LOUIS-AND-ELLA! By Trent Armand Kendall


Jacksonville, FL -Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents LOUIS-AND-ELLA! By Trent Armand Kendall, 7:00 PM, July 23 at the Hicks Auditorium/ Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch. Admission is free-of-charge. Trent Armand Kendall, writer, stars as legendary Louis Armstrong and Natasha Yvette Williams stars as Ella Fitzgerald. The musical also features Broadway vet and Jacksonville’s very own Darryl Reuben Hall, founder of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. Musical direction and accompaniment is by Darius Frowner.

HARLEM OF THE SOUTH: Duke, Ella, and Cab!, a soaring new musical celebrating the yesterday of Jacksonville will play June 16 at The Volstead, downtown Jacksonville at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 19 at the Hicks Auditorium, Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch. Enjoy the sounds of the jazzy Harlem Renaissance as icons Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Cab Calloway entertained in the South making Jacksonville one of the tour's stops. The musical with song and dance will also feature Lift Every Voice and Sing, the national Black anthem penned by Jacksonville native James Weldon Johnson.

The Volstead is located at 115 Adams St., Jacksonville, FL

HARLEM OF THE SOUTH: Duke, Ella, and Cab! is sponsored in part by the 2016 Spark Grant, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and Florida Blue.

THE DINNER, based on the infamous dinner at the White House between Booker T. Washington and President Theodore Roosevelt.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company has received generous funding support from the National 
Endowment for the Arts, Spark Grant (Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Florida Blue), Art Ventures Grant, and Division of Cultural Affairs!

Community and Educational Outreach

ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY. The Annual Performing Arts Summer Institute sponsored by the Jacksonville Journey Enhance Summer Camp 2016 /Jacksonville Children's Commission. Once again, your child will learn the basics in the Performing Arts: Dance, Voice, Theatre, and Music.  More info can be found on the Community Outreach Page. 

PARENTS, please note:
1. Email to 
 the name and age of each camper you enrolled.
2. Include your name and phone number in the email.
3. You must attach a copy of each child's report card to his/her application in order to secure a seat.

For full guidelines, additional information, and registration forms please CLICK ON THE LINKS below:

Registration Forms may be executed on site June 14-17. However, you must be prepared to make a payment of at least $20.00 to using a charge card or with a money order. No money will be collected on site. Camp Sit -5010 Cleveland Road.

AUDITIONS 100 Youth Voices
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For more information, please call Stage Aurora at (904) 765-7373 or Contact us at:


Stage Aurora’s ongoing success in Jacksonville is a direct result of our community’s support. If you have a passion for the performing arts, please consider lending your talents to one of our creative teams. We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved!


Many volunteers made our successful The NEA Big Read/ To Kill a Mockingbird a huge success!


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