Tag Archives: Mark Rubens

“Hairspray” is loaded with great voices and zany characters

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW and present the blockbuster musical “” on stage at 2032 San Marco Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida during June 12-27, 2015. For reservations, call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. The musical, which is based on a 1988 film, debuted on Broadway in August, 2002 and was a big hit from the beginning, with audiences at 99% capacity for the first year. The story is based on events related to Baltimore’s real life “Buddy Dean Show,” a popular televised teen dance show that was on the air from 1957 to 1964. The play received eight Tonys, and had a six-year …

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Excellent Performances In “THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The classic “Philadelphia Story” opened April 10, 2015 on the OPCT stage and will run through April 26. Seventy-six years have passed since ’s “The Philadelphia Story” debuted on Broadway in 1939. The play was written for , who starred both in the play and in the film version, which was financed by . Both the play and the film were huge hits. The years have not diminished the grace, charm, and humor of this true classic. In case you have not caught the excellent movie version with Hepburn, , and , or “,” the …

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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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