By the Water – Live Ink Theatre at AMP

LIMG_2650ive Ink Theatre – Our Voices, Your Imagination Live Ink Theatre is pleased to announce a lively staged reading of “By The Water” written by award winning playwright Sharyn Rothstein.

A drama “with fierce compassion and poignant humor”, “By The Water” tells the story of two families in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Winning rave reviews, this timely story reveals to us what’s left when almost all has been destroyed. Come see a stellar cast of actors from Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville perform a riveting and inspiring story you will long remember. There will be a brief and lively talk back with the director and cast immediately following the performance. Cast: Steve Philips, Fran Hindsley, Doug McDowell, Lucas Hopper, Buffy Wells, Ron Price, Rachel Tyler Dramaturg: Cass Willford Director: Sinda Nichols

SundayTickets $10, available at the door. Doors will open at 5:30.

The show is performed without an intermission and lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 min.

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

directed by Bob Weintraub  February 17,18, 23, 24, 25th at 7:30 pm

Written by 12-angry-men-0338d032f62a3cd4Reginald Rose in 1954 and adapted into a highly successful film in 1957, “12 Angry Men” tells the story of 12 jurors tasked with deciding the fate of a 19-year-old man charged with murder.

The classic story forces the jurors to confront their own character, and to question everything they thought they knew about themselves and the world around them.

Buy tickets for Twelve Angry Men

Cast:  Juror  1 (foreman) Walker Davis
Juror 2 — Dave Roesser
Juror 3 — Will Holder
Juror 4 — Larry Ronk
Juror 5 — Vinnie Tortorici
Juror 6 — Kip Brown
Juror 7 — Ron Price
Juror 8 — Michael Miller
Juror 9 — Jack Mulligan
Juror 10 — John Chastine
Juror 11 — Barrett King
Juror 12 — Matthew Decker
Bailiff/Guard — Wesley White

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Fiddler on the Roof Auditions

fiddlerAuditions: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00pm
Production Dates: June 8-24, 2017 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, one Sunday matinee)

Directed by Mary Williams, Musical Director Jill Dillingham, Choreographer Susie Dodge, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein.

A musical theatre tradition, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye the dairyman, who tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a rapidly changing world. Amelia Musical Playhouse is seeking males and females ages 16 and up and youth for roles ages 8-15 to fill the village of Anatevka.

CAST DESCRIPTIONS:
AVRAM – Runs the local bookshop. Male Adult Baritone
BIELKE – Tevye’s youngest daughter. Female age 8-12 Mezzo/Soprano
CHAVA – Tevye’s middle daughter. Female age 15-20 Mezzo/Soprano
CONSTABLE – Russian military official. Male Adult Speaking Role
FRUMA-SARAH – Lazar’s Wolf’s deceased first wife. Female Adult Mezzo
FYEDKA – A strong, young Russian soldier. Male young adult (Speaking Role)
GOLDE – Tevye’s strong-willed wife. Female Adult Alto
GRANDMA TZEITEL – Golde’s deceased grandmother. Female Adult Mezzo
HODEL – Tevye’s second eldest daughter. Female young adult Soprano
LAZAR WOLF – The wealthy brawny town butcher. Male adult Bass/baritone
MOTEL – The poor meek town tailor. Male Young adult Tenor
PERCHIK – The outspoken student visitor. Male young adult Tenor
SHPRINTZE – Tevye’s fourth eldest daughter. Female age 9-13 Mezzo
TEVYE – The likeable hard-working dairyman and father. Male Adult Baritone
TZEITEL – Tevye’s eldest daughter. Female young adult Mezzo/Soprano
YENTE – The meddling matchmaker. Female Adult (Speaking Role)

ENSEMBLE
Villagers and Russian soldiers – youth and adults for choral and dance numbers.

Auditions will include reading from sides provided at the auditions & some simple dance exercises. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for the dance exercise. Please bring a prepared song with accompaniment (CD, IPOD, MP3). Songs from the show are acceptable and sheet music will be on hand for these. If you have sheet music for other audition songs please deliver a copy to AMP no later than January 7.

We will hold additional auditions on Friday evening January 13, 6:30 PM by appointment only. If you are not able to attend either of these times please e-mail the director, Mary Williams at msws@ufl.edu to arrange an alternate time PRIOR TO Saturday. All auditions will close Saturday afternoon.
We are asking for an RSVP to this call so that we may plan the readings appropriately. Please RSVP to msws@ufl.edu to indicate whether you will attend Saturday, or need an alternate audition time.

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Cast Announcement

little shop of horrorsWe are super excited to announce our LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS cast!!

Chiffon – Shannon Johnson
Crystle – Felecia Ewing
Ronette – Jazz Zamour
Shirelle – Jessie Mainor
Seymour – Zach Williams
Mr. Mushnik – Don Bingham
Audrey – Blair Bean
Wino, Luce, Bernstein and everyone else – Patrick Johnson
Audrey II voice – Ron Araya
Audrey II puppeteer – Chris Thiele

Thank you to all who came out to audition. If you’d like to be part of the show behind the scenes, we are always looking for volunteers to assist with sets, costumes, props and publicity.

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Motown Christmas – One Night Only!

Stage Aurora Theatre returns to AMP  with talented singers performing an evening of Motown Holiday Hits on December 16th that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Buy tickets for Motown Christmas  $15, $10 for students
Box Office: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm/5:00pm-8:30pm
By Phone: Call (904) 277-3455

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Get Your Tickets for an Evening of Blues and Gospel

Manew Blew & Tom Leon are both blues addicted. They show it regularly on the island, Florida and Georgia. Tom loves to sing some good ole blues & country songs over his acoustic guitar whereas Blew blows…in his “Mississippi Saxophones”(harmonicas)! Manew took the title of Florida Harmonica Grand Champion in 2013-14. He ll sing and play a few originals of his own as well.
Special Guest: Don Anderson, a unique and rare harmonica player, carrying and incarnating a longtime and disappearing harmonica tradition.
Please come share this unique moment announcing a wonderful Christmas!

Buy tickets for Acoustic Blues and Gospel Songs

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2017 Season

ComingSoonTake a look at the plays and musicals we have lined up for you so far next year.

January: THE BELLE OF AMHERST
January: SHREK
February: 12 ANGRY MEN
March: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
April: STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May: A NIGHT IN THE THEATRE, BITS OF THE BARD
June: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, HEE HAW Y’ALL
July: 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS
October: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or send an e-mail to info@ameliamusicalplayhouse.com to be notified of upcoming auditions.

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An Evening of Blues

Florida Theater - Manew Blew and The LadySaturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

After a performance in July which set attendance records, Manew Blew and Tom Leon and friends will return for another Evening of the Blues at the Amelia Musical Playhouse. Manew and Leon, both French born, are passionate about the blues and inspire that same emotion in their enthusiastic audiences. Manew won the title of “Florida Harmonica Grand Champion” in 2014. Tom plays acoustic guitar and sings. Most recently they have performed at the acoustic sessions at ACT. Saturday night Blew and Leon will play and sing standard and original blues numbers, and may even have some surprise guests!

Manew Blew won the title of “Florida Harmonica Grand Champion 2013-14.” He has played with many Mississippi and Memphis bluesmen and women, including Big Joe Turner, Ms. Nickki, Super Chikan, and Mud Morganfield – the eldest son of Muddy Waters. He will be performing some original material as well.

Tom Leon will play acoustic guitar and play and sing blues standards from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and BB King. He also plays a mean slide guitar!

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Classes and Workshops

comedy drama masks by Shannon HodgsonNew Acting Classes!

Vocal Variety – Back By Popular Demand This class was such a hit in the fall we’ve been ask to offer it again. Here is a fun way to expand your vocal range, create vocally alive characters and learn how to keep audiences captivated. Through the use of acting games, exercises, storytelling, staged readings and voice over scripts, actors will increase vocal variety, expression and strength. Mondays’, 12 noon – 2 pm, January 30 – March 27. Actors Showcase on March 27. Amelia Musical Playhouse, Cost $80, Register – email: nichols.sinda@gmail.com

 Basic Scene Study: What’s Happening? This is a new class designed to give actors of all levels the tools to discover what is happening in the scene. Actors will explore analyzing a text, playing an action, following an impulse, keeping your focus on “the other”. Actors will be coached in the process of truthfully bringing a scene to life in a rewarding, fun and safe environment. Tuesdays’, 11 am – 1 pm, January 31 – March 28. Actors Showcase on March 27. Amelia Musical Playhouse, Cost $80, Register – email: nichols.sinda@gmail.com

Make Your Monologue Memorable Monologue prep is one of the best ways to grow as a performer. In this class actors will work on both comedic and dramatic monologues to use for auditions. Actors will receive one on one coaching to create monologues that are truthful, engaging and memorable. Tuesdays’, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, January 31 – March 21 Live Ink Theatre Studios, Cost $80, Register – email: nichols.sinda@gmail.com

 Make Your Voice Heard: Business Communication Skills for Women Opportunity for women to learn and practice communication skills from vocal variety and diction, to presentation skills, body language, focus, relaxation, and letting go of “I’m sorry”. Mondays’, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, January 30 – March 20, Live Ink Theatre Studios, Cost $80, Register – email: nichols.sinda@gmail.com

ACTING COACH:  Sinda Nichols, (BA, Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota) acts, directs and teaches. Well known for the two very different one woman shows, THE BELLE OF AMHERST and THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, she is also the founder of Live Ink Theatre. Sinda enjoys teaching adults of all backgrounds and experience, and loves watching actors discover their own personal creative process.

To register or for more information, please call 910-616-5148  or email nichols.sinda@gmail.com.

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