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AUGUST 2018

Florida School of the Arts announces 2018-19 season

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Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College, announces a variety of performing and visual arts events to enlighten and entertain with its 2018-19 season.

Opening the performing arts season is “Rashomon,” a folk tale by Fay and Michael Kanin about mystery, deception and one man’s search for truth. The play opens September 27. Also included in the performing arts events are the annual dance performances, which blend dance, costume and stage design programs to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

The visual arts calendar will be equally diverse with gallery shows exhibiting drawings, paintings and photographs by a variety of guest artists and students. “Inside Out,” an exhibition featuring paintings by Beate Renner will open the season on August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming exhibits also include “Faces to Remember, Portraits of World War II and Holocaust Survivors,” a photography exhibit by Agnes Lopez.

2018-19 Performing Arts Events:

September 27 - 30 - “Rashomon” by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin. Based on the classic film, this performance is a folk tale about mystery, deception and one man’s search for truth.

October 18 - 21 - The Musical Theatre Project: “Ragtime the Musical in Concert” - The 20th anniversary of this sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America and three families in pursuit of the American dream.

November 16 - 18 - Dance Choreography Gala

December 2 - Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert

December 6 - 7 - Final Scene Performances

February 21 - 24 “Gypsy” - This classic musical is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, while secretly yearning for her own.

March 14 - 16 - The Actors’ Project: “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni - This comic masterpiece is an enduring story of love, passion and mistaken identity.

April 11 - 14 - An Evening of Dance

April 20 - Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert

April 25 - 26 - Final Scene Performances

June 13 - 16 - “The Man Who Killed Time” - A lighthearted fantasy by Arthur Fauquez about a man who wreaks havoc in his village when he tries to liberate the town from the tyranny of the clock.

June 19 - Final Scene Performances

2018-19 Visual Arts Season:

August 30 - October 1 - Gallery Opening - “Inside Out,” Beate Renner, Paintings

October 11 - November 19 - Gallery Opening - “Within the Transient Self,” Jason John - Paintings

November 29 - January 10 - Gallery Opening - Juried Student Exhibition

January 17 - February 28 - Gallery Opening - Faculty Exhibition

Mar 7 - April 15 - Gallery Opening - “Faces to Remember, Portraits of World War II and Holocaust Survivors,” Agnes Lopez, Photography

April 18 - May 16 - Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

May 23 - June 24 - Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during main stage performances.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River State College and awards the two-year associate degree. It is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. Admission is based on audition and portfolio review.

For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the website at floarts.org.




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Florida School of the Arts announces its 2018-19 season that includes something for everyone – from a folk tale about mystery, deception and one man’s search for truth, to the dance performances in which the costume and stage design programs join together to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

 

 

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Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020