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“Acting Talent, Yes. Show Offerings, No.”
Review of Players by the Sea

Players by the Sea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For over 50 years, Players by the Sea Theatre has enriched the community through excellence in live and innovative theatre. Players by the Sea presents productions that are engaging, thought--provoking, emotionally stimulating and entertaining through the extraordinary support and dedication from community volunteers - actors, directors, designers, backstage crews, carpenters, visual artists, etc. With a passion for Arts Education, Players by the Sea has an exciting Performing Arts Studio that trains students from ages 5--18 in acting, musical theatre and dance. Players by the Sea is an artistic home for anyone who wants to engage with the community through interactive and incredible storytelling.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
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“Acting Talent, Yes. Show Offerings, No.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

They do have talented actors. But management is bent on offering only off-the-wall, non-mainstream, never-been-heard-of shows. I don't mind a little of this, but it gets tedious after a while. And there's usually a reason that they've "never-been-heard-of." They usually just aren't very good. They do have a loyal, but small following, and they will likely continue to limp along. But, it just isn't very entertaining, and certainly not at the prices they charge. For me, ABET will almost always be a better choice.

Visited November 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great entertainment value”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Clearly one of the best options for great entertainment in Jacksonville. Cutting edge, high quality live theatre for a fraction of the cost of comparable choices for a night on the town

Visited December 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Players By the Sea”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I've been attending productions of Players By the Sea for more than 30 years. The local acting talent is amazing.

Visited December 2012
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Tallahassee
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108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fabulous Find”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was a fabulous find. I will go to every show every time I am at the beach! Went to see Young Frankenstein, and to my surprise, the voices were amazing, actors fab, especially Igor and the "Assistant (blonde)". The group numbers were really fun, and the acting superb. I'd give up the broadway series for this theater any day!

Visited September 2013
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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117 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“Good Little Theatre”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

One of two local amateur theaters at the beach, both dependably good, even do local authors, somewhat of a rival to the long running Alhambra dinner theatre which is a little bit inland

Visited May 2013
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