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Jason Woods Teams up with the Vintage Players for "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells”

Jason Woods Teams up with the Vintage Players for “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells”

As a playwright, Jason Woods is always seeking new experiences through whimsical stories, fanciful characters and clever dialogue. Woods’ developed his most recent script “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell” to create an outlet for senior members of the to showcase their talents in a staged reading presented Nov 8-10 at . “Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bells” is staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ABET, 544 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach. Tickets are $20 and available at www.abetttheatre.com or by calling 249-7177. “I’ve been pushing them a little further and I’ve created this opportunity for …

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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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Art by Megan Lawson from Tinx Just Stinks And Charlie Doesn't by Jason Woods, ©2019 All Rights Reserved

Tinx Just Stinks (But Charlie Doesn’t): Local Actor Jason Woods Creates Children’s Book

Jason Woods uses crowdfunding to Launch his new book Tinx Just Stinks (But Charlie Doesn’t) He’s an actor, director, playwright and composer and this month, adds children’s author to his curriculum vitae. “Tinx Just Stinks (But Charlie Doesn’t)” is a charming story laced together in verse, a fanciful fairy tale of dragons, the triumph of positive over negative and a heartfelt message with just enough of a gooey center to appeal to readers of all ages.   It has all the hallmarks of a Jason Woods original, starting, of course, with dragons. But Tinx and Charlie are more than just talking dragons. …

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David Paulk, Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville, Theatre Jacksonville 2019 Awards

Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE’S 99TH SEASON AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS On Sunday August 19, 2019, held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2018 – 2019 season. The celebration was held at the theatre, and combined a membership meeting with the annual awards ceremony.  President presided, beginning with a brief recap of the past season. He had good news to report. The theatre once again finished in the black. Local residents contributed a total of 17,000 volunteer hours during the season. The summer camp program for young theatre students was completely sold out; 200 kids participated. Additionally, RS&H, a national architecture, engineering, and consulting …

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Jason Woods Peter Pan, Theatre Jacksonville, Josh Taylor, Ron Shreve, Photo by Jonathan Scherf

Jason Woods’ Peter Pan Flies Back to Town to Theatre Jacksonville Stage

Peter Pan July 18-21 at Theatre Jacksonville  returns to Neverland once more with an encore performance of Peter Pan at . On the heels of its successful – and award-winning –three show run in February, Woods was inspired to make the journey one last time, this time for six additional performances. Woods’ staged reading of Peter Pan is presented July 18-21 at Theatre Jacksonville. The show was named Best Local Play at the 2019 Rainbow Awards. www.peterpanbyjasonwoods/eventbrite.com  “It’s fun for me. It’s engaging. Three years ago, it’s the show that got me into theatre so there’s a sacredness I think to …

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ABET, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Alice in Wonderland, Photo by Susan Roche,

Alice in Wonderland is a Fantasy with Music at All Beaches Experimental Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS ABET THEATER REVIEW The opened Alice in Wonderland on May 10 at 544 Atlantic Boulevard in . The show, sponsored by The Mary E. Haverty Foundation and John and Beverly Johnson, runs through May 26, 2019. Visit abettheatre.com or call 249-7177 for additional information and reservations. The book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was written by Charles Dodson and published in 1865 under the pen name of Lewis Carroll. The book became a publishing sensation; Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde were avid fans. It has never been out of print, has been published in over ninety languages, and continues …

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Old Love, Theatre Jacksonville, Michael Ray and Karen Garret_

Brilliant Leads in ‘Old Love’, a Classic Romantic Comedy on the Theatre Jacksonville Stage

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened the North Florida debut of Old Love on March 1st, 2019. This romantic comedy runs through March 17th. The theatre is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. The play was written by Norm Foster, who has written over fifty plays since 1983 and is Canada’s most-produced playwright. He is a fine actor as well, and is the only nationally known playwright to have appeared on stage at . He wrote and played the lead to acclaim in On A First Name …

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Historical Drama: “Wolf Hall” Opens at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville, now in its 98th season, has opened “Wolf Hall” for a run during March 2 – 18, 2018. Support for the production was provided by . The theatre is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. For reservations and additional information, call (904) 396-4425 or visit theatrejax.org. The drama is based on a historical novel by the same name written by English author , who has won numerous awards for her work, including Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2009.   The BBC adapted the novel as a miniseries, which aired on PBS in 2015 and …

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New Voices launches with “Madame Bonaparte”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Jacksonville Beach’s opened the world premiere of the captivating “” on May 26, which will run through June 3, 2017.  Call 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for additional information and reservations. This work launches Player’s “New Voices,” a landmark addition to Jacksonville’s theatre scene which is designed to support the development of new plays, and will be continued next season. While Players has earned a reputation for encouraging and supporting new playwrights in the past, New Voices provides writers with guidance, advice, compensation for their …

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TOAD’S WILD EXPEDITION!

Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Strange animals are lurking on stage in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida at 400 San Juan Drive, where has opened a wonderful new musical. “” opened on April 26, and will run through May 7, 2017. The musical is based on ’s “,” which was first published in 1908. The book is in public domain, and a number of adaptations have been written. The talented wrote this splendid version on short notice. He had been expecting to direct “Once Upon a Mattress,” but …

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