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Bewitchingly 'Bell, Book and Candle' at Orange Park Community Theatre

Bewitchingly ‘Bell, Book and Candle’ at Orange Park Community Theatre

For the second show of its 50th Anniversary season, (OPCT) took on the 1950 classic, Bell, Book and Candle. In a bewitchingly fun version, the audience, to paraphrase Aunt Queenie, was giggling and giggling (and laughing) pretty consistently throughout. Considering this script is almost 70 years old and has spawned two well-known movies (its namesake and Spellbound) and a TV series (Bewitched), there is a large shadow from which they have admirably stepped. It is unusual to critique two consecutive shows by the same director. has cast this impeccably, each character bringing their own distinct personality to the stage. This …

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A Beauty of a Start to a 50th Season at Orange Park Community Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast With a rendition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that had everyone laughing, clapping, ooh-ing and aah-ing, kicks off its 50th Anniversary season. For a small stage, this theatre touts big talent. Director brings to life a show that delights the senses of young and old alike, and I say that because the entire audience, with a fairly full house, was clearly enjoying themselves throughout. The characters are well-cast, the vocals (Jeremy McKinnies) and choreography (Javi Fernandez) are wonderful, and there are audible gasps and claps from the audience with the myriad of reveals from …

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One Toe’s in the Funny Bone at Orange Park Community Theatre

Orange Park Community Theatre just opened One Toe in the Grave, a comedy by Jack Sharkey. You may have previously seen a Sharkey play and not realized it, as he wrote under four pseudonyms as well as his own name. He didn’t start writing for stage until in his thirties, but by the time he passed, he had over eighty published comedies, musicals, and thrillers. That the audience was laughing pretty much throughout the show is a testament not only to the cast, but to Sharkey’s wit. Jason Kingsley () is the treasurer for Murdock and Moran (M&M), a company …

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Saved by the Smallest of Them All: Orange Park Community Theater Delights Crowds with Seussical the Musical

Theater-goers packed Orange Park Community Theater on Sunday, September 16th for a rousing rendition of Seussical the Musical, the first production of the theater’s 49th season. Whimsical and entertaining, Seussical inspired a heartfelt standing ovation and lifted the spirits of young and old alike. Directed by , the musical runs from August 31-September 30th. The show features local talent and took about 2 ½ months of dedicated work to prepare for opening. “This show has had me excited,” Green says, “It’s such a fabulous group of people to work with and I just love them.” Seussical the Musical is a …

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Dual Critics Review: KISS ME KATE at the Orange Park Community Theatre

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW OPCT opened a delightful version of “Kiss Me Kate” with its first show of 2018, for a run from February 9 – March 4. The theatre is located at 2900 Moody Avenue, in Orange Park, Florida. For reservations, call 904-276-2599 or visit ShowTixNow.com.   For additional information, see www.opct.info.  “” is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” and is a play within a play. The show is set in Baltimore in the 1940’s and tells the story of Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, a divorced couple who have been brought together …

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Zany Charm & Fun…”LUCKY STIFF”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The and the presents the first show of the 46th season of this all-volunteer theatre company. The show, which opened on September 11, 2015 and will be on-stage through October 4, is the kind that OPCT patrons love; madcap farce with farfetched plots. And music. And dancing. “,” with book and lyrics by , and music by , is making its Florida premiere at OPCT, and will be of interest to many local theater-goers. These two musical geniuses created the music and lyrics for “,” and the book, music, and lyrics for “” and “.” …

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They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY

REVIEW OPCT chooses a summer musical to close out their theatrical seasons, and for the 2014-2015 season, it’s that preposterously zany laugh riot, “,” which opened on June 5, 2015 and will run through June 28, 2015 at their playhouse on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. The musical is based on the cartoons of the late , whose first published cartoon with the famous characters he created appeared in 1938 in “The New Yorker.” The characters became an enterprise unto themselves, with a sitcom, two animated series, three films, and pinball games. The musical opened in 2010 in New …

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Orange Park Community Theatre "Toby Show"

DUAL CRITICS: OPCT’s “A Toby Show”

OPCT opened its first show of 2015 on February 6, with the family-friendly comedy “,” which will be on stage through February 20 in. The play was written by the late Aurand Harris who penned over fifty plays, the majority of them geared toward good family entertainment. The play is a throwback to the days before radio and television, when traveling actors played to large and small cities in tent shows. This is a fractured fairy tale. And what is a fractured fairy tale? Well, the popular movie “,” released at the end of 2014, is a perfect example. They …

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Be A Good Little Widow – theatre review

, now in its 44th season, opened its first play of 2014 with Bekah Brunstetter’s dark comedy/drama, “”. Set in a home suburban Connecticut home, the story centers around Melody, an attractive newlywed, who has married Craig, a hard driving and much traveled corporate lawyer. They met when Melody was in college, and both agreed before the wedding that they would move to New England where Craig had been offered a prestigious position. Melody is 26 years old and has finished three years of college but has never held a job, and at this point is rather aimless. She acts …

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