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By Renee Unsworth
Director of Marketing & Publicity Limelight Theatre 

Limelight Theatre's Oklahoma and The Grapes of Wrath win best shows in 2016 Broadway World Regional Awards


February 1, 2017 | View PDF

Hedda Gabler

Limelight Theatre's 25th season opened in September 2016 with Oklahoma!, which recently won Best Musical in the 2016 Broadway World Jacksonville Regional Awards. Beth Lambert won Best Director for this production, and Shelli Long won Best Music Director for Oklahoma!

In addition, The Grapes of Wrath won Best Play. The competition included nominations from 10 regional theatre companies.

Other shows on stage during the 25th season include Hedda Gabler (drama), The Mystery of Irma Vep (comedy), I Ought To Be In Pictures (comedy), The Nance (drama/comedy), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical).

Hedda Gabler

A wife, a muse, a coward, a heretic. Hedda Gabler is something to everyone, yet she has no idea who she is to herself. This dark drama is on stage through February 19 at Limelight Theatre.

Mark O'Rowe's fluid yet faithful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece premiered at the Abbey Theatre, in Dublin, Ireland in April 2015. This new version premiered in the U.S. at the Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. in May and June 2016. This Limelight Theatre production is a Community Theatre and a Florida Premiere.

The show is sponsored by Fountain of Youth Spa and Laser Center, St. Augustine.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $20 for military and students. On Thursday, Jan. 26, Preview Night tickets are $15 each. On Terrific Tuesday, tickets are two for $30 on Jan. 31. Student/Teacher Night on Feb. 2 features $15 tickets. For reservations, go to or call 904-825-1164.

The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

On stage this spring, The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam is a comedy featuring actors Chris MacEwan and Lucas Hopper.

This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.

Show dates are March 10-April 2, with preview night on March 9 and Terrific Tuesday on March 14. For tickets, go to or call 904-825-1164.

The Music Man Kids

Twenty local students are on stage in The Music Man Kids, performing classic songs from this popular musical. Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Choose your favorite seats at or call 904-825-1164.

There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic.

Based on Meredith Willson's six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Kids features some of musical theatre's most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.

Summer Camps

It's all Disney this summer during KidzfACTory camps! The Little Mermaid Jr. and Cinderella Kids are both fully staged musicals that includes costumes and performances for the community. Other camps include Despicable Me, Beauty & The Beast, and Cars - one-week play time camps for kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Go to for details.


KidzfACTory, Limelight's education program, is the sole recipient of the All American Air Charitable

Foundation Youth Tennis Championship on February 10. All American also is a sponsor of Limelight

Theatre's 25th Gala on March 23 at the River House. Celebrating 25 years of community theatre in St. Augustine, the Gala will benefit KidzfACTory as well, providing scholarships and outreach programs

focusing on theatre education. For tickets to the Gala, call the box office at 904-825-1164.

Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine.

Free parking is available street side and onsite.

Go to or call 904-825-1164


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