Sept. 21-Oct. 23: Limelight Theatre opens its 25th season with the musical Oklahoma! In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the 20th century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. A 25thSeason Party on Wednesday, September 21 includes dinner at The Raintree Restaurant, followed by the opening performance on Limelight’s Matuza Main Stage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $26 for regular performances, and $60 for the opening party which includes dinner and the show. Call 904-825-1164 or pick your favorite seats online at limelight-theatre.org
JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL
Oct. 15 and Oct. 22: Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade. Show times are 2 p.m. Saturdays — October 1, October 8, October 15, and October 22 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for children. Online tickets: https://
Oct. 13-16: The St. Johns County Center for the Arts Theatre Department at St. Augustine High School will present the musical Urinetown. Please be advised these productions contain mature and adult themes. Performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 15, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the school auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each performance.
Oct. 13-15: Almost, Maine will be staged by students in the drama department at Ponte Vedra High School, 460 Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14, and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 at the door. Show synopsis: On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
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)
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.
Oct. 28-29: Double Trouble Theatre Company will present Haunted Theatre Dinner and a Show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 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, 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! For reservations, call Raintree at 904-824-7211.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 1-31: Presented 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.