6 Must-See Fall Theatre Shows in St. Augustine

Democracy & its Demise

A reading of an original play by St. Augustine resident, Lance Carden. 

Ripped from today’s headlines…but set in the 1870s, an idealistic heiress tries to help a leading Senator and contender for the White House deal with an incompetent and inane President.

More than a century ago, Henry Adams’ popular novel, Democracy, warned of flaws in our system of government and created a great stir in the U.S. and abroad. Now, in a similar moment of political crisis, this acclaimed and riveting novel is brought to the stage. Ambition…politics…romance… and disillusionment make this story eerily reminiscent of today’s current events and the importance of maintaining the bedrock of democracy!

  • September 28 at 7:30pm
  • One Performance Only – FREE ADMISSION
  • Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, 102 ML King Avenue – 2nd Floor
  • A Classic Theatre, Inc.
  • aclassictheatre.org/events

Cabaret

Limelight Theatre stages Cabaret through October 21, on the Main Stage at 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. 

Come taste the wine! Come hear the band!
Your table’s waiting. Come to the cabaret!”
Welcome to the dazzling, provocative world of the Kit Kat Club, a fictional nightclub in pre-World War II Berlin.
  • Showtimes: 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays
  • limelight-theatre.org
  • 904-825-1164
  • Advance reservations are suggested
  • During the run of Cabaret, we are able to offer select seating onstage during the show. This opportunity offers an intimate perspective to the show as well as possible interaction with the actors. We have limited seating for these placements so please call our box office today at 904-825-1164 to learn more. There is no upgrade charge for these seats.

Mamma Mia

St. Johns County Center for the Arts Musical Theatre students will perform Mamma Mia!, with more than 50 students on stage and behind the scenes. Show times are 7 p.m. October 4-6 at St. Augustine High School Auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults; available on Eventbrite or one hour prior to performances at the door. 
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

The Addams Family

KidzfACTory at Limelight Theatre stages The Addams Family Young@Part® at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27; and at 2 p.m. Oct 28 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults. Tickets are available at limelight-theatre.org or by calling 904-825-1164.

Hundreds of years ago, the Addams family ancestors came from the old country and settled on a plot of land in what is now New York’s Central Park. This was, of course, long before it was a park, when it was still wilderness and garbage. The family flourished for many generations, and eventually, a huge house was built where a great Spanish oak, the Addams Family Tree, had been planted to protect the ancestral graves from such annoyances as sunlight and tourists. As the curtain rises, the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Family Tree, and all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They’ve gathered – where else? – in the family graveyard, to celebrate life and death in a yearly ritual to connect with their past and ensure their future.

  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27; and at 2 p.m. Oct 28
  • limelight-theatre.org
  • 904-825-1164

bobrauschenbergamerica

by C H A R L E S L . M E E
SJCCA Theater at St. Augustine High School

SHOW DETAILS
A summary from talkinbroadway.com:
Robert Rauschenberg: American artist, known for his “combines,” in which he incorporated found objects into his work. Claimed that he worked “in the gap between art and life.”

bobrauschenbergamerica: A play by Charles L. Mee in the spirit of Rauschenberg’s art. A collage of disparate plot threads, bizarre events, stand-alone monologues, and ridiculous non-sequiturs, jumbled together to bridge the gap between art and life.

  • 7 p.m. Nov. 1-32:30 p.m. Nov. 4
  • St. Augustine High School auditorium3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine
  • $10 for students
  • $15 for adults
  • Tickets also will be available at the door prior to each performance

 

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr.

Join the whole Schoolhouse Rock gang as we sing and dance our way through the curriculum November 6 at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Murray Performing Arts Department will have you dancing in the aisles with Schoolhouse Rock favorites like I’m Just a Bill, Three is a Magic Number, Conjunction Junction, Inter-planet Janet and so many more. This interactive 60 minute show is appropriate for and sure to please all ages.

  • One day ONLY! November 6, 2018 at 7 PM
    (School Field Trip show: 10:30 am Nov. 6)
  • $10.00 ADULTS, $5.00 STUDENTS
  • Advanced tickets  
  • SJCCA at Murray Middle School Performing Arts Department
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Jr
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine

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