Through their leadership building a thriving theatre community, or by staging productions from the intimate to the grand, ensuring that the performing arts have a place to perform, Tom and Jean Rahner are synonymous with live theatre in St. Augustine, Florida.
The Rahners’ extraordinary contributions to performing arts in the city was recognized when the St. Augustine City Commission presented its highest award, the Order of La Florida, to the couple on Monday, September 9th at City Hall.
A Classic Theatre’s first production of the 2018-2019 season is the iconic “1984” adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century. The society portrayed was unbelievable. Yet, today it might not be impossible after all if we’re not vigilant and aware. The play is directed by Margaret Kaler.
Lincolnville Museum, St Augustine
Friday, October 26, 2018 — 7:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 — 7:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 — 2:00pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 — 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 — 2:00pm
For tickets & reservations, please call Jan at 904-501-9053.
First Coast Opera brings The Owl and the Pussycat to the Corazon Cinema & Cafe
After Felix Sherman, an aspiring author and bookshop clerk in New York City, reports to landlord Rapzinsky that neighbor Doris is a prostitute, the woman is evicted, immediately moves into his apartment in the middle of the night, and denounces Felix as a homosexual informant. Astonished, Felix allows her to stay. When his guest develops hiccups he attempts to cure her by ……..
The response was so good at our sold-out debut Sept. 29 at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe, that we are doing another performance here in Saint Augustine on Thursday, December 1st / 7:30pm at The Pioneer Barn.
“The Shooter” – Subtitle: Gun Violence in America. We believe one of our “national shames” is the ever-present recurrence of gun shootings where the innocent are wantonly or accidentally shot and killed.
In “The Shooter,” a TV impresario making a documentary with her husband “Bill”, who also portrays nine other people (Police, Lawyer, Doctor, parents, etc.) whose lives have been drastically effected by gun violence.
“Joan” wants to get rid of all guns and “Bill,” is a Second Amendment fan.
St. Augustine _ A Classic Theatre brought to the stage a new and different theatrical event, “Voices of the Dark and Classic”, for only three performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov 18 and 19 at 7:30 and Sunday Nov. 20 at 2:00pm at the Pioneer Barn Theater at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine.
You were able to have the rare opportunity to taste and savor the elegant language of world-renowned classic authors including Longfellow, Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Dante, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Robert W. Service. Their beautifully constructed passages transport you to the far reaches of the imagination…where dreams and fears reside. The audience was able to sit back and let their words evoke images of other times and other places…real and imagined.
From the Classic poetry of Edgar Allen Poe to the Gothic prose of Dante, you will be transported to the far reaches of the imagination…where dreams and fear reside! First Coast.TV had a chance to drop by rehearsal and speak with Anne Kraft before the first performance on Nov. 18th.
The St. Johns County Center for the Arts Theatre Department at St. Augustine High School will present the musical Urinetown, performed by more than 60 students. Jeff Dodd is director.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms. First oast.TV got a chance to speak to director Jeff Dodd and choreographer Kaila Schippani.
The musical is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards.
Performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the school auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine. Check our upcoming events on First Coast.TV website.
On September 29, Lee Weaver will be debuting a new play, “The Shooter – Gun Violence in America” at The Corazon Theater. The Corazon, formerly Potbelly’s, is a fine eatery and great place to take in any number of grand events and movies under the direction of its owner, Karla Wagner.
“The Shooter” brings Nanette to the mic again, this time as Joan Blake (Director) who with her husband Bill (Producer) is making a documentary for Public Television, in which nine persons relate how their lives have been dramatically changed because of the gun violence.
“The Shooter” – will address the issue of gun violence, our national nightmare and shame, in a very meaningful way. Thursday, Sept. 29 is the date. It will be for just one night! If it goes well, we’ll do it again.
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A Classic Theatre presents “Sweet Emmaline – the Musical Journey of Debbie McDade” from May 8th to the 12th. Sponsored by Romanza St. Augustine, the show tells the story of Debbie McDade, born Emmaline Maultsby, who journeyed from her home in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville to New York City — the city she dreamed of as a child listening to the weekly radio broadcasts from The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. There she found a career on the stage, performing and touring as a vocalist with the likes of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Count Basie. Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille became friends, with Satchmo giving her the stage name Debbie Moore. She recorded an album aptly titled “My Kind of Blues” which captured her sweet and sassy style along with her signature whistling skills. The production features many of Debbie’s own compositions along with musical standards of the American songbook.