Palm-Shadows_BLUE.jpg

2022-2023 SEASON

Join us for an amazing line-up of shows for the upcoming 31st season.

Performances will be held at Players by the Sea and SET Studios.

2022-2023 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

Get your Flex Passes TODAY!

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_BRIGHT-STAR_v1.jpg

BRIGHT STAR 

written and composed by

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Sept 16 - Oct 2, 2022

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

All performances at

Inspired by a real event, BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_JINGLEBELL_v1.jpg

JINGLEBELL JUKEBOX REVUE 

Created & Conceived by

Lee Hamby & Cathy Dooley

Nov 25 - Dec 11, 2022

A toe tappin', knee slappin', feel good Holiday Musical Revue for the entire family. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some of the North Pole's best performers sing & dance to your favorite festive holiday tunes. 

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_LIFESPAN_v1.jpg

LIFESPAN OF A FACT 

By Jeremy Karen, David Murrell,

and Gorden Farrell

Based on the book by

John D'Agata and Jim Fingal

Feb. 17 - March 5, 2023

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

All performances at

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_XANADU_v1.jpg

XANADU

By Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

April 14 - 30, 2023

All performances at

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. XANADU follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_BURN-THIS_v1.jpg

BURN THIS

By Lanford Wilson

June 16 - July 2, 2023

All performances at

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Robby, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As the play begins Anna is recovering from attending Robby’s funeral, comforted by her wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robby’s older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene. He has come to collect his brother’s belongings—but stays on to transform the action of the play and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings to Anna the unsettling but compelling love that, despite her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away.

ABT057-22 Season-31 Web Banners_800x400_MURDER-BALLAD_v1.jpg

MURDER BALLAD

Conceived by

Jonathan Larson and Julia Jordan

Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash

August 11 - 27, 2023

All performances at

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

A steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that undo us.

 

Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, Julia Jordan, with book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter, Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad is a steamy and fun thriller with a razor's edge.

 

Murder Ballad is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong, centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her.

106 N 6th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

PBTS-Logo-COLOR.png

All performances at