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Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Fun Home

A Heart-Gripping Musical at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre: Fun Home

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW St. Augustine’s has opened the Florida debut of Fun Home, a moving, heart-gripping musical (July 26 – August 25, 2019), on the Matuza Mainstage. The story has an unusual origin: it was adapted from a graphic true-life memoir written and illustrated by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, titled “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.”  The book, which took over seven years to complete, was well-received after publication in 2006; both Time Magazine and the New York Times listed it as one of the best books of the year.  The musical adaptation, developed through a number of readings and …

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The Douglas Anderson Theatre & Instrumental Department presented the school’s annual musical on November 20, 21, 22, 2014 on its Southside Jacksonville campus with  & Brian Crawley’s winsome musical “Violet.”“” is based on a 1973 short story by  entitled “The Ugliest Pilgrim.” In 1981 it was adapted as a film and won an  for Best Live Action Short Film. The musical debuted Off-Broadway in 1997. The story, set in 1964, is that of Violet (), who embarks on a Greyhound Bus journey from her home in the mountains in North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is twenty-five years old and …

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Shrek – The Musical

Stanton Troupe 3929 and The Multicultural Club presented “,” for three performances during March 13 – 15 at . While Stanton is nationally renowned for academic excellence, many theatre fans in the Jacksonville area know the school also has a fine theatre program that consistently produces and stages interesting and exciting events throughout the school year. was a very successful 2001 movie that as adapted into a stage musical by Pulitzer-prize winner , with music by . The musical debuted on Broadway in 2008, where it ran for twelve months. A road show version made a brief stop in Jacksonville …

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