Friday, December 30, 2016

'Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus' comes back to JAX

You asked for it and the show is coming back, by popular demand, to Jacksonville’s the Times Union Terry Theater for 4 shows from January 12-14, 2017.  “Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!” is the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Josh Hyman.  The show is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.  Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

“Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!” is more than just the book.  This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage.  Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of 50 million copies, been translated into 40 different languages and is one of the most recognizable titles in the world. Gray has written 17 books and become one of the most trusted relationship authors today, appearing on the national lecture circuit and on such TV shows as “Good Morning America,” “Oprah” and “Larry King Live.”

Producer, St. Louis based Emery Entertainment has produced or promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield and James Taylor.

The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation & video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!

Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017    8 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 13        8 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 14  (matinĂ©e)  4 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 14        8 p.m.

Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Terry Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: From $33.25 – $61.75 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, or by calling the box office (904) 442–BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 + by calling (904) 442–2947 or emailing Group Sales.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be in JAX for one show

"The Glenn Miller Orchestra" is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements.  They will be coming to the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus, for only one performance on Friday, January 12, 2017.  With its unique jazz sound, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

The present “Glenn Miller Orchestra” was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.  Nick Hilscher, the orchestra’s music director and vocalist, creates an atmosphere of richness as the band remains devoted to the Miller sound, interpreting such standards as “String of Pearls,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Little Brown Jug,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own.  It ought to have a personality” - Glenn Miller.  Miller played and recorded with the likes of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (who on several of their records, featured an up-and-coming singer by the name of Bing Crosby), Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and Coleman Hawkins.  In addition, during that time, Glenn cut 18 sides for Goodman, and also worked for radio studio conductors like Victor Young, Carl Fenton and Jacques Renard.  In 1934, Miller became the musical director of the Dorsey Band, and later went on to organize The Ray Noble Orchestra.  In April 1935, Glenn Miller recorded, for the first time, under his own name. Using six horns, a rhythm section and a string quartet, he recorded "Moonlight on the Ganges" and "A Blues Serenade" for Columbia.  But selling only a few hundred records, he continued his position with the Noble Orchestra.  A few years later, Glenn Miller stepped out to form his own band.  There were a few recordings, but it was not to be.  Broke, depressed and having no idea what he was going to do, he returned to New York City.

It is said that Miller could never remember precisely the moment he decided to emphasize his new reed section sound. But it was during this disheartening interim that he realized the unique sound — produced by the clarinet holding the melodic line while the tenor sax plays the same note, and supported harmonically by three other saxophones — just might be the individual and easily recognizable style that would set his band apart from all the rest.  For Glenn Miller’s full biography and for the current cast of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, visit their website.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
DATE: Fri., January 12, 2017
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

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

TICKETS: $42.50 plus applicable fees, and are available for purchase online or by calling (904) 442-2929 or at our box office from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Discounts for groups of 10+ are available by contacting or (904) 442-2947

First Alhambra After Dark 2017 show 'The Everly Brothers Experience'

The Alhambra After Dark is thrilled to kick off the 2017 Music Series with “The Bird Dogs”, one of the country's premiere tributes to the Everly Brothers.  The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful show, “The Everly Brothers Experience” to the Alhambra Theater and Dining stage for two exciting nights.

The Zmed Brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever-present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly.  When the guitar became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country and rock n' roll.  With countless hits, the Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinds, Buddy Holly and many more groups that utilized two-part harmony.  Their career spanned three decades and continues to influence artists around the world.

Join the Alhambra After Dark for an incredible evening of music and memories with songs you know such as: Cathy's Clown, All I Have to do is Dream, (Till) I Kissed You, Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and so many more.  And don’t forget to purchase your colorful “Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 50 Years of Memories” hardback coffee table book. It’s a wonderful addition to any home and is available for $39.99, when you attend this performance.

 Alhambra After Dark
 "The Everly Brothers Experience"
   presented by The Bird Dogs
January 16 (sold out) – January 17, 2017
Please note NEW Show Times: 7:50 p.m.  Doors open at 5:50 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. 
Dress: “Business Casual” or “Concert Best”
Tickets: Regular pricing for tickets is $64.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking.  Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.

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