5 Theatre Shows this month in St. Augustine

3 Blind Dates

Sunday, Feb. 12:  An unscripted romantic comedy, 3 Blind Dates follows 3 single ladies through a round of speed dating and the dates that occur as a result. The twist? The audience selects which speed dater goes on a date with each of the ladies! The improv show is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. 3 Blind Dates has appeared in the 2015 Colorado Improv Festival and the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival. The show won “Best Improv Form” in the 2015 Colorado Improv Awards. Its Florida debut was on Valentine’s Day 2016 to a standing room only audience in Jacksonville. Since then it has appeared to full houses in St. Augustine. Created and directed by Amy Angelilli, 3 Blind Dates is a production of The Adventure Project and Mad Cowford Improv Comedy. BUY TICKETS HERE  for $13 in advance, or purchase at the door for $15 per person.

Hedda Gabler

Through Feb. 19: A wife, a muse, a coward, a heretic. Hedda Gabler is something to everyone, yet she has no idea who she is to herself.  This dark drama is on stage January 26-February 19 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Trapped by convention and by her own irreconcilable nature, will Hedda have the courage to shape her own destiny? Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $20 for military and students. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. For reservations, go to limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

Twelfth Night

Feb. 9-11: The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare will be staged by students in the Drama Department at St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School. Show times are 7 p.m. Feb. 9-11 at St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for students, and $10 for general admission, available at the door prior to each performance. Influenced by many of the traditional themes of Twelfth Night’s end of Christmas celebrations, Shakespeare’s comedy hinges on mistaken identity and role reversal. In Illyria, Duke Orsino is sick with love with Lady Olivia, who is in mourning for her recently deceased father and brother. To honour their memory, she has sworn to live like a nun for seven years and refuses to receive any messages from Orsino. The show is directed by Mike Beaman.

For the Love of Shakespeare

Feb. 9-11: A Classic Theatre, Inc. will stage For the Love of Shakespeare — Three Valentines with The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw, SHAKESappear by Milton Polsky, and Something Rotten in Denmark by Annie G. As theaters around the world celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, ACT offers a tribute to the Bard with this comedic trio of one-acts. Follow the antics of this company of actors as they explore Shakespeare’s world with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18, and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in The Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $20, available at aclassictheatre.org or 904-501-5093.

The Music Man Kids

Feb. 24-26: There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic. Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man KIDS features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man KIDS is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter! St. Augustine and St. Johns County students in 2rd through 6th grade are cast in this musical at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Family friendly, for all ages. Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/968396 or 904-825-1164

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