Friday, April 20, 2018

‘A Chorus Line’ comes back to Jacksonville

From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A Chorus Line,” is dancing into Jacksonville at the Times-Union Center on April 28, 2018 for one performance only!  If you missed it in March of 2013, you have another opportunity to see it again, or experience it for the first time.

Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for.  A Chorus Line brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz and is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.  The iconic score features such classics as "What I Did for Love," "One," "I Hope I Get It" and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.

Big League Productions’ A Chorus Line is directed and choreographed by the legendary Baayork Lee. A director, actress, author and choreographer, Lee played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production of A Chorus Line and has gone on to direct or choreograph more than 35 international productions of the show, including the most recent Broadway revival in 2006.  She was also the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her contributions to theater education programs around the world.

A Chorus Line is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Dan Sher, Big League is celebrating its 29th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world.

A Chorus Line
DATE: Sat, April 28, 2018
TIME: 8 p.m.

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

TICKETS: start at $38.50 for, plus applicable fees.  They may be purchased at the box office, and may be purchased online 24/7 at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Group orders may be placed by calling (904) 632-5050.

‘Jeff Dunham’ visits JAX Veterans Memorial Arena on his tour

Record-breaking global Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road, as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour through spring 2018.  You may remember that Jeff made a guest appearance on “America’s Got Talent” show in 2017.  He’ll be in JAX for one performance on Friday Apr. 27, 2018.

Dunham recently released his latest stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix in September 2017. The special, filmed in Dublin Ireland, features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster.

Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation.  With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world, leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC. His 2015 stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, debuted on NBC Primetime and ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4 in every key measure.

And finally, adding to an amazing list of recent accomplishments, Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy was recognized when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom.  Said Dunham recently,
“When I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 with a car full of clothes and a couple of dummies, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would be tripping over my own star on the Walk of Fame.  It’s truly fantastic and a great honor; I just hope it’s not in front of an adult store.  Okay, actually, that would be hilarious.”For 2018 Passively Aggressive tour stops: Click HERE

  Jeff Dunham
Passively Aggressive Tour

DATE: Fri. Apr. 27, 2018
TIME: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $48.50.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting

LOCATION: JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

‘Monster Jam® Triple Threat’ series tickets now on sale!

Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announce that tickets for the all new Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series are NOW on sale for the September 1, 2018 tour stop in Jacksonville, FL at the Veterans Memorial Arena.  The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family and is unlike anything ever seen at the stadium style events.

Monster Jam
® has been coming to Jacksonville and performing in the stadium for more than 20 years.  This all new Triple Threat Arena Tour will feature the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam. Jacksonville fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks closer to the action than ever before.  This upcoming tour will feature eight of the most talented athletes all competing in individual racing & skill competitions and overall event championship:

Grave Digger – Tyler Menninga
Max D – Colton Eichelberger
El Toro Loco – Kayla Blood
Scooby Doo – Myranda Cozad
Zombie – Bari Musawwir
Soldier Fortune Black Ops – Tony Ochs
Megalodon – TBA
Monster Mutt Rottweiler – TBA

“I’m extremely excited to be returning to Jacksonville in 2018 for the very first Monster Jam at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  The Jacksonville Monster Jam fans are some of the most passionate fans in the world!  I can’t wait to show them my progression since my rookie year performance at EverBank Field!  So get your seats and hold on tight, Jacksonville, because it’s about to get hot!”Tony Ochs, Driver, Soldier Fortune – Black Ops.  U.S. Army, Retired.

Show Times for Saturday September 1, 2018:
1 p.m. show (Pit Party from 10:30 a.m.– Noon) Pit Party to take place inside the venue on the arena floor
7 p.m. show
*Note: Trucks & Drivers are subject to change

Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.

Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track.  Following racing, just like the stadium show at EverBank Field, Monster Jam fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones. This tour features two female athletes among the eight total competitors.

Tickets are on sale NOW!!!  All tickets are reserved.  Monster Jam Pit Party passes are available for purchase in advance as well via the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office, or 800-745-3000, access to the Monster Jam Pit Party is only admissible with corresponding event ticket to the 1:00pm show.  For Group Sales information please call Feld Direct Group Sales at 866-248-8740 Option.

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