Tag Archives: The 5 & Dime

DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at The 5 & Dime Theatre

The 5 & Dime, Jacksonville’s downtown theatre, has opened “How I Learned to Drive.” This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama written by Paula Vogel opened on August 10 and remains on stage through August 26, 2018. The theatre is located at 112 East Adams Street; additional information is available on the company’s Facebook page. For reservations, call (904) 637-5100 or visit www.The5andDime.org. “Drive” is a memory play; a dark coming-of-age story with mature themes mixed with humor at times. It’s a familiar story: these days, the news is filled with reports of powerful figures (almost all male) having used their positions …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: The Walls at 5 & Dime

The 5 & Dime, Jacksonville’s downtown theatre company, opened its first play of 2018 with “The Walls,” by Lisa Dillman. The production opened on February 16th and will remain on stage through March 4th. Playwright Dillman has written several plays; this is the first performed in Jacksonville. s staging is the second production of this play, which debuted in 2009 at Ms. Dillman’s homebase, the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago. The play’s title refers to the walls around people with mental illness; sometimes it’s possible to break down the walls, often it’s not. The play has two stories than run …

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"The Call" 5 & Dime Theatre Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Theatre

Waiting On “THE CALL” Jacksonville’s 5 & Dime Theatre

5 & DIME THEATRE COMPANY DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s 5 & Dime Theatre opened the Florida premiere of African-American playwright ’s thought provoking drama “The Call” on August 11, 2017. The production will be on stage at their downtown theater at 112 Adams Street through August 27th. For reservations and additional information, visit www.the5anddime.org. During this first season in their new home, has staged an impressive program of new works seen for the first time in this city. The schedule for the rest of the year with “Evil Dead, The Musical” (October 13-28) and “HIR” (December 1-17), promises more of …

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Fundraising through Song at The New 5 & Dime

  For the first time, is raising a curtain of its own. The five-year-old theatre company has just announced its new permanent home on East Adams Street in , adjacent to the former and locations. Of the theatre company’s new home, Managing Director says, “we are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “We are extremely excited to fill a void in the Urban Core being a live theatre utilizing local talent from around Jacksonville and surrounding areas.” “Five and a half years ago, …

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A Comedy Worth Thinking About “CLYBOURNE PARK”

This summer’s collaboration between , a Theatre Company and will be Bruce Norris’s thought-provoking comedy , a play about race, real-estate and relationships.  Named for the fictional white neighborhood introduced in Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play “A Raisin in the Sun,” Clybourne Park is a neighborhood twice transformed. Starting in 1959 we meet a Russ and Bev, a white middle-class couple packing for a move out of the neighborhood. Visits from their clergyman and their neighbors lead to a heated disagreement about the buyers for Russ and Bev’s home, a black family, and their worries about the impact on their property values. In …

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Theatre In Schools: Teaching performing arts

Priceless Success In his 30 years teaching Theatre at , has helped cultivate the next generation of talented actors, directors, set designers, playwrights and educators. But no student marked him as deeply as Melissa, a young girl he met during his college teaching internship. Labeled by the state as educationally handicapped, Melissa was able to attend one mainstream class outside of her special education curriculum. Grove wasn’t sure how she had ended up in drama. She was terrified by the notion of standing in front of the class, much less performing. One project involved the adaptation of traditional fairy tales …

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PBTS: “THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL”

  Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea opened  and’s “” on November 28, 2014. It will be on stage through December 13 at 106 6th Street North in Jacksonville Beach, Fl. For information or reservations, call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. Players staged the original Trailer Park musical in 2011 in their smaller theatre and it was a smash hit and was totally sold out. For the sequel, the larger main stage is used and ticket demand is once again high so act quickly and make reservations if you want to see this wacky alternative to the usual holiday fare. Three …

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The 5 & Dime Theatre troupe – “MATT & BEN”

 has been bringing nomadic theatre to unexpected places since the end of 2011. Their motto is “Making change in Jacksonville.” Part of that change is helping Downtown to thrive and contributing “toward the imminent renaissance of the Downtown area.” Their next show will be in new Urban Core venue  at 956 North Liberty Street, Jacksonville, February 28 and March 7 at 8 pm, and March 1 and March 8 at 8 pm and 10 pm. The show in question is  (Feb 28-Mar 7), a satire by  and . In this gender-bending play, two actresses play  and , during the time …

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