Tag Archives: Kevin Covert

“The Little Mermaid,” a crowd-pleaser for young and old

THE LITTLE MERMAID THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Theatre Jacksonville and sponsor Acosta Sales & Marketing opened the final show of its 96th season on June 10th, 2016, with Disney’s “,” a crowd-pleaser for audiences young and old. Performances will continue through June 26th, at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. Call 904-396-4425 or visit www.theatrejax.com for additional information and reservations. Note that tickets are going fast for this colorful and delightful musical. The original “Mermaid” was a very successful 1989 film that is still shown on television from time to time and is available at local libraries. …

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A Imaginative Farce “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying”

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] The presented the Broadway hit musical, “.” The show ran during November 18 – 22, 2015 at DA’s campus in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. The plot focuses on the meteoric rise of J. Pierrepoint Finch from window washer to mailroom clerk to the head of World Wide Wickets within a matter of weeks. He uses a book on how to succeed (narrated by ) as his guide, along with charm, flattery, and manipulation to reach his goals. The leading character of Mr. Finch (and …

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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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A Middle-Schooler’s review: Seussical the Musical

By River Mitchell As soon as you walk into the doors of the , you are immediately greeted by the experience. The play, , written by and , narrates the story based on through a young boy named JoJo and the titular cat from . The play uses elements and characters from various Dr. Seuss stories and combines them into a interconnected work. Seussical The Musical begins with a lone hat lying in the middle of the stage. The young boy, who is later revealed to be named JoJo, is played by , a student of , picks up the …

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The Cat’s Outta The Hat! “Seussical – The Musical”

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW “SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL” Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its annual summer treat on June 24, 2015 with “,” a bright imaginative musical comedy based on the works of Dr. Seuss by , , and . The show will run through August 2 at 12000 Beach Boulevard. Call 904-641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com for reservations. The production is two hours of magic, filled with one entertaining song after another as well as all those wonderful Seuss characters who come alive on the stage. The Cat in the Hat () opens the show in a delightfully daffy comic performance, …

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Lots of Fun and Many Laughs: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW There is lots of fun and many laughs with “Spelling Bee,” the Alhambra’s latest musical, which was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2005 and winner of two. The hilarious story is that of a fictional spelling bee set in the also fictional Putman County somewhere in America. Six unusual spellers compete for the title that will allow them to advance to the next level and hopefully eventually to the national finals in our nation’s capitol. The musical, by and , with music and lyrics by , is of course based on the actual spelling …

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Theatre In Schools: Teaching performing arts

Priceless Success In his 30 years teaching Theatre at , has helped cultivate the next generation of talented actors, directors, set designers, playwrights and educators. But no student marked him as deeply as Melissa, a young girl he met during his college teaching internship. Labeled by the state as educationally handicapped, Melissa was able to attend one mainstream class outside of her special education curriculum. Grove wasn’t sure how she had ended up in drama. She was terrified by the notion of standing in front of the class, much less performing. One project involved the adaptation of traditional fairy tales …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Violet”

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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Alhambra’s Crazy For You

Music, dance, and rollicking fun await you in the Alhambra’s Crazy For You which will be onstage through May 5, at 12000 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. Call (904) 641-1212 for reservations. Crazy For You debuted in 1992 and won the Tony for Best Musical. The Alhambra’s production is an energetic fast-paced show that you will want to see again and again. It is filled with great Gershwin songs including “Embraceable You”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “I Got Rhythm”. The show is set in the 1930s and is an adaptation of “Girl Crazy”, a musical which played on Broadway …

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