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"In the Heights" by Jacksonville University’s Department of Theatre is a Dancing Delight

“In the Heights” by Jacksonville University’s Department of Theatre is a Dancing Delight

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville University’s Department of Theatre has staged three performances of “In The Heights” at the during January 17 -19, 2020. The musical was a blockbuster, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes and music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. A Broadway opening in March 2008 garnered a Pulitzer prize nomination for Drama, thirteen Tony nominations and four awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestration. And as you probably know, Miranda didn’t stop there – he wrote and starred in “Hamilton,” which was nominated for sixteen Tonys in 2016, won eleven awards, and received the …

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Legally Blonde The Musical, JU College of Fine Arts

Sixty-Plus Performers Light Up the Stage at Jacksonville University in ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’

A JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY LINDA BERRY STEIN COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  Jacksonville University opened Legally Blonde – The Musical at Swisher Theatre on their Arlington campus (at 2800 University Boulevard North) on March 28, 2019. Additional evening performances are scheduled during March 29 – 31 at 7:30 pm; followed by a concluding matinee on March 31 at 3:00 pm. Legally Blonde began as a novel based on the real-life experiences of author Amanda Brown, was adapted as a film starring Reese Witherspoon in 2001 which became a blockbuster, and transformed into a musical in 2007 which also …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Company” at 5 & Dime Theatre

Downtown Jacksonville’s The 5 & Dime Theatre went back to 1970 – almost five decades ago – to present Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” which opened on April 20th, 2018. Remarkably, this Tony Award winner is just as relevant today as when it first opened on Broadway. The production runs through May 6th, 2018, with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays, a matinee on Sunday, April 29th, and both a matinee and an evening performance on Sunday, May 6th. See their Facebook page for tickets and additional information and tickets. “Company” revolves around Bobby, a New York man-about-town who is celebrating his …

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MAN OF LA MANCHA: Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre Review

ABET opened “Man of La Mancha,” winner of five Tony Awards, on March 9, 2018, which will remain on stage though March 25. The musical was written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. For reservations call (904) 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com. Two separate sets of people are reading this review. The first set includes all those who have never seen the 1965 musical, which ran for over 2,300 performances after making its way to Broadway. You need to know a bit about the plot. The musical is based on a novel by Miguel …

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: Shakespeare’s Sound Stage Comedy

PHASE: EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Phase:Eight Theatre completed its first season of production with ’s comedy “” on December 14-16 at in Jacksonville Florida. This has been a great first year for , Founder/Artistic Director of . They performed an excellent revival of Arthur Miller’ s “All of My Sons”, three world premiere’s with “On Purpose”, “MLK Blvd”, and “ Live Girls”, and the cutting edge “Jesus Hopped the A Train. Shakespeare wrote thirty seven plays with his comedies being among the most popular. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of the first he wrote and is not among the …

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The Dual Critics Review “URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL” performed by the JU College of Fine Arts

A  JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE FINE ARTS REVIEW Jacksonville University opened a four-performance run of “” during October 26 – 29, 2017, staged in the school’s at 2800 University Boulevard North. With ticket prices of $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, military, students, and children, the large theatre was almost filled to capacity on opening night. This musical comedy opened on Broadway in 2001 and ran for almost a thousand performances. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won three, for Best Book, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical. The Dual Critics saw the …

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Rock On! “AMERICAN IDIOT” at PBTS

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea and The Lazzarra Family Foundation presented the final show of the 2016 – 2017 season with the punk rock musical “American Idiot.” The production will remain on stage through August 12, 2017. Call 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for additional information and reservations. Players is celebrating its 50th year anniversary. The theatre has staged many cutting-edge musicals during past seasons, and done them well. Many readers will remember “Pippin,” “Sweeny Todd,” “Memphis,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” and “Chicago.” With “American Idiot” this community theatre continues to live up to …

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Fundraising through Song at The New 5 & Dime

  For the first time, is raising a curtain of its own. The five-year-old theatre company has just announced its new permanent home on East Adams Street in , adjacent to the former and locations. Of the theatre company’s new home, Managing Director says, “we are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “We are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “Five and a half years ago, …

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13 – A Musical New to Jacksonville

Stanton College Prep School Thespian Troupe 3929 Review presented the North Florida premiere of the musical “” during October 8 – 10, 2015, at the school’s Jacksonville campus on the Northside. The musical made its Broadway debut in 2008, where it featured a cast filled with teenagers and ran for 105 performances. In 2014, CBS films have announced they plan to produce a film version, but haven’t as yet released any status updates about the project. The book was written by and , with music and lyrics by noted composer , who is known to local audiences from productions of …

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“Hairspray” is loaded with great voices and zany characters

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW and present the blockbuster musical “” on stage at 2032 San Marco Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida during June 12-27, 2015. For reservations, call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. The musical, which is based on a 1988 film, debuted on Broadway in August, 2002 and was a big hit from the beginning, with audiences at 99% capacity for the first year. The story is based on events related to Baltimore’s real life “Buddy Dean Show,” a popular televised teen dance show that was on the air from 1957 to 1964. The play received eight Tonys, and had a six-year …

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