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A unique two-person musical “The Last 5 Years”

LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] St. Augustine’s and The Fountain of Youth Spa and Laser Center present composer-lyricist ’s unique two-person musical “,” which opened July 29th, 2016. The production will be on stage at 11 Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine, Florida through August 21st. Call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for additional information and reservations. The play, which opened fourteen years ago in Chicago, has gained renewed life in recent years, with the production of a film in 2014 and additional stage productions throughout the world. “The Last 5 …

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Be transported to the fantasy world of “PETER PAN”

in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which has a Music & Arts Ministry, has become a springtime destination for lovers of musical theatre during the past six years. Last year, the church delighted patrons by staging ’ fabulous original production of “.” Mr. Woods is back this year with his adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, “,” a beloved classic which is now in public domain. While “The Sound of Music” was initially planned as the 2016 production, a new choice was required due to unexpected issues with obtaining the rights. And as with “St. George,” Woods is again totally involved …

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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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Intriguing Music & Excellent Voices in “AIDA”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s and present and ’s AIDA, on stage during July 17 – August 8, 2015. , hoping to attain the success they had with “,” produced this musical which is based ’s opera of the same name. Featuring the music of Elton John and Tim Rice, two of the most popular names in show business, it ran on Broadway for over 1,800 performances. Elton John’s fame no doubt was the reason for its success; the critics were often lukewarm. Even if you have never been to one of Elton John’s many concerts , …

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Timeless Love: “AIDA” @ Players By The Sea

  is celebrating summer by staging a rock ‘n roll version of a timeless love story. Elton John’s “” is presented July 17-31 and Aug 1-8 on the theater’s Main Stage. Based on the book by , and with music by and lyrics by , Aida is directed by . Music is under the direction of with choreography by . Originally written by , Aida was first performed as an Italian-language opera in 1871. The evolution to the Broadway stage was led by Elton John and Tim Rice in March, 2000. The PBTS production honors the story by sticking to …

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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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“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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