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“SPRING AWAKENING” a Rock Musical at JU

A JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY/FLAGLER COLLEGE THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM This past weekend and members of collaborated to present a four-performance run during January 19 – 22 of “,” a rock musical by and . The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2006, won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical; a 2015 revival gathered three Tony nominations. The only previous showing in this area that we know about was six years ago as part of the . The musical is based on an 1891 play by German playwright , the story is that of …

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JU’s fine voices showcased in “WEIRD ROMANCE”

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS presented the North Florida premier of the musical “Weird Romance” during a three-day run from November 6 – 8, 2015 at the on the school’s Arlington campus. “” certainly has an appropriate title and is described as two one-act musicals of speculative fiction. The music was written by Academy Award winning Alan Menken, composer of “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” The first act entitled “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” is about a company producing subliminal advertising. Isham (), the company president, persuades P. Burke (), …

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“SEMINAR” A Dark Comedy

Jacksonville University Department of Theatre Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] The presented the dark comedy “Seminar” at Swisher Theater during October 15 -18, 2015. The play was written by , who previously received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for the play “Omnium Gatherum,” which had a brief off-Broadway run in 2003, and was performed locally several years ago at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre. If you are a TV fan, you have no doubt experienced her talents as a writer for “Smash” and “NYPD Blue.” “Seminar” opened in NYC in 2011 with as Leonard; he was later replaced by . …

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