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{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - "GOD OF CARNAGE"

The Pensacola Little Theatre invites you to get out your boxing gloves, or rather take the gloves off, and get into the ring. PLT’s next show to take stage is the Broadway hit, God of Carnage, and it is not a story for the faint of heart. 

Set in Brooklyn, the story begins with a playground altercation between two eleven-year-old boys fighting over joining each other’s “gang.” The scuffle ends up with one child breaking two teeth, which brings the parents together to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed but as the evening progresses, the drinks get stronger, and the tempers hotter. The parents begin their own fight, each couple arguing with the other and themselves. By the end of the night they are acting worse than their children.

The play, originally written by Yasmina Reza, was developed into a NYC Broadway production in 2009 and 2010. It opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater and starred well-known actors Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, and Marcia Gay Harden. With over 400 performances, the show received three Tony Awards for Best Play, Marcia Gay Harden for Best Actress, and Matthew Warchus for Best Director.

Pensacola’s production of God of Carnage is directed by Jay Bixler. It stars Lisa Goodness as Veronica and Andy Marr as her husband Michael. On the other side of the carnage is Christina Cusack and Jibri Nuriddin as Annette and Alan, respectively. 

God of Carnage is a Studio 400 production and is recommended for adult audiences only. The show runs uninterrupted with no intermission. Be sure to arrive early and feel free to purchase drinks and snacks from Portabello Market. Food and drink may be taken into the Studio 400 Theatre, which will be set up cafe-style for the show with chairs and bistro tables.

Show dates are September 4-6, and September 10-12. All evening performances start at 7:30p. and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30pm. Tickets may be purchased online or at the PLT Box office on weekdays 10:00am - 5:30pm as well as one hour prior to each show. For more information about PLT's 80th season, visit their website at www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.


{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - BLUEGRASS AT THE BEACH FESTIVAL

From headliner Blue Highway to teen sensations Moore Brothers Band and Danielle Yother, Bluegrass at the Beach offers up something for everyone. From seasoned Bluegrass veteran bands to contemporary twists on Bluegrass sound to sensational rising stars, the inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach produced by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) will be a sizzling, family-friendly musical showcase that appeals to all ages.

Presented with support from ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate as part of MKAF’s 20th anniversary celebration, the daylong Bluegrass at the Beach music festival will be presented at the Cultural Arts Village - located in the scenic coastal town of Destin on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast - on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11am to 10pm.

Blue Highway will headline this year’s event, which also features performances by The HillBenders, Willie Sugarcapps, Run Boy Run, Moore Brothers Band, Dread Clampitt and Dismal Creek along with a special guest appearance by 16 year-old rising bluegrass star, Danielle Yother.

Tickets for the one-day festival are $45/MKAF members, $55/general admission. Children (under 12) are free. VIP tables are $750 each. They include premium seating for eight and 16 drink tickets. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/pr/newsreleases-bluegrass.htm.

Doors open at 10am. Parking is available on-site as well as at convenient satellite parking areas with free shuttle service.
For more information on how you can become a member of MKAF, gain benefits as an event sponsor, provide a donation or explore opportunities to get involved on a committee of the Board of Directors, call (850) 650-2226 or visit www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org.


{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - THE 2015 SEANGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES

After a week-long survey conducted for the Saenger Theatre in partnership with the Pensacola News Journal, the public has spoken and the results are in! The Saenger Classic Movie Series continues Saturday, September 5th at 7pm with Mel Brooks' 1974 American comedy classic "Young Frankenstein," an affectionate parody of the classic horror film genre directed by Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

Frederick is a physician lecturer at an American medical school and engaged to the tightly wound socialite Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather, the infamous mad scientist. To disassociate himself from his forebears, Frederick insists that his surname is pronounced "Fronkensteen." When he learns that he has inherited his family's estate in Transylvania after the death of his great grandfather, the Baron Beauvort von Frankenstein, Frederick travels to Europe to inspect the property. At the Transylvania train station, he is met by a hunchbacked, bulging-eyed servant named Igor (Marty Feldman) and a lovely young personal assistant named Inga (Teri Garr). Upon arrival at the estate, Frederick meets the forbidding housekeeper Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman), whose name, whenever spoken causes horses to rear up and neigh madly in fright. The supporting cast also includes Peter Boyle, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.

Every Saturday night the Saenger will feature a classic movie on one of the largest movie screens along the Gulf Coast. Movies will be shown each week at 7pm  and tickets are only $5.00 each. Tickets are on sale to the public at the Saenger Theatre Box Office only. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Saenger Classic Movie Series at a glance:

September 5        "Young Frankenstein"
September 12      "Casablanca"
September 19      "Wizard of Oz"

Individual movie sponsorships as well as series sponsorships are available. Contact Kathy Summerlin at 850-595-3882 or by email at ksummerlin@cityofpensacola.com. For more information about all of the exciting shows coming to the Saenger Theater and to register to receive event pre-sale notifications and discounts you can visit our website at www.pensacolasaenger.com.

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