Our History

Our History


Originally developed as a vehicle for making the arts more accessible to students, the FSCJ Artist Series celebrates its 51st season in Jacksonville.

 debut at the local college, the FSCJ Artist Series has become the primary source for national and international professional productions in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

From Blockbuster Broadway shows to cultural programs from around the world, the FSCJ Artist Series brings quality entertainment to individuals of all ages and all tastes. Its unique blend of musical and dramatic presentations attracts one of the largest audiences in the Southeast.

Now in its 51 season, the BROADWAY SEASON brings JERSEY BOYS, followed by DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, the Jacksonville premiere of the spectacular Broadway hit KINKY BOOTS, and RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA.  The season special is the return of THE BOOK OF MORMON.

Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”
February 14 – 19, 2017

Disney’s The Little Mermaid In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric; based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical. The set design includes special aerial effects to create the underwater illusion.
March 21 - 26, 2017

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News
May 2 – 7, 2017

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes! June 13 – 18, 2017

The Book of Mormon, The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. (Contains explicit language)  January 17 – 22, 2017

The complete listing of FSCJ Artist Series season shows will feature Broadway, Off Broadway, International Dance, International Opera, Family, and the Concert & Variety Series. Performances will be held at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. With over 100 performances available, First Coast theatergoers have a myriad of opportunities to experience Jacksonville's cultural and entertainment scene.


 


The FSCJ Artist Series is a member of the Broadway League and is the Professional Cultural Arts Presenting Arm of the Florida State College at Jacksonville. Copyright 2015 FSCJ Artist Series. All Rights Reserved. Jacksonville, FL