Come to the Thrasher-Horne Center and meet Jenna, a waitress and expert
pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts
desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness
Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When
a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone
new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize
it. Change is on the menu, as long as
Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
“Waitress” tells a story of redemption, recovery, forbidden love and a
reward for doing the right thing in the end. The house was packed on the third night of the
stage show in JAX. Young and mature were
in their seats as they enjoyed the scenery changes, vocals, and an evening of
Broadway in Florida. If you’ve never
seen the movie or the musical, you’re in for an eye-opening experience.
Situations happen to us every day and sometimes we’re left to “look for love in
all the wrong places”, yet, a moment of indiscretion, like that in “Waitress”,
led to a life of joy, and fulfillment in the end, as things are turned around
for the good. People may treat you
rotten, yet if you put your trust in God and believe that He is the master of
this universe, then things may change for the better.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious
hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy®
nominee Sara Bareilles (‟Brave” & "Love Song"), a book by
acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography
by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot),
recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony
Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and
is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. "It's an empowering musical of the
highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious
musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
DATE: Mon. February 10, 2020
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Prices range from $49-$109 with all fees included. They may
be purchased in person, online at THcenter,
or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing
arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State
St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is excited to announce that long-time
supporters J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver have made a $3 million gift
through the Weaver Family Foundation Fund to endow the J. Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver Chief Curator position, currently held by Holly Keris.
|Photo: Bob Self|
The Weavers’ decades of generosity to and leadership at the Cummer Museum began
in 1997 and has included important initiatives such as Weaver First Saturday
Free for All – free admission for all visitors the first Saturday of each
month. Their Weaver Family Foundation
Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida also has provided
long-term support for Art Connections, the Museum’s interactive learning center
for children and adolescents, as well as Cummer in the Classroom, a
comprehensive art education program for Title 1 elementary school children.
“The core of an art museum is its artistic program — it is this content that
engages diverse audiences, that provides the stimulus for educational
programming, and, at our institution, that connects gardens and galleries,”
said Pam D. Paul, chair of the Cummer Museum’s Board of Trustees. “The work of developing this program
belongs first and foremost to the Chief Curator, and Delores and Wayne’s
thoughtful gift guarantees quality in this role into the future — ensuring both
the Cummer Museum’s sustainability, as well as its continued relevance to
Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.”
Designed to highlight and celebrate the Cummer Museum's extensive holdings
of Eugène Louis Charvot, the largest collection of Charvot works in the
world, this exhibition will be a reflection of this accomplished
artist and prominent member of French society. Through an in-depth review
of his career as an artist, the exhibition will focus on Charvot’s breadth of
processes, productivity and inspiration in painting, etching, and drawing.
The exhibition will coincide with a new catalogue about the artist,
published by Holly Keris and the Cummer Museum and D. Giles Ltd. London
with guest curator, Susan Gallo.
Delores Barr Weaver noted, “Our gift is meant to ensure that the Cummer’s Chief
Curator continues to be a leading voice in our cultural community for
generations to come.” Because of their
inspiring generosity to provide access and meaningful connections with art and
nature, the Weavers encourage and advance Ninah Cummer’s vision for the Museum
as a 'center of beauty and culture for all of Jacksonville.’
Holly Keris, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator, have been with the
Cummer Museum for 17 years and has been instrumental in the Museum's impactful
exhibition season. They hope to see you
at the Museum soon to experience this season's exhibitions Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt and Eugène Louis Charvot opening February 11, 2020.
About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: For almost 60 years, the
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring
through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than
5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 140,000
annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally
recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. For
further information, including hours, visit their website.
Players By The Sea is only one month away from casting their next
musical, “Spring Awakening”. On February 8th and 9th, the theatre will
welcome local talent to audition for the award-winning musical that takes the
Mainstage from April 24 - May 16. Auditions will be held at Players by the Sea
Theatre at 106 6th Street North.
Director Bradley Akers, who was last seen at Players directing The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, shared his thoughts on how to have a
successful audition: “I WANT TO CAST YOU! So, be yourself. Be authentic. Be bold. Be brave.”
Auditions for Girls and Boys will take place on Saturday, February 8th. Registration will run from 11 - 11:55 a.m.
with auditions beginning promptly at 12 noon. Auditions for Adult Man and Adult Woman will
take place on Sunday, February 9th starting at 6 p.m. Registration will run from 5:30 - 5:55 p.m. Some actors from Saturday may be asked to read
with those auditioning for the adult roles.
Actors auditioning for Girls and Boys are asked to prepare 16 – 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style
of any of the music found in Spring Awakening. They should bring sheet music to the audition.
An accompanist will be provided. No acapella auditions or recorded
accompaniment will be permitted. They should dress for a dance audition and be
prepared for cold readings from the script.
Actors auditioning for Adult roles do not need to be prepared to sing or dance.
They will only be asked to read from the
script. All actors should also bring a
headshot, resume, and list of conflicts from February 8th through May 16. The rehearsal schedule will be created based
on cast-member conflicts. Due to mature
subject matter, only actors 16 and older will be considered for casting.
“The audition process is not only designed to align the casting dynamic of
the show, but it’s also a way for us to interview each other and make sure it’s
a right fit. I’m looking for honesty,
bravery, resilience, and safety in your choices (in your vocals, your movement,
and your interpretations),” said Akers.
Please visit playersbythesea.org/auditions
for more information about available roles.
About the Show –
The winner of eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), ‟Spring Awakening” explores the journey through adolescence with
poignancy and passion. It examines
morality and sexual politics while unapologetically plumbing the depths of the
hormonal teenage psyche in a way that feels both fresh and all too familiar. This landmark musical is an electrifying
fusion of sex, rock & roll, and 1890s Germany. For more information on how to buy tickets,
or call the Box Office at (904) 249-0289.
About Players by the Sea - For over fifty-three years, Players by the
Sea has brought quality creative and classic theatre to the Jacksonville
community. Players mission is to enrich the community through excellence
in theatre. The nonprofit community theatre welcomes all creative artists to
participate in making the magic of theatre come to life, whether on stage,
through advocacy or assisting backstage.
Noted as Jacksonville’s “Best Kept Secret”, Grumpy’s Restaurant recently earned six “Bold City
Best” awards, presented by The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com. The traditional full-service Americana
breakfast diner is a local favorite that brought home awards for their food,
work environment, and leadership.
Grumpy’s won the most awards for the night out of any other nominees, earning
“Best Restaurant Overall”, “Best Breakfast”, “Best Crab Cakes”, “Best Kept
Secret”, “Best Place to work (Medium, 25-99 employees)”, and President and CEO
Daniel DeLeon was presented with the “Mover & Shaker of the Year” award,
beating fellow nominee and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shahid Kahn.
“We were really honored to be nominated and selected for all of these
categories,” DeLeon said. “Jacksonville
holds such a special place in our heart and it’s very rewarding to hear that
the community feels the same way about us. We are more inspired and motivated than ever
to deliver the best experience to the people of Jacksonville and North East
Florida. We hope to continue to impact
the community and serve all: excellent home-style cooking, with sweet southern
hospitality at a working-class price.”
LOCATION: Grumpy’s Restaurant
834 Kingsley Ave.
Orange Park, FL 32073
Calling all bridal parties! Thrasher-Horne
Center presents the “Clay Bridal Spectacular.” This event features the very best of local
professionals in an intimate setting. Brides
and their party will have the opportunity for planning conversations in
preparation of their weddings, with a variety of vendors. Last year was such a success that the TH Center has done it
again and even bigger than before.
Wedding parties will also have the chance to register for vendor door prizes
and a two grand prizes: a complimentary wedding venue rental from
Thrasher-Horne Center and honeymoon accommodations of a 7 day/6 night Caribbean
hotel stay from “It’s Your Day Bridal & Formal Boutique”.
Vendors currently include: A
Unique Entertainment, Avondale Dance Directions, BC Entertainment, BPH Entertainment, Complete Weddings
and Events, Destination
Planning, DIRenee Creations, Dr. June Gentle, It’s Your Day Bridal & Formal Boutique, La Rosa Realty North Fl, LLC,
Lees Alterations, Make-Up by Adie, Inc, Mary Kay – Atkins Music by Vince, Oh Sweet Heavens
Decorating, Party Planning & Event Rentals, Orange Theory Fitness, Pinto Carriage Works,
LLC, Primerica, Professional Concessions, Inc., Rhonda’s
Bling Bash – Papparazzi Accessories, Rodan + Fields
Independant Consultant, Sarah Miller, S&S Menswear,
Studio, Thrasher-Horne Center, and Twins Luxury
Clay Bridal Spectacular
DATE: Sun. Feb. 9, 2020
TIME: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
TICKETS: Tickets are $5 in
advance or $10 at the door and are available HERE online, or at the Thrasher-Horne Box Office,
St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center
owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283
College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.
Slap-Stick comedy comes to Players By The Sea with its latest rendition of the Tony
Award winning Broadway hit, “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”. You still have an opportunity to experience
this fast-paced comedy. I wouldn’t wait
too long if I were you. This writer
almost didn’t get a seat during the second week, but we were able to acquire
one. Don’t procrastinate! Order your tickets today.
It’s not just a musical or a regular play, but AFTHOTWTTF reminds you more of
the antics from watching TV shows like: The 3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello, Laurel
& Hardy or Monty Python. This JAX
Beaches cast has resurrected this presentation through the costumes, vocals,
periodic set designs, choreography, and a fantastic six-piece band (Alexander
Hernandez, Woodwinds; Andrew Phoenix, Drums & Keyboard II; Carson Smisek,
Trumpet; Erin Barnes, Keyboard I; Kimberly Zielinski, Violin and Sean Tillis on
Hats off to the entire cast of this production including: Pseudolus – Al Emerick; Hero
– Billy Speed; Philia – Julie Harrington; Hysterium – Paepaeala
Pimienta; Senex – Allen LaMontagne; Domina – Amy Allen Farmer; Marcus
Lycus – Christopher Humphries; Miles Gloriosus – Jimmy Alexander; Erronius
– Jim Warren; Gymnasia – Chelsea Black; The Geminae – Shauna
Clark and Anna Fleece; Vibrata – Kimberly Cooper York; Tintinabula
– Amanda Jackson; Panacea – Charity Zappone & The Proteans –
Jake McGraw, Chinua Richardson, and Kris Stam.
We in the audience, expected Jim Warren to make it around the block “one
About the production: “A Funny Thing Happened
On the Way to the Forum” is a hilarious Tony-winning musical and a
non-stop laugh-fest.. The show takes us back to Ancient Rome for a unique and
unforgettable production. Pseudolus is
the laziest slave in Rome, and has one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the
day, he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the
house of Marcus Lycus, a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus concocts a deal in which he will be
freed if he can procure the girl for young Hero. Of course, it can't be that simple as
everything begins to go wrong. — John Vogel
Come early or stay
late and see the meaningful art work of 15 Arabic Women. The display will be in the lobby gallery from
Jan. 24th - Feb. 15, 2020. (See two selections in the photo above).
“A Funny Thing Happened
ººOn the Way to the Forum”
Thurs., Feb. 6 8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 7 8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 8 8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 9 2 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 13 8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 14 8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 15 8 p.m.
TICKETS: Tickets are on sale
now at playersbythesea.org
or by calling the Box Office at 904.249.0289. General admission is $28 per
ticket and Senior/Student/Military tickets are available for $25. Thursday
Nights are Student Nights at PBTS with $14 tickets for students with a valid
student I.D. at the door. Group rates are available
for parties larger than 15 people.
Players By The Sea Theatre
106 6th Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250