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Jacksonville's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Sound of Music & More

Jacksonville's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Sound of Music & More
'The Lion King,' 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' & 'The Sound of Music'
Get ready for some big-time Broadway entertainment, Jacksonville!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Jacksonville as part of the just-announced FSCJ Artist Series presents Broadway in Jacksonville 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and The Sound of Music will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include the Tony Award-winning Chicago.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


THE SOUND OF MUSIC
October 31 - November 5
The hills are alive! This brand new production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. The Sound of Music will thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev’ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December 2013, and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.


THE LION KING
January 31 - February 11, 2018
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can too, when the world's best-loved musical returns. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.


BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
April 10 - 15, 2018
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music—she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “ You’ve got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by Tony- and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, two 2014 Tony Awards and a 2015 Grammy Award.


CHICAGO
May 17 - 20, 2018
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. Featuring music and lyrics by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Now in its 20th year on Broadway, Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and the second longest-running Broadway production ever.

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