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Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Fun Home

A Heart-Gripping Musical at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre: Fun Home

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW St. Augustine’s has opened the Florida debut of Fun Home, a moving, heart-gripping musical (July 26 – August 25, 2019), on the Matuza Mainstage. The story has an unusual origin: it was adapted from a graphic true-life memoir written and illustrated by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, titled “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.”  The book, which took over seven years to complete, was well-received after publication in 2006; both Time Magazine and the New York Times listed it as one of the best books of the year.  The musical adaptation, developed through a number of readings and …

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A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: "Cabaret" at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Cabaret” at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a revival of “Cabaret” (September 20 – October 21, 2018) on the Matuza Mainstage. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; ample free parking is available. Visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164 for reservations. John Kander and Fred Ebb created this enduring musical, which received eight Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 1966. A film adaptation followed in 1972, which received eight Academy Awards. The story explores the rise of the Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany, and is as relevant today as when it debuted over fifty years ago. As you …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: A Seat at the Table at Players By The Sea Theatre

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea staged the World Premier of “” on June 1st, 2018; the production runs through June 10th. The theatre is located at 106 6th Street North in , Florida. For reservations call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. The evening began with , Vice President of the PBTS Board of Directors, introducing , the theatre’s new Executive Director, to the audience. She has an impressive background in theatre production, management and development. She will indeed bring her special form of leadership and creativity to the theatre and the beaches community. The …

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Dual Critics Review: The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Players by the Sea

By popular demand, “” is back at in Jacksonville, Florida after an absence of seven years. This campy Off-Broadway musical by and will be on stage at Players through March 24, 2018. For reservations, visit playersbythesea.org or call 249-0289. These are hot tickets; the first two performances were sold out. The setting is a tacky trailer park in Starke, Florida. Yes, there is such town, located on Route 301 between Jacksonville and Gainesville. When Gator town’s Hippodrome did the show several years ago, it set new attendance records, probably because most of Starke’s residents showed up. Repeatedly. Warnings: this is …

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The Addams Family, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville, Florida

ALHAMBRA THEATRE REVIEW: They’re Kooky & They’re Spooky “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre opened its fall season on October 4, 2017 with “. This musical comedy is based on the work of cartoonist (1912 – 1988), who first brought the characters to life in 1938 in “The New Yorker.” Their popularity led to a 1960’s television series, two animated series, three films, a DVD, and pinball and video games. The story was fashioned into a musical in 2010, with book by and , creators of “,” and music and lyrics by . With Nathan Lane in the leading role, it ran on Broadway for 772 performances. …

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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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MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea wants you to have not just a merry Christmas, but a merry wacky Christmas. So this theatre group, known for its diverse programming, is presenting a holiday farce with music, by . A number of his plays have been done in this area over the years, including “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” and “Betty’s Summer Vacation.” Last year, “Beyond Therapy” was staged at Limelight, and “Vanya and Sonia and …

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“The Little Mermaid,” a crowd-pleaser for young and old

THE LITTLE MERMAID THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Theatre Jacksonville and sponsor Acosta Sales & Marketing opened the final show of its 96th season on June 10th, 2016, with Disney’s “,” a crowd-pleaser for audiences young and old. Performances will continue through June 26th, at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. Call 904-396-4425 or visit www.theatrejax.com for additional information and reservations. Note that tickets are going fast for this colorful and delightful musical. The original “Mermaid” was a very successful 1989 film that is still shown on television from time to time and is available at local libraries. …

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Alhambra's Pirates of Penzance

Alhambra’s The Pirates of Penzance

The fourth collaboration between the Alhambra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra delighted audiences for three performances on October 1,2,3 at the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance. It’s a light and frothy show about a pirate apprentice named Frederic (Wonderfully done in excellent voice by New York tenor Matt Morgan, who had the best styled hair of any Pirate I have ever seen). Frederic who on his 21st birthday has completed his indentured servitude and is free to join civilization and free society. This upsets his mild manner pirate friends, led …

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