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SAVE THE DATE! Florida Rep Education is going to Atlanta in January 2023!

SAVE THE DATE!Florida Rep Education is going to Atlanta in January 2023! The Junior Theatre Festival will be held January 13 – 15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia and Florida Rep Education will be sending a team once again!Florida Rep has traveled to three Junior Theatre Festival competitions in 2019, 2020, and 2022. Each time, our team brought home…
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BWW Review: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL at Florida Repertory Theatre Now playing through May 28!by Elizabeth James May. 25, 2022       

by Elizabeth James May. 25, 2022            SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL is now playing at Florida Repertory Theatre. The production, directed by Assistant Education Director Christina DeCarlo, is one of Florida Rep Education’s Conservatory productions. The storyline follows beloved characters from the SpongeBob cartoon as they face a terrifying event. A volcano is preparing to erupt, which would destroy…
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2’s Review: “The SpongeBob Musical”

by Dave Elias  12:29 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022 Joe Dafeldecker / Florida Repertory Theatre FORT MYERS, Fla. — A lot of energy and enthusiasm is gracing the stage at Florida Rep as Theatre Conservatory Presents “The SpongeBob Musical.” The vibrant performance is based on Stephen Hillenburg’s SpongeBob Square Pants Nickelodeon cartoon and it’s filled with…
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FLORIDA REP’S SPONGEBOB MUSICAL BRINGS JOY, OPTIMISM TO BIKINI BOTTOM — AND THE PANDEMIC

May 12, 2022 Charles Runnells  Fort Myers News-Press   Nothing gets SpongeBob SquarePants down. If the cartoon character is anything, he’s a warm ray of sunshine radiating hope, joy and optimism. That’s what people love about the character — including actor Landon Maas, who plays SpongeBob in Florida Rep Education’s new “The SpongeBob Musical”. It’s a message that we…
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2’s Review: A modern spin on ‘Lord of the Flies’

Imagine your plane crashes on a deserted island along with a group of scared teenagers left to fend for themselves. Well you don’t have to do too much imagining if you attended “Lord of the Flies” which played out in the woods of the Calusa Nature Center. The production has been completely reimagined under the…
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BWW Review: LORD OF THE FLIES: THE EXPERIENCE by Florida Rep Education

Playing now at Calusa Nature Center! by Elizabeth James Feb. 17, 2022            Florida Rep Education’s Conservatory production of LORD OF THE FLIES is a new and reimagined take on the well-known story. LORD OF THE FLIES follows a group of students who have survived a plane crash and are finding their own ways to survive in…
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Local students win big at Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

January 26, 2022 Students representing Florida Rep Education, Creative Theater Workshop and Melody Lane Performing Arts Center in Fort Myers won national awards and earned other recognition at the 2022 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta. The weekend dedicated to rewarding and celebrating student-driven musical theater programs happened online and in person in Atlanta Jan. 14-16. Florida…
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Local youth troupes shine at Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta

Melody Lane Performing Arts Center, Florida Rep Education, and Creative Theater Workshop all earn high marks By CJ HADDAD – | Jan 21, 2022 Southwest Florida’s youth thespians were in the national spotlight and a major hit at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta last weekend. Local troupes Melody Lane Performing Arts Center, Florida Rep Education, and…
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2’S REVIEW: “BULLETPROOF BACKPACK” DELIVERS STARK PORTRAYAL OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Impactful, spine tingling, and significant are feelings that Bulletproof Backpack leave you with as the stage goes dark at the end of the performance. I can’t think of the last show I’ve seen that left the audience so speechless that at times you could hear a pin drop in the Florida…
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BWW Review: BULLETPROOF BACKPACK at Florida Repertory Theatre is Intensely Impactful

The world-premiere production of BULLETPROOF BACKPACK opens at Florida Repertory Theatre today, August 11. It is an intense and important piece about school shootings and the question of “what would you do?” Education Director Kody C Jones conceived and directed this show, with Broadway playwright Eric Coble writing it alongside a team of local Southwest Florida students. It…
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