Address Unknown Opens at Amelia Community Theatre

Address Unknown Opens at Amelia Community TheatreAmelia Community Theatre presents Address Unknown at 8 p.m. on May 13 and 14 in the Studio Theatre at 209 Cedar Street. This staged reading, performed by Geoffrey King and Ron Kurtz and based on the book by (Katherine) Kressman Taylor, is a series of letters between two former business partners, beginning in 1932. One is a German Jew living in San Francisco; the other a gentile who has returned to Germany and sees firsthand the rise of Nazism. Their letters become a classic tale of friendship, intrigue, betrayal, and revenge.

The theater, located at 209 Cedar Street, will open at 7 p.m., and open seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 13 and 14. No reservations or tickets are needed; those attending may make a donation for a new sound system for the main-stage theater. For more information, call 904-261-6749.

Goodbye Charlie at Fernandina Little Theatre

Goodbye Charlie at Fernandina Little TheatreGoodbye Charlie will be playing at the Fernandina Little Theatre featuring Annette Rawls, Steve Rawls, Amy Dawkins, Erin DuFault and Rhys Martin.

This comedy by George Axelrod tells the story of Philanderer Charlie Sorel who has been shot by a jealous husband, fallen out a porthole, and is lost at sea, but suddenly finds himself returned – as a woman!

Shows are May 7, 10, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, May 8th at 2:30 PM.

The theatre is located at 1014 Beech Street in Fernandina Beach and tickets are only $12.00 to $16.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The UPS Store located in the Publix shopping center and at the theatre.

Please keep in mind that Fernandina Little Theatre is a small and intimate theatre so you are advised to purchase your tickets in advance.

Pancake Breakfast Helps Amelia Community Theatre

Pancake Breakfast Helps Amelia Community TheatreTake your mom to breakfast while helping to raise money for the Amelia Community Theatre!

The Mouth of Amelia invites you to a fundraising pancake breakfast presented by the Amelia Community Theatre Guild and Applebee’s Restaurant, featuring Delicious Food for Hungry Customers.

WHEN: Saturday, May 7th (Mother’s Day weekend) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

WHERE: Applebee’s Fernandina Beach, at the corner of Sadler Road and 8th Street

WHAT: A super delicious, filling breakfast of two pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice all for the ridiculous price of $8.00 per person! Mothers Day is the next day, so why not treat Mom to breakfast on Saturday, too? Bring all the teenagers you can find and eat before baseball practice! Bring neighbors and friends and then work off the calories shopping at Steinmarts and other shops in the vicinity! Or, after breakfast, if you are still in the food mood, check out the Farmers Market on Centre Street! This breakfast will start your day with a bang and you won’t have to eat again until dinner!

THE BEST PART is that a major portion of the ticket price goes directly to the ACT Guild which supports the Theatre in all sorts of ways. So it is another win-win situation brought to your attention by the Mouth! (YUM!)

WHO: Applebees will do the cooking, ACT Guild members and friends will do the serving, and YOU will do the eating! Everyone benefits!

WHY: To raise money for the Theatre!

COST: $8.00 per person is a steal!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Call Nancy Phillips at 321-1752. Tickets on sale at the box office, at play intermissions, and from any ACT Guild member. Also available at the door, space permitting! Be sure to tell the hostess that you are supporting ACT!

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

Celebrate Shakespeare's BirthdayThe Mouth of Amelia invites you to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with a mini film festival on Amelia Island!

Presented by The Fernandina Little Theatre and The Amelia Island Film Society, this celebration features screen versions of his most popular plays:

    Romeo and Juliet
    Taming of the Shrew
    Henry V
    and Shakespeare in Love!!!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20th through Saturday, April 23rd. (Show Times below)

WHERE: Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida

WHAT: A new movie group has formed in town called the “Amelia Island Film Society!” Their kick off presentation is a mini-festival showcasing film versions of the Bard’s most popular plays, adapted and modernized for the screen:

Romeo and Juliet – Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew – Thursday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Henry V – Saturday, April 23, at 4:00 pm
Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love – Saturday, April 23, 7:30 pm.

WHY: To celebrate the Bard’s birthday, April 23, 1564.

COST: Tickets for each film are $8.00 and will be available at the door and in advance at The UPS Store, located in the Publix shopping center.

MORE INFORMATION: For further information on the films or to join the A.I. Film Society, contact fltplay@peoplepc.com or info@aifilmsociety.org.

NOTE: The Fernandina Little Theatre is, indeed, little! So, ’twere well that thou tarriest not in getting thy tickets.

Mornings at Seven at Amelia Community Theatre

Mornings at Seven at Amelia Community TheatreA 1939 precursor to the sitcom, Paul Osborn’s Morning’s at Seven is a sort of Golden Girls meets Desperate Housewives that drama critic Harold Clurman called “One of the best American comedies.” Four sisters, living near one another in a small, Midwestern town and ranging in age from 65 to 72, are constantly into one another’s business with hilarious results. As the play opens, they eagerly await the arrival of 40-year-old son/nephew Homer, expected to bring home his fiancée, Myrtle Brown, for the first time in their 12 years of dating. This singular event is the catalyst for the disclosure of family resentments and secrets that threaten the quiet, unchanging patterns of the sisters’ lives until, by play’s end, they learn some valuable, heartfelt lessons about family loyalty and letting go.

Performances take place at the Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street, Fernandina Beach, at 8 p.m., April 7–9, 14–16, and 21–23, and at 2 p.m., April 17. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 904-261-6749 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, or 90 minutes before curtain. For more information, visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

Lobby Acting 101 at Amelia Community Theatre

Lobby Acting 101The Mouth of Amelia is inviting you to Lobby Acting 101, A Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Tennessee Williams, presented by Amelia Community Theatre.

You are welcome to come and participate or observe!

WHEN: Friday, March 25th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Amelia Community Theatre’s Mainstage Lobby, in Fernandina Beach!

WHAT: An evening of readings, poems and contests in celebration of the life of the famous playwright, Tennessee Williams. Members of the casts of your favorite plays will be on hand as well as behind the scenes people you might not know! This will be a great way to mingle with friends who love the theatre and maybe participate a bit in one of the activities. Observers are most welcome too!

WHO: Everyone!

COST: Free and open to the public!

For more information, call the theatre at (904) 261-6749.

Charles the Second at Fernandina Little Theatre

Charles the Second at Fernandina Little TheatreMouth of Amelia has announced “Charles the Second” will be playing at the Fernandina Little Theatre.

WHEN: Performances are March 15, 16, 18 & 19 at 7:30p, and Sun. March 20 at 2:30p.

WHERE: The Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech Street in Fernandina Beach.

WHAT: Fernandina Little Theatre presents Charles the Second, a light-hearted and little-known comedy about Great Britain’s “Merry Monarch” written by John Howard Payne and Washington Irving. Charles and his willing accomplice Lord Rochester embark on another nightly escapade, with unanticipated outcomes.

WHO: The cast includes some familiar as well as new faces! Lauren Bell, Stephen France, Joe McDonald, Joe Parker, Annette Rawls, and Ryan Smith.

COST: Tickets are $14-$15 per person and can be purchased in advance at The UPS Store, located in the Publix shopping center; and at Fernandina Little Theatre located at 1014 Beech Street.

Patrons are reminded that this theatre is a small and intimate space. You are advised to purchase tickets in advance.

Film for Children at Fernandina Little Theatre

Thief Lord Playing at Fernandina Little TheatreAn adventure film for children, The Thief Lord, will be showing at the Fernandina Little Theatre and the Amelia Island Film Festival on February 26th at 11:00 AM.

The Thief Lord is a tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and are dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord, and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective.

This is a free show and appropriate for children of at least six years of age and they must be accompanied by an adult – but you need tickets to get in.

Tickets are available in advance at The UPS Store, located in the Publix shopping center, with remaining tickets available at the door on Saturday morning.

Remember the FLT is a small theatre so seating is limited.

Cabaret Opens on Amelia Island [Video]

Cabaret Opens on Amelia Island [Video]Cabaret, the musical, opens in Fernandina Beach at the Amelia Community Theatre and it has already sold-out!

Directed and choreographed by Carey Dresser, this amazing show features a local cast and live orchestra under direction of Mary Williams.

Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. Nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub includes a young cabaret performer and her relationship with an American writer.

There is a large cast of characters, moving sets and fabulous costumes!

“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum, Come to the Cabaret.”
Fred Ebb

David Jon Davis plays the colorful Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub. Other actors include Jill Dillingham, Kim T. Howell, Keaton Kelly, doug Mc Dowell, Lori Ann Monney and Scott A. Tinman.

Here is a preview for those of you lucky enough to hold tickets – and for those of you who want to see the show, call the theatre at (904) 261-6749; there is a waiting list.

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Sinda Nichols Reprises her Role as The Belle of Amherst

Sinda Nichols as The Belle of Amherst

Sinda Nichols as The Belle of Amherst

Sinda Nichols is returning to Fernandina Little Theatre and taking the stage in the one woman show, “The Belle of Amherst.”

Presented by Black Cake Productions, in association with the intimate Fernandina theatre, the The Belle of Amherst will be on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th at 7:00 PM. A matinee is scheduled for Sunday, February 6th at 2:30 PM.

Following two sold-out performances at the A.C.T. in December, Sinda Nichols will again star in the William Luce play based on the life and writings of the great 19th century poet Emily Dickinson.

Directed by Ron Kurtz, the teatre is located at 1014 Beech Street, on Amelia Island. Tickets are only $15.00 and it is suggested you purchase them in advance. Tickets are available at the UPS Store in the Publix Shipping Center.

Please call (904) 206-2607 for more information.

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Charles the Second Auditions at FLT

Fernandina Little Theatre Auditions

Fernandina Little Theatre Auditions

Fernandina Little Theatre announces open auditions for Charles the Second, a comedy by John Howard Payne & Washington Irving.

Charles the II and Lord Rochester have made a habit of spending their evenings carousing and merry-making, and the Queen has had enough. Instructed to put the frolics to an end, Rochester sets up one last evening of mischief, and it turns out to be much more than they bargained for!

Performances will be held Saturday, March March 12 through Saturday, March 19th with a matinee performance on Sunday March 13.

Rehearsals run generally 1-2 weeknights and on Saturdays beginning February 8th.

Director Kate Hart is looking for four men ages 18 to 60, and two women aged 17 to 40.

Also needed are a stage manager, a period costume director, light crew, rehearsal assistant and a props coordinator.

Auditions will be held Saturday, January 29th at 12:15 PM at Fernandina Little Theater located at 1014 Beech Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

If you have questions please send an email to: fltbiz@peoplepc.com.

Two Plays by Two Authors

Two Plays by Two Authors

Two Plays by Two Authors

The Mouth of Amelia invites you to Two Plays by Two Authors, The Boor, by Anton Chekhov and The Music Lovers, by Georges Feydeau.

Presented by Fernandina Little Theatre, this show features Karen Antworth, Andrew Bulna, Rhys Martin, Kim Murray, Tricia Nichols, Joe Parker, Martha Quarrier, and Lis Ryan.

WHEN: Performances are January 22, 25, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, January 23 at 2:30 PM.

WHERE: Fernandina Little Theatre is located at 1014 Beech Street in Fernandina Beach.

WHAT: Tickets are now on sale for Fernandina Little Theatre’s production of 2×2: Two Plays by Two Authors, which this year features two comedies: The Boor, by Anton Chekhov, and The Music Lovers, by Georges Feydeau. Both plays tell stories of unexpected visitors and surprising results.

COST: Tickets are $12-$14, and can be purchased at The UPS Store (located in the Publix shopping center). Patrons are reminded that FLT is a small, intimate space, and are advised to purchase tickets in advance.

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Cabaret Comes to Amelia Community Theatre

Cabaret Comes to Amelia Community Theatre

Cabaret Comes to Amelia Community Theatre

Amidst the turmoil of 1929 Berlin, Cabaret’s masterful master of ceremonies invites us to forget our troubles at the always-lively Kit Kat Klub. Directed and choreographed by Carey Dresser, with musical direction by Mary Williams, this Tony award–winning musical offers an outstanding local cast, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff.

Performances are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, and at 8 p.m. each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from February 10 through February 26.

Tickets go on sale beginning January 18! Call 904-261-6749 or visit the Amelia Community Theatre’s box office at 207 Cedar Street between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (also 90 minutes before curtain). For more information, visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

The box office will officially open Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 11 am – 1 pm and will be open 11 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays for the sale of Cabaret Tickets. Tickets $20 Adult – $10 Students. Call for Reservations 904-261-6749. You don’t want to miss it!!!

Community Poetry Reading

Community Poetry Reading

Community Poetry Reading

Fernandina Little Theatre is presenting Poetry Out Loud on Friday, January 14th at 7:30 PM absolutely FREE.

You are invited to bring a favorite poem to read out-loud to others, either a poem you have written or someone else’s. Come to read or come to listen! All forms of poetry from classic to contemporary are welcome and light refreshments will be available.

To get you in the mood, here is Sarah Kay’s featured performance on the sixth season of the television series Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, where she performed her poem “Hands.”

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“Sarah Kay grew up in New York City and began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old. Even though she was often the youngest poet by a decade, Sarah made herself at home at the Bowery Poetry Club, one of New York’s most famous Spoken Word venues.”

In 2004, Sarah founded Project V.O.I.C.E. to encourage teenagers toward creative self-expression through Spoken Word workshops.

What inspiration might you find in poetry?

This FREE event is at the Fernandina Little Theatre, located at 1014 Beech Street, on the corner of 11th and Beech streets, diagonally opposite the city ball fields parking lot.

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Amelia Theatre Dinner of Dinners

Dinner of Dinners

Fernandina Beach Woman's Club

The Amelia Community Theatre Guild is holding their Second Annual Dinner of Dinners on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

Dinner will be held at the Woman’s Club located at 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd. in Fernandina Beach, behind the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Centre.

The Dinner of Dinners is the main fundraiser for the Amelia Community Theatre for the year and the evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a delicious sit down dinner, live entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on unique Dinners (or Teas or Luncheons) that friends of ACT have donated to the cause.

This year, the entertainment will be directed by Toni D’Amico, director of the sold out run of Pirates of Penzance last spring. The dinner, catered by the Woman’s Club, includes your choice of salmon or filet of beef.

Dinners to be auctioned include an International Five Course dinner, a Japanese Dinner, a North African Dinner, a Vegetarian Dinner, A Dinner by the Sea, a Polish Dinner, A Filet Mignon Dinner, and a Safari Box Lunch at White Oak Conservation Center with a private two hour tour included.

This casually elegant affair is popular and will sell out, so get your $55.00 tickets now! A cash wine bar will also be available.

The Box Office at the theatre is closed until mid month and reservations are taken in the order in which they are received so please send your check, made out to ACT Guild, for $55 per person to:

ACT Guild
PO Box 662,
Fernandina Beach 32035

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