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The Harvest at 5 & Dime: Real Glimpses of Pathos and Humanity, Photo by Maya Adkins

The Harvest at 5 & Dime: Real Glimpses of Pathos and Humanity

I went to see The Harvest this weekend at the in . Its the first time I’ve seen an actual performance at the theatre’s permanent home in the past three years. They’ve always been a great, intellectually satisfying performance group, with lots of satellite shows at locations other than the theatre. I know I used to really enjoy their works in the early years of their existence and this one was absolutely wonderful. Even a level above their early wonderful programs. The theatre is neat, comfortable, completely modern, with marvelously simple elegant technical infrastructure. LED lighting systems that are silent …

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Reasons to be Pretty, Self Produced Theatre, Photo by Kenggy Bravo, Jacksonville, Florida

A New Intimate Atmosphere for Performances: ‘Reasons to Be Pretty’ at Self Produced Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Self Produced Theatre, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, chose Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute for the first main stage show in their new theatre, with four performances during April 26 – May 4, 2019. The company, which was founded by Tyler Lewis, has been nomadic, staging productions in hospitable venues throughout the area. Their permanent home is now at 1840 Southside Boulevard, Unit 3B. Of note, the space includes a cafe with coffee bar; an official opening of the Black Box Cafe is planned in the near future. LaBute’s play was Tony-nominated for best …

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: Shakespeare’s Sound Stage Comedy

PHASE: EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Phase:Eight Theatre completed its first season of production with ’s comedy “” on December 14-16 at in Jacksonville Florida. This has been a great first year for , Founder/Artistic Director of . They performed an excellent revival of Arthur Miller’ s “All of My Sons”, three world premiere’s with “On Purpose”, “MLK Blvd”, and “ Live Girls”, and the cutting edge “Jesus Hopped the A Train. Shakespeare wrote thirty seven plays with his comedies being among the most popular. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of the first he wrote and is not among the …

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A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW The  presented “” on November 11, 2017. The production, starring Mitchell Wohl, was an event staged during Discover Culture – a Jewish Literary, Film, and Arts Festival and was designed for all ages. The performance opened with an introduction by , JCA’s Director of Theatre & Dance Programming. is a well known local actor who first appeared in musicals as a child on JCA’s stage. He appeared in three musicals at Paxon School for Advanced Studies and graduated from the in 2014. Recent appearances have included “City of Angels” at , “The Hot L Baltimore” at …

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“CITY OF ANGELS” real-life and reel-life stories

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM in Jacksonville Beach Florida opened its first show of 2017 with “,” a musical which will be on their main stage through February 25th. Call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for reservations. “City of Angels,” with book by and music by opened on Broadway in 1989, ran for 879 performances, and received 11 Tony nominations, winning Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. London productions also garnered awards. But the only production locally was in 1993 at Theatre Jacksonville. So why hasn’t it been …

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A New Addition to the Jacksonville Theatre Scene: Phase Eight Theatre Company debuts “HOT L BALTIMORE”

PHASE EIGHT THEATER COMPANY REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Florida’s newest addition to the theatre scene, , an ensemble based company, staged a two-performance run of “” during December 10-11, 2016 in their performance space at 3674 Beach Boulevard. If the production is any indication of the quality of the work by this new group, theatre fans are in for an interesting year. This play by debuted over forty years ago, before most of the audience members on opening night were even born. The production received both the 1973 Obie Award and the …

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PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES AND LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Jacksonville Beach’s opened its 50th season with the musical “.” After opening on Broadway in 1987, the play won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. And it probably would have won the award for best musical as well, if “Phantom of the Opera” hadn’t been a competitor. made “Woods” into a film in 2014, starring Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, and Johnny Depp. The film grossed over two hundred million dollars, and ignited a renewed interest in the musical by …

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A Christmas present to North Florida: Godspell

GODSPELL PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected]   Players by the Sea opened its Christmas present to North Florida with ”,” a true theatre classic. The opening was on December 6, and it will run through December 20, 2015. Players is located at 106 Sixth Street North in Jacksonville Beach. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for additional information and reservations. “Godspell,” which debuted in the early 70s, was conceived by , with music by a young . The musical ran for five years and has remained popular. In 2011, for its 40th anniversary, …

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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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