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Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville, Photo by Maya Adkins

Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Something Rotten at Theatre Jacksonville Theatre Jacksonville officially opened on November 1, 2019 with the North Florida premier of what you will find is the funniest musical ever seen on this historic stage, “Something Rotten.” At least that was our reaction which, judging from the laughter and thunderous applause we heard, was also shared by the full-house audience on opening night.  “Something Rotten” remains on stage through November 17th. The book is by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical officially opened on Broadway in April, …

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David Paulk, Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville, Theatre Jacksonville 2019 Awards

Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE’S 99TH SEASON AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS On Sunday August 19, 2019, held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2018 – 2019 season. The celebration was held at the theatre, and combined a membership meeting with the annual awards ceremony.  President presided, beginning with a brief recap of the past season. He had good news to report. The theatre once again finished in the black. Local residents contributed a total of 17,000 volunteer hours during the season. The summer camp program for young theatre students was completely sold out; 200 kids participated. Additionally, RS&H, a national architecture, engineering, and consulting …

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Theatre Jacksonville’s 97th Volunteer Awards

On Sunday July 30, 2017, Theatre Jacksonville held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2016 – 2017 season. combines this special event with its annual meeting for members. For the second year, the celebration was at San Marco, a unique restaurant noted for its Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine, and its excellent selection of craft beers. , the outgoing President of the Board, gave an enthusiastic summary of the past season and its accomplishments. While this is a difficult time financially for many theatres, Ms. Thomas announced that TJ has finished in the black. She also thanked the individuals …

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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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“Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (as told by himself)”

SHIPWRECKED! PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a three-weekend run of “” in their Studio Theatre on June 3, which will remain on stage through June 18, 2016. Performances are at 106 6th Street North, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for additional information and reservations. Playwright (who received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000 for “Dinner with Friends) was commissioned to write “Shipwrecked” as a children’s play. However, the play which is a comedy, has been a bigger hit with adults than with kids. The full title of …

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“THE EXPLORERS CLUB” a wild and crazy farce

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the “,” a wild and crazy farce, at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida on April 22, 2016. The production will run through May 7; visit theatrejax.com or call 904 396-4425 for additional information and reservations. Playwright wrote this comedy, which will take you back to Victorian England in the most captivating way. If you are a fan of operettas or episodes, you’ll love this show. Or if you just like frothy, frivolous comedy, this is the ticket for you. The action takes place in an exclusive men’s …

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DRAGONS, KNIGHTS & MAIDENS – “ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON”

Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts Review Christ Episcopal Church, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, opened the world premier of playwright ’ magical play “” on October 15, 2015. The show will continue at 400 San Juan Drive with performances during October 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm and October 25 at 3 pm. Financial support was provided by the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund. The legend of St. George is based on ancient legends, which involve fearless knights saving imperiled maidens and villagers by slaying fearsome dragons. The tale, brought from eastern regions to Europe by Crusaders …

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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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Lost Twins Reunite in “BLOOD BROTHERS”

“BLOOD BROTHERS” ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened ’s provocative award-winning musical “Blood Brothers” on March 13, 2015. It will be on-stage through March 29 at 716 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach, Florida. For reservations, call 904-249-7117 or visit abettheatre.com Other than a short weekend run at FCCJ almost twenty years ago, this is a brand new musical to the North Florida area, despite the fact that after a debut in Liverpool in 1983, it transferred to London’s West End and won the Olivier Award, Britain’s version of the Tony Award, for best musical. After tours in 1984 and …

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