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The Sound of Music, FSCJ Artist Series, Jacksonville, Florida, The Mother Abbess 2. Photo by Jeremy Daniel and Matthew Murphy

The FSCJ Artist Series is Alive with the Sound of Music

When The Sound of Music debuted on Broadway in 1959, audiences fell in love with the von Trapp family and the chorus of children who sang their way into our hearts. For half a century, The Sound of Music has echoed through time as one of the most beloved musicals in history. The FSCJ Artist Series presents The Sound of Music October 31-November 5 at the . The production features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.   The cherished story …

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Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters

Lisa Rock is a living authority on The Carpenters. Performing with the show Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters, she knows the music inside and out and has performed the songs almost as much as the original band in its prime.  She bristles at the notion that she’s part of a tribute act. Rock isn’t playing the part of the late superstar, rather she’s honoring the contributions of a woman who was ahead of her time and left the party far too soon. Rock and her six-piece band perform the music of The Carpenters in the production Close …

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The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails Launches “Cocktail Artist Series” Program

Restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by The FSCJ Artist Series productions “Our goal is to encourage guests of our restaurant and The FSCJ Artist Series to think of Downtown as a cohesive destination for entertainment and dining.” The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, an award-winning restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville, today announced its new Cocktail Artist Series program. Through this program, the restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by select Broadway productions from The FSCJ Artist Series’ 2016-17 season. All Cocktail Artist Series drinks will be available during their corresponding show’s run dates. The Cocktail Artist Series for the current season includes: …

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Memphis: The Musical – theatre review

“” opened Tuesday night at the  in downtown Jacksonville and will continue through Sunday March 23. For tickets, call (904) 442-2929 or visit artistseriesjax.org.  is like a travel bureau for North Florida theatre-goers. Last month, we took a two-hour trip to England and France during the era of the First World War with “.” This week our trip is to Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950s, where thanks to great music and outstanding singing and dancing, we experience the birth of Rock and Roll. The plot is loosely based on the life and career of , who in the early 1950s …

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Bringing War Horse to Life on Stage

Relationships are often at the core of every great stage production, but few bonds are represented as artfully as the connection between a boy and his horse in the stage adaptation of . The story takes audiences from England to France during World War I to tell this extraordinary tale of valor, loyalty, and above all, friendship.  stars as Albert in the play based on Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed novel and adapted to the stage by Nick Stafford. As the war begins, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped away to France. What follows is Albert’s incredible …

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