Upcoming Auditions

love/sick amelia musical playhouse LOVE/SICK by John Cariani

Directed by Geoffrey King

Performance dates: October 13th-16th (matinee on the 16th)

LOVE/SICK is not one but nine short plays each of 10 to 15 minutes duration & each featuring two characters. The play was written for a cast of 4, 2 women & 2 men all aged in their 20’s/30’s but the author has no problem with casting as many as 18! No decision has been reached on the size or age range of our cast. This will depend on the outcome of the audition process.

If you saw or are familiar with Cariani’s better known play, ALMOST MAINE, you will have no difficulty understanding the mechanics of this more recent & rather darker follow up. However, some explanation is probably necessary. All 9 vignettes take place at the same time of day & in the same locality. Each examines a different aspect of the “love” experience. It is important to point out that two of the plays have a ‘gay’ theme & at least one other involves some serious kissing! Here is a (very) brief synopsis of all nine.

“Obsessive Impulsive”
A woman & a man who fall in love at first sight

“The Singing Telegram”
A Singing Telegram man delivers a singing telegram to an enthusiastic, Louise

Ben, a guy who is surprised that he has fallen in love & Andy the sweet guy with whom he has fallen in love

“The Answer”
Keith & Celia…a groom & bride

Sarah, an inquiring woman & Bill her contented husband of a year & a half

“Lunch & Dinner”
Kelly & Mark, a power couple, married for 5 years


Jill, a woman who wants more than she has & Kevin, her husband of 9 years, who is happy with what he has

“Where Was I?”
Abbie, a hardworking ‘stay at home mom’ & Liz her hard working wife

Jake a recently divorced man & Emily a recently diviorced woman

Between these 9 offerings, the author seeks to cover the wide arc of “relationships” …from beginning to end, from up to down, from lost to found from success to failure. It is a challenging task for both actors & audience. The author has provided very copious notes & you may find these helpful though I do reserve the right to deviate from his suggestions!

If possible, please try to read the entire work prior to the audition. This will be a somewhat unusual audition given the number of roles & the possibility of single, double, treble or quadruple casting! We shall try a variety of permutations of actors/ages. Rehearsals will begin in late August/early September (date t.b.a.) & because of the nature of the production I intend to be as flexible as possible about the timetable.

One major advantage of “Love/Sick” is that I shall only require two people at each rehearsal until the very last moment when we pull all 9 plays together. This flexibility will encompass daytime, evenings &/or weekends to suit those cast. Although each play is short in duration, each is intense & demanding….a real acting opportunity.

Any questions, please email, text or call Geoffrey King.

Email gdwking@gmail.com
Cell 904-583-1119
Home 904-310-6023

ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

An Evening of Blues

Florida Theater - Manew Blew and The LadyFirday, July 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

Amelia Musical Playhouse welcomes the acoustic blues duo of Tom Leon and Manew Blue. Tom and Manew recently played at AMP in Solomon Johnson’s Songs of a People and liked the venue so much they decided to come back for an evening of blues. Tom plays guitar, Manew plays harmonica, and they both sing. They are passionate about the roots of blues music and ardently give it back to us. They are both natives of France and a few years ago decided to settle in north Florida.

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!


$10 general admission
In Person: Stop by AMP Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm/5:00pm-8:30pm
By Phone: Call (904) 277-3455
Online: Ordering information below

Cash and checks accepted at the door. Credit cards accepted online.

Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading…Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.


As always, complimentary refreshments will be served during intermission at all performances.

ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

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 – Annablelle 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

ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

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
  • ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

    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


    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

    ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

    Classes and Workshops

    comedy drama masks by Shannon HodgsonTwo New Acting Classes for Adults taught by Sinda Nichols of Live Ink Theatre

    8 week session:  June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, Aug 8 (Actor’ s showcase) Cost: $80

    Acting Basics – The Art of Play: This class is designed for all levels of actors. Students will explore the use of theatre games and improv to hone acting skills. Monologues, short scenes and stories will be rehearsed and performed. Mondays, 12 noon to 2 pm, Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach

    Advanced Scene Study: This class is designed for actors with prior experience who want to explore the acting process in greater depth. Students will memorize and work on two scenes with partners. Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Royal Amelia Dance Academy, 1897 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach.

    Teacher/Coach: Sinda Nichols, actor, director and founder of Live Ink Theatre,  To enroll and for more information contact Sinda at nichols.sinda@gmail.com.

    ABOUT SINDA:  Sinda Nichols is an actor/director/coach. She tours the one woman shows, BELLE OF AMHERST and THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, directs staged readings for Live Ink Theatre, and is currently acting at the 5 & Dime Theatre in Jacksonville.  Sinda studies frequently at Atlantic Theatre school in NYC and loves to share what she learns there with local actors. She enjoys teaching acting to students of all levels and helping people develop their own personal creative process for all artistic pursuits.



    ShareEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+