If you're like me, then you're already thinking about holiday gifts. I mean, like it or not, Starbucks is already making Pumpkin Spice lattes and Target's selling Halloween costumes. Let's face it, it's practically New Year's Day. And I don't know about you, but I don't dig spending my weekends in December elbowing my way through Bed, Bath and Beyond.
So make the most of it and get started. And get your favorite people the gift of show tickets. After all, studies have shown that what makes us happiest is not material things, but experiences. Will your mom really remember that scarf? Probably not. But she'll talk for years about the time that you took her to see Flashdance! The Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville has an interesting line-up of shows to please almost anyone on your holiday shopping list. The following is a current list of upcoming shows. Go to www.ticketmaster.com or www.jacksonville-theater.com to learn more and buy tickets.
The Broadway blockbuster, Mamma Mia!, opens October 18.
Grammy-nominate humorist, David Sedaris, opens October 28.
The Irish all-male singers, Celtic Thunder, play on one night, November 10.
Based on the 80's hit movie, Flashdance, opens December 10.
The stunning and spell-binding, Blue Man Group, opens January 21.
Puppet-wielding comedian, Jeff Dunham, opens January 24.
The heart-wrenching play, War Horse, opens February 18.
The sensational Memphis, the Musical, opens March 18.
The 50's classic hits show, Million Dollar Quartet, opens April 22.