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Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Comes to Thrasher-Horne Center Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Comes to Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Jacksonville

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, plays the Thrasher-Horne Center on June 20th, 2017 as a part of its final farewell tour. This performance will be the hugely successful musical's last Florida date, as well as the tenth to last engagement before the casts takes its final bows. After closing a 14-year run on Broadway in September 2015, this will be the American public's last chance to see this electrifying musical in its original tour. (more...)
BWW Feature: Douglas Anderson's SPRING MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE at the DuBow Theatre BWW Feature: Douglas Anderson's SPRING MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE at the DuBow Theatre
by Heather Vollman on May 22, 2017 in Jacksonville

With tear stained cheeks, the 2017 graduating Musical Theatre class at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts took their final bows in the DuBow Theatre last Thursday night at the Spring Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by David Loudermilk. In his first year at Douglas Anderson, Loudermilk directed a phenomenal performance of PARADE in the fall, which was met with high acclaim and appreciation, and set the tone for a diverse and compassionate season. (more...)
The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2017 in Jacksonville

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich  present TOPDOG / UNDERDOG by Suzan- Lori Parks, directed by Lee Hamby & Lindsay Curry  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
ROMANZA Announces June Gathering ROMANZA Announces June Gathering
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2017 in Jacksonville

Romanza St. Augustine's June Gathering will be held on Tuesday, June  13, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Jaybird's Restaurant, 2600 N. Ponce de Leon Ave., Uptown St. Augustine. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar offering selections from their full bar will be available. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Jacksonville

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture
by Stephanie Wild on May 17, 2017 in Jacksonville

Arts and culture funding has been taking big hits nationwide and it seems Florida is the next state to face these struggles. According to the Herald Tribune, the state budget was recently approved by Florida Legislature and now awaits response from Gov. Rick Scott. The budget allocates $29.8 million to four arts and cultural categories, down from $33 million last year. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Jacksonville

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
BWW Feature: SENIOR THEATRE SHOWCASE at Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts, with Interviews BWW Feature: SENIOR THEATRE SHOWCASE at Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts, with Interviews
by Heather Vollman on May 11, 2017 in Jacksonville

There was an energy buzzing throughout the black box theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts last Wednesday night. A thoroughly packed house, full of family, friends, and students awaited the final theatre projects of the graduating class of 2017. The evening was stuffed with two movement pieces, 12 monologues, five duet scenes, and four ensemble scenes, and I experienced so many emotions. (more...)
Dawn Wells Returns to the Alhambra This Spring Dawn Wells Returns to the Alhambra This Spring
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2017 in Jacksonville

When Dawn Wells last appeared at the Alhambra Theatre, ticket started at $7.50, the Alhambra Dinner Theater served a buffet and she was directed by George Ballis.  That was in 1974 and Ms. Wells played the lead in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.  On May 24, 2017, Ms. Wells will once again star at the Alhambra, this time in the Tod Booth-directed show, Steel Magnolias in what is now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, celebrating its 50th anniversary season and is the longest running professional dinner theater in America. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/07/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/07/2017
by BWW on May 07, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Jacksonville

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW on April 30, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman on April 27, 2017 in Jacksonville

THREE TALL WOMEN at Players by the Sea, A NEW BRAIN at The 5 and Dime, STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre Jax, MR. TOAD'S WILD EXPEDITION by Jason Woods, and DREAMGIRLS at the Alhambra! (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Jacksonville

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Jacksonville

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Jacksonville

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: The 5 & Dime's A NEW BRAIN Exudes Heart And Music BWW Review: The 5 & Dime's A NEW BRAIN Exudes Heart And Music
by Heather Vollman on April 25, 2017 in Jacksonville

Ron Shreve's vision for this show is stunningly complimented by Erin Barnes' musical direction. Intricately staged, every movement is purposeful to the story. The acoustics at The 5 and Dime are swell, and this cast of ten posesses a full, awe-inspiring sound. Rarely a missed note was uttered, and not once did I catch an early execution of a line. (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Jacksonville

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW Staff on April 24, 2017 in Jacksonville

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your Path BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your Path
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella on April 24, 2017 in Jacksonville

Hello, readers! It's been a long time since I've uploaded an article. My high school readers know that the January to April area is a particularly difficult one, especially with AP classes, senior events, and college decisions. I decided that this article should be an update on my past three months and a guide for future seniors who hit those college and future obstacles. (more...)
BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre Jacksonville BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman on April 23, 2017 in Jacksonville

If you are like me and were practically raised in Truvy's Beauty Parlor, when STEEL MAGNOLIAS hits the stage, you're in the front(ish) row, trying to get Shelby to drink her juice. If you're not like me, you might check it out because it has become a classic and you want to know why. Whichever your stance, you're in luck, because Theatre Jacksonville opened STEEL MAGNOLIAS Friday night, and it will play through May 7th. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
BWW Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Spends One Short Day at the Thrasher-Horne BWW Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Spends One Short Day at the Thrasher-Horne
by Heather Vollman on April 23, 2017 in Jacksonville

Brilliant costumes and catchy, well-written songs cannot salvage this provoking concept that ultimately misses the mark. This is not my story or your story, and no one in the room is encouraged to see themselves in Todrick's story (unless we are one of the ensemble dancers). Todrick knows that, acknowledges it in the pricey playbill, and his fans do not seem to mind one bit. (more...)