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'Newsies' on a Mission: The Island Theater’s Take on a Broadway Classic Delights and Entertains Theatergoers of All Ages, Photos by Gabby Blasco

‘Newsies’ on a Mission: The Island Theater’s Take on a Broadway Classic Delights and Entertains Theatergoers of All Ages

With high-energy songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, an uplifting underdog story, and a rousing local cast,  is utterly delightful. Based on a 1992 Disney movie starring Christian Bale as well as the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies runs at The Island Theater from October 4-14th (Fri. & Sat. 7:30 PM; Sat. & Sun. 2 PM). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Admissions cost $15/ adult and $10/ student. Plan ahead, because shows are popular and sell out. If you’re not familiar with the plot, Newsies is the ultimate David and Goliath tale. Jack Kelly, …

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THEATRE REVIEW: Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) at The Island Theater

To be or not to be. Ah, that is the question. Having seen the first performance of The Island Theater’s rendition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), I highly recommend that you ‘be’ at the theater to enjoy it before it fades away into the annals of history. Directed by , whom I recall as the extremely talented actress who portrayed Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, the hilarious sharing of the works of Shakespeare by three of the most enthusiastic young men I’ve ever witnessed will forever be etched in my mind. Bobby Bickles, Vincent Bonilla, and Matt Felts …

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Pull in to the ‘Bus Stop’ at The Island Theater

By Madeline DeLorie Fleming Island’s The Island Theater opened Bus Stop by William Inge on August 10, 2018.  The production will run from August 10 through August 19 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Bus Stop by William Inge is a classic play known best by area audiences for the movie adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe.  The play itself was written and set in 1955.  The setting is not ignored by set designers Tricia Williams, Dave Baker and Whit Williams as they have created a working 1950’s diner mixed with rural touches of the Kansas Plains …

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Brings Laughs To The Island Theater

Directed by Tricia Williams Choreographed by Javier Fernandez Music Direction by Christine Phillips Monty Python’s Spamalot was entertaining and provided a lot of humorous moments intertwined with amazing choreography and musical numbers. I really enjoyed watching the actors as I tried to figure out the plot.  is loosely based on Camelot. I do not want to spoil it for others that have never watched it on screen before, but I will say it is a bit naughty with some interesting twists. The play was comprised of two Acts. Act I contained 15 songs and Act II 12 songs. I don’t …

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School of Rock The Musical at The Island Theater

Performances:  April 28th – May 6th, 2018 Directors:  Tricia Williams & Evan Bowen Who says that school can’t be fun?  Certainly not anyone who experiences the rockin’ good time delivered by the outstanding cast performing at this May.  The students of Horace Green are accustomed to rules, discipline, and the merit system.  Although all of these qualities are admirable, it takes a slacker with a passion for music to rock their worlds.  The production starts out with Dewey’s band ‘No Vacancy’ performing the song I’m Too Hot for You.  When the band members kick Dewey () out of his own …

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Enrich their Break: Jacksonville’s 2018 Summer Camps for Kids

Arts and culture are for everyone, including our young ones. Often camps are their first glimpses into their future careers, hobbies, interests, and lifelong friendships. Here we highlight a selection of summer camps sure to enrich the long days.    PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS June 3–10 PRELUDE CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP From beginners to master musicians, different tracks of small ensembles (usually 3–4 in an ensemble) are organized based on instrument mix, skills, performance experience, maturity, and other important small-ensemble considerations. Whether you have a pre-formed ensemble or want to be placed, there’s always a spot for you. Complementary small ensembles are …

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