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FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville, Cody Jenkins, Juan Luis Espinal, Coleman Cummings

FSCJ Artist Series Brings the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT to Jacksonville

Interview with RENT cast member Cody Jenkins It has been over 10,518,984 minutes since RENT first measured the value of friendship, the weight of artistic integrity, and the struggle to keep them intact while living and loving fiercely among the rising tides of addiction and the AIDS epidemic. The 20th anniversary tour of the groundbreaking musical by the late Jonathan Larson celebrates the friendship of seven young artists struggling to pursue their dreams without selling out. The tour stops in Jacksonville January 14-19th at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Ground breaking, inspiring, hopeful, celebratory – all are descriptors used to measure the impact …

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The Zany French Comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened its fourth production of the season on April 24, 2015 with the zany French comedy “,” which will be on the stage through May 9, 2015 at 2032 San Marco Avenue. This infidelity comedy is from the pen of Marc Camoletti and is a follow-up to his “Boeing-Boeing” which was seen in the area last year at Douglas Anderson and in 2012 at St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre. Like Camoletti’s earlier play, it also is a farce, with the same two main characters. Bernard has married and lives in a cozy home close to Paris, …

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Lost Twins Reunite in “BLOOD BROTHERS”

“BLOOD BROTHERS” ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened ’s provocative award-winning musical “Blood Brothers” on March 13, 2015. It will be on-stage through March 29 at 716 Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach, Florida. For reservations, call 904-249-7117 or visit abettheatre.com Other than a short weekend run at FCCJ almost twenty years ago, this is a brand new musical to the North Florida area, despite the fact that after a debut in Liverpool in 1983, it transferred to London’s West End and won the Olivier Award, Britain’s version of the Tony Award, for best musical. After tours in 1984 and …

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theatre review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

The  presented “,” a musical comedy, on stage at the  during October 24-26, 2014. This innovative musical has remained popular since it was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2005 and garnered two, for Best Book of a Musical and Best Actor. No doubt it will be a show with a long life, as spelling bee competitions remain so popular that they are featured on ESPN, the sports network. The story is that of a small town spelling bee, featuring a cast of eccentric characters. The setting and story are pure fiction and lots of fun. If you are not …

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“RENT” Players By The Sea theatre review

 and The  present “,” the Tony and Pulitzer prize- winning musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. Larson died, tragically and unexpectedly, on the morning of the play’s first Off-Broadway preview performance in 1996. The play moved to Broadway in April, where it remained for a run of twelve years. The revival at Players opened on July 18th, 2014 and will be on stage until August 9th. All performances are in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The first two nights of this production played to packed houses, and tickets for the remainder are reportedly going fast. For reservations or information call 904-249-0289 or visit …

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Walking the Tightrope of RENT

There are few truths so universal that they speak to every generation in any language. The Broadway smash holds those truths up to the light, exposing the bones and the heart in all of us. Players by the Sea stages the ground-breaking musical July 18 through Aug. 9 at 106 N. 6th Street in Jacksonville Beach. Call 248-0289 or visit www.playersbythesea.org for ticket information. It’s a first for director , who oversees all of the theater’s educational programming. Rodriguez was only seventeen when he was initially introduced to the characters struggling to fuel their passions and battle the demon HIV …

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