Thursday, August 5, 2021

Florida Theatre’s announces ‘Theatreworks’ 2021 – 2022 Season

Florida Theatre’s Theatreworks Program, which provides the best national and international touring children’s theatre to the school age children of the First Coast region, has announced the Theatreworks On Stage 2021 – 2022 season.

Schools can reserve their seats by filling out the reservation form online or by calling Theatreworks at (904) 353-3500.

Individuals can reserve online by visiting the event page for each individual show, or by calling the box office at (904) 355-2787. Please note; all tickets contain a $2.50 restoration fee, and online orders contain a $10.00 per ticket convenience fee. To avoid the convenience fee, call the Florida Theatre box office to purchase.

Theatreworks On Stage 2021 – 2022 Season:

Charlotte’s Web
SHOW DATE:  December 17, 2021
TIMES:              10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
GRADES:           Kindergarten through 5th grade
DURATION:      60 minutes
Communication and Language Arts, Literature based, Music, Relationships and Family, Friendship, Perseverance, Loyalty, Sacrifice.

SHOW:               Dogman: The Musical
SHOW DATE:   February 1, 2022
TIMES:               10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
GRADES:           1st grade through 5th grade
DURATION:       60 minutes
THEMES:  School, Family, Forgiveness, Teamwork, Science, Space, Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies.

SHOW:                I Have a Dream
SHOW DATE:    February 17, 2022
TIMES:                10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
GRADES:            3rd Grade and Up
DURATION:       60 minutes
THEMES:  Theatre, Music, English Language Arts, Communication, Biography, History, Multi-Cultural

SHOW:                The Peking Acrobats
SHOW DATE:    February 28, 2021
TIMES:               10:30 a.m.
GRADES:           All Ages

SHOW:               The Pout-Pout Fish
SHOW DATE:   April 19, 2022
TIMES:               10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
GRADES:           Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
DURATION:      60 minutes
THEMES:  Communication and Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Confidence, Adventure, Friendship, Teamwork.

SHOW:               Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
SHOW DATE:   May 2, 2022
TIMES:               10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
GRADES:           Kindergarten through 4th grade
DURATION:      60 minutes
THEMES:  Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies, Teamwork, Friendship, Science, Engineering, Architecture.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website,
About Florida Theatre: Located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the historic Florida Theatre first opened its doors in 1926, and is famous for a series of six Elvis Presley performances in 1956 covered by Life magazine. Restored and reopened in 1983 as a nonprofit performing arts center, today the Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the Top 10 most attended theatres in the US under 2,000 seats according to Pollstar, and the #1 most attended sports and entertainment venue in the State of Florida under 2,000 seats according to VenuesNow. The theatre is managed by The Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, and is an active promoter of its own programing. 175-200 music, dance, theatre, comedy and arts education performances take the Florida Theatre stage every year. In recent years the theatre has been seen on Showtime (Larry Wilmore), AXS TV (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Netflix (Katt Williams), and heard on NPR (Whad’ya Know?).

The Alhambra Dinner Theatre brings the Sound of Music to JAX

We all know the story, the songs and even the names of every character in this beloved Rogers & Hammerstein musical. The longest running dinner theater in the United States, The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will be opening “The Sound of Music” show on August 12, running through September 26. Fleet Landing is the sponsor for this family-oriented show, which is already almost sold out.

The Sound of Music story is based on Maria von Trapp's memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, published in 1949 to help promote her family's singing group following the death of her husband Georg in 1947 Hollywood producers expressed interest in purchasing the title only, but Maria refused, wanting her entire story to be told. In 1956, German producer Wolfgang Liebeneiner purchased the film rights for $9,000 (equivalent to $86,000 in 2020), hired George Hurdalek and Herbert Reinecker to write the screenplay, and Franz Grothe to supervise the soundtrack, which consisted of traditional Austrian folk songs. Z was released in West Germany on October 9, 1956 and became a major success.

In 1956, Paramount Pictures purchased the United States film rights, intending to produce an English-language version with Audrey Hepburn as Maria. The Sound of Music stage musical opened on November 16, 1959 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City and ran on Broadway for 1,443 performances, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In June 1960, Twentieth Century Fox purchased the film adaptation rights to the stage musical for $1.25 million (equivalent to $10,900,000 in 2020) against ten percent of the gross. The film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, was nominated for 10 Oscars and walked away with five, including Best Picture.

"This is the perfect time for The Sound of Music. It's show about love, about acceptance and about doing the right things. Mostly, though, it's great entertainment and we have a great cast to show it off. We're looking forward to the opening,” said Alhambra Managing Partner Craig Smith.

On the Menu: Executive Chef DeJuan Roy creates a new menu for every Alhambra show, usually borrowing influences from the script to shape his selections and recipes. Thanks to Chef Roy's culinary magic, the Alhambra is now known as much for its exceptional dining as for its theatrical productions. The menu for The Sound of Music features:

First Course: (Choice of One) Mixed Field Green with warm potato salad, OR Beer Cheese Soup.

Second Course:
(Choice of One) Pork Schnitzel wild mushroom gravy, roasted fingerling potatoes, braised red cabbage, OR Braised Lamb Shanks lamb jus, root vegetables *GF*, Shrimp and Leek Gratin with rice pilaf, roasted asparagus, OR Plant-based Sausage mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers, onions.

Third Course: (Choice of One) Apple Strudel, OR Chocolate Cake with apricot jam.

The Sound of Music
DATES: Aug.12 — Sept. 19, 2021
SHOW TIMES: 1:50 or 7:50 p.m. ARRIVAL TIMES: 12 or 6 p.m.
DRESS: “Business Casual”, or “Sunday Best”. COVID-19 Protocol is discussed HERE.

TICKETS: Prices range from $66 – $73 per person
. Ticket prices include: a three-course meal that changes for each show, 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, nor orders from the bar**

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

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. David Jeremiah to tour Tampa and JAX

Turning Point for God is pleased to announce the schedule for David Jeremiah’s 2021 Fall Tour. The website for An Evening with David Jeremiah has launched, and tickets are now available at

In his new tour, Dr. Jeremiah shares how in a world that is constantly changing, you can rest assured that that the news is always good for the people of God. “We need to take advantage of every opportunity to gather together and be encouraged by the Word of God.” This is the foundation of Dr. Jeremiah’s message throughout this tour. But he won’t stop there. He’ll dig deeper and ask attendees to do the same as he has an honest conversation about some critical issues facing our culture and asks the questions “What does all this mean?” and “Where do we go from here?”

Each event will include a night of dynamic worship led by The Voice contestant Michael Sanchez, life-changing teaching by renowned Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David Jeremiah, and the opportunity to secure exclusive resources and merchandise from the same team that created Agents of Apocalypse , OVERCOMER and Living in the Age of Signs.

“There is an urgency in our chaotic world today to find the peace that only Christ can give.” These special events are a great opportunity to share that message with those in your community and around the world.

Turning Point is also grateful for the partnership and support of local radio stations in Florida and looks forward to a successful tour season.

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Safety is our priority; the Gospel is our mission! For more information on attending An Evening with David Jeremiah, or other events involving Turning Point and Dr. Jeremiah, contact Turning Point at (619) 258-3600 or via email,

An Evening with David Jeremiah Tour:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tampa, Florida
Yuengling Center

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Jacksonville, Florida
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

About Turning Point: Turning Point Ministries was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. Almost four decades later, with a multimedia network featuring radio, television, online programming, magazines, and books, Turning Point reaches people around the globe with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Turning Point is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization wholly supported by its patrons and not underwritten by any church or organization.

MOSH celebrates 80 years with $8 admission

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is celebrating 80 years of curiosity on the First Coast with $8 admission on Sunday, August 8 (8/8), 2021. Join the celebration while walking through the newest exhibit, The Lost World of Dragons, enjoy the Florida Naturalist’s Center or walk through Jacksonville and Northeast Florida’s history in the Currents of Time exhibit, all for just $8. There are no discounts for daily programs.

DATE: Sunday, August 8, 2021

TIME: 125 p.m.

COST: $8 for all admission; Museum members and children under age 2 are admitted for free.

TICKETS: Advance ticket reservations are encouraged and may be purchased HERE!

SAFETY: The MOSH aims to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required for all patrons 2+. Single-use masks available for purchase for $1 at the front desk.

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

Monday, August 2, 2021

Safe Summer at the Cummer Museum and Gardens for August

Check out these thrilling events that only the Cummer could make happen during the pandemic. As the children get ready to return to school, don’t forget the safe haven of the Museum that awaits you this month.

NB: To help ensure our community’s safety, the Museum will admit a reduced number of visitors each day. Please note, walk-up capacity is limited, so it’s strongly recommended you reserve your tickets in advance. Masks are required inside the Museum, when not eating or drinking. In order to prioritize the health of our guests and our staff, and to minimize touch points and onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry. Timed tickets are available Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Reserve Your Admission Ticket Now!

Rebecca Louise Law in Conversation: Join artist Rebecca Louise Law and Holly Keris (the Cummer’s Chief Curator), as they discuss Law's inspiration, process and recent projects, including the site-specific installation for the Cummer Museum. Tuesday, August 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Members $10, Non-Members $15. In-person program at the Museum. Registration required | Space is limited.

Free Friday Nights: Now through Sept. 3, 2021 from 4 to 9 p.m. Come take a moment in the beautiful backyard (aka the Cummer Gardens), and enjoy live music, art experiences, lawn games and more. Visitors will be able to purchase food and beverages, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Pre-order a picnic from the Cummer CafĂ© and have dinner and dessert ready for pick up when you arrive. Click here to select your picnic date. Presented by PNC Bank. | Free | Registration recommended.

Events & Programs for August 2021:

Workshop: Make a Flower Crown:
August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $20, Non-Members $25. Registration required | Drop-in activity.

Meet the Artist: Cassidy Ramos: August 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Behind the Leaves: Sunset Garden Tour: August 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. A docent-led tour of the Cummer Gardens (yummy bubbles included!). Members $15, Non-Members $20. Registration required.

Workshop: BYOB, Build Your Own Bouquet: August 20 from5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $30, Non-Members $35. Registration required | Drop-in activity.

Workshop: Cocktail Creation: August 27 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Enjoy this brief course on cocktail making with edible flowers. Members $40, Non-Members $45. Registration required.

Lecture: Ashley Woodson Bailey: Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members $35, Non-Members $45. Registration required.

Education - Virtual Slow Art Talks: August 11, Finding Form August 25, Calculating Color
12 to 1 p.m. Take a fun and mindful break. Free | Registration required.

Friday Night Live Model: Portrait Drawing: August 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Members $60, Non-Members $75. Registration required.

Art Connection Activity Saturday: August 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for a fun activity. Free with Museum admission.

Studio on the Go: Drop-in Art Making Activity: August 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey. Free with Museum admission.

Make & Take Tuesday: Nature Watercolors: August 17. Explore The Journey as inspiration. Members $45, Non-Members $60. Registration required.

Drawing Workshop: with William McMahan: August 28 and 29 from Noon to 4 p.m. (each day). Focus on Hands and Feet. Members $125, Non-Members $155. Registration required.

Cummer Shop: Visit them at the Museum, or from the comfort of your home through their online shop.
Spotlight on Rebecca Louise Law with her book 
Life in Death. This breathtaking publication is the most comprehensive collection to date of Law’s work. It documents the evolution of her unique artistic practice, and explains why she chose to use preserved flowers as sculptural material. It offers a journey through Law’s earliest experiments to her best-known immersive installations.

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