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Stage Aurora hosts 7th annual JAX Black Arts Festival

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Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the 7th Annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival July 18-20. The festival will feature a variety of entertainment: Theatre, Visual Arts, Children’s activities, and Food!!! All the festivities will be held at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall inside of Gateway Town Center.

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The Festival will present (3) performances of the Broadway, Tony award-winning THE WIZ and the Aurora Youth Talent Explosion featuring some of Jacksonville’s most talented youth in dance, theatre, and voice showcasing their extraordinary gifts and talents. Among the additional Festival features are as follows:

“Oceanus Training Center Academy”
Sat., July 19, 2014    10:00 AM

“Top Chef Extravaganza”
Sat., July 19,      12:00 – 5:00 PM
PRICE: $3.00/ per plate

“Aurora Youth Talent Explosion”
Sun., July 20       3:00 PM
PRICE: $5.00/ Advance and $10.00/Door

The Wiz
:        TIMES:
Fri., July 18, 2014     7:00 PM
Sat., July 19   (Matinee)   2:00 PM
Sat., July 19        6:00 PM

LOCATION: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
      Gateway Town Center
      5188 Norwood Avenue
      Jacksonville, Florida 32208

TICKETS: $15 Advance/Door for Seniors & Students with proper I.D. and $20/ Advance and $25/Door for the General Public. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Brothers 2000 (Gateway Mall (904) 768-6004), or online at For more information please call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372 / (904) 765-7373., or visit Stage Aurora Theater online. Additional ticket outlets include Brothers 2000 (Gateway Mall).

“The Wiz” is being co-directed by Sam Brown, Alvenia Effie Derban, Joyce Petty, and Kenyada Williams. Stage Aurora Theatrical Company was founded by Darryl Reuben Hall in 2001 to produce ‘theatre that enlightens’.