Tag Archives: Johnny Pettegrew

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND LIVING IN PARIS

DramaWorks at Florida State College Jacksonville, South Campus, presented a four-day run during November 13 -16, 2014 of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris,” a musical featuring the work of the Belgian songwriter and singer. Over the years, we have seen a number of unique plays and musicals staged by , which has brought our community many exciting selections. The Brel musical, “,” debuted off-Broadway in 1968 and ran for over 1,800 performances. Brel wrote and sang in French, but the musical was almost all in English thanks to the translation and production concept of  and . Brel, who was …

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THEATRE REVIEW – “FROM FATHER TO SON: AN ODYSSEY”

Jacksonville’s Episcopal School presented the World Premier of “Father to Son: An Odyssey” from November 13 – 15, 2014 at the Munnerlyn Center Theatre on campus. This play was written by award-winning playwright , who was also the Director and Sound Designer. She is an English teacher at Episcopal, and wrote her version of this story over the summer to assist her students with their studies of ’s work, using language and concepts to make the work more accessible to both students and adults. The story is that of the King of and his prolonged and difficult journey home after …

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“FAME” FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL REVIEW

 and the  opened the 9th edition of this summer musical theatre experience, with “.” We are sure most audience members on the opening night of July 26, 2014 were familiar with the musical. Originally a 1980 movie, it has remained popular and appears on cable from time to time. In 1982, it was made into a successful television series that ran for six years. The stage musical has Florida ties, as it was originally produced in Miami in 1988 at the .The plot concerns the aspirations and lives of several students attending a  in  in the ’80s.There are fourteen main …

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