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Pride & Prejudice, Northeast Florida Conservatory

No Prejudice for this Pride-Worthy Performance by Northeast Florida Conservatory

With performances at Mandarin Presbyterian Church before moving to Atlantic Blvd., the presents the classic Pride and Prejudice, running through July 21. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, it is set in the early 1800’s England and is a romantic sparring match touching on manners and morals. It is time when women were expected to marry, because bloodlines – and money – passed only from father to son. An ever-harried Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet, whose life revolves around marrying off her daughters, are hilariously portrayed by  and . The daughters number five: Jane (Madeline Crawchuk), who is heartbroken …

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NE FL Conservatory, Three's a Family

NE FL Conservatory Grows its Repertoire with Three’s a Family

This past weekend, the NE Florida Conservatory debuted its first non-musical (straight) show as they expand their artistic stage outreach beyond vocalists by adding straight plays to their repertoire, Three’s a Crowd, a comedy written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, opened on Broadway in 1943. It has not been widely performed, which is sad, as it is a very funny script. I don’t know how director Bill Di Stanisloa found this gem. Sam () and Francis Whitaker (Ralin Trosclair) play off each other well sharing their two-bedroom apartment with Francis’ sister, Irma, for two years. Very soon it becomes a …

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Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review: Newsies – The Broadway Musical

A DUAL CITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Northeast Florida Conservatory, in cooperation with the Haskell Company, opened Disney’s delightful “” on July 20, 2018. The production will run through July 29 at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200. For reservations, call 904-374-8639 or visit nfconservatory.org. Under , Founder and Executive Director, the Conservatory opened its doors in 2010, offering private music lessons and a community orchestra. Dickson rapidly expanded programming and began to produce musicals in a neighborhood with little in the way of theatre. Disney’s “Newsies” is the thirteenth musical production staged, each with great success and many sold out performances. …

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Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATORY The Northeast Florida Conservatory opened the tenth production of its series of outstanding musical theater shows with “The Wizard of Oz” on August 11, 2017. It will run through August 20. You have probably seen one or more versions of what has become one of America’s most popular family musicals, enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. When L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful World of Oz,” a children’s novel first published in 1900, he could not possibly have envisioned its future success as an enduring classic capturing both the hearts and …

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Have an Old-Fashioned Grand Old Time! “HELLO DOLLY!”

Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Do you want to have an old-fashioned grand old time? Then be sure to catch ’s production of ’s “” which opened on April 21 and will remain on stage until April 30, 2017. This is pure escapist fun in an exuberant revival of one of the greatest shows in musical theatre history. The conservatory is located at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200, in Jacksonville, Florida. For additional information and tickets, call (904) 374-8639, or visit www.nfconservcatory.org. NFC also has a Facebook page. Founder …

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JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review The opened the popular family-friendly musical “” on July 29th, 2016. Performances continue August 5th -7th in Jacksonville, Florida at 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Building 200. Call (904) 374-8639 or visit nfconservatory.org for tickets and additional information. “Joseph,” by (lyrics) and (music), is truly a show that the entire family, including small children, can enjoy. Many musicals have first acts of an hour or longer, but not so for Joseph; the first act is just over half an hour. The show zips along so …

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“South Pacific” A Great American Musical

Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] Jacksonville’s Theatre celebrated its first year of presenting the greatest American Musicals with the groundbreaking classic “,” by , with performances staged during November 19 – 22, 2015. The musical is based on “Tales of the South Pacific,” a collection of short stories written by based on his wartime experiences. The book, published in 1947, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction the following year. The musical adaptation, which opened in 1949, ran for 1,925 performances and also won a Pulitzer Prize, along with ten Tony Awards. While well …

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Zany Charm & Fun…”LUCKY STIFF”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The and the presents the first show of the 46th season of this all-volunteer theatre company. The show, which opened on September 11, 2015 and will be on-stage through October 4, is the kind that OPCT patrons love; madcap farce with farfetched plots. And music. And dancing. “,” with book and lyrics by , and music by , is making its Florida premiere at OPCT, and will be of interest to many local theater-goers. These two musical geniuses created the music and lyrics for “,” and the book, music, and lyrics for “” and “.” …

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ABET’S NEWEST MUSICAL- “WORKING”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened its 24th season Labor Day weekend with the musical “Working,“ which will be on stage through September 20, 2015 at the in Atlantic Beach. For more information, visit www.abettheatre.com. It’s finally happened!! A play has been written about YOU! That’s right, YOU, the one reading this review! “Wait a minute,” you protest, “what do you mean about me?” But the play is about you, as we are sure that you work or have worked for a living sometime in your life, and this musical is just about that – about workers and working. …

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Lost & Found – “OLIVER”

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CONSERVATORY REVIEW Jacksonville’s presented a six-performance run of ’s Tony Award Winning musical “” during July 16-19, 2015. The Conservatory, established in 2010, has presented three previous musical theater classics at their facility in Mandarin, which included “,” “,” and “.” Lionel Bart, born in 1930, was a British composer, who, after achieving modest success as a pop song-writer during the fifties, wrote a couple of little-known musicals, followed in 1960 by “Oliver!” his only notable success, but a real blockbuster. The play had long runs in London and New York, with many successful revivals and tours, and …

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