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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Cast Announcement

radioshowThank you to everyone who came out and auditioned for our Old Time Holiday Radio Show and congratulations to our cast!

Adeline Bishop
Anthony Llerandi
Bella Friedrich
Kailin Friedrich
Beth Perkins
Brooke Little
Brinkley Smith
Char Bachman
Chris Occhuizzo
Don Harley
Ed Moore
Karen Hourigan
Grace Lipman
Isabella Homans
Jack Mulligan
Emily Ford
Jan Cote Merow
Karl Jarislawaf
Jennifer Mccarthy
Jeff Packer
Jane Sandhaus Packer
Jim Blain
Jim Streit
Kara Brooker
Michelle Lucas
Mike Miller
Nadine Dardenne
Nancy Dickson
Loren Tyler
Rachel Tyler
Phyllis Stabler
Richard Williams
Sara Savana Sandal
Susan Weiner
Steve Reden
Susan Joline
Susan Raab
Thom Mason
Tony Mcadoo
Will Holder

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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Classes and Workshops

comedy drama masks by Shannon HodgsonFall Acting Class for Adults: Storytelling, Staged Readings and Vocal Variety

Taught by Sinda Nichols

Mondays 12:00pm-2:00pm, September 19 – November 14
(no class on Monday, October 10)
Cost: $80 for 8 classes

Announcing a new acting class for adults to develop and enhance your speaking voice and the ability to create vocally alive characters. Students will experience a wide range of acting games and exercises that enrich and develop vocal production and increase vocal variety and expression. Students will discover how to use their voice to tell a dynamic story and perform a lively staged reading. The class will commence with an actor’s showcase for students to perform staged readings or stories.

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 email nichols.sinda@gmail.com

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CHICAGO is Sold Out

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LoveIsLoveIsLoveIsLove: 49 Poems for Orlando

Please join uloveiss for a very special evening – 16 actors performing poems celebrating love, beauty, (and kissing.) Proceeds benefit the LGBT Community Fund For Northeast Florida.

September 11, 6 p.m.

Buy Your Ticket.

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SHREK the Musical Cast

Congratulations to the cast of SHREK and thank you to all who came out to audition!
Shrek – Chad Miller
Fiona – Dara Pickren-Davis
Donkey – Patrick Johnson
Farquaad – Jeff Groden-Thomas
Pinocchio – Joseph Woodlief; Jessica Mainor
Dragon – Haley Vonnoh
Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy – Natalie Bloss
Teen Fiona – Annabelle Combs; Juliet Hicks; Shay Porter
Young Fiona – Addison Albrecht; Brooke Little; Olivia Lynch
Young Shrek/Dwarf – Brandon Bingham; Cooper Thompson
Papa Ogre/Papa Bear – Don Bingham
Mama Ogre/Mama Bear – Colleen Perry
Baby Bear – Bella Gonzalez
King Harold – To Be Assigned
Queen Lillian/Blind Mouse – Meghan Miller
Elf/Blind Mouse – Adeline Bishop
Ugly Duckling/Blind Mouse – Jamie Wilkinson
Pig 1/Knight – Marcos Jerez-Young
Pig 2/Knight – Matthew Johnson
Pig 3/Knight – Ryan Maurer
Humpty Dumpty – Emily Stillwell
Pied Piper – Loran Tyler
Thelonius/Bishop – De’Andre Clarke
Fairy Godmother – Rachel Tyler
Peter Pan – Sarah Perkins
Dull Greeter – Eli Groden-Thomas
Tweedle Dee – Amber Kramer
Big Bad Wolf/Captain of the Guard – Josh White
Witch – Gracie White
Mad Hatter – Shelby Wilkinson
White Rabbit – Emily Ford
Goldilocks – Ella Anderson
Little Miss Muffet – Lilly Hilliker; Tiger Lily Rogers
Little Red Riding Hood – Lily Hamilton;Meg Groden-Thomas

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Wish List

thank_you_musicWe’re always looking for volunteers, building materials and other items for our numerous productions. We couldn’t do what we do without all of the generous donations of time and materials from our community.

Take a look and see if there are any ways in which you can help make theatre magic.  If so, please contact Jill Dillingham at (904) 277-3455 or info@ameliamusicalplayhouse.com.

 

Volunteer Needs

  • Costume construction
  • Set construction
  • Musicians for rehearsals and performances
  • Front of the house: ushers, bar attendants, box office
  • Backstage: props runners, stage managers
  • Publicity: graphic design, social media, Web site management
  • Supplies Needed (used, gently-used or new)

  • yoga mats
  • knee pads
  • fabric, any kind or color
  • costumes (especially vintage clothing)
  • leftover paint, any kind, any color
  • used furniture with potential as set pieces
  • sheets
  • curtains
  • tablecloths
  • plywood
  • luan
  • 2 X 4s
  • decks of playing cards
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    My Fair Lady Cast Announcement

    Edwardian womanCongratulations to the cast of MY FAIR LADY

    Eliza Doolittle – Jessica Mainor
    Professor Henry Higgins – Don Maley
    Colonel Pickering – Don Bingham
    Alfred P. Doolittle – Bill Raser
    Mrs. Pearce – Kara Brooker
    Mrs. Higgins – Karen Hourigan
    Mrs. Eynsford-Hill – Haley Vonnoh
    Freddy Eynsford-Hill -David Rivera

    Ensemble

    Addie Bishop
    Amanda Rose Powell
    Brooke Little
    Emily Ford
    Grace Lipman
    Jane Sandhaus-Packer
    Jeff Groden-Thomas
    Jeff Packer
    Jimmy Kalista
    Richard Williams
    Sam Forbes
    Sarah Perkins
    Shelby Wilkinson
    Zach Williams

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