Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Broadway celebrates Veterans Day

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will be presenting “Broadway Celebrates Veterans Day”, a virtual concert of Broadway performers celebrating our military veterans and those who have served - and are currently serving - in the Armed Forces. The concert began streaming on the Stage Aurora Theatrical Company's YouTube page Saturday, November 7 at 12 p.m. and will be available for viewing through Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Attendance is free with a suggested donation of $25. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Northeast Florida Women Veterans of Jacksonville and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org .

Broadway Celebrates Veteran's Day will feature many of your favorite Broadway performers, musicians, and crew singing and performing in this 'can't miss' virtual concert of heartfelt thanks and recognition to the hundreds of thousands who have served and continue to serve to keep this country safe. Hear favorite selections such as "The Impossible Dream," "Imagine," "America the Beautiful," "Boogie, Woogie, Bugle Boy," and much more.

The virtual concert will feature Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jekyll & Hyde), Darius de Haas (Broadway: Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921...), Jarrod Emick (Broadway: Ring of Fire, Damn Yankees), Darryl Reuben Hall (Broadway: Godspell, Cinderella), Janet Hubert (Broadway: Cats, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"), Tony award winner Cady Huffman (Broadway: The Will Rogers Folliies, The Producers), Renee Lawless (Broadway National: Wicked, "The Haves and The Have Nots"), N'Kenge (Broadway: Caroline or Change, Motown The Musical), Randy Redd (Broadway: Million Dollar Quartet, Parade), Cody Renard Richard (Broadway Stage Manager), Desmond Richardson (Broadway: Fosse, Chicago), Angela Robinson (Broadway: The Color Purple), "The Haves and The Have Nots"), Justin Matthew Sargent (Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), Tony award winner Ben Vereen (Broadway:Pippin), Bethaney Wellings-Davies (West End: Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera), NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway: Waitress, The Color Purple), and Vanessa Williams (Broadway: Into the Woods, Kiss of the Spider Woman). Artists subject to change.

"As Founder of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc., I'm incredibly grateful for this special opportunity to give back to those who've completely given of themselves in the armed forces through bravery and courage," states Darryl Reuben Hall. "My goal is to continue to produce 'theatre that enlightens'. Through the universal language of music and song, we all can celebrate in this moment of sheer entertainment, enlightenment, and joy. This is a musical celebration of thanks."

The event is stage managed by Roumel Reaux and directed by Darryl Reuben Hall. Consultants on the virtual concert are Tim and Pamela Kashani (Apples and Oranges Arts), and Tegan Summer.

Click On This Link To View on Wednesday, Veterans Day, November 11. Attendance Is Free. Suggested donation: $25 to assist the Northeast Florida Women Veterans of Jacksonville and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company those in the theater.

MOSH and VyStar host Military Appreciation

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH), in partnership with VyStar, today announced their plan to honor military families. In celebration of Veterans Day on November 11, all veterans, active duty service members and their families will receive free admission
to MOSH.

Earlier this year, MOSH announced VyStar as the first corporate donor for its capital campaign. In addition to a donation of $2.5 million, the agreement included sponsorship of a Military Appreciation Day — representing an extension of the credit union’s longstanding commitment to recognizing and honoring the service of our military communities.

Guests will enjoy full access to the Museum, including its newest exhibition, TOYTOPIA, a nostalgic walk down memory lane through toys. From Crayola® to Hasbro®, the exhibition includes toys across multiple generations. Boasting the world’s largest Etch A Sketch, a life-sized dollhouse and vintage arcade games, TOYTOPIA is fun for the whole family.

In addition, MOSH is hosting its newest signature exhibit, Faces to Remember, a moving photographic exhibit that tells the amazing story of perseverance and courage of eight Filipino World War II veterans through black-and-white portraits, taken by photographer Agnes Lopez, and video clips, produced by filmmaker Eric Torres. The exhibit is open now and runs through January 31, 2021.

“VyStar is grateful for all military members and the sacrifices they make every day for our country,” said Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union. “That is especially true on Veterans Day, when we stop to reflect and give thanks for their service and the difference it makes in our lives. We hope our military members and their families can come together to celebrate and enjoy the Museum of Science & History, one of the true landmarks in our community.”

“Northeast Florida’s history has been shaped by the military’s presence, and the many contributions that service members and their families make to our community,” said Bruce Fafard,CEO of the Museum of Science & History. “Our partnership with VyStar Credit Union is helping us honor them this Veterans Day, and we hope that their time within our museum will create special memories they can cherish forever.”

MOSH is committed to the safety of all guests during COVID-19. Masks are required for Museum entry for all visitors ages 6+, with single-use masks available for purchase for $1. Social distancing is encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the Museum. High traffic areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Timed ticketing is required to ensure capacity remains at safe levels throughout the day; tickets are available online below.

   The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
   1025 Museum Circle
   Jacksonville, FL 32207
   (904) 396-MOSH (6674)

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is FREE on Veterans Day

Today, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announced it will celebrate Veterans Day with free admission for all guests on Wednesday, November 11, presented by VyStar Credit Union.

The Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy full access to the Museum’s permanent collection, gardens and signature exhibition, Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment. The Cummer CafĂ© will be open through 3 p.m.

We are grateful to VyStar Credit Union for providing access to our community to experience all the benefits the Museum provides,” said Kerrie Slattery, Interim Director and Chief Advancement Officer of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. “We hope that our neighbors come take a moment, reflect on the sacrifices of our military community and express their appreciation for the service they provide.

“Since our founding in 1952 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, VyStar has shared a deep connection with our servicemen and servicewomen,”
said Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union. “We are honored to once again partner with the Cummer Museum to show our appreciation, and there is no better time to do so than Veterans Day. We hope these men and women and their families can come together to enjoy a wonderful day at a true local landmark and know that we are thankful for their service.”

To minimize touch points and monitor onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve tickets online in advance of their visit.

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