St Augustine Ballet’s “Alice in Wonderland” Captivates the Imagination

On May 13th and 14th, Saint Augustine Ballet’s newest original production, Alice in Wonderland, came to the Lewis Auditorium. Artistic Director Luis Abella explained, “Children have always related to Alice – her curiosity and her bravery in the face of a bewildering new world. For this show, we have brought together an exciting mix of contemporary dance styles and eclectic music that will appeal to adults just as much as children.”

Artistic Director Luis Abella

Choreography by Emily Masson. A musical score sourced from all over the globe – from classical and romantic, to American jazz, steam punk, North African percussion, and exotic middle-eastern strains, the music had something for everyone.

Tap dance and choreographer, Jenne Vermes

Costumes by Parisian-native, Virginie Lorang-Woodward.

Head of scenic and lighting design, Robert O’Leary

St Augustine Romanza Festivale Days 11, 12, 13 & 14

The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 5 to 14, 2017, the nation’s oldest city is jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more. The Romanza Festivale includes more than 60 events and exhibits (many of them free) that showcase St. Augustine’s historical and cultural heritage. First Coast.TV went out into the city to film some of the highlights of May 11, 12,13 & 14.

St Augustine Orchestra Performs at Lightner

St Augustine Orchestra played at the Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8 p.m.

Theme: Along the Danube and the Rhine

Guest pianist, Scott Watkins performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto

Other Features:

Rienzi: Overture
Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
and pieces from Schumann, Schubert, Liszt & Brahams
The Producers by Mel Brooks