Tag Archives: Hippodrome Theatre

A Dual Critics Review: PBTS Opens 2017 with Eurydice

  PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Beach’s opened its first play of 2017 with Sarah Ruhl’s “.” It will run through January 21 in the Grace Darling Studio Theatre at 106 6th Street North. For reservations call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. The original Greek myth dates back for centuries, and has been retold many times in story, song, and film. Orpheus, a supremely gifted musician who charms both men and beasts with his lyre, falls in love with and marries Eurydice, a beautiful wood nymph. She dies …

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AWAY TO NEVER-NEVER LAND: “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”

The and the opened the much-honored and Tony Award winning play “” on September 4, 2015. The show will be onstage in downtown Gainesville through September 27 and is very popular, so reserve early at 352-375-4477 or visit thehipp.org. ’s classic children’s story about is well known to many. Barrie’s work debuted as a play on the London stage in 1904; a novel published in 1911 followed. Adaptations have included multiple films, television productions and plays, notably an animated 1953 Disney film, and a 1954 Broadway musical starring Mary Martin. Ever wonder how Peter Pan wound up in ? Or …

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GAINESVILLE’S JEST FEST

Jest Fest! Features The Flying Wallendas, Avner the Eccentric and Other World Famous Entertainers Surely you jest? No, it’s true! !, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the  returns this spring Sunday, March 29, from 12-6 p.m. for its third season. Jest Fest! features a stellar lineup of international stars, performing some of the world’s greatest comedy/variety and circus acts. For the past two years, Jest Fest! was held at the  in downtown Gainesville. This year, the plaza is being renovated and Jest Fest! is moving to Gainesville’s cultural center at the . With the move, the festival features …

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Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

The soulful sound of blues will usher in the  weekend Friday, Nov. 7 with a free Downtown Blues Concert at the  from 7 to 10 p.m. The  is pleased to announce an evening under the stars featuring three incredible blues performances. This soul-moving show will kick-off with well-known local blues musician, , performing his all-original acoustic blues that respects tradition but adds a modern touch. His first acoustic CD, “Change Coming On,” was released in 2012. The CD spent 10 weeks on Roots Music Report’s top 10 internet blues radio charts. His latest CD “Nothing To Do” reached #4 on …

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