Tag Archives: Theatre Jacksonville

Year of the River: Reflections from St. Johns Riverkeeper

Failure to Act Now Is Not an Option BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Outreach Director It is easy to become single-focused when it comes to the issue that matters most to you. Depending on your background, you probably approach that “issue” differently than others. This is why having 50 different cultural institutions in northeast Florida all work towards the 2015 theme of has been eye opening and inspirational in ways that couldn’t have been predicted. Theatre, music, art exhibits, children’s curriculum, forums, boat tours and festivals have allowed this initiative to reach into every corner of the region, affecting …

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13 – A Musical New to Jacksonville

Stanton College Prep School Thespian Troupe 3929 Review presented the North Florida premiere of the musical “” during October 8 – 10, 2015, at the school’s Jacksonville campus on the Northside. The musical made its Broadway debut in 2008, where it featured a cast filled with teenagers and ran for 105 performances. In 2014, CBS films have announced they plan to produce a film version, but haven’t as yet released any status updates about the project. The book was written by and , with music and lyrics by noted composer , who is known to local audiences from productions of …

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Baited With Laughs “THE MOUSETRAP” at Theatre Jacksonville

  , , and are presenting the annual Classic in San Marco. This year’s production is the classic of all classics, Agatha Christie’s “,” which opened on September 18, 2015 and will be on stage in San Marco through October 4. The Mousetrap, which opened in 1952 when Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister and Harry Truman was our President, holds the record as the longest running play in theatre history. It opened in London at the Ambassadors Theatre, where it remained for 22 years, before moving to the St. Martin’s Theatre next door. It is now in its …

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ABET’S NEWEST MUSICAL- “WORKING”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened its 24th season Labor Day weekend with the musical “Working,“ which will be on stage through September 20, 2015 at the in Atlantic Beach. For more information, visit www.abettheatre.com. It’s finally happened!! A play has been written about YOU! That’s right, YOU, the one reading this review! “Wait a minute,” you protest, “what do you mean about me?” But the play is about you, as we are sure that you work or have worked for a living sometime in your life, and this musical is just about that – about workers and working. …

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Smooch the Pooch: Celebrating 35 Years of the Amazing (But Humble) Watch Hound

BY BRADLEY AKERS, Associate Director at Players by the Sea ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by plays. A man wearing glasses, a spotted dog suit, and a warm smile appears on the television screen to welcome people to his “weekly growl.” That man, dubbed the Amazing (but humble) , set out in 1980 to promote the exciting theatre here in Jacksonville to the community through public access television waves. Thirty-five years and thousands upon thousands of shows and reviews later, we celebrate the work of in harmonious howling. “Dick’s knowledge and love of theatre is simply unsurpassed,” says , longtime …

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ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER CITY – CAMP THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

’s 2015 Summer Camp staged its student production on August 12-13 at the in San Marco. It had been several years since we last saw one of these productions and this year’s river-themed special caught our eye. partnered with , a fellow member, for “Rollin’ On The River City.” This was a 90-minute revue with a strong emphasis on the spectacular St. Johns River, the dramatic defining feature of our city. The large cast of 95 students, ranging in age from 6 to 14, performed in red, yellow, green, and blue tee shirts with a “Rollin’ on the River” logo …

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A Standing O: THEATRE JACKSONVILLE 2015 AWARDS

Theatre Jacksonville held its annual membership meeting and volunteer awards ceremony on August 2, 2015 at 927 Forsyth in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Outgoing President , completing her second term, recapped the shows of the previous season and reported that it was both artistically and financially very successful. once again finished in the black. She was especially proud of the fourteen thousand volunteer hours donated by people in the community. She pointed out the financial support from a number of corporate sponsors that paved the way to a successful year, which included The Endowed Event Grant Fund, recently established by through …

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Year of the River: Voices of the River

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director for St. Johns Riverkeeper is an initiative by bringing together more than 50 institutions to raise awareness of the as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout Northeast Florida. @CulturalFusionJax #yotr Staying true to the purpose of Cultural Fusion,  is a first of its kind collaboration project. Program staff from the , the , the , News, , and combined forces to host this unique event. Voices of the River is an event that literally transports passengers via boat and bus through …

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“Hairspray” is loaded with great voices and zany characters

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW and present the blockbuster musical “” on stage at 2032 San Marco Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida during June 12-27, 2015. For reservations, call 904-396-4425 or visit theatrejax.com. The musical, which is based on a 1988 film, debuted on Broadway in August, 2002 and was a big hit from the beginning, with audiences at 99% capacity for the first year. The story is based on events related to Baltimore’s real life “Buddy Dean Show,” a popular televised teen dance show that was on the air from 1957 to 1964. The play received eight Tonys, and had a six-year …

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Art in the Park + MOSH + RAM

Hemming Park is exploding with art all over the park on Saturday, May 2, sponsored by . From 10 am to 3 pm, children and adults are invited to a free day of fun with the best of the city’s cultural organizations offering live performances, participatory events and even a water spirit emerging thanks to artist . Come along any way you wish – by bicycle, skyway, river taxi or walk the bridges. Just be there for a jammed pack day of exciting events over at , too, where the  at  or around the bend at  for more food, fun …

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