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RED, WHITE and BLUES WEEK

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Fireworks on the Fourth of July kick off week long celebration that culminates with the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels Air Show over Pensacola Beach. Patriotic spirit and fighter jets soar in Pensacola during one of the South’s biggest Independence Day celebrations that lasts long after the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Red, White and Blues Week begins on July 4 and ends on July 11, and it is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The week attracts tens of thousands of visitors who come to witness the city’s all-American celebration that includes live music, baseball, beautiful beaches and aerial excitement the famous hometown Blue Angels provide.

Tuesday, July 7 - Bands on the Beach
Bring your beach chairs, blankets and boogie shoes to Bands on the Beach at the Pensacola Beach Gulfside Pavilion. The free outdoor summer concert series presents Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs beginning at 7pm.

Wednesday, July 8 - Breakfast with the Blues
The early bird gets the airshow on Wednesday morning. Visitors are encouraged to eat breakfast on Pensacola Beach and watch for the Blue Angels flying over at 8am. This is the first of four opportunities to see the team perform during the week. All performances are weather permitting.

Thursday, July 9 - Blue Angels Practice Show
The Blue Angels will practice for the Saturday air show at 2pm, performing their exhilarating, high-speed stunts and maneuvers over Pensacola Beach and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, July 10 - Blue Angels Dress Rehearsal
The Blues rehearse for Saturday’s air show with the military and civilian acts that also perform. The rehearsal begins at noon, and the Blue Angels fly at 2pm.

The 2015 air show line-up includes the Redline Sports Team flying RV-8 speed demons; Fat Albert, a C-130 Hercules that flies support for the Blue Angels; Gary Ward flying the MX2, an unlimited aerobatic aircraft that spins and rotates at high speeds; Kevin Coleman flying a one of a kind Extra 300SHP; and Skip Stewart flying Prometheus, a biplane that roars and races.

Saturday, July 11 - Blue Angels Air Show and evening fireworks
The official 2015 Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show begins at noon. The Blues take to the skies at 2pm.

After the Blues fly, the final patriotic celebration of the season takes place Saturday evening at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The Blue Wahoos take on the Montgomery Biscuits at 6:35pm. Once the game ends, the organization will provide a magnificent fireworks show over Pensacola Bay.


PIPPI LONGSTOCKING HITS THE STAGE AT PLT

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Come on out to Pensacola Little Theatre as Acorn Productions, a tiny little branch of Treehouse Theatre, presents Pippi Longstocking, July 11-12 and 18-19. Director Caroline Bond and Music Director Heidi Branch lead Pippi and her gang through this classic tale of a pirate’s daughter and her imaginative adventures.

Based on the favorite children’s book, Pippi is the high-spirited, warm-hearted incarnation of every child's dream of freedom and power. Dressed in strange clothes and living with her horse and pet monkey, she possesses supernatural strength and untold wealth. When Pippi is not dancing with burglars who are trying to steal the gold coins given to her by her father (a pirate who is revered as a king by a tribe of South Sea island cannibals), she is at the circus fighting the strongest man in the world, or playing tag with policemen. This uproariously funny musical starring 8-year-old Zas Pitre as the world's most popular enfant terrible will delight the whole family.

Acorn productions are the perfect first theatrical experience. Set in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom, these intimate productions encourage imagination and participation for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $12 for adults. Children 12 and under are only $6. Show times are 10:00 am and 2:30pm on Saturdays, 2:30pm on Sundays. Call the Box Office at 850-432-2042 or visit us online at PensacolaLittleTheatre.com to buy your general admission tickets today!



THE 2015 SEANGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES

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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 will begin Saturday, July 11 at 7pm with the 1950 black and white comedy, “Father of the Bride.”

When beautiful Kay Banks (Elizabeth Taylor) announces her engagement to Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor), her doting middle-class father, Stan (Spencer Tracy), must contend with a variety of problems, ranging from money issues to wedding planning difficulties. As things get hectic, Stan's wife, Ellie (Joan Bennett), tries to be the calm in the center of the storm. At the heart of the comedy, though, is Stan's emotional tie to his little girl, and his realization that she has indeed grown up.

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 (there is one Saturday exception, please see the schedule below) and tickets are only $5.00 each.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 19 at 10am 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:

July 11                “Father of the Bride”(1950)
July 18                “Jaws”
July 25                “Harvey”
August 1             “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”
August 8             “To Kill a Mockingbird”
August 15           “The King and I”
August 22           “The Birds”
August 29           *concert scheduled
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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