Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 1/20/2018

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SYLVIA
Players by the Sea
1/11-1/27/2018
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog! Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester, tired of his job in finance, looking for meaning is his life. Sylvia is an exuberant and beautiful lab/poodle mix, astray in Central Park, looking for a new home. When they meet, it is love at first sight. But his wife Kate, a busy rising star in the public school system, is looking forward to some independence now that the couple no longer has children to care for, and is less than thrilled by the clever and coquettish canon who jumps, slobbers, and sits on her couch. A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older.?
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LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
Theatre Jacksonville
1/12-1/28/2018
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family: bachelor Adolph, his widowed sister, Beulah (Boo) Levy, and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba. Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas, home for dinner. Joe is Brooklyn born and bred, and furthermore is of Eastern European heritage—several social rungs below the Freitags, in Beulah's opinion. Lala, however, is charmed by Joe and she hints broadly about being taken to Ballyhoo, but he turns her down. This enrages Boo, and matters get worse when Joe falls for Lala's cousin, Reba's daughter, Sunny, home from Wellesley for Christmas vacation. Will Boo succeed in snaring Peachy Weil, a member of one of the finest Jewish families in the South? Will Sunny and Joe avoid the land mines of prejudice that stand in their way? Will Lala ever get to Ballyhoo? The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.
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OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
TheatreWorks
1/10-2/4/2018
Hershey Felder; music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; dir: Trevor Hay.Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts:
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Fool for Love in Broadway FOOL FOR LOVE
Limelight Theatre
1/18-2/11/2018
Fool for Love by Sam Shepard January 19-February 11, 2018 Preview: January 18 Terrific Tuesday: January 23 Student Night: January 27 Directed by Mike Beaman Reality and fantasy, past and present collide in this explosive and timeless masterwork by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard. **ADULT CONTENT TICKETS $26 for adults $24 for seniors $20 for military and students $10 student rush 30 minutes prior to showtime limelight-theatre.org 904-825-1164
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