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'Dog Sees God,' Margaret Cho, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,' Drew Carey and 'Jacksonville by Design'

Katya Cajas
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DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD

8 p.m. June 14-15, 19-22, 11 p.m. June 15 and 22

Players By the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach

Tickets: $20, $17 for students, military and seniors

249-0289, playersbythesea.org

Written by Bert V. Royal and directed by Bradley M. Akers, “Dog Sees God” follows main character CB as he starts to question the existence of an afterlife after his dog dies from rabies. New York Magazine said of the play, "’Dog Sees God’ doesn't feel like the same old high-school-warfare schlock. The characters — teenage and reckless — are both genuinely sympathetic and unquestionably cruel.”

 

MARGARET CHO

8 p.m. June 29

The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown

Tickets: $35, $45

355-2787, floridatheatre.com

On tour with her brand new stand-up show “Mother,” comedian Margaret Cho makes a stop in Jacksonville benefiting JASMYN and Oasis. The show offers an untraditional look at motherhood and how women are viewed in “queer culture.” Cho includes observations on race, drugs, sexuality, celebrities, culture and politics. “Ms. Cho put on a hysterically funny 90-minute set,” Bust magazine said of her performance. “It was the most explicit and painfully honest performance I’ve ever seen from her giving it 100 percent.”

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT

June 12-Aug. 4

Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside

Tickets: $38-$53

641-1212, alhambrajax.com

An Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice, “Joseph” is based on the biblical saga of a young man who wears a coat his mother made, a miasma of color and fabric. With little spoken dialogue (almost entirely sung), the play touts a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music. "It's been a long time since the Alhambra has done this show, and with our new technology, we'll be able to make it even better than folks remember it," Alhambra Managing Partner Craig Smith said on the theater’s website.

 

DREW CAREY

8 p.m. July 12, 8 and 10 p.m. July 13

The Comedy Zone in Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin

Tickets: $35, $40

292-4242, comedyzone.com

American actor, comedian and game show host (“The Price Is Right”), Drew Carey makes his way to the River City for three standup performances. Carey starred in his own ABC sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show” for nine seasons starting in 1995. He hosted an American version of the British improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” from 1998 to 2006.

 

JACKSONVILLE BY DESIGN: AIA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE

Through September

Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank

Admission: $10 adults, $8 kids ages 3-12, seniors and active military

396-6674, themosh.org

Presented by MOSH in partnership with the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, “Jacksonville by Design” presents the past 100 years of architecture in Jacksonville, from the Great Fire of 1901 to today. It’s displayed in The Loft Gallery on the museum’s third floor.

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