Tag Archives: Laura Peden

Y-BAG ALUMNI CABARET REVIEW

DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSON [email protected] went to a fabulous show at the on San Pablo Road in Jacksonville, Florida on July 28th, 2016. The show, which was repeated on July 29th, was a reunion celebration of the . During 1981 – 2005, Y-BAG produced twenty-five full-scale musicals; an annual event for performers aged ten to twenty. The program began in 1980 when friends Judy Hulett and Jane Bull conceived the idea of staging a summer musical as a creative activity for the youth of the beaches. They approached Jacksonville Beach Mayor and Recreations Director about sponsoring it, and Y-BAG …

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5 & Dime Theatre Cabaret: An Evening of Song

presented a two-night benefit cabaret on April 14 – 15, 2016 at their theatre home at 700 East Union Street, in Jacksonville, Florida. This was the finest evening of song we have ever heard in thirty-six years of covering the theatre scene in this area. Oh, we have seen some fine cabaret shows over the years but none with TEN featured singers performing! Before we comment on the show, just a few words about this event and similar productions by community theatres in North Florida. The cost of everything is going up, and that includes the cost of putting on …

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This delightful quartet of actors delivers THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW opened ’s religious comedy on May 8, 2015 for a four-weekend run, through May 24. The theatre is located at 715 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida; call 249-7177 or visit ABET Theatre.com for tickets and additional information. Disagreements, disputes, and debates about religious beliefs have existed since the beginning of history; public debates about theological truths that began during medieval times were referred to as “disputations.” Currently, the USA has over nine hundred denominations of Protestants alone, and with freedom of religion and speech, we can anticipate that disputes will continue for the foreseeable …

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“33 VARIATIONS” The 5 & DIME THEATRE REVIEW

The  in partnership with the  opened ‘s “” on July 18th, 2014 for a limited run through July 27th. The play debuted on Broadway in 2009 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Performance by a leading actress ().This play with a strange title is based on true events in musical history. It begins in Vienna in 1819 with the story of music publisher Anton Diabelli (brilliantly played by , who returns to the stage after too long an absence). Diabelli, who was also a part-time composer, completes a short waltz and invites the cadre …

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Alhambra’s Willy Wonka

The Alhambra Theatre opened a special summertime treat for children of all ages (from 5 to 95!), the musical stage version of Willy Wonka. The play is based on the children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by British author Roald Dahl, which was made into a very successful film in 1971, followed by a remake in 2005; the story has been a kid favorite for years. The Alhambra has been turned into a land of candy and fantasy, inside and out. As you approach the theatre you see giant lollipops along the way as well as in the lovely garden …

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