CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION
And SHREK THE MUSICAL
At the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
JACKSONVILLE - The Artist Series announces its INCREDIBLE 2010-2011 Broadway Across America – Jacksonville/The Artist Series’ Broadway Season. Experience the best Broadway has to offer this 2010-2011 season with such extraordinary productions as the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, LEGALLY BLONDE, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, SHREK THE MUSICAL, and our subscriber special CATS!
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
December 2–12, 2010
Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes® bring their eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in the breathtaking RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR®! Every performance of the SPECTACULAR is a glittering present full of fun and surprises for the whole family! Parents enjoy the flawless precision of the Rockettes in numbers such as the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Children thrill as Santa takes them on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life! And everyone marvels at the stunning reenactment of the very first Christmas in the “Living Nativity.” The New York Times says, “BRILLIANT! It lifts the spirit and spreads warmth, joy and good will!”
January 11-16, 2011
It's here, and it's "AN ELLE OF A SHOW" (TIME Magazine). The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical, and now LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is coming to you. Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. After turning Broadway and MTV hot pink, this “Feel-Good Song and Dance Juggernaut” (New York Magazine) is “The Best New Musical Around!” (WOR).
CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION
February 15-20, 2011
Climb aboard the all new CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION journey, from the creators of Broadway’s groundbreaking hit and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION blends world renowned imagination, critically acclaimed theatrical innovation and breathtaking presentation into a story that illuminates a city of everyday people, workers and pedestrians into feats of disbelief. Marvel as 27 world-class artists illuminate objects, balance on wires, leap structures and redefine flight with entertaining variety, comedy and extraordinary occurrences that reinvent everyday life. Urban acrobatics, dazzling choreography and brilliant illusions are ignited by special effects performed to a stylish original score of jazz, salsa, ballroom, pop and trendy beats from the streets.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
May 10-15, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, “FAR, FAR AND AWAY THE FUNNIEST NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY!” SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
June 17-19, 2011
There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory.
Tickets to the 2010-2011 Artist Series season are on sale now with prices ranging from $93.33 to $248.75. Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week and seating location. A renewal order form has been mailed to current Artists Series subscribers allowing them to confirm or upgrade their seat locations. Subscriber benefits include: premium seat locations, no waiting in line or on the phone for tickets, exclusive exchange privileges, priority ticket purchases, discounts to other Artist Series events and lost ticket insurance.
VIP Seating is available to contributors to the Artist Series at five levels Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron and Donor. Call the Artist Series for information and additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.
New subscriptions may be ordered over the phone by calling 632-3373 or 1-888-860-BWAY Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm; by fax at 1-800-535-2929.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2010-2011 season are not available for purchase at this time. Season ticket holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. Broadway subscribers will also have the opportunity to purchase other Artist Series events including dance, opera, off-Broadway, concerts and family Entertainment at the “Test Drive Your Seats Event.” For more information on the 2010-2011 season please visit www.artistseriesjax.org. Reservations for groups of ten or more for individual shows can be made at this time by calling (904) 632-3228.
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Saturday afternoon at 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Radio City Christmas Spectacular Sunday Subscriber Performances are at 2:00PM and 8:00PM. (All times are subject to change). American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf are available for one pre-determined Sunday evening of each presentation. Please call the Box Office for more information.
The Artist Series is recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Sponsor/Presenter Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.