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!
Jan Cote Merow
Jane Sandhaus Packer
Sara Savana Sandal
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.
Fall 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.
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
We’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 email@example.com.
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
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
Amanda Rose Powell