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Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material Grade: B Written and Directed by Ol Parker Based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson Do What Makes Your Soul Shine Ten years have passed since opened in theaters in July 2008.  The story, with hits from the popular super group ABBA and based on the smash-hit stage musical, was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical by the Golden Globes.  It went on the gross $615 million, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008. The beloved characters are back to …

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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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War Horse – theatre review

 offers a unique opportunity to experience a rare and unforgettable theatre production at the Times Union Center through February 23rd. Why is the Tony Award Winning “” so extraordinary that you probably will never see it done in even the most ambitious community theatres? The central characters are life-sized puppets, horses, made of metal, leather, and wood. Each is operated by 3 puppeteers from the  (a total of 13 of them) who, with the use of unseen levers and wires, create the movements of the horses, which include swishing tails, wiggling ears, trotting, and pawing the ground. The movements of …

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On Stage – the Artist Series

The  has been bringing the performing arts to the First Coast for quite a while. They started out with a mission of “making the arts more accessible to students,” but today they are doing that and much more. National and international acts can be found on their stages. From Broadway to dance, from world culture to opera, they’ve fed our appetite for great shows. The 2013-2014 season is their 48th. , Artist Series Executive Director says Jacksonville’s performing arts scene “is vibrant” and gives people of different ages and tastes “lots of entertainment options.” Downtown Jacksonville in particular, says Russos, …

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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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