Players by the Sea is thrilled to present “The Wiz”, a funky, gospel-inspired take on a timeless musical classic; will run from September 20th. through October 12th.
After months of rehearsals, the cast and
crew of 40 along with a live orchestra, is so excited to bring this show to the
community. The musical follows Dorothy
on her journey to the Emerald City as she meets Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. She discovers the true meaning of “home”
through her interactions with these characters, the witches, and The Wiz
himself. Don’t miss this urban
re-telling of a classic filled with skilled dancing, talented vocals and a
whole lot of energy and spirit.
Jereme Raickett, the Production Manager for Players by the Sea, is also the
Director for this musical. He’s also a
skilled performer who graduated from Douglas Anderson SOTA and has worked with
many theatre companies including the Alhambra Theatre & Dining; but, he’s
especially inclined to direct. “Jereme
has chosen a pool of talent that is diverse in our levels as well as
physicality and allows us to meet in the middle. I am experiencing a stretch and pull like
never before,” said Tota Li, who plays Glinda.
“If nothing more, come for the love of the stage and the thanks to the many
who gave tears, sweat, time, finances and abilities, to make this thing happen. Though the tale is classic, the touch on it
from this set of talent is fresh! The
reward is in itself,” said Li. Don’t
miss your chance to see “The Wiz”!
DATES: TIMES & TICKETS:
General Admission tickets are $28. Students,
seniors and military can get theirs for $25. The show runs this Friday (Sept. 20) and
Saturday (Sept. 21) at 8 pm. and each consecutive Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights for the following three weeks with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Thursday nights are Student Nights! Bring a valid student ID to the theatre and
get a half-price ticket for $14. Tickets
for opening weekend (Sept. 20th. – 22nd.) are Sold Out!
PBTS is taking reservations for their special VIP experience, available for
Friday and Saturday nights of The Wiz.
The $50 price includes: a reserved seat,
special pre-show access to a private bar with delicious soul-food appetizers
and dessert provided by Lyric Soul Café and cocktails by Manifest Distillery,
and a post-show meet & greet and photo opportunity with performers.
LOCATION: Players By The Sea Theatre
106 6th Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
ABOUT PLAYERS BY THE SEA— For over fifty years, Players by the Sea has brought quality creative
and classic theatre to the Jacksonville community. With a team of only three full time workers,
the theatre relies on volunteers to dedicate their time and talents to making
each show a success. Through the years,
Players has grown in its operations, incorporated educational programs, and
increased its membership and volunteer base. PBS has not lost site of the main ideal its
founders lived by — “the passion of individuals for creating
satisfying theatre experiences to share with audiences.”
Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will bring a night of hits to
northeast Florida with a concert featuring William Michael Morgan. Jackson’s Jacksonville concert will continue
his tradition of “keepin’-it-country” for people far and wide as he
brings nearly 30 years of hits to northeast Florida.
Alan Jackson has been celebrating and telling real-life stories in his music
since arriving on the scene in 1989. His
concerts are filled with three decades of hits that have gained him legions of
longtime fans – songs that draw added crowds as a younger generation discovers
his music. Jackson’s repertoire stands
the test of time; it has impacted a field of artists who cite him an
influence…and his music has earned him a place alongside music’s greatest
names, cementing his place in its history with membership in the Country Music
Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Fans will hear the songs they love from the
man who wrote and made them famous – his debut hit “Here in The Real World”
signature songs “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country” party
anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time” and many
Newcomer William Michael Morgan will be Jackson’s special guest. The chart-topping hit “I Met a Girl”
put the Mississippi native on the map, and his talent, music and voice are
keeping him there. A timeless sound and
honest lyrics landed him a major label record deal at 19, gave him that #1 gold
smash, and earned him a Top 5 debut album. A few years older – and hundreds of shows
wiser – William Michael’s music embodies the man he’s become: a hard worker and
big dreamer, single dad and hopeless romantic, pure country stalwart unafraid
to embrace the here and now.
ABOUT ALAN JACKSON:
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and recently inducted to the Songwriters
Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson’s membership among music’s all-time greats is
part of a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA
Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand
Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country
Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame,
and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist
of ASCAP’s first 100 years.
The man from rural Newnan, GA has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide,
ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles –
registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard
chart-toppers). He has earned more than
150 music industry awards – including 19 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16
Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and
Golden Note Awards.
Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in
music. He is in the elite company of
Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20
songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists
since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and
Metallica. He’s also the man behind one
of Nashville’s most-popular new tourist stops, AJ’s Good Time Bar, a
four-story honky-tonk in the heart of downtown featuring daily live music and a
rooftop view of Music City.
Alan Jackson 2019 tour
& William Michael Morgan
DATE: Saturday, September
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS and information are available at available at all
Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, the Tom Bush Family of
Dealerships Box Office at the VyStar Veterans Arena, or by visiting alanjackson.com/tour,
where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more.
LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will open its
run of Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. From 1965 to 1980, Simon's plays and musicals
racked up more than 9,000 Broadway performances, a record not even remotely
touched by any other playwright of the era - and set even before the opening of
his semi-autobiographical "Eugene Trilogy," of which Brighton
Beach Memoirs is the first installment. In 1966 alone, he had four Broadway shows
ABOUT THE SHOW: “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is the first in a trilogy of
semi-autobiographical plays that depict a portrait of the writer as a young
teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn
walk-up. These comedy-dramas - "Brighton
Beach Memoirs” (1983), "Biloxi Blues” (1985) and "Broadway
Bound” (1986) - were admired for the way they explored the tangle of love,
anger and desperation that bound together - and drove apart - a Jewish
working-class family, as viewed from the perspective of the youngest son, a
restless wisecracker with an eye on showbiz fame. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is
the narrator and central character.
Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of
his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his
worldly older brother Stanley. Throw
into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters
and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures
the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you
didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here.”
The production is being presented by Rosenblum's; an iconic men's clothing
retail store opened 126 years ago by the current owners' great grandfather. Said co-owner, Bob Rosenblum, “Our business
has supported the cultural arts in Jacksonville for as long as we can remember,
and we have wanted to partner with the Alhambra for a while. This show about a
Jewish family overcoming its trials and tribulations, and riding with them on
part of their journey, struck an obvious chord with us as the right show at the
right time.” Added Richard
Rosenblum, co-owner in the Rosenblum's, “Every family has a story to tell. Ours is not exactly this story, but the
underlying themes hold true regardless of where you come from - that family, as
irascible as they can sometimes be, is always the most important thing in life.”
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” had a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in
Los Angeles on December 10, 1982, and following an additional pre-Broadway
engagement at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, the play premiered on Broadway
at the Alvin Theatre on March 27, 1983 and transferred to the 46th Street
Theatre, where it closed on May 11, 1986 after 1,299 performances and 7
previews. Matthew Broderick won a Tony
Award for his performance in the play's first run.
ALL ABOUT THE MENU:
First Course (Choice of One) Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup, OR
Home Run Salad with chopped romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, boiled eggs,
green onions, green peppers, carrots, raisins, sliced almonds, Green Goddess
Second Course (Choice of One)Pierogi Shepherd’s Pie with
ground beef and mixed vegetables and rich gravy, fluffy potatoes and cheese
pierogies, OR Seafood Newburg with rice and asparagus, OR Chicken
& Waffles - with cardamom syrup and strawberry butter; *GF* Option: Baked
Chicken with natural au jus, potatoes, asparagus. OR Falafel with
chopped salad and pilaf.
Third Course (Choice of One) Lemon Chiffon Cake OR Boston
DATES: September 18, 2019 through October 13, 2019
SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday
through Friday start at 7:50 p.m. Doors
open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7:30 p.m. Saturday Matinees
begin at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.
and the brunch served until 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees are at 1:50 p.m.
Doors open at 12 p.m. and the meal is server until 1:50 p.m.
DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday September
20, 2019) attire is “Dressy/Formal/Black Tie”, or Under the Sea. All other shows could be “Business Casual”,
or “Sunday Best”. There is always
complimentary Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres served in the lobby before dinner,
on Gala evening and special pastries served after the show.
TICKETS: Prices range from $38 – $66. Ticket prices include: a plated three-course
meal that changes for each show, and is served directly to your table; a
Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking. Tickets may be purchases on line, or by calling (904) 641-1212.
**Prices do NOT include gratuity,
professional photos, or orders from the bar**
LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
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