Thursday, July 19, 2018

‘Young Frankenstein’ comes to haunt the Wilson Center in JAX

FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 13th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.  This year, participants will perform Young Frankenstein” for six performances only!  Over
70 student performers and technicians have trained for this production

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy.  The comedy genius of Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

About the show: Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfathers. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abound.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Friday, July 20, 2018  7:30 p.m.
Sat., July 21
     7:30 p.m.
Sun., July 22      2 p.m.
Fri., July 27
     7:30 p.m.
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

TICKETS: $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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

So nice - we saw ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at the Alhambra twice

It’s an old car; no, it’s a boat; no, it’s a plane - it’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.  Chitty was so nice - we had to see it twice.  If you have guests visiting for this month, you may want to consider bringing them to see the theatre production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining.  This columnist returned to see the show along with her husband and visiting Granddaughter.  The music, dancing and characters are fabulous.  If you read the review from Gala Night, you’ll see that this review features some of the other fine actors and scenes that you will experience when you go to the Alhambra this month.

“Me Ol’ Bamboo”, sung by the Caractacus Potts (Shain Stroff) and the Ensemble is a very colorful number and the choreography from James Kinney* is spectacular.  “Chu-Chi Face” performed by Baron & Baroness Bomburst (Kurt McCall* & Lisa Valdini*) has a lot of finesse and flair as the actors sing and dance across the stage with gusto.  The entire show will keep you entertained as you experience actors moving up & down the steps and throughout the theater.  This is a “must see” for the entire family.  Tickets are still available.  Get yours today.
*Denotes Actors’ Equity Association

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June 13 — July 29, 2018

SUMMER SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is served until 7 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 and $35 for children under 15 years.  Family 4-Pack is only $149.  Ticket prices include: a plated dinner served to your table, an incredible show and prime parking.  Group sales of 20 + are available upon request.
    **Price does NOT include gratuity, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

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