8 live theatre shows in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Oct. 26-30: Students at Flagler College will portray characters in God of Carnage, on stage Oct. 26-30 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets will be available one hour prior to each performance at the auditorium box office. The synopsis: A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. (By Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton)

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KISS ME, KATE

Oct. 27-29: Students in the Nease Drama program will present the musical Kiss Me Kate at 7 p.m. Oct. 27-29 at Allen D. Nease High School, 10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Combine Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Porter’s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me, Kate — an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, From This Moment On, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op’nin’, Another Show. Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour prior to each performance.

img_1563HAUNTED THEATRE

Oct. 28-29: Double Trouble Theatre Company will present Haunted Theatre Dinner and a Show at 3 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. A plethora of St. Augustine ghosts will prance and creep upon the stage, sharing their thrilling tales! Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for children, cash or check, at the door. This production is sponsored by Jack Wilson Buick, Chevrolet, GMC Dealerships. Call 904-806-0454 or go to doubletroubletheatre.weebly.com

HAUNTED THEATRE DINNER THEATRE

Oct. 30-31: Double Trouble Theatre Company will present Haunted Theatre Dinner and a Show on Oct. 30-31 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine. A plethora of St. Augustine ghosts will prance and creep upon the stage, sharing their thrilling tales! Cost is $40 per person. For reservations, call Raintree at 904-824-7211.

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THE NORMAL HEART 

Nov. 3-5: A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Students in the drama department at St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School will perform this play. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease. Director is Mike Beaman. Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 3-5, and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission and are available at the door prior to each performance.

THE MAIDS

Nov. 10-12: Students at Flagler College will portray characters in God of Carnage, on stage Oct. 26-30 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Tickets will be available one hour prior to each performance at the auditorium box office. The synopsis: Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendevous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame’s return.

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VOICES OF THE DARK & CLASSIC

Nov. 18-20: A Classic Theatre will present a new theatrical experience in St. Augsutine. Savor the elegant language of some of the world’s most renowned authors: Shelley, Shakespeare, Dante, and Edgar Allan Poe. Thrill at the images their words evoke of other times and other places … real and imagined! Voices of the Dark and Classic, conceived and staged by Jean Rahner, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, uptown St. Augustine. Refreshments will be available at intermission. Tickets are $20, available at the door or online at www.aclassictheatre.org. Call A Classic Theatre at 904-501-5093.

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ELF JR. THE MUSICAL

Dec. 9-11: Elf Jr. The Musical will be on stage at 5 p.m. Dec. 9-10, and 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at limelight-theatre.org or by calling the box office at 904-825-1164.

cotton-patch-posterCOTTON PATCH GOSPEL

Dec. 1-31Presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs by Harry Chapin, Cotton Patch Gospel is on stage Dec. 1-31 on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theare, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Herod is the governor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs — only to rise again. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and on Terrific Tuesday on Dec. 6. Sunday performance is a 2 p.m. matinee.  Tickets are $26 for all seats, with $15 tickets for the preview show on Dec. 1 and Terrific Tuesday on Dec. 6. Go to www.limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

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