For the first time Jacksonville will 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 only three
performances. The show has become one of
the longest running one-man comedies in history, recently celebrating its
four-thousandth performance and including new material.
Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” Steve brings to the stage dozens of wild
characters we can all relate to, using dialects, accents and even sound
effects. The audience follows along on this
wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, ex-wives, dogs,
cats, dieting, and dozens of other side-splitting situations.
Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” is described as
“One-part lasagna, one-part kreplach, and two parts Prozac,” but you don’t have
to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to
leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!
About the Author: Steve Solomon was a self-professed “class clown” who grew
up to become a physics teacher and an assistant superintendent of schools. Steve used humor, dialects, and sound effects
to inspire his students and tick off his fellow administrators. Eventually, however, Solomon felt the
irresistible urge to follow his heart and write comedy. He returned to his roots to write the
autobiographical one-man show: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m
in Therapy!” The show played for
two sold-out years in New York City and has toured internationally in more than
100 cities. It spun off three sequels, “My Mother’s
Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m STILL in Therapy!” and
Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays.” His four shows have had audiences in
three countries guffawing since 2003. Almost one million people have seen his shows.
He’s quite proud of his newest hit show:
Latkes & Guilt…the therapy continues!” All four of his shows are
“My Mother’s Italian...”
Oct. 14, 2017 2
& 8 p.m.
Oct. 15 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
Florida State College at JAX So.
11901 Beach Blvd.
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy! Start at $43.50
and are available at the
Artist Series Box Office between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (904) 632-5000,
and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org. Parking
is always free at the Wilson Center. Discounts
are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 632-5050.
Update: Garden Concert - The
Garden Concert has been moved to Riverside Arts Market, under the Fuller Warren
The newest exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Bijoux
Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris, will be on view October 13, 2017
through January 7, 2018, featuring more than 100 works of jewelry and drawings,
fashion prints, paintings, and photographs.
Exhibition produced by the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum,
Bijoux Parisiens explores the
intriguing intersection of French history, art, and fashion. Bringing together
dazzling works from the great jewelry houses of Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet,
Lalique, and Van Cleef & Arpels that call Paris home, this exhibition tells
the story of French jewelry from the 17th to the 20th century.
Holly Keris, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Curator at the Museum,
says, “The Cummer Museum is thrilled to share Bijoux Parisiens with the community. Jewelry – from design to
execution – is a creative art form with a unique history. The exhibition traces this rich history
through fine works of art, including design drawings, and stellar pieces of
jewelry, from before the time of Louis XIV (r. 1643–1715) through World War II.
It is going to be a showstopper!”
Bijoux Parisiens illustrates the
historic events and influences that shaped French art and helped establish the
great Parisian maisons that remain household names to this day. Bijoux Parisiens opens to members and
the community on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Events for Bijoux
Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from The Petit
Palais, Paris Ponce De León Society
Private Opening. Wed,
Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free for PDL
donors only | RSVP requested.
Parisiens: French Jewelry from The Petit Palais, Paris
Member Preview. Thurs, Oct. 12 from noon to
4 p.m. Free. No registration required.
Parisiens: French Jewelry from The Petit Palais, Paris Member
& Community Opening Party. Thurs., Oct. 12 from 6 to 8
p.m. Members Free, Non-Members $10. Registration required.
Concert: French Horn Collective. Fri., Nov. 3. Doors open at 6 p.m., Concert from 7 to 9
p.m. Members $20, Non-Members $25 and
Tables $400. Registration required.
Jewelry, Obsession, And How Desire Shapes The World” – An Evening With Aja
Raden. Thurs., Nov. 16 from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. Members $30, Non-Members
$40. Registration required.
Concert: Bijoux Parisiens With
the Les Amin Woodwind Quintet. Sun.,
Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. Free with admission. Registration required.
Making Workshop. Thurs., Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Members
$30, Non-Members $40. Registration
Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Hours of Operation &
This tune will be in your head for a while after you attend this hilarious
rendition of the hit TV series “The Addams Family”
(“They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious
and spooky, they're altogether ooky, The Addams Family.
Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'em, they really are a
scream, The Addams Family. Snap, Snap”),
at the Alhambra Theater and Dining. This
is another HIT for Producer/Director, Tod Booth*, who has put his little
additional twists on this presentation.
Kudos go out to Executive Chef, DeJuan Roy for his marvelously wicked dishes,
some of which you can see in the photos; Choreographer, James Kinney*, makes
his characters ‘come to life’ especially in the “Just Around the Corner” number; Costume Designer, Camala Pitts
& Dorinda Quiles help Morticia (Stacey
Harris*) with the conversion of her dress and also assists the Ancestors
with their deadly makeup and garbs; Set Designers, David Dionne & Ian Black
for their convertible indoor/outdoor swivel sets and minute Uncle Fester; and
from Musical Director, Cathy Murphy Giddens, who manages to make the harmony of
the Ancestors and lead actors, sound like a professional choir.
The stage is full of talented actors who sing, dance and run their lines as any
pro from the Broadway
musical. Wednesday (Kayla Tomas) shows her musical talents
in the song “Pulled”. She almost doesn’t even need a mike. A very authentic Lurch (Austin Palmer) is a man of few words except on “Not Today”; WOW! The Ensemble gives the audience a great ‘treat’
with the song “One Normal Night” as the
funny Uncle Fester (Shaun Rice*) mentions
the JAX ‘Jumbo Shrimp’ that brings the crowd to laughter and applause. “Thing” and “Cousin It” has a couple of small
parts in the show, even if they weren’t recognized in the program.
The Ancestors: Shain Stroff*, Jake
Delaney*, Alex Canty, Victoria Miller, Olivia Chernyshev, Samantha Gardner,
Jamil Abdur-Rahman and Emma Hunter
are the persons who steal “The Addams Family” show at the Alhambra Theatre and
Dining. Grab some tickets for you and
your ‘Gurlfriend’, ‘Mummy’ or ‘Vampa’ while seats are still available.
*denotes Actors’ Equity Association*
Pictured: Pumpkin Bisque, Autumn Greens, Pan-Seared Chicken Breast, Braised
Beef Short Ribs and Three Cheese Tortellini with Shrimp. You will be Grooling and Drooling for any of
these delicious meals.
“The Addams Family”
NOTE: This show contains strobe lights.
DATES: October 4 — November
SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:50
p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner
begins around 6 p.m. Saturday Matinees
begin at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 10:50
a.m. and the brunch begins at 11 a.m.
Sunday Matinees are at 1:50 p.m.
Doors open at 11:50 a.m. and the meal is server starting 12 p.m.
DRESS: Any other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.
TICKETS: Prices range from $35 – $62. Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served
to your table, an incredible show and prime parking. Group sales of 20 + are available upon
**Price does NOT include GRATUITY
or orders from the bar**
Theater & Dining
Jacksonville, Florida 32246