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Players By The Sea Theatre 2017 Pelican Awards

The Pelican Awards, which is ’s version of the Tony Awards, is one of the most awaited local theatre events of the year. This year’s festivities, honoring the contributions of actors, musicians, technical staff, and volunteers during the 2016-17 season, were staged on August 27, 2017 and played to a packed house. The Dual Critics have covered a number of past ceremonies and have found them always exciting. We noticed a couple of changes this year. While the awards remained a free event, the theatre did require e-mail RSVP confirmations from those who planned to attend. This was a wise …

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Motown-Inspired “DREAMGIRLS” at the Alhambra

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM    Jacksonville’s opened the Motown-inspired musical, “” on April 12, 2017. It will run through May 21 at 12000 Beach Boulevard. If you want to see a show loaded with terrific voices, don’t miss this entertaining musical. For reservations, call (904) 641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. “Dreamgirls,” with book and lyrics by and music by , opened on Broadway in 1981, ran for over 1,500 performances, was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, and won six. The show mirrors the rise of The Supremes and lead singer …

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Fundraising through Song at The New 5 & Dime

  For the first time, is raising a curtain of its own. The five-year-old theatre company has just announced its new permanent home on East Adams Street in , adjacent to the former and locations. Of the theatre company’s new home, Managing Director says, “we are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “We are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “Five and a half years ago, …

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Dual Critics Review: SISTER ACT at the Alhambra – Make Laughs Your Habit

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened the musical comedy “” on September 7, 2016 which will run through October 9. The musical is based on the 1992 hit film of the same name which starred . Some changes were made during the transition to the stage. Composer , of “Little Shop of Horrors” fame added newly written music, the setting was moved from Reno to Philadelphia, and actress was cast in the leading role. The musical has been a hit from the beginning. It opened at Pasadena Playhouse in …

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SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The presents the longest-running revue in Broadway history, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” which ran for over two thousand performances after opening in 1995. The show will be on stage at 12000 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville, Florida through September 4, 2016. Call 904 641-1212 for reservations or visit alhambrajax.com. “” was created by the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who first got together back in 1950 when they were teenagers living in Los Angeles. They loved boogie and blues and began writing music …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “A LESSON IN DYING”

Jacksonville Beach based  opened ’s  “” at 106 6th Ave N. The show will run through February 28 2015. Call 904-249-0289 for reservations. This play was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and opened Off-Broadway in 2000. Linney adapted Ernest Gaines 1993 award winning novel of the same name. It was also made into an HBO movie in l999 with  and . The play is set in l948, in the fictitious small town of Bayonne Louisiana. An African American man, Jefferson () has been accused of killing a white store owner.  Mr. Raickett gives a moving performance as the condemned …

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”

Starring: This is the last move in a master plan. A plan long in the making. Bilbo Baggins and Thorin’s company of dwarves sit upon the Lonely Mountain while Smaug desolates Laketown. While the townfolk scramble to safety, Bard attempts to end the torment before the entire town is ruined. Meanwhile, Bilbo notices that Thorin is beginning to change and is concerned that Thorin may have dragon sickness. Thorin is obsessed with finding the Arkenstone and distrusts Bard and the townfolk so he has the dwarves barricade the entrance of Erebor. After receiving word that the dwarves have reclaimed the …

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ON SCREEN: December 2014 movies

Now Showing  and  reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit. Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. Rated PG-13  The worldwide phenomenon of  continues to set the world on fire with Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved …

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Jesus Christ Superstar – theatre review

 in Jacksonville Beach presents the /  rock opera, “,” on stage at 105 6th Street North, until October 11, 2014. For reservations, call at 904 249-0289, or visit playersbythesea.org.The musical was first recorded in 1970 as a record album, and sold over 2 million copies. The musical opened on Broadway in 1971, and has been performed throughout the world since then. It was revived on Broadway in 2012. A number of years have passed since it has been staged in the North Florida area. We recall seeing  perform in the title role three times, In 1995, at Christ Methodist Church, …

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