JACKSONVILLE, FL – The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase is thrilled to announce the 2015-2016 Broadway in Jacksonville season filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites to celebrate its 50th season of presenting theater in Jacksonville. This exciting season includes:


42ND STREET - JANUARY 12 – 17, 2016  


NETworks presents
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - OCTOBER 9 -11, 2015
MAMMA MIA! - MAY 6-7, 2016


Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is hailed by the New York Times as “100 times better than any bedside story,” this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike.  The Grinch broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theaters in New York. More than 1.2 million theater-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical.  Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes along with the Grinch’s when they experience the magic of the beloved tale on stage, which features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss), from the original animated television special. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story.


The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.


Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom and now in its second year of a record-breaking North American tour, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Jacksonville. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before." This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade" - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.


It began as one man’s story … became everyone’s music … and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. Based on the 1991 Academy Award®-winning animated feature film and celebrating 20 years since its Broadway premiere in 1994, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has been seen by over 35 million people worldwide in 22 countries, and has been translated into 9 different languages.


MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!. 


Season tickets to the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2015-2016 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Chase are on sale now with four-show package prices starting at just $136!

Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week, and seating location.  A renewal brochure packet has been mailed to current FSCJ Artist Series subscribers this week, allowing them to confirm or request an upgrade to their seats. 

Current subscribers can renew by calling (904) 442-2929 or 1-888-860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm or visit www.artistseriesjax.org. Current subscribers may also mail their invoices to the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 501 W. State Street, #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

New subscribers can order their season tickets to receive priority seating!  New subscriptions may be ordered over the phone by calling (904) 442-2929 or 1-888-860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.  To order new subscriptions online, visit www.artistseriesjax.org.

Subscriber benefits include: guaranteed package pricing, premium seat locations, no waiting in line for tickets, exclusive exchange privileges, priority ticket purchases, access to other FSCJ Artist Series events, and lost ticket insurance.   

VIP Seating is available to contributors to the FSCJ Artist Series at five levels: Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron, and Donor.  Call (904) 442-2929 for additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.


Reservations for groups can be made at this time by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu.


Performances for the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2015-2016 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Chase are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00PM, Saturday afternoons at 2:00PM, and Sundays at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM for except for The Grinch, which will have earlier times for the weekend performances, and Motown the Musical which will not have a Sunday evening performance.  (All times are subject to change).  An American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf is available for the Sunday evening performance of each presentation. Please call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929 for more information.


For show photos for the FSCJ Artist Series 2015-2016 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Chase, please contact Karen Longacre at (904) 442-2935 or klongacr@fscj.edu.


As part of a multi-year partnership, Chase will be the sponsor of the FSCJ Artist Series, including the 2015-2016 Broadway in Jacksonville Season. Chase customers will receive benefits throughout the FSCJ Artist Series Season, including discounts on selected beverages and food at the Times-Union Center during Artist Series performances. 

A new Chase benefit this year for Season Subscribers using their Chase Credit Cards to purchase Friday Night Broadway Season Packages is the opportunity to participate in an exclusive post show meet and greet with the cast.* 

*conditions apply, please inquire.


To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929 or (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the FSCJ Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org


Releated News Stories:

First Coast News - Jacob Long

Jacksonville.com – Matt Pittman

Florida Times- Union - Charlie Patton


The FSCJ Artist Series has been recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.

Times-Union Center - Moran Theater
Times-Union Center - Moran Theater

Location Information

300 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


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 2017 FSCJ Artist Series. All Rights Reserved. Jacksonville, FL