Tag Archives: Mark Twain

BIG RIVER —THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Take a trip down the for two hours with the ’s second show of 2016, the 1985 Tony Award winning musical, “,” based on ’s great novel “.” The songs by country musician Roger Miller shine through time and time again with warmth and welcome, and are mostly humorous. Producer/Director ’s “Big River“ is brisk, bouncy, and filled with an energetic spirit of fun, although it also includes serious moments related to the practice of slavery during the pre-Civil War era of its Southern setting. The story follows Huckleberry, …

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The 20th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival Schedule

 will take place at the  throughout the weekend of May 1 through May 3! The festival will feature a celebration of sound with internationally-known recording stars kicking off the 3-day event on Friday, May 1. On Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, six stages located throughout the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds will feature dozens of celebrated artists including headliner and Florida performing great .  Other headliners include ,  and the  and .  The festival will also feature a kids’ activity area with music and guided fun events, a food truck dining area, numerous art and craft vendors and the …

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THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW: “THE MIRACLE WORKER”

opened the third production of its 95th season on March 6, 2015 with “.” ’s acclaimed story of the early life of will run through March 21. The story was the basis for a very successful film in 1962, starring and , both of whom had appeared in the original 1959 Broadway stage production, which garnered multiple Tonys. The play covers a short span of time in the life of Helen Keller, a six-year child who became deaf and blind during infancy, as she is taught to communicate by , who is young, Irish, and inexperienced but fiercely determined. The …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “George Washington Slept Here”

Jacksonville’s Bolles School presented a three-performance run of the 1947 comedy “George Washington Slept Here,” on November 20, 21, 22, 2014 at the McGhee Auditorium on its Southside campus. This was our third trip to to review a play. We first discovered the directing talents of , Theatre Director at Bolles, in 2012, when she spent her summer vacation making her debut at , where she directed a modern adaptation of the comedy/farce “Is He Dead” by . One of Ripple’s favorite playwright teams is that of  and , who penned “” in 1940. We had previously seen “The Man …

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