Tag Archives: Zachary Polendo

“SPRING AWAKENING” a Rock Musical at JU

A JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY/FLAGLER COLLEGE THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM This past weekend and members of collaborated to present a four-performance run during January 19 – 22 of “,” a rock musical by and . The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2006, won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical; a 2015 revival gathered three Tony nominations. The only previous showing in this area that we know about was six years ago as part of the . The musical is based on an 1891 play by German playwright , the story is that of …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along at ABET

ABET THEATRE REVIEW DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The opened the Florida premier of the musical “” on September 9, 2016. The production will be onstage through September 26. The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1981, is based on a 1934 play by and . It hasn’t been staged frequently, probably because it is so challenging for the actors, musicians, and directors. But as far as we know, director embraces challenging works, and this play was no exception. He was ably assisted by actor/director . The book is by , while the music and …

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the enchanting family musical “Children of Eden”

A JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the enchanting family musical “” on March 3, 2016, with additional performances scheduled through March 13 in the on the campus of JU on North University Boulevard. JU’s production is exuberant theatre that leaves the audience in high spirits; an entertaining piece that is both enlightening and uplifting. “Eden” has been around since 1990. The musical is more likely to be offered by school and community theatres, rather than by professional theatres, as a large cast is required. And while it lacks hit songs, the …

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JU’s fine voices showcased in “WEIRD ROMANCE”

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS presented the North Florida premier of the musical “Weird Romance” during a three-day run from November 6 – 8, 2015 at the on the school’s Arlington campus. “” certainly has an appropriate title and is described as two one-act musicals of speculative fiction. The music was written by Academy Award winning Alan Menken, composer of “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” The first act entitled “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” is about a company producing subliminal advertising. Isham (), the company president, persuades P. Burke (), …

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