Tag Archives: L. Frank Baum

Beloved Books on the Big Screen

Florida is known for many things, mostly football and horrific news stories that cannot be blamed on heat and illiteracy alone. The is offering a reprieve from the Floridian madness in the form of a film series. Every Tuesday beginning on June 14th, the Main Library will be hosting films all summer long in the Hicks Auditorium. As with all library programming, these events are free and open to the public. While all the film selections are adaptations of novels, there is still diversity in tone to ensure that at least one offering will be of interest. Thematically, the films …

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“The Wiz” is a super soul musical

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The Alhambra Theatre opened William F. Brown’s retelling of ’s 1900 children’s novel, “” on March 23, 2016. The story is one that most children have grown up with, having read the book, and/or seen the film or stage musical. “The Wiz” is a super soul musical from an African-American perspective. “,” a winner of seven Tony Awards including one for the best musical, had an interesting beginning, as it was almost the Wiz that never was. The musical with book by and music and lyrics by opened in …

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Follow A Yellow Brick Road – “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL REVIEW The 10th Annual FSCJ High School Musical opened on stage at the at 11901 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida on July 24, 2015. This year’s selection, which will run through August 2, is “.” You have probably seen one or more versions of what has become one of America’s most popular family musicals, enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. When wrote “The Wonderful World of Oz,” a children’s novel which was first published in 1900, he could not possibly have envisioned its future success as an enduring classic, capturing both the imagination …

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Lions & Tiger & Bears, Oh My! “WIZARD OF OZ”

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH THEATRE REVIEW Ponte Vedra Beach’s Christ Episcopal Church and The Mallory Fine Arts Fund opened a two-weekend run of the classic “Wizard of Oz” on April 23, 2015. The spring production has become an annual event; previous productions included “,”, “,” and “.” If you read no further, let it be known this is an excellent production, with excellent performances and is probably the most colorful version we have ever seen. Just imagine over forty-plus actors on stage at the same time in the scene, all dressed in different costumes and hats, displaying multiple colors from the …

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3×5 Classic Film Fest

When developing plans for the inaugural , sponsored by ,  approached the process to select a truly great film. By limiting the workshops, panels and other extraneous activities that often detract from the films at similar events, Luckin wants the films to have the space to speak for themselves. “We hope people appreciate the simplicity of it. We didn’t want the films to get lost,” Luckin says. “We want to bring art to the community, so I wanted to pick five films that were really at the top of the heap. These films are regarded as some of the best …

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