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LOVE QUEST at THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

A Romantic Comedy is part of the Historic Theatre’s 100th Season A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes and Leisla Sansom Theatre Jacksonville opened “Love Quest,” the third show of its 100th Season, on February 21, and will remain through March 8, 2020. This contemporary romance, which brings new insights into today’s tactics for seeking a mate, was written by Mary Maguire and Steven McGraw; both were in the audience on opening night. Theatre Jacksonville is a city treasure founded in 1919. Afterward, Philanthropist Carl S. Swisher donated land and financing for the construction of the company’s historic San Marco …

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A New Story for our Local Stages: Shadowlands at Theatre Jacksonville

A New Story for our Local Stages: Shadowlands at Theatre Jacksonville

Shadowlands: A Dual Critics Review    opened the second play of its 100th season with Shadowlands by William Nicholson on January 10, 2019, which will remain on stage through January 26. This true story, new to our local stages, is both a romantic drama and an exploration of challenging theological issues.  The play opened in London in 1989, premiered on Broadway in 1990, and garnered a Tony nomination.  Shadowlands is set in the 1950’s in England, and begins with confirmed bachelor C. S. Lewis (known as “Jack”) carousing with his buddies, a scene meant to show his comfortable carefree life.  He …

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Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville, Photo by Maya Adkins

Something Rotten: Funniest Musical Ever Seen at Theatre Jacksonville

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Something Rotten at Theatre Jacksonville Theatre Jacksonville officially opened on November 1, 2019 with the North Florida premier of what you will find is the funniest musical ever seen on this historic stage, “Something Rotten.” At least that was our reaction which, judging from the laughter and thunderous applause we heard, was also shared by the full-house audience on opening night.  “Something Rotten” remains on stage through November 17th. The book is by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical officially opened on Broadway in April, …

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Sarah Boone, Exectutive Director at Theatre Jacksonville, A Centennial Anniversary: Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco Celebrates 100 Years , Theatre Jax Little Theatre Playhouse

A Centennial Anniversary: Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco Celebrates 100 Years

It’s been a big year at . There is electricity in the air that doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it only comes around every 100 years. The iconic cultural institution will mark its centennial anniversary in 2020 and the buzz leading up to this significant milestone is electric. “We’re very excited to actually get to the year. We’ve been talking about this for two or three years. We’ve put together a really great season and that was our first step. We’re also putting together an event in March to celebrate as well as launching our endowment campaign for the …

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Theatre Jacksonville Launches its 100th Season with "Twelve Angry Men", Photo by Maya Adkins

Theatre Jacksonville Launches its 100th Season with a Great Cast in “Twelve Angry Men”

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: TWELVE ANGRY MEN AT THEATRE JACKSONVILLE Theatre Jacksonville launched its 100th Season on September 13, 2019 with a winner when they chose Twelve Angry Men for their annual Classic in San Marco series. The production runs through September 29, 2019; the program provides extensive background information. is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard, in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. Note: Mark your calendar now: The 100th Season Celebration is scheduled for March 22, 2020. Details will be provided at a later date.  This courtroom drama by Reginald Rose began as a …

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David Paulk, Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville, Theatre Jacksonville 2019 Awards

Ninety Nine Years of Volunteers at Theatre Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE’S 99TH SEASON AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERS On Sunday August 19, 2019, held its annual celebration honoring volunteers from the 2018 – 2019 season. The celebration was held at the theatre, and combined a membership meeting with the annual awards ceremony.  President presided, beginning with a brief recap of the past season. He had good news to report. The theatre once again finished in the black. Local residents contributed a total of 17,000 volunteer hours during the season. The summer camp program for young theatre students was completely sold out; 200 kids participated. Additionally, RS&H, a national architecture, engineering, and consulting …

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Jason Woods Peter Pan, Theatre Jacksonville, Josh Taylor, Ron Shreve, Photo by Jonathan Scherf

Jason Woods’ Peter Pan Flies Back to Town to Theatre Jacksonville Stage

Peter Pan July 18-21 at Theatre Jacksonville  returns to Neverland once more with an encore performance of Peter Pan at . On the heels of its successful – and award-winning –three show run in February, Woods was inspired to make the journey one last time, this time for six additional performances. Woods’ staged reading of Peter Pan is presented July 18-21 at Theatre Jacksonville. The show was named Best Local Play at the 2019 Rainbow Awards. www.peterpanbyjasonwoods/eventbrite.com  “It’s fun for me. It’s engaging. Three years ago, it’s the show that got me into theatre so there’s a sacredness I think to …

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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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I Hate Hamlet, Theatre Jacksonville, Photo by Maya Adkins

‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Theatre Jacksonville: Two Hours of Fast-Paced Comedy

A DUAL CRITICS THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened I Hate Hamlet on April 19th, 2019. This classic comedy by Paul Rudnick runs through Sunday, May 6th. is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. I Hate Hamlet, which opened on Broadway in 1991, is a captivating comedy and a popular choice for community stages. The story provides a look at the struggles of contemporary thespians encountering the challenges of portraying Shakespeare’s revered works. TJ’s production has an outstanding cast of talented actors, which includes both veterans of Jacksonville …

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Old Love, Theatre Jacksonville, Michael Ray and Karen Garret_

Brilliant Leads in ‘Old Love’, a Classic Romantic Comedy on the Theatre Jacksonville Stage

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Theatre Jacksonville opened the North Florida debut of Old Love on March 1st, 2019. This romantic comedy runs through March 17th. The theatre is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. The play was written by Norm Foster, who has written over fifty plays since 1983 and is Canada’s most-produced playwright. He is a fine actor as well, and is the only nationally known playwright to have appeared on stage at . He wrote and played the lead to acclaim in On A First Name …

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