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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Jacksonville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Jacksonville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Heads to Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Jacksonville

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Jacksonville premiere October 31-November 5 at the Times-Union Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
St. Augustine's A Classic Theatre Elects New Board of Directors President St. Augustine's A Classic Theatre Elects New Board of Directors President
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Jacksonville

A Classic Theatre announces the election of Kathryn Masters as the new President of its Board of Directors effective September 1, 2017.  (more...)
BWW Review: Uncomfortably Hilarious AVENUE Q Opens at Amelia Community Theater BWW Review: Uncomfortably Hilarious AVENUE Q Opens at Amelia Community Theater
by Heather Vollman on August 11, 2017 in Jacksonville

"What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?" is the strikingly articulate song that follows the opening number of AVENUE Q, which opened last night at Amelia Community Theatre. I uncomfortably shifted in my seat, as my B.A. is…also in English (insert face-plant emoji). AVENUE Q, winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), is a blunt, provocative, and at times hilarious, coming-of-age tale of how much it sucks to grow up and be an adult, told through the lens of jaded and satirical puppets and humans, who live in what is described as an "Outer-outer borough of New York City). Basically, it's X-rated Sesame Street. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with book by Jeff Whitty, this musical has received favorable acclaim nationally and internationally alike. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Jacksonville

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August.  (more...)
BWW Previews: THE CALL at The 5 & Dime BWW Previews: THE CALL at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman on August 09, 2017 in Jacksonville

THE CALL examines the racial barriers, cultural assumptions, and emotional complexities of growing a family through the scope of a white family who pursues the adoption of a child from Africa. With a growing reputation for producing shows that provoke contemplation and conversation, you don't want to miss this meaningful work. (more...)
Thrasher-Horne Center Rebrands with New Identity Thrasher-Horne Center Rebrands with New Identity
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Jacksonville

For the first time in 13 years, the Thrasher-Horne Center has officially revealed a new brand name, cornerstone, mission and vision, along with a complete redesign of its website, THcenter.org. The two theatres and conference center are now collectively known as the Thrasher-Horne Center with a new logo, color scheme, tagline and website to accentuate the updated mission. Additional elements of the new concepts will be revealed over the next year as part of an ongoing brand launch. (more...)
FSCJ Artist Series presents MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH AND I'M IN THERAPY FSCJ Artist Series presents MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH AND I'M IN THERAPY
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Jacksonville

???????Jacksonville will, for the first time, enjoy the hit comedy, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring the author and Broadway star of the show, Steve Solomon. This comedic hit comes to the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on October 14-15 for four performances only. The show has become one of the longest running one-man comedies in history, recently celebrating its four-thousandth performance. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Jacksonville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 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 NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Opens at Limelight Theatre THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Opens at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Jacksonville

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the final musical in Limelight Theatre's 25th season, on the Matuza Main Stage July 20-August 20. (more...)
Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Jacksonville

In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club.  Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/30/2017
by BWW on July 30, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/30/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
BWW Review: Players By The Sea's AMERICAN IDIOT  Is Needed and Important BWW Review: Players By The Sea's AMERICAN IDIOT Is Needed and Important
by Heather Vollman on July 28, 2017 in Jacksonville

Theatre inspires. Incorporated as a viral hashtag during the 2017 Tony season, complete with a Facebook frame that many in the theatre industry have made their permanent statement, the arts community has touted the power of theatre to inspire everyone, if we allow it. But what does it inspire? Theatre inspires change. Theatre inspires growth. Theatre inspires community. Theatre inspires conversation. The list goes on. When a community comes together to tell a story about the entangled lives of three young friends who choose three different paths through the lens of an iconic rock album, theatre inspires understanding. To understand, though, you have to see it. Forget whatever plans you have this weekend or next: if you seek to understand those around you, specifically a younger generation, you must, MUST, get tickets right now to AMERICAN IDIOT at Players By The Sea. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Jacksonville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Jacksonville (more...)
BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE
by Heather Vollman on July 22, 2017 in Jacksonville

For 12 years running, the FSCJ Artist series and the Wilson Center for the Arts has produced an Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience. This year brings WEST SIDE STORY, a mammothly essential piece of work to all musical theatre lovers. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, WEST SIDE STORY is often heralded as a top 5 work of theatre. The show runs through July 30th, and tickets are available here. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 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 Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Readers Theatre Series: BENT at The 5 & Dime BWW Review: Readers Theatre Series: BENT at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman on July 19, 2017 in Jacksonville

BENT doesn't request the audience's permission to turn your heart upside down. It forcefully attacks your places of comfort in exchange for a meaningful conversation, for provoking consideration, for basic human empathy. (more...)
10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season 10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Jacksonville

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company extends its footprint during its sixth season of performances and educational programming, appearing in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Vermont, as well as in its home state of New Jersey.  Artistic Director Randy James noted, "We are pleased to have had such a positive and wide-reaching response from our presenting partners across the county to our vision of exploring the artistry of the male dancer. With more than 23 works in our repertory including 14 commissioned works, we bring a wealth of ways to investigate and illuminate the male role in dance today and to display the tremendous versatility of our company members while inviting interesting conversations about gender roles."  (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in Jacksonville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)