Thursday, August 16, 2018

Get the right seat at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts JAX

Great shows are coming to the Times Union Center, in JAX Florida, for your family’s entertainment. Get your tickets for the shows listed below and choose your seats at this upcoming event!  The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, will kick off the 2018-19 Broadway in Jacksonville season with its 20th Annual Open House at the Times-Union Center at 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

The Artist Series Kick Off event will be a perfect evening for families and theater lovers in Jacksonville.  Local food trucks will be onsite serving up delicious eats and treats.  Door prizes, a complimentary wine tasting, a cash bar, and live music from The Chris Thomas Band will round out the evening.  In addition, attendees will get an extra special sneak peek at the upcoming season with a special performance from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I.

The theater will also be open to the public to allow attendees to test drive seats available for subscription for the upcoming season.  The FSCJ Artist Series will have staff on hand to answer any questions about subscribing or the shows in the season.  Attendees will also be able to purchase any available seat for subscription during the event.

Current Broadway season subscribers will be able to pick up their season tickets, exchange their tickets, buy single tickets for family and friends, and “test drive” their seats during the event.

Complimentary parking for the first 100 attendees of the Broadway Season Kick Off will be provided by LAZ at the Enterprise Parking Garage. Attendees can park in the garage and stop by the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office to receive a parking ticket before leaving the Times-Union Center.

The FSCJ Artist Series’ 2018-19 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING & I (November 13-18), LES MISERABLES (January 22-27), WAITRESS (March 12-17) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK (April 16-20).

4-Show season subscriptions are on sale now starting at just $159.  Subscription prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week, and seating location.  By subscribing to the 2018-19 Season, subscribers will have the opportunity to renew their seats for the 2019-20 season next year, featuring HAMILTON. New subscribers can order a subscription at, by calling (904) 632-5000 or toll-free at 1-888-860-BWAY (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Season subscriber benefits include: savings off day-of-show pricing on individual tickets, premium seat locations, priority access to tickets for friends and family before the general public, discounted exchanges, access to other FSCJ Artist Series events, and lost ticket replacement.  VIP Seating is available to contributors to the FSCJ Artist Series at five levels: Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron, and Donor. Call (904) 632-5000 to learn more about the VIP Theater Club.

Performances for Broadway shows in the subscription package are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Please note, there is no Sunday evening performance for WAITRESS, and there are no Sunday performances for SCHOOL OF ROCK. All times are subject to change.  An American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf is available for the Sunday evening performance of each presentation.

Tickets to individual shows in the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2018-19 Broadway in Jacksonville season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, will go on sale this fall and winter, but season subscribers have access to tickets for any show in the series now before they go on sale to the public.  Attendees will also be able to purchase tickets to other FSCJ Artist Series events, including Broadway Specials, Concert and Variety, Dance, Opera, and Family shows at the Kick Off event.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

Cummer Museum welcomes Carlos Rolon’s Lost in Paradise

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens welcomes Lost in Paradise, an exhibition by artist Carlos Rolon and curated by Guest Curator Aaron Levi Garvey, to the Museum from November 3, 2018 to October 20, 2019.  The exhibition features sculptures that weave together nature and humankind found in both Florida and Puerto Rico.

The parallel histories of Florida and Puerto Rico have been hand in hand since the first landings of the same Spanish explorer:  Juan Ponce de León. De León, on a quest for gold in Puerto Rico and searching for the Fountain of Youth in Florida, had no idea that in a few hundred years his landings would have a direct impact on life as we know it.  The Jones Act of 1920, a Merchant Marine Act, entangled Florida and Puerto Rico further, allowing for nearly 90 percent of all goods that move to and from Puerto Rico to be passed through Jacksonville’s port.  More recently, the Jones Act has come back into headlines during relief efforts after hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall in Florida and Puerto Rico within a week of each other.

Rolón’s Lost in Paradise exhibition examines regrowth post industrialization and catastrophic events.  In the early 20th century and after the Great Depression, both Florida and Puerto Rico saw a rapid spike in industrialization, migrations, and tourism.  While there was a rise in these industries, the natural landscape took the brunt of the abuse.  The expansions of attractions and high-rise complexes deteriorated the beaches, drained wetlands, and cleared wooded areas, making both the island of Puerto Rico and the Florida peninsula more susceptible to flooding and coastline erosion.

In September 2017 two catastrophic hurricanes (Irma and Maria) made landfall in Florida and Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of devastation in their wakes, and linked Jacksonville and Puerto Rico together again in their relief efforts beyond the Jones Act. In Jacksonville, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens sits on the St. Johns River.  The Museum was not spared from hurricane Irma’s storm surge, and the Cummer Gardens were left heavily damaged.  Within the same week, Puerto Rico was hit head-on by hurricane Maria, leaving the entire island without power, supplies, or infrastructure.

Rolón’s new works draw inspirations from the architecture and natural landscapes that both Florida and Puerto Rico share.  In Lost in Paradise, Rolón seeks to bring attention to nature’s unbridled ability to change its own landscape, but also humankind’s ability to overcome catastrophe and rebuild stronger than ever. Rolon’s “losa isleño” (island tile) pieces break from the traditional repetitive decorative design, departing from the typical rug or carpet style layouts to create new sculptural paintings that reference homes in Puerto Rico. Looking to his mirrored mosaic floral works, the artist has created indestructible plant life in an effort to memorialize and create monuments to the native plants of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
  829 Riverside Avenue
  Jacksonville, Florida 32204
  (904) 356-6857
Hours of Operation & Admission

‘SYTYCD’ is scheduled for JAX in November

“So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018” will come to Jacksonville at the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  If you like the TV shows “World of Dance” and SYTYCD on Fox, then you need to get your tickets for the live presentation of the popular show.

“So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018” features the Top 10 contestants from Season 15 which include the following: Jensen Arnold, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Genessy Castillo, Evan DeBenedetto, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Magdalena Fialek, Darius Hickman, Chelsea Hough, Cole Mills, and Slavik Pustovoytov with more cast announcements to come.  Meet the Top Ten HERE.  Fans can witness the hottest show-stopping routines from Season 15 as well as original pieces choreographed specifically for “So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018”.

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 is directed by visionary director Raj Kapoor with dance routines overseen by Emmy® award winning star choreographer Mandy Moore. 
So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 is produced by Faculty Productions in association with Industrial Media.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

are on sale now for Florida Theatre Friends, e-club members can buy early with their code word on Thursday, August 16 at 10 a.m.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased by calling the box office at 904.355.2787(ARTS), or at, the official site for Florida Theatre event tickets.  Take a look HERE, at the calendar, for a show location near you.

LOCATION:Florida Theatre
      128 E. Forsyth St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355-2787 (ARTS)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Music, beer and BBQ at the Florida Theatre for a cause

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre will soon host its annual summer party, “Blues, Brews and BBQ”.   The annual event, presented by Publix Supermarket Charities, pairs some of Jacksonville’s favorite local craft beers with some of the city’s best locally- owned BBQ restaurants.  BBQ samples, sponsored by KPMG, will be located throughout the Theatre in both the main and mezzanine lobby areas. BBQ providers are Gilbert’s Social, Mojo Urban BBQ & Whiskey Kitchen No.4, Monroe’s Smokehouse, Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Atlantic Beach BBQ and BONO’s BBQ.

Throughout the evening, patrons can enjoy live continuous blues music by The Snacks Blues Band and Beale Street.  A robust silent auction, valued at more than $11,000, includes theme park tickets, hotel stays, dining packages and one-a-kind, signed Florida Theatre memorabilia.

“There is a natural alliance between the Florida Theatre, one of our city’s premier arts institutions, and the best crafts professionals working in our city’s culinary arts’ community,” said Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin. “For $50.00 you get all the local craft beer you can drink and all the local BBQ you can eat, plus four hours of continuous live Blues music by two of our city’s best Blues bands… and it all benefits the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre.”

Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer provided by Wicked Barley Brewery, Bold City Brewery, Veterans United Brewery, 7 Bridges Grille & Brewery, Intuition Ale Works, and River City Brewing Company.  Brown & Brown Insurance and CK Direct are this year’s brew sponsors.  New this year, Nothing Bundt Cakes, will provide sweet treats for patrons to enjoy.

DATE: Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018
TIME: 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: VIP tickets are $100.00, and include early access at 4:30pm to the Friends Lounge where ticketholders can sample unlimited BBQ and craft beer. VIP ticket holders can also enjoy a private cash bar and easy restroom access.  General admission tickets are $50.00 and include BBQ and craft beer sampling from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  All ticket sales benefit the nonprofit Florida Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at

Florida Theatre
128 E. Forsyth St.
 Jacksonville, FL 32202
 (904) 355-2787

Fall gallery features three artists in Orange Park, FL

Thrasher-Horne Center announces it’s 2018 Fall Gallery Exhibit with three artists:  Cuban Renaissance artist Ciro Quintana, natural and landscape acrylic artist Sophie Dentist and local versatile photographer John Woods.  Each artist will have work featured in the Lee Adams Florida Artist Gallery from August 1 through October 19.  The Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM and during select events.  Private sales appointments are also available upon request.

New this season is Thursdays @ Thrasher a free event offering a fun-filled evening of artistic exploration, including question and answer sessions with each of the gallery featured artists, multiple creative vendors in the lobby, food, music and giveaways. Held three times a year, the first event will be held Thursday, August 23 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.

Ciro Quintana has been a major figure in Cuban art over the last thirty years. His work is part of a legendary generation of artists that have emerged in Cuba during the early 1980s with the so-called Cuban Renaissance or New Cuban Art movement. Quintana is also founder of the Puré Group which revolutionized both Cuban Art and the most innovative art produced in Latin America during those years. His work depicts social facts and history through graphic novel, pulp art and scenes from old movies as paintings on canvas and in collages. His work is part of prestigious collections such as the National Museum of Fine art in Havana, Ludwig Forum for international Arts in Aachen, Germany, Peter Ludwig Collection in Cologne, Germany, the Museum of Leipzig, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Museum of Pori Taiden, and Finland.  Since 1993, Quintana resides in Miami, Florida.

Sophie Dare is a UGA trained artist, textile designer, and business development consultant.  Her varied background in the 90’s includes special needs parenting, homeschooling, while creating a business as a muralist in Ponte Vedra Beach – a prolific experience of capturing exotic gardens, foliage and wildlife aesthetics to transform a home with hand-painted art.  After a traumatic loss in 2002, of their oldest son (8), Joshua, her art was purposed in healing and she began to get invitations to speak, sharing her art, and message of comfort at over 20 women’s conferences.  She was featured in NE Florida galleries and Press from 2006-2010, with most of her works aligned with charitable causes.  After several years in and out of the corporate world, she began her at-home studio in 2015 and became licensed with Art Trends-Prestige, via the Furniture Market for many of her “Back Home” Farmhouse and Coastal works.  She now balances her time between working part-time with Mercy Support Services – a charity that focuses on displaced and homeless families, and challenging herself in the creative process with her Art Business.  Her current art focuses on the organic beauty of nature and slow life in the south.

John Woods is local a professional photographer and teacher.  In recent years, Woods has gone back to traditional film photography using large format cameras and developing prints in a darkroom.  His goal is to capture on film the simple things in life we take for granted so that others may enjoy. Wood’s passion for photography began at the age of 13 when he acquired a 35mm German camera. His love for photography has been lifelong and he has worked in multiple aspects of it including portraiture, wedding, commercial, events, and art. “I truly love being able to capture images of timeless beauty of a subject.”

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
      283 College Drive

             Orange Park, FL 32065

‘PAW Patrol Live!’ where X Barks the Spot in JAX

All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show, playing at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay.  When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on.  Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom.  The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” now in its third season. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage. The performance is interactive, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

PAW Patrol Live!
“The Great Pirate Adventure”

Sat., Aug. 11, 2018  
10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 12     10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

$22.58, $26.58 and $37.58. A limited number of $53.58 Gold Circle and $127.58 V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Ticket prices include a $2.58 facility fee. Additional fees and special offers may apply. Tickets are available at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at any of the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office.
*V.I.P. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

About the venues: SMG Jacksonville manage seven sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. Their beautiful venues include: TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida-Georgia, the TaxSlayer Bowl and Monster Jam.  Daily’s Place, a 5,500-seat amphitheater with concert programming year-round and an indoor practice facility for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, showplace of such entertainment greats as Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett and home to the Arena Bowl XXIV Champions Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville.

Sports Complex Parking and Traffic Alert for Games

On Thursday, August 9, 2018 high attendance is anticipated in and around the Downtown Sports Complex due to coinciding Jacksonville Jaguars and Jumbo Shrimp games.  Please plan routes accordingly and allow extra time for travel and parking, remembering work day traffic can contribute to additional delays. Specific shuttle and parking information is available below.

Please note that the Main Street and Acosta Bridges will have lane closures starting at 8 p.m. Thursday night, potentially causing egress delays.

New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pre-Season Game at 7 p.m. (
All gates open at 5 p.m.)
Mississippi Braves vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at 7:05 p.m. (
Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Anyone coming to the Sports Complex Thursday night is encouraged to use the JTA Gameday Xpress Shuttle, operating from two downtown locations and two suburban locations. Service begins two hours before kickoff and operates one hour after the game ends. The JTA also offers continuous shuttle service during the game to and from the Convention Center Lot only. Season pass and single game shuttle tickets are available now. For more information about riding JTA, please contact the JTA’s customer service line at (904) 630-3100, Florida Relay at 800-955-8771, or visit .

Jacksonville Jaguars
All regular game day lots are open and operational, except for the Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Lot.
Please ensure your hangtags are visible when entering the complex.
Jumbo Shrimp
The Jumbo Shrimp have communicated directly with any parking pass holders that are being relocated on Thursday night. Please ensure your passes are visible when entering the complex.
For the general public, cash sales parking is available throughout the complex at the Fairgrounds, Maxwell House, Historical Society, Tailgaters Parking, Arena and Sports Complex garages, and other open-air lots.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

‘Kiss Me-Kate’ has familiar cast

Photos Courtesy: Jamie Iames
The music of Cole Porter is a little bit too old and dated for this Bogger, yet Christopher Sanders* (Fred Graham & Petruchio) brought appreciation for the evening with his sultry baritone voice.  If you’re a regular attender of the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, you may remember him from famed shows such as: “Man of La Mancha,” “South Pacific,” & “Annie Get Your Gun.”  You might also have purchased one of his CD’s from a prior show.

Another actor who brought the musical Kiss Me, Kate to life was Darryl Reuben Hall* (Paul) who brought his high kicks, unmistakable singing (“Too Darn HOT”) and dancing flare to the stage.  You may also recall recently seeing Darryl in “Five Guys Named Moe,” & “The WIZ.”  

Two actors who added comedy to the performance were the First and Second Gangsters, Joshua McKinney and Joey Swift.  These guys were hilarious.
* Denotes Actors Equity Association Member

About My Menu Choices:
First Course Chilled cucumber bisque with shrimp & dill; Caprese salad with diced tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls, pesto, balsamic glaze.  Both ar very delicious and very appetizing.
Second Course: Southern Style Pepper Steak with rice, gravy, and vegetables. The steak was tender and only needed a little addition of condiments.  House made rolls with slightly salted butter is always a favorite.
Third Course: Key Lime Pie.

We will be looking forward to the fall showing ofDo Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?  Order your tickets today and we’ll see you on Gala Night .

Kiss Me, Kate
DATES: August 1 — September 9, 2018

SUMMER SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinees begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch served until 12:50 p.m.  Sunday Matinees are at 1:50 p.m.  Doors open at 12 p.m. and the meal is server until 1:30 p.m.

DRESS: “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $38 – $64.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, a Broadway-style performance and prime parking.  Group sales of 20 + are available upon request.
    **Price does NOT include gratuity, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

Friday, August 3, 2018

It’s Summertime at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens August 2018

If you want one more hurrah for some summer fun, it’s time to plan to take the family for a preview of learning at the Cummer Museum & Gardens.  It’s getting a little bit cooler and the gardens are inviting you to come enjoy the outside beauty and the inside glamor.

Florida Blue Free Tuesday - Each Tuesday Evening from 4 to 9 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue. Guests can enjoy free admission to the Galleries. Each Tuesday evening, the Cummer Café is open for Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Tapas Tuesday - Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café.  Reservations recommended!  Every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Cummer Café patio, take in the sunset while listening to local musicians with beer, wine, or artfully inspired tapas for sale at the Café. Reserve your table by calling 904.899.6022.

Weaver First Saturday Free for All -
Sat., Aug. 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  The first Saturday of each month at the Cummer Museum is FREE FOR ALL, thanks to the generous support of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. Guests can enjoy free admission, as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Cummer Gardens, live music, and a Docent-led tour at 2 p.m. For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch Museums On Us - Sun., Aug. 5th from Noon to 4 p.m. | Free to cardholders | No registration required.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers free admission on the first Sunday of the first full weekend of the month to all Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders through the Museums On Us program. Each cardholder receives one free general admission to the Museum. For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

Art For Tots: We Are All Aflutter! - Thurs, Aug. 16th. from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | $10 per pair.  Registration required.  Ages 24 to 36 months with accompanying adult.  This class is for children 24 to 36 months and an accompanying adult. This class will explore the creatures living in the gardens and will discuss how these creatures move, what they eat, and why the garden is their home. In the studio children will make their own works of art inspired by these creatures. Art for Tots is funded through the generosity of the Chartrand Family Foundation. Entry is through Art Connections. Class size is limited.  Art for Tots is funded through the generosity of the Chartrand Family Foundation.  Entry is through Art Connections. Class size is limited. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Art Adventures: Clay Hand-Building! -
Sat, Aug. 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15 | Registration required. Ages 6 through 12.  Join them on the third Saturday of each month for studio classes.  In this class students will explore works of sculpture in the Museum’s permanent collection and then return to the studio to experiment with various clay tools and hand-building techniques.  Open to children ages 6 through 12.  Class size is limited. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

ON THE FENCE: Mural Celebration - Wed., Aug 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  Join the museum for an exceptional evening to celebrate the completion of a new mural by local artists, Mark Ferreira of Centism Design, Dustin Harewood, and Shaun Thurston on the Cummer Museum campus.  Manny's Cuban Food Truck and GuanaBana Ice Pops & More will be selling delicious food and refreshing treats.  Local musicians will keep up the party mood with live music.  Finally, there will be an opportunity to learn firsthand from the artists about their inspiration and artwork! Please note, we are stepping outside of the box and stepping into our side parking lot in front of the mural for this event.  Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.  For further information, please call 904.899.6023.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   Hours of Operation & Admission

Saturday, July 28, 2018

‘Young Frankenstein’ has many exceptional local actors

The 13th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience of Young Frankenstein at the Wilson Center for the Arts was a pretty terrific show, and you have two more chances to see it.  Mel Brooks would be very proud of these young people.  Their acting is top notch, singing is pitch-perfect, musical accompaniment highlight the singing, and the show follows the original script with some minor adjustments.  This is the final weekend for this presentation and you would be amiss if you don’t catch it.

Most of these actors and actresses attend local schools in the Jacksonville area and you’ll probably see some of them in upcoming productions at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Broadway and other theatrical venues around the country.  The whole world can be their stage.

Some of the schools that are represented by these talented children are: Saint Johns Country Day, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Eagles View Academy, Oceanway School of Dance, Landrum Middle School, LaVilla School of the Arts, Bishop Kenny High, Ponte Vedra High, Sandalwood High, Duval Charter at Baymeadows, Stanton College Prep, Bolles, Providence School of JAX, Bartram Trail High, Duncan Fletcher High, St. Augustine High, Florida Virtual, Clay County High, Mandarin High and Florida State College.

Special recognition go out to Jeremy Ferri (Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein), Jasmine Hurt (Frau Bl
űcher), Igor (Brendan Murphy), Inga (Lana Davidenko), Elizabeth Benning (Isabella Williams), The Monster (Johnny Flannagan), Inspector Hans Kemp (Gannon Thomas), The Hermit (Jack Niemczyk), Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein (Aidan Jones) and Ziggy (Auggie Pulliam).  These talented individuals had many lines, and songs throughout the Two Act presentation.  Thanks and kudos go out to ALL those who made Young Frankenstein a huge success.

Young Frankenstein
Sat., July 28     7:30 p.m.
Sun., July 29     2 p.m.

: Wilson Center for the Arts:
        Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

$25 for Reserved Seating
$20 for seniors (60+), Military (with valid ID), and non-FSCJ students
$15 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID) Limit 2 discounted tickets per valid ID.
Call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646-2222.