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Everybody Needs a Little Raciness: City Rep Theatre Launches 4th Season With Joyful, Raunchy “Avenue Q”

| October 2, 2014

Nominated for six Tony awards and winner of three, “Avenue Q,” for the first time in Palm Coast, is a hilarious send-up of Seasame Street by way of hard-edged themes–racism, porn, suckiness–featuring puppets and songs. It’s all laughs.

Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

| September 15, 2014

More than a dozen arts and culture events put the focus this week on arts in education in Flagler and Palm Coast, including theater, art shows, a poetry slam and a costume gala.

Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

| August 8, 2014

“Suddenly Last Summer” will be staged for one performance only on Aug. 16, at Lohman Auditorium in Marineland, under the direction of City Repertory Theatre’s John Sbordone, starring Annie Gaybis and Ann Kraft.

Repertory Theatre Will Keep Its Home in a Favorable Arrangement With City Marketplace

| July 29, 2014

The theater will remain at City Marketplace for at least one more year. City Repertory’s future had been in doubt for months with the departure of Hollingsworth gallery, which had been its landlord until its departure this month.

Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

| June 20, 2014

Hollingsworth Gallery and Nature Scapes in Bunnell are near a deal on the gallery taking over a 6,0000-square-foot building to develop new arts programs and a full arts community there, but leaving City Marketplace leaves City Repertory Theatre without a home, and a fourth season beginning in September.

As City Market Place Plays Hardball With Palm Coast, Gallery’s and Theater’s Future There Dims

| May 15, 2014

The new owners of City Market Place want to jack up rent on Palm Coast city offices by 33 percent, and slam similar increases on Hollingsworth Gallery and other long-time anchors of the strip mall, making every one of those tenants question whether they will be there much longer–and placing a cloud on the future of some tenants, such as City Repertory Theatre.

An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

| May 2, 2014

Adam Fisher’s “An Everlasting Name” and Charlotte Raspanti “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” give voice to children and survivors of the Holocaust in a pair of productions ending City Repertory Theatre’s third season at City Market Place, starting this weekend.

In “I Do! I Do!” a Half-Century of Marriage to the Tune of Four Bedposts at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre

| March 29, 2014

“I Do! I Do!,” the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt musical, traces a couple’s marriage over 50 years through thick and song, and will be staged at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre over three weekends through April 6.

Clarence Thomas as a White Playwright: “Race” Inflames City Rep’s Stage, With Sequins

| February 22, 2014

David Mamet’s “Race” turns the table on an old American convention: the white rapist of a black woman. This time getting away is not an option in a thrill-ride of a play that turns the tables on stereotypes and prejudices. No one is immune. It is the Palm Coast City Repertory Theatre’s big event of the year, under the direction of John Sbordone.

How Now, Wit: City Rep Theatre Makes Twitter of Shakespeare in 90-Minute “Complete Works”

| January 15, 2014

John Sbordone’s City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast opens 2014 with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,” a supersonic and hilarious run through the bard’s play with a strong dose of improv. From Jan. 17 to the 26th at CRT’s City Market Place theater.

Vagina Monologues Dressed Up: Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre

| November 22, 2013

Ever since god allegedly turned Adam’s rib into a companion of the opposite sex, men have struggled to understand women. You can’t blame them: men are not only the weaker sex. They’re also the dumber. In comes Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I wore” to help them out this weekend at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre.

Always Up For Strange Cases, City Repertory Theatre Does Halloween With Jekyll and Hyde

| October 25, 2013

With “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which opens at 7:30 tonight for a two-weekend run, Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre at Hollingsworth Gallery is back to its dark delights with a scary, profound and edgy play of the Robert Louis Stevenson Classic.

Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Opens 3rd Season With Webber’s Amazing Technicolor

| September 27, 2013

City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast launches its third season–seven plays this year–with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a musical very loosely based on the story of Joseph and his brothers from the Book of Genesis.

Flagler Celebrates Arts in Education Week as Congress Again Targets Cultural Funding

| September 10, 2013

Flagler arts organizations have a line-up of events all week to celebrate Arts in Education Week, which Congress started three years ago. The same Congress a few weeks ago began debating a measure that would reduce funding to the National Endowment for the Arts to its lowest level since 1974.

Palm Coast’s Bike and Poetry Shows Slam Their Way Back On Gargiulo Foundation’s Wheels

| July 30, 2013

The second and ongoing annual “Art of the Bicycle” livening up Palm Coast’s City Marketplace this month is all spokes: the Gargiulo Art Foundation, the Flagler County Art League, Hollingsworth Gallery and City Repertory Theatre are all in on it, minus last year’s training wheels, and adding momentum to the evolving cohesiveness of the small town art scene.

“The Serpent” Reinvents Adam, Eve, JFK’s Assassination and Theater at Palm Coast’s City Rep

| July 20, 2013

Joseph Chaikin’s ‘The Serpent,” a signature of the 1960s’ Open Theater, is a daring recreation of seductions and apple bites from Genesis to the John Kennedy assassination, and it comes to Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre under the direction for John Sbordone for three performances this weekend.

With Medieval Wit and Drama, “Lion in Winter” Ends City Repertory’s Second Season

| May 17, 2013

James Goldman’s “Lion in Winter”–opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre this weekend–may be set in a Medieval Christmas, but the themes are as contemporary as family love, quarrels, mistresses and jealousies, and the action blazes with humor and passion.

Waiting for Godot’s Funnier Version: “Line” Opens at City Repertory Tonight

| April 19, 2013

“Line” is the longest-running off-off Broadway play in history, a funny blend of the wit and philosophy, and what it means to be first. It opens at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre tonight, and runs for just six performances this weekend and next.

Many of Flagler’s Arts Groups Begin to Look Beyond Egos to a Cooperative Alliance

| April 16, 2013

An emerging arts alliance for Palm Coast and Flagler County would capitalize on the economic benefits of an arts scene with more coordinated projects and strategy, led by the tourism council’s conciliating voice of Georgia Turner. Obstacles remain, however.

Sex, Drugs, Tombs and Magical Thinking in 3 Dazzling Shows at City Repertory Theatre

| March 29, 2013

Three weekends, three one-person shows, three experiences that will shock, touch and awe as John Sbordone directs “Sex Drugs, Rock & Roll,” “The Year of Magical Thinking” and “Spoon River” in a whirlwind of triple performances through March 31.

With “Twilight,” Rodney King Riots Transform Palm Coast Stage Into a Rap of Revelations

| February 23, 2013

“Twilight,” the new play opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre, is a violently exuberant recreation of the world of the 1992 South-Central riots into a unique theatrical experience that manages to coil hope, humor and grit out of despair.

Stephen Sondheim Sidles Up to Palm Coast in “Side by Side” at City Repertory Theatre

| January 19, 2013

“Side By Side By Sondheim,” a revue opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Friday, is a clever reinvention of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrical genius by way of his classics, from “West Side Story” to “Sweeney Todd.”

Robert Gill’s Mark Twain Takes Palm Coast at City Repertory Theatre

| November 29, 2012

Robert Gill has taken Mark Twain all over Florida, performing in Jacksonville, Orlando, Avon Park, and St. Augustine, but this will be the Palm Coast debut, and it flows with whiskey and irreverence.

The Language of Class Warfare from Shaw’s “Pygmalion” to Sbordone’s Repertory Theatre

| November 17, 2012

Language as class still has its cliques, as do all prejudices. It’s also a central theme of Pygmalion, the newest production of an old classic opening tonight (and running through Sunday) at John Sbordone’s City Repertory Theatre, at Hollingsworth Gallery.

Lazarus Act: City Repertory Theatre’s “Jacques Brel” Revives Grand Voice With Force and Style

| September 14, 2012

“Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well,” the Palm Coast City Repertory Theatre’s most successful production of its inaugural season, is rich in powerful and intuitive performances that recreate, in English, the songs and themes of the late French Bob Dylan.

Ed Skellings’s Death Leaves Florida Without a Poet Laureate for the First Time in 32 Years

| September 3, 2012

A memorial to Ed Skellings will be held at the City Island library in Daytona Beach on Sept. 6 as the Florida State Poets Association lobbies the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to formalize the poet laureate’s appointment and link it to Florida’s literary and literacy efforts.

Ed Hess, Beverly Beach Commissioner and Walter Brennan Alter Ego, Died in A1A Wreck

| August 3, 2012

Ed Hess was a Beverly Beach commissioner for at least 16 years, and had performed on stages and elsewhere for half a century, especially his Walter Brennan imitations.

Rodney King’s Twilight, and Anna Deavere Smith’s: Coming to Palm Coast

| June 18, 2012

Rodney King was found dead at his home’s pool on June 17. Anna Deavere Smith 18 years ago wrote “Twilight,” a one-woman play that retells the story of the Rodney King riots through the voices of 37 people involved in the story. “Twilight” will be staged in Palm Coast this fall.

“An Evening With…” Saturday At City Repertory Theatre: The Manic, the Jazzy and the Stately

| May 17, 2012

Manic comic Jonathan Haglund, the Island Duet (Caren and Paul Umbarger) and the Flagler Youth Strings Quartet are combining for “An Evening With…” Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Repertory Theatre at Hollingsworth Gallery in palm Coast. It’s the CRT’s last event of the season.

For Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre, A Nuclear Drama to End a Radiant First Season

| May 4, 2012

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” is a terrible title but wonderful play, a wrenching, angry drama with comedic elements that caps the City Repertory Theatre’s first season at Hollingsworth Gallery, with six performances this weekend and the next.

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