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Hippodrome’s Costume Design Team Performs Double Duty at Holiday Time

Stephanie Parks is responsible for everything everyone wears in the Hipp’s productions of “Scrooge in Rouge” and “A Christmas Carol.”

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‘Exit Santa’ Imagines a World Where Saint Nick Isn’t Very Jolly Anymore

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents an original play by local playwright Robert Hugh Brown that pokes fun at just about every Christmas story ever told.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Gets Full Makeover as Hipp Continues a 42-Year Tradition

The Hippodrome Theatre’s updated version of the Charles Dickens classic comes with a new set, new director, lots of fresh faces and plenty of songs.

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For Holiday Political Incorrectness, ‘Scrooge in Rouge’ is a Must-See

The Hippodrome Theatre presents an alternate universe to ‘A Christmas Carol’ that includes gender-bending buffoonery. … Oh, and it’s a musical!

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Two Florida Artists Win Top Awards During 38th Downtown Art Festival

Judges award Best of Show honors to artists from Orlando and Crestview on the first day of the two-day show in downtown Gainesville.

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‘Ghosts on the Wall’ Puts Real Faces on Events Surrounding the Holocaust

Actors’ Warehouse presents a stark play based on letters written by Jewish parents in Nazi Germany to their son living in the United States.

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Eleanor Blair Painting Adds Colorful Flair to Downtown Festival’s Poster

The longtime Gainesville artist backtracked a few years to find just the right image to promote the 38th annual show this weekend in downtown Gainesville.

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Matheson Museum Honors Tom Petty With Its First Music-Related Exhibit

The downtown history museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, where a young Tom Petty performed long before the Heartbreakers.

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‘Florida Man’ Will Take You Places Where Few Plays Have Gone Before

Michael Presley Bobbitt’s comedy has already played off-Broadway. This week it premieres locally at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

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‘Sordid Lives’ Travels Rocky Road to Very Heart of Dysfunction Junction

Actors’ Warehouse presents Del Shores’ play that puts a comedic twist on a tale of unconditional love, acceptance and “coming out” in a Texas family.

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