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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A Dual Critics Review St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre is staging the wildly entertaining “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)” during November 22 – December 22, 2019 in the Koger-Gamache Black Box Theatre. The play, written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, was initially staged in New Jersey in 2003 and has become a popular holiday choice for venues throughout the country.  Limelight’s version is directed by , and features , Cameron Hodges, and , who portray three actors planning a Christmas show. Craig is well known at Limelight for past roles which have included “Heathers: …

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Irving Berlin’s "Annie Get Your Gun” at Limelight is fast-paced and fun, Photo by Sharon Friedes

Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun at Limelight is fast-paced and fun

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Annie Get Your Gun at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine St. Augustine’s opened a rip-roaring version of Irving Berlin’s 1946 hit musical Annie Get Your Gun on September 20, which runs through October 20, 2019. The production is sponsored by St. Augustine’s , which has a wonderful menu and is currently offering a combined full course dinner and theatre ticket to patrons at a discount. Call (904) 824-7211 for more details.  Annie Get Your Gun, which is based on historical characters and happenings, is popular with both adults and school-age children. Notably, Berlin was asked to write …

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Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Fun Home

A Heart-Gripping Musical at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre: Fun Home

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW St. Augustine’s has opened the Florida debut of Fun Home, a moving, heart-gripping musical (July 26 – August 25, 2019), on the Matuza Mainstage. The story has an unusual origin: it was adapted from a graphic true-life memoir written and illustrated by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, titled “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.”  The book, which took over seven years to complete, was well-received after publication in 2006; both Time Magazine and the New York Times listed it as one of the best books of the year.  The musical adaptation, developed through a number of readings and …

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A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: "Cabaret" at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Cabaret” at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a revival of “Cabaret” (September 20 – October 21, 2018) on the Matuza Mainstage. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; ample free parking is available. Visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164 for reservations. John Kander and Fred Ebb created this enduring musical, which received eight Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 1966. A film adaptation followed in 1972, which received eight Academy Awards. The story explores the rise of the Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany, and is as relevant today as when it debuted over fifty years ago. As you …

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Limelight Theatre, St. Augustine, Fool for Love

Limelight Theatre Review: Fool for Love by Sam Shepard

By Brooke Dennis, Flagler College Student St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened its production of Sam Shepard’s critically acclaimed Fool for Love on January 18, with the show on stage through February 11. The play opens with a distracted woman, May, fussing about a small motel room in the Mojave Desert, clearly waiting for something or someone. In enters Eddie, an old lover of May’s that tries to convince her to come back with him to Wyoming to settle on a farm together. May refuses to leave, claiming that she has made a new life in this town, with a job and …

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Coney Island Christmas: What it Means to be an American During the Holidays

LIMELIGHT THEATRE IN ST. AUGUSTINE Nostalgia and tradition take center stage in the classic holiday production, Coney Island Christmas. Based on the short story by Grace Paley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Donald Margulies tells the timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Coney Island Christmas is staged through December 23rd on the Matuza Main Stage at the . A Jewish author and activist, Paley taps into the true spirit of Christmas, with two hilarious kid pageants layered into a heartwarming story of acceptance. “There is a whole undercurrent throughout the entire show,” says …

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LIMELIGHT THEATRE, The Full Monty, Patric Robinson, St. Augustine

Limelight Theatre Review: The Full Monty

DUAL CRITICS THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened its 26th season with the revealing comedy “The Full Monty” on September 21. It will remain on the Matuza Main Stage through October 22, 2017. The musical is based on a 1997 British film of the same name, set in Sheffield, England. Playwright Terrance McNally created an Americanized version set in Buffalo, New York, a steel town much like the original. He wrote the book, the music and lyrics are by David Yazbeck. The show opened on Broadway in 2000, was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and ran for 700 performances. …

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Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine, Florida, Music Festival

The Largest Free Music Festival: Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Florida

RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER, PERFORMANCES BY STEVE EARLE, LAKE STREET DIVE, WOLF PARADE, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, LOS LOBOS & HUNDREDS MORE St. Augustine, Fla. – The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. The Sing Out Loud Festival is presented by Community First Credit Union and produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division (which owns and operates …

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Limelight Putnam County Spelling Bee, St. Augustine, Florida

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is cheerful, humorous, and B-U-Z-Z worthy entertainment the whole family will enjoy!

Limelight Theatre, July 21st – August 20th For tickets, & more information: http://limelight-theatre.org/ Running Time: One hour and 45 minutes with intermission This was my first time attending a show at the in and I really wasn’t sure what to expect. The atmosphere intimate and quaint as the room was full of conversation over flutes of champagne and excitement for the show. When the time came I made my way to Row C Seat 7 taking in all of my surroundings waiting for the show to begin. The buzz escalated as executive director kicked off the evening by welcoming the crowd and …

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“THE NANCE” Fast-Paced, Remarkably Versatile, Always Busy, And Always Funny

St. Augustine’s opened the Florida premier of “The Nance” on June 2, 2017 which will remain on the Matuza Main Stage through June 25, 2017. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; call 825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations. The play, written by , received three Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 2013 with star Nathan Lane in the lead role, and both entertains and educates. “” is set in New York City in 1937. The city is filled with burlesque theatres, which feature performances filled with adult content and allusions to sexual situations by naughty bawdy …

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