Jordan Higginbotham

Jordan Higginbotham A nutrition and dietetics major working at a healthcare IT company. Theater is my escape from the science and technology world. I enjoy getting to shows when they come to Jacksonville, FL, but I will travel hours to go see a show.




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BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Alhambra Theatre And DiningBWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
Posted: Oct. 1, 2019


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BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Times Union Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Times Union Performing Arts Center
Posted: Jan. 23, 2019


BWW Review: THE KING AND I  at Times Union Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
Posted: Nov. 14, 2018


BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Players By The SeaBWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Players By The Sea
Posted: Feb. 3, 2019


BWW Review: MID-LIFE: THE CRISIS MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And DiningBWW Review: MID-LIFE: THE CRISIS MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
Posted: Feb. 25, 2019


BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts Center
Posted: Apr. 18, 2019


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.

BWW Interview: Layne Roate of SCHOOL OF ROCK at Times Union Performing Arts Center
April 8, 2019

School of Rock is heading to Jacksonville! The musical, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will begin on April 16. I had the opportunity to speak with Layne Roate who performs as Ned, the geeky roommate. He is very excited to be in Florida and sharing the musical with audiences in the Sunshine State!

BWW Review: BIG THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
April 3, 2019

Big the Musical has begun performances at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining. Audiences enjoy reliving the classic movie with a musical twist. The cast is greatly talented and seems to be enjoying themselves in this musical.

BWW Review: WORLD OF MUSICALS at Times Union Performing Arts Center
April 1, 2019

Broadway fans gathered at the Times Union on March 30th to see The World of Musicals. The show features Emily Huddleston, Fearghal Curtis, Hollie Jones, Matthew James Duff, Rebekah Shearer, Sandra Bendrik, Amber Sylvia Edwards, Ciaran Olohan, Haydn Cox, and Kevin C. Olohan. The cast is SUPREMELY talented and an absolute joy to watch.

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Times Union Performing Arts Center
March 13, 2019

"Sugar. Butter. Flour" Waitress! Waitress has arrived at the Times Union and is blowing audiences away. The musical, based on Adrienne Shelley's movie of the same name, follows Jenna, a waitress at a small diner who is stuck in a loveless marriage. Jenna finds herself pregnant and is convinced it is time to chase her own dreams and build a better life for her and her unborn child. First, she must save enough money waitressing at the diner. Jenna meets her doctor, Dr. Pomatter, and things become very complicated. Waitress is filled with laughter, emotion, heartbreak, and pies!

BWW Review: OLIVER! at The Island Theatre
March 13, 2019

Oliver! is performing now through March 17 at The Island Theatre in Fleming Island. The musical portrays the story written by Charles Dickens. The audience follows an orphan boy, Oliver Twist, in London who is bounced from orphanages to thieves, to relatives he did not know existed. Oliver gets into trouble here and there just trying to survive the streets of London. The musical was greatly entertaining, and the cast is quite talented.

BWW Review: MID-LIFE: THE CRISIS MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
February 25, 2019

"Welcome to Mid-Life!" Mid-Life!: The Crisis Musical has opened at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining and has audiences crying laughing. The musical has three men and three women playing various characters dealing with variety of mid-life situations, such as menopause, side effects from various medications, forgetfulness, and so much more. The six-membered cast is hilarious, entertaining, and oh so talented!

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Times Union Performing Arts Center
February 12, 2019

Monty Python fans gathered in Jacksonville Monday night for Monty Python's Spamalot. Laughter erupted through the Moran Theatre at The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts as fans watched their favorite characters performing their favorite lines and jokes based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The show follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table on their voyage to find the Holy Grail. Accompanied by a great and comedic score, the show was greatly entertaining to all audience members, even those who were not familiar with Monty Python. It was a smash!

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Players By The Sea
February 3, 2019

Players By the Sea presents The Bridges of Madison County. The story of an immigrant Italian woman, Francesca, who moves to Iowa and becomes a typical farm wife. Her world is turned upside down when a National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, comes to her door to ask for directions. The topsy-turvy tale of romance, family, and heartache is an incredibly entertaining piece.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Times Union Performing Arts Center
January 23, 2019

The Les Miserables National Tour has made its stop in Jacksonville and has audiences cheering. Les Miz, as it is known to many theatre goers, is based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name.  The story is set in France between 1815 and 1832, features iconic characters such as Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Eponine, Cosette, and so many more. Audiences are able to follow their stories through a show that is sung COMPLETELY through and feel all the emotions, triumphs, and excitement that is in front of them. I cannot say enough good things about Les Miserables, but let's try!

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
January 12, 2019

Jacksonville, "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord"! Godspell opened at the Alhambra January 11 and is entertaining audiences. The musical follows the parables Jesus Christ told, presented by many different characters in present day terms, accompanied by a wonderful score written by Stephen Schwartz.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES: TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Times Union Performing Arts Center
January 11, 2019

Jacksonville was blown away by the Tenth Anniversary Tour of Rock of Ages. The musical that tells the story of a bunch of dreamers on the Sunset strip, that are trying to make it big in the rock-n-roll world. Following the adventures of love, heartbreak, defeat, stardom, and the fight to keep rock-n-roll alive as a father-son team wants to destroy the Boulevard and turn it into multiple shopping centers. The musical showcases hit songs from the late 80's such as "Don't Stop Believin'", "Here I Go Again", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", and so many more! Rock of Ages captivated every single audience member and connected us all through iconic songs and entertaining stories!

BWW Feature: 9 Shows To Look Forward to in 2019 in Jacksonville, FL
January 9, 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a great year for theatre goers in Jacksonville! Here is a list of nine shows we are looking forward to this year.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
November 26, 2018

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Alhambra Theatre and Dining's Christmas program, Elf the Musical, has arrived and is entertaining audiences of all ages! The musical based on the movie Elf, tells the story of how Buddy the Elf finds out he is actually a human and his journey to New York City to meet his father. Buddy runs into all sorts of obstacles and situations that is sure to keep audiences laughing. The show is sure to put all audiences in the Christmas spirit!

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
November 14, 2018

The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I has arrived for the FSCJ Artist Series 2018-2019 season. Audience members will hear the classic songs, observe beautiful choreography, and laugh at the great wit of the cast members. The King and I first produced in 1951 has many themes and conflicts that still ring true today. The cast presents these beautifully for audience members to really grab a hold of. Audience members of all ages will be entertained and moved by the performance.



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