Tag Archives: Jocelyn Geronimo

FOOTLOOSE AT THE ALHAMBRA

“Footloose” opened at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre on October 22 and will remain on stage through November 22, 2020. The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville – Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom – did not review the opening of this production, which was sold out before it even opened! Looks like the “Grease” crowd wanted to see it and turned out in force. We’ve seen productions in other venues and loved them: the plot revolves around a teenager facing the challenge of life in a small town that has outlawed dancing. If you want to see it, you can try calling …

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Atlantic Beach’s SET Studios Brought Spellbinding Performance of Les Misérables

A DUAL CRITICS SET STUDIOS THEATRE REVIEW  Atlantic Beach’s SET Studios brought Les Misérables (school edition) to their stage in Atlantic Beach for three performances during May 14 – 26, 2019. The musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel and is one of the world’s longest running musicals — a modern classic which premiered in Paris in 1980.  The story is filled with multiple characters and memorable songs. The world loved it; Americans loved it. The 1987 Broadway productions garnered seven Tonys. We have seen the musical many times – on stage, in movie theatres, and on television. And while …

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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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ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its 2018 Season with the North Florida premier of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” The musical, which runs through February 4, 2018, is the first of nine shows included in the Alhambra’s schedule this year; eight are musicals. “Wonderettes” was written by who has created a number of jukebox musicals in the past. It debuted in 2007 and has delighted audiences throughout the country with trips down memory lane. The first act is set in 1958, when four talented girls with stand-up microphones are on stage at Springfield High School (Go Chipmunks!) on Prom Night. They are dressed …

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Players by the Sea, Little Shop of Horrors, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

FEED ME: Little Shop of Horrors PBTS Theatre Review

“Feed Me.” With just two simple words, a villain is born. Or sprouted, in this case, under curious circumstances during a solar eclipse of the sun. With an immensely talented cast, superb direction, spot-on vocals and expert puppeteering, Players by the Sea’s staging of Little Shop of Horrors is a riotous good time that is out of this world. “Little Shop of Horrors” is staged through November 18 at PBTS, 106 6th Street N. in Jacksonville Beach (www.playersbythesea.org). This delightfully campy musical directed by Jocelyn Geronimo is based on the sci-fi Broadway play by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. It …

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5 & Dime’s Halloween No-Splatter Zone Treat “EVIL DEAD”

THE 5 & DIME THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom   Jacksonville’s Downtown opened “” on October 13, 2017. It will run through October 28, and is sponsored by Vanity Furs and Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture. The musical, based on an earlier film series, debuted in Canada in 2003 and played Off-Broadway for three months during 2006-2007. Subsequent tours and productions by professional and community theatres throughout the states followed. The month of October was perfect timing for the 5 & Dime’s production, since we’re prepared to be mystified and terrified as Halloween …

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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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Photo by Cathy Jones, American Idiot, Players By The Sea, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Green Day’s Rock Opera “AMERICAN IDIOT” at Players By The Sea

The tragedies that occurred on 9/11 shook the world to its core and the fallout inspired the need for change on a global scale. Punk rock pioneers Green Day channeled the uncertainties of the post-9/11 era into the bold, daring rock opera American Idiot that proved there is still nothing more rock ‘n roll than rebellion. Released in 2004, American Idiot fused the rock concept arrangement of The Who’s Tommy with the musical theater format of Jesus Christ, Superstar. This cultural cross pollination birthed the hit Broadway musical of the same name that bridged the gap between politics and youthful …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Celebrating 51 Years PBTS Opens “INTO THE WOODS”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES AND LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beach’s opened its 50th season with the musical “.” After opening on Broadway in 1987, the play won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. And it probably would have won the award for best musical as well, if “Phantom of the Opera” hadn’t been a competitor. made “Woods” into a film in 2014, starring Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, and Johnny Depp. The film grossed over two hundred million dollars, and ignited a renewed interest in the musical by …

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PLAYERS BY THE SEA PELICAN AWARDS 2016

BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] held its annual on Sunday, August 20, 2016 at its theatre at 106 North Sixth Street, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The name for the awards was chosen many years ago, back when the theatre was located just one block from the ocean, where pelicans were frequent visitors. Players moved into its current expanded home in 1999 and has been ever-changing; delighting theatre-goers with facility upgrades year after year. Look for even more changes in the future, as the entrance will soon have a garden and palm trees. The Pelicans are Players’ version of …

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