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A Delightful Production of "A Christmas Carol" at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set, Photos by Maya Adkins

A Delightful Production of “A Christmas Carol” at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL  ‘Tis the Christmas Season and no Christmas – past, present, or future – would be complete without the staging of “A Christmas Carol,” a touching morality story based on the novella by Victorian author Charles Dickens. Publication in 1843 brought him enduring fame, and audiences return to the story again and again, bringing new generations of children with them.  Players’ production, directed by , opened on December 6 and will remain on stage through December 22, 2019. The script is an adaptation by playwright , and is as delightful as Dickens’ original story. Perhaps …

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Sister Act at Theatre Jacksonville_ Sara Beth, Felecia Ewing and Susan Roche

A Gorgeous Set and Superb Entertainment in ‘Sister Act’ at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW is closing its 99th season with the musical comedy Sister Act, which opened on June 7, 2019. The story was first presented in a 1992 hit film starring Woopi Goldberg. Little Shop of Horrors composer put the romp to music; the setting was changed from Reno to Philly. In October 2006, it opened at the Pasadena Playhouse and grossed over one million dollars in less than two months. The Broadway production opened in April 2011, ran for over 560 performances, and received multiple Tony nominations.   Director and Choreographer brilliant casting brought twenty-one actors to …

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Calendar Girls: Six Women, A Nude Calendar and Many Shifts

Calendar Girls is a fun, warm, outrageous show, addressed the audience. The director of the play at Amelia Community Theatre (ACT), she indeed captured its essence. Written by and first staged in 2008 as an adaptation of the eponymous movie, this 14-scene half comedy, half drama unfurls a real-life story that is both serious and droll. A pastiche of the big and small, the fleeing and lasting events that bead life,  revolves around six middle-aged women of the Yorkshire county’s Women’s Institute (WI) who together tread marriage, femininity and sisterhood. These same women, once entangled in the predictability of their …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Where Music Found A Common Chord “MEMPHIS” – Players by the Sea Theatre Review

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Our friends at and the present “,” the dynamic 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical; the production opened July 22, 2016 and will remain on stage through August 13 at 106 6th Street North in , Florida. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for tickets. We recommend calling early, as ticket demand is high. With music and lyrics by ( keyboardist) and book and lyrics by (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), the musical is loosely based on a real personality. Memphis …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Sounds & Soul of Memphis at Players by the Sea

  In parts of Africa, the word Sankofa translates to proverb “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It also refers to the Adrinka symbol represented by a mythical bird with its head turned backwards, taking an egg off its back in the stylized shape of a heart. The Akan believe it is necessary to reflect on the past to ensure the strength of the future, that there must be movement and new learning as time passes.  As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten. is a journey in time, …

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“ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID” serves up a heaping platter of laughs

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a comedy about brides and bridesmaids with an outstanding all-female cast on November 6, 2015, which will run through November 22. Theatre goers are invited to experience the hilarious festivities through November 22 at 2032 San Marco Boulevard. For reservations and additional information, call the box office at 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. The play was written by the team of , , and , who wrote “The Dixie Swim Club,” which was such a big hit at Jacksonville’s and St. Augustine’s . This play has four scenes which span seven …

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