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Jordan Higginbotham

Jordan Higginbotham

Jordan is a senior nutrition and dietetics student. Theater is her artistic escape from the world of science and dietetics. Jordan has enjoyed being the Jacksonville Regional Contributor for 2 years She loves the opporunity to see shows in Jacksonville, FL, but she will travel hours to go see a show. 




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BWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea PhotoBWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea
Posted: Jul. 17, 2021


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BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining PhotoBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
Posted: Feb. 27, 2021


BWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea PhotoBWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea
Posted: Jul. 17, 2021


BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre and Dining PhotoBWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre and Dining
Posted: Jun. 28, 2021


BWW Review: SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL at Players By The Sea
July 17, 2021

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!” Spongebob the Musical opened at Players by the Sea on Friday night, and the crowd went wild. The musical follows Spongebob and the citizens of Bikini Bottom as they prepare for a natural disaster that could wipe out their town. Spongebob and his friends must find a way to save the town the love so much and battle various obstacles along the way. Audiences will recognize many of their favorite characters from the past 22 years of the popular television show.

BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre and Dining
June 28, 2021

“It’s possible! Anything’s possible!” like being in a full house on opening night at Alhambra Theatre in Jacksonville after a year and a half of the pandemic! My heart was so full to see such happy faces in the theatre as we were entranced by the world that is Seussical the Musical. The fun filled musical is sure to be a hit for families of Jacksonville ready to exit their homes and get back to the wonderful world of music, dance, and theatre!

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
February 27, 2021

Well, after almost one year, the media is back to limited shows in Jacksonville, FL! The Alhambra Theatre and Dining has done all they could to keep the arts alive during this turbulent time. Round of applause to the wait staff, directors, producers, actors, and everyone involved. I am thrilled to be in a beautiful world that provides a distraction from the COVID-19 world. There truly is nothing like live theatre! Now, onto a review of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass of Menagerie.

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
February 28, 2020

How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying is at the Alhambra in Jacksonville, FL. The witty musical follows the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he works his way up in a company through distinct steps, such as staying late at the office to look like an ambitious employee. The show was incredibly entertaining for the audience, and a little relatable for anyone who has worked in a corporate office.

BWW Review: BANDSTAND at Times Union Performing Arts Center
February 19, 2020

a?oeRight This Waya?? to the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts to see Bandstand. Audiences were so moved by the musical on February 18. Bandstand follows the story of veterans' home from World War II as they try to qualify for a music competition. The group becomes the Donny Nova band and intends to win the competition and dedicate it to the veterans that defended the United States. It is very appropriate for the show to come to Jacksonville, FL as we have not one, but two naval bases. You could feel the theater become heavy with an array of emotions as audience members were transported to this time period and watched these characters portray very real post-war circumstances.

BWW Interview: Rob Clove of BANDSTAND at Times Union Performing Arts Center
February 11, 2020

So, I saw this show when it was premiered in movie theaters and it had an incredible impact on me. How has this show affected you?

BWW Review: RENT at Times Union Performing Arts Center
January 15, 2020

Everything is Rent at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, FL. Jonathan Larson's Rent takes place in New York City in the Late 80's to early 90's. The audience follows a group of characters as they discover how important it is to embrace each day they are given because they do not know when it will be their last. Through the entire production on January 14, I could hear fans of the production laugh, sniffle, and applaud as the beautiful story unfolded.

BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
January 11, 2020

The 2020 season is in full swing at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining in Jacksonville. Love Letters officially opened January 10. The play follows the story of two childhood friends who write each other letters for well over 40 years. The audience experiences children grow up from silly a?oeDo you like me? Yes or no?a?? to heartfelt a?oeI never realized how much I've always loved you until right now.a??

BWW Interview: SHAFIQ HICKS of RENT at Times Union Performing Arts Center
January 9, 2020

Interview with the actor playing Tom Collins (Shafiq Hicks). RENT will be in Jacksonville, FL beginning January 14.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
November 30, 2019

Elf the Musical is a?oeSparklejollytwinklejingley!a?? The musical, based on the 2003 movie Elf, returns to Alhambra Theatre and Dining. Not only is it back, it is sold out! Audiences have rushed to get tickets in order to follow Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his father, Walter Hobbs. Elf the Musical is incredibly entertaining, funny, and jolly!

BWW Review: WICKED at Times Union Performing Arts Center
November 22, 2019

Good News! Wicked is back in Jacksonville! The prequel to The Wizard of Oz tells the story of the witches of Oz before Dorothy showed up. Surprise, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West were friends! This was my fourth time seeing the spectacular show, and it is just as magical as the first time I saw it. During the entire performance, I had the biggest grin on my face out of sheer amazement and wonder.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Times Union Performing Arts Center
November 14, 2019

A Bronx Tale had a one-night performance in Jacksonville November 13 and audiences loved it! The musical, based on the 1993 movie of the same name, follows Calogero. Calorgero is 8 years old and sees, what can only be described as traumatic to an 8-year-old. After this traumatic experience a man named Sonny takes him under his wing and teaches him the ways of the neighborhood. A Bronx Tale is filled with wonderful music by Alan Menken, great talent, and an intriguing story.

BWW Interview: NICK FRADIANI of A BRONX TALE at Times Union Performing Arts Center
November 12, 2019

'It really has nothing to do with musical theater. I think just the nerves of getting out there in front of people and doing something that may be a little outside your wheelhouse gives you the confidence to do that. I took a lot of that in preparing for the role. I was much more nervous getting ready for the role. Once I was up there, I felt pretty good about it. I think it gave me the confidence to be on stage and deal with live crowds.'

BWW Review: JEKYLL AND HYDE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
October 27, 2019

Do you love musicals? Do you love true crime? Do you love insanity? Well, do I have the show for you! Jekyll and Hyde opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining and audiences were in awe. This is not a show where you will hear those laughing throughout the theatre, but more gasps of entertainment, horror, and applause for the talent. Jekyll and Hyde follows Dr. Henry, a doctor committed to his research. So much so that he becomes the subject of his own experiment. He is on a mission to eliminate evil from the world. As he concocts his a?oechemicalsa?? to eliminate evil, something goes terribly wrong. Dr Jekyll develops an evil and murderous personality named Edward Hyde, on the hunt for those who denied him the opportunity to conduct his experiment the proper way, i.e. not on himself. The show is astonishing and captivating and filled with immense talent!

BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
October 1, 2019

Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs began performances September 18, and audiences are thoroughly enjoying it! The play follows the Jerome/Morton family living in Brighton Beach in 1937. Our narrator is Eugene Jerome (Evan Gray), who addresses the audience to fill us in on gaps we may not know. We follow multiple stories within this family that are captivating and filled with humor and emotion.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
August 14, 2019

a?oeHoney, Honeya?? Mama Mia! Has begun performances at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining. The show composed of all ABBA music, follows Sophie Sheridan as she searches for her biological father. After stumbling upon her mother's diary, she discovers there are three possible men. Sophie comes up with the idea to invite all three to her wedding and there she will discover which one is her father. I, personally, was entranced by the music and could not believe how a story can revolve around the music rather than the music revolve around the story. The audience was thrilled to hear these classic songs come to life on stage!

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
June 17, 2019

Life truly is better "Under the Sea!" Disney's The Little Mermaid has begun performances at the Alhambra Theatre in Dining in Jacksonville. Audiences will be transported to the bottom of the ocean as they follow Ariel's story to becoming human, accompanied by twists, turns, and excitement. Audience members of all ages will be completely captivated by the performance.

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
May 17, 2019

Ain't Misbehavin' is 'Spreading Rhythm Around' Jacksonville. The Tony Award-Winning Musical honoring Fats Wallers' and the heyday of the Harlem jazz scene is currently showing at Alhambra. This musical stands out from many other because it does not have a plot to follow but is a combination of much of Wallers' music in one show. I personally did not know much of the music and the time period it was produced, and I believe it would have affected my experience greatly. If this is a time period and genre you are interested in, you will greatly enjoy the show!

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Times Union Performing Arts Center
May 16, 2019

Kinky Boots returned to Jacksonville for one night only, and audiences went crazy for it! It seemed half of Jacksonville showed up for the performance and were in love with the Tony-Award Winning musical. The show follows the story of a son who inherits a shoe factory and is not passionate about working in shoes. However, when a drag queen crosses his path, he has the idea to make a specific shoe product for drag queens. With music by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, all audiences are bound to be entertained.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts Center
April 18, 2019

Class is in session at the School of Rock and they're teaching Jacksonville all about rock-n-roll! The musical featuring music from Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on the 2003 movie School of Rock. The musical follows a man, Dewey Finn (Merritt David Janes), as he impersonates his best friend Ned Schneebly as a substitute teacher at Horace Green. When Dewey realizes he is in way over his head, he hears his students playing classical music. He decides he will teach them about rock-n-roll, and they will compete in 'The Battle of the Bands.' The musical displays amazing music, a great story, and life lessons for everyone to take away.



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