Tag Archives: Tricia Williams

A Fairy-Tale Delight: Into the Woods at The Island Theater 

A Fairy-Tale Delight: Into the Woods at The Island Theater 

Fairy-tale lovers, delight! Into the Woods at The Island Theater in Fleming Island is the perfect family-friendly live theater experience to share with your children this Fall. Quirky, delightful, and entertaining from beginning to end, you’ll enjoy the show just as much as the kids as you revisit fairytale favorites with a fresh twist.   The woods are a pretty crowded place these days and everyone has their own competing interests and desires, each intertwined in a complicated plot line complete with fabulous musical numbers and choreography. Meet Cinderella, who desires a reprieve from domestic drudgery to attend the King’s Festival. …

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Phantom Tollbooth at The Island Theatre, Photo by Jennifer Melville, Fleming Island

Take a Journey of the Mind This Summer with The Phantom Tollbooth at The Island Theater

Fantasy and allegory unite in this classic children’s tale brimming with mysterious characters, smart puns, and delightful adventures.  The Phantom Tollbooth—a play by Susan Nanus based on the classic 1961 novel by Norton Juster—has long served as many young reader’s first foray into the world of science fiction and fantasy adventure. in enlivens the quirky tale for a new generation. Whether you’re a reminiscing reader sharing the story with your kids or grandkids or you’re entirely unfamiliar with the storyline but are looking for a family-friendly summer excursion, you’ll find a whole lot to love.   The story begins in the …

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Curtains, The Island Theater, Fleming Island

A Musical Murder Mystery with Plenty of Intrigue: The Island Theater’s “Curtains”

Jessica Crenshaw is terribly untalented. When the leading lady mysteriously dies during opening night of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West, the rest of the cast isn’t terribly upset…. Apart from the fact that a murder has occurred and they’re all suspects. It’s up to the Boston Police Department’s Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (played by ) to solve the crime. Believing the murderer is still in the building, he sequesters it and begins his investigation. Is the killer producer Carmen Bernstein (Laura Moussakhani) or her philandering husband, Sidney Bernstein (Mac McDonald)? Or perhaps one of the divorced songwriting team, Aaron Fox …

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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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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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“ANNIE” is Delightful at The Island Theater in Fleming Island

Directed by Tricia Williams, Choreographed by Javier Fernandez Annie was delightful. After a long week at the office, I enjoyed the entire production.  I think most everyone is familiar with the rags to riches story of orphan Annie, so I will concentrate my review on the actual play. The lights went down on cue at 7:30 p.m. and after a brief introduction by director Tricia Williams, the show began with a trumpet playing solo with more instruments chiming in to the music of Tomorrow.  It opens with most of the orphans sleeping in their beds and some trying to fall asleep. …

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Orange Park Community Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Loyal patrons of were surprised this season by a first for the theatre, which has a forty-eight year history: the staging of a play by the great Southern writer . “” opened March 25, 2017 and will run through April 9 at 2900 Moody Avenue. Call 904-276-2599 or visit opct.info for reservations. “Menagerie” is a memory play narrated by a man looking back on his young adulthood in St. Louis in the late 1930s. Times were tough as jobs were scarce. Unmarried women without relatives …

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Excellent Performances In “THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The classic “Philadelphia Story” opened April 10, 2015 on the OPCT stage and will run through April 26. Seventy-six years have passed since ’s “The Philadelphia Story” debuted on Broadway in 1939. The play was written for , who starred both in the play and in the film version, which was financed by . Both the play and the film were huge hits. The years have not diminished the grace, charm, and humor of this true classic. In case you have not caught the excellent movie version with Hepburn, , and , or “,” the …

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