Tag Archives: Michael Lipp

"Violet" at ABET has an Unusual Theme, Creative Staging, and Beautiful Music, All Beaches Experimental Theatre

“Violet” at ABET has an Unusual Theme, Creative Staging, and Beautiful Music

A Dual Critics Review: Violet at All Beaches Experimental Theatre (ABET) The All Beaches Experimental Theatre (ABET) celebrated the first year in its new home with the opening of Violet, on September 13, 2019. The musical runs through September 29. The theatre is located at 544 Atlantic Boulevard in , Florida. Visit abettheatre.com or call 249-7177 for additional information and reservations Violet is based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” a 1973 short story by . The story was adapted as a film which received an Academy Award in 1954 for Best Live Action Film. The musical, by Jeannine Tesori and Brian …

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High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience with the Newsies, The Musical by Disney, Newsies, FSCJ Summer Theatre

High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience with the Newsies, The Musical by Disney

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The and the are presenting the 14th annual with the staging of Disney’s Newsies during July 19 – 28, 2019. This wonderful summer program was created by , Director of the Wilson Center and Managing Producer of the Summer Musical. The center is located at 11901 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida.  Newsies began as a musical film in 1992, was adapted for the stage in 2011, and debuted on Broadway in 2012, winning Tonys for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. The extravaganza is filled with energetic singing and dancing combined with history.  The story is based …

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“Noises Off!” is comedy chaos at Players By the Sea

“Noises Off!” is Comedy Chaos at Players by the Sea

Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off!” is comedy chaos, set in motion by the simultaneous drama unfolding on stage and behind the scenes as an inept group of stage actors rehearse for a flop called Nothing’s On. Once the action is underway – both scripted and in real time – it’s an entertaining cliff dive of epic proportion. Written by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off!” opens Dec. 7 at Players by the Sea in (www.playersbythesea.org).  “It’s a farce within a farce,” says director Tom Fallon. First staged in the early 80’s, the show was revived countless times and the film version …

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THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW A BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM On March 3rd, 2017 opened “,” a contemporary drama which will run through March 19th at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. Call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com for additional information and reservations. Written by , this intelligent offering opened in 2014, two years before our last Presidential election. She has created a distinctive piece of theater which explores timely topics related to political and religious issues. The story takes place in Richmond, Virginia in the home of Tom and Lisa, who are preparing to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their marriage. Tom …

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Have a love affair with “THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA”

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] and the presented the first production of 2016 with the North Florida premier of the 2005 Tony Award Winning musical “.” Set in Florence, Italy in 1953, it is the first bilingual Broadway musical. Some of the songs are sung in Italian and a bit of the dialogue is also in that language. The story is based on a short novel by , which was adapted as a musical by (music and lyrics) with a book by playwright , whose previous works include “Prelude to a Kiss” and “Reckless.” A 1962 …

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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 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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Les Miserables – Theatre Jax auditions

Judging from the auditions turnout at  on the weekend of January 25 & 26, the hottest show in town in June, 2014 will be “.” Now released for non-professional theatres, TJ was one of the lucky theatres to be awarded the rights to produce it. This is one of the most popular musicals in theatre history and certainly one of the most successful, with over 11,000 performances in London, and more than 6,000 on Broadway. In 2012 , the musical was made into a movie with  and . We had not been to auditions for any play in several years, and …

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