange Park Community Theatre

For the second show of its 50th Anniversary season, (OPCT) took on the 1950 classic, Bell, Book and Candle. In a bewitchingly fun version, the audience, to paraphrase Aunt Queenie, was giggling and giggling (and laughing) pretty consistently throughout. Considering this script is almost 70 years old and has spawned two well-known movies (its namesake and Spellbound) and a TV series (Bewitched), there is a large shadow from which they have admirably stepped. It is unusual to critique two consecutive shows by the same director. has cast this impeccably, each character bringing their own distinct personality to the stage. This …

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Awkward Silence Jax Comedy Troupe

Jacksonville’s Answer To Saturday Night Live: Awkward Silence Comedy Troupe

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s answer to Saturday Night Live is Awkward Silence Jax, a comedy troupe that presented a new show called “Everything’s Fine” during September 22-23, 2017. Both performances played to a sold-out house at . The  was founded in 2014 by JU graduate who had been very active in local theatre during his student days. After graduation, he traveled to Chicago’s Second City to study improvisation techniques, and after returning to Jacksonville has shared his knowledge with very talented local performers. The program listed twenty sketches covering a wide assortment of topics. While several of the titles …

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ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a very funny comedy with “,” written by , on March 4, 2016, with additional performances scheduled through March 20 at their theatre on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. OPCT is the unofficial home of farce on our local stages. Their loyal patrons love this type of humor, and expect to see at least one farce produced every season. Farces start with plausible premises and build to a fever pitch of delirium in which the world has gone into outrageous and preposterous madness, and they’re filled with …

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A zany comedy “Insane with Power”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] presents the Florida premiere of the zany comedy “” at their playhouse on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. The production, which opened on November 6, 2015, will be on stage through November 22. The play was written by Indiana playwright in 2007, and was the first play he ever wrote. Since then, he has authored a dozen plus comedies that have been produced by schools and community theatres throughout the country. OPCT has a tradition of staging farces; plays with farfetched plots filled with physical comedy. Regular patrons …

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