Pride and Prejudice - July 13 - July 21, 2019

Northeast Florida Conservatory Theatre



It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2019! Since we wrapped up our last production of Three’s a Family, we’ve been hard at work with enrolling new students, showcasing our students in our Spring Recital, numerous performances with our many ensembles, acting workshops, drum and guitar workshops, our first annual Yard Sale and more! As we’ve continued these services we were also met with the challenges of finding alternate locations for some of our performances. Like the one you’re sitting in now…and before I go any further, I want to personally thank Rosa Heard and the staff of Mandarin Presbyterian Church for their generosity in allowing us to use their campus for our performances of Pride and Prejudice. Thank you!


Since our facility was deemed unsuitable for performances from a city inspection, we’ve been hard at work weighing our options: spend a lot of money in construction to make the necessary adjustments or find a new home? The answer is usually more easily feasible by for-profit companies who can budget such expenses. When you’re a non-profit it’s a different picture and one we’ve worked hard to address, weighing every possible option. The Conservatory’s mission has been and will continue to be to bring the arts available to ALL in the community. There is no wavering in this as it is critical that this is available for everyone. So I am happy to report our operations will be moving to a brand new space in the new home of the Florida Ballet! All instructors, ensembles, actors and volunteers have been invited to be part of their new 30,000 square foot home located off Atlantic Blvd. This space allows for unending possibilities to fulfill our mission with numerous studios, practice and performance stages! The Florida Ballet’s vision aligns with ours and together we’ll be bringing all facets of the arts to the greater community! Look for announcements in the coming weeks for acting workshops in their new home as well as some other surprises! So much is in the works right now and I can’t wait to share them with you once they’re finalized! Stay tuned!


In the meantime, I want to thank Patty Everett and this wonderful cast and crew who have tirelessly prepared a wonderful show for you to enjoy! They are excited to perform for you and I am so grateful for each one of them! And most of all, thank YOU, for your continued support of the arts! None of this is possible without your involvement and participation. Enjoy the show and we look forward to seeing you at our next production!


Warm Regards,


Bill DiStanisloa

Executive Director