Tag Archives: Samuel Fisher

Let’s Do The Time-Warp Again! “THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW”

A DUAL CRITICS 1904 MUSIC HALL REVIEW Yes, Rocky is back in town thanks to the and show sponsor Alexander Dental. It opened Oct. 31, 2017, with additional performances scheduled Nov. 3, 4, 10, and 11. Tickets are available at 1904musichall.com and the venue’s Facebook page. We attended the performance on Nov. 4, and found the show just as exciting as our previous experiences with . The show has an interesting history. wrote the musical, which debuted in London in 1973. During the next six years, the London-based production was staged in a number of theatres for almost 3,000 performances, but …

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Jacksonville Newest Theatre Troupe Phase Eight Launches With ” ALL MY SONS”

Phase Eight Theatre Company Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom , Jacksonville’s newest theatre company, launched its 2017-2018 season with Arthur Miller’s 1947 Tony Award winning “.” The production, at Riverside’s on Oak Street, had a three performance run during February 2 – 6, 2017. This moving theatrical classic traces the downfall of two Midwestern families four years after the end of World War II. The fathers, Joe Keller and Steve Deever, were neighbors and business partners who thrived during the war while manufacturing parts for military planes. When the war effort intensified, production quotas …

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A New Addition to the Jacksonville Theatre Scene: Phase Eight Theatre Company debuts “HOT L BALTIMORE”

PHASE EIGHT THEATER COMPANY REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Jacksonville Florida’s newest addition to the theatre scene, , an ensemble based company, staged a two-performance run of “” during December 10-11, 2016 in their performance space at 3674 Beach Boulevard. If the production is any indication of the quality of the work by this new group, theatre fans are in for an interesting year. This play by debuted over forty years ago, before most of the audience members on opening night were even born. The production received both the 1973 Obie Award and the …

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Holiday Ghost Tales: ABET’s “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM ABET opened the theatre’s final show of 2016 with a unique version of Charles Dickens’ “,” which will be on stage In Atlantic Beach until December 20, 2016. Call 249-7177 for reservations or visit abettheatre.com. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18. Of note, the play is a one-act and doesn’t have scary moments, so you can bring children of any age; the continuous action will hold their attention. Dickens’ famous story, well-known to most adults and many children, is frequently performed …

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Catch Their Scratch! “CATS”

FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The and the opened the 11th edition of the Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) on July 22, 2016 with a revival of ’s “Cats,” with additional performances scheduled during July 23 –24 and July 29 – 31. You can order tickets by phone at (904) 646-2222 or (904) 442-2929 or online at www.fscjartistseries.org. All shows are at the on the South Campus of FSCJ on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Cats have nine lives, or so the myth goes. “” obviously has …

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Seeing Double: “RECKLESSNESS” & “FOURTEEN”

FIRST COAST ACTORS CENTER REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] , a new intensive training center for actors in the North Florida area, presented two interesting one-act plays on December 19, 2015, at their home in on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. The first play was “”, written by in 1913; it was his first play. O’Neill went on to become one of the world’s most famous playwrights and his “Long Day’s Journey into Night” is considered one of the greatest American plays in theatre history. “Recklessness” was directed by , who also played one of the roles. Mr. …

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Follow A Yellow Brick Road – “THE WIZARD OF OZ”

FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL REVIEW The 10th Annual FSCJ High School Musical opened on stage at the at 11901 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida on July 24, 2015. This year’s selection, which will run through August 2, is “.” You have probably seen one or more versions of what has become one of America’s most popular family musicals, enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. When wrote “The Wonderful World of Oz,” a children’s novel which was first published in 1900, he could not possibly have envisioned its future success as an enduring classic, capturing both the imagination …

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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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“FAME” FSCJ HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL REVIEW

 and the  opened the 9th edition of this summer musical theatre experience, with “.” We are sure most audience members on the opening night of July 26, 2014 were familiar with the musical. Originally a 1980 movie, it has remained popular and appears on cable from time to time. In 1982, it was made into a successful television series that ran for six years. The stage musical has Florida ties, as it was originally produced in Miami in 1988 at the .The plot concerns the aspirations and lives of several students attending a  in  in the ’80s.There are fourteen main …

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