Tag Archives: Les Misérables

Matt Shingledecker as ‘Enjolras’ in the new national tour of LES MISÉRABLES. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Les Misérables Enchants Audiences at the Times Union Center Through January 27

To Love Another Person Is To See The Face of God If you’re going to see one musical this year, this is it. Intensely powerful and aesthetically astounding from Prologue to Finale, Les Misérables is easily the best Broadway production in Jacksonville in 2019. This classic tale is so masterfully performed that you’ll be moved to tears time and again. Boubil & Schonberg’s Les Misérables opened Tuesday, January 22nd and runs through January 27, 2019 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Based Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, Les Misérables has been delighting audiences since its 1985 London debut and …

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LES MISÉRABLES, Fantine, I Dreamed A Dream

How Set Designer Matt Kinley Reimagined Les Misérables for National Broadway Tour

COMING TO JACKSONVILLE JAN 22 The responsibility of the set designer is creating an authentic world that engages the audience with imagination and authenticity and supports the narrative without competing with the action on stage. Few musical productions are as grand in scale as Les Misérables in every way. Based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel set in post-revolutionary France, the story centers on themes of politics, justice, religion, moral philosophy, poverty and rebellion but it also relies heavily on the architecture and urban design of Paris to create a sense of place. The original stage production employed a revolving platform to …

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DELIGHTFUL THEATRE DAY-TRIP: Valdosta’s Peach State Theatre

Have you seen ? If answer is no, it’s time for a trip to Valdosta, GA’s . Summer stock theatre is rare these days, so if you’d like to support this kind of theatre, even if you have seen Les Mis, the drive is a little under two hours from Jacksonville. Les Misérables has a reputation as being one of the most depressing musicals, which I’ve always found to be unjust, as ultimately the message is one of hope, not in the system, but in individuals and their quest to be better people, despite a crushingly unfair world that may …

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[TITLE OF SHOW] – PLAYERS BY THE SEA/LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW

As part of its March Madness theme, Players by the Sea brought in [title of show], a musical new to Jacksonville, for three performances beginning March 19, 2015. The musical was previously staged at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine in August, 2014. Due to a heavy reviewing schedule, the were not able to see it in the Ancient City, so we were delighted that it was coming to the Jacksonville Beaches. We have to admit we did not know anything initially about this show, but had seen most of the cast elsewhere on stage, and so were inspired to go. …

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I LOVE LUCY: An Interview with Sarah Elizabeth Combs

Event: I Love Lucy Live On Stage Venue: Times-Union Center Moran Theatre Date: March 17-22 Contact: (904)442-2929 or www.artistseriesjax.org Tickets: $32.50-82.50 From Dorothy’s ruby slippers in Wizard of Oz to Cinderella’s glass slippers in Into The Woods,  is comfortable filling the shoes of strong female characters. But when she booked the audition for I Love Lucy, Combs was hesitant to take the leap from leading lady to funny girl. “When I was cast in the show, I almost didn’t go to the audition. Up until now I had only really done ingénue roles. I just didn’t see it,” she says. …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “A LESSON IN DYING”

Jacksonville Beach based  opened ’s  “” at 106 6th Ave N. The show will run through February 28 2015. Call 904-249-0289 for reservations. This play was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and opened Off-Broadway in 2000. Linney adapted Ernest Gaines 1993 award winning novel of the same name. It was also made into an HBO movie in l999 with  and . The play is set in l948, in the fictitious small town of Bayonne Louisiana. An African American man, Jefferson () has been accused of killing a white store owner.  Mr. Raickett gives a moving performance as the condemned …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “TIME STANDS STILL”

Theatre Jacksonville opened its first play of 2015 with “Time Stands Still,” a Broadway hit in 2010 by . This contemporary drama will be on stage at 2032 San Marco Avenue until January 31. For reservations, call (904) 396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. Playwright Margulies, previously the recipient of a for “,” has crafted a provocative work with “,” which is both a unique love story, and an intriguing character study. Sarah and James both work as war journalists, one of the most dangerous occupations in the world; she is a photographer, he is a writer. They have been together for …

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SUSAN BOYLE IN CONCERT

Superstar singing phenomenon  presented a one-night concert at the  on November 6, 2014. Ms. Boyle has sung for . She has sung for . And now she has sung in Jacksonville, Florida for those of us who were savvy enough and lucky enough to get tickets to this unique musical event. Before we briefly describe the evening, we know that there are three groups of people who are reading this after-the-fact review. First are those who went to the concert, second, those who wish they had gone to the concert, and third, those who are wondering “What is this all …

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Susan Boyle – From Anonymous to Awesome

Event: Susan Boyle Venue: Times Union Center’s Moran Theatre Date: Nov. 6 at 7:30pm Tickets: $42.50 – $129 Contact: www.artistseriesjax.org *************** It was the reality television performance seen literally around the world. The moment  walked onto the  stage, the shy, awkward Scottish songstress took her first wobbly steps into super stardom. Boyle’s performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from  would be viewed some 650 million times, earning the distinction of the most watched clip in 2009. “I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I had done auditions before and I quite enjoyed doing them so I …

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theatre review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

 opened “One Man, Two Guvnors,” a comedy about food, money and sex, on October 24, 2014. Written by English playwright , it will remain on stage through November 9 at 710 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Call (904) 249-7177 or visit abettheatre.com for additional information.If you planned a visit to England this year but for some reason could not go, well, relax, ABET to the rescue with authentic British comedy. This show debuted in London in May 2011 where, with the exception of a brief tour, it remained until March, 2014. The play was highly acclaimed in the London …

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