Saturday, October 6, 2018

Broadway in Orange Park Florida for 2019 and more

Thrasher-Horne Center is proud to announce the next season of Broadway Orange Park sponsored by Garber Automall.  This season includes four national tours filled with laughter, tears, and stories to warm your heart: Something Rotten! (Jan. 6), Legally Blonde (Mar. 5), The Sound of Music (Mar. 16), and Finding Neverland (Mar. 26).

Something Rotten! makes its Northeast Florida debut on Sunday, January 6 at 6 p.m.  Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play.  When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

Legally Blonde – the Musical takes the stage on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  Proving that you can be “legally blonde” and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances.  Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

The hills are alive with The Sound of Music as the national tour stops at Thrasher-Horne Center on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.  The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

Also making its Northeast Florida debut is Finding Neverland on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. This musical tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother.  Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.  With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
      283 College Drive
      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS: Subscriptions are available now for the upcoming season of Broadway Orange Park. Starting at only $149, subscribers can pick between three or four shows with the SWAP or DROP program and save up to $72 per subscription! Payment plans are also available.  More information is available at THcenter, or by calling the Box Office at (904) 276-6815 ext. 1.  Discounted tickets for groups of 12 or more are available for reservation.  Individual show tickets will be available starting this fall.

VENUE: The Thrasher-Horne Center is a 1,750-seat performing arts venue and 6,200 square foot conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Join the 2018 ‘Envirofest’ with the Cummer Museum

Join the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in partnership with the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, for the 5th annual “Envirofest” on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  This is a free family-friendly event that seeks to cultivate curiosity, respect, and understanding of the Jacksonville community’s shared natural environment, and the plant and animal wildlife in and around the city’s neighborhoods.

This event offers learning opportunities that encourage individuals to better understand sustainable practices and their importance in conserving natural resources.  Guests will enjoy live music from local musicians, interactive booths and projects from environmentally conscious vendors, eco-friendly hands-on art activities, and the opportunity to watch local artists in action as they create artwork.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Envirofest will be jam-packed with fun for kids of all ages!  Attendees can:
  Join Bailey’s Health & Fitness, with your own mat, for yoga from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  Join docents for Garden Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with information about restoration and support, as well as a 2 p.m. tour of the Permanent Collection
  Peruse the St. Johns River Water Management District table for an interactive educational opportunity
  Wander over to the Wings, Worms, and Wonders table and share in Kelly Johnson’s passion for combining art and nature
  Make an eco-friendly art project with
Jacksonville Science Festival
  Visit the Marine Mammal Wildlife Research table to learn about how the Manatee Critical Care Center at the Jacksonville Zoo cares for injured animals
  Stop by the Office of Blight Initiatives table for more information about joining the Blight Squad in their efforts to keep local neighborhoods clean
  Other vendors include Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, Ixia Florida Native Plant Society, and more

This free fun-filled day will surely be a unique educational experience that the entire family can enjoy.  See you this Saturday!

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

‘Maxwell’ in JAX for ‘50 Intimate Nights Live’ tour

A 50-date North American fall and winter tour kicked off this September and he’s making JAX one of his stops.  Maxwell has announced his “50 Intimate Nights Live” tour, a 50-date trek to many of North America's top theatres, including the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts | Moran Theatre.  Following on the heels of performances at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam and Afropunk Paris, the multi-GRAMMY-winning soul singer will debut new material during these intimate shows alongside his many critically acclaimed hits.

Last month, Maxwell debuted "We Never Saw It Coming," his reflective new song and his first piece of new music since 2016. The song's music video, 'The Glass House,' is a chilling music short-film starring Maxwell and activist/actress/model Yomi Abiola. The film was written and directed by Jay Z collaborators Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

Watch “The Glass House - We Never Saw It Coming”
HERE.  A 20th anniversary reissue of Maxwell's 1998 album 'Embrya' will also be released this fall.  More details to come.

Maxwell 50 Intimate Nights LIVE!

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
TIME: 8 p.m.
Take a look
to see if he will be coming to a venue near you.

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

TICKETS: are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the Times-Union Center, online of charge by phone (800) 745-3000.

‘TV’s Broadway Balances America’ previews upcoming School Of Rock

Broadway Across America’s Telly Award-winning collaboration with “The Balancing Act®,” the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime® Channel continues Season Five of the five-part series Broadway Balances America with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock.  This new episode debuted on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT and will re-air on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT.

School Of Rock, p
resented by Broadway Across America and the FSCJ Artist Series, comes to Jacksonville as part of the 2018-19 Broadway in Jacksonville Series.  Performances at the Times-Union Center April 16 – April 20, 2019.  Season and group tickets are currently available through their box office at (904)-632-5000, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online 24/7 by visiting  Single ticket sales will be available spring 2019.

Broadway Balances America gets an all-access look at life as a pint-sized musical prodigy in School Of Rock.  Meet talented rockers Ava Briglia, Layla Capers, and Montgomery Lamb as they welcome host Amber Milt into the band and share what it’s like to balance being in a Broadway show with being a kid.  Learn about the journey these young actors experience from their first audition with Casting Associate Claire Burke to first performance (and beyond) with Head Guardian Jill Valentine, who oversees the children backstage.  Watch this behind-the-scenes exclusive of the energetic young actors who act, sing, dance, and play their own instruments 8 times a week in this high-octane hit that’s coming to ROCK across the country!

2019 “School of Rock” performance schedule in JAX at the Times Union:
Tues., April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri., April 19 at 8 p.m.
Sat., April 20 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.