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Drama, Gossip, and the Power (and Dangers) of Female Friendships - "The Women" Offers an Amusing Girl’s Night Out in Fleming Island, Photo by Jennifer Melville

Drama, Gossip, and the Power of Female Friendships – “The Women” Offers an Amusing Girl’s Night Out in Fleming Island

No need for reality TV or Desperate Housewives reruns if you’re in the mood for a good dose of gossip and drama. ’s presents The Women with an all-female cast that charms and delights the audience from beginning to end. Although male characters play a vital role in the plotline– they’re the much-discussed source of the characters’ heartache, misery, and security all in one—there are no male performers whatsoever. These ladies really pull it off! Lovely Mary Haines leads a charmed life: a husband who adores her, an enviable lifestyle, servants, and two sweet children who are her pride and …

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Rocky Horror Show, The Island Theater

“Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!” at The Island Theater

This October, the talented cast of warp right onto the stage and into the minds of the patrons. Directed by Breanna Shuman and Kayla O’Connor, the production does not miss a beat as it draws the audience further and further into the science fiction story widely known as the Rocky Horror Show! The audience is encouraged to dress up and either buy a bag of props or bring your own (see approved prop list below). Usherette/Magenta (Caitlin Charrier) opens the show with “Science Fiction/Double Feature” as she sets the mood for the entrance of Brad () and Janet (). Blair …

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Love Is In The Air: Almost, Maine at the Island Theater

Love is in the air in Almost, Maine. Or is it?  Filled with witty metaphors and peculiar situations, Cariani’s very creative take on life and love in the unorganized town so far north that the residents call it Almost, Maine. The romantic comedy is comprised of eight scenes or vignettes which tell a brief story of two characters with a Prologue, Interlogue, and Epilogue that teasingly winds and wraps around the scenes cleverly creating a ninth vignette. The remaining show times are April 12-14 at 7pm. ACT I Starting with the Prologue, the audience gets a hint that love is …

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Orange Park Community Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Loyal patrons of were surprised this season by a first for the theatre, which has a forty-eight year history: the staging of a play by the great Southern writer . “” opened March 25, 2017 and will run through April 9 at 2900 Moody Avenue. Call 904-276-2599 or visit opct.info for reservations. “Menagerie” is a memory play narrated by a man looking back on his young adulthood in St. Louis in the late 1930s. Times were tough as jobs were scarce. Unmarried women without relatives …

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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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Different and cutting edge “WRONG TURN AT LUNGFISH”

Orange Park Community Theatre Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom  [email protected] OPCT opened its first show of 2016 on January 15th with the fresh, original, cutting edge drama/comedy “.” The play runs through January 31st at 2900 Moody Avenue in Orange Park, Florida. Call (904) 276-2599 or visit opct.info for additional information and reservations. This unique show has adult language, sexual references, and violence. If none of that bothers you, be prepared to laugh a lot and probably even cry. “Lungfish,” which debuted in 1993, was written by Hollywood writer and producer (Pretty Woman & Lavern and Shirley) and co-authored …

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